NBC News Top Stories 8 April 2018

Will Trump's angry tweets on Syria precede U.S. missiles?

Last year's U.S. strike on Syria didn't deter Assad. Trump may feel obliged to try again, to avoid appearing weak.

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Suspected Syria chemical attack reportedly kills dozens

"These reports, if confirmed, are horrifying and demand an immediate response by the international community," a State Department spokesperson said.

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High teacher turnover adds fuel to march on statehouses

"I don't know what I'm going to do," one teacher said. "I love teaching and I love the kids, but I don't know that I can continue to do it."

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With Shohei Ohtani, MLB follows path forged by past Japanese stars

In the more than two decades since Japanese players returned to the MLB, the league has learned how to accommodate the fanfare that comes with them.

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Reed holds off Spieth, Fowler at Masters for first major victory

Patrick Reed was able to withstand impressive runs from Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler to secure his first career major win on Sunday at the Masters.

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Heidi Heitkamp bets big on small-state politics to save her seat

The North Dakota Democrat is one of the GOP's top Senate targets in the midterm elections.

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Trump uncharacteristically slams Putin after reports of Syria attack

The tweets and alleged attack in Syria sparked responses from lawmakers in both parties.

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Does Trump's response help or hurt Stormy Daniels' legal claims?

It's often the case that just a few unplanned words by a litigant can alter the course of litigation — but it's also not that simple.

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GOP Sen. Rounds defends EPA's Scott Pruitt

The Republican senator says Pruitt is under attack for implementing Trump's policies.

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'Roseanne' reboot reveals Red/Blue divide

Democrats are more likely to watch certain shows than Republicans and vice versa, but generally speaking, the most popular shows look similar.

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