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Houston Reels From Unprecedented Floods

Historic flooding, property damage and loss of life struck Houston as torrential rains wreaked havoc on the city. and experts say the city should have been ready. "Houston is the No. 1 city in America to be injured and die in a flood," one said

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Advertisers Warn FIFA to Clean Up Its Act

Worried that their reputations will be tarnished by their links to FIFA, major sponsors are demanding that soccer's global governing body clean up its act, with Visa even warning it is prepared to jump ship

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Tracy Morgan to Give First Post-Crash TV Interview

The 30 Rock actor and comedian, who has stayed out of the public eye since being critically injured in a deadly highway crash with a Walmart truck last June, will be interviewed by NBC Today's Matt Lauer on Monday


Drinking 4 Coffees a Day Is Bad for You

A lot of caffeine is bad for your health, according to a new study, and many people are consuming too much of it. Consumption of about four cups of coffee is linked to heart problems, insomnia and panic attacks

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Tamir Rice's Dad Speaks on Son's Fatal Shooting

The father of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old Cleveland boy fatally shot by police last year, said he's struggling to tell his other children why their brother is no longer alive."I can't tell them, but he's watching over you," Leonard Warner said

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19 Kids and Counting Loses More Advertisers

Social media campaigns like #canceltheduggars seem to be working: Several more advertisers have yanked their sponsorship of TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting in light of the sexual molestation allegations involving Josh Duggar.

Stephen Curry raises his hands during game five of the Western Conference Finals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on May 27, 2015 in Oakland, California.

Warriors End 40-Year NBA Finals Drought

Stephen Curry had 26 points and eight rebounds, Harrison Barnes added 24 points and the Golden State Warriors advanced to the NBA Finals for the first time in 40 years with a 104-90 victory over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night

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This Town's Ban on Mankinis Helped Reduce Crime

When local law enforcement in the British town of Newquay wanted to crack down on binge drinking and public disorder they banned revealing bikini-style bathing suits for men — and now, local officials say it has worked