Iraqi troops fight to retake key city of Tikrit from ISIL


The offensive marks a test for Iraqi forces as they prepare to retake the city of Mosul from ISIL control. Continue reading

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Photos, flowers and candles are left in memory of Boris Nemtsov, who was recently murdered in Moscow, in Independence Square in Kiev

Russians rally to protest killing of Putin critic


Boris Nemtsov, who was an influential Russian political figure and outspoken critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was assassinated on Friday, raising deep concerns about Russia’s future. Continue reading

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Amistad slave rebellion lives on through Talladega murals


A series of paintings by African-American artist Hale Woodruff gives a new view to the story of a slave rebellion. Continue reading

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Net neutrality rules ensure equal access to the Internet


The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 in support of net neutrality, approving new rules to protect equal access to the Internet. Continue reading

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Germany's Best eSports Teams Gather At Intel Friday Night Games

How computers learned to beat Atari video games


Could you beat a machine at a video game? With a new system created by artificial intelligence researchers, it just became less likely. Continue reading

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