Lauren Manning was one of the few employees of her firm to survive the attacks on the World Trade Center, but suffered massive burn injuries. She credits her will to survive to the memory of her colleagues. "I took absolute personal responsibility that they wouldn't get another one," she says.
Heather Courtney's documentary is part war story, part small-town homecoming saga. Where Soldiers Come From follows a group of young Michigan men who sign up for the National Guard and serve together in Afghanistan.
A new opera tells the story of Rick Rescorla, head of security for Morgan Stanley, who helped thousands escape the south tower but lost his own life. The opera premieres Saturday night in San Francisco.
For Round 7 of the writing contest, submissions must have a character come to town and someone leave town. Each piece of writing has to be read in less than three minutes, so no longer than 600 words. This round will be judged by author Danielle Evans.
For kids in the 1970s, The Fonz was the epitome of cool. Henry Winkler played the '50s greaser on Happy Days, who got all the girls and made vending machines spit out free sodas with his fist. We've invited "Fonzie" to answer three questions about Ponzi schemes.
NBC News chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel details what it's like to report from some of the more dangerous war zones on the planet. He also discusses his recent dispatches from Egypt and Libya, where he was subject to tear gas attacks and artillery fire.
Exquisite creations for the world's top designers are in the works at a 130-year-old embroidery studio in Paris. At Maison Lesage, a small army of highly skilled sewers — affectionately called petites mains, or "little hands" — draw, sew and embroider for the biggest names in fashion.
Scary landscapes and spirit creatures appear in many ghost stories. But author Alan Heathcock knows that for the best of them, only the writings of Algernon Blackwood will do. These spooky tales will have you shivering with fright and delight.
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