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A man pulls a wheelie on a scooter, as residents celebrate the anticipated victory of Presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari in Kaduna, Nigeria, Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari has won Nigeria’s presidential election but fears his victory could be stolen by “tricks” from the government, his spokesman, Garba Shehu, told The Associated Press on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Amid anger over an Islamist insurgency that has claimed thousands of lives, Nigerians returned a 72-year-old former military dictator to power Tuesday in the most hotly contested election in the country's history.

Indiana Gov. Mike PenceMike Pence said Tuesday that he wants legislation on his desk by the end of the week to clarify that a new religious-freedom law does not allow discrimination.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, center, and British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, second right, waits with U.S. Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman, left, U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, second left, and others before a meeting with Russia, China, France, Germany, European Union and Iranian officials at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland Monday, March 30, 2015, during Iran nuclear talks. Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program are entering a critical phase with differences still remaining just two days before a deadline for the outline of an agreement. (AP Photo/Brendan Smialowski, Pool)Diplomats wrap up six days of marathon nuclear talks with mixed results.

Germanwings Co-Pilot Andreas Lubitz Had Suicidal Tendencies, Was Treated For Mental Illness, Prosecutor SaysLufthansa says the note was found in emails that Andreas Lubitz sent.

Manhunt Launched in Virginia for Armed Prison EscapeeWASHINGTON (AP) — Police say a prisoner who escaped custody at a northern Virginia hospital with a guard's gun has been captured in Washington.

A report of an armed intruder that forced the evacuation of a New Jersey elementary school on Tuesday is being treated as a hoax, law enforcement officials said. A call came in to Village Elementary School in Holmdel Township, about 40 miles south of New York City, at about 11 a.m. reporting that a gunman had entered the grounds. Police and SWAT teams rushed to the school and searched for a gunman but did not find one, said Charles Webster, a spokesman with the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is pictured in this handout photo presented as evidence by the U.S. Attorney's Office in BostonBy Scott Malone and Elizabeth Barber BOSTON (Reuters) - Lawyers for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev wrapped up their case on Tuesday after calling only four witnesses over two days. By comparison, the prosecution presented 92 witnesses in the trial of Tsarnaev, 21, who is accused in the April 15, 2013, attack that killed three people and injured 264 people near the finish line of the famed race. In all, testimony in the guilt phase of Dzhokhar's trial took 16 days, less time than it took to pick the 12 jurors and six alternates. Digital forensics expert Mark Spencer testified about data found on three computers owned by the Tsarnaev brothers.

Obama delivers remarks before signing a disapproval of S. J. Resolution 8, a joint congressional resolution that would block a National Labor Relations Board rule allowing faster union elections, in the Oval Office at the White House in WashingtonU.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday vetoed a measure by Republicans in Congress that would have blocked a government labor agency's rules designed to speed up the time it takes to unionize workers. The rules would shorten the period between a union filing a petition to represent workers and an election, from the current median of 38 days to as little as 14 days. Employers would be required to share workers' names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses with unions. The National Labor Relations Board adopted the rules last year and they are set to take effect April 14.

(Reuters) - An armed suspect believed to be a former firefighter was apprehended on Tuesday after taking four firefighters hostage inside a suburban Philadelphia firehouse, officials said. Reports of an armed suspect at the LaMott Fire Company in Cheltenham Township, about 13 miles north of Philadelphia, came in to authorities at about 10:40 a.m., said John Corcoran, spokesman for the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety. About an hour later, a suspect was taken into custody, officials said. No one was injured in the incident. ...
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled in a case from Idaho that private medical providers that deliver residential care services cannot sue a state in try to raise Medicaid reimbursement rates to deal with rising medical costs. The justices, on a 5-4 vote, ruled in favor of the state of Idaho, which asserted that medical providers have no legal recourse to sue. The ruling is a loss for the healthcare industry, with trade groups and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce backing the providers in the case. Medicaid is a federal health insurance program for lower-income people that is administered by the states.

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