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GOP debate highlights: DeSantis, Haley spar ahead of Iowa caucuses as Trump holds townhall
The latest news and live updates on the 2024 election. Tonight, Haley and DeSantis will face-off in a CNN GOP presidential debate as Trump leads a Fox News town hall.
Starbucks sued for allegedly using coffee from farms with rights abuses while touting its ‘ethical’ sourcing
Virginia elects first Black speaker of the state House
The Virginia House of Delegates on Wednesday swore in the chamber's first Black speaker in its 405-year history that included serving as the capital of the Confederacy, Delegate Don Scott, whose personal story includes an arrest for drugs, a federal prison sentence and a rise through the ranks of a …
Biden campaigns in South Carolina as he struggles to build Black voter support
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Amid declining support from Black voters, President Joe Biden headed Monday to Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, the site of a horrific hate crime in which a white supremacist massacred nine worshippers in 2015 — what his campaign sees as a high-stakes address as he kicks off …
Ray Epps, a Jan. 6 defendant 'scapegoated' by far-right media, sentenced to probation
WASHINGTON — A Donald Trump supporter who faced threats after far-right conspiracy theorists and then-Fox News host Tucker Carlson falsely suggested he was a secret government operative who entrapped other Jan. 6 rioters was sentenced to probation on Tuesday. Ray Epps, who was on the grounds of the Capitol on …
Republican presidential candidates gear up for final week before Iowa caucuses
Phillips and Williamson blast DNC over letter to New Hampshire MANCHESTER, N.H. — Rep. Dean Phillips, D-Minn., and Marianne Williamson tonight accused the Democratic National Committee of trying to subvert democracy with its letter calling the Jan. 23 New Hampshire primary "meaningless." Phillips and Williamson, who are both challenging Biden …
Anti-U.S. opinion in Arab countries grows over support for Israel, leaders tell Blinken
Biden, Saudis call for Israeli restraint as Gaza suffers another bloody day GAZA/TEL AVIV/CAIRO— Pressure grew on Israel on Monday from its staunch ally the United States and from Middle East powers to ease its assault on Gaza as its forces said they engaged in “tough battles” against Hamas militants …
Republican candidates criss-cross Iowa in final 10-day stretch to caucuses
Why Trump can't use the 'idiot' defense other Jan. 6 defendants often lean on For the past three years, defense lawyers seeking leniency for Jan. 6 rioters have often struck a similar theme in trying to explain to federal judges and Washington juries how their clients fell for thoroughly debunked …
The housing market’s deep slump, in five charts
The U.S. housing market is slumping. Home sales have dropped this year, as high prices, high borrowing costs and a low supply of available homes have combined to send potential buyers to the sidelines. Here are five charts that show the state of the housing market. The annual rate of …
Kennedy was assassinated decades ago. Could the 2024 campaign push the final sets of documents into public view?
WASHINGTON — Last year marked the 60th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, and despite widespread public skepticism surrounding the official narrative of the case and legislation mandating transparency, there are still 4,700 documents related to the case that are partially or heavily redacted. The …
Rep. Lauren Boebert to switch congressional districts and run in safer GOP territory
Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., announced Wednesday that she'll be seeking the GOP nomination next year in a neighboring congressional district that's solidly Republican, instead of her district where she eked out a win against a Democratic opponent during the 2022 midterms. Boebert said she would be running in Colorado's 4th …
Adjusting to new lives, Chicago's Rohingya look to aid those still in Myanmar
When Nasir Bin Zakaria arrived in Chicago in 2013, there were just around 300 Rohingya families in the city from his native Myanmar, also known as Burma. He said the word Rohingya drew blank stares from Americans he encountered. “If you asked anyone in the United States: ‘Do you know …
Jury deliberations begin in Rudy Giuliani defamation trial: Highlights
Giuliani departs courthouse, does not speak to press Giuliani left the courthouse shortly after it was announced that the jury deliberations would resume tomorrow morning. Unlike previous days in the trial, Giuliani declined to speak to the press while leaving the building. The jury has ended its deliberations for the …
Fani Willis’ other fight: The Fulton County DA’s battle for accountability after lethal shootings by federal officers
Defying presidents and Congress, the ATF, DEA, FBI and U.S. Marshals shroud their shootings in secrecy
U.N. establishes fund for developing nations affected by climate change
Delegates from the almost 200 nations attending the global COP28 climate summit in Dubai reached a breakthrough agreement on Thursday that establishes a fund for loss and damage in developing countries affected by climate change. The fund will funnel voluntary contributions from developed countries to low- and middle-income nations struggling …
Whitmer signs package to push Michigan to 100% clean energy by 2040
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed into law a sweeping clean energy package Tuesday that would make Michigan the second swing state to go 100% clean energy by 2040, a move widely applauded by climate advocates but criticized by some environmental justice groups.
U.N. looks to bring order to carbon markets scrutinized by environmentalists
A breakthrough agreement could open doors for companies and policymakers looking to jump-start the international carbon credit system, which has come under increasing scrutiny by environmental advocates who say the credits allow firms to sidestep real climate action.
Fans of 'Blue Beetle' Latino superhero root for its streaming success
I pitched and wrote this story. I also had multiple meetings with NBC Latino's editor to shape this story to appeal to younger audiences and to make it social media-friendly.
Hot topic: Researchers push to reduce fire risk from lithium-ion batteries
The lithium-ion battery is a near-ubiquitous technology with a serious flaw: They sometimes catch on fire.
What’s in the way of making daylight saving time permanent
Millions of Americans will get an extra hour of sleep but lose sunlight in the late afternoon when daylight saving time ends Sunday. But while some may wonder why we’re still continuing the century-old tradition of changing the clock twice a year, state legislatures across the country are pushing to …
Mike Johnson clinches GOP House speaker nomination hours after Tom Emmer drops out: Highlights
Amid the impasse, McCarthy is floating a plan that would reinstall him as speaker and make Jordan, a conservative Trump ally, the assistant speaker, according to three sources familiar with McCarthy’s pitch. Asked why the idea — which lacks key details, like how it would be enacted and whether it …
Louisiana Republican Mike Johnson elected House speaker: Highlights
Johnson hosts a podcast with his wife called “Truth be Told with Mike & Kelly Johnson.” Its introduction includes words of praise from former President Donald Trump calling him “a great guy.” In one of the episodes, he says the podcast’s main purpose is to “offer a biblical perspective on …
As temperatures rise, songbirds struggle to keep young healthy, researchers find
Songbirds like cardinals and sparrows follow the same schedule every year. In spring, they build nests and raise their young from nestlings to fledglings — but as springtime temperatures get warmer due to climate change, scientists have observed bird populations struggling to keep their offspring alive.