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A Migrant's Harrowing Journey

With at least 1,000 migrants dead in the Mediterranean this past week, E.U. officials are scrambling to devise ways to halt the armada of smugglers' boats crossing from Africa. Here's the story of Mahmoud, a 28-year-old who survived the journey to Europe in mid-April

Catholic Bishop Charged

Pope OKs Bishop's Resignation

Pope Francis on Tuesday accepted the resignation of a U.S. bishop who pleaded guilty to failing to report a suspected child abuser


Clinton Continues Listening Tour

Hillary Clinton told voters in N.H. on Monday that "I want people to know that I'm listening" as she kicked off week two of her 2016 campaign

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Full House Revival Is Coming to Netflix

Netflix has ordered a 13-episode revival of Full House, titled Fuller House. The sequel will focus on original cast members Candace Cameron-Bure, Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber. John Stamos will be the producer and a guest star

Egypt's ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi sits in a defendant cage in Cairo, Egypt on May 8, 2014.

Ousted Egyptian President Gets 20 Years in Prison

An Egyptian criminal court has sentenced ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi to 20 years in prison over the killing of protesters in 2012, the first verdict to be issued against the country's first elected leader. Morsi faces several other trials

Blue Bell ice cream in Lawrence, Kan., Friday, April 10, 2015

Blue Bell Creameries Issues Recall of All Products

Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries is recalling all of its products on the market after two samplings of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeriosis. The foodborne illness was tracked to a production line in Brenham, Texas


Here's the Universe's Biggest Structure

Scientists researching a mysteriously cold region in space have found what they say is the largest known structure in the universe — a gigantic hole. The expanse is being called the "supervoid" and measures 1.8 billion light years across

Jason Rezaian at The Washington Post in Washington, DC on November 6, 2013.

Washington Post Reporter in Iran Faces Charges

A Washington Post reporter jailed for nearly nine months in Iran faces charges of espionage and three other crimes, his lawyer revealed on Monday. Rezaian also faces charges of "conducting propaganda against the establishment"

Director/writer/producer Jon Stewart attends "Rosewater" New York Premiere at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on November 12, 2014 in New York City

Jon Stewart's Daily Show Exit Has a Firm Date

Fans of Jon Stewart have a little over three months to get their fill of the comedian and Daily Show host, with Stewart announcing the date of his departure. The 52-year-old said in February that he would be retiring from the satirical newscast after 16 years

AC/DC drummer pleads guilty at New Zealand trial

AC/DC Drummer Phil Rudd Pleads Guilty

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has pleaded guilty to charges of threatening to kill a former employee and possession of methamphetamine and marijuana, according to various news reports. Rudd had originally pleaded not guilty to those charges last year

Views Of Kraft Foods Products At A Supermarket Ahead Of Earns

Kraft Mac & Cheese Plans to Go for a More Natural Look

Kraft Foods Group will no longer use synthetic coloring or artificial preservatives in its original Macaroni & Cheese in the U.S., the company announced Monday, and will instead turn to natural color alternatives derived from sources like turmeric, paprika and annatto

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India's Amazon Will Shut Its Website in a Year

Flipkart, India's biggest e-commerce company, said on Monday that it plans to shut down its website within a year and transition completely to a mobile app. Two-thirds of Flipkart's 8 million monthly shipments come from towns where most don't have access to computers