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Obama: ‘No Excuse’ For Shooting

President Obama had harsh words for whoever is responsible for the shooting incident in Ferguson, Mo., that left two police officers wounded. “They’re criminals. They need to be arrested,” he said in an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Sweetening the Deal

A new report reveals that the sugar industry heavily influenced federal research—as well as the guidelines that resulted from that research

Kremlin Critics Fear ‘Hit List’

Rumors of a power struggle among Kremlin clans have fueled tensions since the murder of dissident Boris Nemtsov in Moscow

This Movie Drew the Least Diverse Audience of 2014

A report by the Motion Picture Association of America reveals that one of the year’s top-grossing movies drew an audience that was 64% white

ISIS Welcomes Boko Haram Pledge

ISIS is expanding into West Africa after it accepted a pledge of allegiance from Boko Haram, the Islamist militant group that has killed and kidnapped thousands of people over more than a decade of terrorizing Nigeria, according to an ISIS audio released Thursday

SXSW Declares Music Festival a ‘Drone-Free Zone’

The announcement comes after concerns about public safety and airwave interference from the remote control’s frequency spectrums, which may interrupt musical performances. However, organizers say they may allow some drones in trade areas

Clinton Most Favorable Among Potential 2016ers, Poll Finds

Hillary Clinton may be taking heat over an email controversy, but a new poll finds she’s still more recognizable and viewed more favorably by the American public than any other potential presidential contender

Bodies Recovered in Army Helicopter Crash

Search teams on Thursday found the wreckage of an Army helicopter and recovered all but two of the bodies of 11 servicemen killed off the coast of Florida. An investigation into the cause of the crash is currently under way

Kathy Griffin Quits Fashion Police

Kathy Griffin announced via Twitter on Thursday that she is quitting Fashion Police. “I want to help women, gay kids, people of color, and anyone who feels underrepresented to have a voice,” said Griffin, who only joined the show in January to replace Joan Rivers

China Says It Will Decide the Dalai Lama’s Reincarnation

The Chinese Communist Party says it is its responsibility to decide who will succeed the Dalai Lama. By tradition, a new Dalai Lama is only identified after the death of the old one and is said to be the reincarnation of his predecessor

Disney Announces Frozen 2

Apparently Disney can’t let it go. The original 2013 box-office smash took in more than $1 billion worldwide and became the highest-grossing animated film of all time, as well as inspiring thousands of wintry-themed birthday parties

This Is How Much an Average American Wedding Costs

The average price of weddings in the U.S. has jumped to a new all-time high. That’s the conclusion of a survey of around 16,000 American couples. The Knot 2014 Real Weddings Study also found that 45% of weddings exceed a couple’s budgets


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