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The Face of ISIS

The identity of the masked fighter of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria 'Jihadi John' was revealed as Mohammed Emwazi this week. From S Club 7 and Manchester United to Islamic fundamentalism and possibly murder, here's what we know about him

Russia Opposition Leader Killed

Putin Critic Assassinated

Boris Nemtsov, a leading opponent of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was shot and killed in central Moscow Friday by an unidentified attacker.

House Passes Stopgap Bill Funding Homeland Security Department For Short Term

Shutdown Crisis Averted

Congress passed a 1-week extension to fund the Department of Homeland Security and prevent 30,000 federal employees going on furlough

Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett Finds a Successor, But Won't Say Who

The Sage of Omaha says he and the board have found the "right person" to succeed him as CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. Even though he doesn't name the person in question, he does say more on the subject than he has in the past.

India's PM Modi, President Mukherjee, Lok Sabha speaker Mahajanand Vice President Ansari walk inside the parliament premises as they arrive to attend the first day of the budget session in New Delhi

India's Modi Unveils First Full Budget

The newly elected Prime Minister's first full-year budget ramps up infrastructure spending, cuts corporate taxes and introduces a new universal social security system — aiming to both satisfy the business community and help the poor

87th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals

Lupita Nyong'o's Stolen Oscar Dress Recovered

The as-yet-unidentified thief who stole the 12 Years a Slave star's dress apparently returned it to the London Hotel in Los Angeles. "We believe this dress is the dress that was stolen from the London Hotel," a police spokesman said.

Rand Paul speaks at CPAC in National Harbor, Md. on Feb. 27, 2015.

GOP Presidential Race Takes Off at CPAC

There’s still a straw poll winner to announce, but the biggest story lines at this week’s Conservative Political Action Conference have already unfolded. Here are the 12 big takeaways from the annual Republican gathering.

New York Knicks Anthony Mason during game against Chicago Bu

New York Knicks Star Anthony Mason Dead at 48

The 6-foot-7 Mason won the NBA's Sixth Man award in 1995 with a Knicks team that was eliminated in the second round of the playoffs in one of its classic clashes with the Indiana Pacers.

FBI Release Images Of Boston Marathon Bombing Suspects

Marathon Bombing Trial Will Stay in Boston

A federal appeals panel ruled Friday that publicity hasn't jeopardized Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's right to an impartial jury. Opening statements are set to proceed next week in the city where the attacks took place.

APTOPIX Winter Weather

February Coldest Month in History For Some in U.S.

February was the coldest month ever recorded in parts of the northeastern U.S., breaking century-old records in some areas; Bangor, Maine saw average temperatures of just 6 degrees during the past 28 days

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi visits the Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad

Iraqi Museum Looted During War Reopens

The Baghdad museum, which places back on display priceless artifacts from ancient Mesopotamia, was intentionally re-opened ahead of schedule as a response to the recent destruction by the militant group ISIS of sculptures at a museum in Mosul.