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Attacks Put Focus On Anti-Asian Hate

This week's deadly spa shootings and Congressional hearing have put a new focus on a recent rise in anti-Asian hate incidents. NBC's Sarah Dallof reports.

(NBC News) — Six of the eight victims in this week’s Georgia spa shooting spree were of Asian descent…and while there are still are unanswered questions about the suspect’s motives, the killings are intensifying fears of growing discrimination, harassment and physical attacks against Asian-Americans. A recent analysis by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism found that while…

Bowled Over: Striking Drone Video Goes Viral

Take a behind-the-scenes look at the viral, single-take drone video that is almost too good to believe. KARE's Kent Erdahl reports.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (NBC News) — If you’re a fan of Bryant Lake Bowl in Minneapolis, Minnesota or just a fan of unbelievable video, chances are you’re one of the millions of people who have now seen or shared a viral, single-take drone video that is almost too good to believe. “Everyone is like doubting it,” says Farrah Donovan, a bartender…

Biden celebrates “American Rescue Plan”

The president says $1,400 stimulus checks will begin arriving within days...and will help Americans in "concrete, specific ways." NBC's Alice Barr reports.

(NBC News) President Biden and top Congressional Democrats on Friday celebrated the passage of the $1.9 trillion “American Rescue Plan” with a ceremony in the White House Rose Garden. “To every American watching, help is here and we will not stop working for you,” Mr. Biden said. The White House says $1,400 stimulus checks included in the plan could start…

Mom: Teacher forced 5-year-old to dig in toilet

An Arkansas mother is calling for the termination of her son's kindergarten teacher after the boy was forced to unclog a dirty toilet with his bare hands. KARK's Haylee Brooks reports.

(KARK/NBC News) An Arkansas mother is calling for the termination of a kindergarten teacher after her child says he was forced to dig in the toilet with his bare hands. Ashley Murry says she was horrified when her 5-year-old told her what happened at Little Rock’s Crystal Hill Elementary School. “It’s degrading for a child so I don’t feel like…

Biden: Full vaccine push by May 1st

President Biden, speaking on the anniversary of the declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic, says all Americans should be able to receive a vaccine by May 1st. NBC's Susan McGinnis reports.

(NBC News) President Biden announced Thursday that every American eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine should be able to receive their dose by May 1st. “No more searching day and night for an appointment,” Mr. Biden said, speaking on the anniversary of the coronavirus outbreak’s official designation as a global pandemic. The president says he’s ordering all states to open eligibility,…

Court Shocker: Assault Suspect Caught In Victim’s Home During Zoom Hearing

A Michigan man accused of assaulting his girlfriend is now facing additional charges after violating a no-contact order and attending an online court hearing from inside her home...where he was quickly busted. WOOD's Joe LaFurgey reports.

MICHIGAN — (WOOD/NBC News) — Most judges will say witness intimidation happens from time to time, and that it usually happens outside the courtroom where it’s hard to prove. That wasn’t the case with a recent hearing being conducted in St. Joseph County, Michigan. The hearing was being conducted over Zoom due to COVID-19 safety protocols. Cody Harris was accused…

Oklahoma City Officers Charged In Fatal Shooting

Five Oklahoma City Police officers are facing manslaughter charges after a November shooting that killed a 15-year-old robbery suspect. KFOR's Jessica Bruno reports.

(KFOR/NBC News) — Five Oklahoma City police officers who shot and killed a 15-year-old armed robbery suspect are now facing first-degree manslaughter charges. Body camera footage and security footage obtained by NBC affiliate KFOR shows the fatal November encounter between police and 15-year-old Stavian Rodriguez. In the surveillance video, Rodriguez is seen climbing out of the drive-thru window holding a…