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1h ago

Lawsuit seeks $1M after Michigan teacher cuts biracial girl's hair

A teacher at Ganiard Elementary in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, cut 7-year-old Jurnee Hoffmeyer's hair without her parents' permission.
Image: Jurnee Hoffmeyer
Image: Jurnee Hoffmeyer

Imports, sales of fake Covid vaccine cards skyrockets across U.S.

Imports and sales of fake Covid-19 vaccine cards are booming in the U.S., with customs and border control saying they’ve stopped counting how many packages containing counterfeit cards are coming in from overseas. NBC News’ Kevin Collier breaks down where most of these fake vaccine cards are coming from and how authorities are tracing them.
Imports, sales of fake Covid vaccine cards skyrockets across U.S.
Imports, sales of fake Covid vaccine cards skyrockets across U.S.

NYC restaurant hostess attacked after asking diners for proof of vaccination

Cellphone footage obtained by NBC New York shows a brawl outside Carmine's on the Upper West Side.
Image: Carmine's restaurant i
Image: Carmine's restaurant i

North Carolina health workers struggle with ‘emotional strain’ of surging Covid cases

Hospitals in North Carolina have been forced to set up Covid-19 triage tents outside health care facilities as doctors and nurses in the state deal with the highest caseloads since the early days of the pandemic. NBC News’ Chris Jansing is in Raleigh, North Carolina, to explain how the surge in cases in impacting health workers and how state leadership is responding. 
North Carolina health workers struggle with ‘emotional strain’ of surging Covid cases
North Carolina health workers struggle with ‘emotional strain’ of surging Covid cases

World's largest tree wrapped in fire-resistant blanket due to threat of California wildfires

The General Sherman Tree in Sequoia National Park’s Giant Forest was wrapped for protection against the possibility of intense flames, officials said.
Image: KNP Complex Fire
Image: KNP Complex Fire
10h ago

Suspect arrested in slayings of 4 found in Wisconsin cornfield

Darren Lee McWright is charged in Dunn County with four counts of hiding a corpse after the bodies were found in an abandoned SUV.
Image: The Dunn County Sheriff's Department is investigating the shooting of four people from Minnesota, in Wisconsin, on Sept. 12, 2021.
Image: The Dunn County Sheriff's Department is investigating the shooting of four people from Minnesota, in Wisconsin, on Sept. 12, 2021.
10h ago

T.I., wife Tiny won't face sex assault charges in L.A.

A woman this year claimed that she was sexually assaulted in 2005, and the district attorney's office said the statute of limitations had expired.
Image: Rapper T.I., Pandora at SXSW
Image: Rapper T.I., Pandora at SXSW
11h ago

Colorado's Polis marries longtime partner in first same-sex marriage for a sitting governor

Gov. Jared Polis and Marlon Reis married on Wednesday after 18 years together.
Rabbi Tirzah Firestone, center, officiates a traditional Jewish wedding ceremony for Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, left, and his partner, Marlon Reis, in Boulder, Colo. on Sept. 15, 2021.
Rabbi Tirzah Firestone, center, officiates a traditional Jewish wedding ceremony for Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, left, and his partner, Marlon Reis, in Boulder, Colo. on Sept. 15, 2021.
14h ago

Gabby Petito was on a road trip with her fiancé when she disappeared. Here's what else we know.

Police say Brian Laundrie is a “person of interest” in her disappearance and has been uncooperative in the investigation.
Gabrielle Petito and Brian Laundrie.
Gabrielle Petito and Brian Laundrie.

Arrest made in 2012 murder of UNC student Faith Hedgepeth

Miguel Enrique Olivares, 28, was arrested in connection to the 2012 beating death of UNC-Chapel Hill student Faith Hedgepeth.

Millions expected to start holiday shopping early during widespread supply shortages

With ongoing supply shortages and shipping delays due to Covid, an estimated 51 million holiday shoppers plan to start buying gifts this month. To limit crowds, retailers like Target are promoting deals over several weeks instead of one day. 
Millions expected to start holiday shopping early during widespread supply shortages
Millions expected to start holiday shopping early during widespread supply shortages