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Past articles by Ari:

'The Greatest Honor': Haiti-Born Cadet Weeps at His West Point Graduation

A powerful image of a West Point cadet standing at attention, tears streaking his face, has come to symbolize the raw emotion surrounding graduation from the prestigious military academy. "At this moment, I was... → Read More

'I Feel Sorry for Him': Mom in Deadly Christmas Day Fire Responds to Boyfriend's Allegations

A Connecticut woman whose former boyfriend accused her of leaving fireplace ashes in the mudroom of their Stamford home before a 2011 fire killed her three young children and parents told NBC's 'Today' show she... → Read More

Slain Ohio Family Member May Have Been Target of Facebook Threat

One of eight Ohio family members killed in a "pre-planned execution" may have been the target of a Facebook threat, according to a spokeswoman for the attorney general's office. → Read More

Virgin America Tops List of Best-Performing US Airlines, Spirit Lags

For the fourth year in a row, Virgin America tops the list of the country's best airlines, according to an annual report that found the industry performed better in 2015 but customer complaints still increased. → Read More

Accused Michigan Shooter's Uber Lawsuit Is a Hoax: Sheriff

A civil lawsuit purportedly filed on behalf of an Uber driver accused of shooting six people to death near Kalamazoo, Michigan, is a hoax, according to the sheriff's department. → Read More

Golden Retriever Puppy Gets Braces to Correct Tooth Alignment

The 6-month-old golden retriever showed off his “metal mouth” in photos posted Feb. 26 on the Facebook page of Michigan’s Harborfront Hospital for Animals. → Read More

Dog Joins Half Marathon, Finishes 7th

What started as a typical tough half-marathon ended as anything but when a bloodhound joined the race and snagged a seventh-place finish. → Read More

Couple Braves Blizzard for Stunning Engagement Shoot

This weekend’s blizzard packed a punch, but it couldn't keep one couple from celebrating their engagement in the nation's capital. → Read More

DC Mayor Apologizes for 'Inadequate Response' to Inch of Snow

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser apologized Thursday for the city's 'inadequate response' to an inch of snow and ice that crippled the capital city Wednesday night ahead of a major blizzard expected to arrive Friday. → Read More

Chobani Takes Legal Action Against Dannon Amid Spat Over Sweetener

Greek yogurt giant Chobani is taking legal action against rival Dannon amid an ongoing spat over a Chobani ad campaign targeting the use of artificial sweeteners. → Read More

'It Gets Me Mad': Tearful Obama Recalls Sandy Hook Massacre in Gun Speech

President Barack Obama wiped away tears remembering the first-graders killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School as he announced his executive actions on gun control Tuesday and implored lawmakers to stand... → Read More

Congressional Candidate Renounces NRA Membership After San Bernardino Massacre

Nevada Democratic congressional candidate John Oceguera says he's renouncing his membership in the National Rifle Association in the wake of a mass shooting in Southern California. → Read More

Attackers Had Pipe Bombs, Thousands of Bullets: Police

The suspects in the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, left behind a remote controlled explosive device that failed to detonate at the holiday party at a state-run center for people with developmental... → Read More

Family of 4-Year-Old With Epilepsy Fights for Medical Marijuana

Eight months ago, 4-year-old Addyson Benton suffered more than 100 seizures a day. Now, Addyson's parents can count her seizures on one hand and said their daughter is 'a kid again.' They attribute Addyson's... → Read More

Son Changed Story Twice in Couple's Disappearance: Warrant

The son of a missing southwestern Connecticut couple changed his story twice when asked what happened the day his parents vanished, according to the warrant for his arrest on a federal weapons charge. Text... → Read More

2 Bears Euthanized After Encounter With Hiker in Burlington

State officials have euthanized a bear that confronted a hiker in Connecticut last week, along with a second bear that also displayed aggressive behavior, according to the Department of Energy and Environmental... → Read More

Bear That Confronted CT Hiker Has History of Aggression: Officials

The black bear that prompted state officials to block off hiking trails in Connecticut last week after it was caught on camera circling a hiker has a history of aggression, according to the state Department... → Read More

Hiking Trails Closed in Burlington After Bear Nearly Bites Woman

State officials have closed trails at a Connecticut wildlife area after a hiker came dangerously close to a brazen black bear Friday afternoon. Hiker Stephanie Rivkin captured video of her close encounter... → Read More

Son of CT Couple Who Vanished After Debt Ruling Named Person of Interest: Source

The son of a Connecticut couple who vanished shortly after losing an appeal over millions in debt has been named a person of interest in their disappearance, according to a source close to the investigation. → Read More

Son of Missing Connecticut Couple Named Person of Interest in Their Disappearance: Source

The son of a wealthy Connecticut couple who vanished earlier this month has been named a person of interest in their disappearance, a source close to the investigation tells NBC Connecticut. → Read More