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Barack Obama, Jay Wright

Obama congratulates Villanova for winning NCAA title

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama congratulated the Villanova University men's basketball team Tuesday for winning what he described as "maybe the best title game of all time" in this year's NCAA tournament.

Forward Kris Jenkins provided the winning shot with a 3-point field goal as time expired. Jenkins did so just a few seconds after North Carolina had managed to tie the game with a remarkable shot as well.

Obama, a basketball enthusiast, welcomed the Wildcats to the White House East Room. He singled out several Wildcats and their coach, Jay Wright.

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ACC: LGBT law could affect whether NC hosts league events

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. (AP) — A North Carolina law that critics say can allow discrimination against members of the LGBT community could impact whether the state hosts Atlantic Coast Conference championship events.

In a statement Thursday, the ACC says member schools discussed the law during annual spring meetings. Signed in March, the law prevents local governments from passing their own anti-discrimination rules covering the use of public accommodations, a response to Charlotte leaders approving a measure allowing transgender people to use the restroom aligned with their gender identity.