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President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria is being scrutinized in Congress, where the expanded military campaign has broad support but faces skepticism after more...More >>
American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama's current strategy fails, the nation's top military officer said Tuesday as Congress plunged into an...More >>
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It took only 25 minutes for a Montgomery County jury to convict a 32-year-old man for a home invasion that left the homeowner suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The crime happened April 8, 2013More >>
It took only 25 minutes for a Montgomery County jury to convict a 32-year-old man for a home invasion that left the homeowner suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.More >>
While you were sleeping, the Internet never stopped. And it's amazing what the Internet comes up with.
Check out what people are tweeting, sharing and talking about.
Reporter brings Bode Miller to tears in post-race interview
American alpine skiier Bode Miller had an emotional response in Sochi to winning a bronze medal in the Men's Super-G competition. But it's the tearful breakdown Miller had with NBC's Christin Cooper about his late brother that has everyone in an uproar. His younger brother died last year at age 29 of an apparent seizure. Cooper asked Miller again and again about his brother, which brought the skiier to tears.
Cooper: Bode, you're showing so much emotion down here. What's going through your mind?
Miller: (Long pause) A lot, obviously. A long struggle coming in here. And, uh, just a tough year.
Cooper: I know you wanted to be here with Chilly [Miller's brother] experiencing these games, how much does it mean to you to come up with a great performance for him? And was it for him?
Miller: I mean, I don't know [if] it's really for him. But I wanted to come here and uh — I don't know, I guess make my self [sic] proud. (Pauses, then wipes away tears.)
Cooper: When you're looking up in the sky at the start, we see you there and it just looks like you're talking to somebody. What's going on there?
Early Monday morning, Bode tweeted about Cooper in her defense. He said in part, "I appreciate everyone sticking up for me. Please be gentle w christin cooper, it was crazy emotional and not all her fault. #heatofthemoment"
Two super fun parents make 'Snow Day: The Musical'
There's nothing like waking up and finding out school has been cancelled for a snow day. That is, if you're a kid. From the coolest parents ever who brought you "Xmas Jammies" comes a new clever musical called "SNOW DAY: THE MUSICAL #snOMG." Penn and Kim Holderness have actually made several amazingly catchy videos as part of their production company Greenroom Communications.
It's Presidents Day and Random Acts of Kindness Day!
As we celebrate our nation's greatest leaders on Presidents Day, did you know it's also Random Acts of Kindness Day? People are sharing the little things strangers have done for them across social media, including our Facebook fans.
"Sent a card to my elementary teacher to tell her thanks for making a difference," one person wrote.
"I paid for a random senior citizens prescriptions at Walgreens. He thought he had insurance still but lady at counter said otherwise so I stepped in...," another user commented.
Check out our Random Acts of Kindness slideshow to see more responses.