Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth brought her newborn baby girl, Maile, to a vote on the Senate floor. Previously all children had been banned from the floor until a rule change was made.
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Undeterred by immigration politics, the 2018 National Teacher of the Year leads a Washington state classroom for refugees that runs on the same promise that's bestowed upon children and fuels newcomers to the American dream.
Mandy Manning plans to use her new platform to spread a message of unity, urging President Donald Trump to be a president for everyone in the United States.
"I would encourage him to go out into neighborhoods and into places where he hasn't gone before, to try to experience their lives...to continue our legacy of welcoming and being open and inviting of all peoples," Manning said.
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One student shot another in the ankle at a Florida high school and the suspected shooter is in custody, authorities said Friday.
The Marion County Sheriff's Office reported that the shooting happened Friday morning at Forest High School, which was put on lockdown. The injured student, a male, was taken to a local hospital for treatment of a non-life threatening injury.
Police say the suspected shooter is also a student at the school. His age was not available and no charges were immediately announced. The sheriff's office said no other schools in the county were under any threat.
An investigation into sexual misconduct allegations at the Swedish body that hands out the coveted Nobel Prize in Literature found Friday that "unacceptable behavior in the form of unwanted intimacy" has taken place within the ranks of the prestigious institution.
The secretive 18-member board has in recent weeks been embroiled in a sex-abuse scandal that investigators concluded was "not generally known." It has led to the departure of six of members of the Academy and tarnished the prize's reputation.
Sweden's prime minister, the king and the Nobel board have all expressed their concerns over a scandal that has sparked all around outrage in the Scandinavian nation that is known for its promotion of gender equality. On Thursday, thousands gathered outside the Swedish Academy to demand that all of its remaining members resign.
Bill Cosby's lawyers are scrambling to make sure jurors at his sexual assault retrial hear from accuser Andrea Constand's confidante before deliberations get underway next week — but they're having trouble getting the woman to cooperate.
Sheri Williams isn't responding to subpoena attempts, Cosby's lawyers said. Now they're seeking a judge's permission to read parts of her deposition into the record just as prosecutors did with Cosby's old testimony.
The TV star entered the courthouse Friday for Day 10 of the retrial, which is expected to go to the jury next week.
Judge Steven O'Neill was expected to rule Friday on his lawyers' request to use Williams' deposition.
Legendary U.S. gymnastics coaches Marta and Bela Karolyi have broken their silence about the alleged sexual abuse of young athletes at the hands of doctor Larry Nassar to say they knew nothing about it.
A number of gymnasts have said they were molested at the Karolyi ranch in Huntsville, Texas, which served until January as the national gymnastics training center. The Karolyis trained champion gymnasts for decades, but are no longer affiliated with USA Gymnastics, one of many ramifications in the scandal. Authorities raided the ranch in January.
Nassar is accused of abusing more than 100 children during exams that were ostensibly for medical treatment. Citing testimony in Nassar's sentencing, Marta Karolyi said that even parents in the same therapy room were unaware that Nassar was abusing their children.
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The Kushner Cos. has been subpoenaed by federal prosecutors for information related to an Associated Press report that the company filed dozens of false documents about its buildings in New York City.
The real estate company issued a statement saying it has "nothing to hide and is cooperating fully with all legitimate requests for information, including this subpoena."
The statement Thursday acknowledged that the federal subpoena arrived last month, a day after the AP reported the Kushner Cos. routinely filed false paperwork with the city stating it had zero rent-regulated tenants in buildings across the city when, in fact, it had hundreds.
Each passenger on board the Southwest Airlines flight that made an emergency landing in Philadelphia after an engine exploded and tore a hole in the plane will receive thousands of dollars in compensation.
The airline apologized and gave each passenger $5,000 in compensation and a $1,000 travel voucher, NBC News’ Tom Costello reported.
“Ours is a company and culture built on relationships,” Southwest said in a statement supplied to NBC10 Philadelphia. “Many of the Customers on that flight have flown with us before. We can confirm the communication and gesture are authentic and heartfelt.”
A marijuana-based treatment for severe forms of pediatric epilepsy is a step closer to approval by the Food and Drug Administration. FDA advisors voted Thursday to recommend approval for the drug that's...
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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, an outspoken supporter of Donald Trump since the early days of his campaign, is joining the team of lawyers representing the president in the special counsel's Russia investigation.
With the addition of Giuliani, Trump gains a former U.S. attorney, a past presidential candidate and a TV-savvy defender at a time when the White House is looking for ways to bring the president's involvement with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation to a close.
The president has been weighing whether to sit for questioning by Mueller's team, and his legal team has repeatedly met with investigators to define the scope of the questions he would face. Giuliani will enter those negotiations, filling the void left by attorney John Dowd, who resigned last month.
A Brooklyn Postal Service employee is facing charges after federal authorities found years of undelivered mail in his car and apartment, according to a complaint.
Aleksey Germash, an employee for USPS for 16 years, was charged with delaying or detaining mail. His arrest comes after a recent assignment to the Dyker Heights Post Office in Brooklyn.
Germash was brought in for questioning after USPS received a tip that there was a Nissan Pathfinder in the Dyker Heights area filled with more than 20 blue mails bags, according to the documents.
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A planned national high school walkout for gun control on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting Friday won't include student protests at the Colorado school that changed the way the nation viewed shootings.
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An acrid stink of petroleum sent Santa Barbara County firefighters scrambling three years ago in a search of a possible spill. When they arrived at Refugio State Beach, oil was staining the pristine sands and seeping into the surf. Uphill they discovered oil gushing like a fire hose "without a nozzle."
It would turn out to be the worst California coastal spill in 25 years, spreading a shimmering sheen out to sea that eventually deposited tar balls on beaches more than 100 miles (160 kilometers) away.
But were they looking at a crime scene?
Jurors being selected Thursday in Santa Barbara County Superior Court will determine if the company that operated the pipeline that ruptured, spilling at least 123,000 gallons (465,000 liters) of crude May 19, 2015, broke any laws.
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The brother of an unarmed man fatally shot in his grandmother's backyard by Sacramento police last month has been arrested for making death threats, according to the department.
Stevante Clark, 25, was arrested Thursday on charges of making threats to commit crime resulting in death and calling 911 with intent to annoy or harass, according to police records.
Clark is not eligible for bail and has a scheduled court hearing Friday.
Clark's public displays of grief and anger have put him in the spotlight since the shooting death of his 22-year-old brother.
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Lance Armstrong reached a $5 million settlement with the federal government in a whistleblower lawsuit that could have sought $100 million in damages from the cyclist who was stripped of his record seven Tour de France victories after admitting he used performance-enhancing drugs throughout much of his career.
The deal announced Thursday came as the two sides prepared for a trial that was scheduled to start May 7 in Washington. Armstrong's former U.S. Postal Service teammate Floyd Landis filed the original lawsuit in 2010 and is eligible for up to 25 percent of the settlement along with attorney fees paid by Armstrong.
Seeking millions it spent sponsoring Armstrong's powerhouse teams, the government joined the lawsuit against Armstrong in 2013 after his televised confession to Oprah Winfrey to using steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs and methods. Armstrong had already retired, but the confession shattered the legacy of one of the most popular sports figures in the world.