May 28, 2014 12:30 PM EDT

Here are the stories TIME is watching this Wednesday, May 28:

  • Poet, writer and Civil Rights activist Maya Angleou died in her home at the age of 86.
  • Iraq War veteran Isaac Sims was killed in a shootout by police after being turned away from a VA hospital in Kansas City.
  • Google unveiled a driverless car which has no steering wheel, no gas pedal and no breaks.
  • Get ready to hit “Like.” Bored teens in Quebec help find a kidnapped baby using Facebook.

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