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U.S. stocks post worst year in a decade; S&P 500 falls more than 6 percent in 2018

The S&P 500 and Dow fell for the first time in three years, while the Nasdaq snapped a six-year winning streak.

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Shutdown nightmare: Park bathrooms overflowing with human waste, vandals causing damage

Yosemite National Park in California was closing some campgrounds and with restrooms overflowing, some visitors were relieving themselves along roadsides.

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Questions persist as states legalize pot

Marijuana, the most widely used illegal drug in the U.S., is winning approval state by state and impressing investors. But researchers still caution against its use.

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A better way to store your Christmas lights

Use items you already have around the house to store lights tangle-free.

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Death of intern at a zoo in North Carolina raises safety concerns

Alexandra Black, 22, had been an intern at the conservation center for about two weeks.

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Colorado man charged with murdering his missing fiancée

Frazee has been charged with five counts stemming from the disappearance of his fiancée, including two counts of first degree murder.

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Bodybuilder who stabbed Tinder date, died in police custody was getting mental health treatment

An attorney for Erich Stelzer's family said the 25-year-old had been suffering from delusions, erratic behavior and extreme paranoia.

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Elon Musk makes three big predictions about Mars, brains...and pickup trucks

"I look at the future from the standpoint of probabilities. It's like a branching stream of probabilities."

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Father grieves daughter, grandkids killed by her boyfriend: 'I thought I knew him well'

The father of a woman who was fatally shot along with her two children and mother says she appeared to have a "wonderful" relationship with the boyfriend charged with killing them.

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How to talk to trans kids, according to experts and their parents

Not all boys and girls follow strict gender norms. Understanding how to talk to trans kids in your family and community can help put everyone at ease.

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The biggest shock of the federal shutdown? How normal it's become in D.C.

The fact that many Americans believe shutdowns are an acceptable way of conducting business highlights the level of dysfunction in U.S. politics today.

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Florida men arrested for allegedly stealing $500,000 of tequila on New Year's Eve

Deputies say they found the men attempting to transfer approximately 966 cases of Patron from a semi-trailer early Monday morning.

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Mayweather beats opponent in 140 seconds in exhibition match

It took less than three minutes for Floyd Mayweather to knock down his Japanese kickboxer opponent, Tenshin Nasukawa.

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Sanders' camp says it's working to address concerns after staffers allege 'dangerous dynamic' in 2016

"We share in the urgency for all of us to do better," the Vermont senator's campaign team said in a statement.

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Black Monday: These NFL coaches will look for new teams in 2019

Here’s a one-stop look at all coaching and G.M. moves, interviews, rumors, etc. for the 2019 cycle.

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Trump's own pick for attorney general once doubted need for border barrier

Other public statements by William Barr suggest a hard-line immigration approach more in line with President Donald Trump.

from NBC News Top Stories https://nbcnews.to/2QiAV1C

The immune system's fountain of youth

Helping the immune system clear away old cells in aging mice helped restore youthful characteristics.

from Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily http://bit.ly/2SsnzBF

Warren's message on corruption and corporations could reshape the 2020 Democratic primary

Analysis: The Massachusetts Democrat's focus on reining in big business and cleaning up government could put rivals on the spot if they aren't careful.

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Singer Jimmy Osmond suffers stroke during pantomime performance

Osmond completed a performance of the Peter Pan pantomime on Dec. 27 at the Birmingham Hippodrome theatre in central England before he was driven to hospital and diagnosed with a stroke.

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The immune system's fountain of youth

Helping the immune system clear away old cells in aging mice helped restore youthful characteristics.

from Top Health News -- ScienceDaily http://bit.ly/2SsnzBF

The defining images that moved us in 2018

From deadly wildfires to the Thailand cave rescue, watch the year unfold in two minutes.

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House Dems to announce vote this week to end shutdown

The move, which lacks support from Senate Republicans and President Donald Trump, is unlikely to be successful.

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Las Vegas nail salon manager killed in dispute over $35 manicure bill

The suspect was driving a black Chevrolet Camaro, which police later said was reported stolen from a rental agency three weeks ago.

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How to make your New Year's resolution stick

If you want to be less likely to fall behind on your 2019 goals, try these tips.

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The $35 billion race to cure a silent killer that affects 30 million Americans

The race is on in the pharmaceutical industry to develop drugs to treat a form of fatty liver disease called nonalcoholic steatohepatitis.

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Women's March in California canceled over concerns it would be 'overwhelmingly white'

The post was met with a mix of responses, with some thanking the group for its decision and others expressing frustration and calling on organizers to change their minds.

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Native women long held power on American soil — until white people got here

Men have had their day at the tip-top. Having Native women in office can help protect our shared future far better.

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'Pooey Puitton' purse said to irk Louis Vuitton, prompts lawsuit

The toy company claims Pooey Puitton is protected parody "designed to mock, criticize, and make fun of that wealth and celebrity" associated with Louis Vuitton products, not trademark infringement.

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Entertainment roundup: Best of 2018 and what’s next for 2019

Pop culture expert Chris Witherspoon and TODAY producer Kate Cook dig into the biggest stories in entertainment from 2018 — from the Time’s Up movement to the superhero hit “Black Panther” — plus, what’s to come in 2019.

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New laws, 2019: Vermont pays people $10K to move there, internet taxes, pet protection, more

In states across the country, new measures are kicking in 2019 that affect virtually every area of residents' lives — and your furry friends, too.

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Rainy New Year's Eve awaits thousands of revelers celebrating in Times Square

"It's not going to be Miami, but if you have to stand in the rain, at least it won't be frigid," NBC Meteorologist Sherri Pugh said.

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Louis C.K. appears to mock Parkland survivors in stand-up routine

In a two-minute clip that was shared on social media, the 51-year-old comedian appeared to take aim at the younger generation and political correctness.

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Zoo intern killed by lion 'died following her passion,' family says

The lion, named Matthai, was shot and killed in the aftermath of the deadly attack.

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Vatican spokesman and his deputy resign suddenly amid fallout from sex abuse scandal

"At this time of transition in Vatican communications, we think it's best the Holy Father is completely free to assemble a new team," Greg Burke wrote about his resignation.

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Trump contradicts Kelly: 'All concrete wall was never abandoned'

Trump’s tweet comes amid a partial government shutdown that began Dec. 22 over his demand that Congress fund a $5 billion wall on the United States’ southern border.

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Fiance appears in court in missing Colorado mom case

Patrick Frazee was arrested 10 days ago, accused of murdering his fiance, Colorado mom Kelsey Berreth. He will be formally charged on Monday. NBC’s Joe Fryer reports.

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Elizabeth Warren launches 2020 presidential exploratory committee

In a video to supporters, Warren focuses on economic fairness as she becomes the first major Democrat to take a formal step toward a presidential bid.

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Stranded skiers rescued from chairlift

A dramatic rescue operation this weekend brought 140 stranded skiers safely down to the ground after a mechanical problem forced a Montana ski resort to stop one of its chairlifts. TODAY’s Sheinelle Jones reports.

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Elizabeth Warren launches 2020 presidential exploratory committee

In a video to supporters, Warren focuses on economic fairness as she becomes the first major Democrat to take a formal step toward a presidential bid.

from NBC News Top Stories https://nbcnews.to/2rZUHFd

Trump and Russia: What Mueller may reveal in 2019

One ex-federal prosecutor said he is beginning to believe conspiracy with Russian election meddling is not the most serious crime Mueller is investigating.

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From Musk to Moonves, 2018 was another year of business behaving badly

A look back at the moneymakers who hit the headlines this year for all the wrong reasons.

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NYPD and FBI partner for New Year’s Eve in Times Square

Law enforcement officials have been working tirelessly to make sure New Year’s Eve in Times Square is safe; NBC’s Stephanie Gosk reports. Then, NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill discusses the measures police are taking, including drones and more.

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Peter King previews the full NFL playoff picture

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Twenty minutes on Sunday: from 7:20 p.m. ET to 7:40 p.m.

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Newspapers hit by cyberattack — what you need to know

A cyberattack over the weekend caused printing and delivery disruptions at the Los Angeles Times and other major newspapers across the country. NBC’s Garrett Haake reports on this and other top cyber security threats to consumers.

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Stormy weather expected this New Year’s Eve

Flooding and strong winds are expected in the Midwest, with rain in the Northeast. Plus, heavy snow is set to hit the West. TODAY’s Al Roker reports.

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Done with your Christmas tree? Here's how to reuse and recycle it

Done with your Christmas tree? There's an environmentally friendlier way to ditch it.

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American nabbed during a 'spying action,' Russia says

The Kremlin's relations with Washington have been strained due to the conflict in eastern Ukraine and Moscow's annexation of the Crimean Peninsula in 2014.

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Gunman in red pickup truck fatally shoots 7-year-old girl in Walmart parking lot

The girl's mother was wounded and three other girls in the car escaped injury.

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American nabbed during a 'spying action,' Russia says

The Kremlin's relations with Washington have been strained due to the conflict in eastern Ukraine and Moscow's annexation of the Crimean Peninsula in 2014.

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4 dead, dozens missing after explosion at Russian apartment block

Rescue crews were searching for people who are believed to be trapped under the rubble.

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The world waves goodbye to 2018

Auckland, New Zealand, is the first major city to ring in 2019.

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Remembering Geeta S Iyengar, an inspirational yoga teacher

I started my journey into yoga with medical problems: three slipped discs and immense pain, which had an effect on my body and mind. Soon, I got a hom

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Does being President Trump still mean never having to say you're sorry?

Analysis: Signs suggest the president who rode into office never admitting error may need to shift that approach if he wants to stay there.

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Armed man arrested on way to church to fulfill a 'prophecy'

He was carrying the loaded weapon, extra ammunition and a face shield, according to police.

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Legal marijuana made big promises on racial equity — and fell short

“Time is really up on selling your business dream as a social justice movement,” said the president of the Minority Cannabis Business Association.

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Armed man arrested on way to church to fulfill a 'prophecy'

He was carrying the loaded weapon, extra ammunition and a face shield, according to police.

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Watch the highlights: Colts clinch last playoff spot with win over Titans

The Colts defeated the Titans thanks to three touchdowns from Andrew Luck and a big night on the ground from Marlon Mack.

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Watch 34 of LeBron's best dribble moves (as he turns 34)

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James has shown some signs of aging over the past couple of years. But when you're 34, you need to pick your battles.

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NYPD ramps up security ahead of Times Square New Year’s Eve celebration

As revelers crowd Times Square, police will use drones to keep an eye on the festivities in addition to surveillance cameras citywide, helicopters, bomb sniffing dogs and blocker vehicles.

from NBC News Top Stories https://nbcnews.to/2AmBUs8

John Kelly speaks out about White House tenure in new interview

The outgoing White House chief of staff spoke to the Los Angeles Times about his time in the Trump administration, calling it a “bone-crushing hard job.” He said the southern border wall is not as the president has portrayed it and pinned family separations at the border on former Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

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The healthiest things to order at top fast food chains

What a registered dietitian would order at a fast food chain like McDonald's and Taco Bell ... in a pinch.

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Goodbye traffic? European cities take steps to limit cars

“It’s a paradigm shift from planning the city for cars to planning for people.”

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Meet the new owners of Seattle's Pike Place Fish Market: Four of its famous fishmongers

When longtime owner John Yokoyama decided to sell his legendary business, he put family over profit, selling to Jaison, Anders, Sam and Reese, four of his fish-tossing employees who he says are like his kids.

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Back in 2018

We cut through the clutter to bring you the gist of the year in wellness

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Remembering American service members lost in 2018

NBC’s Hans Nichols remembers the 23 service members who were killed this year while serving our country.

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NFL upside down: 7 teams make playoffs that weren't in last year

The NFL is unpredictable. What we think we know on Labor Day leaves us wondering what we were thinking by New Year’s. It happens every year. Seven of the 12 teams that qualified for the postseason were home for the postseason a year ago.

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Life lessons on longevity

These centenarians tell us how to live a 100 years, losing the fear of ageing, and gaining health and happiness

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College students most at risk of deadly meningitis B

"Although the incidence of MenB is low, it is a serious illness and parents should be aware that a vaccine is available."

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Judge says Affordable Care Act can remain law while his ruling that it's unconstitutional is appealed

The federal jurist in Texas had struck down former President Barack Obama's signature health care law earlier this month.

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Psychologists say this is how to make a healthy habit stick

These psychologists say you need a plan — not just a resolution. Here's why.

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New York Jets fire head coach Todd Bowles

On Monday, Jets CEO Christopher Johnson said, “Todd Bowles is our head coach." On Sunday, Jets CEO Christopher Johnson said, “Todd Bowles was our head coach.”

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Trump compares border wall to 'Wall around' Obama home

The president's tweet comes amid a partial government shutdown that began over his demand that Congress fund a $5 billion wall on the southern border.

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Trump compares border wall to 'Wall around' Obama home

The president's tweet comes amid a partial government shutdown that began over his demand that Congress fund a $5 billion wall on the southern border.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers fire coach Dirk Koetter after three seasons

The Buccaneers moved on from head coach Dirk Koetter shortly after the final game of their 2018 season.

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Win or go home: Titans, Colts face off in high-stakes Sunday night game

In what amounts to an elimination game, the Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans will meet on Sunday Night Football in what should be a thrilling affair.

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Have a pet? Do these things to keep everyone in your house happy and healthy

Dog or cat sleep on your bed? You probably want to wash your sheets more often.

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Two ex-NFL players suit up for Congress and leave partisanship on the field

Colin Allred played for the Tennessee Titans and Anthony Gonzalez was with the Indianapolis Colts. They will serve together in the House.

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Man accused of killing his girlfriend, her 2 children and her mother

"This would be your worst nightmare that something like this could happen” in a domestic violence incident, the county prosecutor said.

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Win or go home: Titans, Colts face off in high-stakes Sunday night game

In what amounts to an elimination game, the Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans will meet on "Sunday Night Football" in what should be a thrilling affair.

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John Kelly opens up about tumultuous White House tenure in extensive exit interview

Kelly told Trump: "The last thing in my view that you need in the chief of staff is someone that looks at every issue through a political lens."

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Teen will get high school and Harvard diplomas in same month

"They told us: 'You need to do something. He's not just gifted. He's really, really gifted,'" Braxton Moral's father recalls being told when his son was younger.

from NBC News Top Stories https://nbcnews.to/2EY6HQb

Escaped lion kills 22-year-old intern at North Carolina zoo

"The Conservators Center is devastated by the loss of a human life today," the zoo said in a statement.

from NBC News Top Stories https://nbcnews.to/2EY7Zuw

Europe's worst fears about Trump were realized in 2018. Here's what comes next.

With each ill-conceived tweet and impulsive policy change, Trump manages to magnify the need for America's allies to band together without him.

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California house where kids were allegedly tortured by parents up for sale

The auction for the 7,405-square foot lot began on Saturday and is scheduled to end on Wednesday.

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Inside the fight to clean the oceans

Starbucks and others moved to ban plastic straws, but much more needs to be done to slow the tide of plastic fouling oceans and corrupting the food chain.

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Panthers snap seven-game losing streak, beat Saints

The Saints (13-3) had already secured home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs, and barely looked interested.

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Calif. utility could face murder charges if found liable in deadly wildfire

The utility acknowledged in a document obtained by CNBC last month that its equipment may have sparked the deadly Camp Fire, which killed at least 88 people.

from NBC News Top Stories https://nbcnews.to/2EXhkBU

Texans win AFC South with easy 20-3 win over Jaguars

The Texans won the AFC South with a 20-3 victory over the Jaguars, but their quarterback paid a price.

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2018 was a blowout year for Latin music

There were billions of streams in English and Spanish, record-breaking revenue growth — and of course, Cardi B.

from NBC News Top Stories https://nbcnews.to/2EXBEmw

Lindsey Graham says Trump is 'slowing down' Syria withdrawal

Graham said Trump told him "some things I didn't know that make me feel a lot better about where we're headed in Syria."

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Professor names beetle species after 'Game of Thrones'

The names are Latinized versions of Drogon, Rhaegal and Viserion, three dragons owned by Daenerys Targaryen's character in the fictional work.

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Black teacher sues district, says she endured 'racial jeers, insults'

She claims that when she asked a white teacher about food on an office lunch table, she was told it was "for whites only."

from NBC News Top Stories https://nbcnews.to/2EXM9qO

John Oliver reveals his 'sneaky good' soccer skills

The Men in Blazers break down John Oliver's skills as a soccer player.

from NBC News Top Stories http://bit.ly/2EWE5FZ

Help wanted: Which coaching jobs will be vacant after Week 17?

The consensus seems to be that four more coaching job will come open as soon as Sunday night: The Jets, Broncos, Buccaneers, and Cardinals.

from NBC News Top Stories http://bit.ly/2F0hiKc

Millions of workers to see higher pay from minimum-wage hikes in 2019

"Fifteen dollars an hour has become the new minimum wage, meaning that that’s to afford the basics," one employment-law expert said. "It’s just a start."

from NBC News Top Stories https://nbcnews.to/2EXUYA5

Retired four-star Gen. Stanley McChrystal says Trump is dishonest, immoral

McCrystal said he wouldn't work for Trump because "I think it's important for me to work for people who I think are basically honest."

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Celebs, alumnae fight to save Bennett College

The historically black women's college faces closure, launches #StandWithBennett fundraising campaign

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Teen will get high school and Harvard diplomas in same month

"They told us: 'You need to do something. He's not just gifted. He's really, really gifted,'" Braxton Moral's father recalls being told when his son was younger.

from NBC News Top Stories https://nbcnews.to/2EY6HQb

India university official urges students to kill instead of complaining

"If you ever get into a fight, beat them, if possible murder them, we'll take care of it later," said Raja Ram Yadav, vice-chancellor of Purvanchal University

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Panthers snap seven-game losing streak, beat Saints

The Saints (13-3) had already secured home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs, and barely looked interested.

from NBC News Top Stories http://bit.ly/2EYqSgF

Win or go home: Titans, Colts face off in high-stakes Sunday night game

In what amounts to an elimination game, the Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans will meet on "Sunday Night Football" in what should be a thrilling affair.

from NBC News Top Stories http://bit.ly/2SolE0J

Calif. utility could face murder charges if found liable in deadly wildfire

PG&E acknowledged in a document obtained by CNBC last month that its equipment may have sparked the deadly Camp Fire, which killed at least 88 people.

from NBC News Top Stories https://nbcnews.to/2AxdbBR

Texans win AFC South with easy 20-3 win over Jaguars

The Texans won the AFC South with a 20-3 victory over the Jaguars, but their quarterback paid a price.

from NBC News Top Stories http://bit.ly/2EUOvpK

2018 was a blowout year for Latin music

There were billions of streams in English and Spanish, record-breaking revenue growth — and of course, Cardi B.

from NBC News Top Stories https://nbcnews.to/2BQPxjc

Lindsey Graham says Trump is 'slowing down' Syria withdrawal

Graham said Trump told him "some things I didn't know that make me feel a lot better about where we're headed in Syria."

from NBC News Top Stories https://nbcnews.to/2EXM06H

Escaped lion kills worker at North Carolina zoo

"The Conservators Center is devastated by the loss of a human life today," the zoo said in a statement.

from NBC News Top Stories https://nbcnews.to/2VihMjM

Professor names beetle species after 'Game of Thrones'

The names are Latinized versions of Drogon, Rhaegal and Viserion, three dragons owned by Daenerys Targaryen's character in the fictional work.

from NBC News Top Stories https://nbcnews.to/2EY27l4

Black teacher sues district, says she endured 'racial jeers, insults'

She claims that when she asked a white teacher about food on an office lunch table, she was told it was "for whites only."

from NBC News Top Stories https://nbcnews.to/2VfRhLY

The internet was as weird as ever in 2018. Here are the top moments.

We've collected some of the best parts of the internet in 2018 in an effort to provide a respite from the rest of the internet, which is bad.

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Hospitals to list procedure prices under new law

Health care advocates warn there's a big difference the list price and the actual transaction price — the cost the patient is responsible for.

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John Oliver reveals his 'sneaky good' soccer skills

The Men in Blazers break down John Oliver's skills as a soccer player.

from NBC News Top Stories http://bit.ly/2RjFcGw

Help wanted: Which coaching jobs will be vacant after Week 17?

The consensus seems to be that four more coaching job will come open as soon as Sunday night: The Jets, Broncos, Buccaneers, and Cardinals.

from NBC News Top Stories http://bit.ly/2CGXl8Q

Bon Voyage: The tech we lost in 2018

From would-be robotic friends to Google's failed social network, take a look back at some of the tech that won't see 2019.

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Being fat and Black in America is complex. But it's often treated as a joke.

A trio of new books lays bare the struggle of being large, African American and considered too smart for the authors' own good.

from NBC News Top Stories https://nbcnews.to/2EVXEOP

Man accused of killing his girlfriend, her 2 children and her mother

"This would be your worst nightmare that something like this could happen” in a domestic violence incident, the county prosecutor said.

from NBC News Top Stories https://nbcnews.to/2EXxewO

Millions of workers to see higher pay from minimum-wage hikes in 2019

"Fifteen dollars an hour has become the new minimum wage, meaning that that’s to afford the basics," one employment-law expert said. "It’s just a start."

from NBC News Top Stories https://nbcnews.to/2BOvnGR

Retired four-star Gen. Stanley McChrystal says Trump is dishonest, immoral