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world All the Joe You Can Drink for $45/Month; There's an App for That

New Yorkers can get a subscription for their caffeine addiction and for now, its free.A startup and app called "CUPS" gives subscribers unlimited coffee or tea for $45 a month at dozens of independent coffee shops in Manhattan and around the boroughs.

38 minutes ago // MSNBC

world New Feature Lets Your Facebook Friends Know When You're Nearby

You Like the photos of your friends babies, comment on their status updates and tag yourself in their photos. Now you can find out where they are IRL in real life, duh with Nearby Friends, launched on Thursday by Facebook.

38 minutes ago // MSNBC

world In This Bug Species, the Females Wear the Penises

Females with penislike genitals and males with vaginalike organs are cases of a new extreme reversal of sex roles researchers have discovered in little-known cave insects.

38 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Pope Francis Washes, Kisses Feet in Holy Thursday Ritual

ROME Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 disabled and elderly people Thursday women and non-Catholics among them in a pre-Easter ritual designed to show his willingness to serve others like a "slave.

38 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Lady Gaga is Going on Tour with a Hologram

Meet Hatsune Miku, a 16-year-old performer with a string of hits in Japan and her own devoted following. She is opening for Lady Gagas ARTPOP Ball tour in May and she would probably be excited about it if she was a living, breathing human being.

38 minutes ago // MSNBC

world 2.7 Million-Year-Old Soil Found Deep Beneath Greenland's Ice

Buried thousands of feet under Summit, the highest point on Greenland's ice sheet, is a soil born before humans walked the earth. The 2.7-million-year-old silt is a remnant of the verdant tundra that covered Greenland before it was entombed in ice, researchers report Thursday in the journal Science.

38 minutes ago // MSNBC

world 'Orange is the New Black' Releases New Drama-Packed Trailer

Piper and her inmate pals are still behind bars, and things are just as emotional as ever. Take a peek at the new season.

38 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Sneaky NYC Cabbie Accused of Avoiding 3,000 Bridge Tolls

He is accused of costing the MTA more than $28,000 in lost revenue.

38 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Group Makes Stem Cells Using Clone Technique

Researchers say they have made powerful stem cells from both young and old adults using cloning techniques, and also found clues about why it is so difficult to do this with human beings.

38 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Four New 'Killer Sponges' Discovered in Pacific

They don't have gaping maws or fearsome talons. But don't be fooled. These sponges though they look like fuzzy twigs are killers.

38 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Brutish and Short? DNA 'Switch' Sheds Light on Neanderthals

How can creatures as different in body and mind as present-day humans and their extinct Neanderthal cousins be 99.84 percent identical genetically?

38 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Little Improvement in Food Poisoning, CDC Says

The nations food poisoning problem hasnt gotten better since 2006, a disappointing trend for health experts who had hoped to budge the more than 19,000 cases, 4,200 hospitalizations and 80 deaths reported in the U.S. each year.

38 minutes ago // MSNBC

world FDA Warns of Cancer Risk in Fibroid Procedure

The Food and Drug Administration is warning women that a device-assisted procedure for treating growths in the uterus could inadvertently spread cancer to other parts of the body.

38 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Water and Sewer Can Help Detroit Exit Bankruptcy, Judge Says

Detroit may be crumbing, but the city's water and sewer system just might be a way to help the bankrupt city pay down some of its $18 billion debt.

38 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Kansas City Highway Shootings Suspect in Custody: Police

Police in Kansas City, Mo., tweeted Thursday that they had taken into custody a suspect regarding a string of at least a dozen linked highway shootings in the area since March 8.Kansas City Police Chief Darryl Forte tweeted the information with little additional information.

38 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Fate of Nigerian Schoolgirls Unknown

The whereabouts of more than 100 girls, believed by authorities to be held by the militant Islamist sect Boko Haram, remains uncertain.

42 minutes ago // BBC

world Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies

The Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, author of One Hundred Years of Solitude, dies in Mexico aged 87, his family says.

43 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Ukraine Talks Gain; Putin Keeps Force on Table

Russian President Vladimir Putin said he hoped not to send troops into Ukraine but didn't rule it out, even as his foreign minister agreed with Kiev on the first tangible steps to defuse the crisis. A clash earlier left three pro-Russian protesters dead.

43 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Report Lays Out China's Vast Soil Pollution

The extent of China's soil pollution, long guarded as a state secret, was laid out in an official report that confirmed deep-seated fears about contaminated farmland and the viability of the country's food supply.

44 minutes ago // Reuters

world Nobel winner Garcia Marquez, master of magical realism, dies at 87

MEXICO CITY Reuters - Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian author whose beguiling stories of love and longing brought Latin America to life for millions of readers and put magical realism on the literary map, died on Thursday. He was 87.

45 minutes ago // The Times of India

world S Korean ferry captain may face criminal probe

The captain of the South Korean ferry that capsized off the southwest coast was facing a criminal investigation on Thursday, an official said, amid unconfirmed reports that he was one of the first people to jump to safety as the vessel began sinking.

45 minutes ago // VOA

world Conflict, Violence Harsh on Afghan, Pakistani Women

Prolonged conflicts in Pakistan and Afghanistan have had a particularly harsh effect on women in both countries. Terrorism, sectarian conflict, criminality and a culture of impunity are limiting women's ability to get to school and get jobs outside the home, trapping them in an ever-smaller public space.   During the past decade, women have made significant strides towards social, political and financial empowerment in both Pakistan and Afghanistan. But analysts say the gains are bein

46 minutes ago // Reuters

world Students add Easter twist to dwindling Venezuela protests

CARACAS Reuters - Venezuelan students are marching barefoot, building crucifixes and planning to burn effigies of President Nicolas Maduro to try and breathe new life into their protest movement over Easter.

48 minutes ago // CBS

world James Franco rants against NYT critic

The "Of Mice and Men" star used expletives to describe a critic's take on his recent Broadway turn

50 minutes ago // BBC

world How 420 became code for marijuana

The number 420 has become a popular code for marijuana. Where does the term come from and why did it catch on, asks Aidan Lewis.

50 minutes ago // CBS

world Academy sets date for 2015 Oscars

The 87th Academy Awards will be handed out on Feb. 22, 2015

57 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world Gulf states agree deal to end Qatar tensions

Deal ends unprecedented row between Qatar and other Gulf Cooperation Council nations over Muslim Brotherhood support.

59 minutes ago // Sky News

world A War Of Hearsay Amid Clashes In Mariupol

Opinion differs among residents of the eastern Ukrainian city as to which side is the aggressor in clashes.

1 hour ago // Sky News

world Snowden Questions Putin During TV Phone-In

The whistleblower asks the Russian president a question about state surveillance in their first public direct contact.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Mike Baird elected unopposed as NSW premier

Gladys Berejiklian will be state's deputy Liberal leader after rivals pulled out of race to throw their support behind a unity ticket Continue reading...

1 hour ago // BBC

world VIDEO: 'He really was a one-off'

Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died in Mexico aged 87, in paying tribute author Ian McEwan described him as a 'one-off'.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Trott to take break from cricket

England batsman Jonathan Trott is to take a second break from cricket because of a recurrence of his anxiety issues.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Weather blights S Korea ferry search

Bad weather, murky water and strong currents are hampering the search for more than 270 people missing after a South Korean ferry sank.

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

world MERS Spreads to Southeast Asia

A deadly viral disease from the Middle East has claimed its first victims in Southeast Asia, killing a Malaysian man who returned from pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, the World Health Organization said Thursday.

1 hour ago // VOA

world South Africas Ruling Party Facing Defections Ahead of Critical Vote

As South Africa's powerful ruling party hits 20 years in power, it is bleeding loyalists - including big-name supporters who helped the party back when it was banned and seeking to overthrow the oppression of apartheid. The growing group of defectors says it is tired of the corruption in the African National Congress and it thinks that more should be done to improve the lives of South Africans. Justice Magagula knows that the African National Congress is the party that won him the freedom

1 hour ago // BBC

world VIDEO: Alfa Romeo plots US comeback

Alfa Romeo, the Italian sports car maker, returns to the US market after 20 years. Michelle Fleury takes a tour of the car the firm hopes will appeal to American drivers.