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Wife of Green Beret charged with murder speaks out

President Trump says he will review a case regarding a decorated Green Beret charged with murdering a suspected Taliban bomb maker while serving in Afghanistan. Maj. Matthew Golsteyn’s wife, however, says her husband did nothing wrong and needs no strings pulled. NBC’s Hallie Jackson reports for TODAY.

Here’s the problem with cash-free businesses

An increasing number of businesses are saying no to cash and instead requiring customers to pay with credit or debit cards. New York City councilman Ritchie Torres, who recently introduced a bill to ban cash-free businesses, joined THINK to explain why the trend is bad news for America's poorest consumers.

Blues goal disallowed on season’s weirdest play

In the first period of Tuesday’s game against the Florida Panthers, St. Louis Blues defender Robert Bortuzzo innocently dumped the puck into the offensive zone from just outside the blue line, where it bounced off of referee Tim Peel’s midsection and ended up in the back of the net behind Roberto Luongo.

Chris Redd: How comedy can be a force for social change

SNL’s Chris Redd talks about working with Donald Glover, Lorne Michaels, Lil Wayne and Future, how giving up on his dream to be a rapper paved the way to SNL, and why he thinks comedy can be a force for social change. Redd also opens up about his two auditions for SNL -- including getting high before a flight and learning he did not get the part but the Internet thought he did, and the second audition which landed him on the current cast. This exclusive discussion is from the second installmen

Thousands in South without power after massive storm

A massive cleanup effort is underway across areas of the South after a massive winter storm dumped more than a foot of snow on parts of the region. Even after a break in the weather Monday, many roads and neighborhoods are still covered in snow and ice, while some schools and business are still shut down. NBC national correspondent Miguel Almaguer reports for TODAY.

Top moments from former President George H.W. Bush’s state funeral

Former President George H.W. Bush was remembered in a powerful U.S. state funeral that was attended by approximately 3,000 people including President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump and first families Carter, Clinton and Obama. Former President George W. Bush paid tribute to his father in a moving eulogy before the 41st president will be laid to rest at the Bush Presidential Library in Texas.

Trump reacts to former lawyer Michael Cohen’s guilty plea

President Trump took questions Thursday about Michael Cohen, his former personal attorney who pleaded guilty to making false statements to Congress about work he did on a Trump real estate project in Russia. “Michael Cohen is lying, and he’s trying to get a reduced sentence for things that have nothing to do with me,” the president told reporters. NBC’s Lester Holt and Pete Williams report.

What Cohen’s new guilty plea means for President Trump

Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former attorney, is pleading guilty to making false statements to Congress about work he did on a Trump real estate project in Russia. NBC’s Hans Nichols reports that this news raises “questions about the truthfulness of people in Trump’s orbit” when they were discussing matters concerning Russia.

Les Moonves sought to keep sexual assault claims quiet, report says

Actress Bobbie Phillips broke her silence in a New York Times report about an alleged sexual assault by former CBS chairman and CEO Les Moonves. Phillips’ manager told the Times that Moonves offered her acting jobs in an effort to keep Phillips quiet. This report also suggests if Moonves was not completely forthcoming in the internal CBS investigation, his exit package may be affected. NBC’s Miguel Almaguer reports for TODAY.

Key Mueller witness: I lied and I’m ready to die in jail

In a blockbuster interview, key Mueller witness and Roger Stone associate Jerome Corsi admits to MSNBC’s Ari Melber that he lied to Congress, that he tried to get stolen Clinton emails back to the Trump campaign in 2016, that he “absolutely” intended to help the Trump campaign by doing so, that he told Roger Stone about John Podesta’s emails and that his lawyers are still communicating with Trump’s legal team “as if” there is a joint legal defense. Ari Melber also presses Corsi on