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'Still in a stalemate,' says top general in Afghanistan

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 20:46:00 GMT

America's top commander in Afghanistan told NBC News that the war here remains in a "stalemate," but that President Trump's strategy has reversed a decline.U.S. service members walk off a helicopter on the runway at Camp Bost on Sept. 11, 2017 in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.


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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade floats through NYC

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 17:30:00 GMT

Thousands lined the streets as iconic balloons floated and marchers danced in celebration of the 91st Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Ice Age's Scrat and his acorn are carried down Central Park West during the 91st Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City on Nov. 23, 2017.

The extravaganza of Americana made its way through 2 ½ miles of Manhattan on a cold morning, with new faces and old favorites among its signature giant balloons.

Performers prepare for the start of the annual parade.

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade is the largest parade in the world and has been held since 1924.

Participants arrive prepared with balloons and rosy cheeks to march down the parade route.

Performers gather into their groups for the start of the parade.

The Olaf balloon glides over Central Park West.

Cheerleaders march along 6th ave.

The Pikachu balloon is carried down Central Park West.

A Charlie Brown balloon moves along Central Park West.

A child is handed a balloon on Central Park West during the parade.

New York Police Department officers stand guard in front of Radio City Music Hall.

Performers twirl their flags and march along 6th ave.

New York City Police Department officers watch the Ronald McDonald balloon make its way down 6th Ave.

New York Police Department officers with assault weapons and portable radiation detectors were circulating among the crowds, sharpshooters were on rooftops and sand-filled city sanitation trucks were poised as imposing barriers to traffic at every cross street. Officers also were escorting each of the giant balloons.

Members of the United States Air Force march past Columbus Circle in the parade.

A participant in the parade touches hands with a spectator along Central Park West.

New York Police Department officers stand on guard as the Charlie Brown balloon makes its way down 6th Ave.

The Red Power Rangers Balloon makes it way past Radio City Music Hall on 6th ave.

People watch from windows as the Sinclair Dino balloon moves through 6th ave.

A parade participant marches down 6th ave.

Jimmy Fallon dances while riding a float in the parade.

New York Police Department officers stand guard for security as the Angry Bird's Red makes its way down 6th ave.

Children interact with the parade revelers throwing confetti on the parade route.

The SpongeBob SquarePants float glides down 6th ave.

Santa Claus makes his way down Central Park West as the closer of the parade route.


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Trump gets political in Thanksgiving address to troops

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:16:00 GMT

President Trump expressed his gratitude for servicemembers, took credit for allowing them to do their work and assured them they'll find prosperity at home.U.S. President Donald Trump thanks members of the U.S. military via video teleconference on Thanksgiving day, Nov. 23, 2017 from his residence in Mar-a-Lago in Florida. The US President is spending the Thanksgiving holidays in his Florida private residence until Nov. 26.


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How couples say 'I do' in Montana (without being in Montana)How couples say 'I do' in Montana (without being in Montana)

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:19:27 GMT

A unique Montana law allows military couples to be married by proxy, with two strangers as stand ins. Tom Kennedy of Armed Forces Proxy Marriages arranges about 500 marriages a year from his Montana home between couples who are deployed or about to be deployed, and want to get their affairs in order before they're shipped out. NBC Left Field met with Kennedy to learn more - and exchange vows on behalf of two strangers.A unique Montana law allows military couples to be married by proxy, with two strangers as stand ins. Tom Kennedy of Armed Forces Proxy Marriages arranges about 500 marriages a year from his Montana home between couples who are deployed or about to be deployed, and want to get their affairs in order before they're shipped out. NBC Left Field met with Kennedy to learn more - and exchange vows on behalf of two strangers.



Should we regulate Facebook? Some lawmakers say yes.

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 14:59:57 GMT

There are new calls in Congress for stronger federal regulation of Facebook, possibly requiring greater transparency and disclosures for digital political ads.The sun rises behind the sign at the entrance to Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park before the company's IPO launch in 2012.Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) looks on as Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) speaks during a press conference to introduce the 'Honest Ads Act,' on Capitol Hill, Oct. 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. The legislation is designed to increase the transparency of political ads on social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook.From left, Colin Stretch, general counsel for Facebook, Sean Edgett, acting general counsel for Twitter, and Richard Salgado, director of law enforcement and information security at Google, are sworn in before the Senate Intelligence Committee to answer questions related to Russian use of social media on Nov. 1, 2017.The sun rises behind the sign at the entrance to Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park before the company's IPO launch in 2012.Some of the Facebook ads linked to a Russian effort to disrupt the American political process are displayed at a House Intelligence committee hearing on Capitol Hill on Nov. 1.


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Baltimore detective killed day before testimony in police corruption case

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:23:00 GMT

A Baltimore detective was killed with his own gun just one day before he was set to testify before a federal grand jury in a case involving other officers.Det. Sean Suiter was shot on Nov. 15, 2017, in a particularly troubled area of West Baltimore.Det. Sean Suiter was shot on Nov. 15.


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North Korean defector 'nice guy,' recovering from wounds, surgeon says

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 01:22:00 GMT

A young soldier who defected from North Korea is a quiet, pleasant man who has nightmares about being returned to the North, his surgeon said.Lee Cook-jong, a surgeon at Ajou University Hospital, attends a press conference at the hospital in Suwon, south of Seoul, South Korea, Nov. 22, 2017, to speak about the condition of a North Korean soldier who was shot and wounded by fellow soldiers while defecting to South Korea.Lee Cook-jong, a surgeon at Ajou University Hospital, attends a press conference at the hospital in Suwon, south of Seoul, South Korea, Nov. 22, 2017, to speak about the condition of a North Korean soldier who was shot and wounded by fellow soldiers while defecting to South Korea.


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Navy ends rescue effort for 3 sailors missing after plane crash

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 02:29:00 GMT

Search and rescue operations were ended Friday Japan time for three sailors missing after a plane with 11 aboard crashed in the Philippine Sea, the Navy said.A handout photo made available by the U.S. Navy on Nov. 20, 2017 shows the forward-deployed aircraft carrier and flagship of Carrier Strike Group Five, USS Ronald Reagan, steaming through the Philippine Sea during Annual Exercise 2017.


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Bail 'disrupters' have a plan to free thousands from U.S. jails

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 19:10:00 GMT

Reformers backed by $30 million from the wealthy and influential have launched The Bail Project, which uses charitable dollars to bail people out of jail.Attorney Ruth Hamilton speaks with her client, Chelsey Marshall, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.Ezra Ritchin, project director for the Bronx Freedom Fund, on the bus to bail out clients.Investor and hedge fund manager Mike Novogratz.Outside the Vernon C. Bain Center, a floating jail in the South Bronx.Clinton Washington, a bail 'disrupter' with the Bronx Freedom Fund, speaks to a client outside Bronx Criminal Court.Robin Steinberg, founder and CEO of The Bail Project, sits in Tulsa County District Court with board member Vincent Southerland, executive director of the Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law at New York University.Attorney Ruth Hamilton speaks with her client, Chelsey Marshall, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.


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Argentina says sound detected in sub search comes from explosion

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 19:06:07 GMT

Argentina's navy announced Thursday that a sound detected during the search for a missing submarine apparently came from an explosion.Argentine Navy officials embrace inside the Mar de Plata Naval Base after Argentina's Navy announced that a sound detected during the search for the missing ARA San Juan submarine is consistent with that of an explosion, in Mar de Plata, Argentina on Nov. 23, 2017.Argentine Navy spokesman, Captain Enrique Balbi arrives to deliver a press conference at the Navy headquarters in Buenos Aires, on Nov. 23.Argentine Navy officials embrace inside the Mar de Plata Naval Base after Argentina's Navy announced that a sound detected during the search for the missing ARA San Juan submarine is consistent with that of an explosion, in Mar de Plata, Argentina on Nov. 23.


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Many left unemployed after stars ousted for sexual misconduct

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 21:57:00 GMT

Eighteen staff members of "Charlie Rose" are now without a show. And that's just part of the damage wrought in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations.TV News anchor Charlie Rose walks through the Trump Tower on Nov. 21, 2016 in New York.TV News anchor Charlie Rose walks through the Trump Tower on Nov. 21, 2016 in New York.House of Cards Season 5 on Netflix.


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Texas Rep. Joe Barton may be a victim of revenge porn

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 22:09:00 GMT

Texas Rep. Joe Barton believes he might be the victim of revenge porn after a nude selfie and sexually-charged text message of his appeared on an anonymous Twitter feed.Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) answers a question during a town hall meeting at Mansfield City Hall on April 13, 2017 in Mansfield, Texas.


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Woman raises $250K for homeless man who helped her

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 23:11:00 GMT

A New Jersey woman has raised more than $250,000 on a fundraising website for a homeless man who spent his last $20 buying gas after she was stranded.Kate McClure stands with Johnny, the homeless man that gave her his last 20 dollars to fill her car with gas when it broke down on the side of I-95. Kate is trying to raise money for Johnny so he can get back on his feet.Kate McClure stands with Johnny, the homeless man that gave her his last 20 dollars to fill her car with gas when it broke down on the side of I-95. Kate is trying to raise money for Johnny so he can get back on his feet.


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The backlash is building over the plan to gut net neutrality

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 01:54:00 GMT

Tech companies are vowing not to go down without a fight, as the FCC plans to pull the plug on a 'free' internet.FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai and FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler testify at a House Appropriations Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington on March 24, 2015.


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Why a hospital system fired 50 over flu shots

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 21:49:00 GMT

A Midwest health system fired 50 people who refused to get flu shots. Doctors say mandatory vaccination against influenza protects patients.Flulapalooza tent, an attempt at Guinness Book of World Records.Flulapalooza tent, an attempt at Guinness Book of World Records.


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It's binge time: What to stream during Thanksgiving weekend

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 12:12:00 GMT

It's time to gorge on carbs, nestle in on the couch, and treat yourself to dozens of hours in front of your screens.Sarah Gadon in Netflix's Alias Grace.Sarah Gadon in Netflix's "Alias Grace."George Clooney in "Michael Clayton."


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At mass shooting church, pastor keeps faith through holidays

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 22:36:00 GMT

Pastor Frank Pomeroy remains thankful despite the horror that killed 26 members of his congregation, including his own daughter.Pastor Frank Pomeroy comforts his wife Sherri during a memorial service for the victims of the First Baptist Church of Southerland Springs shooting at the Floresville High School on Nov. 8, 2017 in Floresville, Texas.Pastor Frank Pomeroy comforts his wife Sherri during a memorial service for the victims of the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs shooting at the Floresville High School on Nov. 8, 2017 in Floresville, Texas.


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Got a news tip? We want to know about it

Wed, 17 May 2017 20:10:00 GMT

Do you have a story to share with us? Did you witness something you think should be reported? Reach out to our journalists by sending in your news tip.


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