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Pence: Effort to ‘clarify’ religious objections law underway

Thousands of opponents of Indiana Senate Bill 101, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, gathered on the lawn of the Indiana State House to rally against that legislation Saturday, March 28, 2015. Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed a bill Thursday prohibiting state laws that...
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Painstaking search continues after NYC blast, but hope dims

A man distributes pastries to weary firefighters at the site of an explosion and fire in the East Village neighborhood of New York, Friday, March 27, 2015. Thursday’s inferno caused the collapse of three buildings and fire damage to a fourth, the fire department said. It...
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Decorated Boston cop in coma after being shot in face

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...
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Hundreds rally against Indiana law, say it’s discriminatory

Thousands of opponents of Indiana Senate Bill 101, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, gathered on the lawn of the Indiana State House to rally against that legislation Saturday, March 28, 2015. Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed a bill Thursday prohibiting state laws that...

7 shot and injured at Florida spring break house party

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Seven people were injured, some critically, during an early-morning spray of gunfire Saturday at a spring break party on the Florida Panhandle, police said. An Alabama man was quickly apprehended and charged with attempted murder. Multiple...
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Indiana governor: New law ‘not about discrimination’

Thousands of opponents of Indiana Senate Bill 101, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, gathered on the lawn of the Indiana State House to rally against that legislation Saturday, March 28, 2015. Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed a bill Thursday prohibiting state laws that...
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Mining for tourists? A dubious economic savior in Appalachia

Jack Looney points to an entry in an old mining company ledger at his Highland Winery in Seco, Ky., Monday, March 23, 2015. Looney’s father shopped at the old “company store,” which the son has restored and converted into a bed and breakfast to help revitalizing...
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Official: Debris from NYC blast going to secure location

A pile of debris remains at the site of a building explosion in the East Village neighborhood of New York, Friday, March 27, 2015. Nineteen people were injured, four critically, after the powerful blast and fire sent flames soaring and debris flying Thursday afternoon....

Library of Congress acquires rare trove of Civil War images

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Houston housewife who has quietly collected rare Civil War images for 50 years has sold more than 500 early photographs to the Library of Congress. The library announced the acquisition Sunday and is placing the first 77 images online. On Friday,...
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Drownings along Rio Grande spike after enforcement surge

In this Feb. 24, 2015 photo, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine agents patrol along the Rio Grande on the Texas-Mexico border near Rio Grande City, Texas. Drowning deaths have spiked since last fall as a surge of law enforcement along the Mexico border prompts...