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Arkansas governor won't sign religious freedom bill in current state; asks lawmakers to change it

Arkansas Governor Hutchinson says he won't sign Arkansas religious freedom bill in current state, asking lawmakers to change it.  


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California issues mandatory water restrictions

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday imposed mandatory water restrictions for the first time on residents, businesses and farms, ordering cities and towns in the drought-ravaged state to reduce usage by 25%.

"This historic drought demands unpreced...

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Stanford offers free tuition for families making less than $125,000

Last week, 2,144 teenagers got the news they'd long dreamed of: they got accepted to Stanford University. The cherry on top is that Stanford also announced it was expanding financial aid.

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11 Atlanta educators convicted of racketeering

All but one of 12 defendants charged with racketeering and other crimes in the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal were convicted Wednesday.

"We've been fighting for the children in our community, particularly those children who were deprived by t...

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3 dead, 7 missing after Alps avalanche

Three people are dead and about seven others remain unaccounted for after an avalanche Wednesday in the French Alps, an official in the Hautes-Alpes prosecutor's office said.

One person was evacuated to a hospital in Grenoble, France, in "extremely se...

Sheldon Glacier, Adelaide Island, Antarctica

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Antarctica hits 63 degrees, may be a record

A high temperature of 63.5 degrees Fahrenheit might sound like a pleasant day in early spring -- unless you're in Antarctica.

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Progress, but no deal yet on Iran nuke talks

The bad news? The deadline to agree on what will be the parameters for an end-game pact on Iran's nuclear program has come and gone with no deal.

The good news? The sides are still talking.

Whether your glass is half-full or half-empty, it doesn't chan...

Asa Hutchinson


Arkansas governor: Bill needs changes

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he does not plan to sign the religious freedom bill that sits on his desk right now, instead asking state lawmakers to make changes so the bill mirrors federal law.

Kamron T. Taylor

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Convicted murderer overpowers guard, escapes

Just over a month ago, Kamron Taylor sat in an Illinois courtroom to hear a jury convict him of murder.

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Viral images show teen beaten in prison

An image of a beaten, bruised and humiliated teen went viral on social media this past week.

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Iran deal could unlock huge economic potential

No one ever said reaching a lasting agreement with Iran on its nuclear ambitions would be easy. But investors are beginning to size up the potential of an economy that has been isolated for three decades.

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