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Poll: Most Americans side with gays in religious freedom disputes

A majority of Americans believe businesses should not be allowed to refuse services based on their religious beliefs in the wake of controversies in Indiana and Arkansas.

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GUILTY: Tsarnaev convicted in Boston Marathon bombing, eligible for death penalty

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been convicted on all 30 counts.

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PHOTOS: Boston Marathon bombing trial

Dzokhar Tsarnaev was found guilty of killing three people and injuring 264 in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, as well as fatally shooting a police officer four days later.

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U.S. soldier killed, others wounded in Afghan attack

A U.S. official says an American soldier was killed in a shooting incident in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad.

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Rand Paul, in White House bid, takes on fellow Republicans first

The senator accused fellow Republicans of contributing to Washington's dysfunction, vowing to shatter the status quo and defend individual freedoms.

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Summer gas prices to be 32 percent lower than a year ago

The U.S. Energy Department expects gasoline to average $2.40 a gallon, down from $3.36 a year prior.

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10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, April 8

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

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Obama: Health care law an 8 out of 10, lawsuit a ‘last gasp’

The President says the Supreme Court would make a "bad decision" if it rules against state subsidies that help make the health care law affordable.

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White S. Carolina officer charged in fatal shooting of black man

A white police officer was charged with murder after video showed him shooting eight times at the back of a 50-year-old black man.

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Postal Service issuing stamp to honor late poet Maya Angelou

Angelou rose from poverty, segregation and violence to become a force on stage, screen and the printed page.

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Jurors deliberating fate of Boston Marathon bomber

After the jury reaches a verdict, they will determine whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should spend the rest of his life in prison or be executed for his crimes.

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Obama presents climate change as hazard to your health

President Barack Obama is asking Americans to think of climate change as a threat not just to the planet, but also to their health.

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10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, April 7

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

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Rand Paul promises to ‘take our country back’ in 2016 presidential bid

The senator promises to be a different kind of Republican.

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U.S. says Iran sanctions face phase-out, Obama knocks Israel demand

The U.S. made clear that sanctions on Iran would have to be phased out gradually under a nuclear pact.

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Duke beats Wisconsin for 5th basketball crown

The Blue Devils beat Wisconsin 68-63 to give coach Krzyzewski his fifth national championship.

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Boston bomber ‘wanted to punish America’

A month after defense lawyers admitted his role in the bombing, each side's focus is less on guilt than on the question of whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will die for his crimes.

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Tax refunds for many take hit or get bump from health law

As the April 15 tax deadline nears, people who got help paying for health insurance under Obamacare are seeing the direct effect on their refunds — hundreds of dollars, for better or worse.

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Indiana faces long road to restore image after religious law

Business leaders say public relations campaigns may not be enough to immediately restore the state's damaged reputation.

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Republicans push demand for vote on Iran nuclear deal

Some lawmakers want the U.S. Congress to be allowed to vote on a nuclear agreement with Iran.

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New Illinois Schools Chief Says Funding Fix Could Take Years

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Smith also says charter schools should be part of the mix.

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Debate in General Assembly over Civics Class Requirement

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Bill also passed to use e-learning in Illinois schools during inclement weather.

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Autism Programs Hopeful Lawmakers Will Come to Their Rescue

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Providers say some programs may not survive if funding is not restored.

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DeWitt Co. Settlement OK’d in Dispute to Put Toxic Waste Over Aquifer

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DeWitt county has approved a settlement with a landfill company.

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Kankakee Co. Sheriff Describes Security Lapses that led to Inmate Escape

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Sheriff Tim Bukowski says investigators found no inmate count had been done.