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Uganda's president signed a law imposing harsh penalties for homosexuality. Host Michel Martin gets reaction to the law from Ugandan gay activist Frank Mugisha.

Laws like Uganda's that outlaw homosexuality may encourage some gay people abroad to seek asylum in the U.S. But proving a "well-founded fear of persecution" is not an easy path.

In post-Gadhafi Libya, the militias, not the military, provide security — what little there is of it. Even as world powers lend help, rebuilding the gutted army is proceeding at a glacial pace.

Amid the religious evangelists in San Diego's Balboa Park, there's a table with a banner that reads, "Relax, Hell Does Not Exist." These atheists are looking for converts.

When couples divorce, fathers' rights groups say, too many judges fall back on tradition — primary custody for mom. The groups are pushing for shared custody laws, but the effort faces resistance.

Former prisoners spoke about the effects of solitary confinement Tuesday in a congressional hearing aimed at banning it for some inmates. Solitary confinement is also extremely expensive, critics say.

The whereabouts of Ukraine's ousted President Viktor Yanukovych remain unknown, but the opposition-led Parliament says any war crimes prosecution would come in the International Criminal Court.

Illinois Sen. Richard Durbin is calling on federal and state prisons to ban solitary confinement for juveniles, pregnant women and the mentally ill. He held a hearing in Washington on Tuesday.

Opposition in Arizona is growing against a controversial bill that would let business owners to refuse service based on religious beliefs. Gov. Jan Brewer hasn't yet decided whether to veto the bill.

Students and members of the middle class have taken to the streets in Venezuela, protesting a worsening economy and food shortages. AP bureau chief Joshua Goodman reports on the unrest from Caracas.




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