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By TIME Staff
May 1, 2015

Americans Rescued in Nepal

Speaking exclusively with TIME, Corey Ascolani, Della Hoffman, and Eric Jean describe spending five days stranded in the Himalayas following Saturday’s earthquake. “When we saw the helicopter coming in low, the tears started streaming down our faces,” said Jean

See the GMOs You Eat

Since GMOs were approved for commercial use, and then first planted into U.S. soil in 1996, their production has increased dramatically

Best of the NFL Draft First Round

Three teams showed no fear of behavioral baggage accompanying some prospects in the NFL draft’s first round. The rest were more reticent

What Really Happened to Freddie Gray?

Baltimore police have completed their investigation into the death of Freddie Gray and turned over their findings to prosecutors—but until the findings of the investigation are revealed, city residents can only speculate

Bernie Sanders Runs for President

The Vermont Senator enters the race as a robust liberal alternative to Hillary Clinton. His campaign will test what voters think of populist ideas and the question is whether voters outside his home state will be able to picture him in the White House

Music Streaming Website Grooveshark Shuts Down

The online streaming website Grooveshark lost its battle with the music industry Thursday, agreeing to shut down immediately. The firm was facing a slew of legal actions, including a $15 billion suit from Universal Music Group

Britney Spears Injures Ankle on Stage, Cancels Vegas Shows

Britney Spears has had to reschedule her Friday and Saturday Las Vegas shows after injuring her ankle while performing on stage Wednesday night. The star’s doctor recommended she take the two days to heal before continuing her “Britney: Piece of Me” residency

Tesla Enters Home Battery Market

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, the CEO of electric car maker Tesla Motors, hopes to park hundreds of millions of large, solar panel-connected batteries in homes and businesses so the world can disconnect from power plants — and he can profit

Obama to Choose Chicago as Site of Presidential Library

Barack Obama’s Presidential Library and Museum will be located in none other than his adopted home: Chicago. Several news reports cited two unnamed sources familiar with the choice, who weren’t authorized to discuss the apparent selection before it became official

J.Lo’s Heartfelt Tribune to Selena at Latin Music Awards

Jennifer Lopez delivered a heartfelt tribute to Mexican-American singer Selena at the Billboard Latin Music Awards Thursday, keeping audiences spellbound with her nostalgic renditions of the murdered singer’s greatest hits, including “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom”

Malala Attackers Jailed for Life

A Pakistani court jailed 10 men for life on Thursday for their involvement in the 2012 assassination attempt on teenage education activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai. Authorities are still searching for the man who fired the gun

New FDA-Approved Drug Slims Double-Chins

The drug Kybella has been approved by the FDA as a treatment for “adults with moderate-to-severe fat below the chin, known as submental fat,” according to a news release. When injected below the chin, Kybella will destroy fat cells

We will hold an #AskTIME subscriber Q&A today, Friday, May 1, at 1 p.m. with TIME correspondent Elizabeth Dias, who this week has written about the Supreme Court’s consideration of same-sex marriage in a story about how the issue has divided Evangelicals, and another about Jim Obergefell, whose marriage is at the center of the civil rights question: do same-sex couples have a Constitutional right to marry? Her other stories can be found here.

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