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The Trump administration has taken little meaningful action to prevent Russian hacking, leaking and disruption in the next national election in 2018, despite warnings from intelligence officials that it will happen again, officials and experts told NBC News.
Former FBI Director James Comey recently told senators during Congressional testimony that Trump never asked him about how to stop a future Russian election cyberattack. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who sits on the National Security Council, testified that he has not received a classified briefing on Russian election interference.
Dozens of state officials told NBC News they have received little direction from Washington about election security. White House spokesman Sean Spicer said this week he had never addressed the matter with Trump.
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More than 120 people were buried by a landslide that caused huge rocks and a mass of earth to come crashing into their homes in a mountain village in southwestern China early Saturday, officials said.
The landslide, which came from a mountain, engulfed a cluster of 62 homes and a hotel in the village of Xinmo in Mao County at about 6 a.m., the Sichuan provincial government said. Officials said 1 mile of road were buried in the disaster.
"It's the biggest landslide to hit this area since the Wenchuan earthquake," Wang Yongbo, an official leading one of the rescue efforts, told state broadcaster China Central Television.
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Nevada Republican Dean Heller became the fifth GOP senator to declare his opposition to the party's banner legislation to scuttle much of Barack Obama's health care overhaul on Friday, more than enough to sink the measure and deliver a stinging rebuke to President Donald Trump unless some of them can be brought aboard.
Echoing the other four, Heller said he opposes the measure "in this form" but does not rule out backing a version that is changed to his liking. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has said he's willing to alter the measure to attract support, and next week promises plenty of back-room bargaining as he tries pushing a final package through his chamber.
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The scope of Britain's fire-safety crisis broadened Saturday as London officials scrambled to evacuate four public housing towers due to concerns about fire doors and insulation around gas pipes.
Hundreds of residents hastily packed their bags, with many angry and confused about the chaotic situation. Some refused to leave.
Camden Council said it decided to evacuate the buildings on the Chalcots Estate late Friday after fire inspectors told officials that the blocks were "not safe for people to sleep in overnight."
More than 100 weapons, including sawed-off shotguns, were seized at the home of the Los Angeles Police Department officer accused of having sex with an underage police cadet, a source close to the investigation said Friday.
The latest development in the cadet program scandal came a day after the arrest of 31-year-old Officer Robert Cain, a 10-year veteran of the LAPD, on suspicion of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old female cadet.
The Dallas Zoo needed three things to make a viral video: a happy gorilla, a blue plastic pool and some water.
Add Michael Sembello's hit "Maniac" from the 1980s movie "Flashdance" and the result is pure joy.
Zola, who's no amateur at reaching social media fame, was captured Tuesday afternoon splashing around during a swimming pool enrichment session. Then, Zola begins dancing like he's never danced before.
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A Washington, D.C., council member is asking for the U.S. Park Police to clarify why teenagers were handcuffed on Thursday for selling bottled water on the National Mall.
According to Sgt. Anna Rose of the U.S. Park Police, shortly after 5 p.m., officers detained the three teens at 12th Street and Jefferson Drive, Northwest, for illegally vending.
A witness took photos of the three teens -- all of whom are black -- being handcuffed by the plainclothes police officers, which were shared widely on social media.
Google is going to stop reading your Gmail in search of opportunities to sell ads.
The change announced Friday will end a practice that Google has embraced since the company introduced Gmail in 2004. The practice has raised concerns among privacy watchdogs and creeped out some users.
To help finance the free service, Google has been scanning through what Gmail users were discussing and then showing ads connected to some of the topics. Someone writing about running, for instance, might see ads for Nike or Asics shoes.
Ivanka Trump must testify in a dispute with an Italian shoemaker over one of her company's shoe designs, a judge said Friday.
U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest rejected a request by the senior White House aide's lawyers that she be blocked from submitting to a deposition in the trademark infringement lawsuit brought by Aquazzura Italia SRL against her and her company IT Collection LLC.
Traffic searches by highway patrols in Colorado and Washington dropped by nearly half after the two states legalized marijuana in 2012, NBC News reported.
In Colorado, the change occurred gradually, with searches dropping initially by 30 percent, and then flatting out to a more than 50-percent drop within a year.
In Washington, there was a drop of more than 50 percent in searches within three months of legalization. The search rate remained low thereafter.
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President Donald Trump suggested he was just trying to keep fired FBI Director James Comey honest with his cryptic tweet implying there might be recordings of their private conversations.
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Prosecutors have filed an appeal seeking to reinstate former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez's 2015 murder conviction after it was thrown out following his prison suicide.
Hernandez was convicted in April 2015 for the June 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd in North Attleboro, Massachusetts, and sentenced to life in prison. But Hernandez hanged himself in his prison cell on April 19, 2017 while his appeal was still pending.
Under a long-standing Massachusetts doctrine, courts customarily vacate the convictions of defendants who die before their appeals are heard. A Fall River Superior Court judge abated his conviction on May 9.
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Once a teenage rite of passage, the summer job is vanishing.
Instead of baling hay, scooping ice cream or stocking supermarket shelves in July and August, today's teens are more likely to be enrolled in summer school, doing volunteer work to burnish their college credentials or just hanging out with friends.
For many, not working is a choice. For some others, it reflects a lack of opportunities where they live, often in lower-income urban areas: They sometimes find that older workers hold the low-skill jobs that once would have been available to them.
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A 2-year-old boy in Chelsea, Massachusetts, was saved by his large, stuffed cow that cushioned his fall when he dove from a second-story window onto the concrete below.