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The Two-Way
1:22 pm
Tue March 31, 2015

Nigerian President Said To Concede Election To Opposition Candidate

Supporters of opposition candidate Gen. Muhammadu Buhari's All Progressives Congress party celebrate in Kano, northern Nigeria, on Monday.
Ben Curtis AP

Originally published on Tue March 31, 2015 2:51 pm

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has reportedly called his rival to congratulate him on his victory.

The AP reports that opposition presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari's campaign said Jonathan made the call on Tuesday, after partial election results showed Buhari leading by close to 3 million votes.

The AP reports:

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The Two-Way
1:19 pm
Tue March 31, 2015

Trevor Noah, Jon Stewart's Replacement, Goes From Hero To Villain In 24 Hours

Trevor Noah, 31, will become the new host of The Daily Show later this year.
Comedy Central

Originally published on Tue March 31, 2015 3:07 pm

Updated at 4 p.m.

Comedy Central has now responded to the criticism directed at comedian Trevor Noah. In a statement cited by Politico, it said:

"Like many comedians, Trevor Noah pushes boundaries; he is provocative and spares no one, himself included. To judge him or his comedy based on a handful of jokes is unfair. Trevor is a talented comedian with a bright future at Comedy Central."

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The Two-Way
12:35 pm
Tue March 31, 2015

Staff At Britain's Windsor Castle May Strike Over Low Wages

Windsor Castle, home to the British monarchy for hundreds of years, was built by William the Conqueror in the 1070s, according to the monarchy's official website.
W. Buss De Agostini/Getty Images

Originally published on Tue March 31, 2015 2:22 pm

Staff at Windsor Castle, one of Britain's most popular tourists sites, begin voting today whether to go on strike over low wages. It is the first time Queen Elizabeth is facing such an action by members of the royal household.

The union representing 120 employees at Windsor Castle — everything from wardens to ticket office personnel — will ballot members to decide whether to take action.

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Music
12:15 pm
Tue March 31, 2015

No Hits, No Problem: Captain Beefheart's Major Label Run

Originally published on Tue March 31, 2015 1:27 pm

In 1970, Warner Bros. Records had an unusual philosophy: they'd sign artists and, instead of wanting a hit single immediately, they'd develop them over several albums. This way, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Little Feat, and Randy Newman got big career boosts. They also took a chance on Captain Beefheart, and although neither a hit single nor a hit album resulted, some very interesting music did. Fresh Air rock historian Ed Ward has the story.

Politics
12:15 pm
Tue March 31, 2015

Alabama Judge Says Raising Money To Be Elected Is 'Tawdry'

Originally published on Tue March 31, 2015 1:27 pm

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