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OVER 3,700 DEAD IN NEPAL EARTHQUAKE The death toll is expected to rise as rescuers attempt to reach secluded mountain villages after the devastating 7.8 earthquake Saturday. Check out these maps of the damage, as well as photos of Nepal's landmarks before and after the earthquake. Footage was captured of the horrific avalanche that swept through a Mount Everest base camp after the quake, and dozens are still trapped on the mountain. [AP]
ISRAEL LAUNCHES AIR STRIKE ON SYRIAN BORDER "Israel's military said Sunday it launched an airstrike on its border with Syria after spotting militants carrying a bomb in the Israeli-held Golan Heights." [AP]
GEORGE W. BUSH ARGUES AGAINST LIFTING OF IRAN SANCTIONS The former president also talked Hillary, Vladimir Putin, his brother's chances, and the fun of being a grandpa in a closed door meeting with 700 donors at the Jewish Republican Coalition spring meeting. [NYT]
THREAT OF TERRORISM CHARGES TO BE DROPPED FOR FAMILIES OF HOSTAGES "Families of American hostages who communicate with foreign kidnappers or raise money and pay ransoms will no longer have to fear prosecution for aiding terrorist groups, a White House-ordered advisory group on U.S. hostage policy is expected to recommend, senior officials told ABC News last week." [ABC]
CLINTON FOUNDATION ACKNOWLEDGES 'MISTAKES' "With scrutiny of the Clinton Foundation’s financial practices threatening to create political problems for Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign, the organization on Sunday took the unusual step of acknowledging 'mistakes' but insisted that it is committed to transparency regarding its donors and operations around the world." [WaPo]
CHIPOTLE: GMO FREE Just one more reason to head on over for that burrito bowl tonight. [Dominique Mosbergen, HuffPost]
TRACKING FASHION, THROUGH GOOGLE Where you can see the evolving spread of fashion in real (search) time. [NYT]
IN CASE YOU MISSED THE BRUCE JENNER INTERVIEW Bruce Jenner came out as transgender Friday night on ABC's "20/20." As he put it, "I'm me. I'm a person. This is who I am. I'm not stuck in anybody's body. My brain is much more female than male. For all intents and purposes, I am a woman." [HuffPost]
HOW QUICKLY THE AMERICAN PEOPLE CHANGE THEIR MINDS In summary: very, very, very quickly. [Bloomberg]
JAY Z IS NOT LOVING ALL THAT TIDAL CRITICISM Cue epic Twitter rant. [HuffPost]
IN CASE YOU NEEDED MORE REASONS TO THINK LUCILLE BALL WAS A BOSS "While most know Ball paved the way for future women in comedy, they may not understand the exact magnitude of her influence on Hollywood. More than 60 years after 'I Love Lucy' began, the ramifications of Ball's groundbreaking strides are still hugely present in the television industry." [HuffPost]
CHEAP FLIGHTS 101 Because who wants to spend more money. [HuffPost]
BRAIN FOOD We're buying all the blueberries on our next grocery run. [HuffPost]
TEACHING HOW TO THINK, NOT MEMORIZE "High Tech High's methods eschew the traditional instruction of what educators call 'content knowledge' -- equations, dates, facts. Instead, the schools strive to foster creative problem-solving with a multidisciplinary curriculum." [HuffPost]
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'LIVING AND LOVING BRUCE JENNER' Bruce Jenner's second wife discusses their life together. [HuffPost]
BEFORE YOU GO
~ The latest on the ongoing Brian Williams saga.
~ Dwight Howard couldn't let LeBron's full court shot go unanswered.
~ The slide that foreshadowed Buzzfeed's dominance.
~ To be a girl in America's juvenile justice system.
~ Lil Wayne and the staff on his tour bus were unharmed after being shot at.
~ Fans of "Grey's Anatomy" refuse to accept McDreamy's fate.
~ That "Monty Python" reunion.
~ Deflecting asteroids with nukes?
~ Ranking all the "Game of Thrones" wedding dresses, pre-bloodsplatter.
~ What colors flatter you the most.
~ Amy Winehouse's family is not a fan of her upcoming documentary.
~ How to display art without those pesky nails.
~ Mark your calendars: we have the release dates for the "Fifty Shades of Grey" sequels.
~ And Hilary Duff's hair just keeps a-changing.
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