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Hooked: A Teacher's Addiction and the New Face of Heroin

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 9:20am

For years, Michelle lived a double life in picturesque Putnam County, N.Y. A teacher and mother, she was also a heroin addict willing to risk everything.








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Rascal Flatts Confess to Lip-Sync at Academy of Country Music Awards

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 9:04am

Their singer had lost his voice, so the band decided subbing in vocals was a better idea than being no-shows.








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Kissing Congressman Asks for Foregiveness

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 9:04am

Louisiana Rep. Vance McAllister is apologizing after a newspaper published a video of him kissing a woman who isn't his wife.








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Most Midsize SUVs Fail Tough Crash Tests

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 9:04am
Most of the midsize SUVs did not fare well in a new small overlap front-crash test conducted by an influential U.S. safety group, in yet another jolt to the industry already shaken by safety concerns.






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Sweet! Seth Meyers Spoofs 'Mad Men' Finale on 'Late Night'

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 9:04am

Handsome. Smart. Successful. Many guys would probably love to be "Mad Men's" sexy protagonist Don Draper — and that includes "Late Night" host Seth Meyers.








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Fourteen Killed After Bomb Rips Through Pakistan Passenger Train

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 8:49am
A bomb blast killed 14 people and injured at least 32 when it ripped through a passenger train travelling through southern Pakistan on Tuesday, police said.The blast was caused by a remotely controlled bomb that had been hidden in a bag in a carriage, police said.






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Larger Photos, Pins, More: Twitter Reveals Redesign

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 8:49am

It was only a few weeks ago that Twitter was celebrating its eighth birthday. On Tuesday, it showed off how much it had changed .








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U.S. Contractor Imprisoned in Cuba Goes on Hunger Strike

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 8:33am
HAVANA — The U.S. contractor sentenced to a 15-year prison term in Cuba for attempting to establish an illegal Internet service has gone on a hunger strike to protest his treatment by the Cuban and U.S. governments, his lawyer said on Tuesday.






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Twelve Killed After Bomb Rips Through Pakistan Passenger Train

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 8:17am
A bomb blast killed 12 people and injured 34 when it ripped through a passenger train travelling through southern Pakistan on Tuesday, police said.The blast was caused by a remotely controlled bomb that had been hidden in a bag in a carriage, police said.






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To Bridge Gender Pay Gap, Just Talk About It, Some Say

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 8:17am
The latest tactic to close the gap between men’s and women’s wages: Just talk about it.President Barack Obama is expected to sign an executive order Tuesday prohibiting federal contractors for retaliating against employees who choose to discuss their compensation with one another.






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Mock Draft: Jadeveon Clowney Goes No. 1, Johnny Manziel to Jags

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 7:46am

Now that free agency is nearly four weeks old, which has resulted in needs being filled and new needs being created, PFT put together a new mock draft.








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Should New York Yankees' Fans Be Worried About Masahiro Tanaka?

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 7:46am

While Yanks' fans should be happy overall with Masahiro Tanaka's debut, there's one thing HBT's Craig Calcaterra is concerned about.








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Cronut Bakery Re-Opening After 'Severe Mouse Infestation'

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 7:46am

The home of the Cronut is set to re-open this morning at 8 a.m.








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KNOW IT ALL: Tuesday's Top Stories at NBC News

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 7:46am
Good morning, and happy Tuesday. Here are six of the top stories we are following this morning at NBC News:1.






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Oscar Pistorius Recounts The Night He Killed Reeva Steenkamp

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 7:46am
Double-amputee Olympian Oscar Pistorius sobbed at his murder trial Tuesday as he took off his prosthetic legs and recalled the moments before he fatally shot girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.






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Divers Hunt for Missing Jet Debris

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 7:15am
The Australian navy has deployed divers in the southern Indian Ocean in the search for debris from missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.A series of photos released on Tuesday show fast response craft from the Australian ship Ocean Shield assisting in the complex search operation.






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Mom Reads Son's Facebook Page, Thwarts Shooting: Police

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 7:00am
Two Utah teenagers were in custody on multiple charges Monday after a concerned mother alerted authorities that they had threatened on Facebook to kill her son near his school, police told NBC News.Salt Lake City police Detective Greg Wilking said the threat appeared to be gang-related.






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Reeva to Pistorius: 'I'm Scared of You Sometimes'

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 6:28am

Oscar Pistorius reads a text message from slain girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. An upset Steenkamp claimed the two had a "double standard relationship."








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Oscar Pistorius To Reeva Steenkamp: 'I'm The Luckiest Guy Ever'

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 6:28am
Oscar Pistorius broke down in tears at his murder trial Tuesday as he read out loving text messages between himself and slain girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
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Sub Hunt for Missing Jet Delayed Until Pinger Hope Over

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 6:28am
Crews looking for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet were delaying the deployment of remotely operated submarines until after a U.S. pinger locator was taken out of action, the search leader said Tuesday.
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