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Here are the top 6 stories we are following Friday morning at NBC News:
1. Christie's bridge scandal saga continues
As New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie scrambles to contain the fallout from the bridge-closure fiasco, more dirt may leak out Friday within the 907 pages of documents turned over by a Port Authority appointee. Read more in POLITICS.
Stephen Colbert sees a bright side:
2. Chemical spill in West Virginia contaminates water
Nine counties and up to 300,000 people were told not to use the water after a highly toxic chemical was leaked into a river. Many residents are rushing out to stock up on bottled water since the supply company has not specified a cleanup timeframe. Read more in NEWS.
3. Indian diplomat ordered to leave U.S.
The Indian deputy consul whose arrest and strip-search in New York touched off a diplomatic spat between the U.S. and India was flying home Friday after being ordered to leave the country. Read more in NEWS.
4. The Golden Globes are Sunday
The fact that the Golden Globes features booze — unlike their more conservative cousin, the Oscars — often results in more spirited acceptance speeches, among the good reasons to tune in Sunday on NBC. Read more in ENTERTAINMENT.
5. Three Americans killed in Afghanistan
An "aircraft mishap" in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday left two service members and one civilian dead. The "mishap" follows a helicopter crash that killed six Americans in late December, which U.S. officials revealed Thursday was caused by an enemy explosion. Read more in NEWS.
6. The flu shot won't give you the flu
Many are reluctant to get a flu vaccination because they think it could make them sick. While the flu shot is an injection of a dead flu virus, it won't bring on the flu, NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman explains. Watch more in HEALTH.