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Cult leader Charles Manson died of cardiac arrest accompanied by respiratory failure, triggered by colon cancer that had spread to other areas of his body, according to his death certificate.
He died Nov. 19 at Bakersfield's Mercy Hospital, near where the 83-year-old had been serving a life sentence for orchestrating the 1969 killings of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and eight other people.
The Kern County death certificate, issued Monday and first obtained by TMZ.com, says Manson died minutes after his heart stopped, but he had been suffering respiratory failure for days. It says his cancer developed months ago.
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Debbie Wesson Gibson is one of the women accusing Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual misconduct. She offered her personal account of Moore in an essay for NBC News' THINK section:
I’ve known Roy Moore since 1981, so perhaps you can imagine my shock when he decided to lie — twice — about not knowing me, or knowing any of the women The Washington Post spoke with in November. Get More at NBC News
Republican candidate Roy Moore rode his horse to the polls as he's done in past elections to cast his ballot in the U.S. Senate race. Moore was accompanied by his wife Kayla Moore as he expressed confidence in a...
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A program designed to help undocumented immigrants living in the New York City area may facilitate their deportation under the Trump administration.
Documents collected for an ambitious city identity card system set up by the mayor in 2015 contain information on the million or so undocumented people living in or near the city — information they themselves willingly handed over.
As President Donald Trump fights to deliver on his pledge to quickly deport 2 to 3 million living in the U.S. without visas, the information collected through the city program could lead federal immigration officials right to their front doors, NBC News reported.
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The feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe, also known as the Virgin of Guadalupe, is celebrated on Dec. 12. For Mexicans and Mexican-Americans as well as other Latinos, Our Lady of Guadalupe is a powerful symbol of devotion, identity and patriotism. Her image inspires artists, activists, feminists and the faithful, NBC News reported.
“In Christianity, for us, Our Lady signifies a lot,” said Father Juan Antonio Gutierrez of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in El Paso, Texas. “She is the one who supports us, helps us, and protects us.”
“She has been part of Mexican life for almost 500 years, and that’s why both believers and non-believers respect her image," Gutierrez told NBC News. "Our ancestors are represented through her; she represents us.”
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Democrat Doug Jones is the apparent winner of the Alabama Senate race. Jones’ win is an upset in a deep red state that has not had a Democrat in the Senate in 25 years.
Democratic Alabama Senate candidate Doug Jones says he feels “very confident” on Election Day as he runs against Republican Roy Moore. Supporters greeted Jones as he arrived to vote at a church...
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Congressional Republicans on Tuesday were speeding toward an agreement on a massive tax package that would ease the hit on Americans living in high-tax states and appease corporations that could have lost precious tax breaks.
Negotiators were working to expand a deduction for state and local taxes to allow individuals to deduct income taxes as well as property taxes, said two congressional aides. Negotiators were also working to eliminate the alternative minimum tax for corporations.
Negotiators agreed to let homeowners deduct interest on the first $750,000 of a new mortgage, down from the current limit of $1 million, the aides said.
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has up to 130,000 people imprisoned across a network of gulags, amounting to atrocities committed against his own nation, an international war crimes committee reported Tuesday.
NBC News reported that the dictator committed all but one of the 11 recognized crimes against humanity, according to the International Bar Association War Crimes Committee's report: murder, extermination, enslavement, forcible transfer, imprisonment, torture, sexual violence, persecution, enforced disappearances and other inhumane acts.
Defectors told the committee about a newborn being fed to guard dogs, executions of starving prisoners for scrounging for edible plants in the dirt, the torture of Christians and more.
The gulags "are as terrible, or even worse" than Nazi camps, renowned jurist Thomas Buergenthal, who survived Auschwitz and serves on the committee, told The Washington Post.
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Permafrost in the Arctic is thawing faster than ever, according to a new report released Tuesday.
Water is also warming and sea ice is melting at the fastest pace in 1,500 years at the top of the world.
The annual report released Tuesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration showed slightly less warming in many measurements than a record hot 2016. But scientists remain concerned because the far northern region is warming twice as fast as the rest of the globe and has reached a level of warming that's unprecedented in modern times
A 47-year-old Long Beach man who sexually assaulted a female relative, beginning when she was 9 and ending two years later when he was caught in a sex act with her on a Disneyland ride, was sentenced Monday to 31 years to life in prison.
Johnny Lawrence Johnson was convicted Nov. 9 of four counts of lewd acts on a child younger than 14 and two counts of having sex with a child 10 or younger, all felonies, according to Deputy District Attorney Rick Zimmer.
Johnson sexually assaulted the girl, who was living in Texas at the time, when she would visit him in the Long Beach area in the summers of 2013 and 2014, Zimmer said. She was 9 and 10 years old then, he said.
That time in 2017 when political testimonials include a brothel in Vietnam and love for your Jewish attorney.
Senate candidate Roy Moore's final campaign event Monday on the eve of Alabama's special election produced a trio of eyebrow-raising moments that caught fire on social media.
Moore's surrogates, speaking from what Al.com described as a barn-style building in Midland City, championed their candidate in sometimes unorthodox ways.
The man who authorities said detonated a makeshift bomb strapped to his chest in one of the New York City subway system's busiest underground corridors referenced the president in a Facebook post the morning of the attack, saying, "Trump, you failed to protect your nation," according to a federal complaint unsealed Tuesday.
The complaint was unsealed less than 24 hours after the attack near Port Authority and Times Square and charges Akayed Ullah in federal court with bombing of a public place, using a weapon of mass destruction and material support for a foreign terrorist organization.
The federal charges against Akayed Ullah, a Bangladeshi national who has lived in Brooklyn since immigrating to the states on a family visa in 2011, came down shortly before 11 a.m. Tuesday, just more than 24 hours after he allegedly exploded the device in an ISIS-inspired attack.
Across the U.S., soaring use of heroin and other opioids has sent tens of thousands of kids flooding into the foster care system — creating a generation of children abandoned by addicted parents, orphaned by fatal overdoses and torn from families by authorities fearful of leaving them in drug-addled chaos.
New foster care cases involving parents who are using drugs have hit the highest point in more than three decades of record-keeping, accounting for 92,000 children entering the system in 2016, according to just-released data by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee died early Tuesday morning at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, his office announced. He was 65 years old.
The office didn't immediately explain what Lee died of at 1:11 a.m., and had not previously announced any illness. Lee's "family, friends and colleagues were at his side," his office said.
San Francisco Board of Supervisors President London Breed became acting mayor of the city, per the city charter.
Breed held a brief news conference at the hospital Tuesday morning just hours after Lee's death, confirming "with profound sadness" that Lee died and that she stepped into his role.