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Leading opposition figure shot dead in Moscow within steps of the Kremlin — Boris Nemtsov, a Russian opposition figure and outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin, was shot dead just steps from the Kremlin on Saturday. Nemtsov was hit "with four shots from a pistol," a spokesperson told TASS, adding that the murder is under investigation. The Russian newswire Interfax confirmed he was killed.

'Boldly go': Astronauts honor Leonard Nimoy — Leonard Nimoy, who died on Friday at 83, inspired generations of astronauts thanks to his portrayal of Mr. Spock in Star Trek on the U.S.S. Enterprise. And Nimoy was front-row-center when NASA rolled out the real space shuttle Enterprise in 1976, joined by DeForest Kelley, the actor who played Dr. "Bones" McCoy on Star Trek, George Takei (Mr. Sulu); James Doohan (Chief Engineer Montgomery "Scotty" Scott), and a group of NASA administrators.

Exclusive interview: 'I'm a llama' — After two llamas on the run captured the nation's collective consciousness for a few brief hours on Thursday (only to be superseded by a damn dress), we sought out a llama for an exclusive interview with Mashable. As luck would have it, we found on in Rojo the Llama, a 12-year-old Bolivian long-wooled llama with a very unique personality.

3 Al-Jazeera journalists were arrested for flying a drone over Paris — Three Al-Jazeera journalists were arrested for illegally flying a drone in Paris on Wednesday after unidentified drones flew over the Eiffel Tower and key Paris landmarks for two nights in a row, at a time of high security across the country.

2014 was a 'catastrophic year' in human rights by the numbers — From the rampage of the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq to the butchery in Nigeria by Boko Haram, 2014 has been a terrible year for innocent civilians, Amnesty International said in its annual report released on Tuesday. "2014 was a catastrophic year for millions caught up in violence," Secretary General of Amnesty International Salil Shetty said, in announcing the report.

I’m loving the idea that Medium’s ditched The Headline. — I'm loving the idea that Medium's ditched The Headline. Why does a post like this need to be structured under a sentence that's always been drafted as more of an afterthought, or jammed into a variety of crutches like " one chart" or "In Which We..." or "An oral history of..."

Commuter train derails after smashing truck in California; at least 30 injured — At least 30 people were injured Tuesday morning and at least one person was killed when a Los Angeles-bound passenger train collided with a tractor-trailer in Oxnard, California. The collision between the Metrolink Ventura County Line 102 train and the truck happened at 5:40 a.m.

World's first 15-minute Ebola test approved — The World Health Organization has assessed and cleared an Ebola test that shows results in as little as 15 minutes. Although previous tests are more accurate, they can take as long as 24 hours to show results, wasting valuable time to contain, treat and isolate an Ebola victim.

Russia's late-night TV craze, 'Psaki at Night,' pokes fun at newest White House apointee — For the past month, one of Russia's top national broadcasters has aired a nightly comedy news program named after the country's obsession with U.S. President Barack Obama's incoming communications director, Jen Psaki. Most of the laughs on Psaki at Night, which premiered in late January on NTV, come from the host's skewering of western diplomats.

Afroman punched a woman on stage and paid $330 to get out of jail — Afroman issued an apology on Wednesday for punching a female fan in the face who walked on stage and danced on him during a show. The 40-year-old "Because I Got High" rapper was arrested Tuesday night and charged with simple assault. He was later released on $330, according to police in Biloxi, Mississippi.
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Feb 27, 2015

RT @JamilSmith: The city of Cleveland just blamed Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old boy with a pellet gun, for his own death by cop.

Feb 27, 2015

RT @UberFactsEbooks: Penguins have one mate throughout their entire life and medical insurance.

Feb 27, 2015

*Flowers laid for #BorisNemstov at site of his murder RT @EvgenyFeldman: сейчас на месте убийства

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