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GOP Chief Reince Priebus Calls Donald Trump to Tell Him to 'Tone It Down'

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus called presidential candidate Donald Trump and asked him to pull back his rhetoric on immigration, a source familiar with the conversation told NBC News on Wednesday.<p>The source, who asked not to be identified, said Priebus made the request to …

How Greece Became European

The troubled relationship between modern Greeks and their neighbors to the north and west—sometime admirers, sometime lenders, sometime detractors—helps explain today’s crisis.<p>Greece is the cradle of European civilization, but is it even in Europe?<p>The answer might seem obvious: The country is on …

Facebook just completely changed the way it charges advertisers — here's how people in the industry feel about it

From now on, advertisers who buy ads on a cost per click (or CPC) basis will only have to pay when users actually click a link to their brand's website or app. They will no longer have to pay when when the user likes, shares, or comments on the post.<p>The idea is that advertisers who care about link …

Tsipras could find a new world order built on Moscow-Beijing axis

If and when Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras takes a break from rattling the current world order this week, he's expected to fly to a place called Ufa to see if he can find favour with those building a rival one.<p>Ufa, a virtually anonymous city in central Russia, is playing host to two gatherings …

Shirley Temple’s Life in Pictures

Imagno / Getty Images<p>Shirley Temple was the biggest movie star of the Great Depression, known for having 56 perfect golden ringlets. This 1933 photo …

NASA Has Determined Where The Mysterious Jelly-Doughnut Rock On Mars Came From

Scientists have confirmed that a strange-looking Mars rock, called "Pinnacle Island," that suddenly and inexplicably popped up in a photograph taken by the Opportunity rover came from a larger piece of rock nearby. The larger rock, known as "Stuart Island," was chipped by one of the rover's wheels …

5 reasons we wish cities could be nominated for Oscars

THE MOVIES NOMINATED for Academy Awards in 2014 distinguished themselves not only through remarkable acting performances, smart screenplays, and …

Paris in Black and White

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Top 10 Things to Do in New Orleans (Besides Mardi Gras)

New Orleans is more than parades and parties. Here are ten of its best offerings besides the annual festivities of Mardi Gras.<p><b>Jackson Square</b><br>The French Quarter’s heart and soul is a must-see, boasting a statue of Andrew Jackson at its center and a ragtag collection of artists and fortune-tellers …

'Once In A Lifetime' Ice Caves Form On Lake Michigan Shore

If you trek to the Lake Michigan in the next couple weeks and hike along the frozen shore, you might find yourself standing on top of miles of spectacular ice caves.<p>Photo by Tom Auch.<p>Tom Auch, a photography teacher at Northern Michigan College in Traverse City, Mich., did just that this week. On …

Kepler satellite: astronomers may have discovered 461 new planets

Astronomers have found possible evidence for 461 new planets outside our solar system, using measurements from Nasa's planet-hunting satellite, Kepler.<p>The data has also been used by scientists to predict that the Milky Way could contain up to 17bn Earth-sized planets orbiting stars.<p>Several of the …

High-resolution Nasa images show magnetic braids of the sun - video

Nasa images of the sun's outer atmosphere, the highest resolution pictures ever achieved. The agency launched the High Resolution Coronal Imager, or Hi-C, on 11 July 2012 from White Sands missile range in New Mexico. Hi-C's image sequences show the twisting up or braiding of the magnetic field that …

How big is the universe … compared with a grain of sand? - video

Scientist praises socialist philosopher under attack from senator Joseph McCarthy in letters written in 1954<p>Published: 1 Mar 2013<p><b>Stephen Curry:</b> Wonders of Life is the amazing story of the physics of living things, but underneath there is a harder and more complex tale to tell<p>Published: 18 Feb …

Mission to the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah – in pictures

Photojournalist Jim Urquhart always wanted to go into space. Here he comes close to his dream, documenting a team of scientists who are using the Utah desert as a dry run for future missions to Mars

Christian threats force Muslim convoy to turn back in CAR exodus

Thousands of Muslims tried to flee the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR) on Friday, only for their mass convoy of cars and trucks to be turned back as crowds of angry Christians taunted: "We're going to kill you all."<p>The drama unfolded as Amnesty International said it had uncovered …

Tweet Becomes An 'Official Word' In Latest Oxford English Dictionary Update

For all the talk of multi-million dollar valuations, one to one interactions, and a steadfast refusal to speculate about a flotation, Twitter finally has something that could impress even the most technophobic grandparent. ‘Tweet’ is now an official word, and is included in the Oxford English …