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one of 200 images of Guantanamo Bay prisoners released by the US department of defense
Department of Defense

U.S. Releases Abuse Photos

The U.S. Department of Defense has released nearly 200 photos related to the alleged torture of prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said. But the civil rights group says the government is withholding 1,800 additional photos

Isabel and Moises Albuquerque and their son son at the Associacao de Assistencia a Crianca Deficiente, a rehabilitation center for disabled children, in Recife, Brazil, Feb. 1, 2016.

The Hunt for Zika Answers

While health officials agree the evidence is convincing, scientists still can’t say for certain that Zika causes the birth defect microcephaly and experts are working hard to establish a definitive connection between the virus and the disorder

HOLLIS, NH - FEBRUARY 05: Ohio Governor and Republican presidential candidate John Kasich smiles during a snowball fight with his staff following a town hall style meeting on February 5, 2016 in Hollis, New Hampshire. Democratic and Republican Presidential candidates are stumping for votes throughout New Hampshire leading up to the Presidential Primary on February 9th.  (Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images)

Candidates Weather a True New Hampshire Test: Snow

The presidential candidates braved wintry weather during the home stretch of campaigning in New Hampshire, a state that is simultaneously critical to their electoral hopes and inevitably prone to snow in the days before the primary

Apollo 14 Lunar Module Pilot Edgar Mitchell with the Apollo 14 emblem.

Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 Astronaut, Dead at 85

Mitchell, one of only 12 humans to set foot on the moon, was not a typical strait-laced astronaut: He attempted to communicate telepathically with friends at home during his Apollo mission and later said aliens visited Earth and faith healers were legit

Trader Christopher Morie, right, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. The stock market opened slightly lower after the government reported only modest job growth last month. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Tech Stocks Hammered as Markets Tumble

U.S. stocks closed sharply lower after a weak jobs report cast doubt on the strength of the U.S. economy. Technology stocks were especially hard hit, leading a broad decline at the end of the week that included all sectors except utilities

A user scrolls through a Twitter feed on the screen of an Apple Inc. iPhone 5 smartphone in this arranged photograph taken in London, U.K., on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. Twitter Inc.'s initial public offering documents suggested a valuation of $12.8 billion for the microblogging service, underscoring the seven-year rise of a still unprofitable company that has helped revolutionize how people share information. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Twitter Gives ISIS Sympathizers the Boot

The company announced in a tweet that it has used spam-fighting technology to identify and suspend more than 125,000 accounts on its social media site for threatening or promoting terrorist acts mainly related to ISIS in the last eight months

Saturday Night Live Larry David as Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders to Appear on Saturday Night Live

When comedian Larry David hosts Saturday Night Live this weekend he'll be joined by Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders — the man he has been impersonating on the show all season

Sanderson Farms Championship - Round One

Mississippi City Finds Lead in Drinking Water

As residents in Flint, Mich. continue to warm bottled water for their baths and the blame for the public health crisis is debated in Congress, concern over lead in the water supply has spread to Jackson, Miss.

Orange Is the New Black

Netflix Renews Orange Is the New Black

No early release for the ladies of Litchfield. Netflix announced that Orange Is the New Black has been renewed for three more seasons. The news comes in advance of the series’ season 4 debut on June 17

DERRY, NH - FEBRUARY 4: Republican presidential candidate Governor Jeb Bush is introduced by his mother Barbara Bush before holding a town hall meeting at West Running Brook Middle School in Derry, New Hampshire on February 4, 2016. (Photos by Charles Ommanney/The Washington Post)

Barbara Bush Says Jeb Is 'Too Polite'

Barbara Bush, who has been speaking out for her son as he campaigns for President in New Hampshire ahead of Tuesday's primary, said she thinks Jeb Bush is "too polite: Why don't you interrupt like the other people do?"

Volcanic lightning is seen at an eruption of Mount Sakurajima from Tarumizu city in southwestern Japan on Feb. 5, 2016. A Japanese volcano about 30 miles from a nuclear plant erupted on Friday, Japan's Meteorological Agency said, sending fountains of lava into the night sky.

Volcano Erupts in Japan

A volcano erupted in southwest Japan, sending bursts of lava flowing out of the side. Mount Sakurajima unleashed grey smoke and streaking flashes of lightning. There were no immediate reports of injuries