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Silvia C.has a job cleaning houses, but she still relies on government assistance to help keep her two daughters safe and healthy. Her 8-year-old has asthma and, without benefits, Silvia is not sure she could afford her child's medication.
When Silvia, a Washington resident, noticed Spanish-language news reports about the Department of Homeland Security’s proposed changes for immigrants participaing in some government programs, her initial reaction was one of fear.
The medical school that Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam attended is set to share the results of an investigation into how a racist photo appeared on a 1984 yearbook page.
Eastern Virginia Medical School will make the results public during a news conference late Wednesday morning.
The independent investigation was conducted by the law firm McGuireWoods on behalf of the medical school in Norfolk.
Thousands of letters and emails were sent to alumni asking for information.
Lena Bartula, at age 71, is an accomplished artist and proud grandmother who had an unsettling experience as she passed through North Texas on her way to visit her granddaughter in Oregon.
In fact, a nightmare, she said, would be a better description for when police officers slapped handcuffs on her at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport after they found cannabidiol (CBD) oil in her travel bag.
The Fort Worth native, who now lives in an artist community in Mexico, was told she was under arrest.
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McDonald's Corp. says it's enhancing training and offering a new hotline for workers in response to mounting allegations of sexual harassment.
On Tuesday, the labor group Fight for $15 filed 25 sexual harassment charges against McDonald's with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The American Civil Liberties Union and the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund are providing legal support.
Among those filing complaints is Jamelia Fairley, who works at a company-owned store in Sanford, Florida. In a conference call with media, Fairley said she was harassed by two male employees who would rub up against her, pinch her and make explicit comments.
U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris is offering a new bill to address racial disparities in maternal health care, one of several plans by 2020 Democratic presidential candidates on the issue.
Harris' bill, first introduced in 2018, would create some $150 million in grant programs to medical schools and states to fight implicit racial bias in health care for women. The legislation, co-sponsored in the House by Rep. Alma Adams, D-N.C., is aimed at improving medical care for groups of women who, research suggests, might be denied first rate care because of their race.
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson was asked Tuesday by Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., if he would let his grandmother live in public housing. Their heated exchange came during a hearing...
The debate over whether to open an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump intensified among House Democrats on Tuesday as former White House counsel Don McGahn defied a congressional subpoena to provide testimony, NBC News reported.
“There’s a growing understanding that the impeachment process is inevitable — when, not if,” said House Budget Committee Chairman John Yarmuth, D-Ky.
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A federal grand jury has indicted the man suspected in a deadly shooting at a synagogue in San Diego last month; he is now facing 113 federal counts, including hate crimes. John T. Earnest, 19, was charged with 109 federal counts on May 9 in connection with the April 27 shooting at the Chabad of Poway Synagogue in San Diego, California. Tuesday’s indictment adds four counts for discharging a firearm during crimes of violence, the Office of U.S. Attorney Southern District of California Robert S. Brewer, Jr., said.
Reality has set in during the three weeks since President Donald Trump and Democratic congressional leaders agreed to work together on a $2 trillion package to invest in roads, bridges and broadband.
Republican leaders in Congress have shown little enthusiasm for the price tag, and even less for the idea of raising the federal fuel tax to help pay for upgrading the nation's infrastructure. Trump himself has suggested that Democrats are somehow setting a trap to get him to go along with a tax increase.
Trump and Democratic lawmakers will meet at the White House on Wednesday for Round 2 of their infrastructure talks.
Supporters of abortion rights flooded state capitols, town squares and courthouses around the country Tuesday to protest a wave of new laws restricting women's access to abortion that have passed in several states.
Dozens of groups, including Planned Parenthood, ACLU, Emily’s List, NARAL Pro-Choice America and the Women’s March, organized more than 400 demonstrations in all 50 states as part of the National Day of Action to Stop the Bans.
"Across the country, we are seeing a new wave of extreme bans on abortion, stripping away reproductive freedom and representing an all-out assault on abortion access," organizers said. “This is Trump’s anti-choice movement… and it’s terrifying, particularly for women of color and low-income women who are most affected by these bans.”
The Justice Department and the House Intelligence Committee reached a deal over documents from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation Wednesday after the prosecutors' office said it is willing to provide them to the congressional panel as long as the panel agrees not to take any action against Attorney General William Barr.
The unusual request comes after the committee's chairman, Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff of California, warned that the committee would take an unspecified "enforcement action" against Barr or the Justice Department after they refused to hand over an unredacted version of Mueller's report and other documents related to the Russia investigation that shadowed Donald Trump's presidency for nearly two years.
Schiff postponed a vote on an enforcement measure in light of the agreement, saying Wednesday that 12 categories of intelligence materials will be turned over during the week.
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Kohl’s, J.C. Penney and Home Depot executives were united in their messaging against additional taxes on imports from China, as they spoke with analysts during post-earnings conference calls Tuesday.
Kohl’s, which saw its stock dive to a 52-week low after cutting its earnings estimates, blamed part of the reason for its lower forecast on a hit from tariffs.
“Right now these tariffs primarily affect our China-sourced merchandise in our home and accessories business,” CFO Bruce Besanko told analysts on a post-earnings call.
Armed robberies have gotten so common aboard buses in Mexico City that commuters have come up with a clever if disheartening solution: Many are buying fake cellphones, to hand over to thieves instead of their real smartphones.
Costing 300 to 500 pesos apiece — the equivalent of $15 to $25 — the "dummies" are sophisticated fakes: They have a startup screen and bodies that are dead ringers for the originals, and inside there is a piece of metal to give the phone the heft of the real article.
That comes in handy when trying to fool trigger-happy bandits who regularly attack the buses, big and small, that ferry people from the poorer outlying suburbs to jobs in the city center.
The location of a new school in Silicon Valley is attracting heavy criticism from parents and air quality experts, who fear its close proximity to a concrete plant may pose serious and long-term health risks to students.
An NBC Bay Area Investigation reveals the approval process to build Stratford School, a private elementary and middle school, right next to the Tri City Rock concrete plant was the result of an unfortunate chain of events that included inaccurate permit applications, poor communication between government agencies, and other bureaucratic blunders.
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Because he is willing to share his story of depression and raise awareness of mental health issues, Michael Phelps was given the fifth annual Morton E. Ruderman Award in Inclusion on Tuesday night in Boston.