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Madison First City To Protect Atheists

Posted On April 01, 2015

(Madison, WI) -- Madison, Wisconsin is first city in the country to grant legal protection to atheists. City officials voted unanimously that it is now against the law to discriminate against people who do not believe in God. The new law will prevent atheists from being denied employment, housing and public accommodations.

White House: Cut Greenhouse Gases Over 10 Years

Posted On April 01, 2015

(Washington, DC) -- The White House wants the U.S. to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 28-percent over the next decade. Presidential spokesman Josh Earnest said yesterday that the U.S. will continue to lead the world on curbing climate change. The proposal was submitted to the UN ahead of talks on a new international agreement on…

Alabama Baby Born Without Nose Heads Home

Posted On April 01, 2015

(Undated) -- A baby boy born earlier this month without a nose is headed home to his parents in Alabama. Timothy Thompson was born March Fourth without nasal passages or sinus cavities. At five days old, he had to undergo a tracheotomy, and stayed at the USA Children's and Women's Hospital in Mobile for three…

Obama Commutes Sentences For Drug Offenders

Posted On April 01, 2015

(Washington, DC) -- President Obama is reducing the prison sentences of nearly two dozen people convicted of federal drug offenses. The President commuted the sentences of 22 convicts Tuesday, continuing his effort to allow the early release of some prisoners who were sentenced under harsh drug laws. Obama also sent letters to the inmates wishing…

Mumia Abu-Jamal Hospitalized

Posted On April 01, 2015

(Pottsville, PA) -- Convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal is in the hospital for treatment for diabetes, and his family says he's not doing well. The 60-year-old Abu-Jamal was moved from his Pennsylvania prison cell Monday to a hospital. His wife says Abu-Jamal passed out in prison and his blood sugar level was dangerously high. The…