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Nikolas Cruz pleads guilty to 17 counts of murder in 2018 Parkland school shooting

Cruz, 23, also pleaded guilty to 17 counts of attempted murder in connection with the deadliest high school shooting in recent U.S. history.
Image: People are brought out of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after a shooting at the school that reportedly killed and injured multiple people
Image: People are brought out of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after a shooting at the school that reportedly killed and injured multiple people

New York City mandates Covid vaccine for all city workers

Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday on MSNBC that 100,000 workers have till Nov. 1 to receive their first dose before being placed on unpaid leave.
Image: A New York City Fire Department Bureau of Emergency Medical Services worker receives a Covid-19 Moderna vaccine in New York on Dec. 23, 2020.
Image: A New York City Fire Department Bureau of Emergency Medical Services worker receives a Covid-19 Moderna vaccine in New York on Dec. 23, 2020.
2h ago

Texas nurse convicted of killing 4 men with air injections

The Smith County jury deliberated for about an hour before finding William George Davis guilty of capital murder involving multiple victims.
Image: William George Davis
Image: William George Davis

Husband Larry Millete charged with murder of missing Chula Vista mom May 'Maya' Millete

The 39-year-old mother of three was last seen alive at her Chula Vista home on January 7, 2021.
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One state's anti-critical race theory law faces first federal lawsuit

The new law, which limits how schools discuss race and gender, violates students’ and teachers’ First and Fourteenth amendment rights, the lawsuit asserts.
Image: Anthony Crawford
Image: Anthony Crawford

'We refuse to become the vaccination police': In-N-Out closed in San Francisco after violating mandate

"We refuse to become the vaccination police for any government," a company official said.
Los Angeles Moves To Yellow Tier Of Reopening
Los Angeles Moves To Yellow Tier Of Reopening
4h ago

3 people killed, 2 injured in shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin

Kenosha was the site of a fatal shooting last year during protests over the police shooting of Jacob Blake.
Police respond to the scene of a shooting in Kenosha, Wis., on Oct. 19, 2021.
Police respond to the scene of a shooting in Kenosha, Wis., on Oct. 19, 2021.

Why some Americans are hesitant to get the Covid vaccine

More than 75 percent of American adults have received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, but vaccine hesitancy is still common in many parts of the country. NBC News NOW is joined by President of the American Psychological Association and Director of the Atlanta Center for Behavioral Medicine, Dr. Jennifer F. Kelly, to discuss why some Americans are still hesitant to get the shot.    
Why some Americans are hesitant to get the Covid vaccine
Why some Americans are hesitant to get the Covid vaccine

National Guard deployed to help Covid testing among students in Massachusetts

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has deployed the National Guard to help keep classrooms safe from Covid-19 as staffing shortages are impacting the state’s ability to test students for the virus. NBC News’ Rehema Ellis breaks down how the National Guard is helping get kids to school safely and why some school districts are pushing back against the governor’s plan. 
National Guard deployed to help Covid testing among students in Massachusetts
National Guard deployed to help Covid testing among students in Massachusetts

Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto has Covid, urges vaccines

The anchor learned of the test results after Monday’s episode of “Your World with Neil Cavuto," and wasn’t on the air Tuesday.
Neil Cavuto
Neil Cavuto

White House prepares Covid vaccine rollout for kids 11-years-old and under

The federal government is set to announce a partnership with the Children’s Hospital Association as part of the Biden administration’s plan to offer Covid-19 vaccines to children 11 years old and under. NBC News’ Heidi Przybyla breaks down whether the FDA is likely to approve the plan and when kids could start getting the shot. 
White House prepares Covid vaccine rollout for kids 11-years-old and under
White House prepares Covid vaccine rollout for kids 11-years-old and under