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Bruce Jenner Reveals Conservative Affiliation, But Is GOP Supportive?

The landmark Bruce Jenner interview that aired Friday addressed the former Olympian’s struggles with coming out as transgender, deconstructed the oft-conflated issues of gender identity and sexual identification, as Newsweek reported,...Show More Summary

Why Witnesses to Cop Crimes Need Compensation

The lawyers for Feidin Santana, who recorded video of a police officer fatally shooting Walter Scott, are hard at work. They have started requiring the media to pay Santana for each time they use the video, citing copyright law. Some...Show More Summary

Personalized Cancer Treatment, Driven by a Blood Filter the Size of a Credit Card

We were wrong about cancer. Calling an illness “prostate cancer” or “breast cancer” doesn’t get to the core of the problem. That classification system—using organs and parts of bodies—is far too broad. Even categorizing cancers based...Show More Summary

Dharara Tower, Built in 1832, Collapses in Kathmandu, One Body Recovered

(Reuters) - A historic tower built in the 19th century collapsed in the Nepali capital Kathmandu following a severe earthquake on Saturday and at least one body was removed as police cordoned off the area, a Reuters witness said. The...Show More Summary

Quake Triggers Avalanche on Everest, Killing at Least 8

(Reuters) - An avalanche triggered by a deadly earthquake in Nepal on Saturday buried a part of the base camp for climbers bound for Mount Everest, killing at least eight people, Nepal's tourism ministry said. Alex Gavan, a climber, wrote on Twitter: "Everest base camp huge earthquaqe then huge avalanche from pumori.Running for life from my tent. Show More Summary

Photos: Hundreds Feared Dead as Massive Quake Shakes Nepal, China

A police spokesman said the death toll had reached 449 in Nepal according to an initial estimate, most from the Kathmandu Valley. There was little information coming from the outlying areas of the mountainous country and helicopters were circling overheard to get a better sense of the damage.

Coming Out Trans: The 29 Best Quotes from Bruce Jenner's Diane Sawyer Interview

On Friday evening, ABC aired an interview of Bruce Jenner conducted by Diane Sawyer. In the interview, Jenner came out as a transgender woman, using the pronouns "she" and "her," which is how Newsweek will refer to Jenner.  From the two-hour special, here are the best moments: 1. Show More Summary

Why Scholars Say Armenian Genocide Was Genocide But Obama Won’t

Anyone skimming the headlines during the weeks leading up to Friday’s 100th anniversary of the start of the Armenian genocide might think there’s a loud and factious debate about whether the term genocide applies. Germany was in discussions...Show More Summary

Booming Like 2000: Google, Amazon and Microsoft Take Nasdaq to 15-Year High

(Reuters) - The Nasdaq Composite extended its gains in early afternoon trading on Friday, hitting a 15-year intraday high, propelled by strong results from tech behemoths Google, Amazon and Microsoft. The S&P 500 also hit a record intraday...Show More Summary

White House May Create Special Team to Deal With Hostage Situations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House is considering assembling a cross-agency team to handle situations involving American hostages being held abroad, spokesman Josh Earnest said on Friday. The idea is being floated in the midst of...Show More Summary

Cecily Strong Isn’t Afraid to Roast Obama

Even Cecily Strong was shocked to learn that she’ll be hosting this year’s annual White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) dinner on Saturday. The SNL comedian first heard the news from her dad, and she didn’t believe him. She thought he was the one who had been invited. Show More Summary

J.K. Rowling Just Finished Another Detective Novel

J.K. Rowling has completed another crime novel under the now-familiar pseudonym Robert Galbraith, the author announced on Twitter:   Just finished 3rd Cormoran Strike novel. — Robert Galbraith (@RGalbraith) April 24, 2015 The book is titled Career of Evil and will be published this fall, publisher Little, Brown revealed in a subsequent tweet. Show More Summary

The Quantum Computers Which are Bringing the Economy Up to Speed

Quantum computers, the next generation of high-powered super-computers, are about to transform the business world. And the precursors of this new generation already exist. Unlike conventional computers, quantum computers process data in parallel, mimicking, if you like, the human brain. Show More Summary

Hillary’s Shifting Stance on the Armenian Genocide

When Hillary Rodham Clinton was running for president in 2008, her stance on the slaughter of Armenians during World War I—the 100th anniversary of which is April 24—was clear. It was so clear, in fact, that she issued a statement bragging...Show More Summary

Who Will Welcome Climate Change Migrants?

With Earth Day just passed, it’s important to consider the numerous ways of approaching the complex issue of climate change. Some of my colleagues work on energy issues which are directly related to the carbon emissions that cause global climate change. Show More Summary

Odessa Holds Its Breath for an Invasion

Outside of the city administration building in Odessa, Ukraine, on April 16, three older men who said they were from the local Communist party unfurled a red hammer and sickle flag to protest a national law banning symbols of the Soviet Union. Nearby, police and local militia units were standing in a defensive ring around the city hall. Show More Summary

Hervé Falciani: ‘HSBC Switzerland was a Tax Haven in Itself’

“There have been times,” Hervé Falciani tells me, “when I’ve wondered if I was losing touch with reality. Could I really have seen what I saw, and revealed the things that I did, while the financial world continued as if nothing hadShow More Summary

Erdogan Draws Veil Over Genocide Claims With Gallipoli Commemoration

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s plans for a showcase centenary celebration of the Gallipoli campaign suffered a major setback on yesterday night when the German president Joachim Gauck joined forces with the Pope to describe the mass...Show More Summary

After Obama: No Easy Outs for Putin

Ukraine will remain at the heart of the conflict between the U.S. and Russia beyond the 2016 presidential election. In the polls, Americans are united on Ukraine; The majority of respondents support increased sanctions on the Kremlin. Show More Summary

Are We Executing Innocent People?

Year after year, decade after decade, people across the country overwhelmingly support the death penalty. In 2014, Americans supported capital punishment two to one—which is fairly low, historically: in 1995, support for execution was...Show More Summary

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