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By TIME Staff
April 9, 2015

Shooting Witness Speaks Out

The bystander who filmed the police shooting death of an apparently unarmed black man in South Carolina over the weekend spoke out in a new interview Wednesday. Asked about how quickly he realized what he had documented, Feidin Santana said, “I knew right away”

 

Storms Rip Through Midwest

Up to 30 million people were in the path of the spring’s biggest storm yet Wednesday from the Gulf of Mexico to Canada and east to the Atlantic Ocean

Canadian Jets Bomb ISIS

Two Canadian fighter jets conducted their nation’s first air strikes targeting forces loyal to ISIS in Syria on Wednesday

 

Obama Backs Ban on ‘Conversion Therapy’ for LGBT Youth

The announcement comes as a response to the suicide of Leelah Alcorn, a transgender teenager who threw herself in front of a trailer-tractor in Dec. and who, in a note, said her parents were forcing her to see therapists who tried to persuade her to identify as a boy

 

Nearly 1,000 Alleged Gang Members Arrested

Federal agents arrested 976 suspected gang members across scores of American cities during a major operation that spanned from late February through the month of March, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency announced on Wednesday

 

Boston Bomber Guilty on All 30 Counts

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was accused in the Boston Marathon blasts that killed three people and injured hundreds, was found guilty on all counts. His conviction makes him eligible for the death penalty, though his lawyers will instead try to get him sentenced to life in prison

 

This Maya Angelou Stamp Has a Quote From Another Poet

The U.S. Postal Service said on Wednesday it would not reissue a Maya Angelou stamp that prominently features a quote written by poet Joan Walsh Anglund in 1967. The quote was a favorite of Angelou, who never claimed credit for it

 

Oklahoma Approves Ban on 2nd-Trimester Abortion Method

Oklahoma lawmakers have approved a ban on a common second-trimester abortion procedure that critics describe as dismembering a fetus. Under the bill, doctors cannot use forceps, clamps, scissors or similar items on a fetus to remove it from the womb in pieces

 

Legal Pot in U.S. Hits Mexican Cartels’ Cross-Border Trade

Mexican cartels are still smuggling harder drugs but advocates point out the success of marijuana legalization in cutting illegal trade. Analysts are still trying to work out the long-term effect this shift will have on Mexican cartel finances and violence

 

Kurt Cobain’s Daughter Isn’t a Nirvana Fan

Frances Bean Cobain spoke about her father, her mother Courtney Love and the upcoming Kurt Cobain documentary in an interview released Wednesday and she revealed she’s not the biggest fan of her dad’s music: “I don’t really like Nirvana that much”

 

People Who Like Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Have More Sex

In preparation for National Grilled Cheese Day, social-networking and dating site Skout has compiled a survey of its users to find out what their taste in sandwiches says about them. Turns out, grilled-cheese-sandwich lovers are having way more fun in the bedroom

 

Up to $300 Million in Valuables Stolen in London Heist

A crack team of thieves broke into a vault in central London’s gem district over the weekend and raided up to 70 safety-deposit boxes, making off, according to one estimate, with up to $300 million in jewels, cash and other heirlooms

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