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Aug 9 13 tweets 3 min read
A public library in Vinton, Iowa, has been in a monthslong controversy spurred by anti-LGBTQ rhetoric, attempts to censor books with progressive and LGBTQ themes and the alleged harassment of LGBTQ staff members. #NBCNewsThreads (1/13) nbcnews.to/3QwcA80 The situation reached a tipping point last month when the library was forced to close for more than a week after its interim director resigned, saying he felt ostracized for being gay. (2/13)
Aug 4 10 tweets 3 min read
After working as a UPS driver on a 103-degree day in Texas, Matthew Moczygemba wound up at a hospital emergency room, where he was diagnosed with dehydration and heat exhaustion. His story isn't an isolated issue for the company. #NBCNewsThreads (1/10) nbcnews.to/3SoZo6x UPS employees and union leaders say this year more workers seem to be getting sick and have been hospitalized because of the heat than ever before. In response, they are demanding that the company put more safety measures in place. (2/10)
Aug 2 6 tweets 2 min read
BREAKING: Speaker Pelosi visits Taiwan despite pushback from the Chinese government. nbcnews.to/3QanTCz Speaker Pelosi is the highest-ranking U.S. official to visit Taiwan since then-House Speaker Newt Gingrich traveled there in 1997. nbcnews.to/3PSSZij
Aug 2 5 tweets 1 min read
NEW: Details emerge on how President Biden came to authorize a strike on Al Qaeda leader and 9/11 plotter Ayman al-Zawahiri. nbcnews.to/3vA6b3A U.S. intel officials knew al-Zawahiri's family first moved to a Taliban-sponsored safe house before he followed. They proceeded to do months of pattern-of-life observations, going so far as to make a model of his house.
Jul 30 11 tweets 3 min read
Black people are 7 times more likely to be wrongfully convicted of murder than whites, according to the National Registry of Exonerations. But even after exoneration, their freedom comes at a cost. #NBCNewsThreads (1/11) nbcnews.to/3Sa3b7v Among those who have been exonerated, psychologists who treat them and lawyers who represent them say their re-emergence into the world after prison produces potentially lifelong challenges that affect them and their families. (2/11)
Jul 29 5 tweets 2 min read
JUST IN: At least 15 people are dead and “that number is going to grow to probably more than double” as devastating rainfall continues in eastern Kentucky, Gov. Beshear says. nbcnews.to/3zhuV1t Aerial view shows homes submerged under flood waters in Jackson, Kentucky, on July 28, 2022.

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Jul 28 10 tweets 3 min read
29-year-old Sania Khan documented her divorce, the stigma she faced and the process of starting her life over on TikTok. Then, she was allegedly shot to death by her estranged husband. #NBCNewsThreads (1/10) nbcnews.to/3bbUwRq Khan had gotten out. She had separated from her husband earlier this year, despite pressure from her family, and moved into her own place in Chicago, miles away from the man she described as “toxic.” (2/10)
Jul 21 5 tweets 2 min read
BREAKING: President Biden has tested positive for Covid-19 and is "experiencing very mild symptoms," White House says. nbcnews.to/3v5BcvW Full White House statement: "This morning, President Biden tested positive for COVID-19."

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Jul 16 11 tweets 2 min read
The moment she heard the first pops of gunfire, the teacher knew what she had to do: She needed to make sure that her classroom door was locked, a seemingly simple task that would require her to take a life-threatening risk. #NBCNewsThreads (1/11) nbcnews.to/3AQYFok Robb Elementary is among thousands of schools across the country lacking a basic safety feature that experts have recommended for decades: classroom doors that lock from the inside. (2/11)
Jul 13 5 tweets 4 min read
Billed as the successor to the iconic Hubble Space Telescope, the James Webb Space Telescope was designed to peer deeper into space than ever before.

See how the pictures from the Webb telescope compare to Hubble’s.
nbcnews.to/3yZ7Q4L Hubble’s view of the Carina Nebula was already stunning, but Webb’s infrared cameras are able to pierce through cosmic dust, revealing previously invisible areas where new stars are being born.
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Jul 12 12 tweets 5 min read
LIVE UPDATES: The Jan. 6 Committee begins its 7th hearing, focusing on what it says are clear ties between allies of former President Trump and the extremist groups that led the riot at the U.S. Capitol. nbcnews.to/3c48kNY Rep. Stephanie Murphy said that after the Electoral College met on Dec. 14, 2020, to confirm that Biden would be the next president, Trump and his allies turned their attention to Jan. 6 in their effort to remain in power.

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Jul 12 7 tweets 3 min read
NEW: NASA has released a full batch of images and data from the James Webb Space Telescope, providing a first look at the cosmic mysteries that could be untangled in the years ahead by humanity’s most powerful space observatory. nbcnews.to/3uDl4RV Learn more about the James Webb Space Telescope, now providing stunning new views of the universe after six months in space.
Jul 8 13 tweets 6 min read
BREAKING OVERNIGHT: Former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe assassinated at campaign event.

• Abe had 2 gunshot wounds and no vital signs when he arrived at hospital, officials say

• 1 person apprehended

• Video shows what appears to be an improvised weapon

nbcnews.to/3AFTh7z Aerial photo shows the scene where former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe was assassinated in Nara, western Japan, on Friday.

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Jul 6 4 tweets 2 min read
A grandfather.
A dedicated synagogue congregant.
“The best mom in the world.”

These are the seven people killed in the mass shooting at the July Fourth parade in Highland Park, Illinois. nbcnews.to/3yMfDCX Jacquelyn Sundheim was a lifelong member of the North Shore Congregation Israel and a former preschool teacher.

"Jacki’s work, kindness and warmth touched us all.”
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Jul 4 6 tweets 2 min read
Gunfire erupted near a July Fourth parade in Highland Park, Illinois, wounding several people and drawing a massive police response, authorities say. nbcnews.to/3AtGJQm At least 5 dead, 16 taken to hospitals after shooting at a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois. nbcnews.com/news/us-news/g…
Jun 30 5 tweets 3 min read
There is a mountain of data that privacy advocates are now worried could be used by law enforcement in states that have banned abortion. Here's what digital information prosecutors can (and can't) use in legal abortion cases. nbcnews.to/3nr1Nzg Prosecutors often rely on a digital footprint from smartphones. States have used search histories as evidence of intent in cases against people who were accused of illegally administering their own abortion. nbcnews.to/3nr1Nzg Image
Jun 26 13 tweets 5 min read
LIVE UPDATES: Nationwide protests continue as supporters and opponents of abortion rights map their next moves. nbcnews.to/3xSo8L6 A fire at a Colorado Christian organization is being investigated as arson, officials say.

Photos posted by Longmont Public Safety show a spray-painted message: “if abortions aren’t safe neither are you.” nbcnews.to/3nibWyd
Jun 25 5 tweets 3 min read
After Friday's Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, lawmakers who support abortion rights argued that some of the justices who voted in the majority opinion misled senators during their confirmation process. nbcnews.to/3xRCoDD In her 2020 hearing, Justice Barrett was pressed on why she would characterize Brown v. Board of Education, but not Roe V. Wade, as super precedent. nbcnews.to/3xRCoDD
Jun 25 22 tweets 9 min read
LIVE UPDATES: ROE V. WADE OVERTURNED

• Protests and celebrations erupt across the country

• President Biden says it's up to voters in November to select candidates who would protect a host of rights — from abortion to marriage equality

nbcnews.to/3OCC1nT A truck hit a person in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Friday evening, where people were marching after the Supreme Court decision. nbcnews.to/3ygdRcR
Jun 24 4 tweets 2 min read
If you live in a state set to ban abortions, how far might you have to travel to get one? On average, it's a 4 hour drive. nbcnews.to/3nhtPwY .@NBCNews analyzed the distance to the nearest open abortion clinic from major cities in 21 states that either have pre-existing or pending state-level abortion bans that will go into effect following the ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade. nbcnews.to/3nhtPwY
Jun 24 70 tweets 25 min read
LIVE UPDATES: SUPREME COURT OVERTURNS ROE V. WADE. nbcnews.to/3zWuqvM Planned Parenthood: "The court has failed us all — but this is far from over." nbcnews.to/3HWOxvJ