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Election delayed in Nigeria

[Breaking news update, posted at 1:31 p.m. ET]

Voting in some areas of Nigeria has been officially delayed until Sunday because of technical problems, Nigeria's…

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Officials: Snag in Iran talks; deadline looms

Nuclear talks reached a critical point Saturday as the ministers of France and Germany arrived to push a framework agreement with Iran ahead of Tuesday's…

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The activist nun reforming profit-prisons

Some of America's most controversial companies -- for profit prisons -- have unlikely owners: nuns.

Mercy Investment Services Inc. is the investment fund for…

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Andreas Lubitz: Digging for details

Investigators continued to work Saturday to piece together the secret life of Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, who officials say was hiding an illness…

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Yemen bombing intense; political will growing

In just a few weeks' time, good relations with neighbors have become a matter of survival for Yemen's President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi.

On Saturday, he rallied…

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Palestine Marathon: race for recognition

In the biblical city of Bethlehem, Sana Jamaani is warmed up and ready to run. This isn't her first race, but she says it is her most important.

"I'm running in…

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These people are REALLY ready for Warren

Ground zero for the grassroots effort here to persuade Elizabeth Warren to run for president is headquartered in a small office park where a yard sign taped to…

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Hernandez's fiancée says she was asked to remove box

The fiancée of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez said at a hearing Friday that she was asked to conceal a box and take it out of her…

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US astronaut begins history-making mission

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly has started a trip to the record books.

He plans to spend 342 days on the International Space Station -- the longest stretch of time…

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Atheists open up: What they want you to know

Many Americans are leaving their faith behind. While fewer than 3% consider themselves atheists, about 20% of Americans don't identify with any religion,…

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Twitter reacts to Indiana "religious freedoms" bill

Notable names on Twitter -- including celebrities, athletes and politicians -- are pushing back against an Indiana law that allows businesses to refuse service gay people on religious grounds. Click on to see who's making social media waves.

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Germanwings plane crash: Timeline of events

French authorities say audio from the voice recorder of Germanwings Flight 9525 reveals the co-pilot appeared to make a deliberate attempt to destroy the plane.

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Blast, fire rock NYC neighborhood

An explosion rocked a heavily traveled section of Manhattan's East Village on Thursday, injuring at least a dozen people and leveling parts of a building, authorities said.

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