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The Week in Review: Thaw in U.S.-Cuba Relations

Ties between the United States and Cuba, severed more than 50 years ago, were restored this week after months of negotiations and a prisoner exchange. U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro announced the agreement to repair diplomatic … Continue reading

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Flip Down Memory Lane: The Year in Review

In 2014, we saw countries unite to fight mass disease and terror. Ebola ravaged African countries and spread to the United States. ISIS attacked Americans and other Westerners despite a fierce military response. Protests erupted across the country after decisions … Continue reading

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The Week in Review: Torture Report Debated

A debate over American interrogation techniques reignited this week with the release of the long-awaited terror report. The document, submitted by the Senate Armed Services Committee, detailed the steps used by Americans against terrorists after the attacks on September 11, … Continue reading

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The Week in Review: #GivingTuesday Grows

We have Black Friday, Cyber Monday and now, for the third year in row, Giving Tuesday. The day dedicated to giving back started when a group of individuals at the 92nd Street Y in New York City decided the days … Continue reading

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The Week in Review: A Very ‘Vape’ Year

Per its annual tradition of picking the most significant word of the year, Oxford Dictionary chose “vape” as 2014’s winner. Originating in the 1980s, “vape,” in verb form, means to “inhale and exhale the vapor produced by an electronic cigarette … Continue reading

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The Week in Review: A Space Milestone

In the 10 a.m. EST hour on Wednesday morning, a space traveler called the Philae detached from the Rosetta spacecraft and landed on Comet 67P. “We are there. We are sitting on the surface. Philae is talking to us,” said … Continue reading

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Celebrities Unfiltered, on Flipboard

WhoSay launched in 2010 with the goal of providing celebrities more control over how their pictures were used online. Its network has since grown to over 1,600 celebrities, giving us “normal people” an inside look at celebrity life. So instead … Continue reading

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The Week in Review: Big Republican Win in Midterm Elections

The most expensive midterm election in history culminated Tuesday night with a Republican Party wave. Nearly $4 billion in spending turned state houses, governors’ mansions and districts throughout the country red. The GOP now controls two chambers in 29 states … Continue reading

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The Week in Review: Giants Win the Series

A 25-year-old North Carolina native who married his high school sweetheart at 20 broke the record for most postseason innings pitched, was awarded the series MVP and won it all for the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night. Madison Bumgarner … Continue reading

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The New Flipboard Gets Personal with Over 30,000 Topics to Follow

We’re on a quest to create the world’s best personal magazine, and today’s update—the third generation of Flipboard—builds on our core tenets. The new Flipboard is both more personal and magazine-like. Here’s how: 1) With over 30,000 topics now available, … Continue reading

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