The British vote to leave the European Union and not the clothes were the talk of the front row crowd at menswear shows in Paris on Friday.
The lead plaintiff in the Supreme Court case to legalize marriage equality nationwide is calling on Senate Republicans to “do their job” and hold a confirmation hearing for Judge Merrick Garland, NBC News reported.
Jim Obergefell said the 4-4 split to keep frozen President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration underscores the importance of having a full panel of justices to decide the most pressing legal issues.
"If that had happened a year ago, and if it were a different justice who passed away, a 4-4 split could have meant we would have been denied the right to marry and have our lawful marriages recognized," Obergefell said. "It is unconscionable that these Republicans continue to obstruct."
Obergefell won the right to have his marriage to his late partner, John Arthur, recognized by their home state of Ohio in last year’s Supreme Court case. The 5-4 decision, handed down on June 26, 2015, led the way for thousands of other same-sex couples to marry in any state.
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The United Kingdom's decision to sever itself from the European Union on Friday exposed something approaching an intergenerational war of ideas.
While the "leave" campaign won the referendum with 51.9 percent of the vote, young people — the ones who will likely grapple with the decision for decades — overwhelmingly wanted to remain part of the EU, NBC News reported.
According to data gathered by British pollster YouGov on election day, a staggering 75 percent of people between 18 to 24 voted for "remain."
What pushed the country toward Brexit, according to pollsters, was a remarkably high turnout among white, working-class older people — most of whom voted leave. Sixty-one percent of people over the age of 65 voted Leave, according to YouGov's data.
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British author J.K. Rowling expressed her Brexit dismay Friday, warning that "Scotland will seek independence now" after a majority of voters in the United Kingdom opted to leave the European Union. The "Harry Potter," who was born in England and lives in Scotland, has been an opponent of the campaign to leave the EU. She took to social media late Thursday, tweeting, "I don’t think I’ve ever wanted magic more."
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A man who spent 20 years in prison for a New York City killing he says happened while he was in Florida could have his murder charges dropped, but asked a judge Friday to keep his case open so he can be fully vindicated.
Richard Rosario's unusual request came after prosecutors said they were ready to drop murder charges against him but stopped short of fully exonerating him.
The judge agreed to leave the case open through at least Aug. 30.
Rosario, 40, had been freed in March, when prosecutors agreed he had been wrongfully convicted in the 1996 killing of Jorge Collazo, also called George Collazo. But they held off fully clearing Rosario as they reinvestigated.
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Donald Trump was fined $10,000 by New York City after his attorneys missed a hearing to determine if the company that manages his midtown tower violated an agreement with the city over a bench in the lobby.
The World Anti-Doping Agency has stopped its accredited laboratory in Rio de Janeiro from conducting tests just weeks before the Olympic Games open in the city.
WADA says the lab's accreditation has been suspended due to "non-conformity with the International Standard for Laboratories." The suspension prohibits the laboratory from carrying out all anti-doping analyses on urine and blood sample, the agency said in a statement.
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From their enclosures at zoos in New York and Rhode Island, the New England cottontail offers a cute distraction for visitors.
But for scientists working to restore the rabbit in the wild, these captive bunnies represent a whole lot more. They are part of a plan to eventually release up to 500 of the rabbits a year into the overgrown farms and brushy fields of New Hampshire, Rhode Island and possibly Maine.
The goal is to increase New Hampshire's population to 1,000 and Rhode Island's to 500 by 2030.
So far, about 140 kits have been bred in captivity and released into the wild.
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More than 30 people attending a Tony Robbins event in Dallas have been treated for burns after the motivational speaker encouraged them to walk on hot coals, firefighters said.
Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman Jason Evans said multiple units responded to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center to treat an unknown number of "burn victims" just after 11 p.m. Thursday.
Several people suffered burns to their feet and lower extremities after trying to walk across hot coals at a seminar hosted by Robbins. According to his website, the event was part of a three-day series called "Unleash the Power Within" meant to "help you break through any limit and create the quality of life you desire."
Representatives for Robbins didn't immediately return messages Friday.
Pope Francis denounced what he called the ideologically twisted and planned "genocide" of Armenians by Ottoman-era Turks a century ago as he arrived in Armenia on Friday for a deeply symbolic weekend visit to mark the centenary of the massacre.
In the most carefully watched speech of his three-day trip, Francis ad-libbed the politically charged word "genocide" to his prepared text that had conspicuously left it out.
President Barack Obama created the first national monument to gay rights on Friday, designating the iconic Stonewall Inn in Manhattan where the modern gay rights movement took root nearly five decades ago.
The Stonewall National Monument will cover a 7.7 acre swath of Greenwich Village, including the tavern, the small, adjacent park called Christopher Park and the surrounding streets where people rioted after the gay bar was raided by police in 1969. Obama said the monument would "tell the story of our struggle for LGBT rights" and of a civil rights movement that became a part of America.
"I believe our national parks should reflect the full story of our country: the richness and diversity and uniquely American spirit that has always defined us," Obama said in a video announcing the monument. "That we are stronger together, that out of many, we are one."
Blood-lead levels of young children in Flint were significantly higher after the Michigan city switched its water source to cut costs in 2014, prompting a crisis that was "entirely preventable," according to U.S. disease experts.
In a report released Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the likelihood a child would have a concerning blood-lead level — at least 5 micrograms of lead per deciliter of blood — was about 50 percent higher after the April 2014 switch from Detroit's water system to the Flint River.
Flint used the water for 18 months, during which lead leached from old pipes at homes because the water wasn't treated to control corrosion. The city switched back to Detroit last fall.
Donald Trump insisted Thursday that Hillary Clinton’s private email server was hacked, but could not say where he learned the information.
"I think I read that," Trump said. "And I heard it, and somebody--"
Trump was pressed for evidence to back up his claims during an interview with NBC Nightly News’ Lester Holt, which will air Thursday.
"—that also gave me that information. I will report back to you," Trump said.
Trump’s comments come after he argued that Clinton’s server, which she used as secretary of state, left her vulnerable to blackmail if she were president.
Clinton’s campaign said there is no evidence that her server was ever hacked. U.S. officials have also told NBC News there is no evidence anyone hacked into the server, although there was evidence of phishing attempts.
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The shot wasn’t always steady, and sometimes people got in the way.
Such are the perils of recording video on a cellphone.
Streaming media conveyed House Democrats' message to the masses when C-SPAN cameras were turned off during a 25-hour sit-in seeking to force a vote on gun control.
Democrats have Bay Area technology to thank. Periscope and Facebook Live were put into play when the mics on the House floor were switched off. Millions of people watched, commented and encouraged the men and women of the House, who said they appreciate the support.