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U.S. corporations accuse Indiana and Arkansas of curbing gay rights 31 Mar 2015

- Arkansas lawmakers passed a Religious Freedom Restoration Act on Tuesday that critics said would allow businesses to deny service to gays and lesbians, drawing a swift demand from Wal-Mart Stores Inc for the governor to veto the bill.

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U.S. congressional budget leaders haggle during recess

WASHINGTON - Top Republican budget writers in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives were working over a two-week congressional recess to iron out differences between their budget plans passed last week, including ideas for changing Medicare.

31 Mar 2015
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Obama ends freeze on U.S. military aid to Egypt

WASHINGTON - The United States announced on Tuesday it was lifting its hold on the supply of military equipment to Egypt, which was frozen when the military took power in Cairo nearly two years ago.

Egypt 31 Mar 2015

Arkansas House passes religion bill that critics say targets gays

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Arkansas House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a religious freedom bill similar to one recently approved in Indiana, over protests from critics who say it could open the door to discrimination against gays and lesbians.

31 Mar 2015
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Obama vetoes Republican bid to block union election rules

- U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday vetoed a measure by Republicans in Congress that would have blocked a government labor agency's rules designed to speed up the time it takes to unionize workers.

U.S. 31 Mar 2015