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Fight over religious objection proposals shifts to Arkansas
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- The fight over "religious freedom" proposals facing increasing criticism from businesses and advocates who call them a license to discriminate against gays and lesbians has shifted toward Arkansas, which was poised to become the second state this year to enact such a measure.... 3/31/2015 5:31 AM

A look at widely criticized Indiana law on religious freedom
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indiana lawmakers have been scrambling to control damage from a widely criticized new law that critics fear could permit discrimination against gays and lesbians. The state is among about a dozen where measures aimed at preventing government from infringing on people's religious beliefs have been introduced this year.... 3/31/2015 5:41 AM

NSA: Car smashes into police vehicle at Fort Meade; 1 dead
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) -- Two men dressed as women smashed a stolen car into a police vehicle after they disobeyed commands at the closely guarded gates of the National Security Agency on Monday, prompting police to open fire.... 3/30/2015 9:59 PM


Pharmacists' group discourages providing execution drugs
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A leading association for U.S. pharmacists adopted a policy Monday that discourages its members from providing drugs for use in lethal injections - a move that could make carrying out such executions even harder for states with the death penalty.... 3/31/2015 12:31 AM

Church van crashes into canal, killing 8 and injuring 10
FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) -- The congregants of a close-knit Haitian church gathered Monday around Nicolas Alexis, hoping to learn what happened to 18 friends and loved ones who had been expected to return that morning from a late Palm Sunday service.... 3/30/2015 10:43 PM

NYC blast probe highlights problem of stealing gas
NEW YORK (AP) -- It was a run-of-the-mill complaint - a smell of gas - with a troubling explanation: Someone had improperly tapped into a Manhattan building's gas line, and it was leaking.... 3/31/2015 4:57 AM

Violence wanes in Chicago, but fear looms over mayor's race
CHICAGO (AP) -- A few years ago, violence on Chicago streets thrust a recently elected mayor into the national spotlight as shootouts in some of the city's most troubled neighborhoods fueled nearly constant bloodshed.... 3/31/2015 5:11 AM

Tsarnaev's lawyers try to show brother in charge of bombing
BOSTON (AP) -- Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzkhokar Tsarnaev started their case by trying to show that his older brother was the driving force behind the 2013 terror attack.... 3/31/2015 5:47 AM

Key moments in death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bomber
BOSTON (AP) -- The defendant's startling admission on Day One that he did it. Tearful testimony from survivors who lost limbs. The boat. The white hat. As the prosecution rests, here's a look at some of the most compelling moments in the government's case against Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev:... 3/30/2015 5:07 PM



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