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Rust-Belt Ruins: How Three Generations of Women Survive

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 4:42am
Photographer LaToya Ruby Frazier’s new book captures how three generations of women survive life in a former Pennsylvania steel town.

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'We Made History': First Womb-Transplant Mom Speaks

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 4:25am
The parents of the world's first womb-transplant baby said they hope their story inspires other couples who are struggling with infertility.

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Why Not to Call 911 to Report Scratched CDs

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 3:56am
Shaila Hegde’s 162 calls to police since 2007 were mostly “unfounded complaints,” according to authorities in Glastonbury, Connecticut.

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Son Claims Insanity After Beating His Mom to Death

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 3:30am
A man who beat his mom to death after an epileptic seizure was allowed to plead not guilty by reason of mental disease and be committed for treatment.

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4-Year-Old Brings 249 Bags of Heroin to Daycare: Police

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 9:39pm
A mother was arrested after her daughter brought over 200 bags of heroin to school and passed them out to other children at a local daycare.

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Rhinos for Sale: South Africa's New Conservation Tactic

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 9:03pm
There are a couple of catches: These white rhinos come in batches of at least 20, and the cost of security to thwart poachers is high.

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Cops Can't Force Michael Brown Protesters to 'Keep Moving'

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 8:11pm
A federal judge said Monday that "citizens who wish to gather in the wake of Michael Brown's tragic death have a constitutional right to do so."

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Supreme Court Clears Way for Gay Marriage in 11 States

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 7:38pm
By rejecting appeals in cases involving Virginia, Oklahoma, Utah, Wisconsin and Indiana, the court left intact lower-court rulings that struck down bans in those states.

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World on Edge: Spanish Nurse First to Get Ebola Out of Africa

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 7:37pm
A nurse in Spain has become the first person to contract Ebola outside of West Africa in the latest epidemic, authorities said on Monday..

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Fear Could Do More Harm Than Ebola: Dallas Officials

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 7:36pm
Dallas officials, including County Judge Clay Jenkins and Mayor Mike Rawlings, have scheduled a 3 p.m. ET news conference to local response to Ebola.

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Heroic Sandy Hook Principal Honored With Playground

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 7:27pm
More than a thousand people gathered for the opening of the 26th playground honoring the lives of those lost at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
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Share a Remarkable Story of Someone #MakingADifference

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 6:34pm
Share stories of people making a difference with NBC's Nightly News with Brian Williams, and it could appear on or an upcoming broadcast.

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Brian Williams: Why Cop Gave Mom a Car Seat, Not a Ticket

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 6:33pm
Officer Ben Hall went beyond the call of duty for a young mother who couldn't afford a car seat for her daughter.
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Sexting Is the 'New Normal' for Most Teens: Study

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 6:27pm
Sexting is common among teens, and not just the ones taking part in high-risk behaviors, a new study shows.
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Teen Arrested After Nightclub Shooting Injures 15

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 6:09pm
A 17-year-old Miami boy was held on suspicion of attempted murder and aggravated battery eight days after the Miami shooting spree.
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Megadeth Frontman's Mother-in-Law Missing

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 6:08pm
The search grew on Monday for a woman with Alzheimer’s disease who disappeared from a Julian campground over the weekend without a trace.
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Court's Move Still Leaves Many Gay Couples Behind

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 5:05pm
Though the Supreme Court is allowing same-sex marriage in at least five more states, couples in some 20 states remain living under gay marriage bans.
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Ebola Anxiety: How the Virus Actually Spreads

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 5:02pm
Many Americans worry that Ebola may spread now that a patient has shown up sick and went without medical care for days. How does Ebola really spread?
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Outbreak History: When Has Africa Battled Ebola Before?

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 4:20pm
The current outbreak of Ebola is the deadliest ever in Africa, which has already dealt with many flare-ups of the virus in the past.
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Dallas Home Where Ebola Patient Stayed Deemed Safe

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 3:54pm
A decontamination crew has completed its work at a Dallas apartment where an Ebola patient stayed.
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