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Arkansas gov. asks legislature to recall religious freedom bill

Arkansas' Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson said on Wednesday he is sending the state's Religious Freedom Restoration Act back to the legislature for a rewrite, to strike the right balance between religious freedom and tolerance for diversity.

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The announcement was a reversal for Hutchinson, who earlier said he would sign the bill into law. The governor had come under huge pressure from business and civil rights groups who said the law would potentially discriminate against gays.