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  • Modern Parenthood Obama daughters tattoo: There’s a loophole in the plan, says a newly tattooed mom

    Obama's family tattoo plan to deter his daughters from the needle may backfire, says a newly tattooed mom who has come to see it as art that may be more than skin deep in family meaning.

  • Decoder Buzz Obama’s tattoo plan: Tattoos for Dad, too. Will that gambit work?

    Obama’s tattoo plan: Ink is a distant prospect, at least in the highly protective White House years. Still, President Obama has a high-risk plan for his daughters to prompt second thoughts. Will it really work?

  • Fired anchor: Letterman talks to A. J. Clemente (+video)

    Fired anchor on Letterman: A. J. Clement was fired for swearing on the air. But the former North Dakota anchor appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman Wednesday.

  • The top 11 promposals in 2013

    It's prom season. What's your prom proposal/promposal going to be?What? Wait wait wait, hold on. You're telling me you didn't write an original song, choreograph a routine for it, and present it flash mob-style to your dream high school prom date? Well, listen up rookie, you've got a lot to learn. Promposals these days are elaborately produced mating rituals — think of Planet Earth's Birds of Paradise and mash it up with your favorite episode of Glee. Then upload it to YouTube because this isn't about your exuberant manifestation of true love, it's about that special someone. Don't they deserve Internet fame? Sometimes done well enough to gain national attention – I'm looking at you Kate Upton fan –  sometimes too cringeworthy to view, here are 11 promposals you need to consider before planning your own. 

  • Did a foreign hand guide Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev?

    US investigators are interested in a trip that Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the older brother suspected in the Boston bombing, took to the North Caucasus region of Russia in 2012. They want to know whether he had contact with foreign extremist groups.

  • Jenna Bush Hager baby is first grandchild for George W. – and for great-grandpa? (+video)

    Jenna Bush Hager gave birth Saturday to baby Mila, the first grandchild for former President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush. That means former President George H.W. Bush has another great-grandchild. 

  • Jay Leno leaving 'Tonight,' has NBC learned transition lessons?

    Jay Leno leaving: NBC's hand was forced, to its perspective, by ABC when that network put Jimmy Kimmel in the time slot shared by Leno and CBS' David Letterman earlier this year.

  • American Story

    NBC correspondent Bob Dotson profiles the quiet heroes who make our world a better place.

  • USA Update CBS broken leg replay: Did the network handle it right?

    CBS broken leg replay happened twice immediately following the fall by Louisville basketball player Kevin Ware. Sportscasters had to make a rapid decision about airing the footage.

  • Matt Lauer: 'Today' will regain top ratings

    Matt Lauer made his pitch at an unfortunately-timed NBC News sales event. 'Today' is at low ebb in the ratings and a flurry of media reports has been speculating that Lauer is more of a sinker than a sail.

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What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

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