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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 30, 2015 at 12:03 pm

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

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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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Amid Violence, Nigerians Go To The Polls To Choose A President

By Scott Neuman on March 28th, 2015 | Last updated: March 29, 2015 at 10:04 am

Incumbent Goodluck Jonathan faces off against former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari in what is being described as the closest contest in the history of the West African country.

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Pilot Who Downed Airliner Vowed ‘To Do Something’ To Be Remembered

By Scott Neuman on March 28th, 2015 | Last updated: March 28, 2015 at 3:04 pm

Andreas Lubitz is believed to have locked the pilot of the Germanwings Flight 4U 9524 out of the cockpit before deliberately putting the aircraft into a fatal descent.

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