The Pulse: Indiana Faces Backlash Over New ‘Religious Freedom’ Law

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NATIONAL NEWS– These are the stories that made headlines on Monday.

Tiger Woods now stands 104th in this week’s official world golf ranking. That’s down eight spots from last week. Woods has won 14 majors and spent almost 700 weeks as pro golf’s number one player. But he has struggled with injuries in recent years and last played on the PGA tour in early February. Woods says he hopes to play in the masters golf tournament next month.

Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz who is believed to have deliberately crashed Germanwings flight 9525 into the french alps suffered from suicidal tendencies at some point before he began his career as a pilot, this according to German prosecutors. They say investigators found documents from doctors saying Lubitz was unfit to fly, but they say there’s no evidence that suggests he was suicidal before the crash. Investigators have managed to identify at least 78 individuals based on DNA matching so far.

A church van crash in Florida has left eight people dead and ten others hurt. Police say the van ran a stop sign, traveled across all four lanes of a highway before crashing into a steep canal. Friends and family say one of the passengers was able to crawl out of the wreckage and call for help. The van was from the independent Haitian Assembly of God in Fort Pierce. The Florida highway patrol says an investigation is ongoing to determine the cause of the crash.

One person is dead and two injured after an attempt to ram the gates at the National Security Agency headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland. Officials say two men in an SUV attempted to bypass a secured entrance at the agency’s headquarters. A law enforcement official says they were dressed as women. An NSA officer opened fire on the vehicle, killing one man inside. Cocaine and a weapon were found in or near the suspects’ car. No word yet on a possible motive.

Controversy and outrage surrounding Indiana over its “Religious Freedom Restoration Act”. Supporters of the law say its purpose is to guarantee religious liberty but critics say it offers people a license to discriminate members of LGBT community and others. Fox News correspondent Doug McKelway looks at both sides of the debate

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