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The Pulse: California Couple Finds Gold

A controversial bill in Arizona vetoed by the state's governor; a gay marriage ban in Texas struck down; and a California couple finds gold. This is Wednesday's edition of "The Pulse."
A controversial bill in Arizona vetoed by the state's governor; a gay marriage ban in Texas struck down; and a California couple finds gold. This is Wednesday's edition of "The Pulse."

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a bill Tuesday that's stirred controversy and made national headlines. The Arizona Legislature recently passed a bill that would allow establishments and owners to deny service due to their owners' religious beliefs. Supporters said it protected religious freedoms. But critics said it would allow for discrimination of gays and lesbians, and potentially other people, as well. In a press conference after vetoing the bill, Gov. Brewer said the bill was too broad and risked opening a door to discrimination.

A federal judge struck down the ban on same-sex marriage in Texas. The court has ruled the ban has no "rational relation to a legitimate government purpose." The decision is the latest in a series of federal and state courts overturning laws prohibiting same-sex marriage, which is now legal in 17 states and the District of Columbia.

Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez was involved in an "altercation" with another inmate. A spokesman for the Bristol County Sheriff's Department says neither inmate was seriously injured and that they are investigating the incident. Hernandez is being held on first-degree murder and weapons charges in the shooting death of Odin Lloyd. He pleaded not guilty to those charges.

The latest obesity reports are in: there's been a drop in obesity rates in young children over the past decade, with a 43 percent decline. Experts say obese children grow up to be obese adults. But obesity rates among adults are still holding steady.

A California couple hits the mother lode. A husband and wife found about $10 million worth of rare gold coins buried on their property. The coins date back to the 1800s and are in perfect mint condition. The couple is keeping their identity, and the new location of their treasure, under wraps.

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