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Number of Abused Gymnasts 'Far Higher' Than Reported

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:54:22 GMT

An investigator hired by USA Gymnastics says the number of victims is "far higher" than the hundreds previously reported.The pommel horse and the American flag at the 2003 VISA American Cup USA Gymnastics competition.Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, in court for a hearing on sex abuse charges.USA Gymnastics is under fire for its handling of sexual abuse allegations.


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Judge in Brock Turner Sex Assault Case Faces Recall Petition

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 02:10:00 GMT

The judge was widely condemned for sentencing the former Stanford swimmer to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman on campus.Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky in June 2011.Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky in June 2011.Brock Turner makes his way into the Santa Clara Superior Courthouse in Palo Alto, California, on June 2, 2016.


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Why Is It So Hard to Convict Officers in Police Shootings?

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:15:00 GMT

It is rare to convict a law enforcement officer after a fatal shooting, according to criminal justice experts who spoke to NBC News.In this image made from July 6, 2016, video captured by a camera in the squad car of St. Anthony Police officer Jeronimo Yanez, the Minnesota police officer shoots at Philando Castile in the vehicle during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights, Minn. Jeronimo Yanez.Sylville SmithPhilando Castile


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Flu Vaccine Patch Works as Well As a Shot

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:40:00 GMT

People who tried out the patch said it was not difficult or painful to use, and tests suggested it created about the same immune response as a regular flu shot.This photograph shows how the microneedle vaccine patch was applied to study participants.This close-up image shows a microneedle array containing influenza vaccine.Dr. Nadine Rouphael of Emory University School of Medicine and study participant Daisy Bourassa demonstrate how the microneedle vaccine patch was applied.This close-up image shows the micro-needle vaccine patch, which contains tiny needles that dissolve into the skin, carrying vaccine. A majority of study participants said they would prefer to receive the influenza vaccine using patches rather than traditional hypodermic needles.A microneedle vaccine patch is shown with packaging used to ship the patches.


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Congress Passes Resolution Condemning LGBTQ Torture in Chechnya

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:06:43 GMT

Members of Congress passed a resolution condemning anti-LGBTQ violence in Chechnya and called on President Trump to take action.A demonstrator holders a placard depicting Russian president Vladimir Putin with the label 'Stop Homophobia', to denounce the anti-gay campaign launched in the Russian province of Chechnya, during a protest held on Place de la Republique in Paris on April 20, 2017. Several dozen men suspected of being homosexuals have been rounded up and detained by authorities in Chechnya, with at least three men allegedly killed so far.


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Widespread Cyberattack Hits Major European Companies

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 21:57:00 GMT

A cyberattack apparently targeting Ukraine rippled across Europe and disrupted the computer systems of major companies in Russia, Britain and elsewhere.A message demanding money on a monitor of a payment terminal at a branch of Ukraine's state-owned bank, Oschadbank, after Ukrainian institutions were hit by a wave of cyber attacks Tuesday.A message demanding money on a monitor of a payment terminal at Ukraine's state-owned bank, Oschadbank, after Ukrainian institutions were hit by a wave of cyber attacks Tuesday.A computer screen displays a cyberattack notice reportedly holding computer files for ransom on Tuesday in Kiev, Ukraine.


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Good Samaritan Tries to Help Toddler Find Parents, Gets Beaten

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 21:38:00 GMT

A good Samaritan was mistaken for a kidnapper this Saturday in a Florida park after trying to help a lost toddler find her family, police said.The playground at Bandon City Park in Bandon, Oregon.


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Arizona Supreme Court to Rule on Same-Sex Parental Rights

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 21:31:40 GMT

Arizona's highest court will rule on a case involving the parental rights of a lesbian who is divorcing her spouse.



'Better Care' Act No Such Thing, Medical Journal Says

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 21:22:00 GMT

The Republican BCRA health care act favors the wealthy and leaves others with worse, more expensive health insurance, the New England Journal of Medicine saysProtesters chant as Republican and Democratic House members walk down the steps of the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, May 4, 2017, after the Republican health care bill passed in the House.. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)Protesters chant as Republican and Democratic House members walk down the steps of the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, May 4, 2017, after the Republican health care bill passed in the House.. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)


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3 Chicago Cops Charged With Cover-Up in Teen's Death

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 21:21:09 GMT

Chicago officers David March, Joseph Walsh and Thomas Gaffney were indicted Tuesday with trying to shield Jason Van Dyke in the shooting of Laquan McDonald.Laquan McDonald.Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke at a February hearing on the shooting of of Laquan McDonald.


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Feds Hope to Build Border Wall Prototypes by Late Summer

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 20:57:00 GMT

Prototypes of what new sections of the Mexican border wall might look like should be done by late summer, according to the Department of Homeland Security.A U.S. worker inspects a section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall at Sunland Park, U.S. opposite the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez, MexicoA U.S. worker inspects a section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall at Sunland Park, U.S. opposite the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico


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Jewish Groups, Lawmakers Urge Trump to Name Anti-Semitism Envoy

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 20:24:00 GMT

U.S. officials have not filled the top job at the Office to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism.A view of Jewish and Catholic graves and tombstones vandalizedd at Rome's historic Verano cemetery on May 13, 2017 in Rome, Italy. Approximately 70 graves, and tombstones were damaged overnight on 11 May. Four unidentified youths have been accused of the damage amounting to tens of thousands of euros.Secretary of State Rex Tillerson testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 13, 2017.Hannah Rosenthal, U.S. Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, gestures during a press conference at the U.S. embassy to Sweden in Stockholm on April 26, 2012.


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From High School Dropout to College at 30: One Woman's Path to Success

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 20:11:00 GMT

A lot of people, for whatever reason, can't make college happen at age 18. NBC News reporter Mary Emily O'Hara was one of those people.Reporter Mary Emily O'HaraReporter Mary Emily O'Hara


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Infant Overheats Aboard Delayed United Flight

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:57:00 GMT

United Airlines has apologized for how the situation was handled and vowed to investigate what happened.A United Airlines Boeing 787 taxis as a United Airlines Boeing 767 lands at San Francisco International Airport on Feb. 7, 2015.A United Airlines Boeing 787 taxis as a United Airlines Boeing 767 lands at San Francisco International Airport on Feb. 7, 2015.


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Here's Why Women Keep Dressing Like 'Handmaids'

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:19:44 GMT

At statehouses, town halls, and protests, women are dressing like characters from The Handmaid's Tale to protest the stripping of reproductive rights.Activists dressed as characters from "The Handmaid's Tale" chant in the Texas Capitol Rotunda as they protest SB8, a bill that would require health care facilities, including hospitals and abortion clinics, to bury or cremate any fetal remains whether from abortion, miscarriage or stillbirth, and they would be banned from donating aborted fetal tissue to medical researchers on May 23, 2017, in Austin.Activists dressed as characters from "The Handmaid's Tale" chant in the Texas Capitol Rotunda protesting a bill related to abortion rights on May 23, 2017, in Austin.Activists dressed as characters from "The Handmaid's Tale" chant in the Texas Capitol Rotunda on May 23, 2017, in Austin.


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Florida Man Arrested for Death Threat to State Lawmaker

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:55:00 GMT

Steve St. Felix was arrested and charged with making death threats against state Rep. Jose Felix Diaz on Facebook, authorities said.Steve St. FelixSteve St. FelixRep. Jose Felix Diaz debates on the House floor on Feb. 24, 2016.


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Court Reopens Intersex Passport Lawsuit Against State Dept.

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:25:37 GMT

A federal court granted Dana Zzyym's request to reopen a lawsuit against the State Department after the agency refused to issue Zzyym an intersex passport.Dana Zzyym, of Fort Collins, Colo., left, and Paul D. Castillo, staff attorney of the South Central regional office of Lambda Legal, after a hearing on Zzyym's lawsuit in Denver on July 20.Dana Zzyym, of Fort Collins, Colo., left, and Paul D. Castillo, staff attorney of the South Central regional office of Lambda Legal, after a hearing on Zzyym's lawsuit in Denver on July 20.


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Supermodel Miranda Kerr Returns $8M in Jewelry Tied to Alleged Scheme

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:07:00 GMT

Miranda Kerr has handed over millions of dollars worth of jewelry that U.S. authorities say was given to her as part of a Malaysian money laundering scheme.FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2016 file photo, Miranda Kerr arrives at the Warner Music Group Grammy Awards After Party at Milk Studios in Los Angeles. Media reports say an intruder outside the mansion of Kerr has been shot by a security guard, and Kerr wasn't home at the time. A Los Angeles Sheriff's Department spokesman said that an intruder at a Malibu residence Friday, Oct. 14, was shot three times after he stabbed a security guard late-morning Friday. Sgt. Jeff Delrio said Saturday he could not immediately provide the home address or confirm that the property was Kerr's residence.(Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP)Miranda Kerr


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Children of Alton Sterling File Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:38:00 GMT

Attorneys for Alton Sterling's five children filed the wrongful death lawsuit in state court against the city of Baton Rouge.FILE PHOTO: A boy sits next to a makeshift memorial outside the Triple S Food Mart where Alton Sterling was fatally shot by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S. July 7, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman/File PhotoA boy sits next to a makeshift memorial outside the Triple S Food Mart where Alton Sterling was fatally shot by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S. July 7, 2016.


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Yale University Sues Connecticut Over Gender-Neutral Bathrooms

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:04:08 GMT

Yale said in a lawsuit it wants to designate all single-occupant restrooms at its law school as gender neutral, but the plan would run afoul state building codes.Students walk on the campus of Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, October 7, 2009. Students walk on the campus of Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut on October 7, 2009.


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Fallen U.S. Sailors Honored In Navy Memorial

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:31:48 GMT

The seven sailors who died on the U.S.S. Fitzgerald were honored with at a Navy Memorial. The crash is currently under investigation.



Supreme Court Takes Up Dispute Over Iran Antiquities in Terror Case

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:30:00 GMT

The Supreme Court is taking up a dispute over Iran antiquities in a terror case.A police officer stands outside the U.S. Supreme Court on June 26, 2017 in Washington.A police officer stands outside the U.S. Supreme Court on June 26, 2017 in Washington.


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The Psychology Behind Unintentional Hot Car Deaths

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:18:00 GMT

It seems like an unthinkable act — a parent forgetting a child in a hot car. But parents and experts alike warn it's more common than most people imagine.Kristie Reeves-Cavaliero, left, her husband Brett, right, and their daughter Sophia Rayne "Ray Ray."Kristie Reeves-Cavaliero, left, her husband Brett, right, and their daughter Sophia Rayne "Ray Ray."Heat waves distort the appearance of a car as a heat wave spreads across Death Valley National Park, California in June 30, 2013.


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Male, Female, X: DC Giving Drivers a New Option on Licenses

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:39:33 GMT

On Tuesday, the nation's capital will begin allowing residents to choose "X" — the gender-neutral identifier — on their driver's licenses and ID cards.Ford Escape Hybrid SUV in front of the Capitol building in Washington, DC.


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Global Survey Finds Little Confidence in Trump on Foreign Affairs

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:47:00 GMT

Among the 37 countries Pew surveyed, Trump scored higher marks than his predecessor, President Barack Obama, in two: Russia and Israel.President Donald Trump listens as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a joint press conference in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington on June 26, 2017.President Donald Trump listens as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a joint press conference in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington on June 26, 2017.


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