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Meet the 2017 TODAY Style Heroes

Meet the 2017 TODAY Style Heroes

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As part of "Wear What You Want" week, TODAY Style is celebrating 40 fearless, bold and influential men and women who don’t need permission to be who they are and wear what they want. (Click on the person to find out what makes them so special!)

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Ellen greets J.Lo wearing her famous plunging gown: 'I'm your understudy'

Ellen greets J.Lo wearing her famous plunging gown: 'I'm your understudy'

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Ellen DeGeneres loves a good gag, but she recently outdid herself when she greeted Jennifer Lopez wearing a costume of the famous Versace gown the superstar wore to the 2000 Grammys. On Monday, the "Ellen DeGeneres Show" host shared a clip of the shenanigans, which took place backstage at J.Lo's "All I Have" residency at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in La read more

McDonald's new juice box makes the Happy Meal a little healthier

McDonald's new juice box makes the Happy Meal a little healthier

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Beginning in November, the Happy Meal from McDonald's will be just a little less sweet — 11 grams less, to be exact. McDonald’s just announced that it will be replacing the Minute Maid apple juice box with Honest Kids brand organic apple juice box in its Happy Meals, which drops the drink calorie count from 80 to 35, drops the total carbs from 21 to 9, and slashes the sugar from read more

This is what it looks like when 6 women wear the same dress to a wedding

This is what it looks like when 6 women wear the same dress to a wedding

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Usually, a wedding includes several people dressed alike — the groomsmen and the bridesmaids. But over the weekend at a wedding in Sydney, Australia, six women who were not the bridesmaids showed up in nearly-identical dresses ... and it was a complete coincidence! Debbie Speranza was one of those guests, and posted the extraordinary photo on her Facebook page Sunda read more

Here’s how you can join the studio audience for Megyn Kelly TODAY

Here’s how you can join the studio audience for Megyn Kelly TODAY

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Come join our studio audience for Megyn Kelly TODAY, a new hour of TODAY launching this fall! What can you expect? Megyn Kelly TODAY brings more to your mornings with insightful stories, exclusive newsmaker interviews and tales of inspiration. Please request your tickets below for the chance to be in the studio audience. We hope to see you soon at Megyn Kelly TODAY! read more

Serve tender brisket, borscht and no-knead challah for Rosh Hashanah

Serve tender brisket, borscht and no-knead challah for Rosh Hashanah

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Chef and food writer Jamie Geller of Joy of Kosher shares a few of her favorite Rosh Hashanah recipes. She shows us how to make the easiest no-knead challah recipe, a tender brisket, shots of cold carrot-beet soup and roasted chicken with a sweet honey-scented apple chutney. This soup is refreshing and delicious! Chilled soups are chic and perfect for starting a heavy read more

Women with the same pregnancy disorder as Duchess Kate feel her pain

Women with the same pregnancy disorder as Duchess Kate feel her pain

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On her drive to work one day in 2010, Jennifer Fridy tightly clutched a Tupperware container in her lap. Every 10 to 15 minutes, Fridy, who was two months pregnant, tore open the lid, vomiting in it, then snapped it shut. “I started throwing up more and more. There was more and more stuff that I wasn’t able to keep down,” she told TODAY. “Just imagine throwing up every 10 mi read more

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Looking to win our Giveaway Every Day prize? You've come to the right place! Every morning, the TODAY's Take team will be giving away prizes to our viewers at home. Today, we're giving away designer smart watches from Fossil. Just fill out the form below for a chance to win! read more

Make a tasty Italian meal with arancini and baked sausage in the hole

Make a tasty Italian meal with arancini and baked sausage in the hole

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Chefs John and Tony Alberti join TODAY Food to make two twintastico Italian recipes. They're cooking up cheesy arancini rice balls with a sexy tomato sauce and putting an Italian twist on the English dish toad in the hole. We have many fond memories of making and eating arancini in Italy as children. These creamy, cheesy rice balls are great on their own but taste eve read more

7 must-know wine hacks for the savvy sipper

7 must-know wine hacks for the savvy sipper

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Danielle Tullo from Cosmopolitan.com stops by TODAY to share seven super easy and helpful hacks every wine lover should know. She shows us how to remove pesky cork pieces, quickly get rid of red wine stains, make a wine-infused grilled cheese sandwich and demonstrates the fastest ways to chill wine. No corkscrew? No stress! Use a plain old key to open a bottle of wine read more

Beauty Steals and Deals: Blow dryer, makeup kit, all-natural hair care and more

Beauty Steals and Deals: Blow dryer, makeup kit, all-natural hair care and more

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Jill’s Steals and Deals contains great deals offered by retailers to TODAY viewers. Follow TODAY on Facebook so you don’t miss any of these amazing offers! Please click on the following website links to be directed to the offers from the companies we featured, and be sure to read the details. Conditions and restrictions may apply. If you have any specific question read more

What Toys R Us filing for bankruptcy means for holiday shopping

What Toys R Us filing for bankruptcy means for holiday shopping

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Toys R Us filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday, but stressed that its stores and online marketplace will operate as usual during the upcoming holiday season. The company announced in a statement that its approximately 1,600 Toys R Us and Babies R Us stores worldwide will not be affected by the bankruptcy filing, easing fears that the biggest toy store chain in the wo read more

Bill O’Reilly speaks out in first TV interview since firing: ‘This was a hit job’

Bill O’Reilly speaks out in first TV interview since firing: ‘This was a hit

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Bill O’Reilly maintained his innocence against the multiple sexual harassment claims that led to him losing his job as Fox News’ most popular and lucrative show host, describing himself as the victim of a “financial hit job.” “If you look at the totality, this was a hit job — a political and financial hit job,” he told TODAY in his first television interview since he w read more

If fragmented sleep is wrecking your mood, you may need to go to bed later

If fragmented sleep is wrecking your mood, you may need to go to bed later

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Thanks to her job, Savannah Guthrie is obsessed with sleep. But that doesn’t mean she gets enough of it, especially with two young children and a 4 a.m. weekday wake-up call. “It is really rare that I fall asleep and stay asleep until my alarm goes off,” the TODAY anchor admitted. To illustrate just how much of her sleep gets interrupted every nig read more

Eva Mendes gets real about mom guilt: It's 'just kind of always there'

Eva Mendes gets real about mom guilt: It's 'just kind of always there'

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She's an actress, entrepreneur and clothing designer, but Eva Mendes is also a mother to two young girls, and like so many other busy parents, she finds balancing work and home life anything but easy. And no matter how she divides her time, one thing remains the same: mom guilt. "Oh my God, nobody warns you about the guilt that you feel when you do work!" Me read more

Trump threatens to 'total destroy' N. Korea

Trump threatens to 'total destroy' N. Korea

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UNITED NATIONS — President Donald Trump, in his first address to the United Nations, derided Kim Jong Un, North Korea’s leader, as a “rocket man” on Tuesday as the president warned that he may be forced to "totally destroy" the rogue nation. "If the righteous many do not confront the wicked few, then evil will triumph," Trump said, as he detailed the horrors of what he read more

5 things from Goodwill that may be worth big bucks

5 things from Goodwill that may be worth big bucks

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Earlier this summer, we told you about how vintage Pyrex may be worth big bucks. Perhaps you checked your cupboards or stayed on the lookout for these colorful pieces while perusing your local thrift store. But these aren’t the only blasts from the past you should be keeping your eye out for. There are plenty of other items people donate that can turn out to be diamonds in the rou read more

Chipotle is axing a menu item to make room for queso

Chipotle is axing a menu item to make room for queso

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Chipotle is playing with our minds. And our bellies! Last week they announced they were bringing queso on board nationally, which for cheese lovers was totally gouda (except for, you know, the hoards of people who think it's terrible). But now they've decided to slim down their menu by one item ... by chopping the chorizo out of our lives! Admittedly, when the Mexican read more

Calm down! Nicole Kidman kisses everyone on the lips

Calm down! Nicole Kidman kisses everyone on the lips

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All eyes were on Nicole Kidman when she shared a smooch on the lips with "Big Little Lies" co-star Alexander Skarsgard at the Emmys Sunday — including her husband's. But while that detail has had tongues wagging ever since then, we don't think Keith Urban really had any problem with the awards night affection. After all, Kidman has always been a kisser. read more

Keith Morrison dishes on being Matthew Perry's stepdad

Keith Morrison dishes on being Matthew Perry's stepdad

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To "Dateline" correspondent Keith Morrison, Matthew Perry is more than a friend — he's his stepson! That's right: Morrison, whose deep voice permeates "Dateline," has been married to Perry's mom, Suzanne, since 1981. And on "Watch What Happens Live" Monday night, he revealed a little about what it's been like to see him rise through the industry. read more

Wet clothes? The 1 thing you need to prevent mold

Wet clothes? The 1 thing you need to prevent mold

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In the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, many are returning to their homes to find much of their belongings — including their clothing — submerged in water. It can be hard to know where to begin, but Tide is helping victims make a clean start by offering complimentary laundry services via its Loads of Hope truck. While there, Larry Sanders, the Loads of Hope team leader at Mat read more

'Trading Spaces' revival is bringing back original designers — and Ty, too!

'Trading Spaces' revival is bringing back original designers — and Ty, too!

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The revival of "Trading Spaces" is shaping up to be a real blast from the past. Faithful fans of the design-swap show were already excited to learn that host Paige Davis is returning to her original role in the new production, but now there's even more good news. Some of the most popular — and the most polarizing — designers will be back on the show. And read more

'Trading Spaces' revival is bringing back original designers — and Ty, too!
'Trading Spaces' revival is bringing back original designers — and Ty, too!

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The revival of "Trading Spaces" is shaping up to be a real blast from the past. Faithful fans of the design-swap show were already excited to learn that host Paige Davis is returning to her original role in the new production, but now there's even more good news. Some of the most popular — and the most polarizing — designers will be back on the show. And read more

Chip and Joanna Gaines talk divorce rumors, fame and life in Waco
Chip and Joanna Gaines talk divorce rumors, fame and life in Waco

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Chip and Joanna Gaines went from humble beginnings to helming their own home improvement empire in just a few short years. Now they have an HGTV hit, a popular blog, a magazine, two books, their own marketplace and even a new line of products at Target. But success has brought something else their way: tabloid attention. They may not be A-list actors, but they're as f read more

Charleston victim's kin says trial exposed a 'radical truth' about racism
Charleston victim's kin says trial exposed a 'radical truth' about racism

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It didn't take long for Alana Simmons to forgive the man who murdered her grandfather and eight others at a South Carolina church. She did it so she could focus on more important things, like honoring the man she'd lost. Simmons got so absorbed in her mission that she never tried to understand the details of the massacre: how Dylann Roof, motivated by his hatred of black people, planned alone for read more

Friend of Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof sentenced to prison
Friend of Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof sentenced to prison

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CHARLESTON, S.C. — The only person with whom Dylann Roof shared his racist plot to massacre worshipers at a historically black South Carolina church was sentenced Tuesday to 27 months in prison for failing to report a crime and for lying to the FBI. Joey Meek cried at sentencing Tuesday in Charleston by the same federal judge who presided over Roof's trial, which ended in January with Roof bein read more

Charleston shooter Dylann Roof now on death row at Indiana facility
Charleston shooter Dylann Roof now on death row at Indiana facility

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Convicted church shooter Dylann Roof has been transferred to death row at Terre Haute Federal Prison in Indiana — the facility that houses male inmates awaiting execution under the federal government. Roof, the first person to be convicted of a federal hate crime and sentenced to the death penalty, was removed from custody in Al Cannon Detention Center in North Charleston, South Carolina, on Fr read more

Interactive map: see what your state is doing to tackle hazing
Interactive map: see what your state is doing to tackle hazing

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As universities and colleges work to combat hazing in campuses across America, laws treating hazing as a crime vary from state to state. Seventy-five percent of people said something needs to be done about hazing at fraternities and sororities, according to a new recent NBC News|SurveyMonkey poll. But 41 percent of people surveyed also said they believe hazing will always be present on college cam read more

Presidential advisory commissioners question educational initiatives' futures
Presidential advisory commissioners question educational initiatives' futures

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The groups charged with supporting the White House’s efforts to expand educational opportunities to communities of color are facing an unknown future without a renewed direction from the Trump administration. The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans, and the White House Initiative on Asian Amer read more

Protests Turn Violent in St Louis Following Not Guilty Verdict

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Protesters yell at law enforcement officers outside the old courthouse steps on Sept. 15, 2017 in downtown St. Louis, after a judge found a white former St. Louis police officer, Jason Stockley, not guilty of first-degree murder in the death of a black man, Anthony Lamar Smith, who was fatally shot following a high-speed chase in 2011.Protesters march through the city streets following a not guilt read more

Man questioned about deadly shootings of black men is freed from jail
Man questioned about deadly shootings of black men is freed from jail

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BATON ROUGE, La.— A 23-year-old white man whom police call a "person of interest" in the fatal shootings of two black men in Baton Rouge has been released from jail after his arrest on drug charges over the weekend. Baton Rouge Police Sgt. Don Coppola, a department spokesman, said Monday that Kenneth Gleason "has not been cleared" and remains a "person of interest" read more

Dylann Roof wants to fire Jewish, Indian lawyers
Dylann Roof wants to fire Jewish, Indian lawyers

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — A white supremacist who was sentenced to death in the 2015 massacre of nine black worshippers has told a federal appeals court he wants to fire his appellate attorneys because one of them is Jewish and the other is Indian. Dylann Roof filed the handwritten request himself Monday with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia. Roof further wrote that his attor read more

A quiet protest amid days of unrest in St. Louis
A quiet protest amid days of unrest in St. Louis

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Bruce Franks Jr. wanted a quiet protest. So the 33-year-old rapper and state representative sent out a few messages on Twitter and Facebook late Sunday and early Monday: Meet him first thing at 16th and Market streets in downtown St. Louis. From there, they'd begin their roughly half-mile silent march to City Hall. "What better way to show force?" Franks said. The arrest-free event read more

OpEd: Increasing opportunities that allow HBCUs to thrive
OpEd: Increasing opportunities that allow HBCUs to thrive

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In 1837, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania became the first Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in the United States of America. Today, there are 106 HBCUs across our nation, enrolling over 300,000 students each year. Throughout history, many of our nation’s greatest leaders have received degrees from HBCUs. Amongst the esteemed alumni are legendary authors, like Maya Angelou and read more

Study finds Asian-American characters 'tokens' on TV
Study finds Asian-American characters 'tokens' on TV

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LOS ANGELES — TV's Asian-American characters are so frequently slighted that even programs set in the biggest, most diverse cities leave them out of the picture, a new study found. For "Tokens on the Small Screen," professors and scholars at six California universities looked at 242 broadcast, cable and digital platform shows that aired during the 2015-16 season and tallied the number read more

Designer Yuna Yang’s New York Fashion Week runway is a platform for climate change
Designer Yuna Yang’s New York Fashion Week runway is a platform for climate change

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For her collection in this season's New York Fashion Week, designer Yuna Yang didn't want to focus on just creating beautiful clothes. She also wanted to raise awareness about climate change. “When [Trump] decided to exit out of the Paris Agreement, I was very confused,” Yang told NBC News. “Many people can argue about whether the President is good or bad, but climate change, that issue is read more

Widow of Kansas shooting victim temporarily lost resident status after husband's death
Widow of Kansas shooting victim temporarily lost resident status after husband's death

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The wife of a man from India killed earlier this year in an alleged hate crime can stay in the United States for now after she initially lost her residency rights following her husband’s death. Sunayana Dumala, whose 32-year-old husband Srinivas Kuchibhotla was killed at a Kansas bar in February, fell out of status because her permission to reside in the U.S. was tied to Kuchibhotla through mar read more

Advocates raise funds for Congressional Gold Medals honoring Filipino WWII vets
Advocates raise funds for Congressional Gold Medals honoring Filipino WWII vets

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Veterans' advocates are raising funds to cover the cost for replicas of a Congressional Gold Medal that is expected to be presented to Filipino and Filipino-American World War II veterans later this year. Former President Barack Obama signed the Filipino Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act into law in December 2016, honoring the more than 260,000 recognized Filipino veterans who read more

Writing helped save this former juvenile offender. Now he's helping jailed youth.
Writing helped save this former juvenile offender. Now he's helping jailed youth.

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Jimmy Wu had been behind bars for nearly a decade when he received heartbreaking news in 2005: His younger brother had developed a severe case of pneumonia that doctors said he was unlikely to recover from. “When I returned to my cell after that phone call, it was with an extremely heavy heart,” Wu, 37, told NBC News. “Being in that cell literally was driving me crazy with my own thoughts, read more

Six designers make U.S. debut at New York Fashion Week's 'Indonesian Diversity'
Six designers make U.S. debut at New York Fashion Week's 'Indonesian Diversity'

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Teti Nurhayati and Dina Fatima wanted to highlight the diversity and quality of fashion in their home country when they started Indonesian Fashion Gallery, a brick-and-mortar store in New York City last year. This New York Fashion Week (NYFW), the pair went a step farther, curating a fashion show featuring six Indonesian designers as part of NYFW’s First Stage, a new program for international d read more

Family of man killed by police just before graduation to sue sheriff
Family of man killed by police just before graduation to sue sheriff

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The family of a man shot dead by police in June plans to file a $20 million lawsuit against the Washington state sheriff’s office they say is responsible. Jeffrey Campiche, an attorney representing the family of Tommy Le told NBC News that Le’s family does not believe there was reason to use deadly force on the night Le, who was 20, was killed. At around midnight on June 13, the King County read more

Nonprofit merges hi-tech and high fashion to make clothes for people with disabilities
Nonprofit merges hi-tech and high fashion to make clothes for people with disabilities

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Seven years ago, Christina Mallon started to experience creeping paralysis in both her arms, which she said doctors have been unable to diagnose. Living alone in New York City, Mallon has been looking for things that could help her in her day-to-day life. “I need tools to allow me to be independent and keep up in this fast-paced environment,” she told NBC News. “The world isn’t set up fo read more

On Hispanic Heritage Month, what's there to celebrate? Latinos weigh in
On Hispanic Heritage Month, what's there to celebrate? Latinos weigh in

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WASHINGTON –The month that the nation celebrates its Latino roots is underway, but with the strained relationship between President Donald Trump and many in the Latino community, are people feeling celebratory? Hispanic Heritage Month began Friday a little over a week after hundreds of thousands of young immigrants, the majority of them Latino, were told the president was ending the deportation read more

#NBCLatino20: The Crusader, Desireé Hernández
#NBCLatino20: The Crusader, Desireé Hernández

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Her clients are not rich or powerful. She works in a basement office. Her team represents some of the most vulnerable people in our society. But Desireé Hernández is not afraid to take on the U.S. government when she believes a child has the legal right to remain in this country. As Director of Legal Services for the Safe Passage Project, Hernández manages a team providing free legal represen read more

Cuba mystery: What theories U.S. investigators are pursuing
Cuba mystery: What theories U.S. investigators are pursuing

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WASHINGTON — There must be an answer. Whatever is harming U.S. diplomats in Havana, it has eluded the doctors, scientists and intelligence analysts scouring for answers. Investigators have chased many theories, including a sonic attack, electromagnetic weapon or flawed spying device. Each explanation seems to fit parts of what's happened, conflicting with others. The United States doesn't eve read more

#NBCLatino20: Broadway's Professor, John Leguizamo

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He is a theater sensation, a movie star, a popular animated character, and a New York Times op-ed contributor. Now John Leguizamo is ready to teach audiences on the Great White Way all about Hispanic heritage. His latest one-man show, “Latin History for Morons” debuts on Broadway October 19. The inspiration for his show came, in part, from his son having been bullied at school, which reminded read more

Opinion: Under Trump, the Worst Hispanic Heritage Month Ever
Opinion: Under Trump, the Worst Hispanic Heritage Month Ever

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Last Wednesday, the White House issued a proclamation announcing the start of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 to October 15. But this year, some Latinos are wondering what we have to celebrate. For many Latinos, it is unsettling to approach Hispanic Heritage Month knowing that President Donald Trump generally holds us in low regard. Latinos’ relationship with Trump can per read more

Many DACA recipients face looming deadline with a steep fee, so donors step in to help
Many DACA recipients face looming deadline with a steep fee, so donors step in to help

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WASHINGTON – Groups and individuals are urgently raising money to help young immigrants meet an Oct. 5 Trump administration deadline to renew their permission to stay in the U.S., which costs $495 each. All across the country, immigration and community groups, and in the case of Rhode Island its governor, are providing “scholarships” and loans to cover the fee for immigrants to renew their read more

#NBCLatino20: The Park Ranger, Miguel Marquez

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For years, nature was Miguel Marquez’s escape from the rough streets of Oakland, California. Then it became his life. Marquez is a ranger with the U.S. National Park Service. He has worked at Kennilworth Aquatic Gardens and Anacostia national parks in Washington, D.C. and at Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas. Sporting a wiry, mountain man beard, Marquez embraces the nation’s system of ca read more

Harvard withdraws invitation to Chelsea Manning after CIA leaders revolt
Harvard withdraws invitation to Chelsea Manning after CIA leaders revolt

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The dean of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government said the college was withdrawing its invitation for Chelsea Manning to be a visiting fellow and apologized for extending the offer, which prompted a former CIA director and the current one to distance themselves from the university. Former CIA Acting Director Michael Morell earlier Thursday announced his resignation as a senior fellow at Harvard read more

New York Fashion Week’s "largest LGBTQ runway show" gets political
New York Fashion Week’s "largest LGBTQ runway show" gets political

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It was a night of tailored suits, briefs paired with clear rain coats, harnesses mixed with lace and plexiglass shawls. The 10 designers who presented at Thursday night’s dapperQ fashion show highlighting “queer style” represented an ethos of inclusion: Come as you are, in whatever style suits you best. For the fourth year in a row, the show boasted that it was the biggest LGBTQ-centric fas read more

Analysis: We must better address the needs of LGBT people with disabilities
Analysis: We must better address the needs of LGBT people with disabilities

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LGBT people with physical disabilities face unique challenges as compared to their able-bodied peers. Throughout their lives, these individuals are subjected to increased rates of childhood bullying, a lack of proper sexual education as teenagers and difficulties in receiving proper medical care as adults. Childhood Bullying “Homophobic, biphobic or transphobic (HBT) bullying is any form of bu read more

LGBTQ people are "nearly invisible" at the box office, a new report finds
LGBTQ people are "nearly invisible" at the box office, a new report finds

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Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer characters were "nearly invisible" in the films released by the seven major studios over the summer," according to a new report released by LGBTQ media advocacy group GLAAD. In an end-of-summer update to its annual Studio Responsibility Index, which gauges the presence and substance of LGBTQ characters in major studio films, the organiz read more

Chelsea Manning says she's not a traitor and tried to "make an ethical decision"
Chelsea Manning says she's not a traitor and tried to "make an ethical decision"

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NANTUCKET, Mass. — Chelsea Manning told a crowd at a "creative thinkers" conference in Nantucket that she's not a traitor as her critics have claimed and she did what she thought was the right thing to do. Manning is attending the annual conference for The Nantucket Project on Sunday in Massachusetts. The Nantucket Project is a venture founded to bring together creative thinkers to un read more

Opinion: "San Junipero’s" Emmy win says queer people can live happily ever after
Opinion: "San Junipero’s" Emmy win says queer people can live happily ever after

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Warning: For those who have not yet seen "Black Mirror: San Junipero," this op-ed includes spoilers! Girl meets girl in “San Junipero,” an episode in the third season of the Netflix dystopian sci-fi anthology series “Black Mirror.” In it, a shy bespectacled nerd named Yorkie meets the outgoing, vivacious Kelly in a club in San Junipero, a beach town where sometimes it’s the '8 read more

Georgia Tech student-activist shot dead by campus police
Georgia Tech student-activist shot dead by campus police

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An engineering student who was an LGBTQ activist was shot and killed by Georgia Tech campus police on Saturday night, officials said Sunday. The school identified the victim as Scout Schultz, 21, a fourth-year engineering student from Lilburn, Georgia, who police said was armed with a knife. Schultz, president of Georgia Tech's Pride Alliance, identified as non-binary and intersex and preferred t read more

"Shame List": Campus Pride names 2017's "absolute worst" schools for LGBTQ students
"Shame List": Campus Pride names 2017's "absolute worst" schools for LGBTQ students

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Nearly 140 colleges across the country have been identified as the “absolute worst campuses” for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer students by Campus Pride, a national organization that advocates for LGBTQ inclusivity and safety at U.S. colleges and universities. The organization released its second annual “Shame List” to bring negative attention to schools that are “not saf read more

Serbia's first openly gay prime minister attends Belgrade pride march
Serbia's first openly gay prime minister attends Belgrade pride march

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BELGRADE, Serbia — Serbia's first openly gay prime minister joined several hundred gay activists Sunday at a gay pride march that was held amid tight security in the conservative Balkan country. Holding rainbow flags, balloons and a banner reading "For change," pride participants gathered in Belgrade, the Serbian capital, before setting off on a march through the city. Many approached read more

Mike Flynn's son is subject of federal Russia investigation
Mike Flynn's son is subject of federal Russia investigation

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WASHINGTON — Michael G. Flynn, the son of President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, is a subject of the federal investigation into Russian meddling in the presidential election and possible collusion between Moscow and the Trump campaign, according to four current and former government officials. The inquiry into Flynn is focused at least in part on his work with his father's l read more

Huge Russian war games seek to highlight NATO's 'cracks'
Huge Russian war games seek to highlight NATO's 'cracks'

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LONDON — Russia kicked off what Western powers expect to be the country's largest military exercise since the Cold War on Thursday, a massive mobilization of forces that has triggered unease among U.S. officials and their allies in Eastern Europe. Land, sea and air units will be taking part in war games across a huge area encompassing western Russia, Belarus, the Baltic Sea and the Russian excl read more

Trump administration plans new sanctions against Iran
Trump administration plans new sanctions against Iran

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WASHINGTON — The Trump administration plans to announce new sanctions against Iran as soon as Thursday while also taking steps to preserve the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran for now by extending the sanctions relief in the accord, senior administration officials familiar with the matter said. The moves come in advance of President Donald Trump's first appearance at the United Nations General Ass read more

Despite Trump promises, still no plans for a Mexico border wall
Despite Trump promises, still no plans for a Mexico border wall

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WASHINGTON — President Trump made clear Thursday he is determined to get his wall. But his demands, and occasional threats to shut down the government over funding it, belie the stark reality facing his administration: Nine months into his presidency, there is no plan for constructing the kind of wall the president promised his voters for two years. A study Trump ordered in January on how to fu read more

Washington high school shooting suspect claims he was bullied
Washington high school shooting suspect claims he was bullied

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The teenager accused of gunning down a classmate and wounding three others at a Washington state high school told police he wanted "to teach everyone a lesson about what happens when you bully others." In court records released Thursday, 15-year-old Caleb Sharpe also divulged the last words Sam Strahan, the sophomore he is accused of killing Wednesday at Freeman High School in the town read more

U.S. calls ISIS fighter enemy combatant, reviving Bush-era term
U.S. calls ISIS fighter enemy combatant, reviving Bush-era term

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WASHINGTON — Almost nothing is publicly known about the American ISIS fighter who is now in the custody of the U.S. military, but one fact has already made the case extraordinary: The Trump Administration has declared him an enemy combatant, according to a military spokesman. Legal experts say it appears to be the first time that designation has been used since 2009, when the Obama administrati read more

Despite court order, DHS release names of just 22 Mar-a-Lago guests
Despite court order, DHS release names of just 22 Mar-a-Lago guests

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WASHINGTON — The Department of Homeland Security on Friday released the names of only 22 visitors to President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago property, despite being ordered to make its full visitor list public after being sued by watchdog groups. A judge had ordered that the names of all visitors to the club in Palm Beach, Florida, since Trump's inauguration be released by noon on Friday, a deadlin read more

Trump administration wants to increase CIA drone strikes
Trump administration wants to increase CIA drone strikes

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WASHINGTON — When President Donald Trump visited CIA headquarters in the first weeks of his presidency, he toured the secure floor where agency officers direct drone strikes against suspected terrorists, current and former U.S. officials told NBC News. Impressed by what he saw, Trump conveyed to incoming CIA Director Mike Pompeo and the assembled agency officers that he wanted them to take a mo read more

Meet the Latina who's gone to the ends of the Earth and knows everything about Latin American peppers
Meet the Latina who's gone to the ends of the Earth and knows everything about Latin American peppers

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It’s common when referring to an acclaimed contemporary food writer to compare them to Julia Child. But while eminent food historian and cultural anthropologist Maricel E. Presilla has certainly earned the accolade, she’s closer to a culinary Indiana Jones. Whether journeying to the basin of the Orinoco River to make casabe, preparing chuño (freeze-dried potatoes) with Andean women by the sho read more

What's your guess for the No. 1 killer globally?
What's your guess for the No. 1 killer globally?

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Heart disease is by far the No. 1 killer around the world, and much of it is caused by poor eating and other bad habits, researchers reported Thursday. The latest look at what is killing people around the world has a lot of good news, however. Infectious diseases such as the AIDS virus and malaria are killing fewer people and childhood death rates have hit a new low, the international team, led b read more

Equifax's ex-security head was college music major, scrutiny heightens
Equifax's ex-security head was college music major, scrutiny heightens

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Equifax's feet are being held to the fire — and that fire keeps getting higher. The beleaguered company announced Friday evening that its chief information officer, David Webb, and chief security officer, Susan Mauldin, had retired. A statement said Mark Rohrwasser would serve as interim CIO and Russ Ayres would be interim CSO. Since the breach, the now retired Mauldin's internet presence has read more

Icelandair has the answer to boredom on long flights: Live theater
Icelandair has the answer to boredom on long flights: Live theater

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Even with a kooky safety video and a variety of film offerings, long flights can still be boring. But Icelandair is trying something new: An 11-hour immersive theater production took place last week on a flight from London to New York, with an on-the-ground bonus performance during the layover in Reykjavik. “We’ve made theater in unusual places but never made a show that started in one count read more

"Big Little Lies" flexes femme muscle with eight Emmy wins
"Big Little Lies" flexes femme muscle with eight Emmy wins

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LOS ANGELES — The "fierce tribe" behind "Big Little Lies" has flexed some serious Emmy muscle as voters showered eight trophies on HBO's star-studded limited series. "Big Little Lies," shepherded by the production banners of stars Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman, offered a remarkable display of female clout in a project that touched a nerve with viewers in deal read more

Welcome to Shondaland: Rhimes partners with Hearst to launch new lifestyle website
Welcome to Shondaland: Rhimes partners with Hearst to launch new lifestyle website

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Ahead of the new seasons of her ABC #TGIT drama series “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal” and “How To Get Away With Murder,” prolific producer Shonda Rhimes and her team at Shondaland have partnered with Hearst and launched a new website, aptly called shondaland.com, to expand their brand in the digital space. Shondaland will be hosted by Hearst Magazines Digital Media’s proprietary cont read more

Rolling Stone for sale, legendary co-founder Jann Wenner says
Rolling Stone for sale, legendary co-founder Jann Wenner says

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Rolling Stone, the bible of rock 'n' roll for a half-century, is for sale, Jann Wenner, the magazine's swaggering co-founder, said Sunday. The New York Times first reported the intended sale of Wenner's 51 percent stake on Sunday. Wenner's company, Wenner Media, confirmed the report Sunday night, saying in a statement that it was looking at "strategic options ... to best position the brand f read more

Sean Spicer crashes Emmys to show he's in on the joke
Sean Spicer crashes Emmys to show he's in on the joke

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LOS ANGELES — Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer popped up on Sunday night's Emmy Awards to poke fun at himself. Spicer, the target of widespread ridicule after he insisted in January that the crowd at President Donald Trump's inauguration "was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period, both in person and around the globe" — despite news reporting and read more

Black comedians Lena Waithe, Donald Glover make Emmy history
Black comedians Lena Waithe, Donald Glover make Emmy history

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LOS ANGELES — It was a night of firsts for black comedians at the Emmys on Sunday. Lena Waithe made history as the first African-American woman to win for comedy writing, while Donald Glover became the first to win for comedy series directing. Waithe won for co-writing the "Thanksgiving" episode of "Master of None" with series co-creator and star, Aziz Ansari. Waithe has al read more

Cable viewers could lose ESPN and ABC in another contract dispute
Cable viewers could lose ESPN and ABC in another contract dispute

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Some cable subscribers may lose access to ESPN and the ABC network this fall if talks between Disney and cable company Altice USA break down. Altice, a French company, acquired the Cablevision systems in the New York tri-state area in 2016. Talks are getting down to the wire as the contract with Disney, which owns ESPN, ABC and several other channels, expires on Sept. 30, according to sources cl read more

New 'Fuller House' trailer for 3rd season will give you all kinds of nostalgia
New 'Fuller House' trailer for 3rd season will give you all kinds of nostalgia

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"Fuller House" fans, the Season 3 trailer is here — and this one marks a pretty major milestone. When the series returns to Netflix this Friday, it will mark 30 years to the day that the original "Full House" premiered on ABC. The trailer gives some hints of how the season kickoff will honor the anniversary. For starters, Uncle Jesse (John Stamos read more

Selena Gomez's kidney transplant a common risk with lupus
Selena Gomez's kidney transplant a common risk with lupus

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Pop star Selena Gomez revealed on Thursday that she recently underwent a kidney transplant because of her battle with the autoimmune disease lupus. The 25-year-old singer and actress shared the news on Instagram to explain to fans who may have been wondering why she was “laying low” over the summer. “So I found out I needed to get a kidney transplant due to my Lupus and was recovering. It read more

"Someone dropped the ball": Loved ones outraged at nursing home deaths
"Someone dropped the ball": Loved ones outraged at nursing home deaths

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Carolyn Eatherly and Linda Horton were like sisters. Eatherly, an only child who never married, lived with Horton for 20 years. But when Eatherly was diagnosed with Alzheimer's a decade ago, she had to move into a nursing home. She ended up in one in the town of Hollywood, Florida, about 20 miles north of Miami. For a year, Horton called Eatherly every week. Horton once visited the Rehabilitation read more

Man loses 80 pounds to donate part of liver to mom
Man loses 80 pounds to donate part of liver to mom

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After years of trying to slim down, Brian Bolduc suddenly had a powerful motivation to lose weight: his mother’s life depended on it. Rose Bolduc needed a new liver, but when Brian offered to be a living donor, he was stunned to find out he was too obese to qualify. Determined to help her — even as doctors were skeptical he could do it — Brian set out to become lighter and hea read more

White House names former NFL player Johnathan Holifield HBCU initiative director
White House names former NFL player Johnathan Holifield HBCU initiative director

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WASHINGTON — The White House announced Monday that former Cincinnati Bengals running back and tech entrepreneur Johnathan Holifield will lead its initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, a move that garnered praise from some who had expressed concern over the Trump administration's commitment to those schools. Speaking to a packed room of over 200 students, college presidents read more

Alabama GOP Senate candidate uses racial slurs in speech
Alabama GOP Senate candidate uses racial slurs in speech

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WASHINGTON — Roy Moore, the Republican front-runner in next week’s special Senate election in Alabama, referred to "reds and yellows fighting" in a campaign speech, a video shows. Moore, the ultra-conservative former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, lamented racial divisions in his remarks on Sunday. "We have blacks and whites fighting, reds and yellows fighting, De read more