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(Undated) -- Alaska is the latest state to have a same-sex marriage ban struck down. A federal judge ruled today the state's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional. Today's decision by U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Burgess comes less than a week after the 9th U.S. Circuit...
(Undated) -- A new survey shows many Americans aren't doing enough to keep themselves healthy as cold and flu season approaches. Conducted by restroom fixture makers Bradley Corporation, the poll finds that 70 percent of respondents admit they've skipped the soap while washing...
(Undated) -- Many Americans are observing Columbus Day today. It's the anniversary of the day in 1492 when Italian explorer Christopher Columbus arrived in the Americas. In 1968 President Lyndon Johnson signed legislation establishing Columbus Day as a federal holiday to be...
(Undated) -- Turkey says it does not have a deal to let U.S. and allied planes launch airstrikes against ISIS from a Turkish air base. Sources in the Turkish prime minister's office said today that talks on a deal are continuing. Those sources also told reporters that Turkey and...
(Dallas, TX) -- A Dallas hospital is temporarily shutting down its Emergency Department because of the Ebola virus. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas officials also say they're triple-checking their full compliance with updated CDC guidelines. A Texas Health nurse was...
(New York, NY) -- What had been a voluntary quarantine is now mandatory for an NBC news crew and they can thank Dr. Nancy Snyderman. The network's medical correspondent was spotted getting takeout at a restaurant near her New Jersey home, violating a voluntary quarantine after...
(Undated) -- The U.S. is observing Columbus Day today. It's the anniversary of the day in 1492 when Italian explorer Christopher Columbus landed in the Americas. In 1968, President Lyndon Johnson signed legislation establishing Columbus Day as a federal holiday to be celebrated...
(Undated) -- The parents of an American held hostage by ISIS are speaking despite a threat that speaking publicly will result in their son being beheaded. Paula Kassig tells NBC's "Today" they were sent an audio recording of her son Peter Kassig a few weeks ago. Peter changed...
(Washington, DC) -- The CDC is investigating how a Dallas nurse who cared for the first person to die of Ebola in the U.S. became infected. On NBC's "Meet the Press," Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases speculated the nurse might have...