"Poets and beggars, musicians and prophets, warriors and scoundrels, all creatures of that unbridled reality, we have had to ask but little of imagination, for our crucial problem has been a lack of conventional means to render our lives believable. This, my friends, is the crux of our solitude.”

-Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez has died at age 87

“One year later, we also stand in awe of the men and women who continue to inspire us — learning to stand, walk, dance and run again. With each new step our country is moved by the resilience of a community and a city.” - President Obama
Vice President Joe Biden, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and former Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino will pay tribute to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings today at 12 p.m. ET. Watch here.

One year later, we also stand in awe of the men and women who continue to inspire us — learning to stand, walk, dance and run again. With each new step our country is moved by the resilience of a community and a city.” - President Obama

Vice President Joe Biden, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and former Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino will pay tribute to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings today at 12 p.m. ET. Watch here.

A battle with cancer in the 1940s left artist Henri Matisse confined to a wheelchair. Poor health prevented him from painting, but didn’t stop him from creating art. Instead of using a paintbrush, he began — as he described it — “painting with scissors.”

Learn more about his cut-outs.

Haunting photos of World War I reveal how little Europe has changed in 100 years.

See more photos here.

"Kurt spoke to the underdog, the music freaks, the outcasts, the people fed up with top 40 and hair bands. He changed not just how music was played, but how we listened to music."
20 years after Kurt Cobain’s death, we asked Talib Kweli, The Pixies, Girl Talk, radio host John Richards and more how they remember Nirvana’s frontman.

"Kurt spoke to the underdog, the music freaks, the outcasts, the people fed up with top 40 and hair bands. He changed not just how music was played, but how we listened to music."

20 years after Kurt Cobain’s death, we asked Talib Kweli, The Pixies, Girl Talk, radio host John Richards and more how they remember Nirvana’s frontman.

Former President Jimmy Carter talks Ukraine, Israel and his Carter Center’s “crusade to protect women and girls.”

Tonight on NewsHour, President Jimmy Carter sits down with Judy Woodruff. What a great excuse to dig out this old-school photo of Judy and Carter from 1976, right?

Tonight on NewsHour, President Jimmy Carter sits down with Judy Woodruff. What a great excuse to dig out this old-school photo of Judy and Carter from 1976, right?

"These are the successful rebels of American history."

20 photos of “American cool.”

The five trillionth digit of pi is 2.

Think you know the rest? Take our quiz.

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This is the wildest story we’ve heard all week:
California couple John and Mary were walking their dog when they noticed a rusty can sticking out of the ground. After digging up a grand total of eight cans, they had one of the most impressive treasure finds in U.S. history: $10 million worth of gold coins.
Learn more.

This is the wildest story we’ve heard all week:

California couple John and Mary were walking their dog when they noticed a rusty can sticking out of the ground. After digging up a grand total of eight cans, they had one of the most impressive treasure finds in U.S. history: $10 million worth of gold coins.

Learn more.