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This Day in History

The First Rock Major Concert Is Held, Gets Shut Down (1952)
On the night of March 21, 1952, more than 20,000 fans tried to pack into the Cleveland Arena, which had an actual capacity of about half that number. Consequently, authorities shut down that evening's concert, the Moondog Coronation Ball, just minutes into the opening act, Paul Williams and his Hucklebuckers. The show is considered to have been the first major rock concert in history. It was promoted by Alan Freed, the Cleveland disc jockey believed to have coined what term? Discuss

US Approves Antiretroviral Drug AZT as a Treatment for AIDS (1987)
Though it was originally developed as an anticancer drug in 1964, azidothymidine (AZT) was never approved for that purpose. Two decades later, however, it was discovered to be effective in fighting HIV. At the time, thousands of people were dying of AIDS, and no other treatment was forthcoming. For humanitarian reasons, the drug was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in a matter of months, rather than the usual eight to 10 years. How does the drug prevent HIV from reproducing?

Nevada Legalizes Gambling (1931)
Though unregulated gambling had been common in early Nevada mining towns, it was outlawed in 1909, and for many years, the state's economy was carried by mining. However, with the mining industry in decline amid the Great Depression, state lawmakers agreed to re-legalize gambling in order to strengthen the state's finances. Today, the state economy is dominated by tourism and gaming. Nevada has the unusually high ratio of approximately one hotel room to how many state residents?

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Self-driving cars are already really safe
A pedestrian is killed by a car roughly every 90 minutes in the United States. And until this week, all of those drivers were human.

Inflation and sour yogurt sales sink General Mills
New Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell isn't the only one that has to worry about inflation. Rising prices for shipping, oil and other commodities are putting the squeeze on Cheerios and Wheaties owner General Mills.

Tech in church? Cashless giving is coming soon
No cash? No problem!

12 tax scams you'll want to avoid
As so many massive data breaches have shown, there's no way to completely protect your information from swindlers.

Facebook stock drops again, but some analysts think Wall Street is overreacting
Facebook users may or may not delete their accounts because of the data scandal. But investors are rapidly deleting Facebook from their portfolios.


Uruguay eliminates Italy; Did Suarez bite again?
Uruguay is moving on. Italy is out of the World Cup after a 1-0 loss. Meanwhile, Luis Suarez apparently bit an opponent again.

Report: Heat forward LeBron James to opt out of deal, become free agent
Get ready for the Decision, Part II. LeBron James is opting out of his contract with the Heat, and will become a free agent.

NBA Mock Draft: Another change at the top
Just when you thought the NBA draft pecking order was starting to get predictable, Joel Embiid shakes it up.

Mexico beats Cameroon, advances to knockout round
After a tough 2013, Mexico completed its magical turnaround by taking down Croatia 3-1 and advancing out of Group A.

World Cup analysis: Costa Rica-England

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Take Me Away: Vienna’s lush palaces and coffee houses
Before you participate in the grand tradition of Viennese coffee house culture, you should take in the grand sights first.      

World's best destinations: 2018 TripAdvisor award winners
TripAdvisor's 2018 awards for the world's best destinations are out today, and while the Big Apple is tops in the U.S., it's only 10th in the world.      

Barilla now has five fast-casual restaurants
The famous pasta brand began branching out with fast-casual concepts in the fall. Find five locations in Midtown Manhattan and greater Los Angeles.      

The top U.S. wonders to visit this spring
Springtime brings gushing waterfalls, animal migrations, blooming flowers and more.      

Silversea ship Silver Spirit cut in half to make room for new midsection
The 642-passenger Silver Spirit is in the midst of a multi-week lengthening process to add more public areas and cabins.      

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Amy Poehler's directorial debut will have wine and lots of 'SNL' alums
Raise a glass to Amy Poehler, who is set to make her directorial debut.

Selena Gomez is happy and healthy; thanks for asking
Selena Gomez has a message for the trolls who insist on having an opinion on her vacation pictures: give it up.

Macaulay Culkin gets real personal
Remember when Macaulay Culkin was so intensely private that he was way off the radar?

'The Crown' producers apologize to stars over pay controversy
The U.K. production company behind Netflix's "The Crown" has apologized to stars Claire Foy and Matt Smith for thrusting the pair into the middle of a pay equity debate after a producer revealed that Foy was paid less than Smith during the first two seasons of the show.

'Big Little Lies' stars share Season 2 preview
The filming for the second season of "Big Little Lies" has started, and some of the stars are stoking the excitement.