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Haiti gang leader threatens to kill kidnapped missionaries in video

Seventeen missionaries from the U.S. and Canada were abducted Saturday. The 400 Mawozo gang has been asking for $1 million per hostage.
Image: Aerial of Christian Aid Minsitries headquarters
Image: Aerial of Christian Aid Minsitries headquarters
5h ago

ACLU alleges discrimination after Hawaii police handcuff Black 10-year-old girl

"I’m disheartened to know that this day will live with [my daughter] as a memory forever," the child's mother wrote in a letter shared by the ACLU.
Image: Honowai Elementary School in Waipahu, Hawaii.
Image: Honowai Elementary School in Waipahu, Hawaii.

Seven Black playwrights take center stage on Broadway

For the first time seven Black playwrights have shows running on Broadway. This news comes after many have pushed for more diversity on and off the stage. NBC News' Ron Allen has more.
Seven Black playwrights take center stage on Broadway
Seven Black playwrights take center stage on Broadway

CDC expands eligibility for Covid booster shots, endorses ‘mix and match’ approach

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky signed off on booster shots for both the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccines.
Cole Smith receives a Moderna Covid-19 vaccine shot from clinical research nurse Tigisty Girmay at Emory University's Hope Clinic in Decatur, Ga.
Cole Smith receives a Moderna Covid-19 vaccine shot from clinical research nurse Tigisty Girmay at Emory University's Hope Clinic in Decatur, Ga.
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Wisconsin preschooler missing since mother was slain is found dead

Major Harris' mother was found killed last week, and the suspect in her death apparently died by suicide days later, police said.
Image: Major P. Harris
Image: Major P. Harris

Texas nurse convicted in murder of multiple patients

Prosecutors say William George Davis injected several patients with air following heart surgeries and at least four patients died. NBC News' Morgan Chesky has more.
Texas nurse convicted in murder of multiple patients
Texas nurse convicted in murder of multiple patients

Soldier surprise: Father dresses as referee to surprise son at football game

Major Fred Grooms Jr. returned home from deployment to surprise his son Fred Grooms III at his high school football game in Helena, Alabama. NBC News' Tom Llamas has more.
Soldier surprise: Father dresses as referee to surprise son at football game
Soldier surprise: Father dresses as referee to surprise son at football game

Jamie Lee Curtis’ daughter recalls coming out to her parents as transgender

“It was scary — just the sheer fact of telling them something about me they didn’t know,” Curtis' daughter Ruby said.
Jamie Lee Curtis attends The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Opening Gala on Sept. 25, 2021, in Los Angeles.
Jamie Lee Curtis attends The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Opening Gala on Sept. 25, 2021, in Los Angeles.

Video appears to show California teacher mocking Native Americans

A California teacher was placed on administrative leave after a student captured video of the teacher mocking Native Americans to teach a math problem. NBC News' Priscilla Thompson reports.
Video appears to show California teacher mocking Native Americans
Video appears to show California teacher mocking Native Americans
6h ago

Rapper Flavor Flav faces domestic battery charge, police say

Officers said they responded this month to a report of a domestic disturbance in Henderson, Nevada, southeast of Las Vegas.
Image: Flavor Flav
Image: Flavor Flav
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Woman killed on set of Alec Baldwin film 'Rust' in prop gun incident

A second crew member on the New Mexico set was injured. Production on the film has been halted.
Image: Aerial footage shows an old church that appeared to be blocked off at the scene.
Image: Aerial footage shows an old church that appeared to be blocked off at the scene.