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Hoda Kotb, Jenna Bush Hager and Lester Holt try a barking cookie jar

It’s Tryday Friday, so Hoda Kotb, Jenna Bush Hager and Lester Holt try out a cookie jar in the shape of a dog that “barks” when somebody tries to make an unauthorized cookie withdrawal. “That dog is judging!” Lester jokes.

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Wray: Trump 'never asked me to do anything' on Russia probe

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> FBI Director Christopher Wray said in an interview that aired Tuesday evening that he feels no political pressure from the White House and said President Donald Trump has not made any requests of him regarding the ongoing Russia investigation.<p>"He's never asked me to do anything …

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Les Payne, Journalist Who 'Took No Prisoners,' Dies at 76

• <b>Fourth NABJ President Spent 38 Years at Newsday</b>• <b><br>Lester Holt Drops GOP Registration: NBC Anchor Talks Race in Advance of News Special</b><p>Fourth NABJ …

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Jimmy Buffett's "Margaritaville" Hits Broadway

posted by Chuck Nowlin -<p>2 hours ago<p>If Bruce Springsteen can handle Broadway, why not Jimmy Buffett? <i>"Escape to Margaritaville</i>" opened last week to …

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FBI chief on biggest threats: China spies, terror, rise in violent crime

Some of the harshest words of criticism of the bureau have come from President Donald Trump, who has said the agency is in tatters. But Wray said he urges the bureau's rank and file to embrace the criticism.<p>"Our folks are human beings like anybody else," he said. "Would we prefer not to get …


Joy Reid on the Parkland Students: ‘They’re Effective in Getting Out Their Message Because They’re Cohesive, Media-Savvy and Media-Trained In a Way’

NBC News hosted a preview of its original documentary film Hope & Fury: MLK, The Movement and the Media last night at the Paley Center in New …

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'NCIS, 'This Is Us' set prime-time pace

Mark Harmon and NCAA basketball were very good to CBS last week.<p>Harmon’s “NCIS” ranked first in total viewers and helped CBS to become most-watched …


MSNBC Previews Civil Rights Feature to Honor MLK Assassination

The full original documentary, “Hope and Fury, MLK, the Movement and the Media,” will air on Saturday night<p>MSNBC offered a teaser preview of their …

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Lindsey Graham: If Trump fires Mueller, it might be impeachable

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has some experience when it comes to presidential impeachment. Twenty years ago, when Republicans impeached Bill …

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Trump's lawyers turn over written documents about Comey and Flynn to Mueller after raging against the Russia probe

<i>Sign up for the latest Russia investigation updates here.</i><p>President Donald Trump's lawyers have given the special counsel Robert Mueller written materials about key events Mueller is scrutinizing as part of his investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election, The Washington Post …

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Bill Hader Broke (Again) as Stefon During 'SNL' Return -- But This Time It Wasn't His Fault (Video)

He can’t even get through explaining why he cracked up without cracking up<p>Bill Hader was <i>so</i> close to beating his usual giggle fit when he reprised his …

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more millennials are entering religious life

March 20, 2018 by Deacon Greg Kandra<p>Well, what do you know.<p>Check out this surprising digital exclusive from NBC News:<p>More Young Christians Heed Call …

The Opening Argument in the Trial of Donald J. Trump

For Trump, the motive for the crime was to use any edge he could to win the election, even if it was clearly illegal, and to complete business deals …


Mueller Shared Some Questions With Trump Who Reacted The Only Way You'd Expect

For Team Trump, the hits just keep on coming!<p>For anyone who was looking for a reason for Trump’s Twitter meltdown that began Saturday and raged on …

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Adam Rippon chats with Donna about leather, 'Drag Race', and toast

Figure Skater and America's Sweetheart Adam Rippon sits down with Donna Farizan to talk about what he is doing Post-Olympics, attending the Oscars, and his favorite guilty pleasures.

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Fired FBI director Comey: 'Mr. President, the American people will hear my story very soon'

CLOSE<p>James Comey has a book deal. Nathan Rousseau Smith (@fantasticmrnate) reveals what we know.<p>Former FBI director James Comey clapped back at …

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Networks Ignore Another Higher Economic Growth Forecast

<p>The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) recently increased its estimates for U.S economic growth.Too bad it didn’t …

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TV picks: 'Instinct,' 'Station 19,' 'Krypton' and more

A star vehicle for "The Good Wife's" Alan Cumming, a "Grey's Anatomy" spinoff, and a Superman prequel are all premiering in the coming week.

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Ratings: Fox Wins Wednesday as 'X-Files' Dips Ahead of Finale

CBS takes first in total viewers as “Survivor: Ghost Island” stays steady<p>There is good news and bad news for Fox this morning. The good: the network …

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Networks Break In With Miami Bridge Collapse

A pedestrian bridge meant to connect a residential area with the campus of Florida International University has collapsed onto cars that were …

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Market Sets New Highs; Media Say Little

<p>The Nasdaq Composite, a tech-heavy index of 5,000 stocks, set new record highs again on March 9 and 12. Citing that and a host of other economic …

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Rick Saccone’s defeat proves yet again that Trumpism only works for Trump

Saccone tried to talk like Trump. That cost him a seat in Congress.<p>Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election based on a number of factors — chief among them being his power of personality, particularly among his supporters. And in the White House, Trump’s personal brand has propelled him to …


‘World News Tonight’ tops Lester Holt’s ‘Nightly News’ ratings

After Page Six reported that NBC brass are getting nervous about Lester Holt’s ratings, it has emerged that his rival has struck another blow.<p>The …

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Networks Celebrate Students Walking Out of Class for Gun Control

Wednesday was marked by the mass exodus of students from reportedly over 3,500 schools who cut class and took to the streets for gun control. The …

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5 Weird Departures From Trump’s White House That Were Messy As Hell

Rex Tillerson is now gone, but he’s hardly the first.<p>President Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson yesterday in signature style: by tweeting …

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The Full Monty: Trust Matters — March 12, 2018

With <b>fake news</b> on the rise and <b>human nature</b> to blame, there are few areas of respite; a <b>major announcement</b> from Brain+Trust; trends in <b>marketing budgets</b> …

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NBC star Lester Holt sees ratings plummet amid fallout from North Korea trip, anti-Trump attitude

In a major embarrassment for NBC anchor Lester Holt, ABC's “World News Tonight” soundly defeated Holt’s “Nightly News” in the ratings last week, scoring victories in both the desirable demographic of adults age 25-54 and in total viewers.<p>NBC “Nightly News” has been the perennial ratings champ over …

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ABC's 'World News Tonight' sees rise among younger viewers

ABC's "World News Tonight" is sealing its rise to the top of the evening news competition with a milestone victory that hits rival NBC where it hurts …

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The question that could decide Trump’s presidency

It has been 300 days since former FBI Director Robert Mueller was appointed independent counsel to oversee the Trump-Russia investigation.<p>Over that …

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ABC’s World News Tonight Gets First Across-the-Board Win in Nearly 2 Years

ABC’s World News Tonight with <b>David Muir</b> has been consistently topping NBC Nightly News with <b>Lester Holt</b> among total viewers for several months. But …

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