Jerry Sandusky's child sexual abuse trial is nearing an end as the defense begins presenting its case. NBC News' John Yang reports from Bellefonte, Pa.
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Blind swimmer Tharon Drake, right, seeks the hand of fellow swimmer Lt. Bradley Snyder to congratulate him on winning the 400-meter freestyle event in record time on Thursday at the 2012 U.S. Paralympics Swimming Trials in Bismarck, N.D. Snyder earned a spot on Team USA's swim team for the Paralympics later this summer in London.
Lt. Brad Snyder lost his sight in an IED explosion in Afghanistan last September. The Navy officer is now training to represent the U.S. at the London 2012 Paralympics.
Lt. Brad Snyder, blinded by an IED explosion in Afghanistan, is now training for the London 2012 Paralympics.
Former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky's lawyers plan to argue that he suffers from histrionic personality disorder, a rare psychiatric illness that results in inappropriate behavior. NBC's Michael Isikoff reports and TODAY's Savannah Guthrie discusses how the new defense plan may affect Sandusky's sex abuse trial.
Former Penn State University assistant coach, Jerry Sandusky speaks to NBC's Bob Costas in a Rock Center exclusive interview. Sandusky was charged earlier this month with 40 criminal counts accusing him of sexual abuse of minors.
The Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse trial heads into the homestretch, as the defense begins presenting its case. NBC's John Yang reports.
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Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky leaves the Centre County Courthouse after the fourth day of his child sex abuse trial.
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Crews search for four Japanese climbers on Alaska's Mount McKinley on Saturday.
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A rescue worker and dog search the debris field from the deadly avalanche.
NBC's Veronica de la Cruz reports.
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Revisiting a turbulent chapter in race relations
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A former bodyguard for Rodney King, Johnnie Kelly, left, walks with one of King's daughters Dene King, center, outside her father's home in Rialto, a suburb of east Los Angeles, on Sunday.
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Detective Carla McCullough, right, of Rialto police directs a police photographer as they investigate the death of Rodney King, who was found in his pool on Sunday.
Twenty years after Los Angeles police officers were acquitted of charges in the brutal beating of motorist Rodney King, TODAY's Lester Holt looks back at the case and how it changed the Los Angeles Police Department and how Americans view the justice system.
Capt. Randy Deanden of the Rialto, Calif., Police Department discusses the circumstances surrounding the death of Rodney King.
Rodney King, the man whose beating sparked the 1992 Los Angeles riots, was found dead in his swimming pool early Sunday morning at the age of 47. Though King was described as an avid swimmer, police are investigating his death as a drowning. NBC's Miguel Almaguer reports.
With a 32.3 percent poverty rate and nearly 20 percent unemployment, Detroit also has the second-highest violent crime rate in the country.
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The Forest Service says lightning struck this tree, starting the High Park fire in Larimer County.
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Joe Amendola, left, attorney for Jerry Sandusky, loads boxes of files into his car after the trial adjourned Thursday.
After witnesses testified that Jerry Sandusky molested them, lawyers for the former Penn State assistant football coach will begin presenting their case to jurors on Monday. NBC's John Yang reports.
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Mt. McKinley, where 4 climbers were presumed dead, is North America's tallest mountain.
Authorities coordinating a search effort by 400 people atop Mt. McKinley believe an avalanche most likely claimed the lives of four adult hikers. NBC's Veronica de la Cruz reports.
Senior Airman Clinton Reeves is shown in this undated photo released to Reuters on May 10, 2012 by Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.
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Airman 1st Class James Thomas, 24, is is shown being arraigned May 9 at the Anchorage Jail.
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The car that hit some 30 people sits next to the sculpture it crashed into Friday in Lima, Ohio.
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Tightrope walker Nik Wallenda walks the high wire from the U.S. side to the Canadian side over the Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario, June 15, 2012.
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Tightrope walker, Nik Wallenda the first walk across Niagara Falls in over a century, braving winds and heavy spray in his historic feat.
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Richard Schoenfeld, the convicted kidnapper who took 26 schoolchildren and their bus driver in Chowchilla, Calif., 36 years ago, is expected to be released from prison within the next week.
A severely injured man spends seven days alone in the Connecticut wilderness. Ilana Gold reports.
Prosecutors concluded their case Thursday in Jerry Sandusky's child sexual abuse trial. NBC's Michael Isikoff reports from Bellefonte, Pa..
Jose Diaz-Balart of Telemundo discusses the immigration order with MSNBC-TV's Alex Wagner, NBC News' Luke Russert, former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, Chicago Sun-Times reporter Lynn Sweet and BuzzFeed editor Ben Smith.