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  1. Backlash builds over Indiana's religious freedom lawRead the original story w/Photo

    23 min ago | CBS News

    Surrounded by nuns, Franciscan monks and orthodox Jews, Gov. Mike Pence on Thursday signed the "Religious Freedom Restoration Act" into law. Going into effect in July, it protects the right of a person or business to follow their religious beliefs.


  2. Scoreboard Roundup - 3/28/15Read the original story w/Photo

    24 min ago | KNEB-AM Scottsbluff

    Twenty-one were injured on Saturday after a train slammed into a car at a grade crossing in Los Angeles. One of the Metro train cars derailed as a result of t... -- A German pilot who recently flew with the co-pilot accused by French prosecutors of deliberately crashing a Germanwings plane said he seemed like... Lincoln, March 26, 2015 - USDA Rural Development has launched a new website in Nebraska to enhance program accessibility and customer service.


  3. Number plates scheme could provide a licence to offend in the land of the freeRead the original story w/Photo

    25 min ago | The Independent

    Out of America: Cash-strapped states have hit on a way of making money out of drivers that may be in collision with the First Amendment The First Amendment to the US Constitution - which guarantees freedom of speech, freedom of the press and freedom of religion - is a wondrous thing indeed, of which people around the world are rightly envious. But boy, can it tie America's legal system in knots.


  4. Seattle Mayor Bans Travel to Indiana Over 'Religious Freedom'Read the original story w/Photo

    28 min ago | ABC News

    The mayor of Seattle today prohibited municipal employees from traveling to Indiana on city funds, as the backlash spread against the state's Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray's decision comes in response to the law signed Thursday by Indiana Gov. Mike Pence that allows businesses to refuse service to gays and lesbians for religious reasons.


  5. Hundreds rally against Indiana law as 'path to discrimination'Read the original story w/Photo

    29 min ago | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    Hundreds of people, some carrying signs reading ''no hate in our state,'' gathered Saturday outside the Indiana Statehouse for a boisterous rally against a new state law that opponents say could sanction discrimination against gay people. Since Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed the bill into law Thursday, Indiana has been widely criticized by businesses and organizations around the nation, as well as on social media with the hashtag #boycottindiana.


  6. First Worcester Latino Business Expo called a successRead the original story w/Photo

    29 min ago | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    Jesus Suarez' vision of the Latino business community is more than that of individual companies trying to find success. "We want to create an alliance between all the businesses," he said.


  7. Protecting faith or legalizing bias? New Indiana law has both sides in 'damage control' modeRead the original story w/Photo

    29 min ago | WAVE-TV Louisville

    Donald Hanlon has seen only pride and support from neighbors and fellow business owners since Pride, Southern Indiana's only gay and transgender bar, opened last September. "This bill is not about discrimination," Governor Mike Pence said Thursday.


  8. Check out books about horses at A.K Smiley Public LibraryRead the original story w/Photo

    29 min ago | Redlands Daily Facts

    I have always been in love with and in awe of horses since before I can remember. When other girls were getting cars for their 16th birthdays, I got a horse.


  9. Quin Hillyer: Dona t use Common Core math to count the Corea s deficienciesRead the original story

    31 min ago | The Advocate

    Now that Gov. Bobby Jindal is actually engaging the Legislature in his fight against the Common Core educational standards, it's time for a refresher course on why the standards are so misguided. First, though, there's this: Some usual Jindal allies, such as Speaker Chuck Kleckley, say they particularly object to Jindal's idea of reverting back to the testing regime of the old Louisiana Educational Assessment Program, which the state used for two decades before the state's board of education fell prey to the airy groupthink of Common Core.


  10. Va. Beach restaurant group joins oil drilling oppositionRead the original story w/Photo

    32 min ago | The Virginian-Pilot

    The city's Restaurant Association has come out against drilling for oil and gas off the coast, joining what appears to be a growing opposition in Atlantic coastal communities. In a recent letter to the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, the Virginia Beach Restaurant Association argued that an oil spill could jeopardize the city's tourism industry.


  11. TSA Agrees To Stop Racially Profiling Black Women's HairRead the original story w/Photo

    33 min ago | WCKX-FM Columbus

    After official complaints from two black women who said they were racially profiled by their "sisterlocks" hair styles, the Transportation Safety Administration on Thursday agreed to stop singling out women for screening based on the style, and says it will conduct anti-discrimination training sessions for its agents, reports Reuters. Last year, Sacramento-based neuroscientist Malaika Singleton said she was checked at Los Angeles International Airport on her way to London when TSA agents began "pulling and squeezing her hair."


  12. Thousands march in Indiana to protest law seen targeting gaysRead the original story w/Photo

    33 min ago | Yahoo!

    Thousands of people marched in Indiana's largest city on Saturday to protest a state law that supporters contend promotes religious freedom but detractors see as a covert move to support discrimination against gay people. Waving signs reading "No hate in our state" and carrying rainbow flags, a crowd of at least 2,000 people including Democratic elected officials rallied the same day that business-rating website Angie's List Inc put on hold its plans to expand its Indianapolis operation with new offices, citing the new law.


  13. USDA bans viral Arizona llamas from appearing in publicRead the original story w/Photo

    33 min ago | New York Daily News

    The trail-blazing escape artists known as Kahkneeta and Laney are prohibited from making public appearances after their owners were contacted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture with bad news. USDA officials revealed Bub Bullis and Karen Freund lacked the proper permits to show them off at public events, like the senior home show-and-tell they escaped on Feb. 26 in Sun City, Arizona.


  14. Wood pellet operations underway at Port of BRRead the original story

    33 min ago | The Advocate

    For more than a year, many westbound drivers crossing the Mississippi River on the Interstate 10 bridge connecting Baton Rouge and Port Allen may have wondered why two giant, white domes were under construction on the west bank. Last month, large trucks began filling one of the domes with tons of wood pellets.


  15. Thousands of Cormorants to be Killed: There Will be BloodRead the original story w/Photo

    34 min ago | Psychology Today

    In August 2014 I wrote an essay called " Birds and Us: Should Cormorants Be Killed to Save Salmon? " in response to Felicity Barringer's essay in the New York Times called " Taking Up Arms Where Birds Feast on Buffet of Salmon ." Ms.Barringer's essay dealt with the situation in Oregon's Columbia River where salmon living in the river were killed off due to hydroelectric dams and are now increasing in number, and double-crested cormorants, who like to eat salmon, have become aware of this and are a threat to the fish.


  16. Decorated Boston cop in coma after being shot in faceRead the original story w/Photo

    35 min ago | The Washington Post

    Investigators work near the scene of a shooting on Friday, March 27, 2015, in Boston. Boston's police commissioner says a decorated officer remains in critical condition in a medically induced coma after being shot in the face Friday night when gang unit officers stopped a car.


  17. Gov. seeks to 'clarify' Indiana 'religious freedom' lawRead the original story

    36 min ago | Central Ohio

    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, scorched by a fast-spreading political firestorm, said Saturday that he will support the introduction of legislation to "clarify" that the state's controversial "religious freedom" law does not promote discrimination against gays and lesbians. "I support religious liberty, and I support this law," Pence said in an interview with The Indianapolis Star .


  18. Psychological tests for pilots can never prevent crashes, say expertsRead the original story w/Photo

    36 min ago | South China Morning Post

    German and Spanish police officers at a memorial for the victims of the Germanwings plane crash in Le Vernet. Photo: AFP Every day pilots assume responsibility for hundreds of lives.


  19. EditorialsShow veterans that you stand with themShow veterans that...Read the original story

    37 min ago | Daily World

    Show veterans that you stand with them Civilians, too, have promises to keep, just like the men and women who wear military uniforms. Check out this story on Eleven tragic deaths this month that included a Louisiana National Guard pilot, his crew and passengers reminded us anew about the risks and dangers inherent in military service.


  20. Iranian Defector: 'U.S. Negotiating Team Mainly There to Speak...Read the original story

    37 min ago | Memeorandum

    Pro-Hassan Rouhani Iranian editor defects while covering nuclear talks in Lausanne - Amir Hossein Motaghi says he no longer sees any "sense" in his profession as he could only write as he was told - A close media aide to Hassan Rouhani, the Iranian president, has sought political asylum