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Polling stations opened in Nigeria on Saturday, the electoral commission said, as voters went to the polls to elect a new president in what is being seen as the closest contest in the country's history. Accreditation has started," Independent National Electoral Commission spokesman Kayode Idowu told AFP, despite reports of delays to the 8:00 am (0700 GMT) start. President Goodluck Jonathan arrived by helicopter in his home town of Utuoke in southern Bayelsa state on Friday night, hoping for a second term of office despite stinging criticism of his record. His main opponent, the self-styled scourge of government graft Muhammadu Buhari, was in Daura, northern Katsina state, eyeing a democratic return to power after a spell as military ruler in the 1980s.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A discrimination lawsuit that put a spotlight on gender balance and working conditions for women at Silicon Valley firms ended with a jury rejecting the female plaintiff's claims.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's decision to retire next year leaves no clear successor in his home state of Nevada, where a popular Republican governor appears reluctant to change jobs and the pending loss of Reid's clout in Washington is causing anxiety over who might replace him.