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By TIME Staff
March 17, 2015

Israelis Go to the Polls

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces voters Tuesday in an election that could see him booted from office, but it could be days or weeks before his fate is clear. Here’s what you need to know

Durst Could Face Death Penalty

Los Angeles prosecutors filed a first-degree murder charge against real estate heir Robert Durst, subject of The Jinx, after his arrest in New Orleans

Vanuatu Begins Recovery Efforts

Relief workers who have struggled to access remote areas of Vanuatu that were ravaged by a cyclone reached some of the islands on Tuesday

NFL Rookie Retires Due to Safety Concerns

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland said on Monday that he is retiring due to concerns over “the long-term effects of repetitive head trauma.” The 24-year-old said he first began to think about the possibility of retiring early during training camp last season

Apple to Launch TV Service This Year, Report Says

Apple is moving closer to making a foray into web-based television, according to sources familiar with the tech giant’s plans. The company is in the process of collaborating with programmers to offer an approximate 25-channel package to subscribers this fall

Putin Puts Russia’s Northern Fleet on ‘Full Alert’

Russian President Vladimir Putin put his nation’s northern fleet on full alert in the Artic Ocean on Monday as animosity brews between Kremlin and NATO. The order allows for the mobilization of 38,000 military personnel, 41 ships, 15 submarines and 110 planes

Ferguson Shooting Suspect Didn’t Target Police, Lawyer Says

A man accused of shooting two officers last week in Ferguson was not targeting police or aiming at demonstrators at a late-night protest, his attorney said on Monday as he countered an earlier police description of the crime

Uber’s CFO Steps Down

The ride-hailing service confirmed Monday that its CFO Brent Callinicos is stepping down. Callinicos, who joined Uber from Google in 2013 and also previously worked at Microsoft, helped the company expand its global operations to more than 50 countries

Burma Jails 3 for ‘Insulting Buddhism’ in Facebook Post

A Burmese court sentenced a New Zealand citizen and two Burmese nationals to 2½ years in prison with hard labor for posting a promotional advertisement on social media that depicted the Buddha wearing headphones

Mitt Romney to Fight Evander Holyfield in Charity Bout

Forget about Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, the real fight of the century is scheduled for May 15, when Mitt Romney enters the ring to battle Evander Holyfield. “It will either be a very short fight, or I will be knocked unconscious,” said Romney

Pinterest Is Now Valued at $11 Billion

The social scrapbooking site’s latest round of fundraising netted $367 million, more than doubling its valuation to $11 billion, with the new funds reportedly going toward international expansion. Pinterest reached its previous $5 billion valuation last May

Egypt Sentences 14 Islamists to Death

Egypt’s official news agency said a criminal court has sentenced 14 people, including the leader of the country’s banned Muslim Brotherhood, to death. The case is rooted in violence that swept the country after the military-led ouster of President Mohamed Morsi

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