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Top Females in Music Visit Berkelee Women's Empower Symposium

By Winnie McCroy | Mar 26
On March 27, Boston's Berklee College of Music, the world's leading college of contemporary music, welcomes a number of international female role models from the world of entertainment, media, and music for its first ever Berklee Women's Empower Symposium

French Prosecutor: Co-Pilot Wanted to 'Destroy' the Plane

By Lori Hinnant and Dave McHugh | Mar 26
As a frantic pilot pounded on the cockpit door and passengers screamed in panic, the Germanwings co-pilot "intentionally" sent Flight 9525 straight into the side of a mountain in the French Alps, a prosecutor said Thursday.

Italy High Court Deciding Fate of 'Very Worried' Amanda Knox

By Colleen Barry and Frances D'Emilio | Mar 25
Italy's high court took up the appeal of Amanda Knox's murder conviction Wednesday, considering the fate of the "very worried" American and her Italian former boyfriend in the brutal 2007 murder of Knox's British roommate.

France Cracks Open Plane's Black Box, Seals Off Crash Site

By Greg Keller and Lori Hinnant | Mar 25
French investigators cracked open the mangled black box of a German jetliner on Wednesday and sealed off the rugged Alpine crash site where 150 people died when their plane slammed into a mountain.

New Direction: 1D Says Zayn Malik Has Left the Group

Mar 25
Chart-topping boy band One Direction says Zayn Malik has left the group.

Obama, Afghan Leader to Finalize Plan for US Troop Pullout

By Josh Lederman | Mar 24
President Barack Obama welcomes Afghanistan's new president to the Oval Office on Tuesday with fraught questions staring them in the face: Will the U.S. slow its departure from Afghanistan - and for how long?

Jet Crashes in Alps With 150 Aboard; No Survivors Expected

By Lori Hinnant | Mar 24
A passenger jet carrying at 150 people crashed Tuesday in a remote area of the French Alps as it flew from Barcelona to Duesseldorf, authorities said.

UN Committee to Vote on Benefits for Spouses of Gay Staffers

Mar 24
Russia has called for a vote Tuesday in the U.N. budget committee on Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's plan to give benefits to the spouses of gay U.N. staffers who are legally married - regardless of the laws on same-sex marriage in their home countries.

Gay, Disabled Journalist's 'Personal View' New in Serbia

Mar 24
Nenad Mihailovic flouts Serbian taboo. He's openly gay in a notoriously macho culture. He uses a wheelchair in a society that shows little sympathy for the disabled.

UN Committee Approves Benefits for Spouses of Gay Staffers

Mar 24
The U.N. will now give benefits to all spouses of gay U.N. staffers who are legally married after Russia and other opponents of same-sex marriage failed Tuesday in an attempt to scuttle the plan by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

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