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Gay marriage case may affect discrimination, religion bills

- Associated Press

Gov. Rick Snyder hopes to resuscitate legislation that would protect gay and transgender residents from discrimination, while LGBT advocates explore asking voters to pass the bill since it's unlikely to clear the GOP-led Legislature.

Southern Baptist leaders call for integrated churches

- Associated Press

Leaders in nation's largest Protestant denomination are preaching that integrated churches can be a key driver of racial justice in society. But that could be a hard sell to those sitting in Southern Baptist Convention congregations.

2 LDS members explain their mission work in Missouri

- Associated Press

It's a familiar sight in Maryville - a familiar sight, in fact, in thousands of towns and cities all across the United States - two lanky, clean-cut young men in dress slacks, collared shirts and neckties walk down a residential street carrying satchels, occasionally stopping to ring someone's doorbell.

Indiana Legislature to soon take up religious freedom bill

- Associated Press

Broadly worded proposals backed by conservative lawmakers that would give the state's residents and businesses expansive religious freedom protections will be discussed in the Indiana Legislature in the coming weeks.

FILE- In this Jan. 6, 2015, file image released by the Saudi Press Agency, Crown Prince Salman gestures during a session at the Shura Council. On early Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, Saudi state TV reported King Abdullah died at the age of 90. Saudi Arabia's new king, Salman, is a veteran of the country's top leadership. (AP Photo/Saudi Press Agency, File)

New Saudi king moves fast to name second-in-line to throne

- Associated Press

Saudi Arabia's new king moved swiftly Friday to name the country's interior minister as deputy crown prince, making him the second-in-line to the throne, as he promised to continue the policies of his predecessors in a nationally televised speech.