Moments after her veto, Gov. Brewer said, "I have not heard of one example in Arizona where a business owner's religious liberty has been violated." While speaking with Anderson and NYU Law Professor Kenji Yoshino, one of SB 1062's backers, state senator Nancy Barto, could not cite a single example.
State Representative Demion Clinco called SB 1062 a "wake up call for Arizona." He also warned that there could be more potentially discriminatory bills coming.
In one small pocket of Washington state, a devastating type of birth defect is occurring at rates that are off-the-charts. Almost all affected babies die shortly after birth. Some experts say that it's possible this is just a random cluster of horrible luck. But what if something in the environment is the culprit? State health officials say they've looked and found nothing. But there are serious questions being raised about that investigation. Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen has the story.
For much of the country there is no end in sight to the wicked winter weather. The latest arctic blast turned an Illinois river into something that looks more like a glacier. Gary Tuchman spoke to local residents who fear the real danger may come with the warmer weather.
Spike Lee's films often get the country talking about tough issues like race, sex and religion. During an event at Brooklyn's Pratt University, he argued that New York is just one of the cities being transformed by people with high incomes moving into traditionally lower-income neighborhoods. His remarks have spurred new national debate over gentrification. Lee told Anderson "you cannot deny race plays a part."
A Senate investigation is exposing the secret tactics used by one of Switzerland's largest banks to help rich Americans hide their cash. Credit Suisse customers transported money in pantyhose, handed off bank documents in magazines, and even made transactions in secret meeting rooms accessible by special remote-control elevators. That is just part of the story of how the bank helped hide tens of billions of dollar from the I.R.S. Brian Todd has the full report.
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