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Hundreds rally against Indiana law, say it's discriminatorySurvived: No. 1 Kentucky holds off Notre Dame 68-66 (Yahoo Sports)

Thousands of opponents of Indiana Senate Bill 101, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, gathered on the lawn of the Indiana State House to rally against that legislation Saturday, March 28, 2015. Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed a bill Thursday prohibiting state laws that "substantially burden" a person's ability to follow his or her religious beliefs. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)Gov. Mike Pence expects another bill will be introduced this coming week.


Kentucky coach John Calipari, right, holds the regional championship trophy after the team's 68-66 win over Notre Dame in a college basketball game in the NCAA men's tournament regional finals, Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Cleveland. Kentucky advanced to the Final Four at 38-0. (AP Photo/Aaron Josefczyk)

With everything at stake, Kentucky didn't panic and played to perfection. The Wildcats made clutch shots, buckled down on fearless Notre Dame and kept their unblemished season intact. Andrew Harrison made two free throws with six seconds remaining, and the unbeaten Wildcats made their last nine shots to survive their toughest test to date, coming back after trailing for much of the second half to defeat the Fighting Irish 68-66 on Saturday night in the Midwest Regional final. ''We know our will to win,'' said Aaron Harrison, who hit a crucial 3-pointer.


Experts: Sex bias case will embolden women despite verdictWisconsin heads to Final Four after 85-78 win over Arizona (Yahoo Sports)

Ellen Pao, center, walks to Civic Center Courthouse in San Francisco, Friday, March 27, 2015. The jury are due back in court on Friday in Pao's lawsuit against Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Pao says the firm discriminated against her because she was a woman and then retaliated by denying her a promotion and firing her when she complained about gender bias. Kleiner Perkins denies the allegations. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A long legal battle over accusations that a prominent Silicon Valley venture capital firm demeaned women and held them to a different standard than their male colleagues became a flashpoint in the ongoing discussion about gender inequity at elite technology and venture capital firms.


Wisconsin players hold the trophy after beating Arizona 85-78 in a college basketball regional final in the NCAA Tournament to advance to the Final Four, Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Sam Dekker hit 5 of Wisconsin's 10 3-pointers in the second half on his way to a second straight career high of 27 points, Frank Kaminsky added 29 points and the top-seeded Badgers beat No. 2 Arizona 85-78 on Saturday to reach consecutive Final Fours for the first time in school history. ''Sam Dekker pretty much just crushed our dreams with that shot,'' Arizona guard T.J. McConnell said. Dekker confirmed the Badgers are more than just ''Frank the Tank.'' The junior followed up his career-high 23 points and 10 rebounds in a semifinal win over North Carolina with timely shooting that bailed out the Badgers. ''Incredible game,'' tweeted Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers from his seat behind the Badgers' bench, calling Dekker ''cold blooded.'' Wisconsin (35-3) denied the Wildcats (34-4) a Final Four berth for the second straight year, having beaten them by one point in overtime in Anaheim a year ago when their seeds were reversed.


Eiffel Tower goes dark in symbolic move for Earth HourAP sources: Texas fires coach Barnes after 17 years (Yahoo Sports)

COMBINATION PHOTO - In this two photo combination picture, the Eiffel Tower with its usual lighting at left, and after the lighting was switched off at right, at the occasion of the Earth Hour, in Paris, France, Saturday March 28, 2015. This Saturday, 28 March 8:30 p.m. local time, individuals, businesses, cities and landmarks around the world are switching off their lights for one hour to focus attention on climate change. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)PARIS (AP) — The Eiffel Tower has gone dark briefly to mark Earth Hour, the campaign to raise awareness about climate change.


Texas head coach Rick Barnes works his team against Butler during the first half of an NCAA tournament second round college basketball game, Thursday, March 19, 2015, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Texas basketball coach Rick Barnes will be released after yet another quick exit from the postseason, people with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press on Saturday. The decision came after Texas athletic director Steve Patterson and Barnes met Saturday, according to the people who requested anonymity because the school wasn't expected to make a formal announcement before Sunday. The 60-year-old Barnes shaped Texas into a national basketball power with three Big 12 championships and 16 NCAA Tournament appearances in 17 years. Barnes also led Texas within one game of the Final Four in 2005 and 2008.


Decorated Boston cop in coma after being shot in faceLucic scores 2 goals in Bruins' 4-2 win over Rangers (Yahoo Sports)

cop shotOfficer John Moynihan helped apprehend the Boston Marathon bombing suspects in 2013.


New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) reacts after giving up a goal to Boston Bruins right wing Reilly Smith during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

If the Boston Bruins want an example of what's needed in the final few games to make the playoffs, they can simply watch a replay of the first period against the New York Rangers. Milan Lucic scored twice in the first 10 minutes, Carl Soderberg also scored in the first period, and the Bruins spoiled New York goaltender Henrik Lundqvist's return after a long layoff with a 4-2 victory over the Rangers. The Bruins moved ahead 1-0 less than 2 minutes into the game when a rebound caromed into the net off Lucic's right skate. The Bruins went on to build a 3-0 lead after one.


L.A. commuter train hits car, partially derails; 21 hurtWarriors beat Bucks 108-95, clinch top seed in West (Yahoo Sports)

At least 21 hurt when train hits car in Los AngelesLOS ANGELES (AP) — A light rail train slammed into a car at a crossing in front of the University of Southern California on Saturday, seriously injuring the driver and the train's operator. Nineteen passengers on the train suffered lesser injuries.


MILWAUKEE, WI - MARCH 28: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors goes up for a shot against the Milwaukee Bucks on March 28, 2015 at BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

The Golden State Warriors achieved two impressive milestones with another double-digit win on the road. Stephen Curry scored 25 points, and the Warriors clinched the top seed in the Western Conference by pulling away in the second half of a 108-95 victory on Saturday night over the Milwaukee Bucks. Klay Thompson added 21 for Golden State, which also set a franchise record with its 60th victory of the season. The Warriors hold a 10-game lead over second-place Memphis in the West with nine games left in the regular season.




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Capitalism and The Wealth Gap

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Living Wages Are A Global Problem

The recent protests for an increased minimum wage are part of a larger global protest. The purpose is the same for low wage earners all over the world; increase wages to match the cost of living, and allow workers to form unions if desired and needed. The global protest has gained media attention all over the world, but critics claim that is the only accomplishment the movement will have.

Ukraine: Not What It Seems

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Religious Freedom Bill - Protecting The Faithful or Legalized Discrimination?

After a much heated national debate, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed the controversial bill that would have allowed people and businesses in the state to refuse services to LBGT people based on their religious belief.

Coup Or Civil War In Egypt

The day after new protests erupted in Egypt the military in a show of support presented an ultimatum to Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood-led government. Morsi was to step down from power and meet all of the demands of the Egyptian people, or face being removed by the military on Wednesday. As the ultimatum deadline draws closer in Egypt, Morsi refuses to leave, insisting that parliamentary elections are needed before he should be removed, and that he doesn't have permission from the United States to remove himself from power. Most recently he stated he will pay with his life to preserve the sanctity of the ballot box.

 

 
 
 
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