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Nine Shot at Backyard Party in Brooklyn

1 hour 17 min ago
The NYPD said the victims — between the ages of 19 and 38 — were taken to area hospitals.









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Massive California Wildfire Grows, Dozens of Homes Destroyed

1 hour 24 min ago
More than 50 buildings, including 24 residences have been destroyed, by the Rocky Fire.









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Explosions Rattle Two New Mexico Churches

1 hour 39 min ago
Multiple law enforcement agencies are investigating the nearly-simultaneous blasts.









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Balloon Released at Father's Grave Returns Home

1 hour 51 min ago
A widow and her daughter in Cement, Oklahoma, released a balloon, with a note attached, at the grave of their beloved husband and father only to find the "letter to heaven" 25 miles away at their family's home.









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More Beach Discoveries Eyed for MH370 Clues

2 hours 7 sec ago
City officials confirmed to NBC News that police had collected an object from the coastline and would be examining it.









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Helicopter Crash at Russian Air Show Kills Pilot

2 hours 1 min ago
The chopper went into a flat spin before crashing during aerobatics at an airshow in Russia.









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Obama to Restore Pell Grants For Prisoners

2 hours 28 min ago
A three-year pilot program will make some federal and state prisoners eligible to get federal aid in the form of Pell Grants.









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Hitchhiking Robot Meets Demise in Philadelphia

2 hours 45 min ago
HitchBOT, the tweeting, child-sized robot that made its way across Canada and safely visited Germany and the Netherlands was "vandalized" in the U.S.









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Person of Interest in Custody in Fatal Cop Shooting

2 hours 59 min ago
Officer Sean Bolton, a member of the force since 2010, was shot multiple times while conducting a traffic stop in southeast Memphis.









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Special Olympic Athlete Missing in Los Angeles: Cops

3 hours 43 min ago
Police are asking for the public's help to find an athlete missing since Saturday.









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Will Joe Biden Jump Into the Presidential Race?

3 hours 46 min ago
Vice President Biden has not closed the door to a presidential run, according to NBC News sources, but it is far from clear he will enter the 2016 campaign, with much of the Democratic Party already behind Hillary Clinton.









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Cecil the Lion, Endangered Species Light Up NYC Landmark

4 hours 56 min ago
The movie-like projections of birds, snakes and whales cast on the south side of the Empire State Building was the first display of its kind.









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Israeli Teen Who Was Stabbed at Gay Pride Parade Dies

5 hours 57 min ago
Shira Banki, a 16-year-old high school student, was one of six people wounded in the assault.









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Donald Trump Surges in New NBC News/WSJ Poll

6 hours 11 min ago
Trump is the first choice of 19 percent of GOP primary voters, while 15 percent back Walker and 14 percent back Bush. Ten percent support retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson.









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Challenger, Columbia Wreckage on Display for 1st Time

6 hours 14 min ago
NASA is offering wreckage from the Challenger and Columbia for a new exhibit to be on display for the public.









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College Textbook Prices Have Risen 1,041 Percent Since 1977

6 hours 42 min ago
Students hitting the college bookstore this fall will get a stark lesson in economics even before they've cracked open their first chapter.









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Cop Shot Dead in Traffic Stop; Suspect on the Run

7 hours 47 min ago
The officer, who was not identified by police, died at a hospital after he was shot and police are looking for the gunman.









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Donald Trump Shares His Strategy for GOP Debate

8 hours 17 min ago
He said in an interview with NBC's Meet the Press that he's "not looking to take anybody out or be nasty to anybody."









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False Alarm: Jericho the Lion Is Alive and Well

9 hours 2 min ago
The Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority released a photograph of the lion named Jericho that it said was taken Sunday.









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Watch Lester Holt's Complete Interview With Jeb Bush

9 hours 14 min ago
NBC News' Lester Holt sat down with 2016 presidential nominee Jeb Bush to talk about everything from Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to ISIS and racism.









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