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Attorney Says Burning of Gay Pride Flag Wasn't a Hate Crime

Mar 4
The attorney for an Omaha man accused of stealing a gay pride flag and burning it says his client's actions don't add up to a hate crime.

Lawmaker Reimburses Private Plane Expenses for Football Game

By Jack Gillum | Mar 4
Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock reimbursed the U.S. government for more than $1,200 in travel expenses for attending a Chicago Bears football game last November, his office said Monday. He previously had charged taxpayers for the trip.

Religious Objection to NC Gay Marriage Leads to Bill Debate

Mar 4
The state House is quickly taking up Senate legislation giving North Carolina magistrates and other judicial workers the ability to refuse to carry out duties for same-sex marriages due to their religious objections.

Clinton Ran Homebrew Computer System for Official Emails

By Jack Gillum and Ted Bridis | Mar 4
The computer server that transmitted and received Hillary Clinton's emails - on a private account she used exclusively for official business when she was secretary of state - traced back to an Internet service registered to her family's home in New York.

Opening Statements Due in Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

By Denise Lavoie | Mar 4
Two dramatically different portraits of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are expected to emerge when prosecutors and Tsarnaev's lawyers give their opening statements at his federal death penalty trial.

In Ferguson, scathing US report brings pressure for change

By Eric Tucker | Mar 4
A Justice Department report says blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, are disproportionately subject to excessive police force, baseless traffic stops and citations for infractions as petty as walking down the middle of street.

Alabama Probate Judges Ordered to Halt Gay Wedding Licenses

By Jay Reeves | Mar 4
Probate judges must again decide whether to issue wedding licenses to gay couples after the Alabama Supreme Court ruled the state's ban on same-sex marriage is legal, despite a federal court's decision to the contrary.

Visa, MasterCard Moving into Mobile Pay in Africa

By Ken Sweet | Mar 4
Americans may just be getting used to mobile pay, but consumers in many African countries have been paying with their phones for years. Now payment processors Visa and MasterCard want to get a slice of that market.

Allison Spratt Pearce Explores 'My Fair Lady'

By Lisa Lipsey | Mar 4
Based on George Bernard Shaw's character play "Pygmalion," the musical "My Fair Lady" showcases the best of lyricist Alan Jay Lerner and composer Frederick Loewe's work. The much-coveted role of Eliza Doolittle is portrayed by Allison Spratt Pearce

Look What's Coming to Gloucester Stage!

By EDGE | Mar 4
Recently announced is the lineup for Gloucester Stage's 36th Season of producing professional theatre in Gloucester, Massachusetts. The expanded 2015 Season has longer runs & lower ticket prices. What could be better?

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