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Charles Townes, Laser Inventor, Black Hole Discoverer, Dies At 99

6 hours agoNews : The Two-Way

Physicist Charles Townes died Tuesday. He was a key inventor of the laser and won the Nobel Prize for his discovery in 1964. But his career didn't end there.

Matthew Fischer, 16, Disemboweled Classmate After Victim Sent Snapchat To His Girlfriend

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC – Police have charged 16-year-old Matthew Fischer with murder after fatally stabbing 17-year-old Lucas Cavanaugh during an argument over a picture the victim sent to Fischer’s girlfriend. The stabbing happened on Sunday after Fischer became angry over some Snapchat messages that Cavanaugh sent to Fischer’s girlfriend. Show More Summary

Chicago Cubs Legend Ernie Banks, 1st Black Player In Team History, Dies

5 days agoNews : The Two-Way

The shortstop known as "Mr. Cub," who began his career in the Negro leagues, hit 512 home runs in his 19 seasons with the team and remained a cherished figure to the team and its fans. He was 83.

White House Seeks More Time From Congress On Iran

last weekNews : The Two-Way

There is bipartisan support for sanctions — and a veto threat from the president. His chief of staff, Denis McDonough, says the White House would consider congressional action "later in the year."

Rand Paul to Hannity: "I'm seeing Christians beheaded"; Wants "Civilized Islam" to Fight ISIS

2 weeks agoNews : Reason

Yesterday, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) appeared on Sean Hannity's radio program to talk about "Islamophobia" in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo massacre. According to the transcript by the National Journal's Emma Roller, Paul said "I haven't...Show More Summary

Details Emerge About Suspects In 'Charlie' Attack; Manhunt Continues

2 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

Thursday was a national day of mourning in France, even as a force some 88,000-strong provided sought two men suspected of killing 12 people at a satirical magazine's office in Paris.

Alabama Police Officers Recorded Mocking Special Needs Children At A Local Learning Center

A handful of Alabama police in Pelham are in trouble over an audio recording made of them mocking special needs children at a local learning center. It’s the reason why Dustin Chandler, a Pelham police officer, says he just turned in his resignation. Show More Summary

Cuban Authorities Detain Artist, Dissidents, Thwarting Performance

4 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

Cuban artist Tania Bruguera asked people to use a microphone to outline their vision of the country. Bruguera, however, was detained before the performance even started.

'The Interview', Greeted By Sold-Out Shows, May Net Millions This Weekend

last monthNews : The Two-Way

The North-Korea-infuriating comedy received a limited release on Christmas, mostly in independent theaters, after hacker-threatened Sony Pictures first pulled the film then made it available.

Unexpected Life Found In The Ocean's Deepest Trench

last monthNews : The Two-Way

An expedition to the Pacific's Mariana Trench has found evidence that life exists miles below the surface. But it's not life as we know it.

Demonstrators March In NYC After Mayor's Call To Suspend Protests

last monthNews : The Two-Way

Mayor Bill de Blasio asked people to wait until after the funerals of two officers who were killed on Saturday. Activists say their protests against police brutality aren't linked to the deaths.

Singer Joe Cocker Has Reportedly Died At Age 70

last monthNews : The Two-Way

Joe Cocker, the raspy-voiced British singer famous for hit songs such as "Feelin' Alright" and "Up Where We Belong," has died at age 70, according to reports in British media.

NYC Police Deaths: Details On Suspect; Rift Between Mayor And Police

last monthNews : The Two-Way

New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton says tensions in the city are at their worst since the 1970s. He spoke two days after Ismaaiyl Brinsley shot and killed two police officers in New York.

Calling U.S. A 'Cesspool,' North Korea Warns Against Escalation

last monthNews : The Two-Way

North Korea's National Defense Commission, which is headed by the country's leader, Kim Jong Un, said its military was ready to fight America "in all war spaces including cyber warfare space."

CEO Says Sony Pictures 'Did Not Capitulate,' Is Exploring Options

last monthNews : The Two-Way

Melissa Block talks to Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton about the cyber attack against his company and the cancellation of the Christmas Day release of The Interview.

What's Next For Cuba? The Headlines That Tell The Story

last monthNews : The Two-Way

The State Department says a delegation of diplomats will visit the island next month. The formal restoration of diplomatic ties is expected to be as easy as the two countries writing each other notes.

New Era For Cuba? Voices From Miami And Havana

last monthNews : The Two-Way

In Miami, home of the largest Cuban diaspora, two generations faced off on the streets. In Havana, demonstrators spoke of hope.

'Clifford The Big Red Dog' Creator Bridwell Dies At 86

last monthNews : The Two-Way

More than 50 years after he came up with a story about a huge dog, author Norman Bridwell has died. In 2012, Bridwell told NPR he was shocked when his idea was accepted for publication.

The U.S. Has A Surgeon General, For The First Time In 17 Months

last monthNews : The Two-Way

A job that's been open in President Obama's administration since July of 2013 was finally filled Monday, as the Senate voted to confirm Vivek Murthy as America's new surgeon general.

Postcard From Mexico: Mother Clings To Hope That Students Are Still Alive

2 months agoNews : The Two-Way

Mexican authorities recently identified the remains of one of the 43 students believed killed by drug traffickers working with police. Families are having a tough time believing the official story.

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