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US President Barack Obama speaks at a ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of the formation for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, at it's headquarters in McClean, Va., on Apr. 24, 2015.

Obama Defends Drones

President Obama praised the nation's spying operations a day after disclosing that U.S. drones killed two al-Qaeda hostages

Baltimore seeks answers in Freddie Gray's death in police custody

Cops Erred in Man's Death

A Baltimore man should have received medical attention at the spot where he was arrested—before he was put inside a police van, authorities said

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Remembering Richard Corliss: His Greatest Reviews

Richard Corliss, who died Thursday at 71, reviewed more than 1,000 movies in the 35 years he spent as TIME’s resident expert on all things Hollywood. Here are some of his finest reviews, from Raging Bull and E.T., to There's Something About Mary and Fast Five

Lebanese Armenians march with flags and placards on the Antelias highway, north of Beirut, on April 24, 2015, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the mass killings of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire in 1915.

Armenians Are Still on the Run 100 Years Later

Descendants of the Armenian refugees who fled their homes 100 years ago are facing displacement of their own as fighting in Syria intensifies. "How many times in [a] century will be subject to immigration, displacement and deportation?” one descendant said

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Comcast Abandons Time Warner Cable Deal

Comcast officially announced it has abandoned a $45 billion takeover bid for Time Warner Cable, after significant opposition from U.S. regulators. The deal would have combined America's two largest cable companies

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Diet Pepsi Will No Longer Contain Aspartame

The company will replace the low calorie sweetener with two different artificial sweeteners, it said Friday. A PepsiCo executive explained in the announcement that "while decades of studies show aspartame is safe, we recognize that consumer demand is evolving."

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Executive Explains Why Facebook Covers Egg-Freezing

A Facebook employee with cancer inspired COO Sheryl Sandberg to create the company's controversial egg-freezing policy. "I talked about it with our head of HR, and said, 'God we should cover this,'" Sandberg said

Florida Fraternity Accused of Insulting Disabled Veterans

The University of Florida is investigating a fraternity for allegedly spitting on wounded military veterans during an event at a Panama City Beach resort. "There is no doubt that some of our members engaged in ugly and unacceptable behavior," the fraternity said

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Indiana HIV Outbreak Worsens, With 142 Infected

The state extended its public health emergency in Scott County for another month on Friday as a new report released by federal and state health officials reveals disturbing trends in injection drug use in a county of only 4,200 people

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Here's Where Americans Binge-Drink the Most

Ten years of research published in the American Journal of Public Health has broken down the data by county, observing adults 21 and over who binge-drink and those who drink heavily — and the results show wide variation in the amounts Americans drink