|There's a Silver Lining for Democrats in Montana Loss
First Read is your briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.
POSTED MAY 26, 2017 12:30 PM
|Why Trump's Silence on NATO Is a Big Deal
The president was finally expected to promise that America would defend its NATO allies if they ever came under attack. He didn't.
POSTED MAY 26, 2017 2:47 PM
|Jared Kushner Under Scrutiny in Russia Probe, Officials Say
The president's son-in-law and adviser is under FBI scrutiny in the Russia probe, but is not known to be a subject of the investigation.
POSTED MAY 26, 2017 8:09 AM
|Chinese Jets Intercept U.S. Plane Near Hong Kong
Two Chinese fighter jet intercepted a U.S. surveillance aircraft southeast of Hong Kong this week in a maneuver the Navy described as "unsafe."
POSTED MAY 26, 2017 6:15 PM
|Boehner: Trump's Term 'Disaster,' Aside From Foreign Affairs
Former House Speaker John Boehner says that aside from foreign policy, President Donald Trump's time in office has so far been a "complete disaster."
POSTED MAY 26, 2017 4:14 PM
|World Leader Shoved Aside by Trump Says It Was 'Harmless'
Balkan websites ran headlines such as "America First" and "Where do you think you are going?" but Montenegro's prime minister wasn't too upset.
POSTED MAY 26, 2017 9:35 AM
|Census Director Abruptly Quits People-Counting Agency
he director of the people-counting Census Bureau is leaving his job just as the agency steps up its once-a-decade tally, the Commerce Department said Tuesday.
POSTED MAY 10, 2017 12:56 AM
|Painkillers Raise Heart Attack Risk Within a Week
Common painkillers such as ibuprofen and naproxen are known to raise people's risk of a heart attack. Now a new study shows it happens quickly.
POSTED MAY 10, 2017 6:02 PM
|10 Guilt-Free Brunch Recipes for Mother's Day
Ditch the Mother's Day reservations in favor of a home-cooked meal that's low on calories and prep time.
POSTED MAY 09, 2017 4:59 PM
|Indonesian University Tries to Weed Out LGBTQ Applicants
An Indonesian university has come under fire for requiring prospective students to declare on a form that they are not LGBTQ.
POSTED MAY 09, 2017 4:50 PM
|Workers at Nuclear Plant 'Take Cover' After Tunnel Collapse
Hundreds of workers at the Hanford nuclear production complex in Washington state were ordered to "take cover" Tuesday after a tunnel collapsed.
POSTED MAY 09, 2017 9:17 PM
|Trump Approves Plan to Arm Key Ally in Battle for Syria
President Donald Trump has approved a plan to arm the Syrian Kurdish militia, an important United States ally in the fight against ISIS, two defense officials told NBC News. The plan's options include providing Kurds with rifles, ammunition and armor. Syria's six-year civil war has left nearly a half million people dead.
POSTED MAY 09, 2017 9:40 PM
|Editor of 2nd Amendment Blog Dies From Self-Inflicted Gun Shot
Robert Eugene Owens, the editor of BearingArms.com, was found dead Monday morning in what authorities have ruled a suicide.
POSTED MAY 10, 2017 2:49 AM
|NBC News' Lester Holt to Interview President Trump
The interview will air on Thursday's broadcast of "NBC Nightly News," which Holt will anchor from D.C. Excerpts will also run on Friday's "TODAY."
POSTED MAY 11, 2017 2:16 PM
|Obama Says He's 'Captive to Selfies' Since Leaving Office
Former President Barack Obama gave his first speech abroad since leaving office in Milan, Italy, on Tuesday, and talked about climate change, selfies and the future.
POSTED MAY 09, 2017 7:34 PM
|Groupthink: Why Did No One Call 911 for Dying Penn State Pledge?
While investigators are trying to determine why brothers failed to properly act, psychologists point to the case as an example of "groupthink."
POSTED MAY 09, 2017 9:38 PM
|These Scientists Want to Put 10 Million Windmills in the Arctic. Here's Why
This may be the most audacious plan yet to ease global warming and its consequences.
POSTED MAY 09, 2017 7:17 PM
|New WWII Film Stirs Whitewashing Accusations
Deadline reported Tuesday that actor Zach McGowan will play Ben Kanahele, "an island leader," in the historical drama "Ni'ihau."
POSTED MAY 09, 2017 10:49 PM
|Can '13 Reasons Why' Help Latino Families Talk About Mental Health?
Suicide, teen life and depression are among the topics at the center of the hit show '13 Reasons Why.' Could it foster a good conversation in Latino homes?
POSTED MAY 09, 2017 11:12 AM
|Newest Killer Stalking Chicago Is Deadly Designer Drug
Acryl fentanyl has already killed 44 people in Chicago and it is resistant to the overdose antidote naxolene.
POSTED MAY 08, 2017 8:21 PM
|Did These Pre-Humans Put Their Dead in Caves?
Researchers say a discovery strongly suggests the little hominids known as Homo naledi were much less ancient than previously thought.
POSTED MAY 10, 2017 2:35 PM
|Democrats Stumble Into Abortion Rift
It started with a race to pick the next mayor of Omaha and escalated into battle about ideological purity tests on abortion.
POSTED MAY 09, 2017 4:03 PM
|This Refugee Camp Is Such an ISIS Hotbed That Military Aircraft Won't Fly Over It
Some 80,000 people are trapped in a scrub land of hopelessness in a forgotten corner of the Middle East. Huddling in the wind, walled in by desert sandbanks, they have been driven there by war. Abandoned by governments, they are preyed on by the very ISIS gunmen and suicide bombers they fled their homelands to escape. NBC News was given unique access to the area — which one Jordanian official described as an 'imminent threat.'
POSTED MAY 08, 2017 11:50 AM