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Shamed for her rainbow hair, nurse responds with love in Facebook post

A geriatric nurse, most of Mary Walls-Penney's patients suffer from dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Although they may not recognize her some days, she says they're always happy to see her and she does her best to make them smile and to be a comfort.


U.S. Approves Release of Last Russian held at Guantanamo

A former ballet dancer and member of the Russian military who has been imprisoned as an enemy combatant at Guantanamo for nearly 14 years was given notice Monday that a review board has approved his release from the U.S. base in Cuba.<p>Ravil Mingazov was deemed eligible for release by the Periodic …


Coming up: Democratic National Convention 4pm

The Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania continues on to it's second day with Former President Bill Clinton slated to speak.

Democratic National Convention

A Full List of Donald Trump's Rapidly Changing Policy Positions

It is difficult to glean a platform from Donald Trump's powerfully incoherent rhetoric.<p>The presumptive Republican nominee changes his mind so often that this comprehensive listing of his past and present policy views must sometimes be updated multiple times a day (like the day when he offered up …

Donald Trump

Clinton Supporters to Michelle Obama: We Want More

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — The day after First Lady Michelle Obama delivered an impassioned speech at the Democratic National Convention, Hillary Clinton supporters delivered a message of their own: We want more.<p>A broad swath of Clinton supporters praised the speech, from those in the arena Monday night …

Michelle Obama

Room temp or refrigerate? 7 foods to always store in the fridge

To store in the fridge or not? That's the question most of us ask about several common kitchen items, or leftovers. Don't feel foolish if you frequently wind up stumped — so do the rest of us!<p>Here's a helpful guide about where your most frequently questioned foods should be stored:<p>1. Unopened …

Food & Dining

Why Putin Hates Hillary Clinton

If Russia is indeed behind the damaging leak of Democratic Party emails on the eve of its national convention, it's not just because President Vladimir Putin likes Republican nominee Donald Trump and his pro-Russian views, former U.S. officials and experts tell NBC News.<p>It's because the former KGB …


FDA Reconsiders Gay Blood Ban

The Food and Drug Administration, under pressure from Democrats in Congress, started official reconsideration on Tuesday of its policy limiting blood donations from gay and bisexual men.<p>The FDA began seeking comments on a potential change to its policy, which forbids donations from men who have had …


Confessions of a food addict: I couldn't stop eating

One night three years ago, I was up at 3 o'clock in the morning, sitting in front of the TV, eating all this sugar and I couldn't stop, even though it didn't taste good anymore.<p>I was making bowl after bowl of buttercream frosting. Three sticks of butter, two pounds of powdered sugar — it was …


Murky Picture on Voting Rights for Virginia's Ex-Felons

The fate of voting rights for more than 200,000 former felons in Virginia has swung to and fro like a pendulum recently. An April executive order by Gov. Terry McAuliffe restored rights for ex-felons who had completed their sentences and any parole or probation. After Republican lawmakers sued, the …


Lower Grocery Prices: Good for Consumers, Bad for McDonald's

McDonald's reported worse-than-expected quarterly sales at established U.S. restaurants on Tuesday, becoming the latest chain hurt by menu price increases that far outpaced supermarket food costs, leading more consumers to eat at home.<p>Shares in McDonald's tumbled 4.3 percent to $121.96 and pulled …

Minimum wage

Sanders to 'Bernie or Bust' Movement: I'm Not With You

PHILADELPHIA -- The Bernie or Bust movement appears to have been busted by Bernie.<p>After Sanders and Elizabeth Warren each gave Hillary Clinton full-throated endorsements at the DNC Monday night, Sanders delegates' desire to disrupt the convention seems to be losing steam after roiling the opening …

Hillary Clinton

Dueling Conventions Show Contrast on Race and Diversity

After Mitt Romney's loss in the 2012 presidential election, the Republican Party stressed in its so-called autopsy report that it needed to do a better job appealing to minority voters if it wanted to win national elections in the future. But comparing the diverse first night of the Democratic …


Two South Carolina Soldiers Killed Defending Woman at Bar, Suspect Charged

Two soldiers were fatally shot while trying to protect a woman from a gun-toting man in a South Carolina bar.<p>Allen Judge Jr., 40, and Jonathan Michael Prins, 29, "were acting as good Samaritans when they were shot," said Capt. Adam Myrick of the Lexington County Sheriff's Department.<p>Joseph Elijah …

American South

Black Lives Matter Mothers to Address Convention Tuesday

On Tuesday, Hillary Clinton's campaign will try to navigate a difficult balancing act that the Obama White House is struggling with: Pressing forward on reforms to policing while also signaling support for law enforcement.<p>A group of black women whose sons and daughters died in racially-charged …

Hillary Clinton

FDA Strengthens Warning on Powerful Antibiotics

The Food and Drug Administration strengthened the warnings about one type of antibiotic Tuesday, saying they're too strong to be used for sinus infections, bronchitis and simple urinary tract infections.<p>The drugs are in a class called fluoroquinolones and include levofloxacin (as known as Levaquin) …


Grizzly Church Killing Shakes Normandy

A priest was "assassinated" at a church in France early Tuesday when two knife-wielding attackers took both nuns and worshipers hostage.


Mass Killing in Disabled Home Shocks Japan

Nineteen people were killed when a knife-wielding man went on a rampage at a care center for mentally disabled in Sagamihara on June 26.


By the Numbers: How America Has Changed Since the First Clinton Presidency

Bill Clinton, the standard-bearer of the Democratic Party for eight years and the husband of its next nominee, will take the stage in Philadelphia Tuesday night to try to sell a conflicted public on his wife's fitness for the job.<p>But the nation, as well as the Democratic Party itself, is vastly …

Bill Clinton

Deadline Looms For Microsoft's Free Windows 10 Offer

If those pushy pop-ups didn't succeed in getting you to take advantage of the free upgrade to Windows 10, perhaps the looming deadline this Friday will do the trick.<p>Microsoft Windows users who are eligible for the upgrade have until July 29 to upgrade for free. After the deadline, a license for …


Flu Shots Cut Heart, Breathing Problems for Diabetics

People with diabetes who get the flu vaccine may be less likely to wind up hospitalized for cardiovascular or respiratory problems, a new study finds.<p>"The potential impact of influenza vaccine to reduce serious illness and death highlight the importance to renew efforts to ensure that people with …

Medical Journals

Trump Tells Vets Clinton is Trying to Sweep VA Issues 'Under the Rug'

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Donald Trump turned a Tuesday morning speech to the Veterans of Foreign Wars into a political referendum on "crooked Hillary Clinton," alleging his Democratic rival is "trying to sweep" the problems with the VA system "under the rug."<p>Trump told the more than 6,000 in Charlotte …

Donald Trump

U.S. Expands Asylum Program for Central American Children

Parents hoping to help their children escape the humanitarian crisis in Central America will have more chances to seek asylum under a series of steps announced Tuesday by the Obama administration.<p>"Our efforts to date have been insufficient to address the number of people who may have legitimate …

United States

Is this Jet Pack the Future of Golf Carts?

Martin Aircraft is attempting to revolutionize golf with this jet pack golf cart and they already have one devotee: champion golfer Bubba Watson.

Bubba Watson

Fort Myers Nightclub Shooting: 'Exceptional' 18-Year-Old, 'Sweet' 14-Year-Old Killed

The two teen boys killed in a shooting at a Florida nightclub were being remembered Tuesday as a talented basketball star with a promising future and a "funny kid" who didn't even get a chance to see his high school years.<p>Stef'an Strawder, 18, and Sean Archilles, 14, were gunned down Monday morning …

Police Shootings

Back-to-School's Best Deals on Backpacks, Clothing, and Supplies

Summer vacation is nearly over, meaning it's time to get your Back-to-School shopping game on. Fortunately, there are plenty of major sales surrounding one of the biggest retail events of the year.<p>"Back-to-school represents the second-heaviest shopping season for retailers, and last year's sales …


DNC Election Confessions: Bernie Fans Come to Terms

At the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Democrats confessed their enduring support for Bernie Sanders, but planned for the future.

Pennsylvania Primaries

South Dakota's oldest nurse, 93, retires after 72 years of service

In a nursing career that started during World War II and spanned seven decades, Alice Graber, 93, always made sure one thing never changed.<p>"It's always a thrill when you can help somebody else,'' Graber told TODAY.<p>The great-grandmother from Freeman, South Dakota, found out just how many lives she …

South Dakota

Why Michelle Obama's DNC Speech Matters

First lady Michelle Obama's emotional and expertly delivered address at the Democratic National Convention on Monday is receiving near-universal praise, and it also may have more effectively made the case for Hillary Clinton's candidacy than the presumptive nominee has herself to date.<p>The first …

Michelle Obama

Dreading Writing Your College Application Essay? Tips From the Pros

One of the most intimidating elements of the college application for many students is the essay or personal statement. As students begin their applications, here are some tips from the pros to make the process a little less panic-inducing.<p>Don't necessarily write to the prompt.<p>"Most students focus …