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2014: The year in review

NBC News takes a look back at the stories that defined 2014.

Salt warehouse collapses onto Chicago car dealership

A wall collapsed at the Morton Salt warehouse in Chicago this afternoon, sending dunes of salt onto cars at the nearby Acura dealership. The sign says 'When It Rains, It Pours'and pour it did

2-year-old fatally shoots mom in Idaho Walmart

A 29-year-old mother was fatally shot Tuesday in an Idaho Walmart when her 2-year-old son in the shopping cart grabbed a gun that was in her purse and shot her in an apparent accident, authorities said.

How millions of homeowners could save big

Millions of homeowners could save big money -- and possibly their homes -- by refinancing to today's historically low rates. But most don't even apply.

Report: police deaths increased by nearly 25% in 2014

One hundred twenty-six local, state and federal police officers lost their lives in 2014.

South Carolina sheriff takes boy on hunting trip after mix-up

A little boy desperately wanted to go hunting with anybody who might have taken him.

Steve Scalise says speech before a white nationalist group was a ‘mistake’

House Republican leadership is standing by Rep. Steve Scalise, the No. 3-ranking House Republican, in the wake of a firestorm of criticism surrounding his 2002 speech to a white supremacist group.

The worst apps of 2014

There's an app for that. But maybe there shouldn't be. With hundreds of thousands of new apps being released each year, it's becoming difficult to stand out from the crowd.

Hollywood sees ticket sales decline in 2014

The fact that a Marvel film ruled the 2014 box office isn't really a surprise, but the one that did is.

Holiday Danger: drinking & driving

We are right in the middle of the deadliest time of year for drunk driving.

Steve Scalise doesn't deny speech to white supremacist group

Rep. Steve Scalise, the No. 3-ranking House Republican, isn't denying a Louisiana blog's allegation that he spoke at a white supremacist forum in 2002.

Tensions remain high between Mayor de Blasio and NYPD

Tensions remain high between New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and members of the city's police force.

Massachusetts mom pleads not guilty to killing her babies

A mother whose infants were found dead amid squalid conditions in her Massachusetts home pleaded not guilty Monday to two counts of murder and other charges.

‘Screech’ actor appears in court after alleged stabbing incident

Dustin Diamond, the actor who played Screech on TV's "Saved By The Bell" appeared in a Wisconsin court today. Diamond is accused of stabbing a man in a bar fight on Christmas Day.

Former Virginia officer uses blue lights to support law enforcement

A Virginia man is leading a crusade to support law enforcement and all it takes is a few light bulbs. With just the flick of a switch and a few colored light bulbs,