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A police officer in Florida died from his injuries Saturday, a day after his colleague was killed when a suspect fired at them during a scuffle while they were on patrol. The suspect was later arrested at a bar.
Sgt. Sam Howard died Saturday afternoon at a hospital where he had been taken following Friday night's attack in Kissimmee, Florida, located south of the theme park hub of Orlando.
Officer Matthew Baxter died Friday night, a short time after authorities say he was shot by 45-year-old Everett Miller.
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Civilian researchers say they have located the wreck of the USS Indianapolis, the World War II heavy cruiser that played a critical role in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima before being struck by Japanese torpedoes.
The sinking of the Indianapolis remains the Navy's single worst loss at sea. The fate of its crew — nearly 900 were killed, many by sharks, and just 316 survived — was one of the Pacific war's more horrible and fascinating tales.
The expedition crew of Research Vessel Petrel, which is owned by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, says it located the wreckage of the Indianapolis on the floor of the North Pacific Ocean, more than 18,000 feet (5,500 meters) below the surface, the U.S. Navy said in a news release Saturday.
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As a wave of U.S. cities have moved to topple their Confederate statues in the wake of violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, Richmond — which was once the capital of the Confederacy — could become the next flashpoint in the debate over what to do with its monuments.
In the heart of Richmond, five statues depicting Confederate figures line a two-mile stretch of Monument Avenue, NBC News reported. The monuments are of Robert E. Lee, J.E.B. Stuart, Stonewall Jackson, Jefferson Davis and Matthew Fontaine Maury.
On Wednesday, Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney pointedly reversed course and announced that he felt the Confederate statues should be removed. The marked change came days after the deadly protest in Charlottesville, where a woman was killed and 19 others were injured after a driver slammed his car into counter-protesters as white nationalists rallied against the planned removal of a Confederate monument.
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Clear the Shelters, the third annual pet adoption drive sponsored by the NBC- and Telemundo-owned television stations, culminated Saturday with more than 900 shelters participating in 76 communities across the country. More than 60,000 animals have found homes since this year’s event was launched in the last month. More than 20,000 adoptions were made on Saturday alone.
To encourage families to find a new pet, whether puppies, older cats, rabbits or iguanas, all of the participating animal shelters and rescue organizations reduced or waived adoption fees.
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A former New York City police officer, whose claims of police corruption in the 1970s were chronicled in an Al Pacino movie, joined dozens of current and former officers Saturday at a rally in support of getting quarterback Colin Kaepernick a job in the National Football League.
The former San Francisco 49ers player became a controversial figure last year after he refused to stand for the national anthem in what he called a protest against oppression of people of color.
He opted out of his contract in March and became a free agent, but so far, no NFL teams have signed him for the upcoming season.
A man proposed to his girlfriend inside of a Taj Mahal made out of sand on the Jersey Shore this weekend.
The groom-to-be, Amit, contacted The Bikini Boys (of sand sculpture Chris Christie fame) and asked if they could build a Taj Mahal for the big proposal.
On Saturday afternoon, Amit unveiled the Taj Mahal to his bride-to-be.
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An Italian father who saved his children's lives but lost his own. An American celebrating his first wedding anniversary. A Portuguese woman celebrating her birthday with her granddaughter.
These were some of the 14 people from around the world killed in vehicle attacks in Barcelona and the nearby seaside resort of Cambrils on Thursday and early Friday. They spanned generations — from age 3 to age 80 — and leave behind devastated loved ones. The victims — who also include over 120 people wounded in the attacks — come from nearly three dozen countries.
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The friendship between former President Barack Obama and former Vice President Joe Biden is being immortalized in a new show titled "Barry & Joe: The Animated Series", created by director and writer Adam Reid, NBC News reported.
In the trailer of the adult animated sci-fi sitcom, Obama and Biden travel back in time after the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump, with the mission to alter the course of history and save the future.
Barry and Joe, as they are affectionately called in the series, are guided through history's ups and downs by present day astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. Tyson appears in the form of an augmented reality that only they can see.
Reid launched a fundraising page to produce the sitcom on Kickstarter, with a goal of $100,000 to produce the prologue show open and a mini episode pilot.
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Valeria Syanchuk should have been celebrating her 18th birthday on Thursday, but instead the Bergen County, New Jersey resident took cover in a cafe with her mother and grandmother moments after a driver plowed into one of Spain’s most popular destinations.
What should have been a joyous celebration turned into hours of horror and uncertainty, she said. This was her first visit to Barcelona, and terrorism was not on her mind.
Did you rescue a pet at Clear the Shelters this weekend? How about having a breed reveal party?
My husband and I adopted our pup, Rosie, after working Clear the Shelters last year.
We adore her and people are always asking what breed she is. So, we swabbed her cheek and sent her DNA off to a company called Wisdom Panel to find out (there are other options, too)!
We were so excited to reveal the results that we decided to follow the gender reveal model and had a breed reveal party!
Each of the more than 47,000 pets adopted as part of this year's Clear the Shelters event has a special story, and this is no exception.
A man named John arrived at the Bergen County Animal Shelter in New Jersey looking for a nice, quiet dog for a companion friend.
Shelter volunteers had been hoping to find a forever home for a little chihuahua mix who had at BCAS for a long time.
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Steve Bannon, senior strategist to President Donald Trump, is leaving the administration, agreeing with Trump's chief of staff that Friday would be his last day in the role, the White House announced. Bannon also returned to his previous post as Executive Chairman of Breitbart News.
His departure comes in the wake of the deadly violence at a Virginia white nationalist rally and after reports that his position was precarious amid tensions with other members of the Trump administration. Bannon is the latest top adviser to leave the White House, following Trump's first national security adviser, chief of staff and press secretary, along with two directors of communications.
Tux the dog, who stole our hearts after his Friday morning appearance on "Today in LA," has found a forever home.
The large black dog first captured our attention when NBC Los Angeles reporter Jonathan Gonzalez asked him for a sound byte early Thursday morning. The dog responded with a bite of his own, and snagged the wind screen off Gonzalez's microphone.
On Saturday, Tux was recognized as "the dog who bit the microphone" and cheered after he walked out of the Pasadena Humane Society sporting a red bandana on a leash held by his new owner.
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Acknowledging that he has become a "political distraction," President Donald Trump has decided to skip the festivities surrounding the annual Kennedy Center Honors arts awards later this year, the White House announced Saturday amid the continuing fallout over Trump's stance on last weekend's white supremacist demonstration in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The Kennedy Center said it respected Trump's decision and the show will go on.
Trump and first lady Melania Trump reached their decision Friday, a White House official said, the same day that the entire membership of the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities resigned in protest over Trump's remarks about Charlottesville. The official was not authorized to publicly discuss internal deliberations and insisted on anonymity to comment.
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When 92-year-old Dr. Fergie Reid was a young man growing up in Richmond, he resented the massive statues of Confederate leaders lining Monument Avenue. But Reid says black people knew better than to speak out.
"If you complained, they'd probably put you in jail," said Reid, who was Virginia's first black state lawmaker since Reconstruction.
Virginia has come a long way since then. Once the home of the capital of the Confederacy and the hub of the segregationist movement known as massive resistance, Virginia has been eager to reinvent itself as a more diverse, tolerant and welcoming place.