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Neil Patrick Harris Wasn't Oscar's First Host Choice

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:00am
Who wouldn't want Neil Patrick Harris as their first choice to host the 2015 Oscars? Show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, that's who.

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'We Are Sorry' Says Ottawa Shooter's Mom: Report

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 9:23am
Susan Bibeau, the mother of Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the man identified as the Ottawa gunman, said she is crying for the victims of the shooting.
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Thousands Donated to Look-Alike of Cop Killer Suspect

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 9:17am
A man who resembles the Pennsylvania fugitive has received more than $4,200 to help him get transportation to work so he doesn't get stopped by cops.
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'Death to Extremists': Iranians Protest Acid Attacks

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 8:55am
Thousands spilled onto the streets of the Iranian city of Isfahan to protest a spate of acid attacks that maimed at least nine women in the last week.

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Camel Maker Snuffs Out Workplace Smoking

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 8:55am
Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is snuffing out smoking in its offices and buildings.
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Did This NYC Location Inspire Hopper's 'Nighthawks'?

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 8:30am
A Greenwich Village restaurant owner is convinced his location is the inspiration behind Edward Hopper's famous 'Nighthawks' painting.

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Nor'easter Deluges East Coast, 50,000 Lose Power

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 8:29am
Heavy rain caused localized floods that closed schools in parts of Mass. Thursday, part of a Nor'easter that also cut power to tens of thousands.

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Well Lit? Drunk Woman Set Boyfriend on Fire, Cops Say

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 8:07am
Police say a Clearwater, Florida, woman set her boyfriend on fire during an argument after a night of drinking.
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'Not an Enemy in the World': Tributes to Slain Soldier

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 8:03am
Canadian soldier Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, who was killed in Wednesday's attack in Ottawa, was a guard at the city’s National War Memorial.

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Thursday's Top 7 News Stories

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 7:32am
From the deadly shootings at Canada's capital Parliament to good news on the Ebola front in the U.S., see the stories we're following.

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Silicon Valley Tech Firm Paid Workers $1.21 an Hour

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 7:04am
A Silicon Valley area tech company has been fined after a U.S. Department of Labor investigation revealed the company paid workers $1.21 an hour.

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Ravens Executives, Goodell Will Testify in Rice Appeal

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 6:53am
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and two Ravens executives have been compelled to testify in Ray Rice's domestic abuse suspension appeal.

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Nor'easter Slams East Coast, 40,000 Lose Power

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 6:16am
More than 40,000 customers were left without power after a Nor’easter slammed New Jersey, New York and New England with heavy rain and 50mph winds.

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The 'Bibical Famine' Report That Changed the World

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 5:24am
A report about famine in Ethiopia, first broadcast 30 years ago today, is one of a handful of TV news reports that changed the way we view the world.

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Chuck Todd: Takeaways From 'Meet the Voters' in Kansas

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 5:20am
Voters in the Sunflower State spent some time Wednesday talking to NBC News about the unpredictable Senate and gubernatorial races here.

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When Canada 'Lost Its Innocence': Shootings Spark New Security Era

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 4:57am
The shooting rampage in Ottawa could usher in a new era of increased vigilance and tighter security across Canada.

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Air Strike Campaign Kills 464 ISIS Fighters: Report

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 4:29am
Air strikes by U.S.-led forces have killed 553 people including 32 civilians in Syria, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

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U.S. Baby Slain in Jerusalem 'Attack': Cops

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:48am
A three-month-old girl killed when a Palestinian man slammed his car into pedestrians at a light railway stop in Jerusalem was an American.

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Choice in Kansas Comes Down to Trust

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 1:13am
Meet The Voters: Chuck Todd reports on the mood of voters in Kansas, where an independent candidate is challenging a Senate stalwart.
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Canadian Prime Minister Calls Ottawa Gunman 'Terrorist'

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:06pm
Harper told the nation "Canada will never be intimidated" after a gunman shot dead a soldier in Ottawa Wednesday.

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