Morning Must Reads: February 12

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Big Fat Lie

A little fat may not be harmful, while too much of it can be unhealthy, and even fatal. But in the latest review of studies that investigated the link between dietary fat and causes of death, researchers say the guidelines got it all wrong

Ukraine Ceasefire Agreed

Russian President Vladimir Putin said the warring parties in the Ukrainian conflict have agreed on a ceasefire beginning midnight on Saturday

Obama: ISIS Is ‘Going to Lose’

President Obama said ISIS is “going to lose” during statements Wednesday about the war powers request he sent to Congress

House of Cards Season 3 Briefly Shows Up on Netflix Early

Season 3 of House of Cards made a surprise debut on Netflix on Wednesday, before disappearing again just as suddenly. Netflix had announced that the political drama would premiere on Feb. 27 on its site, but the first 10 episodes (of 13) appeared early

60 Minutes Correspondent Bob Simon Killed in Car Crash

Bob Simon, the award-winning CBS News reporter and correspondent for the network’s iconic 60 Minutes news show, was killed in a car accident on Wednesday night. The accident took place in New York City. Simon was 73 years old

University of North Carolina Mourns 3 Slain Students

A large crowd gathered at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, campus on Wednesday to mourn the loss of Deah Barakat, 23; his wife Yusor Abu-Salha, 21; and her sister Razan Abu-Salha, 19, three Muslim students shot near campus on Tuesday

Congress Passes Keystone Bill, Sets Up First Veto in 5 Years

Congress passed a bill to authorize the Keystone XL pipeline, setting up the first veto since 2010 and only the third in the Obama presidency. The pipeline would help link up to 830,000 Alberta barrels a day down to Gulf Coast oil refineries

Photo of Loving Couple Wins World Press Photo Award

Danish photographer Mads Nissen has won the 58th World Press Photo contest for his portrait of Jon and Alex, a gay couple, during an intimate moment in St. Petersburg, Russia. Each year, the foundation selects the best images produced over the previous 12 months

Korean Air ‘Nut Rage’ Exec Sentenced to 1 Year in Prison

A Seoul court found a former Korean Air executive guilty of violating aviation-safety law after a trial that stemmed from her tantrum over how she was served macadamia nuts on a flight

Tiger Woods to Take a Break From Golf

The golfer announced in a statement Wednesday that he would take indefinite leave from the game, after his world ranking, 62, dropped to its lowest point since he went pro in 1996. “My play, and scores, are not acceptable for tournament golf,” he said

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Finally Makes It Into Space

The company successfully launched its first deep-space mission Wednesday evening, after two aborted launches in recent days. The Falcon 9 rocket deployed a satellite that will take up position almost a million miles from Earth.

Solar Energy Can Now Be Converted Into Liquid Fuel

Researchers at Harvard have discovered how to convert solar energy into liquid fuel, potentially accelerating our switch to the alternative energy source. Previously, sunlight was converted into hydrogen fuel cells, which made limited headway as an energy source

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