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Mike Pence
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'This Is Not About Discrimination'

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence appeared on a talk show Sunday to discuss and defend the new state law that's garnered widespread criticism over concerns it could foster discrimination, particularly against gay people, and said it wasn't a mistake to have enacted it

Undated file picture of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz is seen via Facebook March 26, 2015.

Struggle to Find Co-Pilot's Motive

As prosecutors search for what might have motivated Andreas Lubitz to smash the Germanwings jet into the French Alps, experts caution against speculation

Australia v New Zealand - 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup: Final

Australia Dedicates Cricket World Cup Win to Late Teammate

"Tonight is certainly dedicated to our little brother and our teammate Phillip Hughes," Australia captain Michael Clarke said Sunday, after his team's win over New Zealand by seven wickets. Hughes died in November after being struck in the head with a ball

Air Canada

Jet Skids Off Halifax Runway, Sending 25 to Hospital

The airline said Air Canada Flight 624 from Toronto—an Airbus A320—"exited the runway" upon landing just after midnight local time. A preliminary count showed 133 passengers and five crew were on board; at least 18 people have been treated and released

Singapore Lee Kuan Yew Reaction

Singapore Bids Farewell to Lee Kuan Yew

Tens of thousands of Singaporeans undeterred by heavy rains lined a 15 kilometer (9 mile) route through the Southeast Asian city-state to witness an elaborate funeral procession Sunday for longtime leader Lee Kuan Yew

Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock in the STAR TREK episode, "Spock's Brain." which aired on Sept. 20, 1968.

Leonard Nimoy’s Son to Direct Spock Documentary

The film, called For the Love of Spock, will feature Zachary Quinto and William Shatner. Adam Nimoy hopes to release the film in time to honor the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, which first aired on Sept. 8, 1966.

Antarctica

Antarctica May Have Just Seen Its Hottest Day Ever

The continent appears to have hit 63.5 F for the first time thanks to global warming, but there is some dispute over whether the spot on the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula is technically part of Antarctica

File photo of Knox, the U.S. student convicted of murdering her British flatmate in Italy in November 2007, arriving at the court during her appeal trial session in Perugia

Amanda Knox Cleared in Roommate Murder

Italy's Supreme Court ruled Friday afternoon to finally acquit the American of the long-hanging charges that she and her former boyfriend had murdered former roommate Meredith Kercher. She had faced extradition to Italy if the conviction had been upheld