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  1. Asian shares soar in early trading on China hopes, US rallyRead the original story

    1 min ago | KTVN Reno

    Republican legislative leaders in Indiana say they are working on adding language to a new state law to make it clear that it doesn't allow discrimination against gays and lesbians. Gov. Mike Pence called off public appearances Monday and sports officials planned an "Indy Welcomes All" campaign ahead of this weekend's NCAA Final Four in Indianapolis as lawmakers scrambled to quiet the firestorm... Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has vetoed legislation requiring law enforcement agencies to keep the names of officers involved in shootings secret for two months.

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  2. Obama salutes 'hero' Boston police officer shot in faceRead the original story w/Photo

    1 min ago | SouthCoastToday.com

    A decorated Boston police officer recovering after being shot in the face by a suspect got a shout-out Monday from President Barack Obama.  Obama began his speech at the dedication of the new Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate by saluting Officer John Moynihan.  "Boston, know that Michelle and I have joined our prayers with yours these past few days for a hero - former Army Ranger and Boston Police Officer John Moynihan, who was shot in the line of duty on Friday night," the president said.  "I mention him because, last year, at the White House, the vice president and I had the chance to honor Officer Moynihan as one of America's 'Top Cops' for his bravery in the line of duty, for risking his life to save a fellow officer," he said.

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  3. 10 Things to Know for TuesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    1 min ago | KTVN Reno

    The court later found Olmert guilty of accepting bribes in a retrial of corr... . In this Monday, March 23, 2015 photo, a full-scale replica of the U.S. Senate Chamber is displayed inside the Edward M. Kennedy Institute, in Boston.

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  4. How quickly we forget, how casually we shift valuesRead the original story w/Photo

    2 min ago | OregonLive.com

    In 1990 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on a curious case from Oregon, upholding the States denial of unemployment compensation to two Native Americans who had been fired for ingesting peyote as part of their Native American Church services. To decide otherwise, it ruled, would make each person a "law unto himself."

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  5. Chicago mayor wooing Indiana businesses after RFRARead the original story w/Photo

    3 min ago | WTHR-TV Indianapolis

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has asked Indiana businesses to consider moving to Chicago after Gov. Mike Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Emanuel's office said Monday that the mayor sent letters to about a dozen businesses in Indiana.

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  6. Council approves $4.7M for police equipment improvementsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 min ago | WTHR-TV Indianapolis

    Fresh off a plan to hire up to 155 new officers, the Democrat-controlled City-County Council has now voted to better equip them. Monday night, the CCC approved Proposal 47 with bipartisan support, 24-4.

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  7. John Sununu: Obama's 'Inciting' Birthers By Planning Trip To KenyaRead the original story w/Photo

    3 min ago | Crooks and Liars

    The presidential campaign may have ended long ago, but that hasn't stopped former New Hampshire governor and Romney surrogate John Sununu from lobbing insults at President Obama. "I think his trip back to Kenya is going to create a lot of chatter and commentary amongst some of the hard right, who still don't see him as having been born in the U.S.," Sununu said on the show "America's Newsroom."

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  8. Editorials From Around OhioRead the original story

    4 min ago | TheCourier.com

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been around Washington politics long enough to know that Republicans on Capitol Hill are hoping she continues to resist turning over her private email server for review.

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  9. Washington governor: No state-funded travel to IndianaRead the original story w/Photo

    5 min ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee says he is imposing an administration-wide ban on state-funded travel to Indiana after the passage of a new law that critics say has the potential to discriminate against gays and lesbians and others based on religious beliefs. The governor's statement Monday comes a few days after Seattle Mayor Ed Murray , who is the city's first openly gay mayor, banned city-funded travel to the state.

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  10. Indiana religious freedom act: What's behind the law and the backlashRead the original story w/Photo

    6 min ago | NewsOK.com

    When Indiana approved a law designed to allow residents and business owners to use their religious beliefs as reason to deny services to some people, the conservative state braced for some fallout. But the response was quicker and harder after a campaign from critics who argued the law discriminates against gays and lesbians.

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  11. Iran talks heat up in last-hour bid to resolve 'tricky issues'Read the original story w/Photo

    16 min ago | TwinCities

    As the White House said talks on Iran's nuclear program would go "down to the wire," negotiators struggled to bridge their remaining differences in the hours before a Tuesday deadline. With the clock ticking, diplomats from the six world powers conducting the negotiations with Iran held a string of meetings that have come to resemble an endurance test in their search for a preliminary agreement.

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  12. Conservatives supporting Garcia in race for Chicago mayorRead the original story w/Photo

    23 min ago | My FOX Chicago

    And political analysts say there are some strange ones in the race for Chicago mayor, including the conservative commentators cheering on Chuy Garcia, even though they disagree with him on just about every issue. Part of the reason why is that conservatives on talk radio in the city absolutely despise Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

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  13. Maureen Dowd: Ready for 45?Read the original story w/Photo

    53 min ago | TwinCities

    At first Jeb Bush tried to distance himself from Baker distantly. He had his spokeswoman, Kristy Campbell, send an email to reporters the day after Baker -- one of his foreign policy advisers and his dad's best friend, campaign manager and secretary of state -- gave President Barack Obama some bipartisan backup on Israel.

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  14. Obama salutes 'Lion of the Senate' KennedyRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | KETV-TV

    President Barack Obama, formally dedicating on Monday an institute to the U.S. Senate and one of its legendary occupants, hailed the importance of the legislative body even while suggesting its best days have faded. Speaking at the Boston waterfront site of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, Obama claimed too many current-day senators arrive in Washington only to be corrupted by private interests and campaign money.

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  15. Indiana RetreatsRead the original story

    6 min ago | Canadian Content

    March 30 at 8:32 PM Republican lawmakers in Indiana promised Monday to amend a religious liberties bill that critics have labeled as anti-gay, bowing to protests that have rapidly spread to several other states considering similar measures. Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma said the legislature would act as soon as this week to 'clarify' the state's new Religious Freedom Restoration Act , which grants individuals and businesses legal grounds to defend themselves against claims of discrimination.

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  16. In Op-ed, Indiana Governor Claims New Law Not DiscriminatoryRead the original story w/Photo

    6 min ago | Advocate

    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has written an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal defending his state's newly passed Religious Freedom Restoration Act, saying it " is not a 'license to discriminate,' either in Indiana or elsewhere." "I abhor discrimination," the conservative Republican governor writes in the piece, published online Monday evening.

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  17. ed_okeefeRead the original story w/Photo

    6 min ago | The Washington Post

    Presumed Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Monday defended Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's decision to sign a law that grants individuals and businesses legal grounds to defend themselves against claims of discrimination. "I think Governor Pence has done the right thing," Bush said on "The Hugh Hewitt Show" .

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  18. Jeb Bush praises Mike Pence for 'religious freedom' lawRead the original story

    7 min ago | Boston Herald

    In a radio interview Monday night with Hugh Hewitt, Bush praised Indiana Gov. Mike Pence for signing the legislation into law. "I think Governor Pence has done the right thing," Bush said.

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  19. Fires in Raymond, Epping remain under investigationRead the original story w/Photo

    8 min ago | UnionLeader.com

    As Bedford mourns the loss of three local residents - including the violent death of two young girls - there will be emotions of grief and angst, said a state criminology expert.

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  20. US offer for climate treaty: Up to 28 percent emissions cutRead the original story

    11 min ago | KWWL-TV Waterloo

    Republican legislative leaders in Indiana say they are working on adding language to a new state law to make it clear that it doesn't allow discrimination against gays and lesbians. Gov. Mike Pence called off public appearances Monday and sports officials planned an "Indy Welcomes All" campaign ahead of this weekend's NCAA Final Four in Indianapolis as lawmakers scrambled to quiet the firestorm... Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has vetoed legislation requiring law enforcement agencies to keep the names of officers involved in shootings secret for two months.

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