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-Firestorm Over Indiana’s Religious Liberty Bill

(Indiana State House) The national media was in a firestorm and a feeding frenzy this last weekend over Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act or RFRA which was signed into law last week by Gov. Mike Pence. It was mostly ignorant disinformation since Indiana’s bill merely mirrors the 1993 federal law signed by President Clinton and […]

UK and Norway to Lay World’s Longest Subsea Power Cable

The UK and Norway are to construct the world’s longest subsea power cable which will transmit enough hydro-power to supply 750,000 British homes. Norwegian firm Statnett and the UK’s National Grid signed the €2 billion deal yesterday,...Show More Summary

Nats Journal: Nationals trade Jerry Blevins to the Mets for Matt den Dekker, sign Reed Johnson

The Nationals traded left-handed reliever Jerry Blevins to the Mets on Monday in exchange for 27-year-old outfielder Matt den Dekker, plucking from a surplus of left-handed relievers to gain outfield depth that has become increasingly necessary as injuries have slowed projected starting outfielders and bench options.Read full article >>

Gay rights and religion in Indiana

When Gov. Mike Pence signed the state's Religious Freedom Restoration Act last week, he probably didn't expect Indiana to become the center of a national firestorm. But that's what happened. Groups and companies that fear mistreatment of gays and lesbians roundly denounced the measure and...

A whole bunch of famous people are shredding Indiana for its 'odious' new 'religious freedom' law

An extremely wide range of critics are slamming Indiana for its controversial new "religious freedom" legislation. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) touched off a national firestorm last week when he signed the new bill, which aims to protect religious Hoosiers from being forced to act against their beliefs. Show More Summary

Mike Pence Gets Very Uncomfortable When Asked If He Supports Antigay Discrimination, Can’t Answer The Question

18 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Last week, Indiana Governor Mike Pence ended his chances of ever being elected to national office when he quietly signed into law a draconian measure that grants business owners the right to discriminate against gays and lesbians in the name of “religious freedom.” Naturally, this didn’t go over so well with the general public, other politicians, business owners, […]

Pending home sales give hopeful sign for U.S. housing market

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Contracts to purchase previously owned U.S. homes rose to their highest level in 1-1/2 years in February, a sign the lackluster recovery in the U.S. housing market could be accelerating. The National Association of Realtors on Monday said its pending home sales index rose 3.1 percent last month. Show More Summary

France’s Acheter-Louer Announces Partnership with SNPI

Already a partner of the leading real estate networks, Acheter-Louer.fr has announced the signing of a strategic agreement with the SNPI (Premier Syndicat Francais de l'Immobilier or National Union of Real Estate Professionals).

French PM says far-right gains show lasting upheaval of politics

PARIS (Reuters) - The French far-right National Front's gains in local elections on Sunday are a sign of lasting upheaval in the French political landscape, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said.

Arab Nations to Form Joint Military Force

Arab League member nations formally announced an agreement today to form a joint military force. While details of how such a force would actually operate remain thin, the agreement is a telling sign of a new determination among Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and their allies to intervene aggressively in regional hotspots,...

Haji Wright, a Rising 17-Year-Old American, Is Said to Join the Cosmos

The Cosmos are expected to formally announce the signing of Wright, a star for the United States’ under-17 national team, as early as Monday.

Let the Boycotts Begin: Salesforce and NCAA Slam Indiana for Passing Anti-LGBT Law

Many have condemned Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R)’s decision to sign into law a “religious freedom” bill that could lead to anti-LGBT discrimination. The cloud computing company Salesforce and the National College Athletic Association have both condemned Indiana Gov. Show More Summary

Let the boycotts begin: Salesforce and NCAA slam Indiana for passing anti-LGBT law

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The cloud computing company Salesforce and the National College Athletic Association have both condemned Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R)’s decision to sign into law a “religious freedom” bill that many rights advocates say could lead to anti-LGBT discrimination. After Gov. Pence...

NCAA to Re-evaluate Relationship With Indiana in Wake of 'License to Discriminate' Law

4 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

NCAA President Mark Emmert released a statement today following Indiana Governor Mike Pence's signing of SB101, which allows businesses to discriminate against LGBT people based on religious beliefs. Said Emmert: "The NCAA national office and our members are deeply committed...

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff makes good on a threat to Indiana over controversial 'anti-gay' legislation

On Thursday, the Indiana governor signed into law one of the most controversial bills in the nation, a law that could shield business owners from facing legal consequences if they refuse to serve members of the LGBT community. Supporters...Show More Summary

A Week Before Indiana Final Four, NCAA Is "Concerned" About State's LGBT Discrimination Law

Indiana governor Mike Pence signed a law Thursday which permits businesses to refuse service to gay and lesbian customers. A number of national groups have already threatened to move planned events outside the state of Indiana as a result,...Show More Summary

Mike Pence signs religious freedom bill

It is really a freakin shame when the nation has deteriorated to the point where it is a) necessary to pass a law guaranteeing free exercise of religion and b) where it is controversial to do so. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Thursday signed...Show More Summary

Steve Chapman: Ted Cruz and the Born-Again GOP

4 days agoNews : Reason

President Dwight Eisenhower signed the bill making "In God We Trust" the nation's official motto, but his approach to religion was not excessive in its rigor. "Our form of government has no sense unless it is founded in a deeply felt...Show More Summary

Utah “Compromise” to Protect LGBT Citizens From Discrimination Is No Model for the Nation

Last week, Utah’s governor signed a historic bill that extends state antidiscrimination protection to LGBT people in housing and employment. The law will extend needed protection to tens of thousands of Utah’s citizens. Remarkably, this has happened in a state with a Republican legislature and a Republican governor. Show More Summary

Tsipras, Merkel display goodwill, little sign of debt progress

BERLIN (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and German Chancellor Angela Merkel put on a public display of mutual goodwill on Monday, appealing to Greeks and Germans to set aside recrimination and national stereotypes and work for a better European future.

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