An aggrieved Donald Trump returns to the debate stage Saturday night hoping to find his way into the winner's circle in New Hampshire, while a rising Marco Rubio looks to fend off an onslaught of attacks from his rivals.
The debate comes three days before New Hampshire's primary, a contest that will likely determine whether some Republican candidates for president in an already shrinking field will move on or be forced to abandon their White House hopes.
Water Defense, the anti-fracking and safe-water activist group headed by actor Mark Ruffalo, collected samples from Oscar and Elizabeth Brown's Flint, Michigan, home last weekend and brought them to an independent lab in Cincinnati for analysis.
The results, which the group shared with NBC News, show that the water coming out of the kitchen faucet, where a filter was installed after state officials finally confirmed the lead crisis this fall, didn't contain any of the heavy metal.
But a sample of the water from the bathtub, which is unfiltered, contained 16 parts per billion, higher than the threshold of 15 ppb that federal regulators say is the point at which a water system must take action to protect public health.
"I'm over it. I really just want to leave," said Denettra Brown, who is Oscar and Elizabeth's great-granddaughter and lives in the house with her 3-year-old son, Dana, who is suffering from unexplained health problems.
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President Barack Obama said Saturday that he will ask the Republican-led Congress to double spending on research and development into clean energy by 2020. But the request is unlikely to be fulfilled. Obama on Tuesday plans to send to Congress the spending blueprint for the budget year that begins Oct. 1. GOP lawmakers scoff at the science behind climate change and dismiss Obama's pleas for the issue to be dealt with urgently. The release will come on the day when New Hampshire voters get their say in the first presidential primary of the 2016 race to succeed him.
As daily fantasy sports websites face increased legal scrutiny, the world's biggest credit-card lender is blocking transactions by New York residents on the country's two biggest sites.
The New York Times reports Citigroup Inc. says it will start blocking debit and credit card payments on New York-based FanDuel and Boston-based DraftKings.
Citigroup says it will block the payments until New York courts rule on the legality of daily fantasy sports.
Tampa police say a shooting at a strip club has left one person dead and seven others injured.
Lt. Ruth Cate said early Saturday that one person among those shot at Club Rayne had died. She also said that in addition to the injured that police initially knew about, another person arrived at a hospital separately.
Officer William Copulos of the Tampa police said police were on the scene investigating. He said he believed there may have been a disagreement in the club but did not have specifics. No other details were immediately available.
A powerful earthquake struck southern Taiwan Saturday, toppling buildings, killing at least 14 people dead and leaving hundreds more injured, officials said, NBC News reported.
The 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck about 30 miles east of Tainan, a city of around 2 million, just before 4 a.m. local time (3 p.m. Friday E.T.), the U.S. Geological Survey said. At least 484 people were hurt, Taiwan's Central Emergency Operation Center said.
Nine building collapsed in the temblor, which also caused at least five to tilt at alarming angles. Eight people were still missing, Taiwan's National Fire Agency said.
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Illinois State Rep. Andre Thapedi introduced a new bill this week that could make President Barack Obama’s birthday a state holiday. The proposed legislation, House Bill 4654, would close schools and state offices on Aug. 4, Obama’s birthday. If the date falls on a Sunday, the following Monday will be observed instead. "As President Obama serves his final year in office, the timing to make his birthday a state holiday is critical to recognizing his accomplishment and the legacy that he will leave behind for future presidents, Illinois officials and young people who aspire to serve their community," Jones said in a statement.
Police say they're searching for two pranksters who allegedly broke into a conductor's booth aboard an R train in Manhattan and announced over the public address system the train had been hijacked by ISIS and they were going to "blow up the train," according to a published report.
A 31-year-old woman who was shot in the face drove herself to Bridgeport Hospital Saturday morning.
A Maryland couple is suing a kennel after one of their toy poodles was killed by a much larger dog.
The Klionskys of Bethesda boarded their toy poodle puppies Pumpkin and his apricot-colored sister Peanut at Life of Riley in Rockville in November to take a trip to Paris. They returned two days later when they learned their 5-pound Peanut was dead.
“I was totally devastated,” Yumi Klionsky said. “I couldn't eat for a week. I cried every single day.”
Chinese around the world will ring in the Year of the Monkey Monday, and with it will come countless questions about what lies in store for the lunar 2016, NBC News reported.
Enter Chen Shuaifu, a noted feng shui master and longtime chairman of the China Fengshui Association, which has more than 50,000 members.
Over the years he has given his predictions to NBC News, most notably declaring that marriages and relationships would suffer in 2013 during the "Year of the Widow" and that Russian President Vladimir Putin, born in the Year of the Dragon, would do well in 2015 — the Year of the Sheep.
For the superstitious in China, the astrological divinations of a local feng shui master can be important guidance in making decisions for the coming year. For many others, the annual predictions are just for fun.
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No cash? No problem — in Sweden at least, where cellphone and credit-card payments are quickly eclipsing coins and bills, NBC News reported.
When Robin Teigland left her wallet at home, the man in line behind her agreed to pay for her groceries. His gesture as much out of convenience as kindness — Teigland paid him back immediately via Swish, a mobile-banking app gaining traction throughout Scandinavia.
"Sweden has always been at the forefront of financial innovation," said Teigland, a professor of business at the Stockholm School of Economics. "I never use cash. My kids laugh at me, because I only carry the five-crown coins I use to get a shopping cart at the store."
Teigland isn't alone — cash now makes up just 2 percent of the Swedish economy, compared to 9.7 percent throughout the euro zone, according to the Bank for International Settlements.
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