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Ranking member Sen. Bob Menendez listens to testimony during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, in Washington on March 11, 2015.

New Jersey Senator Is Indicted

Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez was indicted on corruption charges Wednesday for improperly aiding a friend and major donor

Iran, world powers inch towards nuclear agreement

Iran Nuke Talks Extended

Negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program headed for double-overtime, after differences forced diplomats to abandon the March 31 deadline

Weeds grow in dry cracked earth that used to be the bottom of Lake McClure in La Grange, California on March 24, 2015.

California Imposes First-Ever Mandatory Water Restrictions

California’s governor issued unprecedented mandatory water restrictions for the entire state on Wednesday in the face of a persistent drought that is growing dire, directing the State Water Resources Control Board to cut the state’s water usage by 25%

Former U.S. Rep. Asa Hutchinson on Dec. 21 2012, in Washington, DC.

Arkansas Governor Won't Sign Religious Freedom Bill

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson called for the state legislature to make changes to a controversial religious freedom bill that prompted an angry outcry from prominent businesses and activists who say it could lead to discrimination against gays

Kim Kardashian (L), Kourtney Kardashian (C) and Khloe Kardashian Odom (R) attend a benefit event in New York City on Feb. 16, 2014.

The Kardashians Are Getting Another Reality Show

The Kardashian TV empire is expanding once again. E! has ordered a new reality series, this time mainly following the Kardashian sisters’ employees. Dash Dolls will go behind the scenes of a boutique owned by Kim, Kourtney and Khloe

New Google store opens

That Time Google Employees Went to War Over Pie

The most intense argument in the history of Google, one that lead executive Larry Page to threaten his resignation, wasn’t about business strategy, corporate leadership or even Google Glass. It was about pie

Military soldier with bag in airport, low section

Military Suicides Aren’t Linked to Deployment, Study Finds

Sweeping new research published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry suggests that the reasons for military suicide are much more complicated than just deployment. In the study, suicide was not associated with deployment in the U.S.’s two most recent major conflicts

Entertainer Miley Cyrus makes an appearance at Omnia Nightclub at Caesars Palace on March 22, 2015 in Las Vegas.

Miley Cyrus Calls Supporters of Indiana Law 'Dinosaurs'

The singer shared her thoughts with TIME as part of a conversation about the future of music and youth culture. "We are moving forward. As much as we get distracted by stupid laws that make us feel like we’re regressing, we’re not," she said

In this March 26, 2015 file photo, rescue workers work at site of the Germanwings crash site near Seyne-les-Alpes, France.

All Remains Retrieved at Alps Crash Site Where 150 Died

Just over a week after a Germanwings plane crashed into the French Alps, investigators have finished retrieving human remains from the crash site and are trying to match them with DNA profiles, but such an arduous task could leave families waiting for months

President Obama Holds News Conference At The White House

White House Authorizes Sanctions on Foreign Hackers

A new executive order signed Wednesday enables the Secretary of Treasury to freeze assets of those who engage in “malicious cyber-enabled activity” anywhere in the world so long as that activity is dangerous to the national security

See The Best April Fools' Day Pranks of 2015

TIME is tracking the best April Fools' Day pranks of 2015—from a selfie stick for dogs, to salmon-flavored vodka and drone-delivered 3D custom pizzas—so you can make sure you don’t fall for any of them