As Americans celebrate another Christmas with COVID-19, a highly transmissible variant is driving even higher case numbers and affecting hundreds of flights. Delta has already canceled around 250 flights, and United was forced to ground 168 flights and counting. NBC’s Sam Brock reports for Weekend TODAY.
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Mayfield candle factory destroyed by a killer Kentucky tornado, where workers said they were threatened with dismissal if they left their posts, closing
Two residents at an assisted living facility in Sun City are dead after an apparent murder-suicide Sunday, authorities said.
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There has always been some kind of disparity for Black women in this country. We recently saw the U.S. employment rate drop for all workers except Black women. It’s well documented that violence against Black women has been undercovered by mainstream media forever. So it’s no surprise that Black women face a wealth gap in cities across the country.
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A man accused of pushing an Asian woman in front of an oncoming subway train in New York City has a criminal history dating back to 1998, police told reporters. The fatal attack, which authorities deemed “unprovoked,” occurred at Times Square-42nd Street subway station at around 9:40 a.m. on Saturday. Michelle Alyssa Go, 40, was waiting for a southbound R train when Simon Martial, 61, allegedly shoved her onto the tracks.
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“Without the (security) instruction we received, we would not have been prepared to act and flee when the situation presented itself,” Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker said.
A 74-year-old woman was exonerated of the rape and murder of her niece after spending 27 years in prison
"I thank all the people for their prayers and helping me get out of this mess which has cost me half of my life for nothing," Joyce Watkins said.
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No good deed goes unpunished, as they say
Cartels have begun to target the lucrative crop and farmers are arming themselves.
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GoFundMe/Antoinajah EdwardsWhen a 16-year-old girl was shot and killed while working at a Burger King drive-thru in Milwaukee earlier this month, the horrific news reverberated around the nation. Tens of thousands of dollars in donations poured in and Niesha Harris-Brazell’s devastated family wondered how she could be taken “in the blink of an eye.” But after spending two weeks piecing together events, investigators have made the bombshell allegation in court documents that Harris-Brazell was ki
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The FBI is being slammed for saying the Congregation Beth Israel hostage taker’s demands were “not specifically related to the Jewish community.”
New Database Reveals All the U.S. Congressmen Who Owned Slaves — Including Those Seen as Progressive
The Washington Post has chronicled 1,715 former members of Congress who were slave owners at some point in their lives
Tanya Nguyen-Do learned of the 5 Little Monks of Thiền Am Bên Bờ Vũ Trụ in Vietnam three months ago. She hopes to bring attention to their plight.
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With St. Louis getting $790 million from the NFL over the re-relocation of the Rams to L.A., someone in San Diego has gotten an idea. As explained by Jeff McDonald of the San Diego Union-Tribune, there’s a movement in the former home of the Chargers to sue the NFL over the team’s departure. Former City [more]
The child is believed to have brought nearly 40 bags of the deadly drug into his Hartford school, leading to his overdose in the gymnasium.
What did the Camaro do to deserve such abuse?
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As reported, Cumberland County Sheriff Lt. Jeffrey Hash left his vehicle and shot Jason Walker. If those are the circumstances, it raises questions.
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A cold case team that combed through evidence for five years in a bid to unravel one of World War II's enduring mysteries has reached what it calls the “most likely scenario” of who betrayed Jewish teenage diarist Anne Frank and her family. “We have investigated over 30 suspects in 20 different scenarios, leaving one scenario we like to refer to as the most likely scenario,” said film maker Thijs Bayens, who had the idea to put together the cold case team, that was led by retired FBI agent Vincent Pankoke, to forensically examine the evidence.
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Pro Football Hall of Fame artifact is legacy of legendary coach and broadcaster
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One Jewish leader believes that the FBI is wrong after an official said the Texas synagogue hostage-taker's demands were “not specifically related to the Jewish community.”