Congress has rejected a veto by President Barack Obama for the first time since he became president.
The House voted 348-77 Wednesday to override his veto of legislation and allow the families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for the kingdom's alleged backing of the attackers.
The Senate had voted 97-1 to override his veto.
The lawsuit legislation now becomes law despite elements that Obama and top Pentagon officials warn could put U.S. troops and interests at risk.
A teenager opened fire at a South Carolina elementary school Wednesday, wounding two students and a teacher before the suspect was taken into custody, a law enforcement officer said.
Hillary Clinton sought Wednesday to build on her widely praised debate performance by making a direct appeal to younger voters whose enthusiasm drove Bernie Sanders' unlikely campaign.
Clinton was joining Sanders on the campaign trail for the first time since they held a "unity" rally in July in an attempt to unify the Democratic Party. Since then, Clinton has continued struggling to win over young Americans who formed a critical pillar of the coalition that twice elected President Barack Obama.
The setting for the latest display of unity between Clinton and her primary rival — New Hampshire — was indicative of the areas where Clinton's campaign believes she still has the most work to do. Sanders, from neighboring Vermont, resoundingly defeated Clinton in the February primary in New Hampshire, a battleground state in the November election.
Congressional leaders have broken a stalemate over money to address the Flint, Michigan, water crisis, clearing the way Wednesday for a spending bill needed to keep the government running until December.
The hybrid spending measure — the last major item on Capitol Hill's pre-election agenda — would fund the battle against the mosquito-borne Zika virus and provide rebuilding assistance to flood-ravaged Louisiana.
The Senate voted 72-26 to advance the bill and the House was expected to approve the measure later Wednesday.
Demonstrators rallied in front of a police station in San Diego’s East County Wednesday demanding a federal investigation into the deadly police shooting of an unarmed black man and the full release of a video that shows the encounter.
Signs in hand, protesters gathered at the El Cajon Police Department (ECPD) in their quest for answers into the fatal shooting of Alfred Olango, who was described by a family friend as a refugee from Uganda. NBC 7 has not confirmed Olango's background.
“We’re looking for procedural justice,” said Bishop Cornelius Bowser, of Charity Apostolic Church, at the rally. “We don’t want to see a still picture of him pointing something that was not a gun. We want to see the whole story, so put the whole video out.”
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One senior official familiar with the investigation said the men are thought to be flight attendants. They were identified from a security camera at the hotel where they were staying. The men have never been considered suspects; authorities have said they wanted to recover the luggage to assist in their investigation. Officials say the the FBI believes it knows where the men are and is trying to reach them. The FBI's New York office released a photo of the two men on Sept. 21, four days after the bombing.
A crowd of people angry over the shooting death of an unarmed black man in El Cajon has blocked streets and come face to face with uniformed law enforcement officers in San Diego's East County.
A dozen San Diego County Sheriff's deputies appeared to be trying to keep the protesters from getting onto State Route 67.
On Tuesday, officers with the El Cajon Police Department (ECPD) shot and killed Alfred Olango during an encounter in the parking lot of a shopping center in the 800 block of Broadway. Police said Olango was reported to be "acting erratically" and did not follow orders to remove his hands from the pockets of his pants.
First lady Michelle Obama warned against voting for someone who "has no chance to win" the presidential election, calling a vote for third-party candidates "a vote for Hillary's opponent." Speaking at a rally at La Salle University's Tom Gola Arena in Philadelphia, the first lady also said that Americans who don't vote at all, also risk putting Donald Trump in the White House. She never mentioned Trump by name during her nearly 30-minute speech, but criticized "Clinton's opponent" for his attack on women, immigrants, as well as the Republican nominee's temperament.
Internet meme Pepe the Frog has been declared a symbol of hate by the Anti-Defamation League. The green amphibian has been frequently used by alt-right campaigners, Donald Trump supporters and white supremacist groups, reported NBC News.
While Pepe’s origin as the “feels good man” is inoffensive, it has recently been appropriated for bigoted, anti-Semitic themes according to the ADL.
"Although Pepe memes have many defenders, the use of racist and bigoted versions of Pepe memes seems to be increasing, not decreasing," ADL announced in their inclusion of the meme into the database of hate symbols.
The frog has been posted on social media by presidential candidate Donald Trump and his son in various contexts, including a play on a poster of “The Expendables” to “The Deplorables,” featuring Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, alt-right icon Milo Yiannopoulos and Pepe the Frog.
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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump used a surprise stop in Chicago Wednesday to target Hillary Clinton for failing the bar exam in Washington D.C. years ago and claimed he would be "the greatest president for jobs that God has ever created." “Hillary Clinton, who I happen to believe is grossly incompetent, by the way, I just feel she’s grossly incompetent,” Trump said at Chicago’s Polish National Alliance, “Hillary Clinton is going to increase taxes and she didn’t pass her bar exam in Washington, D.C. A lot of people don’t know that.”
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President Barack Obama is preparing to send more troops to Iraq to help reclaim the city of Mosul from the Islamic State group, U.S. officials said Wednesday.
The troops will train and advise Iraqi forces as planning for the Mosul operation ramps up, officials said. Though the precise number of troops was not immediately disclosed, one official said roughly 600 additional troops would be sent.
It wasn't clear whether the troops would include special operations forces, some of which are already serving in Iraq.