Top Trenders: A Smoke Out In Austin

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#5: Smoke Out?
A sort of anti-smoking law could make it more difficult for residents of Austin, Texas, to buy barbecue. The smoke from barbecue joints in Austin has the city council considering tighter regulations. Restaurants often burn wood for days, as they slow-cook their meat. Some residents have complained, saying the smoke from all that burning is seeping into their homes. Some say they can’t open their windows, because of all the smoke.


#4: New Baby Bling
The University of Kentucky men’s basketball team is gearing up for this weekend’s Final Four. The team is getting some support from what has to be its youngest fan base. University of Kentucky hospital is giving newborns wildcat bling. Each child is fitted with one of these wildcat onsies. One nurse said it’s been a hit with new parents.


#3: Bones Below Ground
British archeologists are revealing photos of a massive Medieval burial ground.
About 1300 skeletons were found under a college building at the University of Cambridge in southern England. Researchers believe the site was used between the 13th and the 15th centuries. It lies below what used to be the hospital of Saint John the Evangelist. Excavation of the former hospital’s cemetery started in 2010. Most of the remains found belonged to adults.


#2: Iran Talks
Iran has reached a basis for an agreement with international leaders concerning its nuclear program. As part of the deal, Iran has agreed to reduce its stockpile of low-enriched Uranium for 15 years. The European union agreed to terminate all nuclear-related economic and financial sanctions against Iran. The U.S. would do the same once Iran holds up its end of the deal.


#1: Indiana Controversy
Indiana governor Mike Pence has signed a revised version of the religious freedom law, which sparked outrage over perceived discrimination against members of the LGBT community. Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson signed a RFRA on Thursday as well.

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