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April 10, 2015 7:36 AM EDT

Obama to Meet Castro

Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro will both be in Panama on Friday for a potentially historic moment, as the U.S. and Cuba seek to restore ties they abandoned decades ago. “We don’t want to be imprisoned by the past,” said Obama

Yemen Rebels Capture City

Shi‘ite rebels and allied troops overran the capital of an oil-rich Yemeni province on Thursday, making significant gains despite Saudi-led air strikes

Moments Before the Shooting

Video footage released on Thursday shows the moments before a white South Carolina police officer fatally shot an apparently unarmed black man

Deadly Tornado Sweeps Through Illinois

A tornado that hit the northern Illinois town of Fairdale has left one person dead, seven injured and more than a dozen homes destroyed. A wide swath of the county, from Texas to Michigan and across the upper Midwest, experienced severe weather on Thursday

Inside the Village Caught in the Middle East Crossfire

When loud explosions rocked the small hilltop village of Ghajar — partly located in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights — a few months ago, a sense of terror that a long-dreaded conflict had finally arrived rippled through the local residents

Census Bureau Guard Dies After Shooting in Maryland

Police say a man who kidnapped a woman in a domestic dispute shot a guard at the U.S. Census Bureau headquarters in Maryland before leading police on a chase into Washington that ended with the suspect and an officer wounded

Game of Thrones Premiere Sparks Download Surge

In the weeks leading up to the much-anticipated premiere of Game of Thrones Season 5, there has been a huge surge in illegal downloads of the HBO hit show. Figures show that episodes were illegally downloaded more than 7 million times from Feb. 5 to April 6

Mad Men Star Was Charged in Brutal Hazing in 1990s

Jon Hamm had not previously been publicly linked to a 1991 lawsuit filed by a Sigma Nu pledge at the University of Texas who said he was severely beaten and that Hamm participated “till the very end.” Hamm was charged with hazing and received probation

Tributes Pour in for ‘Voice of Cricket’ Richie Benaud

Richie Benaud was an integral part of the Australian cricket team in the 1950s, setting records with bat and ball while also leading his side to several memorable victories. But as tributes attest, he will most be remembered for his iconic commentary of the sport

Mamma Mia! Will Close on Broadway After 14 Years

On Sept. 5, Mamma Mia!, one of Broadway’s longest-running shows, will wrap up production after 14 years, producer Judy Craymer announced on Thursday. “It’s an honor to be recognized as one of the most popular shows in Broadway history,” said Craymer

Gay ‘Conversion Therapy’ Bans Gain Momentum

Advocates who want to end “conversion therapy” for LGBT children were thrilled when the Obama Administration called to ban the practice — and they hope President Obama’s support will boost their efforts to enact bans in state legislatures across the country

Kentucky Derby Bans Drones and Selfie Sticks

In a loss for people who like taking pictures of themselves at sporting events, Churchill Downs has banned selfie sticks from the Kentucky Derby and Oaks races. For the first time ever, fans will also not be permitted re-entry on the day of the race

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