President Donald Trump directed his former White House Counsel Don McGahn to defy a congressional subpoena Monday, citing a Justice Department legal opinion that maintains McGahn would have immunity from testifying about his work as a close Trump adviser.
Trump's action, the latest in his efforts to block every congressional probe into him and his administration, is certain to deepen the open conflict between Democrats and the president. They've accused Trump and Attorney General William Barr of trying to stonewall and obstruct Congress' oversight duties.
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Inside a Catholic school in Portland, Oregon, high school sophomores break into groups to discuss some once-taboo topics: abusive relationships and consent.
At one desk, a girl with banana-colored fingernails begins jotting down some of the hallmarks of abuse: Physically hurting you, verbally abusive, can be one-sided. She pauses to seek input from her classmates, boys and girls alike, before continuing: "It messes up your mentality and your, like, confidence."
For the first time this year, Central Catholic High School, like public schools in the city, is using educators from a domestic violence shelter to teach kids about what it means to consent. The goal is to reduce sexual violence and harassment and help teens understand what behavior is acceptable — and what's not — before reaching adulthood.
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A 16-year-old boy from Guatemala who died in U.S. custody Monday had been held for six days — twice as long as federal law generally permits — then transferred to another holding facility after he was diagnosed with the flu.
The teenager, identified by U.S. Customs and Border Protection as Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vasquez, was the fifth minor from Guatemala to die after being apprehended by U.S. border agents since December.
Advocates demanded that President Donald Trump's administration act to safeguard the lives of children in detention as border crossings surge and the U.S. Border Patrol detains thousands of families at a time in overcrowded facilities, tents, and outdoor spaces.
Authorities are investigating after video surfaced on social media showing New Jersey police punching a 19-year-old suspect in the face as he was pinned to the ground, then dragging him across a street with one shoe over the weekend.
Cyprian Luke, of Morristown, was being taken into custody by Dover police early Sunday on charges of assault, criminal mischief and violating court orders when the footage apparently was shot. The exact sequence of the series of clips isn't exactly clear, and News 4 does not have information on what happened prior to the footage.
Dover's public safety director said the Morris County prosecutor's office is investigating and he could not comment further given the ongoing nature of the investigation. News 4 asked if the officers seen in the video had been placed on administrative leave and was told the cops were put "off duty."
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A New Hampshire cafeteria worker who was fired after giving a hungry student a free lunch has been offered a job with a world renowned chef.
Chef José Andrés, who is known for providing free meals to survivors of natural disasters, tweeted the story of Bonnie Kimball Friday and encouraged her to apply for a position at the celebrity chef's company, according to a report on News Center Maine.
A billionaire technology investor and philanthropist says he will provide grants to wipe out the student debt of the entire graduating class at Morehouse College — an estimated 40 million U.S.
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Police captured a man suspected of fatally shooting an Alabama police officer and injuring two others in a trailer park Sunday night, NBC News reports.
The officers were responding to a domestic disturbance at the Arrowhead Trailer Park when they were shot. The two injured officers are expected to recover, authorities said.
The suspect, Grady Wayne Wilkes, was "armed and definitely considered dangerous," Auburn police Chief Paul Register said at a news conference before Wilkes' capture, adding it was "probably the worst day of my time here." Wilkes, 29, is charged with capital murder, three counts of attempted murder and domestic violence.
Before he was caught, Wilkes was last seen at the trailer park wearing body armor over camo clothing and a helmet, according to an emergency blue alert activated by the state of Alabama.
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President Donald Trump on Monday discussed the decision to have former White House counsel Don McGahn defy a Congressional subpoena, and criticized a ruling that would allow Congress to subpoena his financial...
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The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced that it would provide $5 million to install carbon monoxide detectors in public housing, after an NBC News investigation revealed the lack of protections for millions of low-income tenants who live in federally subsidized rental units.
The funding for public housing authorities represents "the first time HUD is targeting grants specifically for the purchase and installation of carbon monoxide detectors,” the department said Monday in a press release and NBC News reported.
Carbon monoxide detectors are not currently required in HUD housing, despite the deaths of at least 13 residents from carbon monoxide poisoning since 2003, according to an NBC News tally based on federal records, interviews with local housing officials and local news reports. HUD does not keep an official tally of carbon monoxide deaths in the housing that it oversees.
“Carbon monoxide poisoning presents a risk to families living in public housing,” HUD Secretary Ben Carson said in the press release Monday. “This funding will allow more public housing authorities to purchase and install these lifesaving detectors.”
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An Arizona Border Patrol agent, facing criminal charges for hitting a migrant with a truck, sent text messages in which he referred to immigrants as “sh--bags” and “mindless, murdering savages.”
The use of such words is commonplace in the Tucson, Arizona, sector, the agent’s attorney said in court documents, although he’s backpedaling from that statement, NBC News reports.
Prosecutors obtained the texts that Matthew Bowen, 39, sent to other agents through a subpoena of phone records. The content of the text messages was first reported by the Arizona Daily Star.
The prosecutors wrote in a court document that Bowen’s text messages speak to his state of mind and his “intent on committing this civil rights crime.” They further stated the texts show “his subsequent effort to cover up his crime.”
Sean Chapman, Bowen’s attorney, has asked a judge to keep a jury from seeing the texts, saying that they don't aid a jury in determining if his client set out to use excessive force on this occasion and that Bowen's "'disdain' for aliens" is not relevant to the issues before the jury.
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Three handwritten wills have been found in the suburban Detroit home of Aretha Franklin, months after the death of the "Queen of Soul," including one that was discovered under cushions in the living room, a lawyer said Monday. The latest one is dated March 2014 and appears to give the famous singer's assets to family members. Some writing is hard to decipher, however, and the four pages have words scratched out and phrases in the margins.
Monitoring services like Bark and Gaggle say a growing number of students are using cloud-based platform Google Docs as a DIY social media network. In some instances, students are using the tool meant for...
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A doctor testifying Monday in a lawsuit challenging four abortion-restriction laws in Virginia said abortion is "one of the safest medical procedures that exist."
Dr. Mark Nichols, an obstetrician/gynecologist who worked for years as the medical director of a Planned Parenthood chapter in Oregon, testified as the first witness for women's health groups who are suing Virginia over laws they say are overly restrictive and limit access to abortion in the state.
The House intelligence committee has released two transcripts of closed-door interviews with President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, along with some exhibits from the testimony. The committee's decision to release the transcripts came two weeks after Michael Cohen reported to federal prison for a three-year sentence.
Four days in Tokyo. Then it's off to see Queen Elizabeth before a jaunt to Normandy, France, and perhaps time in Ireland.
A return trip to Japan? Why not. And throw in Seoul. Then it's back to France for President Donald Trump for a summit with world leaders.
The homebody president is preparing for a jet-setting summer of travel as he heads into 2020, with an itinerary that will see Air Force One fly more than 36,000 miles — almost 1.5 times the earth's circumference — not counting helicopter trips and motorcades.