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Debtors' prison: ACLU report details 'criminalization of private debt'

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:42:00 GMT

The campaign against 'modern day debtors prisons' broadens into the private debt collection industry


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Debtors' prison: ACLU report details 'criminalization of private debt'

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:42:00 GMT

The campaign against 'modern day debtors prisons' broadens into the private debt collection industry


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How the internet's conspiracy theorists turned Parkland students into 'crisis actors'

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 03:08:37 GMT

The speed with which these groundless claims spread point to a troubling digital ecosystem in the era of fake news.


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Truck hit by train carrying lawmakers entered tracks after gates down: NTSB

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 03:07:00 GMT

The NTSB said in a preliminary report that witnesses said a truck hit by an Amtrak train in a deadly crash entered the tracks after the gates were down.An Amtrak passenger train carrying Republican members of the U.S. Congress from Washington to a retreat in West Virginia is seen after colliding with a garbage truck in Crozet, Virginia on Jan. 31, 2018.


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Billy Graham, pastor to presidents and the masses, dead at age 99

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 02:45:17 GMT

Evangelist Pastor Billy Graham, who boasted a career of more than 70 years and was one of the most admired men of the past century, has died at age 99, according to church sources.Billy Graham addresses the crowd in 1955. Graham at his home in the mountains of Montreat, North Carolina, on July 25, 2006.


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Parkland shooting: Troopers bought flight for friend of victim

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 01:20:36 GMT

State troopers paid for the flight of a distraught young woman trying to reach the funeral of her friend who had been killed in the school shooting last week.A memorial for Meadow Pollack, one of the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, in a park in Parkland, Florida, on Friday.Jordana Judson, a friend of Meadow Pollack, one of the victims of the shooting Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.


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Franklin Graham followed in his father's footsteps — but veered right

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 01:11:00 GMT

The Rev. Billy Graham became known as "America's pastor" by refusing to pick a political side while reaching out to other religious leaders and invoking "the Lord" rather than Jesus. But his son, the Rev. Franklin Graham, isn't practicing what his father preached.Franklin Graham, right, helps his father Billy Graham to the stage during the Billy Graham Library Dedication Service on May 31, 2007 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Approximately 1500 guests attended the private dedication ceremony for the library, which chronicles the life and teachings of Evangelist Billy Graham. Former U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush made short speeches during the dedication ceremonyFranklin Graham, right, helps his father Billy Graham to the stage during the Billy Graham Library Dedication Service on May 31, 2007 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Approximately 1500 guests attended the private dedication ceremony for the library, which chronicles the life and teachings of Evangelist Billy Graham. Former U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush made short speeches during the dedication ceremony


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Florida deputies will carry rifles on school grounds after Parkland shooting

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:28:00 GMT

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said Wednesday that deputies will carry rifles on school grounds "from this point forward."Sheriff Scott Israel addresses the news media outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School following a school shooting on February 15, 2018 in Parkland, Florida.


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Disney theatrical's Thomas Schumacher accused of harassment

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 23:14:00 GMT

Former employees have accused Thomas Schumacher, the president and producer of Disney Theatrical Productions, of harassment and inappropriate language.Director Thomas Schumacher attends the "Newsies" Final Broadway Curtain Call at the Nederlander Theatre on Aug. 24, 2014 in New York City.


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FluMist will be back next year

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 23:04:34 GMT

Reformulated version of FluMist influenza vaccine wins approval from vaccine advisersA healthcare provider uses an empty sample sprayer to demonstrate how to administer FluMist to a preschooler.


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Thousands descend on Florida's Capitol for gun-reform rally

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:26:00 GMT

Thousands of students, activists and Floridians attended a #NeverAgain rally at the state's Capitol building one week after the worst mass shooting in a high school in U.S. history.Protesters rally against gun violence on the steps of the old Florida Capitol in Tallahassee, Florida on Feb 21, 2018. Students at schools across Broward and Miami-Dade counties in South Florida planned short walkouts Wednesday, the one week anniversary of the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.Protesters rally against gun violence on the steps of the old Florida Capitol in Tallahassee, Florida on Feb 21, 2018.Aria Siccone, 14, a 9th grade student survivor from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, cries as she recounts her story from the shooting, while state Rep. Barrinton Russell, D-Dist. 95, comforts her, as they talk to legislators at the state Capitol regarding gun control legislation, in Tallahassee, Florida on Feb. 21, 2018.Students and their chaperon's from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, wearing blue t-shirts, stand in the gallery above the Florida Senate as the Senate holds a moment of silence to honour the victims of last week's mass shooting on the school's campus, in Tallahassee, Florida on Feb. 21, 2018.


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Teachers: How has the shooting changed your classrooms?

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:52:13 GMT

If you are an educator, NBC News wants to hear from you. What, if anything, have you done differently in your classrooms since the Parkland, Florida, shooting?



Slew of state and local bills are targeting LGBTQ people

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 18:27:01 GMT

From a trans "bathroom bill" in Anchorage to "parody marriage" legislation in South Carolina, a number of new bills are causing LGBTQ advocates concern.Lillian Lennon.Trevor Donovan takes pictures at a Statehouse rally on Oct. 8, 2014, in Columbia, South Carolina. Supporters of gay marriage held a rally at the capitol the same day a Charleston County Probate judge approved an application for a same-sex marriage license.


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Arizona couple arrested after adopted children found living in squalor

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:19:00 GMT

Benito Gutierrez, 69, and Carol Gutierrez, 64, were arrested after their adopted children were discovered living without access to food, water, lights, or a bathroom.Benito and Carol Gutierrez


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For nurses, sexual harassment from patients is 'par for the course'

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:37:56 GMT

The #MeToo movement has prompted nurses to stand up for themselves and put an end to what they describe as pervasive sexual harassment from their male patients.



Taxi to Canada: Migrants flee uncertainty in Trump's America

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:23:35 GMT

Cab drivers in Upstate New York compete for fares for those fleeing the US, shuttling riders north to an uncertain future in the hands of Canadian authorities.A woman walks toward the border to cross from the U.S. into Canada near Hemmingford, Quebec. The woman arrived in a taxi with a group that claimed to be from Syria. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said there has been a significant increase over the past few months in the number of people illegally crossing the border, mostly in Quebec, Manitoba and British Columbia.


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Kratom blamed for salmonella outbreak

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:10:12 GMT

CDC says stay away from kratom for nowKratom may be linked to salmonella outbreaks, the CDC said.


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Low-fat? Low-carb? Either diet works the same

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:09:13 GMT

You can't game the system when it comes to weight lossA new study finds it doesn't matter whether people try low-fat or low-carb diets for weight loss, even when their DNA hints otherwise.


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Every U.S. gold medal winner from the 2018 Winter Olympics

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:39:00 GMT

Mikaela Shiffrin won gold in the giant slalom Thursday, becoming the fifth U.S. gold medal winner, — the 101st U.S. gold medal in Winter Olympics history.Americans Jessica Diggins, left, and Kikkan Randall celebrate the U.S.' first gold medal in the women's cross country team sprint final at the Alpensia cross country ski centre during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games on February 21, 2018 in Pyeongchang.Mikaela Shiffrin celebrates her victory in the women's slalom at the Alpine Skiing World Championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland, in February 2017.Shaun White reacts his first run in the final of the men's snowboard halfpipe at the Phoenix Park during the Winter Olympic Games Pyeongchang, South Korea, on on Feb. 14.Chloe Kim of Los Angeles became the youngest U.S. woman to win a gold medal in snowboarding when she lapped the field in the women's halfpipe in PyeongChang, South Korea, on Feb. 13.Gold medalist Jamie Anderson of the United States waves during the medal ceremony for the women's snowboard slopestyle competition during the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games, South Korea on Feb. 12, 2018.Gold medalist Red Gerard of the United States poses on the podium during the medal ceremony for the men's snowboard slopestyle on day two of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games on Feb. 11, 2018 in PyeongChang-gun, South Korea.


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How the Parkland survivors became advocates for gun reform

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:55:00 GMT

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students have become powerful gun reform advocates. Experts say it's because they've never known a world without mass shootings.David Hogg, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, calls for more gun control at a rally in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday.Student Angelia Lazo holds up a sign while standing near the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.


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Lawyer who is oligarch's son-in-law pleads guilty in Russia probe

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 04:19:00 GMT

Alex van der Zwaan was charged Feb. 16 for making false statements about his communications with former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates.Alex Van Der Zwaan was charged for making false statements.Rick Gates departs Federal District Court on Feb. 14, 2018, in Washington.


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Suspect held in killings of homeless men in Las Vegas

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 02:59:41 GMT

Joshua Castellon was being held on a gun charge and police planned to charge him in the killings of two homeless men and the shootings of two others, which appear random.Joshua Castellon


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Parkland students travel to Florida capital to push gun reform

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:48:00 GMT

About 100 students traveled by bus to Tallahassee on Tuesday to convince lawmakers to enact change after 17 people were killed in a mass shooting at a high school.Students who survived the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School, along with survivors of the Pulse nightclub shooting, cheer before the students board a bus in Parkland, Florida on Feb. 20, 2018, to rally outside the state capitol and talk to legislators about gun control reform.Sheryl Acquarola, a 16 year-old junior from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is overcome with emotion in the east gallery of the House of Representatives after the representatives voted not to hear the bill banning assault rifles and large capacity magazines at the Florida Capital in Tallahassee, Florida on Feb 20.


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Parkland student gets posthumous West Point admission

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 23:40:00 GMT

Fifteen-year-old Peter Wang, who was killed while trying to help classmates escape from a gunman at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, was posthumously accepted to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point on Tuesday "for his heroic actions on Feb. 14, 2018."Peter WangPeter Wang.Peter Wang's mother, Hui, cries as she is helped into a waiting car with her family after the memorial service for her 15-year-old son at Kraeer Funeral Home in Coral Springs, Florida, on Feb. 20, 2018.


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Melania Trump conspicuously absent from magazine covers

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 22:38:00 GMT

There's a clear reluctance among editors to put themselves in the cross-hairs of the culture wars by featuring Melania, but it's not clear they could even if they wanted to.Melania Trump departs the White House on May 19.Donald Trump waves to fans as he arrives with his wife Melania Knauss at a baseball playoff between the St. Louis Cardinals and the New York Mets in New York on Oct. 19, 2006.Melania Trump on the cover of Vogue for the February 2005 issue.First Lady Melania Trump waves as she arrives for the State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 30, 2018.


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