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Indiana lawmakers appear unlikely to increase cigarette tax

More than half of U.S. states have increased their cigarette taxes in the past 10 years, including other conservative states, but in Indiana, where more than 20 percent of adults say they smoke, lawmakers haven’t touched the current 99-cent a pack tax since 2007.

Church bombing north of Egypt’s capital kills 26

The attack in the Nile Delta town of Tanta was the latest in a series of assaults on Egypt’s Christian minority, which makes up around 10 percent of the population and has been repeatedly targeted by Islamic extremists.