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David Firestone 14h
In March, NBC News revealed how many public housing residents were dying from carbon monoxide leaks. Today (of all days) HUD began the process of requiring CO detectors in all public housing. via
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Internet Best Friends—lots of us have them, few of us meet them IRL. They’re a kind of friendship that only exists online, but does that make IBFs very different from IRL friends?
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Can an IBF become an IRL friend? In this episode of our series NEW SLANG exploring most-searched words in 2018, we look at the nature of chat, fandom, communication and identity with help from and :
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🚨🚨🚨LAST DAY TO VOTE in the ! We'd really appreciate your support
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ICRC Southern Africa Apr 16
Our 5-part documentary series The Missing - a collaboration with is nominated for a Webby award. Watch it here: Vote here:
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Our mothers and fathers took care of us, so how will we take care of them when the time comes?
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NBC Left Field Apr 16
’s chaupadi tradition, which secludes women in dark huts during menstruation, is responsible for dozens of deaths each year. A new generation of women is trying to do away with the practice, but they have to overcome hundreds of years of tradition
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NBC Left Field Apr 16
We're in the midst of a sleep deprivation epidemic on a global scale—and with really significant consequences:
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NBC Left Field Apr 16
has been consistently ranked among the top 3 happiest countries in the 🌍But as the pressure to strive for more happiness intensifies, a Danish author argues that a healthier approach might be to reject the self-help craze and learn to say NO
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NBC Left Field Apr 15
"I think it would be weird if my kids would use cash." has been rapidly moving toward a cashless economy. Nowadays, most banks in Sweden no longer handle cash & Swedes are using an app called Swish for payments. WATCH:
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NBC Left Field Apr 15
Congratulations to everyone competing in the today! Think you could run the race in sandals? Meet Lorena Ramirez, an ultra-marathon runner, who competes in sandals in 100K races. How does she do it??
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NBC Left Field Apr 14
What's behind the rise of the word "incel"? In this episode of our series NEW SLANG exploring most-searched words in 2018, we look at how we talk about and identify hate groups:
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Wuilly Arteaga became known as a resistance symbol during the 2017 deadly protests in for playing his violin amid the chaos & tear gas. After authorities jailed and tortured him, he decided to seek asylum in the US
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"These are some of the last wild spots we have left." The US government is clearing strips of land inside wildlife habitats for endangered animals, birds and butterflies as part of President Trump's promised border wall between the United States and Mexico
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NBC Left Field Apr 13
What happens to a community after a rural hospital closes? When a car crashed outside of tiny Tonopah, Nevada, volunteer EMS workers raced to the scene in minutes. But ever since Tonopah’s hospital closed, the town is now hours away from the nearest ER
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NBC Left Field Apr 12
Zimbabweans have historically sought opportunities in neighboring South Africa, home to Africa’s strongest economy. But getting work visas is difficult, so many opt for irregular border crossings, including crossing the crocodile-infested Limpopo River
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NBC Left Field Apr 12
Although police in have all but stamped out meth production in the state by restricting access to the ingredients used to make it, they say they are now seizing cheaper and purer meth that's mostly coming from Mexico. Watch the full video:
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NBC Left Field Apr 11
People are sometimes compelled to google a word’s definition for terrible reasons. So what's behind the rise of the word "incel"?
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NBC Left Field Apr 11
The and have been nominated for the for our heart-breaking series The Missing. Please vote for us and help us spread the word about these important stories:
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NBC Left Field Apr 11
What's behind the rise of the word "incel"? In this episode of our series NEW SLANG exploring most-searched words in 2018, we look at how we talk about and identify hate groups: (with help from and )
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