Lives interrupted: Hurricanes left kids scrambling for normal

In Texas and Puerto Rico, Harvey and Maria upended life for all, but perhaps none more so than teenagers still balancing the demands of school, home and family.

In the chaos of Venezuela, a daughter fights for her father’s life

With no medicine and a crippled health system, a family loses hope in the country they love.

Does America Need Another Prison?

Letcher County was once sustained by a coal industry that now hardly exists.

Influenza virus

Flu Frenzy

A century after the "Spanish flu" pandemic of 1918 left millions dead, this season has proved to be one of the worst in a decade. In an age of lifesaving vaccines and advanced medicines, why is the flu such a big killer?

A boy bikes past destroyed cars and houses in a neighborhood

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.

Clyde Sampson has been a maintenance mechanic at the Navajo Generating Station for five years. Like many of the other workers there, Sampson says a shutdown might force him to hit the road to find work.

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.

Deal Island Wildlife Management Area at high tide shortly after sunrise.

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.

Rasmi Moussa at graduation

Faces of the Future

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

British Army Soldiers check vehicles near the border with the Republic of Ireland during The Troubles in December 1985.

Old Border, New Worries

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

alarm clock next to bed

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.

Eight hours of aircraft movement at LAX International Airport

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.

illustration of individual getting booked

Post Bail

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

spacesuit

The Making of an Astronaut

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

bullet being fired

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.

Donald Trump Inauguration

First 100 Days

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

icons representing Zika's spread

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.

people beneath an American flag

Democrats: Left in the Lurch

The curious decline and uncertain future of the Democratic Party

Donald Trump

How Trump Won

His populist message proved everyone wrong

illustration of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump

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.

Dawn Hawkins cooks at home

The City: Prison’s Grip on the Black Family

The City: Prison’s Grip on the Black Family

Faded glory, chipping away on this shed in Harney County, Oregon.

The Heartland: Life and Loss in Steel City

Industrial luster tarnished in a cutthroat global economy

Thomas Webb

The Wrong Man

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

Donald Trump

Beyond Trump

What will the Republican Party look like after 2016?

A Party Divided

How Donald Trump emerged from decades of GOP tension

Father, son and doctor

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.

Donald Trump at a podium

United States of Trump

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

prison entrance

Conviction

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

construction stake in the ground

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.

Cosby accusers

The Cosby Accusers Speak

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

stormy sky

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.