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US gives threatened status to northern long-eared bat
DETROIT (AP) -- The federal government said Wednesday that it is listing the northern long-eared bat as threatened, giving new protections to a species that has been nearly wiped out in some areas by the spread of a fungal disease.... 4/1/2015 6:06 PM

Arkansas governor urges changes to religious objection bill
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday called for changes to a religious-objection measure that provoked a backlash from businesses and gay-rights groups, saying it was not intended to sanction discrimination based on sexual orientation.... 4/1/2015 5:53 PM

Driver killed at NSA identified as transgender, friend says
BALTIMORE (AP) -- The driver killed in a violent confrontation at a National Security Agency gate identified as transgender and was a sex worker in Baltimore, according to a friend.... 4/1/2015 5:25 PM

Crystal Cathedral megachurch founder Robert Schuller ailing
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- The Rev. Robert H. Schuller, the Southern California televangelist who founded the world-famous Crystal Cathedral megachurch, is ailing and could be in his final days, his daughter said Wednesday.... 4/1/2015 5:51 PM

Rocky first year for the new GED and other equivalency tests
CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (AP) -- The number of people taking high school equivalency exams in the U.S. plummeted - and the percentage who passed fell, too - in the year after a revamped, Common Core-inspired GED was introduced along with two new competing tests.... 4/1/2015 3:26 PM

Adoptee from South Korea faces deportation from US
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- More than three decades ago, a 3-year-old South Korean boy and his sister flew to the U.S. to become the adopted children of American citizens, but their life together didn't last long.... 4/1/2015 4:04 PM

Engineers create boot-like device to make walking easier
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Engineers have come up with a motor-free device to make walking more efficient and easier - something scientists once thought couldn't be done.... 4/1/2015 5:03 PM

States rewrite microbrew laws as demand for craft beer grows
PHOENIX (AP) -- Four Peaks Brewing Co. has grown over the last two decades from a microbrewery and restaurant in a historic red brick building into an Arizona staple that served nearly 1 million gallons of beer last year, including its popular Kilt Lifter ale.... 4/1/2015 5:45 PM

New Jersey school cancels Common as commencement speaker
UNION, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey's Kean University has cancelled hip-hop artist Common as commencement speaker after police voiced concerns over a song about a woman convicted of killing a police officer who fled to Cuba.... 4/1/2015 1:57 PM

In Etan Patz case, defense focuses on the other suspect
NEW YORK (AP) -- An enigmatic figure looms over the trial of a man who confessed to killing Etan Patz: the former suspect who some still believe is behind the disappearance of the 6-year-old on May 25, 1979.... 4/1/2015 1:44 PM

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