Year in Pictures: 2017

Devastating natural disasters, the first year of the Trump administration, a total solar eclipse, and the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Lighting the West, dividing a tribe

For almost half a century, America’s largest native reservation relied on coal: for jobs and economic vitality. Now the coal era on the Navajo reservation appears near an end.

How to Save a Sinking Island

Stories of the Deal Island locals and their fight with the rising sea level destroying their homes. The peninsula is expecting and preparing for future disasters.

Faces of the Future

Stories from Generation Z, the first wave to enter adulthood following President Trump's election.

Old Border, New Worries

“The Troubles” in Northern Ireland are over, but worries about a physical border with the Irish Republic remain.

A Guide to Better Sleep

Sleep deprived or fighting insomnia? Learn how to improve bad sleeping habits and become a morning person with our guide to better sleep.

Airplane Mode

Narrower seats, emotional support animals, cabin class divides and overhead departments galore. An odd new era in air travel has some Americans tweeting mad.

Post Bail

America’s justice system runs on the exchange of money for freedom. Some say that’s unfair. But can data fix it?

The Making of an Astronaut

A rare and privileged look into the world of astronauts and spaceflight that few have ever seen.

Journey of a Bullet

When a bullet is fired it travels at 2,500 ft. per second laying waste in its path. These are the stories of six men and women coping after traumas suffered from Iraq to the streets of Chicago.

First 100 Days

We talked to historians, activists, and White House veterans to evaluate President Trump’s progress at his first major benchmark.

Zika: Year 1

The Zika virus came seemingly out of nowhere and broke all the rules. Here’s a look at the plot twists during the first year of the virus – and where it’s going next.

Democrats: Left in the Lurch

The curious decline and uncertain future of the Democratic Party

How Trump Won

His populist message proved everyone wrong

Life of a Ballot

What happens after a voter casts a vote? NBC News asks Hamilton County, Ohio about absentee ballots, vote counts and more.

The City: Prison’s Grip on the Black Family

The City: Prison’s Grip on the Black Family

The Heartland: Life and Loss in Steel City

Industrial luster tarnished in a cutthroat global economy

The Wrong Man

Thomas Webb survived a false conviction, but freedom failed him. Then he met his accuser.

Beyond Trump

What will the Republican Party look like after 2016?

A Party Divided

How Donald Trump emerged from decades of GOP tension

The Healers

In a small hospital in Kabul, doctors and nurses struggle to keep pace with a rush of civilians wounded in a deteriorating civil war.

United States of Trump

An inside look at the voters who took over the Republican Party


An original, twelve-episode digital documentary series from the producers of Dateline NBC.

A Texas Pipeline’s Controversial Path

A pipeline planned for the remote Big Bend region of Texas is dividing communities in this state built on the oil and gas industry.

The Cosby Accusers Speak

Twenty-nine women who accuse the comedian of inappropriate sexual behavior tell their stories to NBC’s Dateline

Send In The Weathermen

A new generation of combat meteorologists make critical weather forecasts for military operations in some of the most hostile places on Earth.