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  • 5 hours ago

    Clear the Shelters: Live Coverage Across the US

    From coast to coast, animal shelters across the country have partnered with NBC and Telemundo stations to host Clear the Shelters, a nationwide pet adoption drive on Saturday, Aug. 17. Check in on some of...

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  • Friday, Aug 16, 2019

    Tlaib Declines to Visit West Bank, Citing Israeli Conditions

    Tlaib Declines to Visit West Bank, Citing Israeli Conditions

    Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib said Friday she would not visit her grandmother in the occupied West Bank, despite being granted an Israeli permit on humanitarian grounds, saying Israel's "oppressive" conditions...

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  • 13 minutes ago

    'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' Animator Richard Williams Has Died

    'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' Animator Richard Williams Has Died

    Richard Williams, a Canadian-British animator whose work on the bouncing cartoon bunny in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" helped blur the boundaries between the animated world and our own, has died. He was 86 years...

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    Friday, Aug 16, 2019

    Pitbull Fights Off Shark (Yes, Shark!) To Save Owner

    Pitbull Fights Off Shark (Yes, Shark!) To Save Owner

    James White still has the marks on his leg from where the shark bit him three weeks ago. It seems only fair. That shark probably still has marks on its tail from where White’s dog, Darby, bit it.

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  • Philadelphia

    2 hours ago

    Standoff Suspect Charged With Attempted Murder

    Standoff Suspect Charged With Attempted Murder

    The man suspected of shooting six Philadelphia police officers during an hourslong standoff in a residential neighborhood of the city has an extensive criminal history dating back almost two decades and...

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  • 34 minutes ago

    Yemen Rebel Drone Attack Targets Remote Saudi Oil Field

    Yemen Rebel Drone Attack Targets Remote Saudi Oil Field

    Drones launched by Yemen's Houthi rebels attacked a massive oil and gas field deep inside Saudi Arabia's sprawling desert on Saturday, causing what the kingdom described as a "limited fire" in the second such...

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  • 2 hours ago

    Airport Worker Fired for Slipping 'You Ugly' Note to Traveler

    A security screener at a New York airport is out of a job after slipping a note to a traveler that read: "you ugly." Neal Strassner was going through a security checkpoint at Greater Rochester International...

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  • 41 minutes ago

    Portland, Oregon, Awaits Right-Wing Rally, Counter Protests

    Portland, Oregon, Awaits Right-Wing Rally, Counter Protests

    More than two dozen local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, were in Portland, Oregon, on Saturday to help police there monitor a right-wing rally that's expected to draw demonstrat...

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  • newborn

    Friday, Aug 16, 2019

    Newborn Baby Girl Found in Woods in Maryland

    Newborn Baby Girl Found in Woods in Maryland

    A man found a newborn baby in the woods in Maryland Friday evening. The man was walking in the 10000 block of Tenbrook Drive in Silver Spring about 5 p.m. when he heard crying, police said. He found the...

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  • 4 hours ago

    Rep. Tlaib's Grandmother in West Bank Still Hopes for a Visit

    Rep. Tlaib's Grandmother in West Bank Still Hopes for a Visit

    Rep. Rashida Tlaib's grandmother says she does not understand what all the hubbub is about — why can't her granddaughter, an important person in America, stop by for a visit? "It's been a long time since...

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  • Saturday, Aug 17, 2019

    Native American Voters, Once Overlooked, Seek Role for 2020

    Native American Voters, Once Overlooked, Seek Role for 2020

    Democratic presidential candidates will descend on Iowa next week to do something that Native Americans say doesn't happen enough: court their vote. At least seven White House hopefuls have said they'll attend...

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  • Saturday, Aug 17, 2019

    How Greta Thunberg Shifted World's Gaze to Climate Change

    How Greta Thunberg Shifted World's Gaze to Climate Change

    Staring through a swarm of photographers and television crews, self-described introvert Greta Thunberg took the stage at a Swiss university last week, NBC News reports, to pointedly reiterate a message that has...

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    Friday, Aug 16, 2019

    Medical Examiner Finds Epstein Died by Suicide From Hanging

    Medical Examiner Finds Epstein Died by Suicide From Hanging

    The New York City medical examiner's office has determined Jeffrey Epstein died by suicide, a senior official tells News 4. The examiner's office unveiled its autopsy findings a day after a person familiar with...

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  • 5 hours ago

    From Tusks to Tails, Nations Eye Trade in Endangered Species

    From Tusks to Tails, Nations Eye Trade in Endangered Species

    From guitars to traditional medicines and from tusk to tail, mankind's exploitation of the planet's fauna and flora is putting some of them at risk of extinction. Representatives of some 180 nations are meeting...

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  • 4 hours ago

    Hong Kong's Divide: Protests for Democracy, Rally for China

    Hong Kong's Divide: Protests for Democracy, Rally for China

    Pro-democracy protesters marched on one side of Hong Kong's famous harbor on Saturday to demand the government heed their demands. Across the water, a pro-government rally called for an end to the often violent...

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  • Saturday, Aug 17, 2019

    Indian Authorities Begin Easing Clampdown in Kashmir

    Indian Authorities Begin Easing Clampdown in Kashmir

    Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir began restoring landline phone services on Saturday after a nearly two-week security crackdown and news blackout following a decision by India's government to downgrade...

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  • Friday, Aug 16, 2019

    Ad Featuring Woman in Wheelchair Captures Young Girl's Gaze

    Ad Featuring Woman in Wheelchair Captures Young Girl's Gaze

    A picture of a 4-year-old Virginia girl who uses a wheelchair gazing at a beauty advertisement featuring a woman in a wheelchair went viral on Facebook. Maren Anderson has a rare disease caused by a gene...

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  • John Dillinger

    Friday, Aug 16, 2019

    Indianapolis Cemetery Objects to John Dillinger Exhumation Plans

    Indianapolis Cemetery Objects to John Dillinger Exhumation Plans

    The Indianapolis cemetery where 1930s gangster John Dillinger is buried is objecting to his body’s planned exhumation as part of a television documentary. The Indianapolis Star reports Crown Hill Cemetery said...

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  • Friday, Aug 16, 2019

    Hundreds Come to Honor El Paso Victim After Public Invited

    Hundreds Come to Honor El Paso Victim After Public Invited

    When Jordan Ballard read that one of the victims of the El Paso massacre had few relatives and the public was invited to her funeral, the Los Angeles resident bought a plane ticket and flew to Texas to honor...

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  • Paws chicago

    Friday, Aug 16, 2019

    Shelter Urges Adopters Not to Forget Pets With Special Needs

    Shelter Urges Adopters Not to Forget Pets With Special Needs

    When it comes to rescuing animals from a shelter, there are some pets that are often overlooked. Those with special needs.

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  • Friday, Aug 16, 2019

    Florida Vacation Home Invaded by Vomiting Vultures

    Florida Vacation Home Invaded by Vomiting Vultures

    A New York couple's luxurious vacation house in Florida has been taken over by dozens of black vultures that are vomiting and defecating everywhere. The Palm Beach Post reports the Casimano family can't even...

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  • 2 hours ago

    60K Pets Adopted as Animal Lovers Help Clear the Shelters

    60K Pets Adopted as Animal Lovers Help Clear the Shelters

    Clear the Shelters, the fifth annual pet adoption drive sponsored by NBC and Telemundo stations, culminates today with more than 2,000 shelters participating in dozens of communities across the country. Animals...

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  • Friday, Aug 16, 2019

    Pelosi Assails 'Weakness' of Trump, Netanyahu

    Pelosi Assails 'Weakness' of Trump, Netanyahu

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday the U.S.-Israel relationship can withstand the "weakness" of President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who shook diplomatic norms this week in...

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  • Friday, Aug 16, 2019

    VA Wrongfully Denied $53 Million in Medical Claims: Report

    VA Wrongfully Denied $53 Million in Medical Claims: Report

    In one recent six-month period, according to a report from the VA's Office of Inspector General released last week, the VA left about 17,400 veterans to pay out-of-pocket for emergency medical treatment the...

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  • Friday, Aug 16, 2019

    Woman Becomes 1st Female Marine to Pilot F-35B Fighter Jet

    Woman Becomes 1st Female Marine to Pilot F-35B Fighter Jet

    A woman who attributes her success to "showing up prepared and working diligently" has become the first female Marine to pilot a F-35B fighter jet. U.S. Marine Capt. Anneliese Satz, 29, of Boise, Idaho,...

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  • peter fonda

    Friday, Aug 16, 2019

    Oscar Nominated Actor Peter Fonda Dies at 79

    Oscar Nominated Actor Peter Fonda Dies at 79

    Peter Fonda, the two-time Oscar nominee, brother of Jane Fonda and son of Hollywood legend Henry Fonda has died, family said Friday.

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  • clear the shelters

    Saturday, Aug 17, 2019

    Cat Overlooked in 2018 Clear the Shelters Still Needs Home

    Cat Overlooked in 2018 Clear the Shelters Still Needs Home

    A Chicago-area shelter is hoping to find a home for a beloved cat, the only animal to ever be featured in two Clear the Shelters events at the facility.

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  • Friday, Aug 16, 2019

    Recession Signs Worry Trump Ahead of 2020

    Recession Signs Worry Trump Ahead of 2020

    President Donald Trump is warning of an economic crash if he loses reelection, arguing that even voters who personally dislike him should base their ballots on the nation's strong growth and low unemployment...

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  • Friday, Aug 16, 2019

    Computer Issue Snarls Immigration Processing at US Airports

    Computer Issue Snarls Immigration Processing at US Airports

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Friday evening that systems around the country were being restored after an earlier outage prevented U.S. immigration officials from processing thousands of arriving...

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  • Friday, Aug 16, 2019

    Computer Issues Cause Long Lines at Airport Customs

    Computer Issues Cause Long Lines at Airport Customs

    U.S. Customs and Border Patrol confirmed a computer issue was causing delays at airports across the U.S. on Friday.

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  • Friday, Aug 16, 2019

    Family on Camping Trip Woke to Wolf Attacking Them

    A New Jersey woman said her family's camping trip in Canada turned into a scene "out of a horror movie" when a wolf ripped apart their tent as they slept and tried to drag her husband away — before a man at a...

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  • Thursday, Aug 15, 2019

    Immigrants Anguish Over New Trump Rule

    Immigrants Anguish Over New Trump Rule

    A California woman whose son needs intensive medical care says she felt "like something blew up in my face" when she learned of a Trump administration rule that would make it tougher for legal residents like her...

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    Friday, Aug 16, 2019

    Couple Accused of Faking Baby's Birth, Death in Charity Scheme

    Couple Accused of Faking Baby's Birth, Death in Charity Scheme

    A Pennsylvania couple is accused of faking the birth and death of a baby to obtain more than $600 in donations and gifts from friends and family.

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  • Friday, Aug 16, 2019

    California Files Lawsuit Over Trump Immigration Rule

    California Files Lawsuit Over Trump Immigration Rule

    California and three other states on Friday filed the latest court challenge to new Trump administration rules blocking green cards for many immigrants who use public assistance including Medicaid, food...

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  • Friday, Aug 16, 2019

    Court: US Can Reject Asylum Along Parts of Mexico Border

    Court: US Can Reject Asylum Along Parts of Mexico Border

    A federal appeals court on Friday cleared the way for the U.S. government to forbid Central American immigrants from seeking asylum at the two busiest stretches of the southern border in a partial legal victory...

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  • Friday, Aug 16, 2019

    Trump Calls Supporter Whose Weight He Mocked at NH Rally

    Trump Calls Supporter Whose Weight He Mocked at NH Rally

    When protesters disrupted President Donald Trump's rally in New Hampshire Thursday night, he took notice and sent some derision of his own, mocking one man in the group for a "serious weight problem." But...

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  • Friday, Aug 16, 2019

    O'Donnell Caught on Hot Mic Talking About Sex Harassment

    O'Donnell Caught on Hot Mic Talking About Sex Harassment

    “CBS Evening News” anchor Norah O’Donnell was caught on a hot mic during a segment on sexual harassment appearing to say: "Sounds like somebody else here.” The comment was made during a Tuesday night package on...

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  • Friday, Aug 16, 2019

    James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 Sells for $6.4M at Pebble Beach

    One of the most famous movie cars of all time – James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 – sold at auction Thursday night for $6.4 million. The car, one of just three surviving examples commissioned by Eon Productions for...

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  • clear the shelters

    Friday, Aug 16, 2019

    Greater Good: LA Shelter's Oldest Resident Gets Kennel Makeover

    Greater Good: LA Shelter's Oldest Resident Gets Kennel Makeover

    Lili is the longest resident dog at Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center, the tummy-rub-loving white bulldog mix has been waiting for her fur-ever home for 6 years. The shelter was surprised with $10,000 on Tuesday...

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  • Friday, Aug 16, 2019

    Corrections Officer Who Drove Into ICE Protesters at Rhode Island Detention Center Put on Leave

    Corrections Officer Who Drove Into ICE Protesters at Rhode Island Detention Center Put on Leave

    The corrections officer accused of driving into a crowd of protesters outside a Rhode Island detention center on Wednesday night has been placed on leave pending the results of a state police investigation. The...

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  • Friday, Aug 16, 2019

    Mormon Church Warning: Beware of Fancy Coffee Drinks

    Mormon Church Warning: Beware of Fancy Coffee Drinks

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has issued a warning to members that coffee is prohibited no matter how fancy the name, that vaping is banned despite the alluring flavors and that marijuana is...

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  • Tyson Food recall

    Friday, Aug 16, 2019

    Tyson Foods Recalls 39K Pounds of Frozen Chicken Patties

    Tyson Foods Recalls 39K Pounds of Frozen Chicken Patties

    Tyson Foods, Inc. issued a nationwide recall for 39,000 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken patty products that may be contaminated with "extraneous" material, namely "foreign matter," the U.S. Department of...

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  • Friday, Aug 16, 2019

    Elizabeth Smart's Father Announces He Is Gay and Is Divorcing His Wife

    Ed Smart, the father of kidnapping survivor and child safety activist Elizabeth Smart, has announced he is gay, divorcing his wife, and leaving The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Smart, 64,...

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  • Friday, Aug 16, 2019

    Migrant Kids Separated at Border Faced Abuse in Foster Homes

    Migrant Kids Separated at Border Faced Abuse in Foster Homes

    After local Guatemalan officials burned down an environmental activist's home, he decided to leave his village behind and flee to the United States, hoping he'd be granted asylum and his little boy, whose heart...

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  • Friday, Aug 16, 2019

    Florida Man Arrested for Offloading Dirt on Girlfriend's Car

    Florida Man Arrested for Offloading Dirt on Girlfriend's Car

    A 20-year-old man in Florida was arrested after he offloaded a mountain of dirt onto his girlfriend's car when she refused to talk to him.

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  • Disneyland

    Friday, Aug 16, 2019

    Woman and Her Teen Daughters Visit Disneyland With a Ticket She Won in 1985

    Woman and Her Teen Daughters Visit Disneyland With a Ticket She Won in 1985

    More than 30 years after she was among the lucky few to win a Disneyland pass as part of a 30th anniversary giveaway at the theme park, Tamia Richardson returned to claim her prize -- a day of magic with her two...

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  • Friday, Aug 16, 2019

    Gov't Wants a New 911-Like Number Just for Suicide Hotline

    Gov't Wants a New 911-Like Number Just for Suicide Hotline

    With suicides on the rise , the U.S. government wants to make the national crisis hotline easier to reach. Once implemented, people will just need to dial 988 to seek help. Currently, the National Suicide...

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  • Friday, Aug 16, 2019

    Police Departments Confront 'Epidemic' in Officer Suicides

    Police Departments Confront 'Epidemic' in Officer Suicides

    A rash of suicides by police officers has shaken the New York Police Department, leading the commissioner to declare a mental health emergency and highlighting the problem of untreated depression among law...

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  • water

    Friday, Aug 16, 2019

    Largest NJ City Fights Push for More Bottled Water Amid Lead Troubles

    Largest NJ City Fights Push for More Bottled Water Amid Lead Troubles

    New Jersey's largest city will face off in court again Friday against an environmental group seeking to force officials to expand the distribution of bottled water to more residents facing potentially high lead...

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