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Indiana to clarify ‘religious freedom’ law, Georgia, N.C. bills stall

The fight over "religious freedom" proposals are facing increasing criticism from those who call them a license to discriminate.

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is pictured in an undated FBI handout photo

Tsarnaev’s lawyers try to show brother in charge of bombing

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are trying to show that his older brother was the driving force behind the 2013 terror attack.

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There’s a whiskey war being waged in Tennessee

Distillers say stiff whiskey laws are stifling the town of Trimble's boozy revival.

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U.S. ready to work past deadline for Iran nuclear deal

With a deadline hours away, negotiations over a preliminary deal on Tehran's nuclear program continue.

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10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, March 31

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

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FBI: Shooting at NSA gate at Fort Meade not related to terrorism

Officials say two men, disguised as women, tried to ram the gates of Fort Meade, where the National Security Agency is housed.

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Girl, 4, boards bus for 3 a.m. snack run

Little Annabelle Ridgeway was determined to get a slushie.

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Pentagon chief mulls easing military enlistment standards

Military officials are considering adjusting some of the requirements for certain jobs, such as those involving cyber or high-tech expertise.

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National parks call on Americans to ‘Find Your Park’

A new ad campaign aims to introduce a new, more diverse generation of millennials and children to the national parks system.

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10 FOR TODAY: Monday, March 30

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

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Prosecution rests its case against Boston Marathon bomber

Prosecutors rested their case against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev with gruesome autopsy photos of the people who died in the terror attack.

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Clock ticking on nuclear deadline

The foreign ministers seven world powers met in a final push for a preliminary nuclear accord less than two days before the deadline.

FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2014, file photo, Amanda Knox prepares to leave the set following a television interview in New York. Knox is engaged to Colin Sutherland, a musician who recently moved to Seattle from New York, a person close to the Knox family confirmed for The Associated Press. Knox’s murder conviction in the 2007 stabbing of her roommate has been reinstated by an Italian court, but the former college exchange student maintains her innocence and vows she won’t willingly go back to Italy. Both Knox and Sutherland are 27. No wedding date had been set.

Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned

Italy's highest court has overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case.

In this March 26, 2015, photo, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, center, leaves a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and other U.S. officials at a hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland. U.S. and Iranian diplomats gather at a Baroque palace in Europe, a historic nuclear agreement within reach. Over Iraq’s deserts, their militaries fight a common foe. Leaders in Washington and Tehran, capitals once a million miles from each other in ideological terms, wrestle for the first time in decades with the notion of a rapprochement.

Time for Iran to make tough decisions in nuclear talks

Six world powers and Iran move closer to a deal, but there are still major disagreements.

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Making headlines this week

A look at some of the week's biggest headlines and the stories you may have missed.

George Takei poses for a portrait at Quaker Good Energy Lodge with GenArt and the Collective , during the Sundance Film Festival, on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 in Park City, Utah.

Celebrities protest new Indiana law

Celebrities call for an Indiana boycott after the passing of a controversial law that could lead to discrimination against gay couples.

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. adjusts his glasses as he speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 24, 2015, following a policy luncheon. Reid is wearing special glasses as part of his recovery from injuries suffered in an exercise accident in January.

Senate’s Harry Reid will not seek re-election

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid says that it would be "inappropriate" for him to seek re-election.

Firefighters battle a fire at the site of a residential apartment building collapse and fire in New York City's East Village neighborhood, March 26, 2015.

New York buildings collapse in possible gas blast

Four apartment buildings in New York City caught fire from an apparent gas explosion, causing 19 injuries.

A general view shows oil tanks at the Bashneft-Ufimsky refinery plant (Bashneft - UNPZ) outside Ufa, Bashkortostan, January 29, 2015.

Oil price falls as Middle East supply fears ease

Oil prices fell more than $1 a barrel on Friday as worries receded over the Saudi Arabia-led air strikes in Yemen.

Andreas Lubitz runs the Airportrace half marathon in Hamburg in this September 13, 2009 file photo.

Germanwings pilot hid health condition

The German pilot believed to have deliberately crashed a plane in the French Alps suffered from depression, a German newspaper reported.

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Easy April Fools’ Day pranks

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Looking for a quick and easy way to pull a fast one? Check out these perfect pranks for kids, coworkers, and friends.

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Robin Williams’ image cannot be used for 25 years

Actor and comedian Robin Williams poses during a press tour promoting his new movie "License To Wed" in Santa Monica, Calif., Friday, June 15, 2007.

The "Mrs. Doubtfire" star will not appear in any form of publicity until 2039.

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Patriots owner Kraft takes stand in Aaron Hernandez trial

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Patriots owner Robert Kraft took the stand in the murder trial of former star player Aaron Hernandez.

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MLB: Cubs demote Bryant, upsets union

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Third baseman Kris Bryant was reassigned to thE minor league camp despite an outstanding spring training at the plate.

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NFL sanctions Browns, Falcons

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Fake noise and illegal text messages have landed the two teams in hot water with the league.