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Indianapolis Star calls for law protecting gays, lesbians
The Indianapolis Star is urging Indiana lawmakers in a front-page editorial to respond to widespread criticism of a new religious objections law by protecting the rights of gays and lesbians.
Woman charged with stabbing boyfriend after salsa argument
A northeast Ohio woman has been charged with felonious assault for allegedly stabbing her boyfriend after yelling at him for eating all of the couple's salsa.
3 of 4 critically injured in NYC blast leave hospital
New York City's mayor says three of the four people critically injured in the East Village fire and explosion have been released from the hospital.
2nd suspect in court in case of child cuffed to porch
A former child welfare supervisor in North Carolina is expected to enter a plea in the case of an 11-year-old boy found chained to the front porch of her home with a dead chicken around his neck.
Police search for armed prisoner after hospital escape
Police in northern Virginia have locked down a hospital and closed area roads while they search for a prisoner they say is armed and dangerous after he escaped custody.
Distillers: Stiff whiskey law stifles town's boozy revival
Booze, bikes and rock 'n' roll: That's the plan for economic development in the northwestern Tennessee town of Trimble that's home to about 600 people.
Questions remain in officer-involved shooting at NSA
The warnings are strong and security is tight, but most drivers are versed in the routine as thousands of employees and contractors stream through the gates of the National Security Agency.
Man charged in death of toddler found in backpack in creek
A man suspected in the death of a 1-year-old Maryland boy found inside a backpack in a central Ohio creek has been indicted on murder and other charges after the toddler's mother agreed to cooperate with prosecutors.
Falling headstone kills man, 74, at Pennsylvania cemetery
A Pennsylvania man is dead after a headstone fell on him while he and his wife were decorating a relative's grave for Easter.
Jailed ex-New Orleans mayor gets more time for appeal briefs
Federal public defenders have been granted more time to work on the appeal for former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, who is serving a 10-year sentence for corruption.
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