• executive director Nov 30, 2019

    Exploiting the Exploited? Insiders Accuse Charity Of Cashing In On Sex Trafficking Concerns

    After allegations have been raised about Saved in America’s operations, NBC 7 Investigates sat down with the charity’s founder to discuss the nonprofit’s mission, rescue figures, and use of funds.

  • Attorney Nov 26, 2019

    3 Maryland Men Exonerated After 36 Years in Prison

    Three men incarcerated for 36 years in Maryland were exonerated Monday in the slaying of a Baltimore teenager after a review of their case. Alfred Chestnut, Ransom Watkins and Andrew Stewart were released from custody hours after a judge cleared their convictions and prosecutors dropped the charges. They were teenagers when they were sentenced to life in prison in 1984....

  • Department of State Nov 23, 2019

    New Documents Show Contacts Between Giuliani and Pompeo

    Newly released documents show Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani was in contact with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in the months before the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine was abruptly recalled. The State Department released the documents Friday to the group American Oversight in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. They show that Pompeo talked with Giuliani on...

  • Miami Nov 21, 2019

    South Florida CEO Making a Difference for Blind Community

    In 14 years running the nonprofit organization Miami Lighthouse for the Blind, Jacko is credited with growing its membership from 500 people to more than 23,000 people.

  • Miami Nov 21, 2019

    Woman Making a Difference for the Blind in South Florida

    NBC 6’s Arlene Borenstein introduces us to one executive who is not letting her disability stand in the way of helping others.

  • CEO Nov 20, 2019

    Divided US House Committee Backs Pot Decriminalization

    A divided U.S. House committee approved a proposal Wednesday to decriminalize and tax marijuana at the federal level, a vote that was alternately described as a momentous turning point in national cannabis policy or a hollow political gesture. The House Judiciary Committee approved the proposal 24-10 after more than two hours of debate. It would reverse a longstanding federal prohibition...

  • CEO Nov 20, 2019

    Divided US House Committee Backs Pot Decriminalization

    A divided U.S. House committee approved a proposal Wednesday to decriminalize and tax marijuana at the federal level, a vote that was alternately described as a momentous turning point in national cannabis policy or a hollow political gesture. The House Judiciary Committee approved the proposal 24-10 after more than two hours of debate. It would reverse a longstanding federal prohibition...

  • California Nov 17, 2019

    Illegal Pot Farms on Public Land Create Environmental Hazard

    Two months after two men were arrested at an illicit marijuana farm on public land deep in the Northern California wilderness, authorities are assessing the environmental impact and cleanup costs at the site where trees were clear-cut, waterways were diverted, and the ground was littered with open containers of fertilizer and rodenticide.

  • California Nov 14, 2019

    Climate Change Damaging Lifelong Health of Children Across the World, Medical Officials Warn

    Climate change is already damaging the health of children, and its impacts will harm the entire generation with serious health problems throughout their lives, according to a new report from the medical journal The Lancet. Scientists and health experts from 35 academic institutions and United Nations agencies said that children will suffer from a rise in infectious diseases, malnutrition and...

  • United States Nov 11, 2019

    Google Digitizes Artworks in Puerto Rico for 1st Time

    The 1953 painting by Rafael Tufiño Figueroa features his mother with a red scarf on her head, a determined look on her face and heavy expression lines, a depiction of a working-class woman that broke from conventional portraits of the time that focused largely on wealthy men.

  • President Nov 5, 2019

    Hundreds of Oklahoma Inmates Set Free

    More than 400 prisoners were released Monday as part of the largest commutation of sentences in U.S. history. NBC’s Jay Gray reports.

  • President Nov 5, 2019

    More Than 450 Oklahoma Inmates Walking Out of Prison Doors

    More than 450 inmates walked out the doors of prisons across Oklahoma on Monday as part of what state officials say is the largest single-day mass commutation in U.S. history. The release of inmates, all with convictions for low-level drug and property crimes, resulted from a bill signed by new Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt. The bill retroactively applied misdemeanor sentences...

  • President Nov 5, 2019

    More Than 450 Oklahoma Inmates Walking Out of Prison Doors

    More than 450 inmates walked out the doors of prisons across Oklahoma on Monday as part of what state officials say is the largest single-day mass commutation in U.S. history. The release of inmates, all with convictions for low-level drug and property crimes, resulted from a bill signed by new Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt. The bill retroactively applied misdemeanor sentences...

  • President Oct 31, 2019

    Officials: Mass Oklahoma Inmate Release Is Nation's Largest

    More than 400 Oklahoma inmates are expected to walk out of prison Monday in what state officials say is the largest single-day mass commutation in the nation’s history. The Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board is expected to approve the commutations Friday and forward them to Gov. Kevin Stitt, a former CEO who has made it a priority for Oklahoma to...

  • Donald Trump Oct 31, 2019

    State Dept. Official: Order to Withhold Ukraine Aid Came From Trump

    State Department advisor testified Wednesday that the order to withhold Ukraine military aid came “at the direction of the president.” Meanwhile, members of the House Rules Committee debated language set to be voted on by the entire House on Thursday. NBC’s Alice Barr reports.

  • Donald Trump Nov 1, 2019

    Ex-Trump Aide Confirms Biden Probe Linked to Ukraine Aid

    A former top White House official confirmed Thursday that military aid to Ukraine was held up by President Donald Trump’s demand for the ally to investigate Democrats and Joe Biden, but testified there’s nothing illegal, in his view, about the quid pro quo at the center of the Democrat-led impeachment inquiry. Tim Morrison, who stepped down from the National Security...

  • Donald Trump Oct 30, 2019

    Top Trump Adviser Steps Down Ahead of Impeachment Testimony

    President Donald Trump’s top adviser for Russian and European affairs is leaving his job at the White House, a day before he’s scheduled to testify before the House impeachment investigators, a senior administration official said Wednesday. Tim Morrison owes his job at the National Security Council to Trump, but his testimony Thursday in the House impeachment inquiry might be central...

  • Donald Trump Oct 30, 2019

    Top Trump Adviser Steps Down Ahead of Impeachment Testimony

    President Donald Trump’s top adviser for Russian and European affairs is leaving his job at the White House, a day before he’s scheduled to testify before the House impeachment investigators, a senior administration official said Wednesday. Tim Morrison owes his job at the National Security Council to Trump, but his testimony Thursday in the House impeachment inquiry might be central...

  • D.C. Oct 30, 2019

    American Students' Performance Lags on Nation's Report Card

    The latest Nation’s Report Card is painting a dismal picture of math and reading achievement among American fourth and eighth graders despite a few bright spots. Students in the nation’s capital, which faced multiple scandals in its public school system last year, made significant gains in both reading and math this year, according to the National Assessment of Education Progress....

  • Attorney General Oct 29, 2019

    Federal Judge Blocks Alabama's Tough Abortion Law

    A federal judge on Tuesday blocked Alabama’s near-total abortion ban from taking effect next month and called the law — part of a wave of new abortion restrictions by conservative states — clearly unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson issued a preliminary injunction temporarily blocking Alabama from enforcing the law that would make performing an abortion a felony in almost...

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