TODAY  Ebola Pow Wow, Run Silent, Run Deep

Outbreak: The World Health Organization emergency committee is meeting today to discuss possible travel restrictions and screening at borders. The Obama Administration announced yesterday that it will funnel all travelers from Ebola-stricken countries into five American airports to be checked on arrival.

YESTERDAY  Pistorius Gets a Slap, Airbag Recall

Bladerunner: Amputee runner Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in prison for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. His lawyer said he expected Pistorius to spend only 10 months behind bars with the rest of his time served under house arrest. Pistorius, who has at times been

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Despite only three cases developing in the US, a Washington Post/ABC News poll says that by more than two to one Americans back “restricting entry to the United States by people who have been in affected countries.”

Also here in the US, freelance cameraman Ashoka Mukpo, who came down with Ebola while working for NBC News in Africa, has been declared free of the virus and is scheduled for release today.

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US Supplies Kurds, Swedish Sub Hunt

Monday, October 20, 2014

Permawar: US aircraft yesterday dropped small arms, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish fighters squared off against Islamic State militants in and around the Syrian border town of Kobane. American aircraft have been pounding ISIS militants, but this is the …

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Bishops Reverse Pope on Gays, UVA Body Found

Sunday, October 19, 2014

On Second Thought: In a slap down to Pope Francis, Catholic bishops voted to remove language in a draft report calling for greater openness toward homosexuals. The move suggests a clash between the more liberal-thinking Pope and some conservative bishops. …

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Voter ID in Texas, Obama Seething

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Texass: The Supreme Court this morning reversed a lower court and decided to let Texas go ahead and apply its strict voter ID law in the November election. Voters will be required to show government-issued photo identification. The court gave …

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

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Page Two: Stoned on 8th Avenue

Monday, August 4, 2014

Baseball, Futebol, and Football

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Gay in the Locker Room

Monday, May 12, 2014

The Absurdity of Everest

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Journalism’s House of Cards

Monday, March 24, 2014

NBC’s Triumph from Tragedy

Monday, February 17, 2014

Spicoli Comes to the Olympics

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Senior Global Digital Foreign Correspondent

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

It's Been Said

"The greatest threat to public confidence in elections in this case is the prospect of enforcing a purposefully discriminatory law, one that likely imposes an unconstitutional poll tax and risks denying the right to vote to hundreds of thousands of eligible voters."


-Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dissenting in the Supreme Court decision to allow Texas to apply its voter ID law.