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Feds Appeal Judge in Texas' Blocking Gay-Couple Rules Change

Apr 1
The U.S. Justice Department is asking a federal judge in Texas to reconsider his order temporarily blocking federal rules that would have expanded medical leave benefits to some gay couples.

TowerBrook to Buy Women's Clothing Brand J. Jill

Apr 1
Woman's clothing retailer J.Jill said Tuesday that it is being acquired by an investment management firm.

The Latest Developments on Religious-Objection Laws

By Jeni O'Malley | Apr 1
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's move to urge lawmakers to clarify a new religious-objections law that critics fear could allow discrimination against gays and lesbians came as Arkansas lawmakers passed similar legislation. A look at the latest developments:

Trevor Noah Defends Self in Backlash to Old Tweets

By Frazier Moore | Apr 1
Trevor Noah, the newly announced host of "The Daily Show," rejected the backlash over his graphic tweets targeting Jews and women as an unfair reflection of him and his comedy.

'General Hospital' Leads Daytime Emmy Nominations

Apr 1
ABC's "General Hospital" earned a leading 28 nominations for Daytime Emmy awards, with four of its stars competing for honors as top actor or actress.

A Day After Missing Deal Deadline, Iran Nuclear Talks Resume

By Matthew Lee and George Jahn | Apr 1
Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program resumed here Wednesday but were almost immediately beset by competing claims, just hours after diplomats abandoned a March 31 deadline to reach the outline of a deal and agreed to press on.

Lufthansa CEO at Crash Site: 'Long, Long Time' to Understand

By Lori Hinnant | Apr 1
Lufthansa's chief executive said Wednesday it will take "a long, long time" to understand what led to a deadly crash in the French Alps last week.

Indiana Debate Exposes Republican Divisions

Apr 1
The GOP's leading White House contenders have been drawn into a messy clash that highlights the party's strong opposition to same-sex marriage and threatens to inject social issues into the early stages of the presidential primaries.

Wal-Mart Urges Arkansas Governor To Veto Religion Bill

Apr 1
Retail giant Wal-Mart says Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson should veto a religious-objection bill that critics say would open the door to widespread discrimination against gays and lesbians.

Singer Joni Mitchell Hospitalized in Los Angeles

Apr 1
Joni Mitchell was in intensive care in a Los Angeles-area hospital on Tuesday, according to the Twitter account and website of the folk singer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer.

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