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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and businessman Donald Trump — the two biggest anti-establishment candidates in the Democratic and Republican presidential primary fields, respectively — have seen their support surge, according to NBC News, citing a new survey of voters likely to participate in the Iowa caucuses.
In the Des Moines Register/Bloomberg Politics poll, Sanders is now polling just seven points behind Democratic front runner Hillary Clinton, nearly doubling his share of the vote since the last survey was conducted in May.
Sanders takes 30 percent support, while Clinton draws 37 percent, marking the first time she's dropped below 50 percent in the poll.
Trump, meanwhile, has seen a remarkable reversal in both his support and popularity in the state since May. Back then, he was polling at just 4 percent support and his favorability was at -36 points; now, he leads the pack with 23 percent support and his favorability is at +26 points.
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A memorial service was held at a Virginia church for two journalists who were slain on live TV this week.
WDBJ7, the station where Alison Parker and Adam Ward worked, said the interfaith service was being held at Roanoke's Jefferson Center, where station general manager Jeff Marks spoke.
"I've given many talks over the years, never with so heavy a heart," he said.
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Six inmates at San Quentin State Prison have been diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease as of Sunday, officials said.
An inmate was diagnosed Wednesday with the severe type of pneumonia, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation officials said. By Sunday, there were six confirmed cases with five inmates being treated at an "outside hospital," officials said in a news release.
An additional 51 inmates are under observation for respiratory illness but have so far not been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease, according to the release.
Three neglected and emaciated horses were discovered earlier this month with over-grown hooves after Maryland officials called animal welfare workers to check on the horses, NBC News reported.
When Pope Francis sets foot on the tarmac at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington on Sept. 22, it won't just be his first time in the United States as pontiff. It will be his first time in the country — ever in his life.
The former Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, Argentina, never followed the footsteps of so many fellow Roman Catholic leaders of his rank, who sought to raise their profiles, along with funds for missions back home, by networking within the deeply influential and well-resourced U.S. church.
President Barack Obama says he's changing the name of the tallest mountain in North America from Mount McKinley to Denali.
The Atlanta Braves fan who died after falling from the upper deck at Turner Field during a game was doing what he loved when his life ended abruptly, his family said Sunday.
Gregory Murrey, 60, landed in an area of the stands behind home plate in the seventh inning of the Braves' game against the New York Yankees Saturday night.
"The night Greg passed away, he was doing one of his favorite things — watching the Braves," according to a family statement read by his son Jason to NBC affiliate WXIA.
Former Maryland Gov. Marvin Mandel, whose career ended with a corruption conviction, has died .
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A Manhattan man is no longer just taking a Citi Bike to work. Instead he’s riding it across the country.
On Aug. 6, Jeffrey Tanenhaus checked out a Citi Bike from one of New York’s Citibank-operated bike sharing stations and headed towards Los Angeles. The former corporate event planner told NBC 4 New York he turned in his day job for an adventure, stopping at historic places along the way.
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Hundreds gathered at a vigil Saturday to mourn the loss of the sheriff’s deputy ambushed at a Texas gas station while filling up his patrol car the previous evening, NBC News reported.
The crowd, gathered at the Houston Chevron station where Darren H. Goforth was gunned down, were led in prayer and observed a moment of silence for Goforth and the sheriff’s department.
Many said that they were there to support police. Some said that they were frustrated with what they said was an increased hostility against all police.
His wife, meanwhile, released a statement
Saturday calling her husband her best friend. "There are no words for this," she said.
Saturday, Shannon Miles, 30, was arrested and charged with capital murder in the shooting of Goforth, a 10-year veteran on the force.
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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker defended his plan to invest $250 million in taxpayer dollars in a new basketball arena as "fiscally responsible" in an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press" this Sunday.
The owners of the Milwaukee Bucks had threatened to take the team to another state if they didn't have a new stadium by 2017, and have offered to finance half of the $500 million the arena will cost. Walker on Sunday said that the investment of $250 million in public funds was a good long-term bet, as it would protect the millions of dollars in income taxes the state collects from NBA players and staff that play and live there.
"For the state of Wisconsin, it's less than $4 million a year to protect $6.5 million we collect. And over the next 20 years, that grows to a total of just shy of $300 million the state collects in income taxes for less than $80 million," he said. "I'd be a fool."
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Nelson Shanks, renowned for his portraits of prominent figures ranging from presidents to royalty, has died. He was 77.
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With government guidelines urging everyone to eat fish twice a week for heart and brain benefits, you might wonder: If two days of fish is good, is eating fish every day even better?
That's a question experts haven't yet completely answered, according to TODAY.com. And it's a little complicated because it's not just a health issue – there are probably not enough fish in the sea for everyone to eat seafood all the time.
But, experts say, eating seafood more than twice a week, for most people, can be healthful.
"it's certainly better to eat fish every day than to eat beef every day," says Eric Rimm, a professor of epidemiology and nutrition and director of in cardiovascular epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health.
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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's call for mass deportation of millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, as well as their American-born children, bears similarities to a large-scale removal that many Mexican-American families faced 85 years ago.
During the Great Depression, counties and cities in the American Southwest and Midwest forced Mexican immigrants and their families to leave the U.S. over concerns they were taking jobs away from whites despite their legal right to stay. Around 500,000 to 1 million Mexican immigrants and Mexican Americans were pushed out of the country.