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Body camera video captures L.A. police sergeant saving choking toddler 

Body camera video captured the dramatic rescue of an LAPD sergeant’s quick thinking and actions to save a choking toddler. NBC News’ Tom Llamas has more on the story. 
Body camera video captures L.A. police sergeant saving choking toddler 
Body camera video captures L.A. police sergeant saving choking toddler 

Stormy Daniels’ former attorney Michael Avenatti will represent himself in criminal trial

Michael Avenatti, the attorney who represented adult film actress Stormy Daniels, is now facing his own criminal trial. NBC News’ Tom Winter reports on how Avenatti will be representing himself during the wire fraud trial with former client Daniels. 
Stormy Daniels’ former attorney Michael Avenatti will represent himself in criminal trial
Stormy Daniels’ former attorney Michael Avenatti will represent himself in criminal trial

Women share dating stories about viral ‘West Elm Caleb’ on Tik Tok

The hashtag “West Elm Caleb” now has more than 60 million views on Tik Tok as women are accusing the unnamed man of serial dating and “love bombing.” NBC News’ Joshua Johnson is joined by New York Times Technology Reporter Taylor Lorenz to discuss how these viral campaigns can spin out of control through social media apps. 
Women share dating stories about viral ‘West Elm Caleb’ on Tik Tok
Women share dating stories about viral ‘West Elm Caleb’ on Tik Tok
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Video shows Houston patrol vehicle fatally strike 75-year-old man's car

Family members of Charles Payne have accused Houston Police Officer Christopher Cabrera of speeding.
Image: Houston police car crash
Image: Houston police car crash

Moderna starts trial on omicron-specific Covid booster in adults

The company says antibodies that can fight omicron begin to wane 6 months after a booster shot of the original vaccine.
A health worker administers a Moderna Covid-19 vaccination in Immokalee, Fla., on May 20, 2021.
A health worker administers a Moderna Covid-19 vaccination in Immokalee, Fla., on May 20, 2021.

National LGBTQ group GLSEN appoints first Black, nonbinary executive director

Melanie Willingham-Jaggers said GLSEN will continue to empower LGBTQ students as they push for safer schools amid continued culture wars.
Melanie-Willingham-Jaggers.
Melanie-Willingham-Jaggers.
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NJ political consultant pleads guilty in murder-for-hire plot in the 2014 slaying of an associate, feds say

Sean Caddle admitted to exchanging thousands of dollars with co-conspirators who are alleged to have fatally stabbed his longtime associate. He was released on $1 million bond, officials say.
Police car in Jersey City, N.J., Dec. 12, 2019.
Police car in Jersey City, N.J., Dec. 12, 2019.
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Teenage girl arrested in New Mexico carjacking that turned fatal

Anna Bella Dukes, 18, is charged with murder, kidnapping, tampering with evidence and conspiracy and two counts of armed robbery.
Albuquerque police took Anna Bella Dukes into custody on Jan. 24, 2022, in connection with the killing last year of Elias Otero in New Mexico.
Albuquerque police took Anna Bella Dukes into custody on Jan. 24, 2022, in connection with the killing last year of Elias Otero in New Mexico.

Denver nonprofit turns guns into garden tools

The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives has tracked a surge in violent crimes directly related to the rise of gun sales in the U.S. NBC News’ Maura Barrett explains how one nonprofit in Denver has come up with a creative solution to get guns off the street. 
Denver nonprofit turns guns into garden tools
Denver nonprofit turns guns into garden tools
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California schools speak out against student’s ‘racist comments’ during basketball game

Laguna Hills High School said it has taken action over the "unacceptable" incident last week.
Laguna Hills High School.
Laguna Hills High School.
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23 people accused in $1M insurance scam based on fake auto accidents in U.S. and Canada

A total of 138 charges were filed, including wire fraud, mail fraud, conspiracy to commit health care fraud and conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding.
The U.S. Courthouse in Richland, Wash.
The U.S. Courthouse in Richland, Wash.