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    Indiana governor wants changes to religious-objections law

    INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Tuesday that he wants legislation on his desk by the end of the week to clarify that the state’s new religious-freedom law does not allow discrimination against gays and lesbians. Pence defended the measure…

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    Pharmacist group says members shouldn’t aid in executions

    SAN DIEGO | In a move that could heighten the hurdles faced by states attempting to execute prisoners, a leading association for U.S. pharmacists has officially discouraged its members from providing drugs for use in lethal injections. The policy adopted by…

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    Pennsylvania college expels 3 for racist radio broadcast

    HARRISBURG, Pa. | A private Pennsylvania college expelled three students over a campus radio broadcast in which they made racist comments and used a slur. Bucknell University president John Bravman met with about 1,000 students and staff about the matter on…

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    Defense rests in 1st phase of Boston Marathon bombing trial

    BOSTON | Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzkokhar Tsarnaev rested their case in his federal death penalty trial Tuesday after presenting a brief case aimed at showing his late older brother was the mastermind of the 2013 terror attack. The defense…

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    Religious freedom laws not used against gays in the past

    NEW YORK | Religious freedom laws like the one causing an uproar in Indiana have never been successfully used to defend discrimination against gays — and have rarely been used at all, legal experts say. However, past may not be prologue…




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