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Woman's Luggage Found 20 Years Later

Thursday, Dec 18, 2014 at 2:22 PM

Baby's Rare Disease Makes Hugging Too Dangerous

A California couple is meeting with medical experts this week to find out if there is any hope for their 2-month-old daughter, who has a rare disease that makes a simple hug dangerous, NBC station KCRA reported. Kiira Kinkle was born with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa, which causes her skin to blister and rupture from minor friction. "This is the worst disease you've never heard of," her mother, Kirsti Kinkle said. "A clothing tag or rough fabric or even me picking her up under her arm can cause blisters. I can't hold her hand because it's constantly bandaged." The Kinkles, who live in Lincoln, California, spend two hours a day individually wrapping the baby's fingers and toes and bandaging her hands and feet. On Friday, they are meeting with experts at Stanford University's children's hospital to talk about the latest research. Read »
Thursday, Dec 18, 2014 at 2:33 PM

UN General Assembly OKs Digital Privacy Resolution

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Meet Your 2015 Goals With These Top Time Use Tips

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Some Retailers Still Selling Used Lingerie: Report

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TODAY aired a Jeff Rossen investigative report in 2010 that revealed some retailers were reselling used underwear — among them Victoria's Secret, Nordstrom, Wal-Mart, Macy's, Bloomingdale's, The Gap and Marshalls. The Rossen Reports team used hidden cameras to discover stores taking used underwear from customers and then putting it back on their shelves. When confronted, retailers said they'd re-educate their staffs. The team returned to some outlets this year for a follow-up, and found plenty of dirty underwear. Read »
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Ford Expands Air Bag Recall Nationwide

Thursday, Dec 18, 2014 at 10:35 AM

No Ordinary Lame Duck: Obama Fights Back

Thursday, Dec 18, 2014 at 2:24 PM

Caught on Camera: Thief Fakes Heart Attack so Friend Can Steal Toys

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Accused Scotty Killer Twiddles Thumbs in Court

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U.S.-Cuba Deal Could Bring Home Fugitive Convicted in Trooper's Killing

Thursday, Dec 18, 2014 at 8:08 AM

Putin: Russian Bear Won't Become "Stuffed Animal"

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Slender Man Stabbing Defendants Competent for Trial: Judge

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Three Weeks Later: Search for Missing Student Takes Toll on Family as Holidays Arrive

Thursday, Dec 18, 2014 at 2:18 PM

Amazon Launches 1-Hour Shipping in Manhattan

Thursday, Dec 18, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Family of Teen Executed in 1944 Praises Exoneration

The sister of a 14-year-old boy executed in South Carolina in 1944 said Thursday she is ecstatic that a judge has finally tossed out his murder conviction but is still haunted by the injustice that sent him to the electric chair, NBC News reported. George Stinney Jr., a black teen, was convicted of beating to death two young white girls after a three-hour trial and put to death three months later in the segregated South. Civil rights advocates and Stinney's family spent years trying to get the case reopened, arguing his confession was coerced, before Judge Carmen Mullins vacated the verdict on Wednesday. "It was like a cloud just moved away," said Stinney's kid sister, Kathrine Robinson, 80, a retired school-teacher from New Jersey. Read »

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