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AP Top U.S. News At 4:44 p.m. EDT

Indiana governor wants changes to religious-objections law
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Tuesday that he wants legislation on his desk by the end of the week to clarify that the state's new religious-freedom law does not allow discrimination against gays and lesbians....

Religious freedom laws not used against gays in the past
NEW YORK (AP) -- Religious freedom laws like the one causing an uproar in Indiana have never been successfully used to defend discrimination against gays - and have rarely been used at all, legal experts say....

Defense rests in 1st phase of Boston Marathon bombing trial
BOSTON (AP) -- Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev rested their case in his federal death penalty trial Tuesday, a day after they began presenting testimony designed to show his late older brother was the mastermind of the 2013 terror attack....

Foreign adoptions by Americans reach lowest mark since 1982
NEW YORK (AP) -- The number of foreign children adopted by U.S. parents dropped by 9 percent last year to the lowest level since 1982, according to new State Department figures....

Police: Prisoner who stole gun, fled hospital found in DC
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An inmate hospitalized after a suicide attempt overpowered a guard, took her gun, escaped and carjacked two vehicles Tuesday, setting off a frenzied nine-hour search that ended with his capture as he got off a bus in the nation's capital....

Agents probing drug site accused of taking online currency
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Two former federal agents are accused of using their positions and savvy computer skills to siphon more than $1 million in digital currency from the online black market known as Silk Road while they and their agencies operated an undercover investigation into the website....

FBI identifies man killed in NSA shooting
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) -- Two cross-dressing men who were fired upon by National Security Agency police when they disobeyed orders at a heavily guarded gate had just stolen a car from a man who had picked them up to "party" at a motel, police said Tuesday....

Violence wanes in Chicago, but fear looms over mayor's race
CHICAGO (AP) -- A few years ago, violence on Chicago streets thrust a recently elected mayor into the national spotlight as shootouts in some of the city's most troubled neighborhoods fueled nearly constant bloodshed....

AP Exclusive: Big rigs often go faster than tires can handle
DETROIT (AP) -- Many tractor-trailers on the nation's roads are driven faster than the 75 mph their tires are designed to handle, a practice that has been linked to wrecks and blowouts but has largely escaped the attention of highway officials....

Police: Man, woman found dead after medical office shooting
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- A man and a woman in a romantic relationship were found dead after a shooting at a medical office building in downtown Fresno, police in central California said Tuesday....

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Indiana governor wants changes to religious-objections law

Police: Prisoner who stole gun, fled hospital found in DC

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Foreign adoptions by Americans reach lowest mark since 1982

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