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Indiana governor defends religious freedom law
Mar 29, 2015   05:30 PM  1 hour ago  Reuters: Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Indiana Governor Mike Pence on Sunday defended a new state law that opponents worry may support discrimination against gay people, saying he had no plans to add extra protections but would consider new suggestions …

Former HP CEO Fiorina puts chances of presidential bid over 90 percent
Mar 29, 2015   04:29 PM  2 hours ago  Reuters: Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former Hewlett-Packard Co Chief Executive Carly Fiorina said on Sunday the chances she would run for the U.S. presidency in 2016 were “higher than 90 percent” and that she would announce her plans in late April to …

Indiana governor: ‘absolutely not’ a mistake to sign religious freedom bill
Mar 29, 2015   02:27 PM  4 hours ago  Reuters: Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Indiana Governor Mike Pence on Sunday said it was “absolutely not” a mistake to sign the state law that supporters contend promotes religious freedom but detractors see as a covert move to support discrimination ag…

Former HP CEO Fiorina: chances of presidential bid ‘higher than 90 percent’
Mar 29, 2015   01:48 PM  5 hours ago  Reuters: Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former Hewlett-Packard Co Chief Executive Carly Fiorina on Sunday said the chances of her running for U.S. presidency were “very high” and she would announce her plans in late April-early May.

U.S. Senator Rubio could announce White House bid April 13: report
Mar 28, 2015   04:49 PM  1 day ago  Reuters: Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio is likely to make an announcement on his bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination on April 13 in Miami, according to a local news report.

Arkansas Senate passes religion bill seen as targeting gays
Mar 28, 2015   04:06 AM  1 day ago  Reuters: Politics
(Reuters) – The Arkansas Senate overwhelmingly approved on Friday a Republican-backed bill whose authors say is intended to protect religious freedoms but critics contend could allow businesses to refuse service to gay people.

CNN

Some in Bergdahl’s platoon undercut his emerging defense
Mar 29, 2015   06:37 PM  48 minutes ago  CNN.com – Politics

Gov. Mike Pence: Indiana ‘not going to change’ anti-LGBT law
Mar 29, 2015   06:22 PM  1 hour ago  CNN.com – Politics

People REALLY ready for Warren
Mar 29, 2015   04:58 PM  2 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics

These people are REALLY ready for Warren
Mar 29, 2015   04:55 PM  2 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics

Poll: Bush popular in GOP
Mar 29, 2015   04:25 PM  3 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
Jeb Bush has the most support among Republicans, but several other 2016 contenders have room to grow in the eyes of primary voters, according to a new CBS News/New York Times poll.

There people are REALLY ready for Warren
Mar 29, 2015   04:12 PM  3 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics

Washington Post

Obama golfs in Florida with energy and business titans
Mar 29, 2015   06:31 PM  55 minutes ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
PALM CITY, Fla. — President Obama escaped the persistent cold spell in Washington this weekend with a private golf retreat here in Florida, where his cadre of partners on the green included notable sports personalities and prominent busi…

The Fix: Why the backlash against Indiana and not other states with similar laws? Timing.
Mar 29, 2015   06:01 PM  1 hour ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
Gov. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) can’t seem to figure out why his state has been the focus of condemnation and boycotts after having passed a version of “religious freedom” legislation that already exists in 19 other states. Pointing out those s…

The Fix: Why the backlash against Indiana and not other states with similar laws? Timing.
Mar 29, 2015   06:01 PM  1 hour ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
Gov. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) can’t seem to figure out why his state has been the focus of condemnation and boycotts after having passed a version of “religious freedom” legislation that already exists in 19 other states. Pointing out those s…

Saudi ambassador: Conflict in Yemen is not a proxy war with Iran
Mar 29, 2015   05:35 PM  1 hour ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
Adel al-Jubeir, the Saudi ambassador to the United States, on Sunday denied that the growing sectarian conflict in Yemen represents a proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran.“This is a war to protect the people of Yemen and defend its le…

White House hits back after Boehner’s criticism of Middle East stance
Mar 29, 2015   04:34 PM  2 hours ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
White House press secretary Josh Earnest defended President Obama’s Middle East policy on Sunday, saying the administration is working to achieve its goals with international partners and limited U.S. military involvement.Read full artic…

10 Senate races considered most likely to switch parties in 2016
Mar 29, 2015   04:29 PM  2 hours ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
It’s easy to conclude that Democrats are actually in better shape to hold the Nevada seat in 2016 after Sen. Harry Reid’s decision, announced Friday, not to run for another term.Reid, after all, had rarely won his races by anything but t…

Reuters

Body found at New York City building explosion site: NY1
Mar 29, 2015   06:44 PM  41 minutes ago  Reuters: U.S.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A body was found on Sunday at the site of a gas explosion that destroyed four New York City apartment buildings and injured 19 people, NY1 local television reported.

Famed New York roller coaster strands riders on opening day
Mar 29, 2015   06:41 PM  44 minutes ago  Reuters: U.S.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Dozens of people celebrating opening day with a free roller coaster ride at New York’s Coney Island amusement park on Sunday were forced to walk down the steep ride when its cars got stuck near the summit, police said.

Indiana governor defends religious freedom law
Mar 29, 2015   05:30 PM  1 hour ago  Reuters: U.S.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Indiana Governor Mike Pence on Sunday defended a new state law that opponents worry may support discrimination against gay people, saying he had no plans to add extra protections but would consider new suggestions …

Pennsylvania girl, 4, rides bus alone in search of slushie, shocks passengers
Mar 29, 2015   03:42 PM  3 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
(Reuters) – A 4-year-old Pennsylvania girl surprised a driver and passengers when she boarded a public bus alone in the middle of the night on a quest for a sugary slushy, transportation officials said on Sunday.

Indiana governor: ‘absolutely not’ a mistake to sign religious freedom bill
Mar 29, 2015   02:27 PM  4 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Indiana Governor Mike Pence on Sunday said it was “absolutely not” a mistake to sign the state law that supporters contend promotes religious freedom but detractors see as a covert move to support discrimination ag…

Utility found ‘hazardous situation’ in gas link before New York blast
Mar 29, 2015   04:16 AM  15 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Utility workers dispatched in August to one of three buildings destroyed in an explosion and fire in Manhattan last week found dangerous gas line connections that created a “hazardous situation,” a Con Edison spokesm…

CNN

Italian court overturns murder conviction
Mar 28, 2015   07:26 PM  23 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
A tearful Amanda Knox said she is glad to have her life back after an eight-year legal drama. Knox had been facing 28½ years in prison.

Atheists open up: What they want you to know
Mar 28, 2015   07:24 PM  1 day ago  CNN.com – U.S.
Many Americans are leaving their faith behind. While fewer than 3% consider themselves atheists, about 20% of Americans don’t identify with any religion, according to a Pew Study.

Confessions of a black atheist
Mar 28, 2015   07:24 PM  1 day ago  CNN.com – U.S.
I am atheist — and I am black.

Indiana religious freedom law: What does it mean?
Mar 28, 2015   07:23 PM  1 day ago  CNN.com – U.S.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has stirred up controversy by signing a “religious freedom” bill. Critics say it could be used as a pretext to discriminate on the basis of religion. The governor denies that. FULL STORY

Frat says racist chant was taught at leadership event
Mar 28, 2015   07:21 PM  1 day ago  CNN.com – U.S.
The national office of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity changed its tune.

Hernandez fiancée says she was told to remove box
Mar 28, 2015   07:20 PM  1 day ago  CNN.com – U.S.
The fiancee of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez said at a hearing Friday that she was asked to conceal a box and take it out of her Massachusetts home after the murder of Odin Lloyd in 2013.

MSNBC

‘Shameless’: Indiana Gov. Slams Critics of Religious Freedom Law
Mar 29, 2015   06:33 PM  52 minutes ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
“This is not about discrimination. This is about empowering people to confront government overreach,” Pence said Sunday.

Iconic Cyclone Rollercoaster Gets Stuck on Opening Day
Mar 29, 2015   06:24 PM  1 hour ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
The Coney Island Cyclone gave passengers a scare Sunday when it got stuck on its first run of the season, forcing riders to climb down by foot.

‘Shameless’: Indiana Gov. Defends Controversial Religion Freedom Law
Mar 29, 2015   05:47 PM  1 hour ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
“This is not about discrimination. This is about empowering people to confront government overreach,” Pence said Sunday.

Drought: ‘Bathtub’ Ring Grows as Lake Powell Recedes
Mar 29, 2015   04:19 PM  3 hours ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
The man-made lake is at risk of recording its lowest level since its creation.

Off-Duty Police Officer Shot, Killed in Home
Mar 29, 2015   03:50 PM  3 hours ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
Darby Borough Police Chief Robert Smythe says one of his officers was shot at about 4:30 p.m. Saturday in his Magnolia Street home in Darby Township.

Rutgers Student Found Naked, Pacing After Stabbing
Mar 29, 2015   03:50 PM  3 hours ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
Authorities say they found large quantities of cash and drugs while investigating a stabbing that involved two Rutgers University students.

Fox News

Authorities: Body found in rubble 3 days after apparent gas explosion in Manhattan
Mar 29, 2015   06:38 PM  47 minutes ago  FOXNews.com
Police say a body has been discovered in the rubble of an apparent gas explosion that leveled three buildings in Manhattan’s East Village.

Visitors take selfies at NYC building explosion site
Mar 29, 2015   06:30 PM  56 minutes ago  FOXNews.com
Self-absorbed jerks are treating the East Village gas-explosion site like a tourist attraction, shooting grinning selfies of themselves even as rescuers search for life in the ruins where two bodies might still be buried.

Cyclone roller-coaster stalls in season-opening run at Coney Island
Mar 29, 2015   05:39 PM  1 hour ago  FOXNews.com
Coney Island’s Cyclone roller-coaster opened for the season Sunday morning and gave its first riders a real fright — but for the wrong reason.

Debris from NYC blast going to secure location to be examined for remains
Mar 29, 2015   05:08 PM  2 hours ago  FOXNews.com
Some debris from an explosion and fire in Manhattan’s East Village is being taken to a secure site where it will be examined again for any human remains.

Body found at New York City building explosion site, police say
Mar 29, 2015   05:08 PM  2 hours ago  FOXNews.com
A body was found Sunday at the site of a building explosion last week in Manhattan’s East Village, police said. 

Wounded veteran’s custom-made golf clubs stolen in Virginia
Mar 29, 2015   04:57 PM  2 hours ago  FOXNews.com
A retired Marine shot in the face by a sniper during a tour in Iraq is facing another enemy at home: the thief who stole his custom-made golf clubs. 

Reuters

French PM says far-right gains show lasting upheaval of politics
Mar 29, 2015   06:27 PM  58 minutes ago  Reuters: World News
PARIS (Reuters) – The French far-right National Front’s gains in local elections on Sunday are a sign of lasting upheaval in the French political landscape, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said.

Egypt lists top Brotherhood leader, 17 others as terrorists: state media
Mar 29, 2015   06:17 PM  1 hour ago  Reuters: World News
CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s public prosecutor has listed the Muslim Brotherhood’s leader and 17 other top members of the group as terrorists, state media said on Sunday, part of a sustained crackdown by the authorities on Islamists.

Sarkozy leads French local election, far-right makes voting gains: exit poll
Mar 29, 2015   06:11 PM  1 hour ago  Reuters: World News
PARIS (Reuters) – Ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy’s conservative UMP party and its allies led in the second and final round of French local elections on Sunday, a BFMTV exit poll by pollsters CSA showed.

Fighting and air strikes across Yemen, dialogue remains distant
Mar 29, 2015   06:05 PM  1 hour ago  Reuters: World News
ADEN (Reuters) – Yemeni fighters loyal to the Saudi-backed President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi clashed with Iranian-allied Houthi fighters on Sunday in downtown Aden, the absent leader’s last major foothold in the country.

Iran, powers explore nuclear compromises, Israel alarmed
Mar 29, 2015   06:00 PM  1 hour ago  Reuters: World News
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) – Iran and six world powers tried to break an impasse in nuclear negotiations on Sunday, but officials cautioned that attempts to reach a preliminary deal by a deadline in two days could yet fall apart.

Afghan MP survives targeted suicide attack in Kabul that kills three others
Mar 29, 2015   05:59 PM  1 hour ago  Reuters: World News
KABUL (Reuters) – An Afghan member of parliament survived a targeted suicide attack in Kabul on Sunday but three people including a child were killed and eight others injured, police and government sources said.

CNN

Investigators seek clues on co-pilot’s background
Mar 28, 2015   06:07 PM  1 day ago  CNN.com – World
Investigators are working to piece together the secret life of Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, who officials say was hiding an illness from his employers.

Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned
Mar 28, 2015   06:02 PM  1 day ago  CNN.com – World
A tearful Amanda Knox said she is glad to have her life back after an eight-year legal drama that gripped the United States, Britain and Italy.

Arab Spring: Revolutions bring more unrest
Mar 28, 2015   06:00 PM  1 day ago  CNN.com – World
It wasn’t supposed to turn out like this.

Why Bergdahl left his unit
Mar 28, 2015   05:52 PM  1 day ago  CNN.com – World
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl told the military he left his unit in eastern Afghanistan in July 2009 intending to walk to the nearest U.S. military outpost to report wrongdoing, believing he could not trust his own commanders to deal with his conce…

U.S. Navy rescues 2 Saudi pilots
Mar 28, 2015   05:46 PM  1 day ago  CNN.com – World
The U.S. Navy rescued two Saudi Arabia air force pilots from the Gulf of Aden, a U.S. military official said Friday.

Somalia hotel siege” 20 killed
Mar 28, 2015   05:46 PM  1 day ago  CNN.com – World
A siege that started with gunmen detonating a bomb and spraying bullets in a hotel in Somalia ended Saturday with at least 20 people dead, authorities said.

MSNBC

Americans gear up to help Philippines
Nov 12, 2013   12:38 AM  1 year ago  MSNBC.com: World News
From military veterans and U.S. troops to grassroots Filipino-American organizations, people across the country geared up to do what they could to help after one of largest storms ever barreled through the Philippines over the weekend an…

Video: Hundreds attend 99-year-old UK veteran’s funeral
Nov 12, 2013   12:15 AM  1 year ago  MSNBC.com: World News
A veteran of the RAF during World War II, Harold Jellicoe Percival’s funeral was attended by hundreds of Britons even though they never knew him. An ad in a local paper encouraged attendees, because he had no living family members. NBC’s…

Video: Typhoon’s winds stronger than Hurricane Katrina
Nov 12, 2013   12:09 AM  1 year ago  MSNBC.com: World News
Typhoon Haiyan may be among the biggest ever recorded, peaking at more than 200 mph with a 20-foot storm surge. NBC’s Tom Costello reports. (Nightly News)

Video: Tacloban residents struggle without food, water
Nov 11, 2013   11:54 PM  1 year ago  MSNBC.com: World News
The Philippine city of Tacloban is ground zero in an area completely wiped out by the fast-moving, ferocious typhoon. People are desperate for aid, and have no access to food, shelter or water. NBC’s Harry Smith reports. (Nightly News)

Doctors haunted by typhoon victims they couldn’t help
Nov 11, 2013   11:53 PM  1 year ago  MSNBC.com: World News
TACLOBAN, Philippines — Days after the super-typhoon Haiyan roared ashore here and laid waste to the Philippine island of Leyte, the roads remain blocked, the airports closed, the ferries aren’t running — and a public health crisis is un…

Typhoon pushed the limits — bigger storms ahead
Nov 11, 2013   11:05 PM  1 year ago  MSNBC.com: World News
Experts say Typhoon Haiyan was about as strong as it could theoretically get when it swept through the Philippines, but storm intensity limits are on the rise.

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