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Exclusive: Jason Collins on Indiana’s RFRA

Exclusive: Jason Collins on Indiana's RFRAThe former basketball player - in Indianapolis to cover the Final Four for Yahoo Sports - gives his thoughts on the state's controversial act and its recent amendment.


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Many Iranian expats in California have doubts about nuclear deal

U.S. Secretary of State Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif arrive to deliver statements after nuclear talks in LausanneBy Daina Beth Solomon LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Many members of the Los Angeles-area Iranian community, the largest in the United States, are skeptical about a preliminary nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, even though a pact could end decades of international isolation for their homeland. The prevailing sentiment in part reflects the history of the Southern California's Iranian community, made up of those in the earliest wave of migration after Iran's 1979 revolution. Many are still distrustful of the Iranian government. A rollback of U.S. sanctions, which have contributed to Iran’s skyrocketing inflation and inability to obtain Western medical supplies, will do little to improve the lives of ordinary people, many expatriates say.


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Rolling Stone awaits review of debunked Virginia gang rape story

By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Columbia University review of a now-discredited Rolling Stone story about an alleged gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity is due out on Sunday, addressing the questions of journalistic ethics raised b...

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Rolling Stone awaits review of debunked Virginia gang rape story

By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Columbia University review of a now-discredited Rolling Stone story about an alleged gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity is due out on Sunday, addressing the questions of journalistic ethics raised b...

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Rains hit South, Midwest; woman killed in flood

Simone Wester talks with family on the phone from the front door of her apartment building at the Guardian Court Apartments in Louisville, Ky., Friday, April 3, 2015. More than a foot of water flooded the apartment complex. Authorities in Louisville, Kentucky, made more than 100 water rescues early Friday as area storms flooded roads and prompted at least one evacuation. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky was swamped by wave after wave of heavy rain, unleashing flash flooding that killed a woman, stranded a school bus and forced more than 160 rescues in Louisville.


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Ferguson, Missouri, releases racist emails from former officials

In this photo made Friday, April 3, 2015, Reginald Rounds, a volunteer with the Organization for Black Struggle, walks door-to-door while canvassing a neighborhood in Ferguson, Mo. The city is preparing for an election on Tuesday when three of six city council seats will be decided. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Officials in Ferguson, Missouri, have released the full content of racially charged and religiously insensitive emails, including about President Barack Obama, sent between the city’s former court clerk and two ex-police supervisors. The emails, although dating back years before the shooting, were among evidence presented by the Justice Department in a report in March that concluded that racism pervaded the Ferguson Police Department. They were sent and received by Mary Ann Twitty, who was Ferguson’s court clerk, as well as former Ferguson police Captain Rick Henke and former police Sergeant William Mudd. All three were removed from their jobs after the Department of Justice discovered the emails, which prompted an investigation by city officials.


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Somali militants vow to turn Kenyan cities ‘red with blood’

Kenya Administration policemen arrive in a truck in Garissa University College in GarissaBy Edith Honan GARISSA, Kenya (Reuters) - Somali militants vowed on Saturday to wage a long war against Kenya and run its cities "red with blood" after the group's fighters killed nearly 150 people during an assault on a Kenyan university. Kenyan officials said they had arrested five men in connection with Thursday's attack by al Shabaab gunmen at Garissa university, 200 km (120 miles) from the Somali border. The raid has put Kenya on heightened alert and spooked Christian congregations, horrified by survivor tales recalling how the Islamist militants had sought out Christian students to kill, while sparing some Muslims. In a message directed at the Kenyan public, the al Qaeda aligned group said the raid was revenge for Kenya's military presence in Somalia and mistreatment of Muslims within Kenya.


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