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President Obama will give his farewell address Tuesday in Chicago, and while he has been the leader of the free world, he’s also a dad to Sasha and Malia. That means he’s just as practiced in diplomacy as he is at cracking jokes that might make you grimace. In honor of his presidency, here’s a…

via 10 Times Barack Obama Confirmed He Was the Ultimate Dad-in-Chief — TIME

Syrian Army Begins Implementing Weeklong Cease-Fire — TIME

(BEIRUT) — Syria’s army says it has begun implementing a U.S.-Russian cease-fire, but the country’s most powerful insurgent groups have not yet said whether they will abide by it. The Syrian government and its main allies, Russia and Iran, say they will abide by the weeklong truce, which was set to begin at 7 p.m.…

via Syrian Army Begins Implementing Weeklong Cease-Fire — TIME

Harry Connick Jr. Is Going Off Script for His New Talk Show Harry — TIME

Harry Connick Jr.’s new talk show, Harry, premiered Monday morning, with Academy Award winner Sandra Bullock kicking things off by appearing as the first guest. The Will & Grace alum hopes to breathe new life into the world of daytime television with his syndicated variety series — a note he frequently touched on during a…

via Harry Connick Jr. Is Going Off Script for His New Talk Show Harry — TIME

Occidental College Republicans Slam ‘Vandals’ Who Destroyed Their 9/11 Memorial — TIME

Occidental College Republicans organized a memorial meant to honor those who died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks only to discover the nearly 3,000 American flags they planted on the school’s quad ripped up and broken in half. “At midnight early this morning, vandals crushed, snapped, and threw in the garbage every single flag. Not one…

via Occidental College Republicans Slam ‘Vandals’ Who Destroyed Their 9/11 Memorial — TIME

Firefighters Weep After 5 Children Die in Memphis Fire: ‘I’ve Never Seen Firemen Cry’ — TIME

Nine people, including five children, died early Monday after a fire broke out inside a Memphis home in the deadliest blaze the Tennessee city has seen in almost a century, officials said. Firefighters wept as they carried out the bodies of four adults and three children who died inside the house about 1:20 a.m., neighbors…

via Firefighters Weep After 5 Children Die in Memphis Fire: ‘I’ve Never Seen Firemen Cry’ — TIME

95-Year-Old Nazi Medic Who Served in Auschwitz Stands Trial in Germany — TIME

The trial for Hubert Zafke, a 95-year-old former Nazi medic at the Auschwitz concentration camp, opened on Monday after multiple delays this year over his health. Zafke was scheduled to go on trial in February at the Neubrandenberg state court, but the proceeding was postponed three times after a presiding judge said Zafke was not…

via 95-Year-Old Nazi Medic Who Served in Auschwitz Stands Trial in Germany — TIME

Katy Perry Says She’s Open to Collaborating With Taylor Swift ‘If She Says Sorry’ — TIME

Over the weekend, Katy Perry took to Twitter to share that she would be open to collaborating with Taylor Swift, tweeting “if she says sorry, sure!” in response to a fan’s question. The apparent quarrel between the two chart-topping pop stars reportedly began as a dispute over the hiring of a dancer who worked with…

via Katy Perry Says She’s Open to Collaborating With Taylor Swift ‘If She Says Sorry’ — TIME