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Wednesday, Dec 27, 2017 at 05:45 AM CST

US's Virtual Shooter Training Program Expands to Teachers

US's Virtual Shooter Training Program Expands to Teachers

The shooter rapidly fires through the front doors of an elementary school with an assault rifle and blasts his way down the hallway. Screaming children are running for their lives or frozen in fear. Teachers...

Monday, Dec 25, 2017 at 09:41 AM CST

Why Board Games Can Bring Out the Worst in Us

Why Board Games Can Bring Out the Worst in Us

When the presents are all unwrapped and the breakfast spread gobbled up, holiday revelers often turn to the time-honored tradition of board games — and can be left stewing and sulking, NBC News' Better...

Saturday, Dec 23, 2017 at 01:54 PM CST

Kmart to Pay $32.3 Million to Settle Whistleblower Lawsuit

Kmart to Pay $32.3 Million to Settle Whistleblower Lawsuit

Kmart Corp. has agreed to pay $32.3 million to settle allegations its pharmacies caused federal health programs to overpay for prescription drugs by not telling the government about discounted prices.

Friday, Dec 22, 2017 at 10:13 PM CST

Most of Those Enrolled in 'Obamacare' Are in Trump States

Most of Those Enrolled in 'Obamacare' Are in Trump States

Americans in states that Donald Trump carried in his march to the White House account for more than 4 in 5 of those signed up for coverage under the health care law the president still wants to take down. An...

Friday, Dec 22, 2017 at 07:24 PM CST

Toxic Trouble: Hundreds of Superfund Sites Face Flood Risks

Toxic Trouble: Hundreds of Superfund Sites Face Flood Risks

Anthony Stansbury propped his rusty bike against a live oak tree and cast his fishing line into the rushing waters of Florida's Anclote River. When he bought a house down the street last year, Stansbury says he...

Thursday, Dec 21, 2017 at 09:41 AM CST

Cookies for Santa: A Breakdown of Christmas Calories

Cookies for Santa: A Breakdown of Christmas Calories

Between holiday parties, baking cookies for Santa, and office treats, the holidays can be a time for celebration through food. But do you know how many calories you are actually consuming with those holiday...

Thursday, Dec 21, 2017 at 08:52 AM CST

Allergic to Christmas? Some Say Trees Cause Reactions

Allergic to Christmas? Some Say Trees Cause Reactions

It's being called "Christmas tree syndrome." Apparently mold in real evergreens can cause allergic reactions like coughing, wheezing and chest pains. Lolita Lopez reveals what to do about it on...

Thursday, Dec 21, 2017 at 07:23 AM CST

Soaring Overdose Deaths Cut US Life Expectancy for 2nd Year

Soaring Overdose Deaths Cut US Life Expectancy for 2nd Year

U.S. deaths from drug overdoses skyrocketed 21 percent last year, and for the second straight year dragged down how long Americans are expected to live. The government figures released Thursday put drug deaths...

Thursday, Dec 21, 2017 at 07:37 AM CST

Nearly Half Say Health Care Is Top Problem for 2018: Poll

Nearly Half Say Health Care Is Top Problem for 2018: Poll

As President Donald Trump completes his first year in office, Americans are increasingly concerned about health care, and their faith that government can fix it has fallen. A new poll by The Associated...

Wednesday, Dec 20, 2017 at 09:11 AM CST

Couple Has Baby From Embryo Frozen 24 Years Ago

Couple Has Baby From Embryo Frozen 24 Years Ago

A baby conceived in 1992 has finally been born a generation later, NBC News reported. Emma Gibson was frozen as an embryo and donated to a faith-based clinic in Knoxville that specializes in embryo donation and...

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