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Members of the Arkansas House of Representatives meet in the House chamber at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark. on Jan. 12, 2015.
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Arkansas Follows Indiana's Lead

Lawmakers gave final approval to a religious-freedom bill that has drawn sharp criticism from opponents who say it opens the door to state-sanctioned discrimination against gays and lesbians. Protesters filled the Arkansas Capitol urging the governor to veto the bill

American industrialist J. Paul Getty (1892 - 1976) at Sutton Place, his Tudor manor house in Surrey, 1967.

Heir to Getty Oil Fortune Dies

Authorities on Tuesday said Andrew Getty's cause of death was not immediately clear and that the case is being handled by robbery-homicide detectives

Tunisia Museum Attack

ISIS-Affiliated Group Claims It Carried Out Tunisia Attack

A terrorist group reportedly affiliated with ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack on a museum in Tunisia in March that killed 22 people, mainly foreign tourists. A purported announcement by the group was uploaded to YouTube on Monday

April Fool? No, the Amazon Dash Button Is Real

Amazon unveiled its latest innovation on Tuesday — the wi-fi enabled Dash Button that can be stuck anywhere in the house and used to order goods at the press of a button. The timing of its release had many on social media wondering if it was an April Fool's Day prank

Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell Hospitalized but in 'Good Spirits'

Music icon Joni Mitchell was rushed to the hospital on Tuesday after being found unconscious in her Los Angeles home. According to her website, the singer "regained consciousness on the ambulance ride to an L.A. area hospital"

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UberX Driver Arrested for Trying to Rob Woman's Home

Police in Denver arrested an UberX driver Tuesday on suspicion of attempting to burgle a woman's house after he dropped her off at the airport. The incident is the latest to raise safety concerns regarding the hugely popular ride-sharing app

HaloFest for Xbox One

Gamers May Learn Visual Skills More Quickly

A study from Brown University suggests gamers, who are already known to have better visual-processing skills, may also be able to improve on those attributes faster than the average person. A researcher compared them to athletes who learn quickly

Paul Walker Tribute Furious 7

Porsche Blames Paul Walker Crash on Driver

Lawyers for Porsche are blaming the man who was behind the wheel during a fiery Southern California crash that killed Fast & Furious star Paul Walker. The statements were made in a response to a civil lawsuit alleging a vehicle flaw caused the 2013 crash

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A Massive Typhoon Is Approaching the Philippines

The Philippines on Wednesday warned its citizens and visiting tourists to be prepared for a high-intensity supertyphoon that looks set to hit within the next three days, with troops placed on standby and supplies of food and medicine readied as a precaution

Mark Walhberg Boston Marathon Movie

Mark Wahlberg Eyes a Lead in Boston Bombing Film

Actor-producer Mark Wahlberg is said to be eyeing a starring role in a newly unveiled film about the Boston Marathon bombing. CBS Films' movie, Patriots' Day, will tell the firsthand story of the citywide manhunt for the suspects in 2013

The World's Oldest Person Celebrated Ahead Of Turning 117

The World's Oldest Person Dies in Japan

The world's oldest person, who celebrated her 117th birthday less than a month ago, died early Wednesday in Osaka. Staff at Misao Okawa's nursing home said she died of heart failure. She reportedly lost her appetite 10 days ago