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CEOs, NCAA "Deeply Concerned" Over New Indiana Law

Just days before the highly anticipated Final Four men's basketball tournament tips off in the NCAA's home city of Indianapolis, the organization's president told NBC News that he is "deeply concerned" over Indiana's controversial new "religious freedom" law, which critics say could be used to justify anti-gay discrimination. "Our core values are built around notions of diversity and inclusion," Mark Emmert said. "And anything that might create an environment within which we can't maximize those values is something that we take very, very seriously." The CEOs of nine major Indiana-based companies — including pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly and Co. and Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield — wrote a letter to Pence and other state leaders, saying they were concerned for "the reputation of our state" and their employees. Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy banned state-sponsored travel to Indiana over the legislation, and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel tried wooing Indiana businesses to his city. Read »
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Monday, Mar 30, 2015 at 8:19 AM

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Monday, Mar 30, 2015 at 7:29 AM

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Monday, Mar 30, 2015 at 3:17 AM

Ex-Israeli Prime Minister Found Guilty of Corruption

Monday, Mar 30, 2015 at 4:40 AM

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Sunday, Mar 29, 2015 at 7:06 PM

Tunisia Museum Attack Suspect Killed Overnight

Sunday, Mar 29, 2015 at 6:54 PM

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Sunday, Mar 29, 2015 at 2:42 PM

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Indiana Gov. Defends Religious Freedom Law

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Sunday continued to try to counteract the deluge of criticism against a controversial law aimed at protecting people's religious freedoms, saying it was not intended to make it easier for them to discriminate against same-sex couples, NBC News reported. "There's been shameless rhetoric about my state and about this law and its intention all over the Internet," Pence said on ABC's "This Week." "We are determined to make it clear that what Indiana has done here is strengthen the foundation and the constitutional First Amendment religious rights of our people." The new measure prohibits legislation that "substantially burdens" a person's ability to follow his or her religious beliefs. Opponents argue the law could give legal cover to businesses that refuse service to members of the LGBT community. Read »
Monday, Mar 30, 2015 at 4:37 AM

Iran Rejects Key Demand as Nuclear Talks Deadline Looms

Sunday, Mar 29, 2015 at 6:38 AM

"No Room for Terrorists": Thousands Rally in Tunisia

Sunday, Mar 29, 2015 at 4:31 AM

Arab League Agrees to Form Joint Military Force

Leaders of the 12-nation Arab League on Sunday agreed to create a joint military force to respond to threats in the Middle East, NBC News reported. The announcement comes amid an escalating political crisis and military conflict in Yemen, where a Saudi-led multinational coalition has already started launching airstrikes and ground assaults against Shi'ite Houthi rebels. Yemeni diplomats and officials have fled the country as the rebels neared the city of Aden. "We recognize the clear challenges in the Arab world and the need to take measures to combat them," said Nabil al Araby, the chairman of the Arab League. "It was evident when Yemen was falling, which necessitated Arab action, effective internationally, after exhausting all possibilities to reach a peaceful solution to the Houthi coup." Read »

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