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Oklahoma Court Stays Executions of Two Convicted Murderers

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 7:16pm
The Oklahoma Supreme Court stayed the executions of two convicted murderers Monday, NBC News has confirmed, capping off a twisty legal saga in which the death row inmates challenged the state's secrecy protocol surrounding the source of lethal injection drugs.






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Instant Cocktail Goes Bottoms Up After Surprise Debut

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 5:43pm
It was to be a quick and tasty “instant cocktail” — a specially encapsulated form of alcohol that would dissolve in water, something like a powder, to make an instant flavored drink.






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Kerry Prods Lavrov to Push Pro-Russia Rebels

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 5:27pm
KIEV/SLAVIANSK, Ukraine — An international agreement to avert wider conflict in Ukraine was faltering on Monday, with pro-Moscow separatist gunmen showing no sign of surrendering government buildings they have seized.U.S.






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Wheelchair Marathoner Wins Boston on Her Birthday

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 5:12pm
Tatyana McFadden, of the United States, wins the women's wheelchair division of the 118th Boston Marathon on Monday —her 25th birthday.Ernst Van Dyk claims the men's wheelchair division top prize, his 10th Boston Marathon victory.Editor's note: This article corrects a previous reporting error.






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Ukrainian Evidence of Russian Involvement in East

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 4:56pm

The Ukrainian government presented a packet of evidence that it says proves Russian involvement in separatist activity in eastern Ukraine.








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Easy As Pi! Monkeys Can Do Math

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 4:56pm
Monkeys can use symbols to add — a finding that sheds light on the evolutionary origins of math, researchers say.Humans possess a sophisticated combination of mathematical capabilities unmatched in the animal kingdom.






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Keyshawn Johnson Arrested on Domestic Violence Charge

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 4:56pm

Former NFL player and current ESPN analyst Keyshawn Johnson has been arrested in connection with a domestic violence incident.


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NHL: Blues, Avalanche, Ducks Look to Go Up 3-0

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 4:25pm

Four series head into Game 3 tonight and three of those see teams looking to take a 3-0 series lead.








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Women in Business Leadership: Up Against a Second Glass Ceiling

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 4:25pm

More women are shattering the glass ceiling, only to find another one preventing them from reaching the pinnacles of the business world, a study says.








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Yemen Killed 40 Al-Qaeda Militants With U.S. Drone Help

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 4:25pm
Yemeni forces, helped by the United States and at least two American drone strikes, killed more than 40 militants in airstrikes and raids over the weekend, sources from both countries confirmed to NBC News on Monday.The campaign is the most aggressive counterterrorism activity in Yemen in months.






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How Did He Survive? Teen Stowaway 'Very, Very Lucky'

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 4:10pm
The 16-year-old boy who stowed away in the landing gear of a 767 flying from California to Hawaii survived with help from an unlikely source: the frigid temperatures that could have killed him.The runaway from Santa Clara, Calif.






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30 Second to Know: Why Is Tire Pressure Important in NASCAR?

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 3:54pm

Kyle Petty explains the importance of tire pressure in Nascar racing in Xerox's 30 Seconds to Know.








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U.S. Examines Possible Chemical Weapons Use in Syria

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 3:23pm
WASHINGTON – The State Department said Monday they have "indications" that a "toxic industrial chemical," likely chlorine, was used by the Syrian government on rebel forces in Kafr Zita, Syria, during the last month.






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Will U.S. and Russian Dolphins Face Off? No Way, Navy Says

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 3:08pm
The U.S. Navy says there's no truth to a widely circulating report that its mine-hunting dolphins are heading for the Black Sea, where the Russian Navy has recently taken control of Ukraine's military-trained dolphins.






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Stow No: Hitching a Ride Under Plane Could Leave You Under Ground

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 3:08pm
As miraculous as it was that a 16-year-old California boy was able to hitch a ride from San Jose to Hawaii and survive, it isn't the first time a wheel-well stowaway has lived to tell about it.






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Denver Celebrates First 4/20 Since Marijuana Legalization

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 2:37pm

Thousands turn out to celebrate the unofficial holiday as legalized marijuana continues to be big business in Colorado.  KUSA’s Steve Staeger reports.








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Dashcam Captures Meteor Over Russia

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 2:21pm

Dashcam video captures the bright explosion of a meteor as it streaks across the sky over Murmansk, Russia.








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Royal Baby on Tour: How Will, Kate and George Stole Hearts

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 2:21pm

As Will and Kate get set to travel to Down Under's Red Center, it's clear the couple and baby George have stolen attention.








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Fungus Threatens Banana Supply

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 2:21pm
Bananas can’t seem to catch a break.The fruit is under assault again from a disease that threatens the popular variety that Americans slice into their cereal or slather with chocolate and whipped cream in their banana splits.






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Spotted: Cowboy Hat 'Hero' at Boston Finish Line

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 2:06pm
A familiar face — and hat — were spotted on the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday.






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