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Jiffy Helton Sarver, of Monroe, Ga., visits the grave of her son, 1st Lt. Joseph Helton, Jr., who was killed while serving in Iraq in 2009, at Georgia National Cemetery on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2015, in Canton, Ga. (Photo by David Goldman/AP)

Honoring those who serve

11/11/15 02:21PM

Honoring America’s troops once a year is not enough, President Barack Obama said Wednesday in a speech marking Veterans Day. Speaking at the Arlington National Cemetery, Obama repeated multiple times that while it is right to have ceremonies and parades on Veterans Day to recognize the troops, “our tributes will ring hollow if we stop there.” read more

1986 World Series - New York Mets v Boston Red Sox

Welcome to the World Series: Two teams look to shed lovable loser image

10/28/15 07:06AM

Two storied Major League Baseball franchises are vying to do something they haven’t done since the Reagan administration – win a World Series. On Tuesday night, the Kansas City Royals and New York Mets will face off for what should be one of the most competitive, and improbable match-ups in baseball history.  read more

A man surveys the scene in Punta Perula, Jalisco, Mexico on Oct. 25, 2015. (Photo by Cesar Rodriguez for MSNBC)

Hurricane Patricia: The aftermath

10/25/15 05:34PM

Hurricane Patricia, the strongest hurricane ever recorded, made landfall near Cuixmala, in southwestern Mexico, on Friday evening. But by the time Saturday afternoon arrived, the once-ferocious hurricane with 165-mph winds had withered to a remnant area of low pressure, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center. The danger to coastal... read more

Fire at site supposed to house asylum seekers

This Week in Pictures: Oct. 17-23

10/23/15 10:48AM

Former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton testified before the House Select Committee on Benghazi on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. The day before, Vice President Joe Biden announced that he would not run for president, appearing with his wife, Jill Biden, and President Obama in the Rose... read more

This Week in Pictures: Oct. 10-16

10/16/15 11:49AM

From the anniversary of the Million Man march to escalation of violence in the Middle East, this week brought triumph and turmoil around the world. read more

Reporters mingle before the start of the first Democratic Presidential debate on Oct. 12, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by Mark Peterson for MSNBC)

'Sin City' sets the scene for Democrats' first 2016 debate

10/13/15 05:57PM

The neon lights and bustle of the famed Las Vegas strip set the scene Tuesday for the first Democratic presidential debate of the 2016 election cycle — a veritable political fight night. Candidates Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Martin O'Malley, Jim Webb, and Lincoln Chafee tonight will take their turn in front of the cameras in the first... read more

Evouna of Egypt's Al Ahly celebrates after scoring against South Africa's Orlando Pirates during their African Confederation Cup semi-final soccer match at Suez Stadium in Suez

This Week in Pictures: Oct. 3-9

10/09/15 01:40PM

The House was thrown into chaos on Thursday, when House Majority Leader, Kevin McCarthy, the front-runner to replace John Boehner as Speaker of the House, abruptly withdrew his name from the race. read more