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Heat vs. Pacers results, 2014 NBA playoffs: Indiana dominates Miami 107-96 to take 1-0 series lead

The Pacers shot 51.5 percent in an impressive Game 1 victory over the two-time defending champions.<p>The Indiana Pacers delivered a statement in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, beating the Miami Heat 107-96 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Sunday.<p>The 107 points were the most in a game for the …

Rebels level historic Aleppo hotel in Syria

HOMS, Syria (AP) — With a gigantic explosion, Syrian rebels on Thursday leveled a historic hotel being used as an army base in the northern city of …

Ukrainian Separatists to Push Ahead with Independence Vote This Weekend

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Separatists in two eastern Ukrainian regions said they will go forward with a weekend referendum …

Yemen law on child brides and FGM offers hope of wider progress

Yemen is poised to vote on a comprehensive Child Rights Act over the coming months, which would ban child marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM).<p>The new law would establish the minimum age for marriage as 18, in line with the international human rights standard. Fines would be imposed on …

Ukraine To Expel Russian Diplomat Reportedly Caught Taking Classified Info

Ukraine's government has ordered the expulsion of Russia's military attache, saying he had been caught red-handed receiving classified documents related to the country's cooperation with NATO.<p>The unnamed attache was taken into custody on Wednesday, has been declared persona non grata and will be …

Modi shows political muscle in Indian holy city

Thousands of fervent supporters of Narendra Modi, favourite to become India’s next prime minister, surged through the streets of Varanasi on Thursday …

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Ukraine forces kill up to five rebels, Russia starts drill near border | Reuters

SLAVIANSK, Ukraine/ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Ukrainian forces killed up to five pro-Moscow rebels on Thursday as they closed in on the separatists’ military stronghold in the east, and Russia launched army drills near the border in response, raising fears its troops would invade.<p>The …

New York Daily News Front Page Fires Back at Raptors GM's 'F--k Brooklyn' Remark

Prior to the start of the Toronto Raptors' first-round playoff series vs. the Brooklyn Nets, Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri notoriously cried out "F--k Brooklyn!" at a pre-series rally. (NSFW video can be seen here.)<p>Saturday night, the Nets took Game 1, defeating the Raptors 94-87 in the Air …

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AS Roma Blog

7 days ago<p>The Eternal City's heartbeat is back to normal after the undulating emotions of Wednesday night, and the dominant feelings not just around …

6 Dead, Residents Evacuated After Quake Strikes Off Chile's Coast

Nearly a million residents were forced to evacuate after a magnitude-8.2 earthquake struck off Chile's northern coast, triggering a small tsunami.<p>Six …

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Obama aims to tighten rules on for-profit career colleges | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will issue rules on Friday aimed at cracking down on low-performing for-profit career training colleges the administration says bury students under mountains of debt and fail to prepare them for a well-paying job.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama speaks …

Deportations review months ago

The deportation policy review President Barack Obama announced this week was actually ordered months ago, the president told immigration reform activists at the White House on Friday.<p>Obama told the group of 17 immigration reformers that had a directed Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to …

Obama on 'mom' jeans: 'I've been unfairly maligned'

Want to hit President Obama where it hurts personally? Don't bother with partisan barbs about his economic or health policies, or whether world leaders look tougher than him. To put the normally unflappable commander-in-chief on the defensive, aim for his true weak spot: His choice in denim.<p>“You …

CNN Ratings Plunge To Near-Record Lows

January 2014 was not a month to remember for CNN.<p>The network is in rebuilding mode, trying to push away from its traditional reliance on breaking news. So it's perhaps not surprising that its ratings are not at their most robust. Even so, the numbers are stinging: as the Hollywood Reporter and …

Tyler, The Creator Lets Frank Ocean Know He's 'Running Shit' On 'Bring It Back' Verse

Hip-Hop<p>The ultimate source for all the latest hip-hop music news updates and everything hip-hop culture.<p>Music<p>Mr. Feeny has some words for Ski Mask …

Feds, states scramble to recruit young, healthy into ObamaCare as enrollment lags

The commercial starts out with two young rappers breaking out into song as they interview a 26-year-old woman about her decision to sign up for health insurance. It's edgy. Some would say goofy. But at least it's not boring, which is what Michael Marchand wanted to avoid.<p>Marchand runs the …

Underwater Photography of Florida’s Diverse Ecosystem

Florida is world-renowned for many things; as a tourist spot, the festive beaches, a strong Hispanic presence, hi-rise condominiums as well as the …

Frank Hallam Day’s Abstract Photos of Ships Harbored in Africa

Washington, DC-based photographer Frank Hallam Day has an uncanny ability to meld old world cultures with the encroaching modern world. He has …

Valentine’s Day Doesn't Have To Be Romantic Showing Your Love In Fun Ways Too

To you, Valentine's Day could be a day to invest with your substantial other or to invest out on the town. Do not forget about the children. You need to insure that you think about them on this day and find a means to express your love for them too. While they could have a party at school even …

NFL Launches New Online Sports Network

The NFL became the latest league to launch an online sports network Wednesday, debuting its new digital channel NFL Now in New York.<p>The new, free …

Carnival Revamps Its Wedding Program

If you decide to get married on a Carnival cruise ship, you'll never have to worry about getting to the church on time: A professional wedding …

A journalist’s account of the Mandela funeral

WITH MANDELA’S DEATH, all normal work arrangements for journalists were suspended. It was raining when I left for his hometown of Qunu, deep in South …

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Good News! The Zombie Apocalypse Of ‘The Walking Dead’ May Be Coming To Your Hometown!

<i>Uh, looks fun?</i><p>Hey, when watching <i>The Walking Dead</i> or reading the comics, having you ever caught yourself thinking that eking out a violent existence in a zombie-infested wasteland might be kind of fun? Well then, I’ve got some good news for you, you <i>psycho</i> — <i>The Walking Dead Escape</i> is going on</i> …