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Clinton Campaign on the Defensive After Bill Calls Obamacare “Crazy”

After a week of bad press, Hillary’s husband gives the Trump campaign one of its best new headlines.<p>A bad week for <b>Donald Trump</b> is a good week for <b>Hillary Clinton</b>, and the self-destructive seven-day stretch following the former’s poor debate performance may have been among the worst for the G.O.P. …

Affordable Care Act

Federal Judge Overturns Ban on Openly Carrying Guns in Public

In a quintuple victory for Second Amendment rights, a federal judge last week overturned a ban on carrying handguns in public, a ban on so-called …

Guns

The Scientific Reason Why We Crave Carbs

Pastries. Pizza. Pasta. Pretzels. Carbohydrates are an essential source of energy for the body, but gorge on the wrong kind (hint: any of the ones we …

How Big Sugar Enlisted Harvard Scientists to Influence How We Eat—in 1965

The food industry has funded research in an effort to influence nutrition science and health policy for more than half a century, new research out …

Diabetes

Ahmadinejad to Obama: You still have time to fix ‘bitter past' & return $2bn to Iran

US President Barack Obama should use his remaining time in office wisely and “restore people's rights” by returning $2 billion in frozen Iranian …

LOOK: Bride Walked Down Aisle by Man Who Received Her Dad's Heart

Keep a tissue handy before reading this one...<p>A Pennsylvania woman's wedding day was made by the man who had received her father's heart a decade ago.<p>Jeni Stepien's father, Michael, was shot and killed in 2006, FOX 29 reported. The family decided to take him off life support and donate his organs.<p>A …

Weddings

First Read: Can Downballot Republicans Run Away From Trump?

<i>First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.</i><p><b>Can downballot Republicans run away from Trump? Don’t count on it</b><p>With the most recent polling, including from NBC/WSJ, showing Hillary Clinton leading …

Government

6 Wheat-Free Grain Alternatives You Should Try

Look at any prepackaged wheat-free or gluten-free specialty food, and it's almost a guarantee you'll find rice, corn, or potatoes among the …

ComPRESSed: Manafort, Khan & Assange - NBC News

NBC

9 foods that make you hungrier

Always hungry? You may be eating the wrong foods<p>You weren't all that hungry before your handful of chips or midday banana. But instead of tiding you over to your next meal, you are ravenous. What gives?<p>No nutrition scientist would ever make this analogy, but think of it like sex. If you're …

Nutrition

Kids Night at the Republican Convention: Pictures

J.J. Abrams Won't Recast Anton Yelchin's Character Chekov in Reboot Star Trek Series

<i>Star Trek</i> director and producer J.J. Abrams confirmed Monday that he will not recast the role of Chekov that was played by the late Anton Yelchin in …

Star Trek

Dan Aykroyd Compares Leslie Jones Haters to Trump Supporters: 'There's a Lot of White Racist Hatred Out There'

Dan Aykroyd is standing up for Leslie Jones and comparing the social media trolls targeting her to Donald Trump supporters.<p>Following a series of …

Poll: Trump's VP Pick Mike Pence Unknown to Most Voters

Donald Trump’s running-mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, is not very well known to American voters, according to a recent NBC News|SurveyMonkey poll.<p>Most voters do not know enough about Pence to even say whether they have a favorable or unfavorable impression of him—just under half (48 percent) said …

Mike Pence

Paul Ryan fumbles football analogy to describe GOP divide

<b>(CNN) —</b> House Speaker Paul Ryan, who was slow to endorse Donald Trump for president, referenced the divide in his party and attempted a football analogy -- that fell flat -- to describe how the GOP can unify behind its nominee.<p>Ryan made the comments Tuesday at a breakfast with Texas delegates to …

College Football

'Nobody Is Immune': Bracing For Zika's First Summer In The U.S.

The mosquito-borne Zika epidemic is headed for its first summer in the United States. <i>New York Times</i> reporter Donald G. McNeil Jr. tells <i>Fresh Air</i>'s Terry Gross that if the virus is ever going to hit hard in the U.S., 2016 will be the year.<p>"No one in the population has had the disease before, so …

Public Health

21 Tricks to Lose Weight While Sitting Down

We've all heard the negative consequences of a sedentary lifestyle (and if you haven't, they include obesity, type II diabetes, cardiovascular …

7 Reasons You Need to Eat More Eggs

Eggs aren't just delicious—they can also boost your mood, nourish your gray matter, and even guard against cancer<p>Many Americans were raised on the theory that eggs are loaded with artery-clogging cholesterol and that eating them was a surefire way to promote coronary heart disease. But when Wake …

Nutrition

Beyond Memorial Day Burgers: 13 Recipes for Grilled Steak and More

More<p>Guide to Steak<p>All the methods and tips you need to make perfect steak, each and every time.<p>Grilling burgers on Memorial Day is a time-honored tradition, and for good reason. But there are those among us who consider any outdoor fire wasted if it's not going to result in a steak. What's more …

Cooking

Biden slams Netanyahu hours after Jerusalem attack

Vice President Joe Biden said Monday night that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government was leading the country "in the wrong direction" hours after a bus bombing in Jerusalem wounded at least 21 people.<p>In a speech to the Israel advocacy group J Street, Biden criticized Palestinian …

Israel

9 Knife Care Tips We Learned from a Master Bladesmith

Confession: I've never sharpened my knives. Not my two-year-old IKEA chef's knife, not my who-knows-how-old paring knife. None of 'em. But last week, I found myself on the New York City subway with a purse-full of my dullest kitchen knives and the promise that these glorified pestles they could …

Update your Kindle today or lose internet connectivity

Anyone running an old version of Amazon's Kindle software will lose the ability to download new books unless they update by 22 March.<p>Amazon has been …

Gear & Gadgets

The Science of Crying

Michael Trimble, a behavioral neurologist with the unusual distinction of being one of the world’s leading experts on crying, was about to be …

Psychology

Big Pharma and Our ADHD Culture: A Machiavellian Tale

Today, one in eight American children is diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In 1987, when ADHD made its debut in the American Psychiatric Association’s diagnostic manual <i>(DSM-III-R</i>), the authors estimated that only one in thirty-three children had the condition. This …

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on Islam, Cruz on immigrants

Some of the claims in the latest Republican presidential debate and how they stack up with the facts:<p>DONALD TRUMP: "Islam treats women horribly."<p>THE FACTS: No such generalization is supported by the diverse circumstances for women in the Muslim world. The United States has yet to see a woman as …

Presidential Debate

Then & Now: The Cast Of "Dynasty"

In honor of the show's 35th anniversary, take a look back at the cast's amazing '80s glamour shots.<p>In honor of the show's 35th anniversary, take a look back at the cast's amazing '80s glamour shots.

Woman shares skin cancer photos to show effects of tanning habit

Judy Cloud, 49, spent a lot of time in the sun as a child. The Indianapolis, Indiana, legal assistant grew up playing outside, wearing only SPF 2 or 4. In her 20s, she visited tanning beds about four times a year to get a glow before vacations, too. Despite a family history of skin cancer, Cloud …

Cancer

'Young Messiah' director: How I came to make a Bible movie

If you're like me, you cringe when you hear that Hollywood is making a Bible movie. What could possibly go wrong? As we all know by now, plenty.<p>So you can imagine the challenge I faced when I was first approached about adapting an Anne Rice novel into a movie about what Jesus' life might have been …

Theology

The Essential Guide to Surviving a Power Outage

The only thing scarier than the lights going out is not being prepared for it.<p>Weather-related power outages have doubled since 2003, according to a 2014 report by Climate Central, a non-profit research company, so you might be due for some time in the dark this stormy season. Sure, the first 30 …