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The 9/11 'Dust Lady' Died, but What About the Others?

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 5:04pm
The stomach cancer that killed 9/11 survivor Marcy Borders is one of dozens covered by a federal fund for survivors of the attack and disaster that followed.









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The Musicians' Village Brings Music Back To New Orleans

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 5:03pm
Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, one community is trying to keep the city's musical heritage alive by offering affordable housing to local musicians and passing on the tradition to the next generation.









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NBA Legend Darryl "Chocolate Thunder" Dawkins Dies at 58

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 4:58pm
NBA Legend Darryl "Chocolate Thunder" Dawkins Dies at 58









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Here's What Disgraced FEMA Chief 'Brownie' Is Up to Now

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 3:59pm
Michael Brown, who became the face of federal failures during Katrina ten years ago, is out of the public sector now, but not always out of trouble.









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Jury Gets the Case in Prep School Rape Trial

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 3:57pm
The jurors — three women and nine men — must ultimately weigh whether the accuser is telling the truth when she testified that Owen Labrie raped her.









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Wig, To-Do List Found in Car of Journalists' Killer

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 3:02pm
The gunman who shot two journalists to death during a live broadcast had a wig, six magazines of ammunition, and a to-do list in his car.









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Virginia TV Killer Bought Gun Legally, Officials Say

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 1:21pm
Nothing in his background disqualified him from buying a gun.









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What Killed Knut the Polar Bear? Finally, an Answer

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 1:19pm
Researchers in Germany have found the cause of Knut's untimely demise at the Berlin Zoo in 2011.









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Clinton Compares GOP Views on Women to 'Terrorist Groups'

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 1:00pm
Clinton has long attacked Republicans on women's issues, but her language Thursday is already coming under fire from Republicans.









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Victim's Dad: 'Keep Crazy People From Getting Guns''

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 12:15pm
Andy Parker says he won't rest, even when the media moves on to Donald Trump.









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Has Obama Kept His Promises to New Orleans?

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 11:53am
Two years after Hurricane Katrina and problem-plagued emergency response, future President Barack Obama promised things would be different.









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Tech the Vote: Why Am I Seeing So Many Political Ads?

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 11:46am
The 2016 presidential candidates want you - to see their ads everywhere.









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Want to Take Good Notes in Class? Ditch The Laptop

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 11:45am
The research is clear: Typing out your notes results in decreased comprehension of lecture material.









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Will Mars Really Be as Big as the Moon on Thursday?

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 11:35am
Sorry, skywatchers: Despite what you may have heard, Mars won't look as big as the moon overhead on Thursday night.









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Erika Turns Deadly as Forecasters Warn South

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 10:37am
The storm was described as "poorly organized" on Thursday, but it could strengthen after passing over land.









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Watch Usain Bolt Get Run Over by a Segway

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 10:32am
The world's fastest man cruised to another world title Thursday in Beijing, but he ran into trouble after the race.









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Pot Doesn't Shrink Brains, But It May Change Them

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 10:23am
Marijuana doesn't appear to shrink important regions of the brains of users, but a study published Wednesday shows something possibly more subtle and









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Is Biden Stoking the Fire - Or Throwing Cold Water on It?

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 10:21am
First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.









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Only .002 Percent Pass 'Mother of All Written Exams'

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 10:20am
On a scale of high-stakes tests, there's pub trivia, there's the SAT, and then there's the Indian civil services exam.









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Diamonds Worth Millions Vanish from 'Russia's Fort Knox'

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 10:20am
Diamonds Vanish from 'Russia's Fort Knox' - ReportRough diamonds worth millions of dollars have disappeared from Russia's supposedly impenetrable repo









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