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Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 at 11:47 AM

Weekly Jobless Claims Drop More Than Expected

Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 at 12:28 PM

Charleston Church Shooter Gets Trial Date

Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 at 8:25 PM

Obama Visits Prison to Push for Criminal Justice Reform


President Barack Obama went behind bars as he extended his campaign for reform in the criminal justice system, becoming the first sitting president to see inside a federal prison, NBC News reported. The president visited the sprawling El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in Oklahoma, a complex which includes sections of buildings separated by large green yards and barbed wire fences. While there, he met with six inmates in prison for drug offenses. "Every single one of them emphasized the fact that they had done something wrong, they are prepared to take responsibility for it, but they also urged us to think about how society could've reached them earlier on in life to keep them out of trouble," the president said. On Monday, the president commuted the federal prison sentences of 46 nonviolent drug offenders, 14 of whom were serving life terms. And on Tuesday, Obama argued for shortening or eliminating mandatory minimum sentences for those same offenders in a speech to the NAACP in Philadelphia. Get More at NBC News

Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 at 10:25 AM

Desmond Tutu Hospitalized With 'Stubborn Infection'

Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 at 8:46 AM

Toddler Missing After Wandering Away From Campsite

Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 at 8:03 AM

2 Bodies Recovered From Washington Plane Crash Wreckage

Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 at 5:00 AM

Obama Calls Putin, Thanks Russia for Role in Iran Nuclear Deal

Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 at 1:38 AM

Texas Firefighter Tackles Would-Be Armed Robber


A firefighter and former Marine took down a would-be armed robber and it was all caught on camera at a Texas gas station, NBC News reported. Security video shows the man entering the Exxon Oasis Food Store in Midlothian on June 26, and shoving a customer — later identified as Daniel Gaskey — aside before demanding money from the clerk while wielding a knife. Gaskey puts his hands up, pauses a moment, and then springs into action, jumping on the robber's back, dragging him to the ground, and holding him there until police arrived, Midlothian police said. The suspect, Dylan Bearden, 19, was arrested and charged with aggravated robbery, police said. He remained held in lieu of $200,000 bond at the Ellis County Jail Wednesday, according to jail records. Get More at NBC News

Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 at 1:08 AM

Obama Unveils High-Speed Internet Initiative for Low-Income Households


President Barack Obama has unveiled a new initiative as part of his pledge to expand high-speed broadband access to all Americans. Speaking from Durant, Oklahoma, the president on Wednesday introduced ConnectHome, a pilot project to help "close the digital divide" by bringing broadband to poorer communities. "In this digital age when you can apply for a job, take a course, pay your bills, order pizza, even find a date" by using your connected phone, Obama said, "the internet is not a luxury, it's a necessity." For now, ConnectHome comprises 27 cities and one Indian tribe (the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma) that have agreed to aggressively pursue equipping those in need with high-speed Internet connections. Get More at NBC News

Friday, Jul 17, 2015 at 2:04 PM

New Horizons Uncovers Ice Mountains on Pluto

Wednesday, Jul 15, 2015 at 5:04 PM

Multiple Terrorist Attacks Prevented in France: Hollande

Wednesday, Jul 15, 2015 at 4:51 PM

Greek Protesters Throw Stones, Gasoline Bombs at Police


Greek anti-establishment protesters threw stones and dozens of gasoline bombs at police in front of parliament on Wednesday before a key vote on a bailout deal, in some of the most serious violence in more than two years, Reuters reported. Police responded with tear gas, sending hundreds of people fleeing in central Syntagma Square. Garbage cans and a vehicle belonging to a television crew were also set on fire. The clashes were brief and calm largely returned to the square, with a few hundred protesters staying on under heavy police surveillance. Get More at NBC News

Wednesday, Jul 15, 2015 at 4:42 PM

Top Obamacare Official Becomes Insurance Lobbyist

Wednesday, Jul 15, 2015 at 3:29 PM

China Set to Receive First Disney Park

Friday, Jul 17, 2015 at 2:09 PM

NASA Officials Hold Pluto Fly-By Briefing

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