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New Taliban Leader Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour Vows Continued Insurgency: Audio

The new Afghan Taliban leader appealed for unity in the insurgency in his first public message released on Saturday amid reports his predecessor's family members opposed his selection.<p>The new head, Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour, was deputy for several years to the elusive one-eyed former leader …

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U.S. Stocks Close Lower

Dow and S&P end at lowest levels in nearly a month<p>U.S. stocks fell Thursday, with the Dow and S&P ending at their lowest levels in nearly a month.<p>The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 170.69 points, or 0.9%, to 17905.58, hitting its lowest level since May 6. The blue-chip index spent most of the …

Stock Markets

Paris has had enough of your love destroying its bridges

It’s become a tradition for tourists to Paris to add “love locks” to the Pont des Arts, a bridge near the Tuileries garden, in a show of eternal affection of dubious merit and legality.<p>In Le Monde (link in French), a writer talks of watching a Singaporean couple buy a lock for €3 from an Indian …

France

Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht sentenced to life in prison

Ross Ulbricht jailed for life despite pleading for leniency after being found guilty in landmark case over the “Amazon of drug dealing”<p>The mastermind behind Silk Road, the online black market drug bazaar, has been jailed for life without the possibility of parole in a landmark case in New York.<p>Ross …

The Iraqi campaign to retake Ramadi from ISIS is a looming disaster

Troops are gathering outside of Ramadi, the city located 80 miles from Baghdad that ISIS took on May 17th. Ramadi is majority Sunni and could serve as an ISIS foothold for an assault on the greater Baghdad area.<p>A successful campaign to retake the city could send ISIS into retreat. But failure would …

Middle East

Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak explains the biggest difference between Steve Jobs and Bill Gates

Wozniak was the cofounder and technical genius behind Apple. In that role, he was the man who brought Jobs' visions to life. Over the years, he would get to know both Jobs and Gates very well as Apple and Microsoft weaved in and out of being competitors and partners.<p>During a press call on Wednesday …

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW: Meet Facebook's first 20 employees

But where are its first 20 employees today?<p>Many of Facebook's first employees are no longer at the company. Some left to join other successful tech companies like Playdom and Twitter. Others started their own companies.<p>Out of Facebook's first 20 employees, only two were women.

Social Media

US condemns China's land reclamation in South China Sea

The US has condemned China's land reclamation in the South China Sea, saying it is out of step with international rules.<p>Defence secretary Ash Carter called for an "immediate and lasting halt" of the works during the annual Shangri-La Dialogue, an international security conference, in Singapore on …

U.S. economy shrank in first quarter, but don't panic

Thank goodness spring is here. Winter really wore down the U.S. economy.<p>America's economic growth was actually negative in the first three months of 2015. Gross domestic product, the widest measure of growth, fell -0.7%, according to revised government data out Friday.<p>Blame the cold weather, the …

Obama: Sony 'Made a Mistake' By Pulling 'The Interview' Movie

President Barack Obama said Friday that Sony Pictures Entertainment “made a mistake” by nixing the release of a comedic film after the company was hacked and received cyber threats.<p>“Sony’s a corporation. It suffered significant damage. There were threats against some of its employees,” he said “I …

U.S. set to blame North Korea for Sony hack

The U.S. is ready to blame North Korea for the crippling hack attack at Sony Pictures, as the studio said Wednesday it would cancel next week's planned release of its controversial comedy "The Interview."<p>U.S. investigators say an announcement pinning the blame on hackers working for the Pyongyang …

Pushing Daisies (TV Series 2007–2009)

Episodes<p><b>Nominated for 3 Golden Globes.</b> Another 32 wins & 57 nominations. See more awards »<p>Storyline<p>Ned possesses the unique talent of being able to …

Taylor Swift’s Spotify paycheck mystery

<i>This post is in partnership with Time. The article below was originally published at Time.com.</i><p>By Jack Dickey, TIME<p>Taylor Swift has been paid less …

Mike Rowe Reveals ‘Absolute Worst’ Job ‘in Terms of Physical Discomfort’ That ‘Hurts on Every Level’

CNN host Mike Rowe turned to online community forum Reddit Thursday to host an “ask me anything” session — and revealed the one job he called the “absolute worst” in terms of “physical discomfort.”<p>The comment came in response to an individual who asked “which dirty job was the hardest” both …

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4 Things You Didn't Know About The Mansion In Taylor Swift's 'Blank Space' Video

Taylor Swift's stunning video for "Blank Space" is basically the best thing she's ever done, and if you are anything like us, you definitely took notice of the majestic mansion where her nightmare dressed like a daydream was filmed.<p>Welcome to New York Oheka Castle, the sprawling 109,000 square foot …

Apple Is Reportedly Planning a 12-Inch iPad

The tech giant's new product would rival Microsoft's Surface tablet.<p>Here's the oddest Apple rumor that just won't go away.<p>Apple is planning a 12.2-inch iPad that will rival Microsoft's Surface tablet. The big iPad, which many are calling the "iPad Pro," will be thinner than the iPhone 6 Plus, …

George W. Bush: 'I wouldn’t have been president' had my father not been the man he is

"Had my father not been the man he is, I wouldn't have been president,” former president George W. Bush told TODAY's Savannah Guthrie in an interview that will air on Monday morning. "I learned a lot from him."<p>Update: See President George W. Bush's Monday TODAY interview<p>The 43rd president of the …

Mexican Officials Detail Horrific Scenario For Murdered Students

MEXICO CITY — Drug gang members have described a horrific effort to make 43 teachers college students disappear, detailing an industrial-scale effort involving piling their bodies like cord wood on a pyre that burned for 15 hours and then wading into the ashes to pulverize, bag and dispose of …

Who Shot Bin Laden? A Tale of Two SEALs

Two different alumni of SEAL Team Six, the secretive group of highly trained warriors that killed Osama bin Laden three years ago, have been profiting off their role in the terror leader’s death since leaving the military.<p>Former Team Six member Matt Bissonnette, who wrote a bestseller under a …

7 Things You Didn't Know About Facebook From Mark Zuckerberg's Q&A

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