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Meet the Newcomer Who Landed Lead in 'The Wiz Live!'

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 12:07pm
The 18-year-old, who competed with hundreds of applicants from across the country, was unveiled on TODAY as the winner of the iconic theater role.









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Watch the Moon Cross Earth From 1 Million Miles Away

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 12:05pm
The 'dark side' of the moon looks even cooler when crossing the Earth from a million miles away.









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Virus Study Finds the More Kids, the More Germs

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 11:39am
Any parent knows that kids are little germ machines, but this study shows just what they're infected with. The results are surprising.









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Companies Must Reveal Pay Gap Between CEO, Workers

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 11:36am
Federal regulators on Wednesday voted to require companies to reveal the pay gap between CEOs and their employees.









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Man Tapes Confrontation With Mom Who Left Baby in Car

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 11:01am
Cellphone video, uploaded to Facebook Tuesday, shows a man asking a mom why she left her baby alone in the car on a hot day in Torrance, California.









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Glowing 'Ghost of a Star' Captured in Night Sky

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 10:48am
This glowing space bubble looks like something from Star Trek, but it's actually a planetary nebula captured by the Very Large Telescope.









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India Withdraws Order to Block Internet Porn Sites

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 10:30am
India has partially revoked an order to block hundreds of pornographic websites, but ordered ISPs to shut down sites that promote child pornography.









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Horse in a Hatchback: Cops Rein In German Motorist

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 10:04am
A motorist was stopped by police after taking the term "Pony Express" a bit too literally.









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Kellogg to Ditch Artificial Ingredients in Cereal, Snacks

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 9:36am
Cereal and snack maker Kelloggs says it will halt using artificial colors and flavors by the end of 2018.









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Drone Drops Drugs Into Ohio Prison, Sets Off Brawl

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 9:35am
The delivery included almost a quarter of an ounce of heroin, more than 2 ounces of marijuana and more than 5 ounces of tobacco, officials said.









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All Eyes on Jeb: Why the GOP Debate Matters For Bush

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 9:26am
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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Beach, Museum Attacks Are 'Officially' Linked: U.K. Cops

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 9:25am
British authorities said detectives have officially linked Tunisia's beach massacre and Bardo Museum terror attacks -- but wouldn't say how.









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World's Greatest Freediver Feared Dead in Depths

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 8:46am
Natalia Molchanova, 53, held 41 world records and was a 23-time world champion in freediving.









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FDA Says It's Impossible to Completely Clean Dirty Scopes

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 8:44am
Federal health officials laid out extra measures to clean specialized medical scopes linked to sometimes deadly bacterial outbreaks across the U.S.









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Where Is Donald Trump's Support Coming From?

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 8:41am
A look for where Donald Trump's support comes from.









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