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WATCH: White House Press Briefing

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest conducts the daily press briefing. Check back for a livestream of the event. Read »
36 minutes ago

Early Holiday Celebrations for Boy With Terminal Cancer

4 hours ago

Suspect in 2002 Beheading of U.S. Journalist Released

4 hours ago

High School Changes Plan for Artificial Turf Field

Kennedy Catholic High School in Burien, Washington, was three days away from installing crumb rubber turf in a $2.4 million field renovation when school officials saw an NBC Nightly News report on concerns about potential long-term health effects from playing on such fields. “My reaction was, ‘We can’t put this on our field,’” Principal Mike Prato said this week. The school went instead with a more-expensive field that uses “Nike Grind” – or recycled sneakers -– for cushioning instead of tires. A trade group that represents manufacturers of artificial crumb rubber fields cited numerous studies that show no negative health effects, saying there's "a preponderance of evidence" that it is safe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Consumer Product Safety Commission, meanwhile, have conducted “limited” studies that found no increased health risks with crumb rubber. But some pediatricians, scientists and advocacy groups believe more research is needed. Read »
4 hours ago

"I Told Him He Was Loved": Bystander to Dying Soldier

2 hours ago

WATCH: House Hearing on Ebola

The House Oversight and Government Reform committee is holding a hearing on the federal government’s response to the Ebola crisis. The hearing, called "The Ebola Crisis: Coordination of a Multi-Agency Response," is discussing recent cases in New York and Dallas. Read »
6 hours ago

ISIS Hostage's Mother Makes New Plea for Son's Safety

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Frank Mankiewicz, Aide to Robert Kennedy, Dies at 90

5 hours ago

15-Year-Old Teen Conspired to Kill Parents, Stabbed Brother

A Michigan couple is standing by their adopted 15-year-old daughter after she allegedly conspired with her older boyfriend to kill them and stabbed her kid brother. Prosecutors have charged Roksana Sikorski as an adult for the Oct. 17 attack, but her parents say she suffers from mental illness and was under the sway of her 23-year-old Michael Rivera, whom she met on Facebook. The girl is being held on $1 million bond. Read »
Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 at 11:04 PM

Ebola Nurse: Why Has Amber Vinson Recovered so Quickly?

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 at 4:45 PM

Brittany Maynard Slams Doctor's Remarks on Her Decision to Die

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 at 4:06 PM

Tornado Tears Through Washington State

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 at 3:51 PM

Microsoft Co-Founder Bumps Ebola Effort to $100 Million

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 at 10:34 PM

Ebola Spreads to Mali, as Single Case Is Confirmed

5 hours ago

Why Facebook's CEO Is Learning Mandarin Chinese

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg stunned Chinese students when he conducted a half-hour long discussion in Mandarin on Wednesday, but the move didn't surprise experts, who say it's all part of Zuckerberg's mission to conquer China, and effectively the world. China banned Facebook — along with Twitter and YouTube — in 2009, a major roadblock in the social media site's plan to "make the world more open and connected." So it's no wonder that Zuckerberg put on a charm offensive at Tsinghua University's renowned business school, practicing his Mandarin skills in front of a shocked group of students, some of whom gasped audibly throughout the video-recorded discussion. Read »

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