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Michigan State, Duke Join Kentucky, Wisconsin In The Men’s Final Four

By Becky Sullivan on March 29th, 2015 | Last updated: March 29, 2015 at 8:04 pm

A missed free throw sent Michigan State-Louisville to overtime, where the Cardinals couldn’t hang on. Gonzaga hung with Duke but couldn’t quite keep up.

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Iran, West Said To Be Closing Gap On Nuke Deal As Deadline Looms

By Scott Neuman on March 29th, 2015 | Last updated: March 29, 2015 at 11:03 pm

The two sides are reportedly close to a deal ahead of a Tuesday deadline, but diplomatic sources caution that an agreement could still fall apart. Shipping uranium to Russia is a point of contention.

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Arab League Approves Idea Of Ground Forces For Regional Security

By Scott Neuman on March 29th, 2015 | Last updated: March 29, 2015 at 2:03 pm

The 22-member body agreed in principle to the military force that could be rapidly deployed to regional trouble spots.

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Dozens Killed In Nigerian Election Violence As Polling Continues

By Scott Neuman on March 29th, 2015 | Last updated: March 29, 2015 at 11:03 am

Boko Haram extremists are being blamed for more than 40 deaths, including one lawmaker, as balloting continues in a closely-fought presidential elections.

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At Palm Sunday Mass, Pope Remembers Germanwings Crash Victims

By Scott Neuman on March 29th, 2015 | Last updated: March 29, 2015 at 10:04 am

Francis noted that schoolchildren were aboard the aircraft thought to have been deliberately crashed by its co-pilot. The pontiff also paid tribute to “martyrs” killed for their faith.

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Indiana Governor: Lawmakers To ‘Clarify’ Anti-Gay Law

By Scott Neuman on March 29th, 2015 | Last updated: March 29, 2015 at 12:03 pm

Mike Pence, who signed the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act last week, says he didn’t anticipate the level of hostility the law has engendered.

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Kentucky Is Now Just Two Games Away From Perfect Season

By Becky Sullivan on March 28th, 2015 | Last updated: March 29, 2015 at 7:03 pm

It was down to two final free throws, but the Wildcats finally overcame Notre Dame’s upset bid in a 68-66 win. They’ll go on to face the Wisconsin Badgers in a rematch from last year’s Final Four.

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British Fraudster Walks Out Of Jail Using Forged Bail Letter

By Scott Neuman on March 28th, 2015 | Last updated: March 28, 2015 at 5:04 pm

The man, who was serving time for a $2.7 million fraud, simply showed guards the letter and walked free. He later changed his mind and turned himself back in to authorities.

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Indiana’s ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill Sparks Firestorm Of Controversy

By Scott Neuman on March 28th, 2015 | Last updated: March 29, 2015 at 8:04 am

When Gov. Mike Pence signed a law that allows his state’s businesses to refuse to serve same-sex couples, he could hardly have anticipated the dramatic backlash he’s received.

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Arab Airstrikes Against Yemen Reportedly Could Continue For Months

By Scott Neuman on March 28th, 2015 | Last updated: March 28, 2015 at 3:05 pm

At a summit in Egypt, the embattled Yemeni President Abed Raboo Mansour Hadi also described Houthi rebels as “puppets of Iran.”

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