9:14 p.m. ET: There’s a hidden cost to the new laws requiring voters to have photo ID according to the Brennan Center for Justice, a legal group which advocates for voters rights.
The center estimates that 11 percent of eligible voters in the U.S. currently do not possess the type of photo-issued government ID required by these restrictive laws. Most of those affected are minorities.
The cost lies in the fact that some people would need to travel great distances to get the ID’s while others would have to pay for the supporting documentation, effectively putting voting out of reach. Read the full Yahoo story HERE
8:53 p.m. ET: The Defense Department on Thursday announced it is allowing service members to march in uniform in a gay pride parade for the first time in U.S. history, reports the AP.
The move came only weeks after the Pentagon joined the rest of the U.S. government for the first time in marking June as gay pride month and made an official salute to gay and lesbian service members.
6:18 p.m. ET: Actor Fred Willard has been dropped from the PBS show “Market Warriors” after his arrest in Hollywood Wednesday evening. Los Angeles police said they picked him up at an adult theater, performing what was described as a lewd act.
The decision to drop Willard came less than a day after the arrest. Willard has not been tried or convicted of an offense.
3:09 p.m. ET: Dive! Dive!
“Nightline” anchor Bill Weir took a dive Wednesday off the coast of Key Largo, Fla., to reach the Aquarius Habitat, the world’s only manned underwater research station.
1:23 p.m. ET: Christopher Nolan is unfazed by conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh’s accusation that the “Batman” filmmaker’s choice of Bane as the villain of his upcoming movie was a jab at Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s former company, Bain Capital.
“I’m not sure how to address something that bizarre, to be honest. I really don’t have an answer for it. It’s a very particular comment to make,” Nolan said Wednesday at the London premiere of his final “Batman” installment, “The Dark Knight Rises.”
Nolan wasn’t the only one who was taken aback by Limbaugh’s comments. Read the full story HERE.
11:50 p.m. ET: Josh Weed is gay, a devout Mormon and “happily married” to his wife, Lolly. The couple has three young daughters together, all under the age of 7.
“I am gay, I am Mormon, I am married to a woman. I am happy every single day. My life is filled with joy. I have wonderful sex life. All of these things are true whether your mind allows you to believe them or not,” Weed wrote in a blog post to announce his sexual orientation to friends and family.
Read the story HERE and tune into “Nightline” TONIGHT to watch ABC News’ Neal Karlinsky’s full interview.
10:15 a.m. ET: Now we can add Marines serving in Afghanistan to the list of people to have covered Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe.” Seriously though, the video will put a smile on your face: