A heart-stopping video of a train barreling down with two women on the tracks and a little girl grappling with some big questions are just two of Nightly News’ most intriguing stories this week.
Close Call With a Train
Two women trespassing on a railroad bridge in Indiana narrowly escaped death when a train came speeding toward them. The train’s security camera caught it all, including what they did to get out of harm’s way.
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Video of a little girl lamenting the sad realities of life has gone viral. Sadie, 5, sobs when she realizes her 3-month-old brother will grow up, and she can’t stand the thought of how short life is for all of us. It’s a must-watch for all those grappling with how fast life speeds by.
Deadly Skin Cancer Rates Soar
There has been an alarming 200 percent spike in melanoma cases since 1973, many of them among teens and young adults. This week, the acting Surgeon General warned that skin cancer is now a “major public health problem."
Bill Clinton: ‘I Could Have Killed’ Bin Laden
Chilling new audio released this week shows former President Bill Clinton talking just hours before the 9/11 attacks about his missed chance to kill Osama Bin bin Laden.
“And I’m just saying, you know, if I were Osama bin Laden – he’s a very smart guy, I’ve spend a lot of time thinking about him. And I nearly got him once,” Clinton said in Melbourne, Australia, one day before the world changed.
Brian Williams Announces Allison Williams’ New Gig
In a proud father moment, Brian Williams reported that his daughter Allison Williams will play the role of Peter Pan in NBC’s upcoming live broadcast.
“Family members confirm that she’s been rehearsing for this role since the age of three and they look forward to seeing her fly,” he said.