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Rotting Whale Harpoons Gawkers in Small Oregon Town

The stench of a rotting gray whale carcass hasn't kept the 40-foot beast from becoming the star attraction on an Oregon beach after washing ashore Tuesday.It reaks, Greg Dyer, a Seaside, Ore., resident, told NBC News partner KGW.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:24:18 GMT
Mid-April Freeze to Chill Millions as Far South as Louisiana

An unusual cold snap will have people as far south as Louisiana reaching for their winter coats Wednesday.A mass of cold air that saw temperatures in the Plains plummet below freezing Tuesday has now shifted east and will hang over a large area of the inland U.S.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:08:31 GMT
Former Komen Honcho Faces New Flap in Senate Bid

In the battle for a U.S. Senate seat in Georgia, one candidate is getting schooled in what not to say.The drama started with a diss: Republican candidate David Perdue knocked Republican rival Karen Handel for not having a college degree. "There's a high school graduate in this race, OK?

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:46:55 GMT
Snapshot: Hate Crime in America, by the Numbers

Hate crime and the toxic ideology spread by groups that traffic in the language of racial, sexual or religious superiority are again drawing attention in the wake of Sundays deadly attack outside two Jewish centers in Kansas.But who are these groups and what are they trying to achieve?

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:36:29 GMT
Kansas Jewish Center Shootings Reveal New Dangers of 'Lone Wolves'

Hate groups that call for discrimination or violence based on race, religion or sexual orientation are rightly considered dangerous, but it is the lone wolf attacker inspired by their venomous messages that poses the greatest threat of mayhem, experts say.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:20:43 GMT
Boston Scare Triggered by Rice Cooker, Media Backpack: Officials

One of the two unattended backpacks that sent emergency crews scrambling to the finish line of the Boston Marathon was likely a hoax and the other was left behind by a media outlet, Boston authorities said Tuesday night.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:48:06 GMT
Caught On Camera: Arizona Boy's Special Surprise

An Arizona boy is brought to tears when his deployed soldier-father makes surprise appearance at NBA game.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 02:32:49 GMT
Michael Bloomberg Announces $50 Million Project to Fight Gun Violence

Billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to spend at least $50 million this year to combat gun violence in the United States through a new lobbying group, Everytown for Gun Safety.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 02:27:34 GMT
White Sox Don 'Boston Strong' Shirts on Attack Anniversary

It's been one year since the Boston Marathon bombings claimed the lives of three people and injured hundreds more.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 02:17:12 GMT
NCAA OKs Unlimited Meals and Snacks for Division I Athletes

Several weeks ago, UConn senior point guard Shabazz Napier said, there are hungry nights that I go to bed and Im starving.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:40 GMT
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