Survived: No. 1 Kentucky Holds Off Notre Dame 68-66

sports

It was almost an upset for the ages by Notre Dame. Instead, the Wildcats (38-0) advanced to the Final Four in Indianapolis next week, where they will meet Wisconsin.

offbeat

18 Of The Worst High-Five Fails In Human History

Is there anything truly worse than a high-five gone wrong? No. The answer is a definitive no.

religion

A Rare Misstep by Pope?

Pope Francis's decision to appoint a Chilean bishop suspected of protecting a paedophile priest has alarmed the Vatican's own child protection watchdog.

humor

16 Embarrassing Signs Mom 'Helped' with Your March Madness Party

Chicken wings, beer and...bingo cards. Telltale sign tonight's basketball bash isn't buddies-only. 

crime

Decorated Boston Cop in Coma

Officer John Moynihan, 34, is a former Army Ranger who served in Iraq, was honored at the White House and was one of the first responders following the April 2013 gunbattle with the Boston Marathon bombers.

world

al-Qaida Seizes Major City in Syria

Thay have nearly full control of the northwestern city of Idlib, a powerful blow to President Bashar Assad.

politics

Who Will Succeed Harry Reid?

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's decision to retire next year leaves no clear successor in Nevada, where a popular Republican governor appears reluctant to change jobs and the pending loss of Reid's clout in Washington is causing anxiety over who might replace him.

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    Italy Clears Knox of Murder That Gripped the World

    taly's top court on Friday threw out Amanda Knox's conviction for the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher, bringing a sensational end to an eight-year legal drama,

    politics

    GOP: Clinton Wiped E-mail Server 'Clean'

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    Swedish MPs meet Snowden

    Three Swedish members of parliament met with the fugitive U.S. intelligence agent at a secret location in Moscow to discuss mass surveillance.

    religion

    Indiana 'Religious Freedom' Law Triggers Gay Rights Fury

    Supporters of gay rights united in outrage Friday after the Hoosier state adopted a law critics say would allow businesses to deny service to homosexuals on religious grounds.

    offbeat

    Epic Project Finally Proves Who Killed More Villains - Stallone or Schwarzenegger?

    Ever wonder how many bad guys Hollywood's biggest heroes have offed? It's a lot and these videos show each and every one of them. 

    politics

    Why Hasn't a Japan PM Addressed Congress Before This?

    British, South Korean and German leaders have been invited multiple times. So have two Liberian presidents and a Latvian one -- more than 100 invitations overall since the war. So why not Japan?

    funny

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    "Yeah I'm at the corner of Inyo Ave. and Butte St. No, mom, I'm being serious. Stop yelling."

    markets

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    World oil prices rose sharply this week as Saudi Arabian jets struck rebel targets in Yemen, sparking fresh supply fears in the crude-rich Middle East.

    world

    Victims' Hometown 'Angry', 'Shocked' by Apparent Mass Murder by Plane

    Investigators believe the 28-year-old co-pilot of the Germanwings jet, Andreas Lubitz, had deliberately slammed a jet into the French Alps, killing himself and the other 149 people on board.

    world

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    Despite the risks, and with negotiations on Tehran's nuclear program at a crucial moment, President Obama endorsed air strikes by a coalition of Gulf countries against Iranian-backed Huthi rebels in Yemen.

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    Oh No! 'Downton Abbey' to End After 6 Seasons

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    sports

    7 Unexpectedly Funny, Not-So-Shining Moments from March Madness (So Far...)

    Including tearful piccolo players, phone calls to Jesus and one EXTREMELY confident Kentucky fan.

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    The answer: Two. The resulting photos are amazing. 

    politics

    Scott Walker Walking Immigration Tightrope

    The two-term Wisconsin governor has consistently opposed what he calls "amnesty" for immigrants in the country illegally, but his definition of amnesty has "evolved." Some in the GOP are furious.

    crime

    Busted: Chicago Cousins Planned Terrorist Attack

    An Illinois Army National Guard soldier vowed to bring “the flames of war to the heart” of America; his cousin bragged he could kill up to 150 people.

    u.s.

    US Jobless Claims Fall

    New claims for US unemployment insurance benefits fell last week, continuing to trend lower as the labor market improves.

    crime

    Subway Sex Attacker Arrested After Victim's Online Campaign

    In her emotional online appeal, Elissa Lopez said it was important to tell her story. "I'm tired of being afraid," she said, doling out words of advice to other survivors of similar assaults.

    politics

    Meet the Contenders to Dan Coats' Senate Seat

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    sports

    Yankees, Cowboys Are Most Valued U.S. Sports Teams

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    entertainment

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    Zayn Malik, of ultra-popular boy band "One Direction", has announced that he's left the group. Teenage girls, who we all know are the most stable members of society, aren't taking it well.

    animals

    21 Animals With Truly Terrible Decision Making Skills

    Survival is the name of the game in the animal world. Unfortunately, it looks like some of our domesticated friends have forgotten their instincts.

    tv

    21 Surprisingly True Facts From 'The X-Files'

    The X-Files is returning to TV, so it's time to learn more about David Duchovny's cross-dresser beginnings and how one spinoff show eerily predicted 9/11. 

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    living

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    Sadly, the Nerds' Adams College didn't make the cut, but that doesn't mean there weren't some surprises. 

    movies & tv

    20 Knock-Off Films That Could Be Better Than The Originals

    You can keep your dumb Harry Potter movies. I'll be watching The Adventures of Chris Fable instead.

    living

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    Because every day is Halloween when you have an expressive toddler.

    living

    Discover the Most Deliciously Popular Beers Around the Globe

    If you've ever wondered what North Korea's top mug of ale is, today's your lucky day. 

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    10 GIFs That Suggest the House Judiciary Committee is Either Nuts or Brilliant

    See the wacky press release that went viral that features GIFs from Brittney Spears, Emma Stone and the Little Mermaid.  

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    5 Real Life Things Even the Best College Can't Prepare You For

    You think those 4 years prepared you for life? Think again.

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    humor

    Finally, Science Proves Who Was a Funnier Fed Chief

    This brilliant website combed the fed for laughs and pitted Greenspan against Bernanke in terms of joke telling. 

    offbeat

    16 Bizarre Facts About Brooklyn's New Preschool for Grownups

    No, that's not a Portlandia skit. 

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    Whoever decided to put photo stations on children's roller coasters deserves some kind of award.

    sports

    13 Wildest Underdog Stories in NCAA Tournament History

    Will this be the year a #16 seed upsets a #1? While we wait and see we can take a look at the tourney's craziest underdogs. 

    sports

    6 Stunning Photos from 'The Last Great Race On Earth'

    The Iditarod is known as The Last Great Race on Earth. It lasts 9-15 days and stretches over 1,000 miles. Check out the most beautiful images captured. 

    living

    8 Great Alternatives To Bumming It On The Beach This Summer

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    4 Ridiculously Easy Steps to Start Shedding A Few Extra Pounds

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    sports

    20 Of The Most Unbelievable Feats Of (Un)Athleticism Ever

    Do yourself a favor and leave anything even a little physically demanding to the professionals. 

    living

    17 Readers Caught With Truly Awkward Book Choices

    A person reading in public is generally viewed as intelligent and sophisticated. That is, unless they're thumbing through Playboy.

    crime

    13 Strange Steps That Brought Robert Durst Into Custody

    The bizarre life that has led to one of the most sensational murder cases in recent history. 

    living

    18 Moms And Dads Who Probably Need To Get It Together

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    funny

    25 Pictures Prove That Humanity Is Pretty Much Doomed

    You'd think that billions of years of evolution would have resulted in some widespread intelligence and common sense. You'd be wrong.

    funny

    Revisit MTV's Most Hilarious Crib, 14 Years Later...

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    animals

    Watch Stunning, Record-Setting Video of Eagle in Dubai

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    politics

    7 Serious Women to Keep an Eye on for 2016

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    21 Of The Best/Worst Drunken St. Patrick's Day Disasters

    Time to bust out your fake accents, dye your hair red, and drink green beer until you can't see straight.

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    18 Regrettable 'Irish Pride' Ink Pics for St. Patrick's Day

    St. Patrick's Day decisions have never looked so awkward. 

    animals

    19 Unbelievable Animal Friendships Better Than Any Disney Duo

    Sometimes fact is stranger than fiction. This is especially apparent in the world of weird animal friendships.

    tech

    13 Stunning Facts About the Flying Car You'll be Driving Soon

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    humor

    7 Reasons We Love Saint Patrick's Day

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    These 21 Wonderfully Satisfying Food Gifs Are Literal Eye Candy

    What's the only thing better than eating food? Why, watching how it gets made of course!

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