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Fight over religious objection proposals shifts to Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The fight over religious objection 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 … Continue reading

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Fight over religious objection proposals shifts to Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The fight over religious objection 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 … Continue reading

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Indiana governor to hold press conference on religious freedom law: reports

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Indiana Governor Mike Pence to hold a press conference later on Tuesday to discuss the state’s new “religious freedom” law, according to media reports. CNN and The Daily Beast said his remarks are scheduled for 11 a.m. … Continue reading

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Indiana governor to hold press conference on religious freedom law: reports

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Indiana Governor Mike Pence to hold a press conference later on Tuesday to discuss the state’s new “religious freedom” law, according to media reports. CNN and The Daily Beast said his remarks are scheduled for 11 a.m. … Continue reading

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Vatican near deal on financial information sharing -source

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – The Vatican and Italy are close to reaching an agreement to share financial and tax information in the aim of cracking down on money-laundering and other illicit behavior, a senior Vatican official said … Continue reading

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Vatican near deal on financial information sharing -source

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – The Vatican and Italy are close to reaching an agreement to share financial and tax information in the aim of cracking down on money-laundering and other illicit behavior, a senior Vatican official said … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Indiana to clarify ‘religious freedom’ law, Georgia, N.C. bills stall

By Fiona Ortiz (Reuters) – Indiana Republicans pledged on Monday to clarify a new “religious freedom” law, while similar proposals stalled in Georgia and North Carolina after businesses and activists said such measures could be used to discriminate against gays. … Continue reading

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A look at widely criticized Indiana law on religious freedom

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers scrambled Monday 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 … Continue reading

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Pope prays for plane crash dead during Palm Sunday Mass

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis opened solemn Holy Week services with Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Square, stressing humility and remembering the dead in the Germanwings crash. At the end of Mass outside St. Peter’s Basilica for some … Continue reading

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