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DEA head sounds alarm on deadly counterfeit pills sold on social media

In her first television interview, DEA Administrator Anne Milgram says already this year, 9 million counterfeit pills have been seized, more than the last two years combined. She tells Kate Snow that social media platforms are not doing enough to stop this problem, specifically among young people. 
DEA head sounds alarm on deadly counterfeit pills sold on social media
DEA head sounds alarm on deadly counterfeit pills sold on social media

Murders and violent crime up in 2020, FBI data reveals

The FBI revealed that murder jumped 29 percent in 2020 compared to the year before — the biggest increase since it began tracking the data six decades ago. Overall violent crime was up almost six percent.
Murders and violent crime up in 2020, FBI data reveals
Murders and violent crime up in 2020, FBI data reveals

Deadly Amtrak train derailment under investigation

Three people were killed and dozens injured when an Amtrak train suddenly derailed in Montana. The NTSB says the train was equipped with a safety feature to virtually prevent all derailments caused by human error. The rail had passed inspection days earlier, according to BNSF.
Deadly Amtrak train derailment under investigation
Deadly Amtrak train derailment under investigation
2h ago

Ford boosts electric vehicle industry with $11.4 billion investment

"We're on the cusp of a revolution," Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford tells "NBC Nightly News."
Image: Bill Ford, chairman of Ford Motor Co.
Image: Bill Ford, chairman of Ford Motor Co.
2h ago

U.S. detains 14 Mexican soldiers who accidentally crossed border

One was cited for possessing marijuana for personal use, and they were all returned to their home country within hours.
Image: U.S. border agents briefly detain 14 Mexican soldiers in El Paso
Image: U.S. border agents briefly detain 14 Mexican soldiers in El Paso
3h ago

6-year-old who died on Colorado amusement park ride was sitting on top of seatbelts

A state probe into the death of Wongel Estifanos at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park found operators and a safety system failed to notice she wasn't buckled.
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Glenwood Springs, Colo.
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Glenwood Springs, Colo.
4h ago

Person of interest found dead in search for Miya Marcano, missing Florida college student

A man whom she had "rebuffed" was found dead of an apparent suicide, officials said, and loved ones fear the worst.
Image: Miya Marcano
Image: Miya Marcano
4h ago

Son of Carnegie Mellon University president dies in 'drowning accident' in Pittsburgh river

It isn't clear why Thomas Jahanian, 28, was in the Monongahela River on Saturday.
River Rescue responded to the south side of the Mon River for reports of a male who was observed going under the water before 1:45 p.m.
River Rescue responded to the south side of the Mon River for reports of a male who was observed going under the water before 1:45 p.m.
5h ago

FBI data show surge in murders in 2020

More than 21,500 murders were reported last year, according to the FBI's annual Uniform Crime Report.
New York City police officers gather near the site of shooting in the Brooklyn borough of New York on June 4, 2020.
New York City police officers gather near the site of shooting in the Brooklyn borough of New York on June 4, 2020.

D.C. police department faces lawsuit from 10 Black female officers

NBC News’ Janelle Griffith reports on the details of the lawsuit and how the D.C. police department has responded.
D.C. police department faces lawsuit from 10 Black female officers
D.C. police department faces lawsuit from 10 Black female officers

Singer Kelly Price says she was recovering from Covid, wasn't missing

"At some point, they lost me," the Grammy-nominated R&B and gospel singer said. It was unclear if Price was vaccinated.
Kelly Price performs in Miami on May 8, 2016.
Kelly Price performs in Miami on May 8, 2016.