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'Why would we wait?': Sisters face Jolie cancer dilemma
Angelina Jolie’s revelation this week that she’d had both breasts removed to lower her risk of cancer came as a bombshell to many -- but not to three sisters from Berkeley Heights, N.J. Cathy Balsamo, Cindy Lepore and Patti Broccoli have spent the past year grappling with the dilemma that Jolie faced: What to do when a genetic mutation means you’ve got a sky-high chance of breast or ovarian cancer?
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Woman pleads for life on 911 call, police come 50 minutes later
The family of Dallas woman Deanna Cook is outraged it took police almost one hour to respond to her call for help, while she was being attacked allegedly by her ex-husband while on the phone with 911. Cook’s family discovered her body two days later. The family says her death exposes a larger problem – a broken emergency response system that fails to take domestic violence seriously, especially in minority neighborhoods. Kate Snow’s full report airs Friday, May 17 at 10pm/9CDT on NBC’s Rock Center with Brian Williams.
Breaking Barriers: U.S. minority leaders
From the first Hispanic governor (in 1853) to the first African-American to be elected president, learn about how ethnic barriers have been broken in the United States through the years.