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Mandela: The Miracle Maker

The extraordinary life of the man who liberated South Africa—and then kept the country from falling apart.<p>Nelson Mandela, who died December 5, …

TIME Picks the Top 10 Photos of 2013

John Tlumacki. Boston, Mass., USA. April 15, 2013. The first Boston Marathon bomb exploded about two hours and forty m<p>... VIEW MORE<p>John …

6 Life Lessons Dementia Can Teach Us

I spent Thanksgiving Day in the dementia care community where I work. Throughout the day, I got reminders about what matters in life, and what doesn't. Take a guess, then read on.<p><b>Mind</b><p>Few of us pause to appreciate the beauty of our human mind. Not until we are brought face to face with the reality …

From EDM To Everything: SoundCloud Broadens Their Horizons

Is SoundCloud becoming mainstream?<p>For the past five weeks in a row, the five artists that have received the most new followers on SoundCloud, have been the same five rappers, all of whom belong to a major label. Does this signal a shift for SoundCloud, which has long been considered a platform …

Speed considered a factor in death of 'Fast and Furious' actor Paul Walker - TODAY.com

Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department investigators said early Sunday that “speed was a factor” in the single-car collision that took the life of actor Paul Walker and friend Roger Rodas over the weekend.<p>The pair's 2005 Porsche Carrera GT was "engulfed in flames" when deputies arrived at the scene in …

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Metro-North Train Derails, 4 Killed

Four people were killed and dozens more were injured when a Grand Central-bound Metro-North train derailed in the Bronx early Sunday, turning cars on …

Train derailment latest in string of problems for Metro-North this year

Sunday’s deadly train derailment is one of a series of safety issues for the Metro-North Railroad just this year — including a train derailment less than six months earlier along the same stretch of track.<p>In early November, the NTSB recommended that Metro-North use "redundant protection" such as a …

Icy roads cause 65-vehicle crash in Massachusetts

Icy conditions caused a 65-vehicle crash in Massachusetts on Sunday morning, leaving 35 injured, authorities said.<p>Starting just before 7 a.m., Sixty one cars, two trailer trucks and two six-wheel trucks collided in Worcester, Mass., creating a 1,500 foot long chain of impacted vehicles, according …

Black box data recorder recovered, eyed after deadly Metro-North derailment in New York

NEW YORK -- The black box data recorder was recovered from a commuter train that derailed as it hurtled around a sharp curve in the Bronx, killing four people and injuring dozens of others, investigators said late Sunday.<p>The device will be analyzed to determine what caused all seven cars of the …

Beyoncé, royal baby top America's 2013 Bing searches - TODAY.com

Gary Hershorn / Today<p>Beyoncé and Destiny's Child perform during the half-time show of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game in New Orleans.<p>To the left, Kim Kardashian. Beyoncé has dethroned the ubiquitous reality TV diva as Bing's most searched person in America.<p>Kardashian dropped down to second …

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Milwaukee strangler dies three years into life sentence

A serial killer died on Sunday after serving less than three years of a life sentence for strangling seven women, according to South Dakota prison officials.<p>Walter Ellis, 53, died at a Sioux Falls hospital, apparently of natural causes, but an autopsy is being conducted as part of a standard …

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NTSB: New York train was going 82 mph in 30 mph zone before crash

NEW YORK — The Metro-North commuter train that derailed in the Bronx — killing four people and injuring dozens — was traveling at a "harrowing" 82 mph as it hit a curve where the limit was 30 mph, officials said Monday.<p>The throttle was engaged until six seconds before the locomotive came to a stop …