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5:58am

Tue December 18, 2012
The Two-Way

NBC News' Richard Engel, Two Colleagues Freed From Syrian Captors

Originally published on Tue December 18, 2012 6:01 am

NBC News' Richard Engel. (2009 file shot.)
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NBC News chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel and two members of his production team are free after five days of being held captive in Syria.

The network says Engel and his colleagues were traveling with rebels in Syria last Thursday when they were kidnapped by armed men. Their captors "executed one of the rebels 'on the spot,' " NBC says.

Monday evening, NBC reports:

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2:37am

Tue December 18, 2012
Shootings In Newtown, Conn.

Coverage Rapid, And Often Wrong, In Tragedy's Early Hours

Originally published on Tue December 18, 2012 12:09 pm

Flowers, candles and stuffed animals make up a makeshift memorial in Newtown, Conn., on Monday. Much of the initial news coverage of Friday's events was later found to be inaccurate.
Eric Thayer Reuters/Landov

1:20am

Tue December 18, 2012
History

WWII 'Canteen Girl' Kept Troops Company From Afar

Originally published on Tue December 18, 2012 4:07 am

During World War II, "Canteen Girl" Phyllis Jeanne Creore spoke and sang to the troops and their loved ones for 15 minutes every week on NBC radio.
Courtesy of Phyllis Jeanne Creore Westerman

American service members have long spent holidays in dangerous places, far from family. These days, home is a video chat or Skype call away. But during World War II, packages, letters and radio programs bridged the lonely gaps. For 15 minutes every week, "Canteen Girl" Phyllis Jeanne Creore spoke and sang to the troops and their loved ones on NBC radio.

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2:20pm

Thu December 13, 2012

4:10pm

Tue December 11, 2012
The Two-Way

After 126 Years, 'The Sporting News' Stops The Presses

Originally published on Wed December 12, 2012 4:49 am

It's a story we in the news business have heard all too often lately.

After 126 years, The Sporting News, the wise old man of sports journalism, will cease publishing as of Jan. 1, 2013. Editor-In-Chief Garry Howard and publisher Jeff Price made the announcement in a letter to readers Tuesday.

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