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Oct 16th, 2010

Summary: There were two separate warnings to U.S. law enforcement authorities that an American businessman was plotting a terrorist attack in Mumbai, India, with the Pakistani extremist group Lashkar-e-Taiba, NBC News has confirmed. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on October 16, 2009, Aubrey Immelman reported on a concert by Jacob Wetterling’s favorite singer, Red Grammer, to mark the 20th anniversary of Jacob’s abduction on October 22, 1989.

Mar 22nd, 2009

Summary: According to NBC News chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel, there have been five different wars in Iraq, with the sixth war under way — America’s exit strategy. The first five war phases were Shock and Awe (March-April 2003), Nation-Building (2003-2004), Insurgency (2004-2005), Civil War (2006-2007), and The Surge (2007-2008).