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NFL Gives Up Its Tax-Exempt Status

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 2:25pm
The National Football League is giving up its tax-exempt status, which Commissioner Roger Goodell called a "distraction."

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How a Group of Orphans Survived the Nepal Quake

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 2:24pm
The children of Shangrila orphanage in Kathmandu knew immediately what to do when the quake hit.

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These Sounds Can Trigger Seizures in Cats

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 2:23pm
Some cats have seizures in response to high-pitched sounds such as the crinkling of tinfoil, a study has found.
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Iranian Forces Seize Cargo Ship: U.S. Officials

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 2:18pm
Forces from the Iranian Revolutionary Guard boarded the ship in international waters and may be taking it to an Iranian port, the officials said.

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Mayor Under Fire For Giving 'Space' to Destroy Baltimore

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 1:59pm
With Baltimore out of control, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake must quell the violence, and make clear that a comment she made doesn't mean she condones it.
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Obama on Rioters: 'They Need to Be Treated as Criminals'

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 1:27pm
President Obama sounds off on a recent wave of incidents involving force by police in communities across America.
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The Stark Racial Disparity in Perceptions of Police

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 12:59pm
Less than a third of African-Americans say they're confident that the police in their community treat white and black people equally.
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How to Make Sure Your Nepal Donation Counts

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 12:34pm
A crisis is unfolding in Nepal in the wake of Saturday's earthquake. The desperate search for survivors and the recovery of victims continue as help pours in from around the world and the death toll mounts. NBC's Miguel Almaguer reports.
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Death Toll Hits 5,000 as Nepal Says It's on 'War Footing'

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 12:29pm
Saturday's earthquake was the worst to hit Nepal in nearly 100 years.

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Russian Cargo Ship Spins Out of Control After Launch

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 12:13pm
Russia's robotic Progress cargo ship lifted off for the International Space Station, but its rendezvous was delayed due to a potential antenna snag.
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Baltimore Cleans Up After Riots

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 12:03pm
Volunteers and business owners clean up after an evening of riots following the funeral of Freddie Gray on Tuesday.
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Bomb Attack on U.S. Embassy Thwarted: Saudi Arabia

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 11:17am
Saudi authorities said Tuesday they have arrested a total of 93 people with ties to the ISIS, foiling their plans to carry out terrorist attacks which included a strike on the U.S. Embassy

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Could SCOTUS Give GOP Escape Hatch on Gay Marriage?

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 11:10am
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