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  1. Arkansas follows Indiana into 'religious freedom' fightRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor

    Indiana was the focus of harsh news this week when Gov. Mike Pence signed a "religious freedom" act and much of the business and political world erupted in criticism. Those opposed to the law, which allows businesses to refuse service to potential customers and clients on religious grounds, say it's a clear shot at the LGBT community - in particular those advocating or wanting to participate in same-sex marriage.

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  2. In brief: Nigeria's voting extended as millions choose new presidentRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Erie Times News

    Nigeria has extended voting to today after problems occurred as millions turned out Saturday to vote in a presidential election that analysts said is too close to call between President Goodluck Jonathan and former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari. The polling will continue today in some areas where new machines were not reading voters' biometric cards, said Kayode Idowu, spokesman of the Independent National Electoral Commission.

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  3. Angie's List Stops Major Project in Indianapolis Over New Anti-LGBT Discrimination LawRead the original story

    11 hrs ago | PressReleasePoint

    The so-called "Religious Freedom Restoration Act" -- signed into law by Indiana Governor Mike Pence despite protests from corporations and civil rights leaders -- has been widely condemned over concerns that it will allow individuals to use religion as an excuse to discriminate against LGBT people and other minorities. "We are putting the 'Ford Building Project' on hold until we fully understand the implications of the freedom restoration act on our employees, both current and future," said Angie's List CEO Bill Oesterle in a press release.

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  4. Indiana Officials Look to Stem Fallout From Religious Objections LawRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | News Max

    The heat over Indiana's new religious objections law has spread across social media and to the White House as many local officials and business groups around the state tried to jump in and stem the fallout. Use of the hashtag #boycottindiana spread across Twitter, spurred on by activists such as "Star Trek" actor George Takei, who argued that the measure opens the door to legalized discrimination against gay people.

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  5. Not Yet Dead: Pressure Mounts To Resist Georgia's 'Religious Liberty' BillRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | ThinkProgress

    Despite initial optimism that Georgia's discriminatory "Religious Freedom Restoration Act" had been sufficiently halted in committee on Thursday, activists worry that it could still be revived during the last week of the legislative session. The House Judicial Committee could restore SB 129 to its pre-amended form and advance it, or the RFRA could be tacked onto another pending bill.

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  6. Nation/WorldIndiana officials look to stem religious objections falloutRead the original story

    17 hrs ago | Chicago Sun-Times

    The heat over Indiana's new religious objections law spread Friday across social media and to the White House as many local officials and business groups around the state tried to jump in and stem the fallout. Use of the hashtag #boycottindiana spread across Twitter, spurred on by activists such as "Star Trek" actor George Takei, who argued that the measure opens the door to legalized discrimination against gay people.

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  7. Indiana officials look to stem religious objections fallout Page 2 of ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The San Diego Union-Tribune

    A window sign on a downtown Indianapolis florist, Wednesday, March 25, 2015, shows it's objection to the Religious Freedom bill passed by the Indiana legislature. Organizers of a major gamers' convention and a large church gathering say they're considering moving events from Indianapolis over a bill that critics say could legalize discrimination against gays.

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  8. 'Star Trek' star George Takei calls for Indiana boycottRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WLWT-TV Cincinnati

    The heat over Indiana's new religious objections law spread Friday across social media and to the White House as many local officials and business groups around the state tried to jump in and stem the fallout. Use of the hashtag #boycottindiana spread across Twitter, spurred on by activists such as "Star Trek" actor George Takei, who argued that the measure opens the door to legalized discrimination against gay people.

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  9. Religious-protection bill passed by Arkansas SenateRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | NWAonline

    A bill that would strengthen religious freedom protections in Arkansas passed the state Senate on Friday despite two senators changing their votes after supporting it in committee and a gay-rights group warning of economic consequences if it becomes law. HB1228's lead sponsor, state Rep. Bob Ballinger, R-Hindsville, has said the bill will shift Arkansas to a strict scrutiny standard, which makes it more difficult to infringe on religious rights.

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  10. Apple CEO Calls on Gov. Hutchinson to Veto Anti-LGBT Discriminatory BillRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | FOX16

    Today, Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, decried Indiana's new anti-LGBT law allowing individuals to use religion as an excuse to discriminate against LGBT people and other minorities while calling on Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson to veto a similar bill being sent to his desk. Cook tweeted: "Apple is open for everyone.

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  11. Arkansas Senate Passes Discriminatory 'Religious Freedom' Bill,...Read the original story

    Friday | Towleroad

    An Indiana-style bill allowing individuals to discriminate based on religious beliefs has just passed the Arkansas Senate. Arkansas Online reports the bill first heads back to the House to consider amendments added on the Senate side before heading to Gov. Asa Hutchinson's desk.

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  12. Citizens First Congress calls on Arkansans to sign petition urging veto of HB 1228Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Arkansas Times

    The Arkansas Public Policy Panel and Citizens First Congress are circulating a petition asking Gov. Asa Hutchinson to veto HB 1228 , the bill that would allow acts of discrimination in the name of religious freedom. HB 1228 passed the Senate this morning, as David Koon reported earlier , and now heads to the governor's desk.

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  13. Lone debate Thursday in Green Bay mayoral raceRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    On Thursday night, incumbent mayor Jim Schmitt and city council president Tom De Wane discussed their views on the current state of Green Bay. "You talk to other municipalities and they think we're a joke that we would turn away these types of projects and people are talking, why go to Green Bay?" De Wane said, according to FOX 11. "He's voted for 90 percent of the things I've proposed, so I think the city works well together," said Schmitt.

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  14. Wage Battle BeginsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Colorado Statesman

    Democrats this week began what is likely to be a multi-year effort to persuade fellow lawmakers and the public to support a hike in the minimum wage. Monday, supporters held a rally on the west steps of the state Capitol, with a crowd numbering well over 250, to show support for two measures scheduled for hearing later that day.

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  15. Hannover House and Medallion Soar Under Universal Music Group Structured Business ModelRead the original story

    Friday | DVDCreation Reviews

    With Tom Sims directing sales into national accounts, the UMG video group rapidly grew to over per year and into one of UMG's most profitable divisions. Now at Hannover House, Inc. and managing the newly launched Medallion Releasing, Inc. sales venture, is poised to strike gold yet again.

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    Friday | KXVO

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  17. Hutchinson says he would sign religious protection billRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Log Cabin Democrat

    Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Thursday he would sign into law a religious protection measure that opponents have said amounts to a license to discriminate against gays and lesbians in the state. The Republican governor said he supports the latest version of a bill prohibiting state and local government from infringing upon someone's religious beliefs without a "compelling government interest."

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  18. Pansies bloom in the coldest spring chillsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Mike will appear at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 19, at the Leesburg Flower & Garden Festival . Ray writes: "I'm having difficulty locating corn gluten meal this year here in Northern Virginia, and I know it is very near time to lay it down.

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  19. Arkansas governor says he'd sign religious protection billRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Star-Telegram.com

    Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Thursday he would sign into law a religious protection measure that opponents have said amounts to a license to discriminate against gays and lesbians in the state. The Republican governor said he supports the latest version of a bill prohibiting state and local government from infringing upon someone's religious beliefs without a "compelling government interest." 13 comments

  20. Acts to raise minimum wage get mixed testimonyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | Herald Gazette

    In total, there are eight proposals to increase the minimum wage in the 127th legislative session. The state's minimum wage was last raised to $7.50 an hour in 2009, and the federal minimum wage stands at $7.25 an hour, although President Barack Obama is pushing for a hike to $10.10 an hour.

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