Indiana governor wants changes to religious-objections law
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- 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....
Religious freedom laws not used against gays in the past
NEW YORK (AP) -- 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....
Defense rests in 1st phase of Boston Marathon bombing trial
BOSTON (AP) -- Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev rested their case in his federal death penalty trial Tuesday, a day after they began presenting testimony designed to show his late older brother was the mastermind of the 2013 terror attack....
Foreign adoptions by Americans reach lowest mark since 1982
NEW YORK (AP) -- The number of foreign children adopted by U.S. parents dropped by 9 percent last year to the lowest level since 1982, according to new State Department figures....
Police: Prisoner who stole gun, fled hospital found in DC
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An inmate in a hospital for treatment after a suicide attempt overpowered a guard, took her gun, escaped and carjacked two vehicles Tuesday, setting off a frenzied search that ended nine hours later with his capture as he got off a bus in the nation's capital....
KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll Do you think Indiana's Religious Free Restoration Act is fine the way it is written or should it be clarified to make sure it isn't used by business owners to exclude gay and lesbian customers from services? <More Info>
Protests are growing against Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Supporters of the Act say it protects a person or business owner from government persecution when following their religious beliefs. But opponents say the measure gives businesses a free pass to refuse gay and lesbian customers on religious grounds.
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