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  • 5 things to know about how Obama 'evolved' his support of same-sex marriage
    5 things to know about how Obama 'evolved' his support of same-sex marriage

    For years, when asked about his position on same-sex marriage, President Obama would say that it was "evolving." How that evolution occurred and the insiders and outsiders who helped to push it along are addressed in an in-depth article from journalist Jo Becker in Wednesday's New York Times Magazine.

  • A look at the NBA playoff picture
    A look at the NBA playoff picture

    A look at where things stand in the NBA playoff picture, with one day remaining in the regular season:

  • Pope struggles to keep fellow Latin Americans in Catholic fold: Poll

    Despite a high-profile first year as the head of the Vatican, Pope Francis has not been able to stem the tide of fellow Latin Americans turning away from Catholicism and toward Evangelicalism, or secularism in more prosperous countries. The number of Roman Catholics in Latin America, a historical stronghold, dropped to 67 percent in 2013, from 80 percent in 1995, a survey by Chile-based pollster Latinobarometro showed on Wednesday. "In the recent data we don't see an impact in the number of Catholics following the arrival of Pope Francis at the head of the Church," Latinobarometro said, but added it was still too early to fully gauge the impact of the Argentine Pope elected in March of last year. Around 78 percent of Catholic Latin Americans said they trusted the Church last year, up from 69 percent in 2011, although the jump in confidence for Evangelical Christians was even higher.

  • Clashes at mass eviction in Rome as crisis bites
    Clashes at mass eviction in Rome as crisis bites

    Riot police dragged away some 350 squatter families from abandoned offices in Rome amid violent clashes on Wednesday -- the latest in a rising tide of forced evictions in Italy fuelled by the economic crisis. Several people were injured as police used truncheons to break through a large group of protesters outside the building, where squatters had barricaded themselves in and taken to the roof. "They clubbed us wildly, it was brutal," Cristiano Armati, a member of the Coordinamento association which had helped occupy the building, told AFP by telephone from hospital. Rome city council said around 90 properties in the city are currently occupied by squatters.

  • Toyota Camry gets a top-to-bottom makeover
    Toyota Camry gets a top-to-bottom makeover

    NEW YORK (AP) — Shaken by the advances of newer, sportier rivals, the Toyota Camry is trying to shed its vanilla reputation.

  • Study: Diabetic heart attacks and strokes falling
    Study: Diabetic heart attacks and strokes falling

    NEW YORK (AP) — In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting.

  • Ford to offer 50th anniversary Mustang
    Ford to offer 50th anniversary Mustang

    NEW YORK (AP) — Ford is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Mustang with a limited-edition model and a display atop the Empire State Building.

  • Psychiatric evaluation ordered for man charged in Boston bomb hoax
    Psychiatric evaluation ordered for man charged in Boston bomb hoax

    A Boston man who was arrested on Tuesday for walking through the finish area of the Boston Marathon hooded and carrying a black backpack was formally charged on Wednesday with a bomb hoax and ordered to undergo psychiatric evaluation, officials said. The man, 25-year-old Kevin Edson, was arraigned on charges including making a false bomb threat and possession of a hoax device after telling police officers that he was carrying a "rice cooker," prompting the evacuation of a crowded downtown street that hours earlier had been the site of a memorial for the victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. In that attack, homemade pressure cooker bombs left in backpacks near the finish line killed three people and injured 264.

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