The Brief

Nigeria Election
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Violence Mars Nigeria Vote

Voting continued Sunday in certain areas after technical problems and election-related violence, which killed at least 40 people, prevented some people from doing so Saturday. Millions have cast ballots in an election that analysts say is too close to call

Mike Pence

Indiana Bill Could Snare Dems

President Barack Obama and Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have previously backed similar legislation to Indiana's religious-freedom law

Flowers are left in front of the monument in homage to the victims of Germanwings Flight 4U 9525 in Le Vernet, southeastern France, March 27, 2015.

Germanwings Flight's Final Moments Heard on Recordings

The pilot of the doomed Germanwings plane tried to get into the cockpit that the co-pilot had locked him out of before the plane crashed into the French Alps, a German newspaper reported Sunday, crying out "for God's sake, open the door"

Arab League Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby, left, and Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri at an Arab summit meeting in Sharm el-Sheikh, South Sinai, Egypt, March 29, 2015

Arab League Unveils Joint Military Force Amid Yemen Crisis

A two-day Arab summit ended on Sunday with a vow to defeat Iranian-backed Shi‘ite rebels in Yemen and the formal unveiling of plans to form a joint Arab intervention force, setting the stage for a potentially dangerous clash between U.S.-allied Arab states and Tehran

Tim Cook

Apple Opposes Discriminatory Legislation Sweeping U.S.

Apple boss Tim Cook has written an op-ed decrying discriminatory legislation proposed in more than 20 states, following a controversial law signed by Indiana Governor Mike Pence that appears to allow business owners to refuse service to same-sex couples

Duke v Gonzaga

Here's Your Final Four, America

March Madness will descend on Indianapolis next weekend with unbeaten Kentucky taking on Wisconsin, and Michigan State up against Duke, who sealed a place in the Final Four late on Sunday with a 66-52 win over No. 2 seed Gonzaga

Film Review Home

Home Proves Stronger Than Get Hard at Weekend Box Office

DreamWorks' animated alien film pulled in a surprising $54 million, soaring above the $34.6 million earned by the Will Ferrell–Kevin Hart comedy Get Hard. Its early success is a much needed win for the animation studio after a recent string of flops

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Coachella and Lollapalooza Ban Selfie Sticks

Most revelers will be looking for ways to get that epic video or crazy selfie that will make all their friends jealous. They'll have to do it the old-fashioned way, however, as two of the country's biggest festivals have announced a ban on selfie sticks

Air Canada

Jet Skids Off Halifax Runway, Sending 25 to Hospital

The airline said Air Canada Flight 624 from Toronto — an Airbus A320 — "exited the runway" upon landing just after midnight local time. A preliminary count showed 133 passengers and five crew were on board; at least 18 people have been treated and released

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Americans' Figure-Skating Medal Drought Continues

American female singles skaters failed to make the podium for the ninth year in a row at the World Championships on Saturday, while the U.S. men also failed to medal for a sixth year running. It's the longest medal drought in American figure-skating history