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Hundreds rally against Indiana law, say it's discriminatory

Hundreds of people, some carrying signs reading "no hate in our state," gathered Saturday outside the Indiana Statehouse for a boisterous rally against a new state law that opponents say could sanction discrimination against gay people.

7 shot and injured at Florida spring break house party

Seven people were injured, some critically, during an early-morning spray of gunfire Saturday at a spring break party on the Florida Panhandle, police said. An Alabama man was quickly apprehended and charged with attempted murder.

Hope dims as rescue workers search for 2 in NYC blast

Hope dimmed as emergency workers continued their search Saturday for two people still missing after an apparent gas explosion leveled three Manhattan apartment buildings and investigators worked to piece together what exactly caused the blast that injured 22.

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Internet outages reveal gaps in US broadband infrastructure

When vandals sliced a fiber-optic cable in the Arizona desert last month, they did more than time-warp thousands of people back to an era before computers, credit cards or even phones. They exposed a glaring vulnerability in the nation's Internet infrastructure: no backup systems in many places.

Gowdy: Clinton wiped email server clean, deleted all emails

Hillary Rodham Clinton wiped her email server “clean,” permanently deleting all emails from it, the Republican chairman of a House committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks said Friday.

Woman charged under new Colorado law in mom attack

The Colorado woman accused of cutting a baby from an expectant mother’s belly was charged Friday with attempted murder, assault and unlawful termination of a pregnancy — but not murder.

GOP celebrates good week on Hill, but sees challenges ahead

Republicans are looking like they’ve finally figured out how to govern.

Are the early primary states a big deal anymore?

Few states have shaped presidential politics like Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.

Lawmakers, police chiefs clash over secrecy of officer names

Arizona lawmakers thought they were doing police a favor when they passed a measure that would keep secret for two months the name of any officer involved in an on-duty shooting.

Census: Florida city tops list of fastest-growing areas

Sure, Florida’s got sunshine, beaches and palm trees.

Underground hot springs on Saturn moon? Study suggests yes

New research suggests there are hot springs bubbling beneath the icy surface of a tiny Saturn moon.

Vision quest: Curator catalogs the world’s oldest telescopes

You could say Marvin Bolt takes the long view.

Pugnacious Reid retiring, wants Schumer as Senate Dem leader

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, a pugnacious and glamour-averse tactician who united Democrats to help deliver tough victories for President Barack Obama, said Friday he’s retiring next year.

China’s ‘dancing grannies’ irk neighbors, face new rules

Along with two dozen of her fellow “dancing grannies,” 60-year-old Zhang Jinsu twirls and steps her way every night across a central Beijing plaza, sometimes gliding over the pavement like a butterfly, at other times marching with a plastic rifle.

2 exotic termites find love in Florida, worrying researchers

Two particularly hungry, exotic termite species apparently have found love halfway around the world and, as with so many other Florida hook-ups, the results are disturbing.

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Report: Diversity of New England plant life is threatened

From picturesque coastal estuaries of Cape Cod to the soaring White Mountains, much of New England’s rich native flora is fighting for survival against increasing odds, according to what conservationists call the most comprehensive accounting ever made of the region’s plant life.

US economic growth may be mild, but it’s also really durable

The U.S. economy’s tepid performance last quarter — a 2.2 percent annual growth rate — was typical of the economic rebound that began in the summer of 2009.

Thai leader: I’ll fight forced labor in fish industry

Thailand’s junta leader has vowed to take legal action against companies using forced labor, after an Associated Press investigation revealed fish caught by enslaved migrant workers was being exported from Thai ports to global markets.

Co-pilot appeared healthy, but may have hidden illness

Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appeared happy and healthy to acquaintances, but a picture emerged Friday of a man who hid evidence of an illness from his employers — including a torn-up doctor’s note that would have kept him off work the day authorities say he crashed Flight 9525 into an Alpine mountainside.

Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned by Italy high court

taly’s highest court on Friday overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend in the 2007 slaying of Knox’s roommate, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case that captivated trial-watchers on both sides of the Atlantic.

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