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Immigrant families take fight to high court

Immigrant families take fight to Supreme Court

04/22/16 04:28PM

As the Supreme Court heard arguments on the legality of President Obama's executive actions offering deportation relief to young immigrants and their parents, activists traveled from across the country to rally in front of the court and make their voices heard. watch

The greenest building on earth has a brain

The greenest building on earth has a brain

04/22/16 10:45AM

The Tower at PNC Plaza in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is considered the greenest office building in the world, a structure so complex that one of its designers, Gideon D'Arcangelo of ESI Design, says it's "like a living organism." watch

Making clean money is a dirty job

Making clean money is a dirty job

04/20/16 04:27PM

Tens of thousands of "recycling men" have fanned out across Turkey, sorting the garbage that most citizens prefer not to think about. They've become a vital part of Turkey's green economy and learned to make a living from other people's waste. watch

Have lax gun laws led to more homicides?

Have lax gun laws led to more homicides?

04/14/16 03:48PM

Funerals for victims of gun violence have become so common in St. Louis that for many they're weekly community gatherings. Some blame the state legislature, which in 2007 eliminated most gun control laws. In the years since, the number of homicides has spiked. Trymaine Lee investigates how a city and the police deal with a rural state... watch

Playing 'Russian roulette' with explosive oil

Playing 'Russian roulette' with explosive oil

04/04/16 04:59PM

The transport of explosive Bakken crude oil by train has surged in the last five years. A watchdog organization says the nation's 100,000 decaying rail bridges can't support such high volume, putting water supplies and the environment under threat of contamination. Video by Brock Stoneham watch

Racing up the Eiffel Tower, 2 steps at a time

Racing up the Eiffel Tower, 2 steps at a time

04/01/16 10:21AM

A group of amateur and professional runners competed in the second annual ‘La Verticale de la Tour Eiffel,’ a foot race up the stairs of the Eiffel Tower. It's part of vertical racing, in which athletes compete to reach the top of skyscrapers across the world and not collapse along the way. watch

A law is overturned, allowing life to move on

A law is overturned, allowing life to move on

03/31/16 03:16PM

Tyrone Peake was convicted of stealing a car when he was 18 years old. The conviction has followed him his whole life, barring him by law from pursuing the career he wanted. 35 years later, Pennsylvania struck that law down, leaving Tyrone to wonder what happens next. Seema Iyer explains. watch

Transforming trash into incredible tiny homes

Transforming trash into incredible tiny homes

03/15/16 10:30AM

Designer Greg Kloehn makes tiny mobile homes for the homeless in the San Francisco Bay Area. Kloehn's efforts have become wildly popular resulting in hundreds of people now volunteering help build the homes. Even city officials have taken an interest. watch

Unrealized dreams of the Egyptian revolution

Unrealized dreams of the Egyptian revolution

02/29/16 12:58PM

When Egypt’s long-time ruler President Hosni Mubarak stepped down from power after just 18 days of popular street protests in 2011, hopes were high. NBC News’ Ayman Mohyeldin, who reported with Al Jazeera English and later NBC, looks back on the tumultuous years following the uprising. We hear from three people who reflect on their involvement... watch

Living with the world's most painful disease

Living with the world's most painful disease

02/26/16 09:45AM

Amanda Young, a 39-year-old fitness instructor in Brooklyn, lives with Trigeminal Neuralgia. It’s a disorder that causes facial pain so intense it’s commonly referred to as the “suicide disease,” because many who live with the condition take their own lives rather than live with the pain. watch

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