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No Let Up in Winter Weather

Yet another Arctic blast fell on two-thirds of the country Friday, with central and eastern U.S. 10 to 30 degrees below average

ISIS: A Special Report

The militant group is more a nation than a network of terrorist cells. Here are 12 dispatches from around the world on the rising global threat

Here's Why You See That Dress as White and Gold

The Internet officially broke on Thursday night, thanks to a dress that defies the classification of color. Is it white and gold or is it black and blue? Well, that depends on the light and the physiology of the individual eye, according to experts.

US soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) during a ceremony at the Barclay Training Camp (BTC) in Monrovia, Liberia on Feb. 26, 2015.

U.S. Has Longest Period Without Combat Death Since 9/11

The U.S. military is currently enjoying its longest stretch without a combat death since the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Wednesday marked the 75th day since American forces suffered its last fatality, when two soldiers were killed in Afghanistan’s Parwan province

Kanye West seen leaving Abbey Road Studios on Feb. 26, 2015.

Kanye West Says Sorry to Beck and Bruno Mars

The Beck apology came after he kind of stole the artist's thunder at the 2015 Grammy Awards, nearly "pulling a Kanye"—or his "I'mma let you finish" moment with Swift at the VMAs in 2009—when Beck won Album of the Year over Béyonce.

Apple Unveils iPhone 6

Apple Watch Event Expected March 9

Apple CEO Tim Cook has said the Apple Watch will hit stores in April, and a just-announced March 9 event looks like the perfect time to unveil new details about the device. The event could also involve other announcements, like a refreshed MacBook Air or Apple TV

President Obama Speaks At Chicago's Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy

Obama Thanks Redditors After Net Neutrality Approval

The Commander-in-Chief said he wished he could "upvote" every one of the Reddit users who commented on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)'s net neutrality rules. The federal agency approved regulations to keep the internet an open marketplace.

Harrison Ford attends the 12th Annual Living Legends of Aviation Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Friday, Jan 16, 2015, in Los Angeles

Harrison Ford Is Joining the Blade Runner Sequel

Harrison Ford will once again grace the silver screen as Rick Deckard in the upcoming sequel to Blade Runner, Alcon Entertainment announced on Thursday. Ridley Scott, the original director of the 1982 sci-fi thriller, will not be coming back to direct the latest version

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner speaks during a press conference at the Government House in Buenos Aires on Feb. 11, 2015.

Argentina Judge Dismisses President's Cover-Up Case

An Argentine judge threw out a controversial case on Thursday against the country’s President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, who had been accused of covering up the alleged involvement of Iranian officials in a bombing in Buenos Aires in 1994.

Earl Lloyd

First Black NBA Player Passes Away

Earl Lloyd, the first black professional NBA player, passed away Thursday at the age of 86. Known as "the Big Cat," the forward made his league debut in October 1950, playing for the Washington Capitals. Lloyd averaged 8.4 points during 560 regular-season NBA games

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Virginia to Compensate Forced-Sterilizations Victims

Virginia will now compensate victims of the eugenics program. Advocates for surviving victims won a three-year fight on Thursday when the Virginia General Assembly budgeted $400,000 to compensate them at the rate of $25,000 each