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  • NBC News Dec 1, 2019

    HIV Vaccine in 2021? Leading Experts ‘Optimistic’ About Ongoing Trials

    On Sunday, World AIDS Day, the global fight against the human immunodeficiency virus is poised to make important advances thanks to three experimental HIV vaccines that are entering the final stages of testing at sites across the globe, NBC News reports. While any of these three late-stage HIV vaccine trials — known as HVTN 702, Imbokodo and Mosaico — could...

  • Donald Trump Nov 27, 2019

    Navy Cancels Review for SEALs After Firing of Navy Secretary

    The Navy on Wednesday canceled a peer-review process that would have determined if three Navy SEAL officers who supervised an enlisted SEAL convicted of posing with a dead teenage captive in Iraq should remain on the elite force. Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly said the case was becoming a distraction for the commando force, known for its quiet professionalism.

  • 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...

  • Governor Nov 19, 2019

    South Dakota’s Governor Defends ‘Meth. We’re on It’ Campaign

    South Dakota sparked online guffaws Monday by rolling out an anti-drug campaign featuring people saying, “Meth, I’m on it,” and the governor said the backlash proves the effort to raise awareness is working. The nearly $1.4 million campaign aimed at tackling the state’s methamphetamine epidemic includes $449,000 paid to the Minneapolis-based ad agency that created the tagline. A press release...

  • New York Nov 19, 2019

    New Jeffrey Epstein Accuser Sues His Estate, Calls on Prince Andrew to Speak Under Oath

    A woman identified as Jane Doe 15 is suing the estate of disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, alleging he preyed upon, trafficked and sexually abused her when she was 15. The woman, now 31, who spoke at a news conference Tuesday with her attorney Gloria Allred said she grew up in a poor family in the Midwest. According to the lawsuit,...

  • Florida Oct 28, 2019

    Air Force’s Mystery Space Plane Lands, Ends 2-Year Mission

    The Air Force’s mystery space plane is back on Earth, following a record-breaking two-year mission. The X-37B landed at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida early Sunday. The Air Force is mum about what the plane did in orbit after launching aboard a SpaceX rocket in 2017. The 780-day mission sets a new endurance record for the reusable test vehicle....

  • King Sep 2, 2019

    Hong Kong Students, Workers Strike as Commutes Disrupted

    Clad in gas masks along with their formal white school uniforms, tens of thousands of students in Hong Kong boycotted the first day of classes Monday as part of a citywide strike following a violent weekend of demonstrations. High school students added gas masks, goggles and hard hats to their traditional uniforms, while university pupils crowded into a square at...

  • NBC News Aug 28, 2019

    10 Democrats Set for Next Debate as Several Others Miss Cut

    Struggling Democratic presidential candidates are facing the bad news that they are not among the 10 who have qualified for the next debate, a predicament that is likely to spell doom for their campaigns. Hours ahead of a midnight Wednesday deadline to qualify, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand announced she was dropping out of the race after spending at least...

  • NBC News Aug 28, 2019

    10 Democratic Candidates Make Cut for September Debate

    The stage at the next presidential debate will be a little less crowded. Ten candidates met the new polling qualifications for the next debate, as opposed to the twenty that showed for the first two.

  • NBC Aug 23, 2019

    African American Employee’s Office Vandalized Inside Education Department

    The office of an African American employee of the U.S. Department of Education was vandalized earlier this week, and other employees have expressed concern that the attack may have been racially motivated. African art figurines were found beheaded, with their limbs removed, and a school desegregation poster was damaged, according to Education Department employees and a congressional aide. The incident...

  • New Jersey Aug 21, 2019

    Chester County Priest Accused of Stealing Nearly $100K From His Own Church

    A Chester County priest who took the place of a disgraced Archdiocese official is now in trouble with the law as well after being accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars from his own church.

  • Donald Trump Jul 19, 2019

    Trump to Nominate Eugene Scalia for Labor Secretary

    President Donald Trump has selected lawyer Eugene Scalia, the son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, to be his new labor secretary. Trump tweeted news of the planned nomination on Thursday evening, less than a week after his previous secretary, Alexander Acosta, resigned amid renewed criticism of his handling of a 2008 secret plea deal with wealthy financier...

  • Donald Trump Jul 19, 2019

    Trump to Nominate Eugene Scalia as Labor Secretary

    On Twitter, President Donald Trump announced that the son of late Supreme Court Justice Anthony Scalia would fill Alexander Acosta’s position.

  • New York Jul 15, 2019

    Stacks of Cash, Dozens of Diamonds, Fake Passport Found in Epstein’s Safe: Feds

    Federal prosecutors say a search of Jeffrey Epstein’s home safe turned up a bogus passport that listed a Saudi Arabia residence along with “piles of cash” and “dozens of diamonds.” Assistant U.S. Attorney Alex Rossmiller revealed at a bail hearing in Manhattan federal court Monday that the passport, issued in the 1980s, has a photo of Epstein but a different...

  • Jul 16, 2019

    Judge Still Weighing Bail for Jeffrey Epstein

    The contents of a safe, including a pile of cash and diamonds, at the billionaire’s Upper East Side townhouse may impact whether Epstein will be free on bail or not before his trial. NBC 4 New York’s Gus Rosendale reports.

  • Donald Trump Jul 15, 2019

    Trump Weighs Ousting Commerce Chief Wilbur Ross After Census Defeat

    President Donald Trump has told aides and allies that he is considering removing Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross after a stinging Supreme Court defeat on adding a citizenship question to the census, multiple people familiar with the conversations told NBC News. While Trump has previously expressed frustration with the 81-year-old Ross, in particular over failed trade negotiations, Ross’s long personal relationship...

  • attorney Jul 12, 2019

    Acosta Resigning Amid Criticism Over Handling of Epstein Case

    U.S. Labor Secretary Alex Acosta is resigning amid criticism for his handling of the Jeffrey Epstein case while he was the U.S. Attorney in Miami.

  • Donald Trump Jul 12, 2019

    Trump on Acosta Resignation Decision: ‘It Was Him, Not Me’

    Outgoing U.S. Labor Secretary Alex Acosta and President Donald Trump told reporters Friday why Acosta is leaving the administration amid fallout over Acosta’s handling of the Jeffrey Epstein case years ago at the U.S. Attorney in for the Southern District of Florida.

  • United States Jul 10, 2019

    Acosta Defends Handling of Epstein Case While U.S Attorney in South Florida

    U.S. Labor Secretary Alex Acosta addressed the media Wednesday to discuss how his department handled the Jeffrey Epstein case while he served as a U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida

  • officer Jul 8, 2019

    Admiral Picked to Lead Navy Is Retiring; Bad Judgment Cited

    The four-star admiral set to become the Navy’s top officer on Aug. 1 will instead retire, an extraordinary downfall prompted by what Navy Secretary Richard Spencer on Sunday called poor judgment regarding a professional relationship. The sudden move by Adm. William Moran may add to the perception of turmoil in the Pentagon’s senior ranks, coming less than a month after...

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