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    Verizon is giving away data

    Looking to prompt more customer upgrades and draw in more customers, Verizon is giving away data. The wireless carrier announced a promotion that offers two gigabytes of bonus data every month, for every smart phone added or upgraded on a Verizon XL or XXL plan. Verizon’s XL plan offers 12 gigabytes of data for $80 a month. The promotion is available to both new and existing customers through January 6, 2016. Click here for more information.  

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    Health officials: Little known virus may be causing deadly birth defects

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – A virus that many people have never even heard of is wreaking havoc on Brazil. Health officials told NBC News that the Zika virus is moving across much of Central America with the help of mosquitoes. Initially, the virus was thought to be harmless, but now experts say it may lead to a deadly birth defect called microcephaly. The Pan American Health Organization, an arm of the World Health Organization, recently issued an alert about […]

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    Get ready for “The Wiz Live!”

    NEW YORK – A holiday tradition that began two years ago with NBC’s live production of “The Sound of Music” continues tonight with an all star cast coming together for a revival of “The Wiz”. Michael Jackson and Diana Ross gave the Broadway musical a whole new audience when “The Wiz” hit movie screens in 1978. Giving “The Wizard of Oz” an urbanized twist broadened the appeal of a classic story. The gang’s all here and ready for Thursday! #TheWiz […]

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    ISIS releases video, claiming to behead Russian spy

    RAQQA, Syria – Russian officials are looking into a video released by a terrorist organization, where it claimed to kill a Russian spy. In a video released by ISIS on Wednesday, a man is seen kneeling in front of another man holding a knife. The captive identifies himself as Magomed Khasiyev and says he is a Russian national from the Chechen Republic. The alleged terrorist, who is not masked, speaks in Russian before cutting the man’s throat, NBC News reports. […]

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    Men arrested after filming themselves beating disabled man

    PONTIAC, Mich. – Two men were arrested Tuesday for attacking a disabled man in a Pontiac, Michigan apartment building. The men posted a video of themselves beating a man with cerebral palsy on Facebook, which helped police make an arrest. Police say Nikey Walker and Shadeed Bey stole a cell phone from the 23-year-old victim’s apartment Sunday morning. He chased them into the stairwell and that’s where they physically attacked him. Walker and Bey shot the video with the victim’s […]

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    Mother of newborn found in church nativity scene will not face charges

    QUEENS, N.Y. – A mother, whose newborn baby was left in a nativity scene at a church, will not face charges. A custodian called police on Monday afternoon after finding the infant in the manger of an indoor nativity scene at the Holy Child Jesus Church in Queens. The man says he found the baby wrapped in towels and the umbilical cord was still attached. On Friday, authorities announced that the child’s mother would not face charges for abandoning the […]

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    U.S. House votes to stop Syrian Refugee Resettlement Program

    WASHINGTON – Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives have voted to stop a program that would bring Syrian refugees to the United States. Representatives voted 289-137 to halt the Syrian Refugee Resettlement Program and would require the FBI to create a background check of any refugee who spent time in Syria or Iraq after March 1, 2011. The measure also calls for the head of the FBI, Department of Homeland Security and National Intelligence to personally vouch that those […]

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    Five Syrian refugees arrested in Honduras with doctored passports, attempting to get to U.S.

    HONDURAS -Authorities in Honduras say they have captured five Syrians who were trying to get to the United States using stolen and doctored passports. While many people feared the men’s journey was sinister in nature, Honduran authorities stressed that they believe the men had no link to terrorism and were simply seeking an asylum. “We received information from (fellow) police services that these five Syrians left Greece and passed through Turkey, Brazil, Argentina and San Jose in Costa Rica before […]

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    Officials: Two terror suspects killed during raid in France

    SAINT-DENIS, France – Law enforcement agencies across France have been on high alert following a deadly terrorist attack that targeted several locations around Paris last week. In all, 129 people were killed and hundreds of others were wounded in calculated attacks on a restaurant, concert hall and bombings outside a packed sports stadium. Seven attackers were killed, but the suspected mastermind behind the plot was believed to have escaped. Western intelligence agencies had attempted to track Abdelhamid Abaaoud, a Belgian […]

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    “I feel good,” Oldest living WWII veteran talks about his long life

    LAKE CHARLES, La. – One of the oldest living World War II veterans will celebrate his 110th birthday this week. Frank Levingston turns 110 Friday, Nov. 13. “I feel good,” Levingston told KPLC. Born in 1905, Frank Levingston grew up in North Louisiana. He was one of seven children. He still remembers the day he was inducted into the Army. “I can remember the day I was inducted in the Army until the day I was discharged,” said Levingston. “I’ve been […]

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    Oklahoma soldier dies while rescuing hostages from ISIS

    ROLAND, Okla. – An Oklahoma town is mourning the death of one of its own. On Thursday, U.S. and Kurdish troops stormed a prison in northeastern Iraq after learning that dozens of hostages were about to be killed by ISIS. A firefight ensued, killing one American soldier. Defense officials tell NBC News the American killed during the rescue mission in Iraq is 39-year-old Delta Force commando, MSgt. Joshua Wheeler. Wheeler is from Roland, Oklahoma. Wheeler is the first U.S. soldier to […]