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    Arkansas House approves religious freedom measure similar to Indiana’s

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson now has to decide if he wants Mike Pence’s headache. The Arkansas House on Tuesday approved a religious freedom measure that mirrors the one Pence signed into law in Indiana — sparking outrage from businesses, sports organizations and popular culture figures who said it opened the door to discrimination against gays and lesbians. Hutchinson, a Republican in his first year in office, said Monday that he’d sign the measure — but that was when […]

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    Walmart CEO urges Arkansas governor to veto new ‘religious freedom law’

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Walmart’s CEO is standing up against a religious freedom law that just landed on the governor’s desk in Arkansas, home to the company’s headquarters. It’s similar to the law Indiana adopted last week, which sparked outrage from those who say it opens the door for discrimination against gays and lesbians. Walmart CEO Doug McMillon asked Gov. Asa Hutchinson to veto the bill, which was approved by the Arkansas House on Tuesday. The company is headquartered in […]

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    Researchers say Anne Frank died earlier than previously thought

    (CNN) — Seventy years ago, Anne Frank died of typhus in a Nazi concentration camp at the age of 15. Just two weeks after her supposed death on March 31, 1945, the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp where she had been imprisoned was liberated — the timing showed how close the Jewish diarist had been to surviving the Holocaust. But new research released by the Anne Frank House shows that the Anne and her older sister, Margot Frank died at least a […]

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    Iraqi leader on ISIS battle in Tikrit: “The enemy has been defeated”

    (CNN) — The Iraqi Prime Minister arrived triumphant Wednesday in the northern city of Tikrit, newly liberated a year after it was first attacked by the ISIS terrorist group. Haider al-Abadi, who is also Iraq’s top military commander, said Tuesday on Iraqiya TV that the city was under the control of Iraqi forces. ISIS, which set upon the city in March 2014, had taken control of it last June. Iraqi forces continued to clean out pockets of resistance Wednesday, said […]

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    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence pledges to “fix” state’s controversial religious freedom law

    (CNN) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence pledged Tuesday to “fix” Indiana’s controversial “religious freedom” law to clarify that it does not condone discrimination against gays and lesbians. In a news conference Tuesday morning, he asked state legislators to pass a fix this week. Watch it LIVE here. “It would be helpful to move legislation this week that makes it clear that this law does not give businesses a right to deny services to anyone,” Pence said.  “We’ll fix this and we’ll […]

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    Eight killed in Florida church van crash

    A van with 18 people inside ran a stop sign, crossed a four-lane highway and plunged into a shallow water-filled ditch. Eight people died. Ten others, including a 4-year-old child, were injured, according to police.

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    Air Canada jet makes ‘hard landing’ in Nova Scotia

    (CNN) – An Air Canada jet came off the runway during its landing early Sunday at an airport in the eastern city of Halifax, officials said. “It was a hard landing, and the aircraft left the runway,” said Peter Spurway, a spokesman for Halifax Stanfield International Airport in Nova Scotia, where the plane landed. No major injuries have been reported from the incident, and all of those on board were able to get off the plane. But Air Canada said in […]

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    Yemen faces the potential threat of ground attacks

    Sanaa, Yemen (CNN) – Oversized military trucks painted in desert beige hauled tanks in the same camouflage color down a dark highway late Saturday past glowing billboards in the Saudi Arabian town of Jazan. With the border with Yemen little more than 20 miles away, the trucks captured on a video distributed by the news agency Reuters also carried a message: Suggestions of a ground incursion into Yemen, which is in the throws of a Houthi rebel uprising, may be more […]

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    Studies show eating cereal fiber can help reduce risk for diabetes

    (CNN) – There’s good news for those of you who wake up to a bowl of cereal every morning, especially if your go-to choice is high in fiber. Hidden in that favorite box may be a prize better than a plastic toy. It just might hold the key to a longer life, according to a new study. No, this study wasn’t done by Snap, Crackle or Pop. Tony the Tiger was not involved in the making of this research. How to […]

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    Prosecutors: Germanwings co-pilot had ‘existing illness,’ medical leave note for day of crash

    DUSSELDORF, Germany — Documents found in the apartment of Germanwings Flight 9525 co-pilot Andreas Lubitz “indicate an existing illness as well as adequate medical treatment thereof,” the Dusseldorf public prosecutor’s office said Friday. The fact Lubitz appears to have ripped up recent medical leave notes “leads to the preliminary conclusion that the deceased kept his illness secret from his employer and his professional environment.” Authorities found medical notes for Lubitz in a waste bin in his apartment in Dusseldorf, Germany, […]

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    No murder charge in case of baby cut from womb, lawmaker calls death ‘act of God’

    A former nurse’s aide will not face murder charges for allegedly cutting and removing an unborn baby from the mother’s womb, Boulder County, Colorado, prosecutor Stanley Garnett said Thursday. The mother, Michelle Wilkins, answered a Craigslist ad for baby clothes on March 18. When she arrived at the purported seller’s home in Longmont, she was attacked, beaten, cut open and her fetus was removed. The baby did not survive. Wilkins was treated at a hospital and later released. The alleged […]

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    7 big changes coming to Facebook

    NEW YORK — Get ready for more big changes to Facebook. The social media company announced several new products and features that will launch on its platform soon — all are designed to make it easier for you to communicate with people and businesses. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other executives debuted the slew of platform enhancements during F8, the company’s developer conference, on Wednesday. Here’s what’s coming: 1. Spherical videos on your News Feed and Oculus VR headset (if […]


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