5 Things to Talk About Today

  • Rihanna releases short clips of her new single. Yesterday the singer also revealed what is thought to be the cover art for her highly-anticipated upcoming album. — Elle
  • Recent reports claim the pilot of the Germanwings aircraft which crashed earlier this week was intentionally locked out of the cockpit during the plane's decent. The report reads: “You can hear he is trying to smash the door down.” — The New York Times
  • Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl who was freed from the Taliban in exchange for the release of five Taliban commanders in U.S. custody, has been charged with desertion. The criminal charges brought by the Army could mean life in prison for Bergdahl who described his five years in captivity as "torture." — The Associated Press
  • One Direction fans continue to be in mourning over the departure of Zayn Malik. The remaining members react via Twitter and vow to "work harder than ever." — Billboard
  • Heinz buying Kraft to form one of the America's largest food companies. The merger of the ketchup giant and macaroni and cheese mega-brand have some increasingly worried about the future of the American diet. — The Washington Post

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