The early morning sun rises behind the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC.
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By TIME Staff
April 29, 2015

Calm After the Storm

Baltimore streets previously rocked by riots were quiet Wednesday morning at the lifting of a nighttime curfew that was enforced by 3,000 police and National Guardsmen. The curfew ended at 5 a.m. with no reports of disturbances in the early morning hours

Justices Debate Gay Marriage

Supreme Court Justices met on Tuesday for the second time in two years to debate the constitutionality of same-sex-marriage bans

Nepal Death Toll Rises

The death toll is expected to increase as rescue teams move away from Kathmandu and reach devastated villages near the quake’s epicenter

NFL Ending Tax-Exempt Status, Commissioner Tells Owners

The National Football League is giving up its tax-exempt status, Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a letter to team owners. The league has been tax-exempt since 1942, though all 32 teams pay taxes on their income, Goodell said

Every Episode of Seinfeld to Be Available on Demand

Hulu inked a massive $180 million deal with Sony Pictures TV on Thursday for the rights to distribute every episode of Seinfeld via their on-demand platform. This is the first time the entire Seinfeld catalog will be available in the era of online streaming

AT&T Fires President Over Racist Text

AT&T Inc. on Tuesday confirmed that it has fired Aaron Slator, a president who became the subject of a $100 million discrimination lawsuit for using his work phone to send racially offensive images. The images in question were found on Slator’s phone by an assistant

McDonald’s Drops 7 Sandwiches in ‘Menu Simplification’

McDonald’s plans to cut seven sandwiches from its menu — including the Deluxe Quarter Pounder and six different chicken sandwiches — in an effort to keep up with rivals Wendy’s and Burger King as well as restaurant chains like Chipotle and Panera

Friends Reboot Won’t Happen, Says Co-Creator

Friends co-creator Marta Kauffman has no qualms about snuffing out the dreams of nostalgists hoping to see the gang back together again. “Nope, never gonna happen,” she told The Wrap when asked if the beloved series would ever see a reboot

Israel Evacuates Surrogate Babies but Not Mothers

Israel’s reliance on Nepalese surrogate babies has been thrust into the spotlight as more than two dozen surrogate Israeli babies have been evacuated from Nepal, where a devastating earthquake on Saturday killed more than 4,400 people

WNBA’s Griner to Attend Domestic-Violence Counseling

Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner has entered into a diversion agreement after being arrested on suspicion of assault following a fight last week with her fiancée, fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson. The two 24-year-old players suffered minor injuries

Black Sabbath’s Last Album to Drop in 2016

Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne said on Tuesday the band will release a final album and go on an accompanying tour in 2016 . “The plan is that next year we’ll do the final Black Sabbath tour and album,” Osbourne said at a press conference

Relief as Indonesia Spares Life of Mary Jane Veloso

Mary Jane Veloso, a 30-year-old Filipina who was due to be executed by firing squad for smuggling 2.6 kg of heroin into Indonesia, was granted a reprieve on Wednesday after a woman accused of planting the drugs on her surrendered to police in the Philippines

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