• New Jersey December 6, 2019 11:10 am

    New Jersey Moves Closer to Single-Use Bag and Foam Container Ban

  • New Jersey December 6, 2019 10:40 am

    New Jersey Lawmakers Move Closer to Banning Single Use Plastic, Paper Bags

    New Jersey lawmakers advanced legislation Thursday to ban single-use plastic and paper bags, as well as plastic foam containers

  • executive director November 30, 2019 3:17 pm

    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 November 26, 2019 6:03 am

    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....

  • New York November 25, 2019 7:54 pm

    Ex-Executive Director of Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Accused of Embezzling $500K From Church

    The former executive director of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese in America was arrested by U.S. Postal Inspectors early Monday on charges he embezzled more than $500,000 from the church, prosecutors say.

  • Department of State November 23, 2019 3:08 pm

    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...

  • CEO November 20, 2019 4:45 pm

    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 November 20, 2019 4:45 pm

    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 November 17, 2019 2:58 pm

    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 November 14, 2019 6:42 pm

    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 November 10, 2019 8:18 pm

    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 November 5, 2019 8:30 am

    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 November 5, 2019 8:30 am

    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 November 5, 2019 8:30 am

    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 October 31, 2019 6:17 pm

    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 October 31, 2019 7:30 am

    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 October 31, 2019 8:07 pm

    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 October 30, 2019 7:49 pm

    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 October 30, 2019 7:49 pm

    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. October 30, 2019 7:35 pm

    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....

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