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Security Threat Scrambles Capitol Hill Schedule

FBI warning of possible attack on the U.S. Capitol forces lawmakers to work late into the night and make major changes to their Thursday schedule. NBC's Tracie Potts reports.

WASHINGTON (NBC News) — A security threat to the U.S. Capitol forced lawmakers to work late into the night and make major changes to their Thursday schedule. The House of Representatives scrambled overnight to approve a voting rights bill and the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. Both votes were scheduled for Thursday, but were rushed through after the FBI…

Biden Blasts “Neanderthal Thinking” On COVID-19 Restrictions

President Biden urges Americans to continue wearing masks and social distancing as states begin to ease restrictions, despite CDC protests. NBC's Jay Gray reports.

(NBC News) — Restaurants, bars and other businesses across the country are starting to ease restrictions. Next week businesses in Texas will be allowed to resume normal operations, and the state’s mask mandate will be scrapped. That move is being sharply criticized by health experts, and President Joe Biden. “The last thing we we need is Neanderthal thinking,” Biden said…

Capitol Insurrection: Pentagon Delayed Deployment Of National Guard

Commanding general of D.C. National Guard says military leaders at the Pentagon delayed deployment of his Guardsmen for three hours as Capitol Police begged for help when Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol. NBC's Susan McGinnis reports.

(NBC News) — Hearings into the security failures at the January 6 Capitol insurrection continued Wednesday. The commanding general of the D.C. National Guard shifted the blame to top military leaders, telling lawmakers when Capitol Police urgently requested help, the Pentagon wouldn’t authorize sending troops for more than three hours. “I already had Guardsmen on buses at the armory ready…

DNA Test Surprise: Dad Was A Mass Murderer

North Carolina woman discusses the shocking surprise she received as part of the results of a DNA test. WECT's Kassie Simmons reports.

(NBC News) — Kathy Gillcrist always knew she was adopted, but she had no idea just how different her life would’ve been if her birth mother hadn’t made the decision to give her up after she was born. “I had the option to check a little box that says I was an adopted child and I would be interested in…

11-Year-Old Brings Gun To Florida School

Officials say the boy had threatened fellow students on the day before he brought a .45 caliber handgun to class. WBBH's Christy Soto reports.

(WBBH/NBC News) — A Florida fourth-grader is facing a felony charge after bringing a gun to school. The 11-year-old was caught with an unloaded .45 caliber handgun Tuesday, a day after threatening to shoot two students at Osceola Elementary School in Naples. According to investigators, the school’s youth relations deputy stopped the young boy when he got off the bus…

World Hearing Day: Protect Your Ears!

Hearing loss can start at an early age...and impact other areas of you health. NBC's Dan Scheneman reports.

(NBC News) — For the past year, our health has been thrust to the forefront as we analyze every cough, sniffle and headache. But what about our ears? It’s estimated that 15 percent of people over the age of 12 can have hearing loss in the United States. That’s more than 30 million people. Early signs of hearing loss can…

Cashing In Your COVID Flight Voucher

A year after the COVID-19 pandemic upended the travel industry and canceled flights, those with vouchers could be racing the clock. NBC's Liz McLaughlin reports.

(NBC News) — A year after the COVID-19 pandemic upended the travel industry and canceled flights, those with vouchers could be racing the clock. The first step to avoid losing out is to read the fine print on your expiration date. “On some vouchers, it might refer to the date when you have to make a booking by, but on…

Boulder Symphony Reunites, Without Winds

The group is preparing for its first performance in months, but is cutting back on instruments and taking other steps to stay safe from COVID-19. KUSA's Noel Brennan reports.

BOULDER, Colo. (KUSA/NBC News) — Masked musicians sat six feet apart and began tuning their violins and cellos, as Colorado’s Boulder Symphony prepared Monday for their first performance in months. Their efforts drowned out the sound of the only wind instruments in the room: two whirring air purifiers. “Everybody who plays in the orchestra actually is able to wear a…