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Saturday, Jul 4, 2015 at 6:50 AM

Putin Sends Obama an Independence Day Message

Saturday, Jul 4, 2015 at 7:56 AM

Tunisia Declares State of Emergency After Hotel Attack


Tunisia President Beji Caid Essebsi declared a state of emergency on Saturday following an Islamic militant gun attack on a Sousse beach hotel, where 38 foreign tourists, mostly Britons, were killed, TAP news agency said, citing the president's office. A state of emergency temporarily gives the government more flexibility and the army and police more authority, and restricts the right of public assembly. Tunisia last had a state of emergency during the 2011 uprising against autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali. The country's government has promised new laws to increase police powers and provide for harsher penalties for terrorism convictions. Immediately after the attack, the prime minister pledged to post armed guards at tourist sites and close mosques outside government control. Get More at NBC News

Saturday, Jul 4, 2015 at 1:29 PM

Benedict XVI Honored for Devotion to Church Music

Saturday, Jul 4, 2015 at 5:37 PM

Serial Stowaway Arrested 2 Times at 2 Airports Days After Release

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Saturday, Jul 4, 2015 at 7:52 AM

Rally to Remove SC Confederate Flag Set for Statehouse

Saturday, Jul 4, 2015 at 11:52 AM

Defending Champ Wins Women's Hot Dog Eating Contest

Friday, Jul 3, 2015 at 10:43 PM

Lightning Threat Looms as Storms Sweep U.S.


Severe thunderstorms are threatening a huge swath of the U.S. from eastern Texas to the Carolinas over the Independence Day holiday, provoking stern warnings from forecasters during what is already the deadliest month for lightning strikes, NBC News reported. Lightning strikes have killed 15 people this year in the U.S. — and that death toll could easily surge past last year's total of 26, the National Weather Service warned. In Horry County, South Carolina, where thousands of vacationers will pack Myrtle Beach, meteorologists counted 732 lightning strikes in only 15 minutes Thursday night. Get More at NBC News

Sunday, Jul 5, 2015 at 1:44 PM

Trump Blames Unsafe Border for San Francisco Shooting

Friday, Jul 3, 2015 at 8:29 PM

Brisket Bandit Burns Meat at Texas BBQ Joint: Owners

Friday, Jul 3, 2015 at 11:11 PM

America on 4 Wheels: Muscle Cars Rule Again

Friday, Jul 3, 2015 at 7:54 PM

Dozens Stranded When 400-Foot Orlando Eye Ferris Wheel Gets Stuck

Friday, Jul 3, 2015 at 7:59 PM

Rubio, Christie Plan Sleepover With Romneys in New Hampshire

Saturday, Jul 4, 2015 at 2:48 AM

Making a Terrorist: What Radicalized Tunisia Beach Killer?


Seifeddine Rezgui, the young man who killed 38 people at a Tunisian beach resort on June 26, didn't show any signs of extremism until he joined an extremist group at his university in the historic city of Kairouan, NBC News reported. Rezgui's friends from his hometown said he "dressed normally," had a girlfriend and drank alcohol, and that his violent act came as "a shock." But fellow students at Kairouan said that once he fell in with the extremist group, he "wouldn't listen to other viewpoints," even threatening a female professor and a female student. Rezgui ultimately snuck into war-torn Libya in January, where he attended a militant training camp before launching his June attack. Get More at NBC News

Friday, Jul 3, 2015 at 11:25 PM

NASCAR Distances Itself From Donald Trump