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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 facing a backlash from businesses and gay rights groups, saying it wasn't intended to sanction discrimination based on sexual orientation.... 4/1/2015 4:17 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 3:08 PM

Death of Getty oil heir is likely natural causes or accident
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Andrew Getty, among the heirs in a family whose name is synonymous with elite American wealth, was found dead in his Hollywood Hills home of what was most likely natural causes or an accident, authorities and family members said.... 4/1/2015 1:33 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

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 historic red-brick microbrewery and restaurant into an Arizona staple that served nearly 1 million gallons of beer last year, including its popular Kilt Lifter ale.... 4/1/2015 4:05 PM

A look at microbrewery laws being considered nationwide
Lawmakers around the country have been taking up various bills that cater to the growing microbrewery industry. Here are some of the efforts:... 4/1/2015 4:06 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

On Cuban isle once home to Americans, a look back and ahead
ISLA DE LA JUVENTUD, Cuba (AP) -- Fidelia Rodriguez looks at photos of the Smith family, the Americans who once owned the home she has lived in all her life. She lives behind the big house where the Smiths raised their children, a property now owned by the Cuban state. Her home was the servants' quarters.... 4/1/2015 5:27 AM

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



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