President Barack Obama is getting one more chance to poke fun at fellow politicians, the press and himself at the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner.
The dinner Saturday night comes amid a fierce presidential campaign that should provide plenty of material for after-dinner remarks by Obama and this year's professional comic, TV host Larry Wilmore.
Republican front-runner Donald Trump, a regular in recent years, isn't expected to be among the host of Hollywood stars, athletes and government officials at the ballroom of the Washington Hilton.
Sen. Ted Cruz doubled down on his criticism of Donald Trump and others who are against so-called “bathroom bills,” and responded to reality TV star and transgender activist Caitlyn Jenner.
In an interview with NBC’s Chuck Todd, Cruz claimed Trump, president Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton want to pass a law “that says any adult man can go into a girls’ restroom if he feels like a woman at that minute.”
Trump was asked on the “Today” show about the legislation — like the one passed in North Carolina last month — and he said Jenner can use any bathroom she wanted at Trump Tower. Jenner took his offer and posted a video to Facebook, and reference Cruz by saying: “By the way Ted, nobody got molested.”
"The real danger is not people who are transgendered. It's people who are predators,” Cruz responded, calling it a “common sense” issue. "People who are predators…use that law as an excuse to go target our kids. And that is a real danger," he said.
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The Rev. Daniel Berrigan, a Roman Catholic priest and peace activist who was imprisoned for burning draft files in a protest against the Vietnam War, died Saturday. He was 94.
Berrigan died at Murray-Weigel Hall, a Jesuit health care community in New York City after a "long illness," according to Michael Benigno, a spokesman for the Jesuits USA Northeast Province.
"He died peacefully," Benigno said.
Thousands are expected to rally in cities across the United States on Sunday for immigrant and worker rights and against what they see as hateful presidential campaign rhetoric.
Events are planned in cities from New York to Los Angeles to call for better wages for workers, an end to deportations and support for an Obama administration plan to give work permits to immigrants in the country illegally whose children are American citizens.
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Officials are searching for a missing person near the same area where a woman and her four great-grandchildren were killed in heavy rain and flooding in east Texas, NBC News reported.
A task force was searching for the person who went missing outside the city of Palestine as floods hit Anderson County, a spokesperson said.
The bodies of 64-year-old Lenda Asberry and her great-grandchildren Jamonicka Johnson, 6; Von Anthony Johnson Jr., 7; Devonte Asberry, 8, and Venetia Asberry, 9, were discovered dead after floodwaters receded. She was their legal guardian, her son told NBC Dallas-Fort Worth.
Eastern Texas, southeastern Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi and west Tennessee remained under flash flood watches on Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.
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A bill that that would allow minors with certain debilitating conditions to use Connecticut's medical marijuana program has cleared its final legislative hurdle.
The Senate late Friday voted 23-11 in favor of the bill, which already passed in the House of Representatives. It now moves to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's desk. He is expected to sign it.
"We introduced this bill to support those who need it - this is a deeply emotional issue for many families," said Chris Collibee, spokesperson for Malloy. "Delivering access to ease illness is something many states have passed. It's the right thing to do."
A 25-year-old father was arrested on suspicion of child endangerment after he left his 8-month-old daughter in a car for an hour while he went inside a North Hollywood gym, police said.
The man, identified as Solomon Allen, was arrested Friday at 10 a.m. after a passerby reported seeing an infant in a parked car in the garage of a 24-hour Fitness gym located in the 5300 block of Lankershim Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
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President Barack Obama pulled out the punches during the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in Washington, D.C., Saturday, taking jabs at the candidates vying for the Republican nomination.
A Confederate monument will be removed from a spot near the University of Louisville campus where it has stood since 1895.
The stone monument honoring Kentuckians who died for the Confederacy in the Civil War will be moved to another location, University President James Ramsey and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said during a surprise announcement Friday. The monument is capped with a statue of a Confederate soldier.
"It's time for us to move this monument to a more appropriate place," Ramsey said while standing in front of the stone memorial, which sits next to the university's gleaming Speed Art museum that just completed a $60 million renovation.
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Thousands of undocumented Cuban migrants are stranded in Panama, straining humanitarian agencies amid fears that the United States' immigration policy could soon change, NBC News reported.
According to Panamanian government figures, there are more than 2,700 Cuban migrants in the country. About 1,400 of those are in one camp in Paso Canoas, a border town that spills into neighboring Costa Rica.
There is an increased police presence at the border crossing, though it's unclear how many migrants the officers — some in riot gear — have actually stopped.
When President Barack Obama announced in December 2014 that the U.S. and Cuba would move toward restoring diplomatic ties, it sparked a new wave of rumors that U.S. immigration policy regarding Cubans would change sooner rather than later — leading many of the migrants to risk the journey through Central America.
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Recent floods across Texas have inundated oil wells and fracking sites, flushing crude oil and toxic fracking chemicals into the state's rivers.
State emergency management officials have taken dozens of photographs that show sheens and plumes spreading from tipped tanks and flooded production sites during the March flood of the Sabine River on the Texas-Louisiana border. Earlier photos showed similar scenes from last year's floods of the Trinity, Red and Colorado rivers.
A six-story residential building collapsed in heavy rain in Nairobi, killing 10 people and injuring at least 134, Kenyan officials said Saturday.
Interior Minister Joseph Nkaissery confirmed the deaths. The Kenya Red Cross said 150 building units and adjacent homes were affected. Rescuers said they could hear voices of five people trapped in the building and said it will be difficult to remove the concrete slabs using heavy machinery without endangering those stuck in the rubbled, said nominated legislator Johnson Sakaja.