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Chelsea Manning Jailed for Refusing to Testify Before Grand Jury in Virginia
Pete Williams and Elisha Fieldstadt – NBC News, 11 Mar 2019

8 Mar 2019 – Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning was jailed today after refusing to answer questions from a federal grand jury in Virginia looking into the release of documents to WikiLeaks. Manning will remain in custody until she agrees to testify or until the grand jury ends its work.

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Notre Dame University to Cover Christopher Columbus Murals
NBC News | AP – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Jan 2019

21 Jan 2019 — The University of Notre Dame will cover murals in a campus building that depict Christopher Columbus in America, following criticism that the images depict Native Americans in stereotypical submissive poses before white European explorers. The 12 murals created in the 1880s by Luis Gregori were intended to encourage immigrants who had come to the U.S. during a period of anti-Catholic sentiment.

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India Unveils World’s Tallest Statue, Twice the Size of the Statue of Liberty
Elisha Fieldstadt and Reuters – NBC News, 5 Nov 2018

31 Oct 2018 – The tallest statue in the world, twice as tall as the Statue of Liberty, honoring Vallabhbhai Patel, India’s first deputy prime minister, was unveiled today. Funds for the $400-million, 597-foot steel and bronze “Statue of Unity,” which used 7,416,080 cubic feet of cement, 25,000 tons of steel and 1,700 tons of bronze, came from the federal government, state-run companies and other institutions.

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U.S. Military Project Could Be Seen As a Bioweapon, Scientists Warn
NBC News | Associated Press – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Oct 2018

4 Oct 2018 – A research arm of the U.S. military is exploring the possibility of deploying insects to make plants more resilient by altering their genes. Some experts say the work may be seen as a potential biological weapon.

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Monsanto Concealed Effects of Toxic Chemical for Decades, Ohio Attorney General Alleges
Tim Stelloh – NBC News, 12 Mar 2018

6 Mar 2018 – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine sued agricultural giant Monsanto on Monday [5 Mar], alleging the company concealed dangers posed by a toxic chemical compound it manufactured for nearly a half century. The company should pay for the clean-up of what it says are dozens of rivers, lakes and other water bodies contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs.

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Montreal’s Olympic Stadium Welcomes Haitians, Other Asylum Seekers from U.S.
James Rainey – NBC News, 7 Aug 2017

3 Aug 2017 – Though the newcomers are from many countries, some told journalists they were Haitian and felt less welcome in America after President Donald Trump said in May that protective status for those who fled a massive 2010 earthquake could be withdrawn, according to the Canadian Broadcasting Company.

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Bulgarian Vigilantes Patrol Turkey Border to Keep Migrants Out
Mac William Bishop – NBC News, 13 Mar 2017

10 Mar 2017 — Figures in camouflage and ski masks gather at a fishing lodge. Many are armed with long knives, bayonets and hatchets. The 35 men and women are on the hunt in Strandzha Massif, a forested mountain range on Bulgaria’s border with Turkey. Migrants trying to cross into Europe are their prey.

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What You Should Know about the MERS Outbreak
Maggie Fox – NBC News, 15 Jun 2015

What Is MERS? And Other Questions about the Outbreak

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Radioactive Fukushima Water Leak Was Unreported for Months: Official
Arata Yamamoto - NBC News, 2 Mar 2015

25 Feb 2015 – The operator of Japan’s tsunami-stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant admitted it failed to report a radioactive rainwater leak from the facility for about 10 months.

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German TV Shows Nazi Symbols on Helmets of Ukraine Soldiers
NBC News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Sep 2014

Germans were confronted with images of their country’s dark past on Monday [8 Sep 2014] night, when German public broadcaster ZDF showed video of Ukrainian soldiers with Nazi symbols on their helmets in its evening newscast.

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US Government Considered Nelson Mandela a Terrorist Until 2008
Robert Windrem, Investigative Producer, NBC News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Dec 2013

From the White House to the halls of Congress, U.S. government officials have responded to the death of Nelson Mandela with a hail of testimonials to the late South African president’s leadership in the struggle for freedom and human rights. Until five years ago, however, the U.S. officially considered Mandela a terrorist.

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Former Drone Operator Says He’s Haunted by His Part in More Than 1,600 Deaths
Richard Engel - NBC News, 10 Jun 2013

Former drone operator Brandon Bryant says he felt like he became a “heartless” “sociopath” under the drone program. He remembers watching one of the first victims bleed to death and coming to work, seeing pictures of targeted individuals on the wall and musing, “Which one of these f_____s is going to die today?”

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Suicide Is Epidemic For American Indian Youth: What More Can Be Done?
Stephanie Woodard, 100Reporters – NBC News, 15 Oct 2012

In pockets of the United States, suicide among Native American youth is 9 to 19 times as frequent as among other youths, and rising. From Arizona to Alaska, tribes are declaring states of emergency and setting up crisis-intervention teams. “It feels like wartime,” said Diane Garreau, a child-welfare official on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation, in South Dakota. “I’ll see one of our youngsters one day, then find out a couple of days later she’s gone. Our children are self-destructing.”

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