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  1. viral Bird Flu Kills 20 in China Sushanta Das / AP Photo

    1. Bird Flu Kills 20 in China

    Not again. According to the World Health Organization, avian influenza has killed 20 people in China, after two more died since the outbreak began in late March. There are 102 cases currently, 70 of which are being hospitalized. "Until the source of infection has been identified, it is expected that there will be further cases of human infection with the virus in China," WHO said in a statement.

    April 21, 2013 3:51 PM

  2. interrogation Tsarnaev Awake, Answering Questions Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in ambulance on Friday night. (Robert Ray/AP)

    2. Tsarnaev Awake, Answering Questions

    The country is waiting for answers in the wake of the Boston tragedy, and they may soon be provided. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is awake and answering questions from his hospital bed, according to a law enforcement official. The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings has a neck wound and is unable to speak, but is answering in writing. His condition has stabilized, but is still serious. Earlier, Boston Commissioner Ed Davis told CBS that the Tsarnaev brothers "were going to attack other individuals."

    Should he face justice as an enemy combatant?

    April 21, 2013 9:48 PM

  3. SIX MONTHS FBI Investigates Russian Trip Barcroft Media, via Landov

    3. FBI Investigates Russian Trip

    The FBI is investigating a trip that Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the 26-year-old suspected Boston bomber who was killed in the first shootout with police, took to Chechnya and Dagestan last year. He reportedly went to the mainly Muslim regions in the north Caucasus area of Russia. Tamerlan spent six months in Dagestan, his father said he was just renewing his passport. It's still publicly unknown what the motive of the brothers was. This is of utmost importance since the FBI announced on Friday that the Russia government was seeking information on Tamerlan because he was a follower of radical Islam.

    April 20, 2013 7:18 PM

  4. casualty toll 185 Killed in Nigerian Fighting Haruna Umar/AP

    4. 185 Killed in Nigerian Fighting

    Clashes between Islamist extremists and Nigerian troops killed 185 people in the fishing town of Baga on Friday. On Sunday, government officials examined the damage, finding bodies from the battle in which insurgents fired rocket-propelled grenades and soldiers sprayed machine-gun fire into civilian neighborhoods. The fighting began when soldiers surrounded a mosque where it was believed members of the radical group Boko Haram were hiding.

    April 21, 2013 9:16 PM

  5. SNOWBOARDING TRAGEDY Five Die in Colorado Avalanche Brennan Linsley/AP

    5. Five Die in Colorado Avalanche

    An avalanche killed five snowboarders 60 miles west of Denver Saturday. A sixth snowboarder dug himself out and called for help. Forecaster Spencer Logan said there have been weak layers in Colorado's snowpack since early January and, "Our last series of storms made them more active again.” The snowboarders were in backcountry terrain, well away from established ski paths. Twenty-one people have died in U.S. avalanches this year.

    April 21, 2013 12:06 PM

  6. teamwork Aid Pours Into Texas After Blast Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty

    6. Aid Pours Into Texas After Blast

    In Texas, donations are flooding into the small town where a fertilizer plant explosion killed 14 people and injured dozens three days ago. In West, pop. 2,800, community centers are being filled with truckloads of donations to help the recovery effort—from matresses and water, to barbeque and cowboy boots. In true Southern hospitality style, some of the donations have been driven in from hundreds of miles away. Some West natives from afar have returned to lend a hand. "We're running out of places to put it," a local judge told the Los Angeles Times.

    April 21, 2013 6:44 PM

  7. HORRIFIC 5-Year-Old India Rape Victim's Condition Stable Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty

    7. 5-Year-Old India Rape Victim's Condition Stable

    A five-year old girl is in stable condition in a hospital in India Sunday after being raped and tortured in a horrific crime that sparked a global outcry. A suspect was arrested Saturday.  The child, whose family lives in a slum on the outskirts of New Delhi, went missing on April 15 and was found, bruised and semiconscious, in the suspect’s home on Thursday. Activists have demanded tougher laws to deter sex offenders, with some agitating for capital punishment in special cases.

    April 21, 2013 10:35 AM

  8. ASSISTANCE U.S. Doubles Aid to Syrian Opposition Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty

    8. U.S. Doubles Aid to Syrian Opposition

    The U.S. plans to double its aid to the Syrian opposition, Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday at an Istanbul meeting of 10 European and Middle Eastern countries. Kerry pledged $123 million in new funding for the fight against Assad—making clear that a portion of the aid will go to "nonlethal" supplies. He urged participants to offer a combined total of $1 billion in aid. But although an official channel for funding all future military assistance was established, total pledges fell short of the Syrian opposition's requests, which include airstrikes to stop the Syrian government from firing Scud missiles. The brutal two-year civil war in Syria has killed more than 70,000 people.

    April 21, 2013 8:06 AM

  9. TOM'S BACK 'Oblivion' Cruises to No. 1 Universal Pictures

    9. 'Oblivion' Cruises to No. 1

    Some good news for Tom Cruise—in his professional life, anyway. His futuristic sci-fi epic Oblivion raked in $38.2 million to top the U.S. box office this weekend, exceeding industry expectations. Adult male moviegoers led the way to the theater, comprising 57 percent of viewers. Universal had aggressively targeted a male audience with ads during big sporting events like NCAA March Madness. 42 came in second place for the most recently reported weekend with $18 million. The Croods was No. 3 with $18 million.

    April 21, 2013 2:19 PM

  10. legally troubled Reese Witherspoon, Husband Arrested Noel Vasquez / Getty Images

    10. Reese Witherspoon, Husband Arrested

    Elle Woods would not approve. Early Friday morning, actress Reese Witherspoon and her husband, James Toth, were arrested and jailed in Atlanta, Georgia, after Toth was pulled over for driving in the wrong lane. He is facing DUI charges, and Witherspoon was handcuffed after disobeying orders from the police to stay inside the car. The pair were released on bond around 3:30 a.m.

    April 21, 2013 5:14 PM

  11. ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH Three Injured at Denver 4/20 Rally Brennan Linsley/AP

    11. Three Injured at Denver 4/20 Rally

    Gunshots injured three people at a 4/20 pro-marijuana rally on Saturday, disrupting the first celebration in the state since Colorado voters legalized the recreational use of pot. Denver police said a man and a woman were each shot in the leg and a youth was grazed by a bullet, but the wounds were not life-threatening. Officers were looking for two suspects in the shootings, which occurred despite high security at the event. Police said attendance was lower than the anticipated 80,000 but declined to provide a new estimate.

    April 21, 2013 8:19 AM

  12. JUDGMENT DAY Musharraf Banned from Seeing Lawyer Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty

    12. Musharraf Banned from Seeing Lawyer

    Pakistan payback? Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, arrested for a crackdown on the judiciary during his rule, was prevented from seeing his lawyer on Sunday. The secretary-general of the All Pakistan Muslim League was also barred from meeting Musharraf, who is under house arrest in two rooms in his Chak Shehzad farmhouse residence. Party leader Mohammad Amjad said the food provided to the former president was not being checked. Musharraf faces a litany of charges stemming from his emergency rule in 2007.

    April 21, 2013 9:06 AM

  13. 'HE HAD AN ANGER INSIDE' Tamerlan Followed 'Radical Islam' Bob Leonard/AP

    13. Tamerlan Followed 'Radical Islam'

    Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the 26-year-old Boston bombing suspect killed in a shootout with police, followed "radical Islam," according to fellow acquaintances from his mosque. Two worshipers who showed up for Saturday’s prayer service at the Cambridge mosque recalled seeing both Tsarnaev brothers at worship. Tamerlan, they said, was thrown out of the building about three months ago, after he stood up and shouted at the imam during a Friday prayer service. An unnamed foreign government contacted the FBI to in 2011 to say the now-deceased marathon bombing suspect “had changed drastically” since 2010 and that the Chechen immigrant planned to leave the U.S. “to join unspecified underground groups." Tamerlan's younger brother, also a suspect, is in a Boston hospital in serious condition.

    April 21, 2013 12:17 PM

  14. WAITING ROOM Bombing Suspect Awaits Charges Robin Young/AP

    14. Bombing Suspect Awaits Charges

    Investigators prepared Sunday for a chance to interview the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings as they turned to finding a motive for the bombing. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, was in serious condition and unable to speak because of a bullet injury to his throat before his Friday capture. Investigators have zeroed in on a trip made by his brother, Tamerlan,  to Moscow, in January 2012. It is still unclear whether Tamerlan could have had contact with militant Islamist groups in Southern Russia while there. Tamerlan was killed in a gun battle with police early Friday. Authorities have yet to charge the surviving Chechen brother, who is represented by a public defender.  Pressure cooker bombs packed with ball bearings and nails killed three people and injured 176 at the Boston Marathon Monday.

    April 21, 2013 7:59 AM

  15. STORY HOUR George W. Bush Library to Open in Texas LM Otero/AP

    15. George W. Bush Library to Open in Texas

    George W. Bush wants to know what you would have done. The 43rd president's library and museum is to be dedicated on Thursday on the campus of Southern Methodist University. The museum allows visitors to use a touch screen to make the decisions the Bush faced in president office. Will you invade Iraq? Will you bail out Wall Street? Will you send troops to New Orleans after Katrina? President Obama and the four living ex-presidents are to attend the dedication.

    April 21, 2013 9:33 AM

  16. GLAAD Media Awards Bill Clinton Credits Chelsea Kevin Winter/Getty

    16. Bill Clinton Credits Chelsea

    Former president Bill Clinton paid tribute to equal rights for gays and lesbians at the 24th GLAAD awards in Los Angels Saturday night, attributing his political turnaround to his daughter. "Chelsea and her gay friends have modeled to me how we should all treat each other regardless of our sexual orientation," Clinton said, adding, "She has had a profound impact on the way I see the world." NBC's sitcom The New Normal, FX's thriller American Horror Story: Asylum, and NBC's daytime drama Days of Our Lives took home top honors. Clinton was honored with the Advocate for Change Award at the event, which was hosted by Drew Barrymore. Harvey Weinstein and Jennifer Lawrence were on hand to present the award to the President. Leonardo DiCaprio and Charlize Theron presented the Stephen F. Kolzak Award to entertainment lawyer Steve Warren.

    April 21, 2013 9:09 AM

  17. Pucker Up Amazing DYI Lip Art Jerome Tisne/Getty

    17. Spanish Photographer's Amazing DIY Lip Art

    For your creative inspiration of the day, look no further than Eva Senin Pernas, a 26-year-old photographer and makeup artist whose dazzling lipstick designs are vertiable masterpieces of pigment, glitter and Swarovskis. She pays homage to her favorite films (a crystal-encrusted Breakfast at Tiffany's; Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas; The Lion King—all red and gold and baobab trees), books (Harry Potter, in a particularly haunting design) and games (a black-and-white chessboard motif), as well as mod mouths sprinkled with citrus fruits and one design of glittering galaxies that would fit right onto the cover of a Ziggy Stardust album. Peruse her designs, pick up some tips, then get busy on creating your own masterpiece for a perfect pout.

    April 20, 2013 11:12 PM

  18. DEADLY China Quake Leaves at Least 181 Dead Reaction to earthquake damage in Lushan county on Satuday in China. (AP)

    18. China Quake Leaves at Least 181 Dead

    At least 181 are dead, 11,200 injured, and 24 missing in China Sunday, following a 6.6 magnitude earthquake that ravaged the mostly rural and mountainous parts of Sichuan province. This is the most powerful earthquake China has experienced in the past three years, but the region has seen worse. Back in 2008, another major quake killed nearly 70,000 near where Saturday's disaster struck. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has urged rescuers to act quickly, saying "The current most urgent issue is grasping the first 24 hours since the quake's occurrence, the golden time for saving lives." 

    April 20, 2013 9:07 AM

  19. Not Again India Protests Rape of 5-Year-Old Girl NOAH SEELAM/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

    19. India Protests Rape of 5-Year-Old Girl

    Months after a brutal gang rape of an Indian student prompted widespread soul-searching about the country’s culture of violence against women, the attacks continue. This time, the alleged victim is just 5 years old, reportedly raped by a male neighbor and lying in critical condition in a Delhi hospital. The alleged attack triggered protests in the city, with activists and family members of the child demanding justice and better safety for women and girls. A doctor told reporters that “the next 48 hours will be crucial for her.” The child, whose family lives in a slum on the outskirts of the capital, went missing on April 15 and was found, bruised and semiconscious, in the suspect’s home on Thursday. The suspect allegedly held the girl hostage for three days, raping and torturing her. Activists have demanded tougher laws to deter sex offenders, with some agitating for capital punishment in special cases.

    April 19, 2013 4:04 PM

  20. Family Planning Should Birth Control Pills Be OTC? Andreas Rentz/Getty Images News

    20. Should Birth Controll Pills Be Available Over-The-Counter?

    The fight to make the morning-after pill available to women of all ages without a prescription was a protracted, polarized affair. Now, over-the-counter birth control may be the next battle. In an op-ed in The New York Times, reporter Elisabeth Rosenthal makes the case for stocking the Pill on pharmacy shelves: research shows that birth control poses fewer dangers than OTC pain pills and decongestants; women often can't get to a doctor in time for a refill; the Pill has been thoroughly vetted for safety over the past quarter-century. But Rosenthal notes that birth control is unlikely to become the next Tylenol any time soon. Not only are political conservatives and abstinence advocates deeply opposed to the idea, but gynecologists themselves are divided over the prospect. Some fear it will cut back on the number of doctor visits and promote misuse; others point to data that shows women who had ready access to over-the-counter emergency contraception had higher rates of STDs.

    April 21, 2013 9:16 AM

  21. LAW AND ORDER Boston Triggers Post-9/11 Legal Issues Bob Leonard/AP

    21. Boston Triggers Post-9/11 Legal Issues

    Were the bombings Sunday a crime or an act of terror? Will prosecutors seek the death penalty? Those are among the host of questions and legal issues raised by the capture of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect in a post-Sept. 11 society. Federal authorities are preparing a criminal complaint against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, including the use of weapons of mass destruction. But the decision to seek the death penalty—which Massachusetts does not have—must be made by Attorney General Eric Holder. Three local residents were killed in the bombing and an MIT police officer was killed in a Friday gun battle with the suspects. Meanwhile, plans to question the Boston Marathon bombing suspect for a period without first reading him the Miranda warning of his right to remain silent and have a lawyer present has revived a constitutional debate on terrorism cases.

    April 21, 2013 8:03 AM

  22. TOWER OF STRENGTH London Marathoners Honor Boston Peter Macdiarmid/Getty

    22. London Marathoners Honor Boston

    In the aftermath of Boston's bombings Sunday, London marathoners showed solidarity with 30 seconds of silence at the start of their 26-mile run through the city. Many of the thousands of spectators lining the streets were wearing black ribbons to commemorate the three dead and 170 injured in Monday's Boston Marathon bombing. The race was also marked with a 40 percent higher police presence than at last year's race. Barbara Stephenson, Charge d'Affaires at the U.S. Embassy said the commemoration underscored the "special relationship" between the two cities. "We've had responses from Her Majesty the Queen, all through Twitter from the British people, and now we have got tens of thousands of London Marathon runners wearing a black ribbon in solidarity with the people of Boston," she said.

    April 21, 2013 8:15 AM