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Mets Pitcher Jenrry Mejia Receives Lifetime Ban After Failing Third Drug Test

1 hour agoNews : Newsweek: US

New York Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia has been banned from baseball for life for failing his third drug test, Major League Baseball announced on Friday. Though several players have received suspensions for testing positive for performance-enhancing...Show More Summary

Feeling Blue? Blame Your Depression on Neanderthal DNA

1 hour agoNews : Newsweek: US

About 50,000 years ago, anatomically modern humans migrated out of Africa and interbred with Neanderthals, our hirsute, cave-dwelling distant relatives. As a result, some humans walking around today share similar genetic traits. ButShow More Summary

Jim Gilmore Suspends Presidential Campaign

2 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

Former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore suspended his Republican presidential campaign on Friday, just hours after he was the only candidate excluded from the party’s next debate this weekend. Gilmore, 66, only qualified for two undercard debates since he entered the race last summer as the 17th GOP candidate. Show More Summary

When It Comes to Protests, It’s Like the 1960s for College Freshmen

2 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

A new survey report shows that 8.5 percent of current college freshmen expect to participate in a student protest while in college. That figure is up 2.9 percentage points from 2014, and it is the highest percentage to respond that way...Show More Summary

Machete-Wielding Man Shot Dead by Police After Attack in Ohio Restaurant

4 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

Ohio police shot and killed a machete-wielding man in Columbus after he entered a restaurant and began attacking people at random. Columbus police said officers were sent to Nazareth Restaurant and Deli just after 6 p.m. on Thursday in response to reports that a man was attacking people inside with a machete. Show More Summary

California Man Charged in Phony Adult Immigrant Adoption Program

4 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

A 63-year-old California man was arrested Thursday on charges relating to his alleged operation of a fraudulent adult-adoption program over the past four years that falsely promised citizenship to undocumented immigrants. Helaman Hansen,...Show More Summary

Jacob Zuma May Get the Last Laugh on Nkandla

4 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

This week, South Africans watched the beginning of the end of the long, sordid Nkandla saga which has dogged President Jacob Zuma for over six years. The case was brought to the court by South Africa’s political opposition, including...Show More Summary

Two Teen Girls Shot Dead at Arizona High School

4 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

Updated | GLENDALE, Ariz. (Reuters) - Two 15-year-old girls died on Friday in a shooting in an isolated area of a high school campus in a Phoenix suburb and were found with the gun beside them, police said. Police were not seeking aShow More Summary

Who will win at the BAFTA Awards?

6 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

The annual British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards is taking place on Valentine’s Day, once again in London’s Royal Opera House. Arguably the U.K. film industry’s most prestigious night, the BAFTAs are considered the...Show More Summary

CIA Would Refuse Trump Torture Orders, Top Former Officials Say

6 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

Donald Trump would face huge resistance at the CIA if he were elected president and ordered the spy agency to resume waterboarding—or “worse,” as the Republican candidate has repeatedly pledged. John Rizzo, who was a top CIA lawyer during...Show More Summary

Watch: ‘Silicon Valley’ Season 3 Teaser

7 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

It’s awkward. It’s nerdy. And it features alternately endearing and cringe-worthy man-child characters and a culture that viewers have come to know, love and make fun of. It’s HBO’s tech and startup comedy series Silicon Valley, and its third season premieres on April 24. Show More Summary

Kanye West Releases New, Expanded 'Life of Pablo' Tracklist, Says Album Will Be Out Today

7 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

Kanye West played what was thought to be the final version of his new album The Life of Pablo last night at Madison Square Garden. We should have known better. After spending the morning on Twitter addressing a controversial lyric about...Show More Summary

Joseph Kony's Bodyguard Surrenders in CAR, Ugandan Military Says

8 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

The Ugandan military says that a senior commander in the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) with close links to Joseph Kony has surrendered in Central African Republic (CAR). A statement by the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF), reported by Reuters on Thursday, said that George Okot had “defected to UPDF” in recent days. Show More Summary

Teenage 'CIA Hacker' Cracka Arrested in the U.K.

8 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

A teenage hacker who allegedly took control of the personal email accounts of both the CIA director and the U.S. Director of National Intelligence has reportedly been arrested in the U.K. The 15-year-old, who uses the online monikerShow More Summary

Critics Less Than Friendly About Matthew Perry's New West End Play

8 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

It’s an interesting time for the men of Friends. On February 4, it was announced that Matt LeBlanc will be the star in the expensively priced car show Top Gear, David Schwimmer can be seen playing Robert Kardashian in the hugely popular FX series The People v. Show More Summary

Facebook Can Now Be Sued in France in Dispute Over Nude Painting

9 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

A Paris appeals court has upheld a ruling that Facebook can be sued in a French court after the social network removed an image of a 19th century nude painting from a teacher’s Facebook page. The case first came about after the Paris teacher,...Show More Summary

Martin Shkreli Offers Kanye West $10 million for 'The Life of Pablo'

11 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

Martin Shkreli either has a deep love of rap or a huge thirst for attention. Back in December 2015, everyone’s least favorite former pharmaceutical exec bought the only master of Wu-Tang Clan’s Once Upon a Time in Shaolin for $2 million. Show More Summary

Athletics Doping: Kenya Could Face Olympic Games Ban after Missing WADA Deadline

13 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

The prospect of Kenyan athletes being excluded from the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro this summer has increased after the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) admitted it was worried by the country’s slow progress in the fight against drugs. WADA...Show More Summary

Witnessing the Bizarre Spectacle of Kanye West's Yeezy Season 3 Event at Madison Square Garden

19 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

"New York City, tell me how y'all feel," Kanye West yelled to a crowd of 20,000 fans in Madison Square Garden on Thursday afternoon, his first words after unveiling his much-anticipated album The Life of Pablo through the PA of the world's...Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders Vary Little on Criminal Justice Reform

21 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

Criminal Justice reform is a hot topic for the two Democrats running for president —  but at this point, little distinguishes Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton on the volatile topic. In the wake of multiple controversial shootings of...Show More Summary

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