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Twitter’s Oscars stats: 3.3B tweets viewed worldwide, reaching 37M people

No matter what you think of Ellen’s selfie, it’s hard to deny the impact the Oscars had on Twitter this year.<p>Twitter revealed this morning that tweets about the Oscars were viewed more than 3.3 billion times between 5 p.m. Eastern on Sunday and 5 a.m. Monday morning. But perhaps even more …

As heroin deaths spike, families deal with grief

Zachary Gys, a gifted high school athlete from Lowell, Mass., was popular and good at school.<p>"He hurt himself and a friend wanted him to play hockey. …

Deaf Man Allegedly Beaten, Tasered By Police After Trying To Use Sign Language

Police officers in Southern California are under fire for allegations that they beat, shocked and arrested a deaf man who was trying to use sign language to communicate with them.<p>Jonathan Meister, a deaf and non-verbal resident of Manhattan Beach, Calif., claims that the Hawthorne Police Department …

Missing Ukrainian President Is Now Wanted for Mass Murder

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Ukraine's interim government has issued an arrest warrant for ousted president Viktor Yanukovych, …

900-Year-Old Viking Message Decoded, Reads 'Kiss Me'

The mystery of a 900-year-old Viking message has finally been solved. Cryptologists, put down your cipher devices, because the formerly incomprehensible code that's been haunting your dreams reads in part: "Kiss me."<p>A runic artifact that reads: "Kiss Me". Photographer: Jonas Nordby.<p>The baffling …

Michael Sam smashes status quo

A year ago in an interview with CNN's Carol Costello, I said it would take a difference-maker, a Rosa Parks or a Jackie Robinson-like figure, to stand up for what is right and break the ice so real progress can be made in the battle for equality in professional sports.<p>Twelve shorts months later, we …

Feds to seek death penalty against accused Boston bomber Tsarnaev

The Justice Department has notified a federal judge that it intends to seek the death penalty if a jury convicts Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for last April’s bomb attacks at the Boston Marathon.<p>Tsarnaev is awaiting trial on charges that he and his brother built and planted two pressure-cooker bombs that …

Amanda Knox and ex-boyfriend found guilty in retrial

Amanda Knox and Italian ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were found guilty by an Italian court in their latest trial more than two years after they were acquitted of murdering a British student.<p>Knox, 26, remained in her Seattle home for the current trial, which was ordered after Italy's Supreme …

Weeks Later, More Questions Than Answers In W.Va. Chemical Spill

State officials in West Virginia say that in most areas, they can no longer detect any of the industrial chemical MCHM that spilled into the water supply recently. They say the water is safe for people to drink and use — including most pregnant women. But other public health specialists say they …

Hospital In Texas Removes Life Support From Brain-Dead Woman

A Fort Worth, Texas, woman who was 14 weeks pregnant when she was found unconscious and brain-dead after suffering a pulmonary embolism, has been taken off life support after a weeks-long court battle by the hospital to keep the ventilator on.<p>A ventilator that had kept Marlise Munoz's heart and …

Mentally Ill Are Often Locked Up In Jails That Can't Help

<b>Listen · 10:45</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>Cook County, Ill., Sheriff Tom Dart walks the halls of his jail every day. With 10,000 inmates, this place is a small city — except a third of the people here are mentally ill.<p>Dart has created some of the most innovative programs in the country to …

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Mount Sinabung erupts – in pictures

The Getty photographer Ulet Ifansasti has spent the last week in North Sumatra, Indonesia, documenting the effects on the land and population as Mount Sinabung continues to spew ash and smoke

Awe-Inspiring Photos of Patagonia’s Most Famous Glacier

Sean Kelly gallery in New York is presenting an impressive new body of work by photographer Frank Thiel that shows the massive glacial ice formations in Patagonia, Argentina. The show, called <i>Nowhere is a Place</i>, takes its name from a book co-written by Bruce Chatwin and Paul Theroux in 1992 about …

Heartbreaking Story of a Stray Kitten’s Struggle to Survive

Tel Aviv-based photographer Alex Greenshpun took this sweet photo of a stray kitten, with its eyes closed, drinking formula from a small syringe. Both heartwarming and heartbreaking, the image, that will forever be burned into our memory, is called <i>The Little Miracle</i>. Greenshpun included this …

Moment Mobile Lenses

As the phone continues to become the most widely used camera in the Western world, we've seen everything from moldable tripods and clever lens adaptors to the comical monopod selfie-assister. Though the most notable accessory for phone photography right now comes from Moment, a new clip-on lens …

Firsthand Photos of Antarctic Researchers Stuck in Ice

Passengers aboard a Russian research vessel (the M.V. Akademik Shokalskiy) were unexpectedly barricaded by ice off the east coast of Antarctica a couple of weeks ago. Their story became international news. Despite being in the middle of nowhere, many of them continued to have contact with the rest …

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Man Walks All Day to Create Massive Snow Patterns (Part 3)

English artist Simon Beck never ceases to amaze us with his large-scale murals of geometric patterns in snow. Each visually breathtaking piece, which Beck manually creates by walking through the snow and leaving behind his track prints, adds a surreal element to its natural landscape. Walking …

The Big Impact Of A Little-Known Chemical In W.Va. Spill

<b>Listen · 3:06</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>The chemical that was found last week to be contaminating the drinking water of hundreds of thousands of West Virginians is used to clean coal. But very little is known about how toxic it is to people or to the environment when it spills.<p>The …

I was the sole survivor: 4 stories of plane crash survival - CNN.com

(CNN) — It's a terrifying, life-changing experience that few of us can fully understand: survival of a large plane crash.<p>Only a handful of people have come through major plane crashes alive and alone. CNN Films' "Sole Survivors" examines four of those stories: The toddler, the "Miracle Girl," the …

School is a prison — and damaging our kids

<b>(wavebreakmedia via Shutterstock)</b><p>Longer school years aren’t the answer. The problem is school itself. Compulsory teach-and-test simply doesn’t work<p>Peter Gray<p>August 26, 2013 11:45am (UTC)<p>Parents send their children to school with the best of intentions, believing that’s what they need to become …

Nelson Mandela funeral set for Dec. 15; 10 days of mourning begin

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- After 10 days of national mourning, anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela will be buried on Dec. 15 in a private service in his home village of Qunu, President Jacob Zuma told journalists Friday.<p>The former president, who died Thursday, will be accorded a state funeral in …

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