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Drake's 'Views From The 6' Will Be Apple Music Exclusive For One Week

Rap artist Drake's upcoming album 'Views From The 6' which is slated to release on April 29 will be exclusive to Apple Music for seven days.

Society April 13, 2016

Play Date Video Of Koala And Zookeeper In Australia Goes Viral

How does a baby koala spend its day in a wildlife park? Getting plenty of kisses, belly rubs, and tickles, of course!

Society April 13, 2016

Burr-Feinstein Encryption Bill Will Require Encryption Backdoors: Goodbye Security And Online Privacy?

A new bill being pushed in the U.S. Senate could soon compel tech companies, such as Apple, to provide technical assistance to the government during matters of national security. The legislation deals heavily with the handling of encrypted data.

Society April 14, 2016

Texas School District Fires Cop Who Body-Slammed A 12-Year-Old Girl

Texas police officer Joshua Kehm was fired after a video of him body slamming a 12-year-old student went viral. The police and school administration are investigating the case.

Society April 13, 2016

Animal Cruelty Investigation Clears Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan Of Wrongdoing

Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan is cleared of any wrongdoing following an animal cruelty investigation. In a 'Cesar 911' episode, a dog nipped a pig in the ear and drew blood. Later, the dog was shown leashed to the pig who seems to be taking it around for a walk.

Society April 12, 2016

Kerry Visits Atomic Bombing Memorial And Museum In Japan

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited Hiroshima Peace Park along with other foreign ministers as part of the foreign ministers’ meeting with G-7 nations. Kerry is the most senior U.S. official to visit Hiroshima, sparking hopes that American President Barack Obama would tour Hiroshima when he visits Japan this May.

Society April 11, 2016

Study: Richest 1 Percent Lives About 15 Years Longer Than Poorest 1 Percent

A JAMA study shows a correlation between income and life expectancy. This means that richer Americans live longer than the poorer ones.

Society April 13, 2016

CIA Says No More Waterboarding, Not Even With Orders From US President

None other than the CIA says no to waterboarding as a form of interrogation technique. The agency said that it intends to veer from the practice, even if the future president has ordered it.

Society April 11, 2016

Not A Tom Hanks' Movie: Castaways Stranded On Uninhabited Island In The Pacific Rescued By US Coast Guard

Three men were stranded in an uninhabited island in the Pacific. Using fronds of paml trees spelled HELP, rescuers found the missing men.

Society April 12, 2016

More Than 1,000 Women Across UK Subjected To Barbaric Ritual Of Breast Ironing

Although an African practice, breast ironing is becoming more prevalent in the UK. Not only are the police unaware, but the act itself is not deemed a criminal offense.

Society April 11, 2016

Curiosity May Lead To Potentially Unpleasant Experiences

Human curiosity is a quality that allows us to face the unknown and make exciting discoveries. However, it may also lead us to unpleasant experiences, a new study has revealed.

Society April 12, 2016

Evil Prank Call: Someone Tricked Burger King Employees To Break All Of The Restaurant's Windows In Minnesota

A prank caller convinced Burger King employees in Minnesota to break all the windows of the fast-food restaurant because it was 'pressurized' and could 'explode.'

Society April 10, 2016

3 Dead In Single-Engine Plane Crash In Alaska: Rescuers Find 1 Survivor

A single-engine commercial aircraft owned by Sunrise Aviation with four people on board crashed in Alaska, leaving three people dead. The lone survivor is a 21-year-old woman who has been taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for treatment

Society April 9, 2016

Ten-Minute Conversation May Reduce Transgender Prejudice

Something to talk about. Researchers have found that a 10-minute conversation can help reduce transgender prejudice. Findings can help address the continuous discrimination and high homicidal rates linked to transgender bias.

Society April 11, 2016

Deported Migrants From Greece Arrive In Turkey, Pope Francis Set To Visit Lesvos

A group of deported immigrants have already arrived in Turkey from Greece. Meanwhile, Pope Francis is set to pay a visit to Lesvos in Greece next week to meet refugees in the place.

Society April 9, 2016

Police Helicopter Rescues Man From California Cliff After Marriage Proposal Goes Wrong (Don't Worry, The Girlfriend Said Yes)

A man climbed the Morro Rock to propose marriage to his girlfriend. On his way down, he accidentally slipped into a sheer ledge. The good news, however, is that his girlfriend said "yes".

Society April 9, 2016

Sorry Spider-Man, Sorry Elmo: New York Passes Bill To Create 'Activity Zones' To Rein In Times Square Performers

A bill is proposed to restrict costumed characters to stay in a specific activity zones for their business. The Times Square will have a separate flow zone for pedestrian.

Society April 9, 2016

Harvard Dedicates Plaque For Slaves Who Worked At School Centuries Ago

To honor the four slaves who worked at the Harvard University in the 1700s, the school unveiled a plaque on April 6 to acknowledge the presence and role of racial bondage in its history.

Society April 8, 2016

9-Year-Old Journalist Faces Backlash For News Report On Town Murder

A 9-year-old journalist received backlash for reporting a murder. The young Hilde Lysiak, responded to her critics.

Society April 9, 2016

Rejoice, Would-Be Moms And Dads! San Francisco Is First US City To Approve Fully Paid Leave For New Parents

San Francisco is the first U.S. city to pass legislation providing new parents fully paid leaves. The legislation was spearheaded by city supervisor Scott Wiener.

Society April 8, 2016

Almost 2,000 People Put To Death Across 25 Countries In 2015, Highest Count Since 1989: Amnesty International

Amnesty International released a report detailing the increasing number of verified executions across 25 countries. China, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Pakistan, and the United States comprise the top five executioners.

Society April 6, 2016

Ancient Power Elites Use Ritual Human Sacrifice To Create Unequal Societies

Human sacrifice rituals were used by ancient power elites to keep people in their rightful hierarchies. These rituals were effective as a tool to control people because they were linked to supernatural justifications for punishment.

Society April 6, 2016

Panama Papers Scandal: Prime Minister Of Iceland Resigns

Iceland's Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson has resigned from his position following accusations that he had created a conflict of interest in not disclosing his stake in an offshore company he and his wife had established. This was revealed through leaked documents from the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca.

Society April 6, 2016

How Bizarre: United Airlines Flight Attendant Pulls Emergency Exit After Landing In Texas

A flight attendant from United Airlines has been removed from her flying duties after she intentionally pulled the emergency exit of the flight and disembarked from the parked aircraft by sliding down the escape chute.

Society April 6, 2016

Air France To Let Female Crew Opt Out Of Flights To Tehran Following Headscarf Row

Female cabin crew members of Air France can opt out of a Tehran flight if they are not comfortable wearing a headscarf in public. Muslim countries, like Iran, require women to cover their hair when in public places as part of their religious-modesty standards.

Society April 5, 2016

TSA Paid $47,400 For An App That Randomly Points If Travelers Should Go Left Or Right

TSA paid $47,400 randomizer app in selecting lucky travelers to skip airport security inspection. The information provided was just the tip of the iceberg, as the total contract bid was $1.4 million.

Society April 6, 2016

Human Sacrifice May Have Helped Shape Complex Societies

The ritual of human sacrifice may have helped promote complex and highly-stratified societies, a new study revealed. What's more, the notion of a divine authority may have been exploited for this very purpose.

Society April 5, 2016

Indian Woman Gives Birth To Quintuplets By Natural Delivery

A woman in India, gave birth to not one but five prematurely-born baby girls. The mother was not even aware that she was pregnant with five babies.

Society April 5, 2016

Suspected MH370 Debris Found In Mauritius

Debris suspected to be part of the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 was discovered in one of the islands of Mauritius. If confirmed, it would be the first piece of interior debris from the missing aircraft.

Society April 4, 2016

Greece Begins Deportation Of Refugees To Turkey

Greece has begun sending migrants back to Turkey. The deportation is part of implementing the deal between EU and Turkey, which aims to limit the influx of migrants to European countries.

Society April 6, 2016

Panama Papers Leak: Here's How To Use The ICIJ Database

The Panama Papers have been leaked, containing about 2.6 TB worth of information. Here's how to make the most out of the ICIJ database for efficient queries.

Society April 5, 2016

Secret Service Agents Catch Intruder Scaling White House Fence

White House security was threatened once again as Secret Service agents were able to catch an intruder who scaled the fence of the U.S. president's residence. The unnamed intruder has already been charged of unlawful entry.

Society April 3, 2016

'Panama Papers' Leak Reveals How The Wealthy And Powerful Hide Their Money

The world saw on Sunday one of the biggest leaks in the history of data journalism -- millions of confidential documents unveiled how the wealthy and powerful hide their wealth.

Society April 4, 2016

Obama Rallies World Leaders To Unite And Confront ISIS

President Obama addresses the importance of world leaders coming together as a united front to eradicate terrorism. The president defends the aggressive stance taken by the U.S., stating the action has already started to shake the Islamic State foundation.

Society April 3, 2016

Alimentos Congelados Recalls 1,800 Cases Of Frozen Broccoli Cuts Over Listeria Contamination

The U.S. FDA released an announcement that Alimentos Congelados is voluntarily recalling their Frozen Broccoli Cuts due to Listeria contamination. The company had ceased distribution of the product and is fully cooperating with the regulating agencies.

Society April 4, 2016

Experienced Diver Drowns While Exploring Underwater Cave In New Mexico

A veteran diver who was exploring New Mexico's Blue Hole died due to drowning. The team planned to map the narrow cave system when the incident happened.

Society April 2, 2016

CIA Accidentally Leaves Small, Black Package Of Explosive Materials On Virginia School Bus: The Big Question Is How

Leftover explosive material has been a reason for federal law enforcement officers to review and strengthen their training procedures. The explosive material was left inside of a school bus after the CIA and local law enforcement officers conducted K-9 training.

Society April 2, 2016

Introverts More Likely To Point Out A Typo: Study

The manner in which a person reacts to the typographical errors in an email is seemingly influenced by his or her personality, reveals a new study.

Society April 3, 2016

More Teens Are Gambling Online, New Canadian Study Reveals: How Should Parents Address The Problem

A Canadian study revealed that more teens are gambling online. Experts are alarmed by the significant increase in gambling rate among teens as this can lead to later issues in their lives.

Society April 3, 2016

April Fool's Day: Did It Start With A Joke? Here's A Brief History

Only a few know where and how April Fool's Day started. Many theories from historical data show that the tradition started even as early as the 16th century.

Society April 1, 2016

Online Gambling Rising Among Teenagers: Study

Teens these days are gambling online more than previously thought, a new Canadian study revealed. And researchers warned that the earlier people start, the more likely gambling will become an issue later in life.

Society April 1, 2016

It's Not Splinter: Big Rat Crawls Onto Sleeping Subway Passenger In New York

A big rat crawled on a sleeping passenger in a New York subway. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is again making headlines for sanitation and rat infestation.

Society April 1, 2016

Michigan Woman Trades Dr. Pepper Twitter Handle For 41,000 Bottles Of Water: Why?

Diana Hussein from Dearborn, Michigan created the Twitter handle @DietDrPepper back in 2009. She has now traded the Twitter handle to the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group for 41,000 bottles of water, which are not meant for her.

Society April 1, 2016

Tornadoes Hit Oklahoma, At least 9 People Injured

At least nine people were injured by tornadoes that hit Tulsa, Oklahoma on the evening of March 30. Images and videos of the tornadoes have surfaced on social media, along with the damage that they have left behind.

Society March 31, 2016

Mexico City To Implement One Day A Week, One Saturday A Month Car Ban Starting April 5

How bad is air pollution in Mexico City? Cars are now banned to use the road once a week and for one Saturday a month starting April 5.

Society April 1, 2016

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