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  1. RIP First Lady Attends Hadiya Pendleton Funeral Mourners outside Pendleton's funeral on Saturday. (Nam Y. Huh/AP)

    1. First Lady Attends Hadiya Pendleton Funeral

    Hundreds of mourners, including Michelle Obama, lined up on Saturday to pay respects at the funeral of Chicago high-schooler Hadiya Pendleton. Pendleton was a majorette in her school's marching band, which performed during President Obama’s inauguration celebration. She was shot in the back just days later. The funeral proved so highly attended that security guards gave out wristbands to attendees, and many were left waiting outside. The first lady's appearance was a humble one; she arrived late and quietly made her entrance through a side door. Her attendance is seen not only as a gesture of sympathy but also one in support of gun control.

    February 9, 2013 12:27 PM


    2. Blizzard Bombards Northeast

    In the aftermath of 'Nemo,' danger still looms for those in some regions, where citizens endured a pounding of up to three feet of snow. In all, the storm is estimated to have affected more than 40 million people. At this point, only a handful of lives have been reported lost due to the blizzard. Connecticut received the brunt of the blow, with Long Island and Boston close behind—both recording roughly two feet. New York City was not hit as hard as experts had predicted. A meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Suffolk County said the storm was record-breaking in more places than one—likely to "rank in the top five worst storms" in multiple areas.

    February 9, 2013 4:00 PM

  3. #Rough Millennials Most Stressed Generation Jessica Miglio/HBO

    3. Millennials Most Stressed Generation

    It’s not easy being told you’re perfect and can do anything only to grow up and find yourself a normal person—living an average life. A new study by the American Psychological Association finds that the millennial generation (18- to 33-year-olds) are more stressed than any other age group. More than 50 percent of millennials reported having their sleep disrupted by “overwhelming worries” in the past month. “Many of these young people have come out of college or graduate school with horrendous student debt into a job market where there are not very many jobs,” the psychological group’s executive director said. “This has put their life plans, probably, on hiatus.” Someone’s been watching Girls. #MillennialPeopleProblems.

    February 9, 2013 5:29 PM

  4. NEIGH French Gov. Vows to Punish Horsemeat Pushers Dieter Heinemann/Corbis

    4. French Gov. Vows to Punish Horsemeat Pushers

    France has had enough horsey business. After a food distributor with branches in both the U.K. and France recalled beef lasagna for containing high levels of horsemeat, the government vowed on Saturday to punish the offenders. An investigation revealed that the horsemeat originated in Romania. The distributor was under the impression that the lasagna contained high-quality French beef. But the real story is much longer: the Romanian horsemeat was supplied by a Dutch firm to a Cypriot trader, who sold it frozen to a French firm that supplied a factory in Luxembourg, which in turn made the lasagna. Well, at least the meal was worldly.

    February 9, 2013 2:12 PM

  5. NoTube Egypt Blocks YouTube Access for a Month Protesters at presidential palace in Cairo on Friday. (Khalil Hamra/AP)

    5. Egypt Blocks YouTube Access for a Month

    There may be no cute cat videos in Egypt for the next month after a court in Cairo ruled Saturday to block YouTube for 30 days. The ruling is in connection with a 14-minute trailer for Innocence of Muslims, an anti-Islam film, found on the site that caused sometimes-deadly rioting throughout the Middle East this summer. Although YouTube restricted access to the video in certain countries, it did not remove the trailer entirely. But don't worry, Egypt, there’s still hope: the ruling can be appealed, and based on previous cases similar to this, it may not be enforced anyway. Long live adorable cat videos!

    February 9, 2013 11:29 AM

  6. SNOWPOCALYPSE Nemo Causes Thousands of Power Outages Walking through Boston on Friday night. (Mario Tama/Getty)

    6. Nemo Causes Thousands of Power Outages

    Nemo found them. Power outages from the winter storm were recorded throughout the Northeast on Friday and Saturday, leaving a total of at least 655,000 people without it—including 185,000 in Rhode Island and a whopping 405,000 in Massachusetts. Another thing that might not be running? Cars. Rhode Island and Connecticut closed all roads during the blizzard to allow snow plows to do their work. Not bad for a storm that shares its name with a children’s movie.

    February 9, 2013 10:43 AM

  7. JUSTICE India Hangs Man Linked to Parliament Attack Burning photo of Guru on Saturday in New Delhi. (Tsering Topgyal/AP)

    7. India Hangs Man Linked to Parliament Attack

    A Kashmiri man linked to a 2001 armed attack of India’s Parliament was hanged on Saturday, according to the country's home minister. Afzal Guru had been sentenced to death in 2005 for having harbored and aided five men who staged an armed attack on India’s Parliament building in December 2001. The men, armed with guns and explosives, killed nine people and then themselves. Although Guru denied the charges in court, he gave a detailed television interview in 2002 revealing his role in the plot.

    February 9, 2013 11:32 AM

  8. ON THE LOOSE Rogue Ex-LAPD Cop Had History of Complaints Christopher Dorner. (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty)

    8. Rogue Ex-LAPD Cop Had History of Complaints

    As investigations into fugitive ex-police officer Christopher Dorner continue, the case gets more alarming. Dorner, who formerly worked at the LAPD, is wanted for killing three people and injuring two more. He had a reputation as a “hot head,” said a fellow officer, and internal affairs records reveal that he had a history of making complaints against fellow officers. Police believe he is now on a rampage to take revenge on the people he blames for his firing from the force. He is considered armed and extremely dangerous.

    February 9, 2013 11:35 AM

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  10. UNREST Tunisian Government Supporters Hold March Rally in Tunis on Saturday. (Fethi Belaid/AFP/Getty)

    9. Tunisian Government Supporters Hold March

    Tens of thousands turned out in Tunis and other cities to mourn the passing of Tunisian opposition leader Chokri Belaïd Friday. Just one day later, 6,000 supporters of the ruling party took to the streets of Tunis to hold a counterprotest in support of their leader, Rachid Ghannouchi, who was the target of opposition anger at the funeral demonstrations. Belaïd's death on Wednesday, at the hands of an unidentified gunman, was Tunisia's first political assassination in decades.

    February 9, 2013 12:34 PM

  11. HILLS! Millions Prepare for Chinese New Year Folk artist performs in Beijing on Saturday. (Lintao Zhang/Getty)

    10. Millions Prepare for Chinese New Year

    Do you have enough fireworks and fortune cookies ready? Millions of people around the world are getting everything in order for the Lunar New Year, or Chinese New Year, which begins on Sunday. The most important holiday in much of Asia, the new Year of the Snake will begin with Sunday’s new moon. About 200 million people have traveled across China to be with their families for the holiday in what is likely the biggest mass human migration on the planet, for the most part emptying big cities of manual laborers. So put up those red and gold decorations and make a bowl of lucky rice-noodle soup: Sunday’s going to be a big one.

    February 9, 2013 12:37 PM

  12. Stranger Than Fact New Files Taint ‘In Cold Blood’ Author Truman Capote in 1975. (AP)

    11. New Files Taint ‘In Cold Blood’

    Truman Capote always maintained that his true-crime bestseller In Cold Blood was “immaculately factual.” But a new discovery implies that he was probably lying. A forgotten stash of Kansas City Bureau of Investigation files on the murders in the book was recently dug up, showing that the events of at least two chapters in the book differed significantly from Capote’s description. In the novel, after weeks of stagnation, an informant comes forth and names the killers, prompting the KBI to send an agent to a suspect’s farmhouse that very night. But as it turns out, the bureau waited a full five days before taking action. A difference that big? Probably not a typo.

    February 9, 2013 12:40 PM

  13. AGE IS A NUMBER Knights of Malta Celebrates 900th Birthday Knights of Malta at the Vatican on Saturday. (Gregorio Borgia/AP)

    12. Knights of Malta Celebrates 900th Birthday

    The Knights of Malta—an oft-misunderstood religious organization—celebrated its 900th birthday Saturday with a jubilant procession through St. Peter's Square. Both a Roman Catholic religious group and a service organization that runs soup kitchens and volunteer ambulances worldwide, the Knights are a sovereign entity that even print their own passports. More than 4,000 joined in the march to celebrate, many wearing the eight-point Maltese crown that represents the Knights. The order was founded in the 11th century by a monk in Jerusalem. Speaking in commemoration, Pope Benedict said the work of the order is more than just a dedication to religion but compassion for others. "[It] is not mere philanthropy but an effective expression and a living testimony of evangelical love."

    February 9, 2013 11:42 AM

  14. Sexy Kate Upton Nabs SI Swimsuit Cover

    13. Kate Upton Nabs SI Swimsuit Cover

    Here's one spoiler alert we're sure no one is complaining about. It turns out that photos that TMZ leaked back in December of Kate Upton in Antarctica were in fact part of a shoot for the cover of Sports Illustrated's 30th Swimsuit Edition. TMZ reports that Upton braved temperatures as low as 35 degrees below zero for the shoot. This is the 20-year-old's second consecutive time gracing the cover of the popular Swimsuit Edition.

    February 8, 2013 9:39 PM

  15. Justice Amish Beard-Cutter Sentenced William Thomas Cain / Getty Images

    14. Amish Beard-Cutter Sentenced

    All weird things must come to an end. The leader of the Amish sect thrust into the national spotlight for committing vicious beard-cutting crimes was sentenced to 15 years in prison Friday for his role in “coordinating” the assaults. Samuel Mullet Sr., 67, was a major player in the five attacks, spanning several Amish communities, where he and his followers broke into homes, restrained their victims, and violently shaved their beards—sometimes using tools big enough to trim horse manes. All of the followers involved in Mullet's case received lesser sentences, ranging from one year to seven.

    February 8, 2013 5:42 PM

  16. ON THE LOOSE Southern California Reeling Christopher Jordan Dorner. (LAPD, via Getty)

    15. Southern California Reeling

    After a massive manhunt through Big Bear Lake in Southern California, the former ex-LAPD officer accused of killing three is still at large.Christopher J. Dorner, 33, allegedly went on a revenge rampage after posting a crazed facebook message. Police were optimistic they had tracked him down after discovering his burned truck 80 miles east of L.A., but an expanded search from the Mexico border to Nevada led to nothing. Residents of Southern California are on edge as the search continues.

    February 8, 2013 2:15 PM

  17. RUDE Rex Reed Fat-Shames ‘Identity Thief’ Star Melissa McCarthy Frederic J. Brown

    16. Critic Fat-Shames Melissa McCarthy

    Newsflash, Rex Reed: no one likes you. Not only did the New York Observer film critic give a sour review of Identity Thief, but he devoted considerable attention to Melissa McCarthy’s weight, calling her “tractor-sized,” a “female hippo,” and “humongous creep.” First of all, in what world is it appropriate for a film critic to fat-shame one of our most beloved balls-to-the-wall female comedians? Has he even seen her in Bridesmaids? This guy deserves a big smack in the face, perhaps in the form of “you’re fired.”

    February 8, 2013 12:49 PM

  18. Last Man Standing Macmillan Settles Over E-Books Price Fixing Barnes & Noble

    17. Macmillan Settles Over E-Books Price Fixing

    And then there was one. Macmillan, the last of the Big Five publishing houses charged in an antitrust case over e-books price fixing with computer giant Apple, has reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice. But the company still insists on its innocence. "I had an old fashioned belief that you should not settle if you have done no wrong," Macmillan chief executive John Sargent wrote in a statement. "A few weeks ago I got an estimate of the maximum possible damage figure. I cannot share the breathtaking amount with you, but it was much more than the entire equity of our company." Hachette, HarperCollins, and Simon & Schuster reached settlements with the DOJ in September, and Penguin Group settled in December. A trial against Apple is expected to begin in June.

    February 8, 2013 11:47 AM

  19. HEADING HOME Malala Leaves the Hospital Getty Images

    18. Malala Leaves the Hospital

    Malala Yousafzai was discharged from the hospital Friday after receiving a cochlear implant and skull reconstruction surgery. After being shot in the head by a Taliban gunman back in October, the Pakistani teenager was airlifted to Britain, where she received medical treatment as well as protection from the Taliban. Yousafzai will remain in the U.K. for the time being, as her father is now working for the Pakistani Consulate in Birmingham.

    February 8, 2013 11:10 AM

  20. SNOWED IN Long Island Reports Power Outages Darren McCollester / Getty Images

    19. Nemo Causes Power Outages

    Nemo’s not looking so cute anymore. Power outages were reported Friday in parts of Long Island, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut. Multiple vehicular accidents were also reported on the northbound I-95 in Connecticut. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick declared states of emergency Friday and also issued a ban on cars on the roads beginning at 4 p.m. The storm could bring more than two feet of snow and has brought wind speeds of up to 75 miles per hour in areas near Boston.

    February 8, 2013 5:30 PM

  21. HEADS UP Condoleezza Rice Hits Golf Spectator Scott Halleran / Getty Images

    21. Condoleezza Rice Hits Golf Spectator

    Apparently being secretary of State left little time for practice at the driving range. Condoleezza Rice played a memorable round of golf at Pebble Beach on Thursday, hitting a spectator in the head with an errant shot during the pro-am portion of the tournament. The golf ball struck a woman in the forehead, drawing blood. Rice quickly apologized, and her assistant took down the injured woman’s phone number. “Somebody asked me, ‘How did it compare to diplomacy?’” Rice said after her round of 18. “And I said, ‘Well, I know how to do diplomacy. I’m not so sure about the golf course.’”

    February 8, 2013 11:23 AM