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  1. Drag Queens Hit Obstacle Course in Annual Race

    NBC News U.S. News | 20 Apr 2014 | 5:45 am MDT

    Drag queens take part in an annual race in downtown Key West, Fla. The event takes place every year to mark the Conch Republic Independence Celebration.










  2. Deadly Weekend: 5 Killed in Chicago Shootings

    NBC News U.S. News | 20 Apr 2014 | 5:24 am MDT

    The weekend's latest shooting claimed a 16-year-old boy was standing on the sidewalk when a passenger in a silver vehicle fired at him.










  3. Couple Married for 70 Years Die Just 15 Hours Apart

    NBC News U.S. News | 19 Apr 2014 | 11:53 pm MDT

    NASHPORT, Ohio — A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart.Helen Felumlee, of Nashport, died at 92 on April 12. Her husband, 91-year-old Kenneth Felumlee, died the next morning.









  4. $4,260 Burrito? Taco Restaurant Bills Go Awry

    NBC News U.S. News | 19 Apr 2014 | 10:56 pm MDT

    A problem affecting ATM and credit card transactions tacked on thousands of dollars to bills for customers of a Southern California taco shop.










  5. Train Cuts Off Man's Legs Near Philadelphia

    NBC News U.S. News | 19 Apr 2014 | 9:02 pm MDT

    A man was in extremely critical condition after being hit by a train in Plymouth Township, Pa.










  6. Wyoming Faces Mudslide Threat

    NBC News U.S. News | 19 Apr 2014 | 6:05 pm MDT

    A western Wyoming resort town faces a mudslide threat.










  7. 420 Denver Weed Rally Celebrates Legalization, Protests Restrictions

    NBC News U.S. News | 19 Apr 2014 | 4:22 pm MDT

    Denver’s first 420 Rally since Colorado’s legalization of marijuana is expected to be the largest yet — but don’t expect attendees to light up in a joint celebration.









  8. Remains Found in Texas Lake Could Put Cold Case to Bed

    NBC News U.S. News | 19 Apr 2014 | 4:22 pm MDT

    A submerged pickup truck could solve the case of a missing woman who disappeared over 30 years ago.










  9. Body of Missing Massachusetts Boy, 5, Found by Highway

    NBC News U.S. News | 19 Apr 2014 | 3:44 pm MDT

    The body of a small boy has been confirmed as a missing 5-year-old, authorities said Saturday.The body found Friday off an Interstate that runs north in Massachusetts has been positively identified as Jeremiah Oliver, Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. said.









  10. Boston Marathon Weekend Kicks Off

    NBC News U.S. News | 19 Apr 2014 | 2:35 pm MDT

    Two runners talk to NBC about why they decided to run the Boston 5K, the first public event of the Boston Marathon Weekend.










  11. Florida Woman Killed in Her Sleep After Fleeing Driver Slams into Home

    NBC News U.S. News | 19 Apr 2014 | 1:48 pm MDT

    A 62-year-old woman was killed in her sleep early Saturday when a stolen car crashed through a wall of her central Florida home, police said.









  12. Slow-Moving Landslide Speeds Up, Splits Wyoming Home in Two

    NBC News U.S. News | 19 Apr 2014 | 12:34 pm MDT

    A slow-motion disaster continued unfolding in the Wyoming resort town of Jackson on Saturday, as a creeping landslide that split a hillside home threatened to swallow up more houses and businesses.









  13. Boston's First Responders Ready for Anything After 2013 Marathon

    NBC News U.S. News | 19 Apr 2014 | 11:21 am MDT

    By NECN.comEven after last year's marathon, Boston EMS is preparing for this year the way they do for most, with an eye on the weather.The bombings, of course, they couldn't predict. But at a major sporting event, with a majority of amateurs on the course, they will be ready for anything.









  14. Whoopi Goldberg Pens 'Love Story' to Pot Vaporizer

    NBC News U.S. News | 19 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am MDT










  15. Clinton Papers Reveal Political Irony

    NBC News U.S. News | 19 Apr 2014 | 10:44 am MDT










  16. Whoopi Goldberg Pens 'Love Story' to Pot Vaporizer

    NBC News U.S. News | 19 Apr 2014 | 10:44 am MDT










  17. Teen Suspended for Asking Miss America to Prom

    NBC News U.S. News | 19 Apr 2014 | 10:28 am MDT

    A high school student is in hot water for asking Miss America to prom during a question and answer session at his Pennsylvania school.










  18. Armed Robbers in N.J. Scrap Yard: 'Shut Up Or I'm Going to Shoot You'

    NBC News U.S. News | 19 Apr 2014 | 9:51 am MDT

    Armed Robbers in Elizabeth, N.J., tied up the owners of a scrap metal yard Friday and shot at police in an attempt to steal nearly $250K in car parts.










  19. Conn. Grandmother Left Vengeful Note Before Murdering Grandsons: Report

    NBC News U.S. News | 19 Apr 2014 | 9:25 am MDT

    Debra Denison, who shot and killed her two grandsons before committing suicide, reportedly left a note to their parents before last year's grisly act.










  20. Deadly Diseases Rising for Cats and Dogs

    NBC News U.S. News | 19 Apr 2014 | 9:25 am MDT










  21. Waitress Receives Extraordinary Tips in ‘Best Shift Ever’ Prank

    Top videos | 18 Apr 2014 | 5:47 pm MDT










  22. On day of Boston bombing, ‘I knew who did it’

    Top videos | 11 Apr 2014 | 7:26 am MDT










  23. Woman Throws Object at Hillary Clinton

    Top videos | 10 Apr 2014 | 5:33 pm MDT










  24. Remembering the Boston Marathon Bombing a Year Later

    Top videos | 6 Apr 2014 | 5:54 pm MDT










  25. Vigilante Justice Gone Awry?

    Top videos | 6 Apr 2014 | 5:54 pm MDT










  26. Massive Spring Break Party Turns Violent

    Top videos | 6 Apr 2014 | 5:24 pm MDT










  27. From the Grave, Wife Captures Time, Love in a Bottle

    Top videos | 5 Apr 2014 | 6:14 pm MDT










  28. Pope Francis Welcomes Queen Elizabeth II

    Top videos | 3 Apr 2014 | 12:47 pm MDT










  29. Quake and aftershocks rattle Southern California

    Top videos | 31 Mar 2014 | 5:49 am MDT










  30. Flight 370 search area shifts 700 miles

    Top videos | 28 Mar 2014 | 7:26 am MDT










  31. Washington mudslide death toll may soar

    Top videos | 28 Mar 2014 | 7:26 am MDT










  32. Stray Sochi dogs arrive in US for adoption

    Top videos | 28 Mar 2014 | 7:26 am MDT










  33. President Obama meets Pope Francis

    Top videos | 27 Mar 2014 | 3:55 am MDT










  34. Mom of Flight 370 passenger: ‘I still have hope’

    Top videos | 26 Mar 2014 | 7:05 am MDT










  35. Brother of mudslide victim: ‘Dark day’ for family

    Top videos | 26 Mar 2014 | 7:05 am MDT










  36. 3 Secret Service agents sent home; 1 found drunk

    Top videos | 26 Mar 2014 | 7:05 am MDT










  37. Dramatic video of subway train derailment revealed

    Top videos | 26 Mar 2014 | 7:05 am MDT










  38. #AskNBCNews: Your Flight 370 Questions Answered

    Top videos | 24 Mar 2014 | 12:53 pm MDT










  39. Girl, 10, With Alopecia Makes Bows, Caps for Cancer Patients

    Top videos | 23 Mar 2014 | 6:20 pm MDT










  40. Watch Dust Devil Whip Up Flames and Earth

    Top videos | 22 Mar 2014 | 5:54 pm MDT










  41. Tunisia court sentences rapper over insults

    NBCNews.com: World news | 26 Sep 2013 | 7:16 pm MDT

    TUNIS — A Tunisian court sentenced a local rap singer on Thursday to six months in jail for a song insulting the police and government in a case likely to fuel debate over free speech under the Islamist-led government, his lawyer said.TUNIS — A Tunisian court sentenced a local rap singer on Thursday to six months in jail for a song insulting the police and government in a case likely to fuel debate over free speech under the Islamist-led government, his lawyer said.




  42. Rouhani: Iran should avoid new tension with the US

    NBCNews.com: World news | 26 Sep 2013 | 7:08 pm MDT



  43. Deal reached on Syria's chemical weapons

    NBCNews.com: World news | 26 Sep 2013 | 4:07 pm MDT

    World powers have reached a deal to compel Syria to hand over its chemical weapons — a resolution that includes enforcement language but is not explicit on military action, diplomatic sources told NBC News on Thursday.

  44. 1 room, 5 bunk beds, 10 kids: Chinese students protest 

    NBCNews.com: World news | 26 Sep 2013 | 2:25 pm MDT

    BEIJING – “Smash the cafeteria! Smash the supermarket! Smash the gate!” chanted thousands of Chinese high school students during a violent protest at their school on Sept. 14.

  45. Why can't anyone sue the UN?

    NBCNews.com: World news | 26 Sep 2013 | 11:13 am MDT

    Haitian protesters gathered outside U.N. headquarters Thursday to demand that the international body admit its role in the worst outbreak of cholera in modern history and provide compensation, but experts said the protesters may find it hard to hold the U.N. accountable.

  46. Frozen treasure found amid Alps plane wreckage

    NBCNews.com: World news | 26 Sep 2013 | 11:00 am MDT

    A treasure of precious jewels has been found by a young alpinist on the ice caps of Mont Blanc, where it likely was lost decades ago amid the wreckage of a crashed airliner.

  47. 'False pretenses': Village hall bans bondage class

    NBCNews.com: World news | 26 Sep 2013 | 9:45 am MDT

    A bondage and spanking workshop complete with tea and cookies has been banned by the trustees of a genteel British village hall after they discovered the true nature of an event described as a "relationship support meeting" on the booking form.A bondage and spanking workshop complete with tea and cookies has been banned by the trustees of a genteel British village hall after they discovered the true nature of an event described as a "relationship support meeting" on the booking form.




  48. Interpol issues alert for Britain's terror widow in Kenya

    NBCNews.com: World news | 26 Sep 2013 | 9:11 am MDT

    Interpol has issued a “Red Notice,” or internationally wanted persons alert, for the British mother of three dubbed the “White Widow” at the request of authorities in Kenya.

  49. Kerry, Iran FM pleased with tone of nuke talks

    NBCNews.com: World news | 26 Sep 2013 | 8:09 am MDT

    U.S. and Iranian officials emerged from high-level talks on Iran’s nuclear program Thursday pleased with the positive tone of the negotiations – but noted that a lot of work lies ahead to resolve a standoff with Tehran.

  50. 'Forest Boy' sentenced in $40K fraud case

    NBCNews.com: World news | 26 Sep 2013 | 7:56 am MDT

    BERLIN -- A hoaxer known as "Forest Boy" who duped authorities into believing that he'd lived in the German wilderness for years was sentenced to 150 hours of community service on Thursday after reaching a settlement amid fraud allegations.BERLIN -- A hoaxer known as "Forest Boy" who duped authorities into believing that he'd lived in the German wilderness for years was sentenced to 150 hours of community service on Thursday after reaching a settlement amid fraud allegations.




  51. Divers find bodies near Costa Concordia

    NBCNews.com: World news | 26 Sep 2013 | 7:51 am MDT

    Divers on Thursday found what they believe to be the last two missing bodies from the sea where the Costa Concordia cruise liner sank last year off the Italian island of Giglio.Divers on Thursday found what they believe to be the last two missing bodies from the sea where the Costa Concordia cruise liner sank last year off the Italian island of Giglio.




  52. Afghanistan's Hillary Clinton? Woman eyes presidency

    NBCNews.com: World news | 26 Sep 2013 | 7:02 am MDT

    KABUL, Afghanistan -- A political pioneer and outspoken lawmaker took her first steps toward running for president of Afghanistan Thursday, promising to take the country out of its "days of darkness.KABUL, Afghanistan -- A political pioneer and outspoken lawmaker took her first steps toward running for president of Afghanistan Thursday, promising to take the country out of its "days of darkness.




  53. Dawn raids smash alleged slavery ring in Wales

    NBCNews.com: World news | 26 Sep 2013 | 6:08 am MDT

    LONDON -- Seven people were arrested following a series of raids targeting a slavery ring in Wales, police said.  One of the alleged victims vanished about 13 years ago while on holiday in a seaside town.

  54. Video: Pilot stunt-flies plane feet from people’s heads

    NBCNews.com: World news | 26 Sep 2013 | 5:33 am MDT

    Sept. 26: Video from an airbase in Antarctica shows an Argentine pilot doing a “fly-by” stunt where his Lockheed C-130 Hercules plane soars just a few feet from people on the ground. TODAY’s Natalie Morales reports.  (Today Show)Video from an airbase in Antarctica shows an Argentine pilot doing a “fly-by” stunt where his Lockheed C-130 Hercules plane soars just a few feet from people on the ground. TODAY’s Natalie Morales reports. (TODAY)




  55. Video: Runner’s wrong turn helps her win marathon

    NBCNews.com: World news | 26 Sep 2013 | 5:32 am MDT

    Sept. 26: Canadian runner Meredith Fitzmaurice took a wrong turn on a half-marathon course and mistakenly continued the full marathon. She ended up winning, and even qualified for the Boston Marathon. TODAY’s Natalie Morales reports.  (Today Show)Canadian runner Meredith Fitzmaurice took a wrong turn on a half-marathon course and mistakenly continued the full marathon. She ended up winning, and even qualified for the Boston Marathon. TODAY’s Natalie Morales reports. (TODAY)




  56. Militants target relief chopper in Pakistan quake zone

    NBCNews.com: World news | 26 Sep 2013 | 5:12 am MDT

    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Militants fired rockets at a helicopter carrying senior relief aid officials Thursday as the extent of destruction from the strong earthquake in Pakistan became clear.ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Militants fired rockets at a helicopter carrying senior relief aid officials Thursday as the extent of destruction from the strong earthquake in Pakistan became clear.




  57. Kenya mall attack group vows 'long-lasting war'

    NBCNews.com: World news | 26 Sep 2013 | 5:02 am MDT

    NAIROBI, Kenya - The leader of the al Qaeda-lined militant group behind the massacre of at least 72 people at a shopping mall has threatened Kenya with “long-lasting war, blood, destruction” over its peacekeeping role in neighboring Somalia.NAIROBI, Kenya - The leader of the al Qaeda-lined militant group behind the massacre of at least 72 people at a shopping mall has threatened Kenya with “long-lasting war, blood, destruction” over its peacekeeping role in neighboring Somalia.




  58. Ex-Army translator jailed for Taliban missile sale plot

    NBCNews.com: World news | 26 Sep 2013 | 4:26 am MDT

    A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced a former translator for the U.S. Army in Iraq to 25 years in prison for trying to sell anti-aircraft missiles and other military weapons to the Taliban in Afghanistan.

  59. US-Egypt relations 'unsettled': foreign minister

    NBCNews.com: World news | 26 Sep 2013 | 3:55 am MDT

    Egypt's relations with the United States are "unsettled" as the country struggles to redefine its national interests vis-à-vis other countries, the foreign minister said.  Egypt's relations with the United States are "unsettled" as the country struggles to redefine its national interests vis-à-vis other countries, the foreign minister said. 




  60. Somalia to world: We need weapons, cash to fight terror

    NBCNews.com: World news | 26 Sep 2013 | 12:29 am MDT

    Somalia's defense minister made an international plea to aid its struggling government, saying it cannot fight the terrorist group behind Kenya's mall massacre without more funding and weapons from the global community.Somalia's defense minister made an international plea to aid its struggling government, saying it cannot fight the terrorist group behind Kenya's mall massacre without more funding and weapons from the global community.






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