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Top House Democrat vows gay rights debate will continue

House Minority Leader Scott Pelath said he and other Democratic lawmakers will use committee meetings and floor debates to force discussion about expanding protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

Decongestants containing pseudoephedrine are commonly used to make meth.

Lawmakers pass bills to give pharmacists discretion

In the Senate, Randy Head’s proposal to allow pharmacists to turn down suspicious customers who attempted to buy the medicine passed 41-8, and the House passed Ben Smaltz’s measure that would allow pharmacists to ask for a prescription if they suspected a customer was going to make meth 92-7.

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Indiana delegation asks Obama to act on Congolese adoptions

Indiana’s 11-member congressional delegation asked Obama in a letter sent Tuesday to call Congo’s president, Joseph Kabila, to press him to “swiftly and thoroughly” resolve that nation’s stalled exit permit process, halted in 2013 amid corruption and falsified documents.