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Ted Cruz Announces 2016 Bid

Republican Senator Ted Cruz has become the first major candidate for U.S. President, kicking off what’s expected to be a rush of announcements from others. “I am running for President and I hope to earn your support,” the Tea Party favorite said on Twitter

‘Father of Singapore’ Dies at 91

Lee Kuan Yew was Singapore’s founding father and the architect behind the country’s remarkable transformation

World Water Shortage Looms

Water resources may soon meet only 60% of the world’s water demands, the U.N. warned in a report for World Water Day

Slow Global Response to Ebola Cost Thousands of Lives

Doctors Without Borders has slammed the international community’s slow response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, saying it cost thousands of lives that could have been avoided. It said its warnings were dismissed as alarmist leading to “indescribable horror”

U.S. Safety Officials Probe Nissan Vehicles Over Air Bags

An investigation into 990,000 Nissan vehicles recalled in 2013 and 2014 is trying to determine if the company adequately fixed a sensor malfunction that can inhibit the inflation of the front-seat air bags during a collision

Climate Change Is Causing More Allergies

Researchers have found that air pollutants linked to climate change could be responsible for why an increasing number of people suffer from allergies each year. Nitrogen dioxide and ground-level ozone appear to set off chemical changes in allergens

You Won’t Believe Where the World’s Best Whiskey Is Made

Taiwan’s Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique is now officially the best single-malt whiskey on earth, according to the World Whiskies Awards. The contest’s judges described the malt as “surprisingly smooth on the palate” and added, “it’s like Bourbon-infused milk chocolate”

Wichita State Upsets Kansas, Heads to Sweet 16

Wichita State earned bragging right for the foreseeable future with its 78-65 win, the first time it has beaten the University of Kansas since 1987. It’s been more than two decades since the Shockers last had a shot at the state’s top dog, KU

Secret Nazi Hideout Believed Found in Argentina

Archeologists have discovered ruins in a remote jungle region of Argentina that are believed to be Nazi hideouts intended to act as safe havens if Germany lost World War II. Researchers found German coins and a porcelain plate dating back to the 1930s and 1940s

Starbucks Will Stop Writing ‘Race Together’ on Your Cups

CEO Howard Schultz said in a memo that the cups were “just the catalyst” for the “Race Together” initiative, which launched last week and which he says will still continue as planned, with discussion forums and store expansion into minority communities

Yemen Officials Fear for Aden as Rebels Seize New City

Shi’ite rebels seized Yemen’s third largest city of Taiz on Sunday, one day after issuing a call to arms to battle forces loyal to the country’s embattled President in Aden, the provisional capital. Officials fear the takeover of Taiz is a prelude to an attack on Aden

Insugent Tops Box Office but MissesDivergent Mark

The movie, based on novelist Veronica Roth’s Divergentyoung-adult dystopian series, came in No. 1 with $54 million in the U.S. and Canada. The results, while successful, raise questions about the trajectory of the four-part Divergent film series

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