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Two Best Friends Make a Difference
Third graders Jonah and Dylan are best friends. So when Dylan realized that Jonah suffers from a rare and incurable genetic condition, he decided to take matters into his own hands. Two years ago, he wrote an illustrated a book – “Chocolate Bar” – in the hopes of raising money for a research and a cure for his best friend’s disease. Now 8 years old, Dylan is closing in on his goal of $1 million.
Ebola Survivor Speaks to NBC News
NBC News freelance cameraman Ashoka Mupko is grateful to be alive and free of Ebola. Mukpo contracted the virus while working in Liberia, and he says he’s still feeling the effects of his battle with the disease. Still, he has no regrets. “Every breath I take, every step I take, is just a reminder of how valuable and precious life is,” he told NBC’s Kate Snow in an exclusive interview.
UNC Scandal Spans Two Decades
The University of North Carolina Tar Heels have a reputation for being among the best competitors in college sports, but the school is reeling after an investigation revealed the full scope of a major scandal. For nearly two decades, players and other students were given A’s and B’s in classes with no professors and no class time. About 3,100 students, nearly half of them athletes, benefited from these bogus classes.
Feds Urge Action in Air Bag Recall
Owners of 16 million recalled Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda, BMW and GM cars with potentially deadly air bags are being urged to take immediate action. Their Takata air bags could explode in an accident and spew metal shrapnel at drivers. Safety advocates say the defect has already led to four deaths, including an 18-year-old girl killed in her high school parking lot.
Voter to Obama: 'Don't Touch My Girlfriend'
While casting an early vote in Chicago, President Obama met a couple at the polling place, and some teasing ensued when a joking boyfriend told the president of the United States, “Don’t touch my girlfriend.” See how the commander in chief responded.