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Malaysian Airport Declared Safe of Toxins After Kim Jong Un’s Sibling Killed

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia's health minister said Sunday autopsy results suggested a nerve agent caused "very serious paralysis" that killed the exiled half brother of North Korea's leader, as police completed a sweep of the budget terminal where he was poisoned and declared it safe of any …

North Korea

14 People Who Broke Barriers to Make Black History

In honor of Black History Month, here's a look at 14 people who broke color barriers to become the first Black Americans to achieve historic accomplishments in politics, academics, aviation, entertainment and more.<p>Alain Leroy Locke<p><i>First Black Rhodes Scholar</i><p>Alain LeRoy Locke was an American …

American History

DNC Race: Tom Perez Becomes DNC Chair in Narrow Election Victory

ATLANTA — After a difficult 2016 campaign that saw them lose in the White House, both chambers of Congress and in state houses across the country, Democrats elected Tom Perez, the former labor secretary during the Obama administration, to lead the Democratic National Committee on Saturday.<p>Perez won …

Bernie Sanders

Your Car Insurance Rates Are Going Up Because Everyone Keeps Texting and Driving

American drivers are taking their eyes off the road more than ever before — and that danger behind the wheel is now going after your wallet.<p>When Babette Labeij of Marina del Ray, California, wanted to add her 17-year-old daughter Nikki to the family's car insurance policy, she was shocked to …

Insurance

Trans Students Face ‘Detrimental’ Health Effects Without Fed Protectiona

Transgender students who have been fighting for access to public facilities — including restrooms — that align with their gender identity are just going to have to hold it.<p>That's the message LGBTQ advocates say President Donald Trump sent after his administration rescinded past guidance on …

LGBTQ

Razzies’ ‘Worst’ Films of 2016 Include ‘Batman v Superman’ and ‘Hillary’s America’

Even the Razzie Awards are getting political.<p>A documentary criticizing U.S. Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton tied on Saturday with superhero ensemble "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" on a list of the year's worst achievements in film, winning four Razzies apiece.<p>The annual …

Movies

Muhammad Ali Jr. Detained at Airport, Asked About Being Muslim: Lawyer

The son of global boxing legend Muhammad Ali was detained for about two hours on arrival at a Florida airport and questioned about his religion, his lawyer said.<p>Muhammad Ali Jr. was returning from Montego Bay, Jamaica, with his mother — Ali's first wife, Khalilah — on Feb. 7 when immigration …

Boxing

DNC Race: Democrats Elect New Leader Saturday

ATLANTA — After a polarizing campaign that has frozen efforts to rebuild the party from November's devastating loss, Democrats will elect a new leader Saturday.<p>Frontrunners Keith Ellison and Tom Perez — a congressman and former Obama cabinet member, respectively — have been locked in a …

Elections

Deadly winter storm drops a foot of snow in the Midwest

States across the Midwest were met with a round of severe weather, leaving some with about a foot of snow on the ground. Meanwhile in the Northeast, residents are seeing unseasonably warm temperatures. NBC’s Indra Petersons reports for TODAY.

Climate

This Ping Pong-Playing Robot Makes Forrest Gump Look Lazy

If you're interested in learning how to play table tennis, a robot in Japan is up for the coaching job, and the bot has even earned a Guinness World Record for its tutoring skills.<p>The robot, called FORPHEUS, was named the "first robot table tennis tutor" for its ability to play and teach the sport. …

Robots

North Korea Warned to Cooperate over Killing of Kim Jong Nam With Nerve Agent

Malaysia said Saturday that it would issue an arrest warrant for a North Korean diplomat if he refuses to cooperate with the investigation into the deadly attack on Kim Jong Un's exiled half brother.<p>The investigation has unleashed a serious diplomatic fight between Malaysia and North Korea, a prime …

North Korea

Prisons Experiment with Cell Blocks for Military Veterans

When Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple decided to create a cell block for military veterans in his upstate New York facility, he encountered resistance from his own staff.<p>The jail superintendent was skeptical, and the correction officers weren't keen on the idea of inmates getting special treatment …

Veterans

CPAC 2017: Activists Say Trump’s Victory Solves Everything — For Now

The Conservative Political Action Conference was consumed last year by one burning question: Is Donald Trump a conservative?<p>This year, attendees have found an answer: Who cares? He's doing what we want.<p>"Trump is not traditional anything, but the proof is in the pudding," Mark Skogerboe, a …

Elections

On Bulgaria's Border, Vigilantes Are On Patrol

On Europe's southern border, volunteers are on the hunt for illegal immigrants.

DA Won’t Retry Former Albuquerque Cops in Death of Homeless Man

A New Mexico district attorney will not retry two former Albuquerque police officers who had been charged in the death of a homeless man, after a previous jury deadlocked in the case.<p>Bernalillo County District Attorney Raúl Torrez said Friday that it was unlikely that a new jury would convict Keith …

Policing

Liberal Activists’ Prank Had Some at CPAC Waving Russian ‘Trump’ Flags

President Donald Trump got an eyeful of red, white and blue after two liberal activists handed out nearly 1,000 Russian flags to unwitting attendees of the Conservative Political Action Conference.<p>Ryan Clayton, 36, and Jason Charters, 22 — both members of Americans Take Action — handed out the …

Russia

DHS Draft Report Casts Doubt on Extra Threat From ‘Travel Ban’ Nation Citizens

A draft document by the Department of Homeland Security found that citizenship is "likely an unreliable indicator" of terrorist activity in the United States, a conclusion that appears to undercut the Trump administration's plan to temporarily restrict entry to the U.S. of nationals from seven …

Government

Witches Gather to put Spell on Trump

Witches around the world will gather at midnight on Friday to cast a spell on President Trump. WEYI's Miranda Parnell reports.

Tackling Dark Themes, Broadway Hit ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Strikes a Chord

Themes of bullying, loneliness and suicide may not sound like the makings of hit musical, but those are the elements that make "Dear Evan Hansen" this year's hot Broadway ticket. The show is striking a chord and inspiring audiences.<p>The story centers on the suicide of a high school outcast, and a …

Entertainment

Inspiring America: Broadway Hit ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Tackles Dark Themes

Entertainment

How Distracted Driving is Taking a Toll on Insurance Costs

Fight Against ISIS: NBC Nightly News Visits U.S.S. Bush in the Mediterranean Sea

Islamic State (ISIS)

VX Nerve Agent: Kim Jong Nam Killed With a ‘Weapon of Mass Destruction’

Weapons of Mass Destruction

Downsizing Retailers: JCPenney is Latest in Growing Trend

Record-High Temps or Severe Winter Storms for Many Across the U.S.

Pres. Trump: Media-Bashing, White House-FBI Communication, Unnamed Sources

Elections

The Week in Pictures: Feb. 17 - 24

South Sudan

Obamacare: Draft Proposal Shows Potential GOP Obamacare Replacement Plan

Americans Agree Obamacare Needs a Fix. The Question Is: How Much of One?

As lawmakers grapple with the future of Barack Obama's signature health care law, Americans agree that the legislation needs a fix but remain divided about the scope of changes that are needed, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.<p>The Affordable Care Act is now more popular than it …

Health Care

Hillary To Trump Foes: Keep Up ‘Resistance And Persistence’

Hillary Clinton rallied the opposition Friday with a videotaped message urging "resistance plus persistence" that she delivered via President Donald Trump's favorite form of communication — Twitter.<p>"The challenges we face as a party and a country are real," a smiling Clinton said. "So now more than …

Elections