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  1. NASCAR joins in condemnation of Indiana 'intolerance' lawRead the original story w/Photo

    8 min ago | Blaze

    The macho sport of NASCAR racing last week joined the ranks of sporting organisations criticising Indiana lawmakers for supporting intolerance. NASCAR was protesting Indiana's recently enacted Religious Freedom Restoration Act which protects business owners who want to decline services to gays, lesbians and others on the basis of sexual orientation.

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  2. Indianapolis fears religious freedom law will harm local economyRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

    ... is a bill that in ordinary times would not be controversial. But these are not ordinary times," Hutchinson, a Republican, said, urging lawmakers to send him a revised measure. In Indiana , Republican Gov. Mike Pence called on lawmakers to "fix" ...

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  3. GOP's Ted Cruz says religious liberty could unite Republicans in 2016, draw some DemocratsRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Fox News

    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz says concerns about religious freedom could unite Republicans and rally conservative Democrats to the GOP in 2016. The Republican presidential candidate told an audience in Sioux City, Iowa, on Wednesday that a new Indiana law is awakening like-minded voters of various political stripes.

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  4. Arkansas Senate takes up religion bill at governor's requestRead the original story w/Photo

    12 min ago | WECT-TV Wilmington

    Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson backed away Wednesday from his promise to sign a controversial religious-objections bill, bowing to pressure from critics of the measure, including his own son and some of the state's biggest employers, who say the legislation is anti-gay. The Republican governor said he wants the Legislature either to recall the bill from his desk to amend it or pass a follow-up measure that would make the proposal more closely mirror a federal religious-freedom law.

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  5. Laine Welch: Kelp farming is cropping up as a new industryRead the original story w/Photo

    14 min ago | Anchorage Daily News

    Sea farmers can grow lots more than fish and oysters. Growing less labor-intensive underwater ocean veggies is an exploding market around the world, especially for products made from kelp.

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  6. David Letterman Gets Advice On Next Career Move From Sen. Al FrankenRead the original story w/Photo

    15 min ago | Deadline

    David Letterman sought advice from Sen. Al Franken tonight in re his concern about his home state's controversial "religious freedom" law, which has been blasted by many as an invitation for businesses to discriminate against LGBT people using religion as a cover. "I love Indiana and will probably be buried in Indiana," Letterman said.

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    17 min ago | KRVN-AM Lexington

    ... Sam Brownback plans to sign a bill allowing Kansas residents to carry concealed firearms without a permit. The Republican governor's office schedu... Trace Adkins, Alabama and Jamey Johnson are featured on a new CD/DVD set documenting the all-star ...

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  8. GOP Senator: Indiana Religious Freedom Law Is Un-American 'Bigotry'Read the original story w/Photo

    17 min ago | Mediaite.com

    There haven't been many Republicans speaking out against the controversial religious freedom law in Indiana , but Illinois Senator Mark Kirk has come out swinging against the legislation in a statement out tonight. "I strongly oppose what Governor Pence did.

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  9. Christie defends Indiana governor on religious objection lawRead the original story w/Photo

    20 min ago | Daily Herald

    Gov. Chris Christie has broken with some other potential 2016 Republican presidential contenders over an Indiana law that gives heightened protections to businesses or people objecting to providing certain services on religious grounds. The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald.

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  10. Portman campaign war chest swells to $8 millionRead the original story w/Photo

    20 min ago | The Hill

    ... money list for all senators up for reelection in 2016. In February, Portman announced the support of 500 elected Republican officials across the state.a a The list of backers includes Gov. John Kasich, House Speaker John Boehner, who represents ...

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  11. Religious freedom bill remains question as state legislature enters final dayRead the original story

    21 min ago | Athens Banner-Herald

    ... religious beliefs unless the government can prove a compelling interest. The Georgia measure stalled after a Republican lawmaker added anti-discrimination language that supporters said would "gut" the bill's protection for people motivated by ...

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  12. Carly Fiorina Reaffirms Support for Same-Sex Civil UnionsRead the original story w/Photo

    23 min ago | Bloomberg

    Late Wednesday night, Fiorina sent out a press release addressing the debate over Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act, calling the discussion "of critical importance for our country." In her statement, the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard and potential presidential candidate took the time to express her support for government benefits for same-sex couples.

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  13. Quotes of the dayRead the original story w/Photo

    27 min ago | Hot Air

    The national debate over an Indiana religious-liberties law seen as anti-gay has drawn the entire field of Republican presidential contenders into the divisive culture wars , which badly damaged Mitt Romney in 2012 and which GOP leaders eagerly sought to avoid in the 2016 race. Most top Republican presidential hopefuls this week have moved in lock step, and without pause, to support Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and his Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which has prompted protests and national calls for boycotts by major corporations "This is another case where the Iowa caucus beckons," veteran GOP strategist John Weaver said.

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  14. Fate of multiple bills now lies in the hand of Governor Nathan DealRead the original story w/Photo

    29 min ago | WTOC-TV Savannah

    It is a busy and heated week for Georgia lawmakers as the House casts their votes on the state's budget and major bills. "Our job is to get them to the governor's desk and his job is to sign," said House Representative Calvin Smyre.

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  15. Justice Dept.: No contempt charges for former IRS officialRead the original story w/Photo

    30 min ago | WTOC-TV Savannah

    The Justice Department won't seek criminal contempt charges against Lois Lerner, the former IRS official at the center of a controversy over how the agency treated conservative political groups. Ronald Machen, the outgoing U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, announced the decision in a March 31 letter to House Speaker John Boehner that was made public on Wednesday.

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  16. UN Says Nearly 1,000 Iraqis Killed by Acts of Terrorism and Violence in MarchRead the original story w/Photo

    30 min ago | KNEB-AM Scottsbluff

    These new herbicides do not have an active ingredient with a new mode of action, but they are tank mixtur... Scottsbluff swept two matches at a Gering tennis triangular Tuesday. The Cats topped the host Bulldogs 6-to1 and bested the Alliance Bulldogs 6-to-3.

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  17. Minnesota news in brief at 7:58 p.m. CDTRead the original story

    30 min ago | Washington Times

    Gov. Mark Dayton is considering a ban on state travel to Indiana after a religious freedom law there has faced sharp criticism. Opponents say the Indiana law is a thinly veiled attempt to legalize discrimination against gays and lesbians.

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  18. Second Victim of NYC Building Collapse IdentifiedRead the original story w/Photo

    31 min ago | KNEB-AM Scottsbluff

    The second victim of the East Village building explosion last week in New York City has been positively identified, New York City officials said Wednesday.Using ... -- The United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq released the latest casualty figures for March on Wednesday, showing nearly 1,000 Iraqis were killed in acts of terr... Several new herbicides have been registered for weed control in corn. These new herbicides do not have an active ingredient with a new mode of action, but they are tank mixtur... Scottsbluff swept two matches at a Gering tennis triangular Tuesday.

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  19. Kraft, Mondelez Charged with Manipulating Wheat PricesRead the original story w/Photo

    31 min ago | KNEB-AM Scottsbluff

    The second victim of the East Village building explosion last week in New York City has been positively identified, New York City officials said Wednesday.Using ... -- The United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq released the latest casualty figures for March on Wednesday, showing nearly 1,000 Iraqis were killed in acts of terr... Several new herbicides have been registered for weed control in corn. These new herbicides do not have an active ingredient with a new mode of action, but they are tank mixtur... Scottsbluff swept two matches at a Gering tennis triangular Tuesday.

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  20. Donors raise cash for Indiana pizza shop's gay marriage slapRead the original story w/Photo

    31 min ago | New York Daily News

    Online supporters donated more than $33,000 in three hours to Memories Pizza after the pie maker's controversial pledge not to cater same-sex weddings spawned a wave of criticism. The dust up began Tuesday when Memories owners Kevin and Crystal O'Conor were interviewed on the local news about their support for Indiana's polarizing religious freedom law.

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