• Kentucky argues gay marriage ban not biased

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Steve Beshear's administration is arguing in a brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court that Kentucky's ban on gay marriage isn't discriminatory because it bars both gay and straight people from same-sex unions.

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  • Chris Rock Keeps Taking Photos of Cops Stopping Him

    Some of Chris Rock's best comedic routines have been about how police officers interact with black men. Like the best comedians, Rock speaks from personal experience. It's not the first time Rock's been stopped by police and taken photos of those encounters. In total, Monday marked the third time…

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  • New research says Anne Frank likely died a month earlier

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Teenage Jewish diarist Anne Frank likely died of typhus in a Nazi concentration camp about a month earlier than previously thought, the Amsterdam museum that honors her memory said Tuesday on the 70th anniversary of the officially recognized date of her death.

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  • Missing U.C. Berkeley student was killed in weekend car accident

    A University of California, Berkeley student reported missing over the weekend after a fraternity party at another campus was identified on Monday as the person struck and killed by a car in Los Angeles early on Saturday, police said on Monday. Eloi Vasquez, a 19-year old freshman on the men's…

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  • Mother charged with murdering toddler son in NYC bathroom

    (Reuters) - A mother was charged with murder after she locked herself in the bathroom of a New York City restaurant on Monday with her one-year-old son, who was later pronounced dead, police said. Latisha Fisher, 35, entered the bathroom with her child, Gavriel Ortiz-Fisher, at 5 Boro Burger in…

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    Indiana's religious freedom bill controversy (24 photos)

    Gov. Mike Pence called off public appearances Monday and sports officials planned an "Indy Welcomes All" campaign ahead of this weekend's NCAA Final Four in Indianapolis as lawmakers scrambled to quiet the firestorm over a new law that has much of the country portraying Indiana as a state of…

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  • How Netflix plans to fix one of the biggest problems with its business

    We all love Netflix but Netflix here in the United States is different from Netflix in Australia and Netflix in Sweden. The reason for this is that Netflix has different deals to distribute content in different countries, which means movies and shows that might be available in the U.S. aren’t…

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  • Parents of dead student sue Clemson University, fraternity

    By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - The parents of a 19-year-old Clemson University student who died last year after falling from a highway bridge during a pre-dawn fraternity run sued the university, the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and three of its members for $50 million on Monday.…

    Reuters
  • China closes 66 'illegal' golf courses

    China's Communist rulers have turned against the exclusive sport of golf with the government saying nearly 70 "illegal" courses have been closed, seemingly enforcing a decade-old ban for the first time. The announcement by the ministry of land and resources comes amid a high-profile anti-graft…

    AFP
  • Former Putin allies question his political course

    MOSCOW (AP) — As Russian President Vladimir Putin marks 15 years since he was first elected, his former long-term allies are questioning his political course and warning of the economic consequences of his aggressive foreign policy.

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  • Malaysian fish seller to hang for killing 2 British students

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian court on Tuesday sentenced a fish seller to death for killing two British medical students last year on Borneo island.

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    Photos of the day - March 31, 2015 (22 photos)

    Georgia Ball Keely, 4, holds still as a Danaus Chrysippus or 'plain tiger' butterfly lands on her nose during a media opportunity at the Natural History Museum in London; Secretary of State John Kerry, looks through a window of the hotel during a break after a meeting during a new round of Nuclear…

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  • Where Retirees Want to Live Now

    According to a recent study sponsored by Merrill Lynch, by age 61, most people finally feel free to live where they want to live, rather than live where they have to live because they need to commute to work or have family obligations. According to a U.S. Census Bureau update released last week,…

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  • Grisly testimony at Boston bombing trial as prosecutors rest

    US prosecutors rested their case Monday in the trial of Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev after gruesome testimony about the death of the youngest victim left some jurors in tears. Defense attorneys then began calling witnesses, trying to minimize the role of the 21-year-old Tsarnaev -- who…

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  • Nigeria's Buhari wins historic election landslide

    By Tim Cocks and Alexis Akwagyiram ABUJA (Reuters) - Three decades after seizing power in a military coup, Muhammadu Buhari became the first Nigerian to oust a president through the ballot box, putting him in charge of Africa's biggest economy and one of its most turbulent democracies. President…

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  • Aaron Hernandez Fiancee Cites Infidelity, Says She Dumped Box Prosecutors Believe May Have Held Murder Weapon

    Aaron Hernandez told his fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins, to "remove a box" from the basement of the home they shared near the murder scene, Jenkins told a jury today.

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  • Questionable tweets by new 'Daily Show' host Noah draw fire

    NEW YORK (AP) — A day after Trevor Noah was declared the new host of "The Daily Show," complete with the blessing of the exiting Jon Stewart, graphic tweets targeting women, Jews and Middle America are causing a social media backlash.

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  • US admiral says China 'creating a great wall of sand' in sea

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — China is "creating a great wall of sand" through land reclamation in the South China Sea, causing serious concerns about its territorial intentions, the commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet said Tuesday.

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  • Man charged in death of toddler found in backpack in creek

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man suspected in the death of a 1-year-old Maryland boy found inside a backpack in a central Ohio creek was charged with murder Monday after the toddler's mother agreed to cooperate with prosecutors.

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