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Tribute to fashion icon André Leon Talley

André Leon Talley passed away this week at the age of 73. NBC News’ Joshua Johnson pays homage to Talley as he came from the segregated South to New York City to turn his dreams of fashion into reality. 
Tribute to fashion icon André Leon Talley
Tribute to fashion icon André Leon Talley

Mask regulations in schools trigger controversy among parents  

The controversy over masks in school continues as one district is under fire after a teacher taped a mask to a student’s face and at a Virginia school board meeting a parent said she’d bring a loaded gun to the school if her children were forced to wear a mask. NBC News’ Vaughn Hillyard has more on the story.
Mask regulations in schools trigger controversy among parents  
Mask regulations in schools trigger controversy among parents  
19h ago

Feds declare hostage standoff at Texas synagogue an act of terrorism, hate crime

For more than 10 hours, suspect Malik Faisal Akram held four hostages, including a rabbi, at Congregation Beth Israel. He was fatally shot by FBI agents.
Image: Texas Synagogue Holds Healing Service After Recent Hostage Situation At Synagogue
Image: Texas Synagogue Holds Healing Service After Recent Hostage Situation At Synagogue
19h ago

Florida man pleads guilty to threatening to kill, behead Pelosi, Ocasio-Cortez

In some of the calls, the 60-year-old warned of “all-out war” and a “civilian army,” according to a plea agreement.
Image: Pelosi Introduces Select Committee On Economic Disparity And Fairness Of Growth
Image: Pelosi Introduces Select Committee On Economic Disparity And Fairness Of Growth
20h ago

Bodycam footage released of teen who died after being restrained at Wichita juvenile center

Kansas officials released body camera footage of the 17-year-old foster child who became unresponsive while being restrained facedown for more than 30 minutes.
Image: A still from police bodycam shows Cedric Lofton being taken into custody.
Image: A still from police bodycam shows Cedric Lofton being taken into custody.
20h ago

Tesla driver charged with manslaughter in deadly Autopilot crash raises new legal questions about automated driving tech

A Tesla Model S driver accused of crashing his car while Autopilot was activated had run a red light and slammed into a Honda Civic, killing its occupants.
A Tesla Model S on display at Brussels Expo on Jan. 9, 2020, in Brussels.
A Tesla Model S on display at Brussels Expo on Jan. 9, 2020, in Brussels.
20h ago

Wall Street has worst week since the start of the pandemic

Investors have grown increasingly worried about rising inflation and how aggressive the Federal Reserve might be in raising interest rates to tamp it down.
Markets Open After Losing Ground On Wednesday
Markets Open After Losing Ground On Wednesday
20h ago

Georgia pastor, wife charged with false imprisonment after people found in locked basement

Investigators determined that the eight people in the basement, all with mental or physical disabilities, or both, were “essentially imprisoned against their will.”
Curtis Keith Bankston and Sophia Simm-Bankston were running the unlicensed "group home" out of their rented Griffin, Ga., house.
Curtis Keith Bankston and Sophia Simm-Bankston were running the unlicensed "group home" out of their rented Griffin, Ga., house.

D.A. says no charges filed in the death of Cedric Lofton

Body cam video was released this week in the case of Cedric Lofton, a Black teenager who died in police custody last year in Kansas. NBC News’ Maura Barrett reports on how the district attorney is now saying that there are no charges being filed despite the cause of death being called a homicide.  Warning: Viewers may find some of the video disturbing. 
D.A. says no charges filed in the death of Cedric Lofton
D.A. says no charges filed in the death of Cedric Lofton

How a Russia-Ukraine conflict could affect gas prices in the U.S.

The potential invasion in Ukraine’s future could lead to war, lives lost, and international crisis with one main aspect being its economic impact. NBC News’ Hallie Jackson explains the looming impact as well as the effect on how much Americans could pay for gas a result of a Russia-Ukraine conflict. 
How a Russia-Ukraine conflict could affect gas prices in the U.S.
How a Russia-Ukraine conflict could affect gas prices in the U.S.

U.S. stock market has worst week since 2020

The U.S. stock market closed with their worst week since 2020 with the Dow off 450 points, S&P down 85 points, and the Nasdaq dropping over 2%. NBC News’ Kristina Partsinevelos joins the show to discuss why the market’s performance is the worst since the onset of the pandemic. 
U.S. stock market has worst week since 2020
U.S. stock market has worst week since 2020