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Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana said Tuesday that he had asked lawmakers to change the state’s religious freedom law to make it clear that businesses cannot discriminate against gays and lesbians.Richard Pérez-Peña
He was 53 inches tall and weighed 69 pounds, the medical examiner testified. Prosecutors showed jurors the shredded, blood-stained shirts, pants, and shoes the boy wore on April 15, 2013, the day of the Boston Marathon bombings.Milton J. Valencia
After 28 days of hearings, testimony by scores of witnesses and the presentation of reams of documentary evidence, a high-profile inquiry into the death of Alexander V. Litvinenko, a former KGB officer poisoned with radioactive polonium 210, drew toward a close Monday.Alan Cowell
The typical flier might wonder why an airport would promote its designation as the world’s busiest. Images of long lines, crowded concourses and auxiliary parking lots in the next area code could be evoked.MIKE TIERNEY
When employees at a Burger King in this city between Frankfurt and Cologne heard that one of their former co-workers had been aboard the Germanwings flight that crashed in the French Alps last week, they prepared a condolence card for the family.Jack Ewing
Researchers have found Jupiter-scale gas giants orbiting binary stars and estimate that Earth-like planets orbiting binary stars could be as numerous as rocky planets orbiting single-star systems.Pete Spotts
U.S. officials said Monday that they were still negotiating with their Iranian counterparts on one of the main issues remaining in their efforts to reach a deal on Iran’s nuclear program - how to dispose of Iran’s big nuclear stockpile - and that shipping the atomic fuel out of the country was still a possibility.Michael R. Gordon and David E. Sanger
Slightly more than a month after Tom Schweich, Missouri’s auditor and a candidate for governor, took his own life, Spence Jackson, a longtime Republican spokesman who worked for Schweich, appears to have done the same.ELI YOKLEY
Indiana’s legislative leaders on Monday joined Gov. Mike Pence in saying that they planned to amend a new religious freedom law to make clear that it did not allow discrimination against gays and lesbians, while still insisting that the law did not do so in its current form.RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA and ASHLEY SOUTHALL
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