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30 Years, No Cure

Dr. Robert Gallo, who co-discovered the cause of AIDS three decades ago and helped pave the way to blood testing for HIV, says a cure is unlikely, despite advances in drug treatments that have dramatically reduced the deaths from infection

Amazon Gets Prime Cut of HBO

HBO's new partnership could boil down to "the enemy of Netflix is my friend," but it also indicates a need to remain relevant in the age of binge-watch TV

U.S. President Barack Obama addresses the National Organizing summit in Washington on Feb. 25, 2014.

Obama Eats $300 Sushi

President Obama begins his week-long Asia trip by dining with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the world's only three Michelin star sushi restaurant

From left: Senior Fatah official Azzam al-Ahmad, Gaza's Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, and senior Hamas leader Moussa Abu Marzouk, after the announcement of an agreement between the two rival Palestinian groups, Hamas and Fatah, in Shati Refugee Camp, Gaza Strip, on April 23, 2014.

Palestinian Unity Deal Met with Skepticism

Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas have been here before. They've buried the hatchet with "historic pacts" that fizzled twice since 2011. There's skepticism—but also a glimmer of hope—that this time could be different

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NFL Cheerleaders Pay a High Price for Pom-Poms

Members of the Buffalo Jills are the third group of cheerleaders in the NFL to file a lawsuit citing poor pay and degrading treatment from their franchises, including catcalling, groping, "jiggle tests" and worse

Tributes Recall Heroes in South Korea Ferry Disaster

Tales of young crew members helping passengers escape the doomed Sewol ferry are emerging in the aftermath of its sinking off South Korea last week as the death toll climbs and funerals are held for victims whose bodies have already been recovered

A pro-Russia activist hangs a flag of the so-called "People's Republic of Donetsk" on the regional administration building seized by separatists as armed men in military fatigues guard the premises in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk on April 21, 2014.

TIME, VICE Journalists Detained in Eastern Ukraine

TIME's Berlin Correspondent and three other journalists were freed an hour after being detained at a checkpoint in the separatist-held town of Slavyansk on Monday but a VICE News correspondent is still being held, highlighting the threat to media in the region

Various automatic handguns are shown in the weapons vault during a media open house at the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) National Laboratory Center in Beltsville, Md. on June 18, 2013.

Georgians Can Now Pack Heat Almost Everywhere

Radical new gun legislation signed into law on Wednesday allows licensed owners to carry guns in more public locations than ever before, as places like churches can opt in to permit the weapons and bars can opt out if they want them banned

U.S. Army Private First Class Chelsea Manning in 2010.

Judge Approves Chelsea Manning Name Change

A Kansas judge has approved a petition by Army Pfc. Chelsea Manning, the private known as Bradley Manning who was sentenced to 35 years in prison for handing classified U.S. documents to WikiLeaks, to officially change her name as she now identifies as a woman

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Today Might Be Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday

The playwright's birth is marked every April 23 but experts disagree on whether that's true, as some believe baptism records from April 26, 1564, suggest he was born three days earlier, as was typical, but others say it might not have occurred so quick or long afterward

From right: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia address a news conference on Feb. 11, 2014 in New Delhi.

Indian Politician Kejriwal Wins TIME 100 Readers' Poll

Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal took first place after more than 3.2 million votes were cast, followed by Narendra Modi, the frontrunner in the Indian elections, and celebrities like Katy Perry, Justin Bieber and Laverne Cox