The Brief

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence Holds Press Conference
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Pence: 'We Will Fix This'

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence urged state lawmakers to amend a controversial new religious freedom law to clarify that it does not allow businesses to discriminate, bowing to days of criticism that the measure was an invitation to refuse services to gay customers

A prisoner identified as Wossen Assaye in an undated photo released by the Fairfax County Police Department in Fairfax, Va., on March 31, 2015.

Va. Runaway Prisoner Captured

A prisoner who escaped from custody in a northern Virginia hospital Tuesday morning has been captured and taken into custody

A picture shows the logo of the online retailer Amazon dispalyed on computer screens.

Amazon Launches STEM Toy Shop

Amazon on Tuesday introduced a new online store focusing on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) toys that help children develop valuable skills in in-demand fields. The top pick on the store’s front page was a child-friendly microscope

Members of the Guinean Red Cross move the body of a person who died from the Ebola virus on March 8, 2015 at the Donka hospital in Conakry.

Ebola Cases Top 25,000

As of Tuesday, the outbreak, which has persisted for more than a year, has infected 25,178 people and killed 10,445, according to new numbers released by the World Health Organization (WHO)

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Germanwings Motive Remains a Mystery

Prosecutors said they have so far found no indications in Andreas Lubitz's family, his personal surroundings or in his work environment of any motive that might have prompted him to deliberate crash the Airbus A320 he was flying in the French Alps last Tuesday

U.S. Supreme Court Issues Gay Marriage

Fight Over Religious-Objection Proposals Shifts to Ark.

The fight over "religious freedom" proposals facing increasing criticism from advocates who call them a license to discriminate against gays and lesbians has shifted toward Arkansas, which was poised to become the second state this year to enact such a measure

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton takes part in a roundtable discussion in Washington, DC, on March 23, 2015.

Hillary Also Used iPad Despite Claims of Single Device

Hillary Clinton emailed her staff on an iPad as well as a BlackBerry while secretary of state, despite her explanation she exclusively used a personal email address on a homebrew server so that she could carry a single device, according to new documents

The main opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Mohammadu Buhari speaks to the press as he arrives for registration at Gidan Niyam Sakin Yara polling station in Daura district of Katsina, Nigeria on March 28, 2015.

Nigeria Elections Down to Wire

The second day of vote counting in a bitterly contested presidential vote started late on Tuesday and electoral officials hope to announce later in the day who will be governing Africa's richest and biggest nation

Jay-Z attends the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Feb. 22, 2015 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Jay Z Launches Music-Streaming Service

Rap superstar Jay Z launched his own subscription-based music streaming service on Monday, with the support of other titans of the music industry including his wife Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Kanye West and Deadmau5