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Indiana Gov. Pence wants changes to religious-objections law

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. Pence defended the measure as a vehicle to protect religious liberty but said he has been meeting with lawmakers “around the clock” to address concerns that it would allow businesses to deny services to gay customers.

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Liberal Dems, GOP hope Warren runs for president

Republicans and liberal Democrats have found something to agree on: Both want to keep alive the prospect that Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren will run for president. People on each side are driven by self-interest as they cling to a dream that is all but certain to remain in the realm of fantasy.

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In lawsuit, ACLU says the First Amendment protects anonymous political speech

The Missouri office of the American Civil Liberties Union is representing a businessman in Ferguson who wants to publish material about the city’s upcoming municipal elections. Missouri law says campaign communications must include the name and address of the sponsor. But the businessman says he’s afraid of retribution if he identifies himself, so he wants to provide the material anonymously.

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