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Government

Project Ara Lives: Google's Modular Phone Is Ready for You Now

The building that houses Google's Advanced Technology and Products division offers a few subtle hints that something weird is going on inside. The …

Collateral Damage

<i>The following script is from "Collateral Damage" which aired on May 15, 2016. Bill Whitaker is the correspondent. Marc Lieberman, producer.</i><p>This past …

Mississippi Town Finally Ordered to De-segregate After 51-Year Legal Battle

A U.S. District Judge ruled that Cleveland, Mississippi, must merge its integrated and all-black schools.<p>Sixty-two years after <i>Brown v. Board of Education</i> found school segregation unconstitutional, a federal court has ordered a Mississippi school district to finally complete the process of …

Rights & Freedoms

Baghdad market car bomb attack kills dozens

Islamic State claims responsibility for largest blast, in Sadr City, as two other Shia neighbourhoods also targeted<p>A string of car bomb attacks across Baghdad has killed at least 90 people, making it the Iraqi capital’s deadliest day this year.<p>Islamic State claimed responsibility for the largest …

Middle East

John Kasich Drifts Away

“Everywhere I went in America, I told people about our beautiful, beloved state,” Governor John Kasich, of Ohio, said on Wednesday, when he announced that he was suspending his campaign for the Presidency. “I expect that we’re going to have more visits as a result.” He had made the decision to get …

New Hampshire

Lin-Manuel Miranda will be replaced by Javier Muñoz

The woman posted a video online of her family being removed from the cruise.<p>28 min ago1:59 p.m. April 3, 2018<p>Some consumers are conducting their own …

Alex Gibney

Trump: 'We can't continue to allow China to rape our country'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump on Sunday compared the U.S.'s trade deficit with China, which he regularly laments and vows to tackle as president, to rape.<p>"We can't continue to allow China to rape our country, and that's what they're doing," Trump said during his second rally Sunday in Fort Wayne, Indiana, …

Donald Trump
The White House
Education
Government

First Read: A Clinton-Trump General Election Comes Into Focus

<i>First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.</i><p><b>Clinton-vs.-Trump general election comes into focus</b><p>Last night was going to break one of two ways, especially on the Republican side: It was either going …

Government

Judge finds Amazon liable for in-app charges racked up by kids

A federal court has ruled that Amazon is responsible for charges billed to parents by their kids through in-app purchases.<p>The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) first lodged the case against Amazon back in July 2014, after the government agency had already reached settlements with both Apple and Google …

Government

Harriet Tubman replaces Andrew Jackson on the face of $20 dollar bill

April 20, 2016 | 1:11 PM<p>U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced changes to the $20, $10 and $5 bills Wednesday, confirming that abolitionist leader Harriet Tubman will replace president Andrew Jackson on the face of the $20 dollar bill.<p>The list of changes adds new figures and images to bills …

Black History

What Are The Panama Papers?

Yesterday, it was all anyone was talking about: the Panama Papers. And then the names spilled out: Messi. Ulloa. Putin. Cameron. It seemed that the Panama Papers were connected with a staggering number of high-profile names.<p>But what, exactly, are the Panama Papers? Here’s what you need to know.<p>The …

Corruption

Axl Rose Broke His Foot and Borrowed Dave Grohl's Throne to Play Show

Grohl and Axl are definitely cool.<p><i>Photo via Instagram</i><p>Rock and roll is hard as shit. Day to day, you can never guess what is going to happen at the next turn, so you have to adapt to whatever the wild lifestyle throws at you. That's exactly what happened when Axl Rose broke his foot recently. Given …

Axl Rose

Guns N' Roses Jam 'My Michelle' With Sebastian Bach in Vegas

Guns N’ Roses continued their return to the stage with a second Las Vegas show on Saturday night (April 9). The arena show saw a surprise appearance …

Star Wars: The Force Awakens syncs up to Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon

For years, Floydians have been syncing up Pink Floyd’s classic <i>Dark Side of the Moon</i> with <i>Wizard of Oz</i>. What’s affectionately referred to as <i>Dark Side</i> …

Government
Government

Muslim family kicked off flight demands apology from United Airlines

A Muslim family of five from Libertyville wants an apology from United Airlines after the family was removed last month from a plane at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.<p>The removal came after the parents requested an additional strap for their youngest daughter's booster seat, according to …

The 17 equations that changed the world

In 2012, Mathematician Ian Stewart came out with an excellent and deeply researched book titled "In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations That Changed the World.<p>His book takes a look at the most pivotal equations of all time, and puts them in a human, rather than technical context.<p>"Equations …

Mathematics

Google disables April fools' joke amid user fury after prank backfires

Gmail Mic Drop caused more tears than laughter, thanks to users accidentally enabling the prank on serious emails – with some dire consequences<p>April Fools’ Day 2016: best jokes from around the world<p>Google’s April Fools’ Day prank has backfired, leaving the company looking the fool and a number of …

Pranks

At least 14 dead after bridge collapses in bustling Indian city of Kolkata

Residents used their bare hands to try to rescue people pinned under a 100-metre (110-yard) length of metal and cement that snapped off at one end and came crashing down in a teeming commercial district near Girish Park.<p>"The concrete had been laid last night at this part of the bridge," resident …

India

School's out in Hungary in protest at government control

First lessons of the day were cancelled at some 250 establishments in Hungary on Wednesday, as teachers, pupils, their parents and grandparents gathered outside schools to protest at centralised control of state education which they consider oppressive and heavy handed.<p>“We thought someone should …

I Fooled the Internet with a Petition to Allow Guns at the Republican Convention

It started out as a joke, but my petition ended up attracting more than 50,000 signatures and becoming a national news story.<p><i>This week, an anonymous internet person calling himself the "Hyper Rationalist" launched a Change.org petition calling for guns to be allowed at the GOP convention this July.</i> …

Guns

The bestselling albums of all-time – reranked by streaming stats

Who’s bigger: Adele or the Beatles? We rewrote the record books using Spotify figures and found that the bangers top the chart<p>On Wednesday, we brought you the most popular singles of all time, reimagined for the digital age, by ranking them according to their streaming numbers on Spotify. Now we’re …

Whitney Houston

First iPhone SE teardown reveals mainly 5s/6s parts inside, but a few surprises too

As the iPhone SE is slowly beginning to reach the hand’s of customers around the world, the folks at ChipWorks have already been able to take Apple’s latest 4-inch phone apart to see what’s powering it all on the inside. It’s often been said the iPhone SE is an iPhone 6s crammed into the body of an …