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Congrats, Northwestern. But are you sure you want to be part of this absurdity?

Photos from Northwestern's NCAA tournament game vs. Vanderbilt on March 16, 2017, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Welcome to our annual national perversion, Northwestern. You see now how it works. You might even think your school wise to have stayed out of it the first 77 years. You spend a Thursday afternoon in...

How the Founder of a Failed Education Startup Created the Hottest New Social Network for Teens

Alex Zhu is the founder and CEO of Musical.ly. Like many young entrepreneurs in the tech field, Alex Zhu, the founder and CEO of Musical.ly, was looking for that one big idea that could change the world. He settled on an education app—it was a popular idea; he secured investors, built a team and...

France v Wales: Everything you need to know

Wales will aim to continue their recent dominance over France in the Six Nations on Saturday, as Rob Howley's team attempt to claim fourth place in the rankings ahead of the draw for the 2019 Rugby World Cup. A victory for the visitors in Paris, combined with England beating Ireland in Dublin, will see...

Medicaid, Pelosi, Trump: Your Weekend Briefing

Here are the week’s top stories, and a look ahead. 1. High-stakes maneuvering on health care: Senate Republicans unveiled their answer to Obamacare: a 142-page bill drafted in secret that includes deep cuts to Medicaid, impedes access to abortion and shifts resources from the poor to the rich. Five Republican senators say they will...

South Seattle’s DADS unites men in fatherhood and brotherhood

Will Hughes had a history of substance abuse and incarceration when he walked in the red door of the office on Rainier Avenue South. He’d heard folks there could help him get visitation with his children. Zakary Fike was “broke, busted and living in a trailer” when he sought out the South Seattle nonprofit...

Narendra Modi Mann ki Baat full speech: Khadi, toilets to books and bouquets, PM hails community efforts in India

PM Narenda Modi has addressed the nation through the 33rd edition of his monthly ‘Mann ki baat’ radio address. (Source: Indian Express) Narendra Modi Mann ki Baat full speech: Prime Minister Modi hailed the efforts of common citizens that has led to immense benefits accruing to the society across the country. He lauded the...

Yemen to probe alleged torture of detainees by UAE, U.S. interrogators

A renovated building in Aden Central Prison, known as Mansoura, is shown in this May 9, 2017 photo in Aden, Yemen. Another, closed section of the prison is part of a network of secret detention facilities run by the United Arab Emirates and its Yemeni allies, into which hundreds arrested on suspicion of al-Qaida...

EXPLAINER: Issues on jurisdiction in De Lima cases

What are the issues on jurisdiction being threshed out at the oral arguments before the Supreme Court? QUESTION ON JURISDICTION. The Supreme Court holds round 1 of the oral arguments on the petition to nullify the drug cases against Senator Leila de Lima. File photo by Rappler MANILA, Philippines – The main contention over...

Bellator NYC live updates: Sonnen vs. Silva

Chael Sonnen, above, will take on Wanderlei Silva at Bellator NYC on Saturday night. Scott Coker is a wise enough promoter to know that Bellator MMA can cash in by presenting some of the final work of veteran fighters such as Fedor Emelianenko, Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva. Yet the man who found a...

2 toddlers died after mom left them in hot car in Texas to teach ‘lesson,’ police say

On the day her two children were found dead, Cynthia Marie Randolph recounted for investigators a mother's nightmare: She had been folding laundry and watching television while her young daughter and son, ages 2 and 16 months, played in an enclosed sun room on the back porch. Randolph, 24, went to check on her...

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Broken wings, missing limbs and torn paintings - the hospital fixing more than 4,000 artworks damaged in last year's earthquakes in Italy. ... See MoreSee Less

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After a 14-year renovation costing €3.5m (£3m, $3.9m), these gardens in France have gone back in time. ... See MoreSee Less

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