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Monday, Oct 28, 2013 at 12:51 PM

Ideology Vs. Electability in N.J., Va. Races for Governor

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 3:32 PM

Beijing Introduces New Rules to Curb Car Use on Bad Pollution Days

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2013 at 10:49 PM

Democrat de Blasio Has Wide Lead in NYC Mayor Race: Poll

Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 4:56 PM

Feds to Dig Up Detroit Field for Jimmy Hoffa's Remains

Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 9:59 AM

Cleveland Kidnapping Case: Unanswered Questions

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 11:12 AM

Girl Scout Cookies Headed for $1B in Sales

Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 at 8:56 AM

Undisclosed Funding for Presidential Libraries Questioned

Thursday, Apr 11, 2013 at 7:06 AM

Toyota, Nissan, Honda, Mazda Recall 3.4M Cars

Wednesday, Apr 10, 2013 at 2:34 PM

Pope Francis' Common Touch Brings Back Lapsed Catholics

Thursday, Apr 4, 2013 at 2:13 AM

Cyber Attacks on Banks Peak: 249 Hours Knocked Offline

Wednesday, Apr 3, 2013 at 7:54 AM

American Woman Raped in Brazil, Boyfriend Forced to Watch

Friday, Mar 29, 2013 at 9:54 PM

N. Korea Says It Has Entered State of War with South: Report


North Korea says it has entered a state of war against South Korea, South Korean news agency Yonhap reported Friday night U.S. time. According to Yonhap, the North said in a special statement that it will deal with every inter-Korean issue as though the countries are at war. Those remarks by the bellicose North come swift on the heels of growing tensions between North Korea and both South Korea and the United States, which have been conducting joint military drills in recent days. They also have raised concerns among U.S. officials, one of whom told NBC News that North Korea is "not a paper tiger" and that its threats should not be dismissed as "pure bluster." A day earlier, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had ordered rocket units to be on standby to attack U.S. bases in South Korea and the Pacific after the U.S. Air Force sent two stealth bombers to practice a mock attack on the Korean Peninsula Thursday. Kim vowed to "settle accounts with the U.S. imperialists in view of the prevailing situation," and photos in North Korea's state-run Rodong newspaper of him at an "emergency meeting" showed a chart marked "U.S. mainland strike plan" with missile trajectories that lead to major American cities, the U.K. Telegraph reported. But analysts believe the North is not capable of striking the U.S. mainland. Get More at NBCNews.com

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013 at 3:14 PM

Pope Francis in 2012: Celibacy Rule "Can Change"

Friday, Mar 15, 2013 at 6:00 PM

American Indian Tribe Approves Gay Marriage, Weds Couple

Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013 at 6:10 PM

Prosecutor: Ohio Rape Victim Was "Too Impaired to Say No"


The two Ohio high school football stars accused of raping a drunken 16-year-old girl humiliated “somebody who was too impaired to say no, somebody who was too impaired to say stop,” a prosecutor said Wednesday, NBC News reported. The Steubenville High School football players — quarterback Trent Mays, 17, and wide receiver Ma’Lik Richmond, 16 — were accused of assaulting the girl while she was intoxicated and couldn't consent during a victory party in August. In her opening statement at a trial that has divided the football-obsessed town of Steubenville, Hemmeter also said the girl was "soft-spoken, mumbling and not participating" in the assault. The girl, who told police she didn’t remember the incident, will be among dozens of witnesses taking the stand. Three players who have not been charged but allegedly witnessed the encounters are expected to testify for the prosecution. The alleged rape garnered national attention because of graphic cell phone photos and video that spread on social media. If convicted, Mays and Richmond could be held in a juvenile jail until they are 21. Get More at NBCnews.com