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Obama: Baltimore Riots Should Prompt "Soul-Searching"

President Barack Obama said there is "no excuse" for the Baltimore riots, but he also said the entire country should be doing some "soul-searching," a day after that city was plunged into chaos. Baltimore’s rioters should be “treated as criminals,” Obama said, adding that the situation cannot be left to police. "They're not protesting. They're not making a statement. They're stealing," Obama said at an unrelated White House news conference alongside the Japanese prime minister. "It's a handful of people taking advantage of the situation." But Obama also said, in a long response to a question about the latest in a series of protests over young black men's deaths at the hands of police, that the problem wasn't a new one. "If we really want to solve the problem, we could. It would require everybody to say this is important, this is significant and that we just don't pay attention to these communities when a CVS burns, when a young man is shot or when his spine is snapped." Read »
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Could High Court Give GOP Escape Hatch on Marriage?

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Iran Seizes Cargo Ship; U.S. Navy En Route

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Nepal Aftershock Roils Pakistani Aid Plane Landing

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Saudi Arabia Says It Foiled Attack on U.S. Embassy

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015 at 7:44 AM

Supreme Court Set to Hear Same-Sex Marriage Arguments

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015 at 7:41 AM

White Supremacist to Plead Guilty in Jewish Site Killings

Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 9:43 PM

"Totally Destroyed": Earthquake Levels Nepal Historic Sites

The devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake on Saturday that left thousands dead in Nepal also damaged or destroyed several of the country's iconic sites, many with deep religious and historical significance and an economically vital role in the country's tourism industry, NBC News reported. As many as half of the country's historic sites — including three UNESCO world heritage sites — "are totally destroyed," a UNESCO representative told U.N. Radio. The damage is expected to put a dent in the country's tourism industry, a brutal hit to the poor mountain country's already ailing economy. As the death toll mounted, rescuers struggled to reach Nepal's more rural communities, where the earthquake leveled poorly-constructed homes were leveled and landslides threatened to bury whole villages. Read »
Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 8:29 PM

Students "Lost" as Corinthian Colleges Close

Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 7:11 PM

NASA Astronauts Mourn Earthquake Victims

Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 6:47 PM

Tectonic Clash Spurs Monster Nepal Earthquakes

Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 6:24 PM

Apple Surges on Blowout Earnings Report

Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 5:26 PM

Dead Newborn Girl Found at Ohio Sorority House

The body of a dead newborn girl was discovered in the garbage outside a sorority house at Muskingum University in Ohio, NBC News reported. The baby, who authorities said was only hours old, was found Thursday in a plastic bag outside the Delta Gamma Theta house, authorities told NBC affiliate WCMH. Investigators identified the baby's mother as a student at the school, WCMH reported. No charges were immediately filed. Read »
Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 4:10 PM

U.S. Veteran Survives Avalanche on Mount Everest

A Wisconsin man who was trying to become the first wounded veteran to ascend Mount Everest survived a deadly avalanche triggered by a massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal on Saturday, NBC News reported. Benjamin Breckheimer, who was injured by a bomb in Afghanistan in 2009, called his mother to say he survived the avalanche. "I'm a wreck," his mother, Mary Lyons, told NBC affiliate WBBH. "I'm glad that I got to talk to him." At least 18 people perished in the avalanche TEXTin the deadliest day in the mountain's history. Read »