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As the fallout over President Donald Trump's use of a vulgarity bleeds into a second week, aides to the president are locked in an internal debate over which version of the word the president used to describe certain countries during immigration talks with senators.
Trump was said to have uttered "s--thole" during last Thursday's conversation in the Oval Office, a version backed up by Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and some Republicans.
Asked about Trump's comments challenging his honesty, Durbin told reporters Tuesday: "I stand by every word I said about what was said."
But Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen testified under oath Tuesday that she "did not hear" Trump use the vulgarity to describe African countries. She said she didn't "dispute the president was using tough language."
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A Riverside County sheriff's captain said Tuesday that authorities had no previous contact with a couple in Perris, California, accused of starving and imprisoning their 13 children inside their home, where at least three of the siblings were shackled to furniture.
At a news conference Tuesday morning, Riverside County Sheriff's Capt. Greg Fellows told reporters that the children's mother, 49-year-old Louise Ann Turpin, seemed "perplexed as to why we were at that residence."
Louise Turpin and her husband, David Allen Turpin, 57, were arrested Sunday on suspicion of torture and child abuse.
One after one, gymnasts and other victims of a disgraced former sports doctor stepped forward in a Michigan courtroom Tuesday to recount the sexual abuse and emotional trauma Larry Nassar inflicted on them as children — one with the warning that "little girls don't stay little forever."
Nearly 100 women and girls planned to speak or have their statements read during an extraordinary four-day sentencing hearing. Many of them cried as they told their stories. Some requested that their identities not be made public. The judge consoled the victims and said they should not blame themselves.
The Trump administration on Tuesday appealed a judge's ruling temporarily blocking its decision to end protections for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants and announced plans to seek a U.S. Supreme Court review even before an appeals court issues a decision.
Attorneys for the U.S. Department of Justice said in a court filing that they were appealing the Jan. 9 ruling by a federal judge preventing President Donald Trump from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
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A Detroit man who had lived in the U.S. for nearly 30 years has been deported to Mexico.
Jorge Garcia came to the U.S. with his family when he was 10 years old and has long sought legal status. The 39-year-old landscaper was too old to qualify for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which is limited to immigrants who were born after June 15, 1982.
Garcia was deported on Monday and can't return to the U.S. for a decade.
Tempted to stifle a loud or untimely sneeze? Let it out instead, doctors in England warned Monday based on the very unusual case of a man who ruptured the back of his throat when he tried to suppress a sneeze.
In a case study published in the journal BMJ Case Reports, doctors described their initial confusion when the previously healthy man turned up in the emergency room of a Leicester hospital, complaining of swallowing difficulties and "a popping sensation" in his swollen neck.
The 34-year-old patient told them his problems started after he tried to stop a forceful sneeze by pinching his nose and closing his mouth. He eventually lost his voice and spent a week in the hospital.
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An attempt to oust President Donald Trump's hotel business from managing a luxury hotel in Panama has turned bitter, with accusations of financial misconduct.
Trump Hotels is contesting its firing, and its staff ran off a team of Marriott executives invited last month to visit the property during a search for a new hotel operator, according to two people familiar with the matter.
After the owners' association accused Trump Hotels of mismanagement and financial misconduct in a $15 million arbitration claim, the company owned by the president fired back with a $200 million counterclaim and refused to turn over the property's financial records. When a team from Marriott International Inc. came to the property at the invitation of the hotel's majority owner, Trump staff asked them to leave, according to the two people, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss publicly what happened behind the scenes.
Charges could be filed in connection with the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, even though the gunman responsible for killing 58 people is dead, a lawyer for Las Vegas police told a judge Tuesday.
Attorney Nicholas Crosby did not identify new evidence or suspects but said charges might be possible depending on the results of an ongoing investigation. Sheriff Joe Lombardo and the FBI have said they believe Stephen Paddock acted alone to carry out the Oct. 1 shooting that also injured hundreds before killing himself.
The first of more than 100 women sexually abused by former USA Gymnastics team physician Dr. Larry Nassar took the stand Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, ahead of his sentencing.
President Donald Trump's overall health "is excellent" and he did "exceedingly well" on cognitive screening. That's according to his White House physician, Navy doctor Ronny Jackson.
Facebook announced last week that it would start prioritizing “meaningful posts from friends and family in News Feed” with less content from pages, publishers and brands.
But former Facebook employees told NBC News that the network’s laser focus on profits has failed its users and that its move now to self-regulate may be too little, too late.
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U.S. Capitol Police arrested a suspected stalker outside the D.C. office of Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.).
According to a special agent’s affidavit, officers arrested Amos Olagunju at Sinema’s seventh floor office in the Longworth House Office Building Friday. The affidavit said Olagunju has menaced Sinema since 2014, despite warnings from U.S. Capitol Police and two court-ordered injunctions that he not contact her.
A deal between President Donald Trump and Congress to protect young immigrants from deportation remained distant Tuesday, as House Republicans leaders shifted to a painful backup plan: crafting a stopgap funding bill that would merely delay the threat of an election-year shutdown.
The focus on a budget Plan B — another temporary measure that would buy time for more talks — was the latest sign of a breakdown in bipartisan deal-making in a Congress that has struggled to find common ground even on areas of broad agreement.
More than 60 groups, including foreign governments, political campaigns and business organizations, spent money at Trump-branded properties across the U.S. last year, according to a report Tuesday by a watchdog group that has long been critical of how such spending could be used to influence the president.
Public Citizen, which compiled media reports and publicly available government data, cited moves by groups associated with at least three foreign governments — Saudi Arabia, Malaysia and Kuwait — to book rooms and host events last year at the Trump International Hotel in Washington.
This year’s influenza epidemic is widespread across the entire United States and putting a strain on hospitals, according to officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
And although not record-setting, the season is severe, with the deaths of 20 children reported, and it is revealing weaknesses in the healthcare system.
Hospitals have been forced to set up triage tents in parking lots, divert ambulances and ask emergency department staff to work double shifts.
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