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Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 at 09:29 AM PDT

How Attitudes, Legal Standards Make Police Convictions Rare

How Attitudes, Legal Standards Make Police Convictions Rare

In the three years since fatal police shootings of unarmed black people launched the Black Lives Matter movement, few officers have been charged and none has been convicted by juries in the highest-profile...

Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 at 01:07 PM PDT

Disabled Health Care Protesters Dragged From Senate Hallway

Disabled Health Care Protesters Dragged From Senate Hallway

Capitol Police removed protesters, many of whom are disabled and use wheelchairs, from outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office after text of the GOP Senate health care bill was released Thursday....

Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 at 08:16 AM PDT

US Exiting Climate Pact May Doom Some Small Islands: Experts

US Exiting Climate Pact May Doom Some Small Islands: Experts

To small island nations where the land juts just above the rising seas, the U.S. pulling out of the Paris global warming pact makes the future seem as fragile and built on hope as a sand castle. Top scientists...

Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 at 02:48 PM PDT

Trump Tweetstorm Disputes Russian Interference in 2016 Election

Trump Tweetstorm Disputes Russian Interference in 2016 Election

President Donald Trump appeared to cast doubt on the assessment of 17 U.S. intelligence agencies that blame Russia for election meddling, questioning Thursday why the Obama administration didn't try to stop...

Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 at 04:12 PM PDT

'Pizzagate' Gunman in DC Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison

'Pizzagate' Gunman in DC Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison

An online conspiracy theory dubbed "pizzagate'' ended Thursday with real-world consequences when a North Carolina man was sentenced to prison for arming himself with an assault rifle, traveling to the nation's...

Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 at 09:16 AM PDT

President Pivots Conversation Back to Russia

President Pivots Conversation Back to Russia

As we wait for details on the Senate healthcare plan, President Trump reminds people of the investigation in an early morning tweet. Scott McGrew reports.

Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 at 03:47 PM PDT

Senate GOP Releases 'Obamacare' Overhaul, But Not All Aboard

Senate GOP Releases 'Obamacare' Overhaul, But Not All Aboard

Senate Republicans launched their plan for shriveling Barack Obama's health care law Thursday, edging a step closer to their dream of repeal with a bill that would slice and reshape Medicaid for the poor, relax...

Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 at 04:18 AM PDT

Trump Appointee Is Still a Saudi Government Lobbyist

Trump Appointee Is Still a Saudi Government Lobbyist

One of President Donald Trump's newest appointees is a registered agent of Saudi Arabia who earns hundreds of thousands of dollars to lobby on the kingdom's behalf, according to U.S. Department of Justice...

Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 at 01:03 AM PDT

Gianforte Gets Orange Jumpsuit in Mail on First Day as Rep.

Gianforte Gets Orange Jumpsuit in Mail on First Day as Rep.

Newly elected Rep. Greg Gianforte received a bright orange jumpsuit in the mail on his first day working on Capitol Hill Wednesday, NBC News reported. The Montana Democratic Party sent the representative the...

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 at 10:44 PM PDT

5 Key Issues to Look for in the Senate Health Care Bill

5 Key Issues to Look for in the Senate Health Care Bill

With Senate Republican leaders expected to release details of their health care bill in a 9:30 a.m. meeting Thursday, NBC News rounded up five big issues that are at the heart of the proposed legislation....

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