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This might be the biggest Rubik’s Cube ever, but it takes muscle to solve it

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We’ve seen the record-setting Rubik’s Cube puzzle-solving by human and machine, but a new version of the cube hopes to set a different kind of record: the biggest, fully functional Rubik’s Cube ever.

That was Tony Fisher’s goal when he set about creating his massive Rubik’s Cube, which you have to walk around and push to move the colored squares into place. The cube is about five feet wide, weighs about 220 pounds and has an overall volume that’s about 20,000 times larger than a normal…

Girls around the globe reclaim love with the campaign #MyTrueLove

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This Valentine’s Day, let’s answer the only inquiry that really matters: What’s your true love?

It’s a question children’s rights organization Plan International recently asked young girls around the globe to help reframe the conversation around Valentine’s Day. The girls — and their true loves — are featured in a new hashtag campaign by the organization called #MyTrueLove.

The campaign is a radical shift from the usual buzz…

Madeleine Albright doesn’t really want women who don’t support Hillary to go to hell

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Madeleine Albright wants to clear something up: She definitely didn’t mean to tell all of the women who aren’t supporting Hillary Clinton to go to hell

In an op-ed titled “Madeleine Albright: My Undiplomatic Moment” posted Friday in The New York Times, the former U.S. Secretary of State addresses critiques of a recent speech she gave in Concord, New Hampshire on Feb. 6.

At the end of a speech…

Now you can paint your ‘Klaws’ like Kylie Jenner

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Kylie Jenner is on a one-way track in dominating to beauty industry. First came lips, and now it’s nail polish.

After conquering the lipstick world

Bold, black and brilliant: Unsung heroes of the Civil Rights Movement

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History books don’t often value the stories of people of color, favoring a whitewashed version of the past over the harsh honesty of historical racism. This spin makes history more comfortable, especially for those who don’t want to confront their role in the oppression of people of color.

A direct challenge to this sanitized version of the past is Black History Month

U.S. and Cuba plan to resume direct commercial flights by next fall

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HAVANA — The United States and Cuba will sign an agreement next week to resume commercial air traffic for the first time in five decades, starting the clock on dozens of new flights operating daily by next fall, U.S. officials said Friday.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is scheduled to fly to Havana on Tuesday to cement the deal. Barring other major announcements, it would be the most significant development in U.S.-Cuba trade since Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro…

‘Finally!’ Pope and Russian Patriarch meet for the first time in 1,000 years

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HAVANA — With a hug and an exclamation of “Finally!” Pope Francis met Friday with Patriarch Kirill in the first ever meeting between a pontiff and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, a historic development in the 1,000-year schism that has divided Christianity.

“We are brothers,” Francis said as he embraced Kirill in the small, wood-paneled VIP room of Havana’s airport, where the three-hour encounter took place.

“Now things are easier,” Kirill agreed as he and the pope exchanged three…

‘Finally!’ Pope and Russian Patriarch meet for the first time in 1,000 years

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HAVANA — With a hug and an exclamation of “Finally!” Pope Francis met Friday with Patriarch Kirill in the first ever meeting between a pontiff and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, a historic development in the 1,000-year schism that has divided Christianity.

“We are brothers,” Francis said as he embraced Kirill in the small, wood-paneled VIP room of Havana’s airport, where the three-hour encounter took place.

“Now things are easier,” Kirill agreed as he and the pope exchanged three…

U.S. and Cuba plan to resume direct commercial flights by next fall

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HAVANA — The United States and Cuba will sign an agreement next week to resume commercial air traffic for the first time in five decades, starting the clock on dozens of new flights operating daily by next fall, U.S. officials said Friday.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is scheduled to fly to Havana on Tuesday to cement the deal. Barring other major announcements, it would be the most significant development in U.S.-Cuba trade since Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro…

U.S. and Cuba plan to resume direct commercial flights by next fall

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HAVANA — The United States and Cuba will sign an agreement next week to resume commercial air traffic for the first time in five decades, starting the clock on dozens of new flights operating daily by next fall, U.S. officials said Friday.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is scheduled to fly to Havana on Tuesday to cement the deal. Barring other major announcements, it would be the most significant development in U.S.-Cuba trade since Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro…