<![CDATA[NBC4 Washington - National & International News]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/national-international http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/WASH+NBC4+BLUE.png NBC4 Washington http://www.nbcwashington.comen-usFri, 01 Jul 2016 15:06:42 -0400Fri, 01 Jul 2016 15:06:42 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[July 4: How Americans Will Celebrate 240 Years of Independence]]> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 10:55:51 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/macys+fireworks1.jpg

Every year, Americans honor the country's independence on the Fourth of July by celebrating freedom with fireworks, barbecues and beach getaways. 

July Fourth has only been a federal holiday since 1941, but Americans have celebrated Independence Day since the 18th century. During the summer of 1776 some colonists held parades and fired canons to accompany reading of the newly signed Declaration of Independence.

The following year Philadelphia hosted the first annual independence celebration on July 4. 

Here's what to know about the national holiday on the 240th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.

$6.8 billion: The amount of money predicted to be spent celebrating the July 4 holiday this year, according to the National Retail Federation.

$71.34: The average amount of money Americans are expected to spend on food per household, according to the National Retail Federation.

15,000: The numbers of fireworks displays held to celebrate July 4 each year, according to Wallethub.

40: The number of years Macy's has been putting on their fireworks display in New York City. It's the biggest display in the country. This year, the viewers will see fireworks from nine countries and they will change colors 17 times.

$311.7 million: The value of fireworks imported from China in 2015, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

150 million: The approximate number of hot dogs consumed each July 4, according to Wallethub.

69: The record number of hot dogs eaten in 10 minutes at the annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest on Coney Island. Joey Chestnut set that world record in 2013. 

64: The percentage of Americans who will attend a July 4 barbecue or picnic, according to Wallethub.

$3.1 million: The value of U.S. flags exported in 2015, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

43 million: The estimated number of Americans who will be traveling this holiday weekend, according to AAA. Most will be driving. 

$2.29: The average price for a gallon of regular gas this weekend, according to AAA. 

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<![CDATA[Riders Stuck on Roller Coaster]]> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 14:53:22 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/stuck-roller-coaster.jpg

About a dozen people were on a roller coaster that became stuck on the tracks at Six Flags Over Texas Friday morning.

The New Revolution Virtual Reality Coaster — formerly known as The Shockwave — stopped on the tracks during ride's initial ascent at about 11 a.m.

Park officials said a sensor indicated a possible problem with the ride and stopped the train at a "safe place."


While the issue was investigated, crew members brought water to passengers stranded on the coaster. After a short wait, passengers were escorted down the emergency ramp at 11:25 a.m.

Sharon Parker, with the theme park, said the ride will be shut down for an inspection. Parker did not say when the park hoped to reopen the ride.

No further details have been released.

On Wednesday, eight people were escorted off a stuck roller coaster at Frontier City in Oklahoma.

The Oklahoma riders, which included children aged seven to 15, were stranded on the coaster for about an hour before they were safely removed.

NBC 5's Alice Barr contributed to this report.

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<![CDATA[Top News Photos of the Week]]> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:34:57 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/AP_16183361926526-news.jpg View weekly updates on the best photos in domestic and foreign news.

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<![CDATA[Clinton Maintains Edge in New NBC Battleground Map]]> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 14:18:55 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/split2-trump-clinton-june7.jpg

With both parties now having their presumptive nominees and with new battleground-state polling and maneuvering to chew on, NBC News updated its battleground map. The result: Hillary Clinton maintains her advantage, having 255 electoral votes in her column to Donald Trump's 190; 93 are in Tossup. Back in May, it was Clinton 253, Trump 190, Tossup 95. The big changes from two months ago: We moved Florida from Tossup to Lean Dem; Nevada and Pennsylvania from Lean Dem to Tossup; Utah from Likely GOP to Lean GOP; Mississippi and Montana from Lean GOP to Likely GOP; and New Jersey from Lean Dem to Likely Dem.

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<![CDATA[Visualizing the Olympics: Medal Counts & More]]> Tue, 31 May 2016 08:53:12 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-149332217-edited.jpg Which countries have the most gold medals? And how much does it cost to host an Olympic Games? Get ready for the Rio Olympics – and the answers to those and many other Olympic-related questions – with this series of graphics. Click here for the visualization.
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<![CDATA[Wanted Woman Captured]]> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 12:16:31 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Shanika+Minor+Pics.jpg

The Milwaukee woman added to the FBI's "10 Most Wanted Fugitives" list for the killing of a pregnant woman was captured early Friday, authorities said.

Shanika Minor, 24, was taken into custody in Fayetteville, North Carolina, the FBI's Milwaukee bureau tweeted.

Minor is wanted in the March shooting death of 23-year-old Tamecca Perry. Perry's unborn child also died in the shooting.

According to NBC affiliate WTMB, Perry also had two children. 

Authorities say Minor shot Perry, who was within a week of giving birth, after a confrontation over loud music at the duplex where Minor's mother also lived.

Minor fled after the shooting and has not been found. She is described as African-American, 5-foot-6 inches tall, weighing 165 pounds, of medium build with black hair and brown eyes. She has a display of roses tattooed on her lower abdomen.

Officials said Minor might be receiving help from friends or extended family members in Missouri, Mississippi, Texas, Tennessee, Ohio and Georgia, NBC News reported. 

A reward of up to $100,000 is being offered.

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<![CDATA[‘It’s Thundering’: The View From a NYC Fireworks Barge on July Fourth]]> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 10:26:57 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/weehawken.jpg

As crowds pack the banks of the East River Monday for the Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks display, a small group of trained professionals will be just feet from mortars as fireworks launch out of them and explode into the sky.

Pyrotechnicians dressed in life vests and wearing protective ear mufflers will be on each of the East River barges when the fireworks launch, said Gary Souza, the pyrotechnician who designed the show.

Souza, who has been on barges in the past, will be in a midtown command center this year, communicating with the barge-based pyrotechnicians via walkie-talkie as the show takes off.

The view from the barges is unique and stunning, according to Souza, a fifth-generation pyrotechnician who first worked the show from a barge when he was 18 in 1982.

"It’s very shocking; it’s thundering; it shakes your feet and rocks your head. It thumps your chest," Souza said about the barge-view of a show’s finale. "You really can’t feel it quite as well when you’re a thousand feet away."

For Souza, there are three parts of the show that are particularly striking from the barge.

The first is the beginning, when the first fireworks launch out of the strategically placed mortars, making a "thud" as they take off.

"It strikes your chest," Souza said of the first launch. "You reach a moment of euphoria because now we’re going. We’re gone."

The second is when the largest fireworks — up to 10 inches in diameter, weighing 50 pounds — blast off from the mortar.

"The barge sinks," he said.

The third is the finale, when the show reaches its crescendo and hundreds of fireworks launch from all five barges at the same time.

"It just rumbles," he said. "It echoes your ear. And to hear the crowd roar — it’s just what we do it for."

The view from the vantage point also gives a unique perspective of even the simple fireworks that make up the show.

"They wiz by. They fly right in front of you," Souza said. "They make a very crisp, sharp crackle. Even a simple red burst, you can hear each star etching its color in the sky."

And after they explode, he said, it looks like a colorful mushroom or flower in the sky directly above the river, until they "cascade down in an ephemeral waterfall type shape."

This year, Souza said, gazers will see fireworks from nine countries shoot out of the mortars. The show has it’s own soundtrack and one original song written specifically for the display.

Viewers will also see the fireworks change color 17 different times — a record number for a show designed by Souza, he said.

Kenny Chesney, 5 Seconds of Summer, Meghan Trainor, the Radio City Rockettes, Pitbull and DNCE are set to perform at this year's "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular" on Monday. The show will air on NBC at 8 p.m. ET.

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<![CDATA[Trump's Reddit Fan Club Faces Crackdown, Civil War]]> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 06:46:12 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/trump-muslim-ban.jpg

Donald Trump's presidential campaign isn't the only thing being shaken up. His leading fan site on the online message board Reddit has been plagued by constant infighting among moderators, NBC News reported.

The subreddit r/the_donald, a user-created section of Reddit with no connection to Trump's actual campaign, became a grassroots sensation during the Republican primaries with more than 50 million monthly page views at its peak in March.

The subreddit, managed by a handful of mostly anonymous fans, is a breakout success. Along with the infighting, the board has suffered from infiltration by white supremacists and clashes with the site's administrators over complaints that its users game the system to make their content more visible.

Last week, its leaders announced they were kicking out moderator CisWhiteMaelstrom, widely credited with popularizing the subreddit, over allegations he planned to join forces with prominent white nationalists like Jared Taylor and Richard Spencer to coordinate support for Trump.

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<![CDATA[Man Beaten While Dressed as Mascot Gets $10.5 Million Settlement]]> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 09:04:57 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/MascotBeaten0630_MP4-146737702636800001.jpg A jury has awarded a California man $10.5 million in a settlement that was reached for the beating he received at a school pep rally. Mitchell Carter was stuck at the bottom of a dog pile, being repeatedly punched and kicked in the head and side, after allegedly wearing a rival school's mascot uniform to the event in December 2010.

Doctors diagnosed Carter with a mild traumatic brain injury, as well as damage to his frontal lobe in connection with the beating. "I would trade everything to have a full functioning brain," Carter said.]]>
<![CDATA[Edward Snowden to Join Daniel Radcliffe on Stage]]> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 12:51:20 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP_730582618628.jpg

Edward Snowden will appear in a new play at the Public Theater in New York, beginning this weekend, via video from Moscow, Russia, The New York Times reported. The fugitive will make a cameo in a pre-recorded video each night to exchange ideas about privacy and lines from "The Tempest" with actor Daniel Radcliffe, who plays a writer in the show. 

"Privacy," a British play that explores how the digital age has made public what was once personal, was conceived before Snowden leaked government documents. However, his actions have greatly influenced the play, which was rewritten with an American context, according to the Times. 

The play is set as a work of documentary theater, with actors reciting dialogue taken from interviews the play's creators, James Graham and Josie Rourke, conducted with politicians, scholars and journalists. Rourke and Graham were unable to reach Snowden before the play's 2014 run in London, but after later getting in touch the two revised the script to put together the one-minute exchange between Snowden and Radcliffe for the American production, the Times reported.

“[Snowden] is hoping that the playwrights and actors here can take abstract concepts and make them more concrete for people who might not read N.S.A. documents at their computers," Ben Wizner, Snowden's lawyer from the American Civil Liberties Union, told the Times.

Snowden has recently used digital technology to make other public appearances in the U.S. from Russia. Earlier this year, he appeared at the Tribeca Film Festival where he wheeled himself on stage via a wheeled robot some have dubbed the "Snowbot."

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<![CDATA[Boy Nearly Drowns on Cruise Ship]]> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 09:49:54 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/JacobTrippin.jpg

A Caribbean-bound cruise ship that departed New Jersey on Thursday returned to shore after a boy nearly drowned in one of the boat’s pools, officials said.

The 8-year-old boy from Maryland had "an accident" in one of the ship’s pools, Royal Caribbean Cruises tweeted at about 10 p.m.

Law enforcement officials said the Anthem of the Seas cruise ship departed from Bayonne at 4:30 p.m. and was returning at 9:30 p.m. because of the medical emergency. 

The Coast Guard retrieved the child from the ship by Medivac helicopter and he was taken to Staten Island University Hospital. His family was expected to meet him there. The ship was docked in Bayonne early Friday morning. 

The boy was in critical condition Friday, The Associated Press reported, citing the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard said the boy had been in the water for eight to 10 minutes before cruise officials found him. Police described the boy as the victim of a drowning or near-drowning. 

Royal Caribbean said on Twitter the boy was being treated at the hospital and the cruise line’s care team was providing support to his family.

This isn’t the first time Anthem of the Seas made headlines this year: It sailed into a storm in the Atlantic Ocean in February, tossing passengers and furniture around the vessel. Passengers described it as "a cruise from hell."

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<![CDATA[Istanbul Victim Was Trying to Save Son From ISIS]]> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 21:04:01 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Fathi-Bayoudh-istanbul-attack.jpg

One of the dozens of people killed in an attack on an Istanbul airport Tuesday was a doctor on a mission to save his son from the terror group ISIS, officials and friends said.

Fathi Bayoudh, a Tunisian military doctor and head of a pediatrics unit at a hospital in the country's capital, had traveled to Turkey about two months ago to retrieve his son, Anouar, from Syria, a family friend confirmed to NBC News.

Anouar, who was in his late 20s, left to join the terror group ISIS and traveled first to Iraq and then to Syria, the friend said.

Bayoudh was working with the Tunisian Embassy in Ankara to get his son from Syria, a friend of the son said. Bayoudh called his wife, who is also a doctor, to Turkey and went to the airport to pick her up when the attack occurred, according to reports.

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<![CDATA[Blinded Coyote is Euthanized]]> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 04:19:43 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/coyote-split.jpg

A blind mother coyote rescued earlier this year after she was found shot in the head was euthanized Wednesday in Southern California.

Officials decided to euthanize Angel after a veterinarian determined she was suffering too much, said Andrew Hughan, a California Department of Fish and Wildlife spokesman. 

Rescuers pulled the coyote from an empty reservoir in February. She had been shot between the eyes and was also pregnant at the time. 

After a monthlong regimen of care, including intravenous fluids and vitamins, the coyote gave birth at an animal hospital to a litter of five healthy puppies. But she never recovered her sight. 

"She nursed her pups up to where they were healthy enough to live without her,"Hughan said. "But her health — I mean, she had a bullet through the brain and she couldn't see. Her life was not anything acceptable." 

Julia Di Sieno, of the Animal Rescue Team in Solvang, found the coyote in the reservoir after a call came into her hotline Feb. 11. The coyote, whom she named Angel, was bleeding and having trouble breathing.

Di Sieno climbed down 30 feet into the stone-and-mortar reservoir and loaded the wounded animal onto a gurney.

Examinations revealed Angel had been shot between the eyes, and the bullet blinded her. The coyote then likely wandered the Santa Ynez Valley north of Santa Barbara for days or weeks until she tumbled into the reservoir, Di Sieno said.

"What this animal endured is beyond comprehension," Di Sieno told the Los Angeles Times earlier this year. "When she had puppies, I didn't know whether to cry in sadness or for joy."

After persuading the state Department of Fish and Wildlife not to euthanize Angel, Di Sieno had hoped to keep her as a surrogate mother for young coyotes rescued by her nonprofit. In California, possession of a coyote is illegal unless permitted by the state.

But on Wednesday morning, she surrendered Angel to Fish and Wildlife for the coyote's health to be evaluated. 

"It was the right thing to do. She's out of her misery," Hughan said.

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<![CDATA[House to Vote on Terror Suspect Gun Measures: Source ]]> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 21:35:37 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/PaulRyan-AP_16161559614348.jpg

The House will move next week on an anti-terrorism package that will have a provision to stop suspected terrorists from buying guns, a source who participated in a House GOP conference call on Thursday morning told NBC News.

The specifics of the legislation are unclear, but the package will likely include measures to help prevent radicalization and recruitment of potential terrorists and a provision to prevent suspected terrorists from buying guns.

The full House also will take up Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Tim Murphy's bill seeking to prevent gun violence by providing improved care for mental illness, the source said.

Republican leadership is looking to move pre-emptively to block House Democrats from holding another floor protest. Last week, civil rights icon and Georgia Rep. John Lewis led House Democrats in a 26-hour sit-in over gun policy reform in the Capitol.  

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<![CDATA[Thief Steals Coin Given by Obama]]> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 23:45:29 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/betty-unsquished.jpg

A thief broke into the home of the nation's oldest full-time park ranger, punched her and stole a special coin given to her by President Barack Obama when she was honored before Christmas in Washington, D.C.

But it seems the president will soon send her a replacement coin, according to Betty Reid Soskin's boss at the National Park Service.

An unknown assailant broke into the 94-year-old's second-floor apartment through her sliding glass door about midnight on Monday, punched her several times and dragged her out of her bedroom into the hallway, according to Richmond, California Police Lt. Felix Tan. He asked that anyone with information about the attack call detectives.

"This is a vicious, heinous crime," Tan said. "This is vicious enough for anyone at any age."

Tan said Soskin received medical attention for the bruises on her face and is recovering at her Hilltop-area home. She has not returned to work at the Rosie the Riveter WWII National Home Front National Historical Park, where she gves tours five days a week.

Obama honored Soskin for her life's work on in early December at the White House Christmas tree lighting ceremony. The two hugged, and she said at the time that "nothing else tops this." 

On the night of the attack, Soskin was awakened by the intruder, who wrestled her cellphone away from her when she tried to reach for it, Tan said. He then punched Soskin several times in the face. She fell. Then he dragged her out of the bedroom and into the hallway, where he punched her again and again.

Soskin was able to crawl into the bathroom and lock herself inside until the suspect left, Tan said. When she finally came out, she discovered that her cellphone, iPad, laptop, camera, jewelry and the special commemorative coin were missing. She called police for help from a neighbor's phone about 1:45 a.m.

The only suspect information immediately available is that the thief was a thin man in his 20s.

Soskin was not immediately available for comment on Thursday. She is an active blogger but mentioned nothing about the home invasion on her site. Her son declined to be interviewed.

Soskin's neighbor doesn't believe it was a random attack.

"Whoever did it had to know something," said Kenneth Moody. "What, I don't know, and I can't tell you."

Her boss, Park Supt. Tom Leatherman, told NBC Bay Area on Thursday that he was one of the first people that Soskin called after the attack. Since then, he’s been over to see her every day.

“She’s part of our park service family. We’re all pretty emotional,” he said. “We go from disbelief to figuring out what we can to do help.”

In addition to setting up a fund to help Soskin replace her belongings, Leatherman said he got an email this week from Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, saying that Obama would replace the coin. “There’s a lot of people looking out for her,” Leatherman said.

White House and Department of the Interior representatives did not have a comment for this story. 

Soskin works full-time, explaining her slice of history to student groups and adults 40 hours a week. During World War II, Soskin worked as a clerk for the all-black Boilermakers A-36.

She's been known as a "Rosie the Riveter," though in the true sense of the word, that title is typically given to female wartime shipyard workers.

Soskin didn't start working for the park service until she was 85, she explained in a YouTube video, and was a stay-at-home mom, raising four children, until she was 50. 

In 1995, Soskin was named “Woman of the Year” by the California State Legislature. In 2005, she was named one of the nation’s 10 outstanding women, “Builders of communities and dreams,” by the National Women’s History Project.

Soskin also made headlines in 2013 when she publicly urged Congress to get its act together and end the furloughs many of nation's federal workers were undergoing. She said she didn’t want to waste any time sitting around at home at her age.

Before becoming a ranger, Soskin had been a social activist and, with her late husband, owned a record store in Berkeley.

As for when she’ll return to work, Leatherman expected it might be a couple of weeks: “She has some bruising on her face, and she wants to wait for that to heal first.”

A fund has been set up to help Soskin on the Rosie the Riveter Trust site. Anyone with information should call Richmond Police Detective Florencio Rivera at 510-621-1755. 

NBC Bay Area's Shawn Murphy and Pete Suratos contributed to this report.

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<![CDATA[Turkey Arrests 13 as Death Toll Climbs to 44: State Media]]> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 10:09:18 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/ISTANBUL_GettyImages-543751396.jpg

Police in Turkey arrested 13 for a possible connection to the attack on Istanbul's airport as the death toll as the death toll climbed to 44 on Thursday and funerals continued for the victims, NBC News reported.

Along with the dead, more than 200 were injured when assailants with guns and explosives hit the airport on Tuesday.

Officials have said the coordinated assault on Ataturk airport bore the hallmarks of ISIS, but there has been no official claim of responsibility. Turkish officials have not publicly identified the attackers. Police sources told NBC News that assailants were Russian, Uzbek and Kyrgyz.

Police carried out 16 raids targeting ISIS suspects in Istanbul overnight. The state-run Anadolu Agency said 13 people were taken into custody — including three foreign nationals.

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<![CDATA[RNC Rule Proposal Aims to Thwart 'Stop Trump' Forces]]> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 13:39:07 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/trump-AP_16165715343393.jpg

In an attempt to block the "Stop Trump" movement that aimed to upend the Republican National Convention, delegates began circulating a draft rule that would effectively lock-in Donald Trump as the GOP nominee.

Anti-Trump forces have talked up rules that could let delegates vote against Trump, regardless of the primary results. But the first proposed rule for this year's convention in Cleveland, obtained by MSNBC, proposes to freeze 2012 rules so that no new amendments can take effect until after this year's convention.

If the proposal passes, it guarantees that if amendments designed to stop Trump, such as a "conscience clause" that would function as a delegate escape hatch, are also passed, they would only go into effect at "the 2020 National Convention."

That sentiment could be a compelling argument for delegates heading to Cleveland. Even Trump's detractors within the RNC have said it would be unfair to change the rules in the middle of the game.

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<![CDATA[Apple Patents Device to Prevent Recording Live Shows ]]> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 17:48:03 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/184*120/apple-09-GettyImages-532736694_master.jpg

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has approved Apple's patent for a technology that could prevent iPhone cameras from recording or photographing live shows.

According to the patent, which was filed in 2009 and granted earlier this week, an infrared device could be set up on stage at live events.

"An Infrared emitter can be located in areas where picture or video capture is prohibited, and the emitter can generate infrared signals with encoded data that includes commands to disable the recording functions of devices." the patent says.

While the technology might frustrate fans who wish to preserve the live experiences, it's likely a welcome possibility for performers frustrated by staring into crowds of glowing phones.

In May, NBC's Today reported, Adele admonished a fan filming her concert in Italy.

"Can you stop filming me with a video camera, because I'm really here in real life?" Adele said, "You can enjoy it in real life, rather than through your camera."

Though that fan was filming with a professional camera, another fan captured a video of the incident using a smart phone.

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<![CDATA[Deadly Blasts Rock Istanbul Airport, Turkey Mourns]]> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 09:58:58 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-543783340-ataturk.jpg Dozens of people were killed and scores were injured in explosions at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, Turkey on June 28, 2016.

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<![CDATA[Michelle Obama Style Guide]]> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 08:44:37 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/michellstyleguide-GettyImages-543618108.jpg The first lady proves she's first in fashion.

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