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The BARCS animal shelter in Baltimore was emptied of dogs in just six hours on Saturday during NBC's pet adoption drive — one of numerous shelters cleared as people across the country came forward to take in homeless animals.
"Empty cages!" the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter wrote on Facebook in a post that showed shelter workers waving goodbye from the cages. "All of these doggies found homes today during Clear the Shelters."
Thirty-seven dogs went to new homes and another 35 adoptions are pending, the applications competed but the animals still needing to be spayed or neutered.
Six other shelters in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas were also cleared, with 2,894 animals adopted on Saturday.
In all, more than 40,000 animals have been adopted as part of Clear the Shelters this month. Pet owners who mentioned the campaign during the adoption process were included in NBC's count.
Hillary Clinton introduced running mate Tim Kaine as "a progressive who likes to get things done," joining the Virginia senator in the crucial battleground state of Florida to help kick off next week's Democratic National Convention.
Clinton said Kaine cares more about making a difference than making headlines, and is "everything that Donald Trump and Mike Pence are not." She also described Kaine as a fighter.
"Make no mistake. Behind that smile, Tim has a backbone of steel. Just ask the NRA," said Clinton in reference to Kaine's fights against the gun-lobbying group "in their own backyard."
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It was her ears!
Mandy Rickman visited an animal shelter in the rural Maryland along the Eastern Shore by chance today. She had just finised grocery shopping when she decided to stop by a shelter to look for a playmate for her dog at home.
She walked into the Baywatch Animal Shelter when a partial litter of puppies were let out of a kennel. Rickman focused right in on a brown dog named Maggie with big ears. The 4-month-old puppy had traveled all night from a kill shelter in Florida before landing in Baywatch's care.
Historians of the presidential horse race have plenty of mud to wade through, from Watergate to railroad bribery, and plenty of sex scandals in between.
But this year's election offers something new: Donald Trump appears to be the first nominee of a major political party in modern memory to be the subject of ongoing litigation, according to presidential experts.
"I don't know of any other litigation involving a major candidate for election," Columbia University scholar Henry F. Graff told NBC in an email, when asked about the fraud lawsuit over Trump University that's set to be heard in November.
Suicide bombings in the capital of Afghanistan Saturday killed at least 80 people and injured more than 230, many of whom were taking part in a political demonstration, authorities said.
The blasts occurred in Dehmazamg Square near the Kabul Zoo on the main road to Parliament, Health Ministry spokesperson Ismail Kawosi told NBC News.
Three suicide bombers worked in tandem in the attacks, according to the Ministry of the Interior. While one bomb was detonated, a second bomb exploded prematurely and a third bomber was shot dead by police.
The protesters, mostly ethnic minority Hazaras, were marching to demand that their impoverished home province be included in a major new electricity line, according to The Associated Press.
It was not immediately clear who was behind the bombings.
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The 18-year-old gunman who killed 9 people and injured 27 others in the German city of Munich was obsessed with mass shootings, police said Saturday. Investigators searched the unnamed man's home, which he shared with his parents and a brother, overnight and revealed he had "looked intensively" at the subject of "shooting rampages," NBC News reported. A book titled "Rampage in Head: Why Students Kill" was found among the suspect's belongings, but "no indication" that he was linked to extremist groups such as ISIS. They believe he acted alone. It also appeared that the attacker had hacked a young woman's Facebook account and posted a message to lure people to the mall for a free meal, police investigator Robert Heimberger told journalists. Seven of the nine who were killed during the Friday evening rampage were themselves teens, officials announced. Three were female.
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Call it the United Sweats of America. A heat wave spreading across the country is leaving few places to hide. Not even the cool of night.
For the first time in more than 20 years, the Climate Prediction Center map is shades of one color: orange for above normal temperatures.
The map usually varies, showing places where there is a greater chance for above or below normal temperatures or equal chances. But the outlook for August, September and October is for above normal everywhere.
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Authorities in central Pennsylvania say a 4-year-old child died after being left in a car for several hours in downtown Williamsport.
Police dispatched to the scene at about 3:30 p.m. Friday reported that upon the arrival of emergency personnel, the child was removed and first aid was administered.
The child, whose identity and gender weren't released, was rushed to Williamsport Regional Medical Center but was pronounced dead on arrival.
The WNBA has withdrawn its fines for teams that showed support of citizens and police involved in recent shootings by wearing black warmup shirts before games.
Russia has invited secessionists from Northern Ireland, Scotland, and those from Spain and Italy for a conference, according to NBC News.
“Our goal is to consolidate efforts based on international legal standards [and] to achieve the very democracy the European Union and the United States talk about, but [the democracy] in its true meaning," Alexander Ionov, head of the Anti-Globalist Movement of Russia, which is organizing the event, told NBC News.
One of the international standards he referred to is a nation’s right for self-determination — part of the United Nations’ chapter.
Western leaders and Russia experts say the Kremlin supports separatist parties to destabilize groupings such as NATO and the EU to thwart U.S. missile installations that Moscow sees as a threat to security.
They say Moscow also uses these movements as leverage in its political agenda and to push for the lifting of Western sanctions against Moscow after its annexation of Crimea.
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Almost a third of college students say they’ve taken part in practices dubbed “drunkorexia,” according to a recent study, NBC News reported.
That’s the name for behaviors such as skipping meals or heavy exercising to offset calories from binge drinking, or to pump up alcohol’s buzz. The study, conducted by a research assistant at the University of Houston, found that the behaviors were just as common in men as they were in women.
The survey found that 80 percent of students engaged in at least one of the following behaviors: cutting back on food and increasing exercise; engaging in bulimic-type behaviors such as vomiting after eating or taking laxatives; boosting exercise or eating less to offset calories from drinking.
Previous research showed that 40 percent of college students drink heavily at least once a month. The researcher said a cultural shift in men being more worried about their appearance may have led to the rise in the behavior.
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Hundreds of animal shelters are partnering with NBC Owned Television Stations and Telemundo to help find loving homes for deserving animals as part of the second nationwide Clear the Shelters adoption event. Use #ClearTheShelters to join the conversation on social media!
Parrie Henderson-O'Keefe's son Peirman has a surprise waiting for him for his 16th birthday: an iguana named after a rare Pokemon character that he met at an animal shelter in Washington, D.C.
He took to the 2-year-old iguana, Charizard, as soon as he saw her at the Washington Humane Society-Washington Animal Rescue League on Thursday, scratching her neck as she shed an old layer of skin. She crawled onto his shoulder when he picked her up.
The shelter is one of more than 680 shelters participating on Saturday in Clear the Shelters, a nationwide pet adoption drive sponsored by NBC Owned Television Stations and Telemundo.
Among the other more unusual animals adopted Saturday were chickens, a pigeon, two fire-bellied toads, ferrets, rabbits, parakeets, guinea pigs and mice.
Which countries have the most gold medals? And how much does it cost to host an Olympic Games? Get ready for the Rio Olympics – and the answers to those and many other Olympic-related questions – with this series of graphics. Click here for the visualization.