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“Desi Damsels” Find Podcast Success

Inspired by long conversations during the early days of the pandemic, teens Khushi Bhatt and Samya Gajjar are sharing their friendship with the world, and quickly finding an audience. NBC's Chris Pollone reports.

(NBC News) — For North Carolina teens Khushi Bhatt and Samya Gajjar, life during the pandemic has lead to lots of deep conversations. The longtime friends and high school freshmen have whiled away the hours discussing everything from politics to all the fun they had during their grade school days. Then, they had an idea: Why not let more people…

“Ghost Kitchens” Rise Amid Pandemic Dining

Do you know where your last delivery meal was cooked? These days it can be increasingly hard to tell. NBC's Liz McLaughlin reports.

(NBC News) — Do you know where your last delivery meal was cooked? These days it can be increasingly hard to tell. The pandemic has many restaurants going all in on take out, and has spurred the growth of “ghost kitchens,” delivery-only or virtual brands that sometimes operate out of another brand’s location. Applebee’s recently launched Cosmic Wings, a delivery-only…

Intelligence Failures Cited In Capitol Attack

Former U.S. Capitol security officials say they did not receive an FBI warning describing the threat of violence prior to the deadly January 6th assault on Congress. NBC's Tracie Potts reports.

(NBC News) — A demand for cell phones and computers during the pandemic has led to manufacturing shortages. President Biden will meet with lawmakers Wednesday to discuss the issue, and he’s set to issue an executive order reviewing the U.S. supply chain. COVID-19 vaccinations and economic relief also remain a top focus. Vaccine shipments are up 70 percent since President…

Tiger Woods Hospitalized After Rollover Crash

Rescue crews used the "jaws of life" to extract Woods from the wreckage after the single vehicle crash. NBC's Dan Scheneman reports.

(NBC News) — Golfer Tiger Woods was hospitalized Tuesday after sustaining serious injuries in a rollover crash near Los Angeles. Los Angeles County firefighters reported used the “jaws of life” to extract woods from the wreckage following the single vehicle crash near Rancho Palos Verdes early Tuesday morning. He was the only person in the car. Mark Steinberg, Woods’ agent,…

Balloon Business Blows Up

The days of simple helium balloons welcoming guests to an event are giving way to elaborately crafted displays. NBC's Dan Scheneman reports.

(NBC News) — Nothing says a party like balloons: Big, beautiful and colorful. But the days of helium balloons welcoming guests to an event are gone and have been replaced by elaborate displays. They aren’t the simple arrangements you’re used to seeing at a child’s birthday party, but huge installations that include hundreds or even thousands of balloons. Amber Ford…

Sniffing Out COVID-19

Dogs have been used to detect drugs, explosives and humans for years. Now they're being trained to sniff out COVID-19 as well. KPNX's Mitch Carr reports.

(NBC News) — Man’s best friend is taking his spot on the front lines in the fight against COVID-19. The Miami Heat made news in January by becoming the first pro sports team in the United States to use COVID-sniffing dogs. This allowed the team to welcome fans into American Airlines Arena while many other pro sports teams continue to…

Police: Man Faked Kidnapping To Avoid Work

Investigators say a 19-year-old man admitted he bound his own hands, gagged himself and faked his own kidnapping because he didn't want to go to work. KPNX's Niala Charles reports.

(KPNX/NBC News) — An Arizona man is accused of binding his own hands, gagging himself, and faking his own kidnapping to get out of work. Police say 19-year-old Brandon Soules, a resident of Coolidge, was found with his hands tied and a bandana in his mouth in Coolidge. Officers announced the kidnapping was staged after they say numerous rumors were…

Biden Plans to Aid Small Businesses

As Congress races the calendar to get a COVID relief package passed in the next three weeks, President Biden rolls out an effort to help small businesses through the Paycheck Protection Program. That comes as his nominee for Attorney General, Merrick Garland, begins his two-day confirmation hearing NBC's ALICE BARR reports from Washington, DC (home studio).

(NBC News) — President Biden held a press conference detailing a plan for rolling out a Paycheck Protection Program designed to help small businesses trying to stay afloat through the pandemic. “A lot of these mom and pop businesses got muscled out of the way by bigger companies who jumped in front of the line,” Biden stated. Only companies with…