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Lincoln’s final hours: Moment by moment, inside Ford’s Theatre and the home where the president died

It was a scene of horror and disbelief, yet those who were there recall feeling inspired to live worthy of the man<p><i>The collective sense of what had occurred was of a sadness too noble not somehow to inspire, and it was truly in the air that . . . we could at least gather round this perfection of a</i> …

Mueller possibly was paired with ISIS fighter

<b>(CNN) —</b> Kayla Mueller, an American aid worker and ISIS hostage whose death was confirmed by her family this week, might have been paired with a male ISIS fighter during her captivity, U.S. intelligence and government officials said Wednesday.<p>The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, cited …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Kanye West's Ryan Seacrest Interview: 11 Things We Learned

From interrupting Beck to why he thinks the Grammys are a joke, the rapper opens up<p>Kanye West recently spoke with Ryan Seacrest and co-host Ellen K …

Pope Francis: not having children is selfish

Life rejuvenates and acquires energy when it multiplies, pontiff tells audience in St Peter’s Square<p>Pope Francis has chided couples who choose not to have children, saying the decision is a “selfish” act. The statement, made in his general audience in St Peter’s Square, will be seen as especially …

Pope Francis

Apple Confirms Aperture to Be Removed From Mac App Store After Launch of Photos for OS X

Shortly after last week's deployment of OS X 10.10.3 to developers, Apple updated its official Aperture page on its website, adding a notice stating that Aperture will be removed from the Mac App Store when the Photos for OS X app launches.<p>The same notice can also be found in the app's Mac App …

Sleep Deprived? A Nap Can Undo The Damage To Your Health

A new study points to yet another benefit of stealing 30 minutes of shut-eye this afternoon.<p>Naps are incredible. For something so socially questionable–have you ever tried to snooze at the office?–the act of stealing 20 minutes of shut-eye during the day certainly packs a lot of benefits. Science …

Sleep

New England Patriots Salary-Cap Breakdown by Position

With the start of NFL free agency roughly one month away, the 2015 New England Patriots are already under construction. Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman may not stop partying in that time (nor should they), but the front office must gets its house in order with some important internal …

NFL

Chris Marker's Groundbreaking Photos Illuminate Life In North Korea

First released in 1989, Noonbit Publishing’s <i>The People of the North</i> (also titled <i>Coréennes</i>, which is French for "Korean") was an immediate hit in South Korea’s photography community for its fascinating documentary portraits of North Korean life. But just 2,000 copies were printed in its first run, …

North Korea

Lawmaker Wants to Make Yoga Pants Illegal

This Montana representative thinks exercise pants are downright obscene.<p>A lawmaker in Montana is super pissed about your obscene yoga pants, you guys.<p>According to the Associated Press via the <i>Billings Gazette</i>, Rep. David Moore introduced a bill in the House Judiciary Committee designed to cut down …

House Judiciary Committee

CBS '60 Minutes' correspondent Bob Simon dies in car crash

NEW YORK (AP) — Longtime "60 Minutes" correspondent Bob Simon, who covered riots, Academy Award-nominated movies and wars and was held captive for more than a month in Iraq two decades ago, died in a car crash on Wednesday. He was 73.<p>"CBS Evening News" anchor Scott Pelley, his eyes red, announced …

Vietnam War

Here’s how to unlock your phone under the new rules

Image copyright ponsulak / Shutterstock.com.New rules governing U.S. wireless carriers went into full effect on Wednesday, although many carriers had …

T-Mobile

3 students shot to death in apartment near UNC Chapel Hill

<b>(CNN) —</b> Was it a dispute over a parking space or something more sinister that prompted the shooting death of three students in an apartment near the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus?<p>Police said "an ongoing neighbor dispute over parking" might have been a factor in the shootings …

Crime

Amanda Knox to marry rock musician boyfriend

US student acquitted of murder of Briton Meredith Kercher<p>Amanda Knox, the American student who was convicted then acquitted of the murder of her British house-mate, Meredith Kercher, has reportedly got engaged.<p>Miss Knox, 27, who was accused of murdering the British student in 2007 in the hilltop …

Crime