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Sinclair 'did not fully disclose facts' on Tribune merger, FCC claims

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The FCC has delt a serious and potentially fatal blow to Sinclair's bid to acquire Tribune.

Top U.S. intel official Coats wishes Trump hadn't met alone with Putin

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DNI Dan Coats told Andrea Mitchell that he also doesn't know what Trump and Putin said to each other in Helsinki.

#BreakThePatent: How HIV activists are going after Gilead's PrEP patent

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Activists are pushing the government to "march in" and break the pharma giant's Truvada patent.

Midwest farmers take trade woes, frustrations to Capitol Hill

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With harvest time looming and prices dropping, farmers appeal to Congress to end the White House-backed trade wars.

Top Stories in last day

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Fortnite has pulled in more than $1 billion, report says

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People aren't just playing Fortnite either. Viewers watched about 580 million hours of game action in May.

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Trump criticizes Federal Reserve for rate hikes, breaking with tradition

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The White House quickly released a statement, noting that Trump "respects the independence of the Fed."

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Nielsen won't say whether Russian meddling favored Trump

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However, the DHS secretary said it would be "foolish" to think Russia stopped meddling in U.S. elections.

Sunken Russian warship may carry $130B worth of gold

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The Shinil Group says it hopes to hoist the ship from its depth of more than 0.25 miles within months — but not everyone's convinced there's a treasure.

Olympic figure skating medalist Denis Ten stabbed to death

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Ten's bronze at the Winter Olympics in Sochi in 2014 made him Kazakhstan's first medalist in figure skating.

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Why hasn't Mueller subpoenaed Trump yet? He may not need to

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There are several reasons why Mueller may decide to forgo a presidential grand jury subpoena altogether.

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How volcano 'voiceprints' could help predict eruptions

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Volcanologists are using a new technique to hear a volcano's internal "music."

Disney wins: Comcast bows out of Fox bidding

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The bidding war for Fox is over, but Comcast plans to continue its efforts to acquire a major British TV service.

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Putin says Trump summit was 'successful,' claims 'forces' push rivalry

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In his first comments since his meeting with the president, Russia's leader says his country is "open to contacts with the U.S."

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Sedated babies, code words: Inside Europe's people-smuggling networks

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NBC News met Zubair Nazeri in Serbia and tracked him for a year as he repeatedly tried to reach the West.

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Why the Kawhi Leonard acquisition make the Raptors legit contenders

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The Raptors are swinging for the fences next season with the addition of Kawhi Leonard, who has made it clear he does not want to stay in Toronto.

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Hundreds of Nigerian soldiers unaccounted for after attack, officials say

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Islamic militants disguised as Nigerian soldiers entered an army base and opened fire.

08

Israel adopts divisive Jewish nation-state law

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Although the law is largely symbolic, critics say the legislation is racist in origin and verges on apartheid.

05

FBI Director Wray hints that he considered resigning

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Asked by NBC News' Lester Holt at the Aspen Security Forum if he ever thought about quitting his job, FBI chief Chris Wray said, "I'm a low-key, understated guy, but that should not be mistaken for what my spine is made out of."

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Baltimore bans sugary drinks from kids' menus

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"The science is clear that a major contributor to childhood obesity is sugary drinks," said Baltimore health commissioner Dr. Leana Wen.

Thursday, Jul 19

Trump's EPA rolls back Obama-era coal ash regulations

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Environmental groups say drinking water could be affected by new Trump administration rules on coal waste. A court challenge was being weighed.

Firefighters struggle to contain fire near Yosemite National Park

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The wildfire began Friday night and was only 5 percent contained by Wednesday afternoon.

Initiative to split California into three parts removed from ballot

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Proponents of the proposition have said that splitting the state into three would lead to better federal representation from lawmakers.

Wednesday, Jul 18

Prosecutors: Russian agent tried to trade sex for influence

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Previously, the FBI had said Butina was trying to establish relationships with a "gun rights organization," which NBC News has reported is the NRA.

E.U. hits Google with record $5 billion fine in Android antitrust case

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The penalty is the highest ever imposed on a company for breaching E.U. rules.

José was reunited with his son — but the 3-year-old is not the same

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"When I was reunited with my son, he just kept looking at me, crying. He wouldn’t talk to me," a father from Honduras said.

Inside the last Blockbuster video store in America

In 2004, the world was home to about 9,000 Blockbuster outlets. By 2013, the last remaining corporate-owned stores had closed, but privately owned locations were able to license the Blockbuster brand.

Tuesday, Jul 17

Former wrestlers sue Ohio State University over alleged abuse

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Coaches and administrators were "repeatedly informed" of Strauss's serial sexual abuse, according to the complaint.

Mueller wants to give immunity to five secret Manafort witnesses

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The special counsel wants to keep the names secret so the witnesses are not harassed.

Police capture possible serial killer in Houston

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"Our community can breath [sic] a sigh of relief this morning," Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo tweeted in response to Rodriguez's capture.

Woman survives week on remote beach after plunge off California cliff

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While driving through Big Sur, 23-year-old Angela Hernandez lost control of her car and drove off a 250-foot cliff on July 6. She stayed alive until by chance, hikers discovered her seriously injured.

Monday, Jul 16

Mob slaughters 300 crocodiles in Indonesia following death of local man

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The mass killing was in retaliation after a villager was recently killed by crocodile.

CVS apologizes after police called over black customer's coupon

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The two employees who were involved are "no longer employed by CVS Health," the company said in a statement on Monday.

Elon Musk called a Thai cave rescuer a 'pedo' — now he might face legal action

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Cave explorer Vern Unsworth said Musk's mini-submarine device was a "PR stunt."

Sunday, Jul 15

Trump's Brexit advice was to sue the E.U., British leader reveals

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Trump told reporters at a joint press conference with May on Friday that he had given the British leader a suggestion that she found too “brutal.”

Passengers furious at Ryanair after pressure drop forces landing

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German police said 33 of the 189 passengers on board were taken to a nearby hospital after complaining of headaches, ear pain and nausea.

Nicaragua students freed from church after night of violence; 2 dead

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Months of unrest pitting pro-government forces against protesters has claimed some 300 lives.

Jaguar escapes New Orleans zoo habitat, kills animals before recapture

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"In over a 100-year period, we've never had any incident like this," the Audubon Nature Institute CEO said.