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    It’s the best day of the year! How you can celebrate National Doughnut Day

    If you like doughnuts, it’s your lucky day! Today is National Doughnut Day! To celebrate, participating Krispy Kreme locations will give you a free doughnut of your choice today, no purchase necessary. They are offering one per person until they run out. Participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants are also celebrating. If you purchase any beverage, you can get any free doughnut while supplies last. National Doughnut Day got its start back in 1938 when the Salvation Army used doughnuts to raise […]

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    Car equipped with breathalyzer suggested by U.S. Transportation Department

    The death toll is half of what it was in the 1980s, but drunk driving still kills more than 10,000 Americans each year. The U.S. Transportation Department is showcasing one potential technical solution to the problem: A test vehicle with “DADDS”, the Driver Alcohol Detection System. Before starting a DADDS equipped car, the driver’s blood alcohol level must be checked by a device that measures alcohol both in one’s breath and skin. Some members of Congress are already sold on […]

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    Man convicted of murdering D.C. intern Chandra Levy granted new trial

    WASHINGTON – The man convicted of killing a Washington D.C. intern has been granted a new trial. Chandra Levy disappeared after jogging in Washington D.C.’s Rock Creek Park on May 1, 2001. Levy’s disappearance gained national attention after investigators discovered she was having an affair with Rep. Gary Condit. A man walking his dog found her remains a year later. Police eventually arrested 33-year-old Ingmar Guandique for the attack. Gunadique was convicted of Levy’s murder in 2010 and was sentenced […]

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    Report: Driver of tractor trailer involved in deadly Pocono crash is Oklahoma man

    POCONO MOUNTAINS, Pa. (NBC News) – Authorities say three¬†people are dead and dozens of others are injured following a head-on crash between a bus and a tractor-trailer in the Pocono Mountain region. On Wednesday morning, emergency crews were called to a crash along I-380. “I heard a big crash,” said Johnny Walsh, who lives by the highway. “All of a sudden, people were screaming.” Officials say an Italian tour bus and a tractor-trailer collided, splitting the semi in half. WNEP […]

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    Law enforcement official: Dennis Hastert paid to hide sexual misconduct with student

    Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert paid a man to conceal sexual misconduct while the man was a student at the high school where Hastert taught, a federal law enforcement official told NBC News on Friday. The official spoke on condition of anonymity. Tribune newspapers reported earlier in the day that two unnamed federal officials said that Hastert paid a man from his past to conceal sexual misconduct. Hastert was indicted Thursday on charges that he structured bank withdrawals to avoid […]

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    Tattoo ink allergies may be triggered by specific color

    NEW YORK (NBC News) – When considering a tattoo, many people think about the initial pain associated with the needle. However, experts say that many people who get tattooed say they developed severe itching and swelling after the procedure, lasting for months or even years. After interviewing 300 people with tattoos, researchers found that four percent had experienced a rash immediately after getting ‘inked.’ Another six percent reported that their skin problems lasted longer than four months. “The colored portion […]

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    Video: Serious injuries reported after tornado hits Texas drilling rig

    CANADIAN, Texas–A tornado touched down in northwestern Texas Wednesday, damaging a gas drilling rig and resulting in serious injuries, the Hemphill County Sheriff’s Office and a hospital official said. The above video is courtesy Mike Scantlin and has been exclusively provided to KFOR News Channel 4 and The number and severity of the injuries after the twister touched down north of Canadian was not immediately released. The National Weather Service confirmed the tornado at 5:20 p.m. local time and […]

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    Live anthrax accidentally sent to nine U.S. laboratories

    Live anthrax bacteria was mistakenly shipped to labs in nine states, according to federal health officials. So far, no one has been sickened by the live anthrax spores, and officials say there is no known risk to the general public. Officials tell NBC News that the shipment was mistakenly sent out from the U.S Army’s Dugway proving ground in Utah using a commercial delivery service. The shipments, which were supposed to contain inactive anthrax spores, were headed to government and […]

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    Nebraska becomes 19th state to abolish the death penalty

    LINCOLN, Neb. (NBC News) – On Wednesday, Nebraska became the first conservative state in more than 40 years to abolish the death penalty. Earlier this year, lawmakers attempted to repeal the state’s capital punishment law, which would abolish the death penalty. However, Gov. Pete Ricketts vetoed the legislation on Tuesday. Lawmakers then scheduled an override vote, which would require 30 votes to abolish capital punishment. On Wednesday, lawmakers voted 30-19 to override the governor’s veto, making it the 19th state […]

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    Paralyzed college graduate walks across the stage

    IOWA — Chris Norton was left paralyzed after a sports injury five years ago. But the 23-year-old college graduate was determined to do the impossible: walk across the stage. “My graduation walk was what I considered my game day or Olympic event,” the Luther College graduate told NBC News¬†Tuesday. “My full focus was to take the best steps I could possibly take and not worry about the audience or anything else.” Norton fractured his spine in 2010 during a football […]

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    CDC: One person dies from viral disease spread by rodents

    WASHINGTON – The Centers for Disease Control has confirmed that one person has died from Lassa Fever, a viral disease that is rarely found in the United States. The CDC reports the patient became ill after returning from Liberia and was in isolation when he died. Experts say the risk to others is low, but all close contacts of the patient will be monitored for 21 days. It is only the sixth known case of Lassa Fever in travelers returning […]