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  • Microsoft Jul 6, 2017

    Microsoft Plans to Cut Up to 3K Jobs in Sales Staff Overhaul

    Microsoft is planning a restructuring Wednesday that will include thousands of layoffs, largely in the sales department, CNBC reported. Most of the cuts will be in jobs located outside of the United States, and the cuts will amount to less than 10 percent of Microsoft’s sales force, according to a statement. “Today, we are taking steps to notify some employees...

  • NBC Jul 5, 2017

    Mom Left to Hold Toddler for Entire United Airlines Flight

    A teacher from Hawaii says she was forced to hold her 25-pound toddler on a recent United flight from Houston to Boston when a standby passenger was given his seat, even though she bought a ticket for her son, NBC News reported. Kids two and over are required to have tickets on United flights, and Shirley Yamauchi purchased one for...

  • NBC May 25, 2017

    ‘This Is Us’ Was Originally Going to Be About Octuplets

    Fans of “This Is Us” know and love the the trio of Pearson children whose stories are told on the hit NBC drama. But when the show was still being sketched out, there were going to be eight Pearson kids, “Today” reported. “This Is Us” Creator Dan Fogelman said in the June edition of Emmy Magazine that he was originally...

  • President May 18, 2017

    Pence Creates PAC ahead of 2018, 2020 Elections

    Vice President Mike Pence is launching a fundraising PAC of his own, the “Great America Committee,” to advance his political interests, like helping Republican candidates ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, NBC News reported. It is the first time a sitting vice president has formed such a separate political arm. The paperwork was filed with the FEC Wednesday. The PAC...

  • NBC Apr 17, 2017

    100 Feared Dead After Huge Sri Lanka Garbage Dump Collapse

    Some 100 people remained trapped Monday under mud and debris left by a landslide at a huge garbage dump in Sri Lanka’s capital Friday, according to NBC News and wire reports. The 300-foot-high dump caught fire that evening as the nation celebrated its new year’s day. Then the dump collapsed onto homes nearby. Authorities are trying to determine how many...

  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Mar 31, 2017

    Study Finds Link Between Slow Breathing, Brain Cells

    One common way to calm down is to breathe slower, and brain researchers say they’ve figured out how that works, “Today” reported. A Stanford-led study of mice found that cells in the brain stem linked to mood and activity are triggered when the animal breathes slowly. “There are many distinct types of breaths: regular, excited, sighing, yawning, gasping, sleeping, laughing,...

  • NBC Mar 21, 2017

    Jesus’ Tomb Is Unveiled After Yearlong Restoration

    One of Christianity’s holiest sites has been restored to its former glory, and just in time for Easter, NBC News reported. After a yearlong restoration, the Jerusalem tomb that Christians believe is where Jesus was buried and resurrected is finally free of a cage-like structure that’s propped up the walls for 70 years. The Holy Edicule, inside the Church of...

  • Donald Trump Feb 27, 2017

    US Government Leaks Go Back to Ben Franklin

    Donald Trump once seemed to like government leaks, praising WikiLeaks during his campaign and inviting Russia for president to find State Department-related emails missing from Hillary Clinton’s private email server, NBC News reported. Now, the president fumes about “un-American” leaks coming from his administration, including ones that led to the ouster of national security adviser Michael Flynn within a month...

  • NBC Feb 22, 2017

    Civics Lessons From the ‘World’s Best Democracy’

    Norwegians are more more likely to vote in their elections than Americans and their rival political parties focus on how they can collaborate, not attack one another, part of why the nation continues to be named the best democracy in the world by the Economist Intelligence Unit, NBC News reported. That same report from the London-based consultancy this year downgraded...

  • NBC Feb 14, 2017

    Keith Morrison Is a New Guest Voice on Waze App

    Keith Morrison and Waze have a special Valentine’s Day present for fans of NBC’s “Dateline,” which is turning 25. Morrison is a limited-edition voice guide on the traffic navigation app starting Feb. 14, NBC News reported. He’ll guide you around traffic and construction and help you avoid those pesky potholes. To get Keith’s voice, Waze app users should go to...

  • United States Dec 20, 2016

    Dow Ends Within 50 Points of 20,000 in 17th Record Close Since US Election

    Stocks rose on Tuesday, led by financials, while the Dow Jones industrial average kept marching toward 20,000, but never hitting the major milestone. At session highs, the blue-chips index came within 13 points of hitting the milestone mark, before closing 90 points higher, after hitting a new intraday high, with Goldman Sachs contributing the most gains, as CNBC reports. The...

  • Donald Trump Dec 5, 2016

    This California Politician Could Become the Face of the Trump ‘Resistance’

    With Congressman Xavier Becerra, D-Calif., on the verge of becoming California’s next attorney general, he will be in a key position to challenge President-elect Donald Trump’s policies and mandates, NBC News reported. Becerra accepted Gov. Jerry Brown’s nomination to be the state’s next attorney general and now awaits confirmation. As attorney general of the nation’s most populous state, Becerra will...

  • NBC Dec 5, 2016

    Picture Perfect: Mom Fights to Model Son With Down Syndrome

    One proud Georgia mom sent head shots of her son, little Asher Nash, to a modeling agency, but she got a response she never expected, NBC News reported. Asher “really likes the camera” and loves the attention of a photo shoot, according to Meagan Nash, but the agency behind a casting call for Carter’s clothing for children said that they...

  • Donald Trump Nov 18, 2016

    Congress Prepares for President Trump, Legislative Action

    Congress has been stuck in a numbing gridlock for six years, due to a Republican majority, Democratic White House and widening ideological gap between the parties. But in Congress’ first session since President-elect Donald Trump’s victory, leaders in both parties were talking about immediate action, NBC News reported. It just isn’t clear on what. Republicans are now in charge across...

  • NBC Nov 14, 2016

    Free From ISIS, Iraqi Kids Return to Classroom

    Education was another casualty of war for 1,000 children, most of whom are only now starting classes after two years without school, at an Iraqi camp for displaced people, NBC News reported. Their school is a tent, supplies donated hand-outs and their teachers are classmates’ parents who have never taught a day in their lives. But after years under ISIS...

  • Donald Trump Nov 9, 2016

    Analysis: Trump Can Be Good for the US Economy

    A yearslong standoff between two different approaches in the American economy could finally be at an end with Donald Trump’s election, according to a CNBC analysis. The Federal Reserve’s monetary policy has been to keep interest rates near zero to pump up the economy, but growth has been tepid. The government’s fiscal policy is its approach to the tax code...

  • NBC Nov 7, 2016

    WikiLeaks’ Assange to Be Interviewed in Rape Case, Swedish Prosecutors Say

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will be interviewed next week over a six-year-old rape investigation at Assange’s residence, Ecuador’s Embassy in London, Swedish authorities said Monday. NBC News reported the step forward in the investigation into accusations of rape and sexual assault. Assange, who denies the allegations, has been holed up in the embassy since 2012 to avoid Sweden extraditing him...

  • NBC Oct 19, 2016

    Mexican Judge Involved in Major Drug Cases Shot Dead

    A Mexican judge who handled legal challenges from drug kingpins, including Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, was gunned down in front of his home in Mexico City on Monday, Reuters reported. Judge Vicente Bermudez was fatally shot in the head, authorities said, and President Enrique Pena Nieto quickly announced his attorney general is investigating the shooting. Bermudez has handled overseen trials...

  • NBC Oct 13, 2016

    Brain Chips Help Paralyzed Man Fist-Bump President Obama

    A man who’s been paralyzed for more than a decade got to show off how much progress he’s made by fist-bumping President Barack Obama Thursday with a robotic hand, NBC News reported. Nathan Copeland can feel his fingers for the first time since a 2004 car crash left him paralyzed from the chest down, thanks to chips implanted in his...

  • Chicago Oct 11, 2016

    4 Qualities Explain Why Big Cities Are Healthier: Survey

    The American cities with the healthiest, happiest residents are Boston, San Francisco, Chicago, New York and Washington, D.C., according to a new survey that scored communities on important health measures, NBC News reported. While they may not shriek “healthy living,” they all have lots of sidewalks, parks and good public transportation, a report from Gallup and Healthways found. The four...

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