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Walmart Asks Arkansas Governor To Veto Religion Freedom Bill

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 19: Workers retrieve shopping carts at the Crenshaw Plaza parking lot near the Wal-Mart on Februar
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 19: Workers retrieve shopping carts at the Crenshaw Plaza parking lot near the Wal-Mart on February 19, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. announced today that it was increasing employee's wages in the U.S. to at least $9 an hour, $1.75 above the federal minimum wage, to take affect in April. (Photo by Bob Chamberlin/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

March 31 (Reuters) - The chief executive officer of Wal-Mart Stores Inc on Tuesday asked the governor of Arkansas to veto a religious freedom measure, saying the bill approved by lawmakers earlier in the day undermines "the spirit of inclusion" in the state.

Doug McMillon, the chief executive officer for the company based in Arkansas, in a tweet requested that Governor Asa Hutchinson, a Republican, veto the legislation.

(Reporting by Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)

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