Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:

In throwing the full weight of the U.S. government behind the protesters, the administration risks helping Iranian authorities dismiss the demonstrations as the product of American instigation.

The decision by the Utah Republican, who has spent more than 40 years in the Senate, opens the door for former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney to run for his seat.

The bone-chilling cold gripping much of the U.S. is breaking century-old records and is being blamed for several deaths.

The president is threatening to cut off U.S. aid money to the Palestinian Authority while acknowledging that the Middle East peace process appears to be stalled.

A Canadian man recently freed with his American wife and children after years of being held in Afghanistan now faces at least a dozen charges including sexual assault.

Not since the end of Prohibition in 1933 has such an expansive illegal economy been reshaped into a legal one.

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2018 is on track to be a banner year when it comes to women running for office, from U.S. senator to governor to state legislatures.

After strong gains in 2017, stocks get off to a positive start and set more records on the first day of trading in the new year.

NBC News appoints Hoda Kotb as co-anchor of the "Today" show's first two hours with Savannah Guthrie.

The former soccer star's election as Liberia's president is a lesson in how sports fame can help propel figures with humble beginnings to positions of great importance.

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