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National Parks Pull Confederate Flag Merchandise

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 11:59am
The National Park Service has become the latest supplier to end the sell of Confederate flag items.







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'Saved By the Bell' Star Gets Jail Time for Stabbing

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 11:28am
Dustin Diamond, best known for his role as Screech, was convicted earlier this month on two counts that stemmed from a Christmas Day barroom fight.







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Astronaut Who Nearly Drowned to Lead Undersea Mission

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 11:12am
After nearly drowning in his spacesuit two years ago, Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano is diving into a new mission under the Atlantic Ocean.







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GOP 2016 Candidates Vow to Keep Up Obamacare Fight

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 11:12am
Republican presidential hopefuls signaled Thursday they have no plans to abandon their quest to repeal Obamacare after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the law for the second time since its passage in 2010.







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Tsarnaev Bound For Death Row Where Death Is Rare

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 11:00am
Since the federal government reinstated the death penalty in 1988, only three men have been executed.







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Alfa Romeo Launches US Comeback After 20 Years

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 10:53am
The Italian car company left the U.S. market in 1995 amid poor sales and questions about quality.







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Obama 'Hope' Poster Artist Faces Arrest in Detroit

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 9:46am
Police say Shepard Fairey tagged buildings across Detroit with graffiti, causing about $9,000 in damage.







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What Arrested Guard From New York Prison Told Police

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 9:45am
Gene Palmer told police that he helped the inmates, Richard Matt and David Sweat, because Matt gave him "elaborate paintings" and intelligence.







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Dylann Roof's Misguided 'Pro-Asian' Ideology

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 9:43am
The website linked to Charleston shooting suspect Dylann Roof reveals a misguided notion about Asian Americans often used by white supremacists.







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Courtney Love Held 'Hostage' at Anti-Uber Demonstation

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 9:40am
Courtney Love found herself caught up in the maelstrom of a violent anti-Uber protest in Paris on Thursday.







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Expect Busier Roads This Fourth of July Weekend

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 9:40am
Add some extra time to your Independence Day weekend drive. The most since 2007 are expected to hit the roads, the AAA travel agency predicts.







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GOP Divided as Obamacare Decision Day Looms

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 9:27am
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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PBS Puts 'Finding Your Roots' on Hold After Affleck Debacle

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 8:16am
Season 3 of "Finding Your Roots," a PBS series about genealogy featuring author and professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., has been postponed in the wake of actor Ben Affleck's admission that he asked producers to omit evidence that a distant relative of his owned slaves. NBC's Natalie Morales reports.







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Hate Crime? Arsonist Torches Predominately Black Church

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 7:48am
75 firefighters took more than an hour to contain an arson fire at Baptist church in Charlotte, North Carolina, in early hours of Wednesday.







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Thursday's Top 7 News Stories

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 7:32am
From a prison guard's arrest in connection to the New York manhunt to the Boston bomber's first words in court, see the stories we're following today.







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Amazon Echo Is Siri on Steroids

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 7:27am
The Amazon Echo is a control hub for your media, your music and your home - all controlled by your voice.







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Prison Guard Allegedly Swapped Paintings for Escape Tools

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 6:58am
Gene Palmer, a guard at the Clinton Correctional Facility, was charged with accepting paintings from Richard Matt and David Sweat in return for tools.







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Cop Shoots Pair Point-Blank After High-Speed Chase

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 6:11am
Instead of arresting them, the officer pulls up alongside them, draws his weapon and fires a number bullets into the suspects.







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Telescope Builders Retreat From Sacred Hawaii Mountain

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 5:52am
Protesters cheered after construction crews retreated from a telescope construction site on a mountain that Native Hawaiians consider sacred.







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Prison Worker Who Gave Inmates Raw Meat With Tools Charged

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 5:48am
Another employee at the New York prison where two inmates escaped earlier this month has been arrested and will plead not guilty, his attorney said.







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