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What you need to know about Indiana's 'religious freedom' law

Here’s a roundup of the reaction across the USA to Indiana’s ‘religious freedom’ law.

      
 

 

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Backlash over Indiana's religious freedom law heats up

Celebrities, CEOs and athletes are expressing outrage over Indiana’s new religious freedom law. They say it opens the door to discrimination against the LGBT community.

      
 

 

Tenn. may not have chemicals it needs for executions

Pharmacists association will take a vote Monday on opposing their participation in lethal injections.

      
 

 

Ohio school district, police join to battle pot farm

A proposed pot farm is a contradiction to decades of anti-drug student programs, say officials.

      
 

 

Body recovered from NYC building explosion

Nineteen people were injured in the collapse. One man remains missing.

      
 

 

$20B project building highways in the sky using GPS

The FAA’s NextGen project uses GPS and better flight computers to precisely track planes.

      
 

 

Today in History for March 29th

Highlights of this day in history: Julius and Ethel Rosenberg convicted of Cold War espionage; Lt. William Calley, Jr. convicted in the Vietnam War’s My Lai massacre; U.S. troops leave South Vietnam; Attorney Johnnie Cochran dies. (March 29)

      
 

 

Gov. seeks to 'clarify' Indiana 'religious freedom' law

Gov. Mike Pence said he expects the legislation to be introduced this coming week.

      
 

 

2 remain missing after deadly NYC blast

Investigators focus on “inappropriate accessing” of the gas line to one of three buildings destroyed by the disaster.

      
 

 

Search continues for at least 2 after NYC blast

Emergency workers are searching for at least two people still missing after an apparent gas line explosion leveled three apartment buildings as investigators piece together what exactly caused the blast that injured 22.

      
 

 

Raw: Amanda Knox grateful for saga's end

Amanda Knox says she’s “incredibly grateful” that Italy’s highest court overturned her murder conviction in the slaying of her roommate, Meredith Kercher, in Perugia, Italy, in 2007.

      
 

 

Astronaut Kelly launches on record-setting trip

Twin brother will undergo same tests to compare effects of living in space.

      
 

 

3 men convicted of murder freed after nearly 20 years

A judge ruled a prosecutor suppressed witness statements, opening the way for a new trial.

      
 

 

Blast, fire erupt in NYC's East Village; 19 hurt

Four hospitalized in critical condition after possible gas explosion, officials say

      
 

 

Ole Miss chancellor reportedly rejects 2-year deal

Contracts for university heads usually last for four years.

      
 

 

Review: Cartel funded sex parties of DEA agents

Mishandling of allegations of loud parties, prostitutes and harassment are cited in Justice report.

      
 

 

Review: Cartel funded DEA agent sex parties

Mishandling of allegations of loud parties, prostitutes, harassment cited in Justice report .

      
 

 

Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves prison for halfway house

Former congressman released from federal prison after two years.

      
 

 

Wis. trooper was on his first day solo when fatally shot

Wis. trooper’s pursuit of bank-robbery suspect ‘textbook’ before shooting.

      
 

 

Vote to oust Ole Miss chancellor roils community

College board says it won’t renew Dan Jones’ contract when it expires in September.