The day before Rep. Devin Nunes claimed Trump Tower may have been caught up in United States surveillance efforts during the transition period, the House Intelligence Committee chairman was on White House grounds meeting with a source, Nunes' spokesman confirmed in a statement to NBC News.
Nunes, R-Calif., hasn't revealed who his source was for the explosive claim, made Wednesday, that private communications of Donald Trump and his presidential transition team may have been scooped up by American intelligence officials monitoring other targets and improperly distributed throughout spy agencies. Nunes later took information directly to Trump before briefing other members of the committee, drawing a rebuke from other members of the committee.
The ranking Democrat on the committee, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., declared Wednesday he has "profound doubt" about the integrity and independence of the committee's probe.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday warned so-called sanctuary cities they could lose federal money for refusing to cooperate with immigration authorities and suggested the government would come after grant money that has already been awarded if they don't comply.
Sessions said the Justice Department would require cities seeking some of $4.1 billion available in grant money to verify that they are in compliance with a section of federal law that allows information sharing with immigration officials.
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The Senate Intelligence Committee plans to question Jared Kushner, a key adviser to President Donald Trump and his son-in-law, two sources confirmed to NBC News Monday.
Kushner will be interviewed as part of an ongoing Senate inquiry into possible ties between associates of Trump and Russian operatives.
Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks told NBC that Kushner, who is married to Trump's eldest daughter, Ivanka, volunteered to talk to the Senate committee.
"He doesn't have anything to hide," she said.
During the transition, Kushner acted as a liaison between foreign governments and Trump officials. It is not unusual for presidential transitions to meet with foreign officials.
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The family of an American slain in last week's attack in London expressed gratitude Monday for the kindness of strangers as they insisted some good would come from the tragedy.
Kurt W. Cochran from Utah was on the last day of a European trip celebrating his 25th wedding anniversary when he was killed when an attacker mowed down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before stabbing a police officer in a Parliament courtyard. Cochran's wife, Melissa, suffered a broken leg and rib and a cut head, but is steadily improving.
"So many people have been so kind, and we are deeply touched by their goodness and generosity," said Melissa Cochran's brother, Clint Payne. "Your notes, prayers, donations and love have helped us so much."
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President Donald Trump is hoping to drive his priorities forward following the crumbling of the Republican health care bill but GOP finger-pointing is rampant, underscoring how tough it will be to produce the unity the party will need.
Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, criticized the contrarian House Freedom Caucus on Monday, a day after resigning from the hard-right group because it helped sink the Republican health care effort.
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FOne person is dead and seven people were rescued after a massive blaze ignited inside an apartment building in Oakland Monday morning.
Three people suffered injuries as a result of smoke inhalation, fire officials said.
"I just heard screaming and breaking glass, sounds of wood breaking and explosions," resident Kirstin Evans said. "I looked at my window and it was all orange and yellow. I ran out of my apartment and it was all smoky and debris was all over the place."
President Donald Trump signed a handful of measures Monday rolling back Obama-era regulations under the Congressional Review Act. It's part of a larger GOP effort to eliminate an array of regulations issued during President Barack Obama's final months in office and comes days after Trump's effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare" failed. Trump has made overturning what he deems government over-reach a centerpiece of his first months in office.
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Police are asking for the public's help in identifying the person who overturned benches, broke windows and threw a Bible into a mosque near Colorado State University, a case they are investigating as a bias-motivated crime.
Police released two clips of surveillance video that captured the vandalism at the Islamic Center of Fort Collins before dawn Sunday. In one, a man wearing a hoodie, believed to be in his late teens or early 20s, is shown picking up a paving stone and walking away and in another, he kicks a door.
The center's president, Tawfik Aboellail, said the man tried to break into the mosque about 4 a.m. Sunday but did not get inside.
The nomination of Betsy DeVos, a school choice advocate, as Education secretary, was a signal from President Donald Trump that he was going to shake up public education.
On Monday, Trump moved to roll back Obama-era rules that deal with how states assess school performance and teacher preparation programs. Trump says that local educators, parents and state leaders know what students need best.
And his budget proposal brought even more clarity to his plan.
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A Labrador was used as a drug mule for two New York men sending more than $1 million worth of heroin to John F. Kennedy Airport, the Queens District Attorney says.
The dog was employed to help the men hide ten bricks of heroin in the false bottom of a crate sent from Puerto Rico to JFK on March 24, district attorney Richard Brown says.
“It’s alleged that man’s best friend was used in an attempt to smuggle drugs into the city," he said.
"But great police work led to the seizure of more than 10 kilograms of heroin concealed within a dog crate."
A man was wounded after being shot by ICE agents in Chicago's Belmont Cragin neighborhood on the Northwest Side Monday morning, according to police.
The shooting happened just before 6:20 a.m. in the 6100 block of West Grand, Chicago police said.
In an effort to retake the city of Mosul from control of ISIS militants, Iraq's elite Scorpion Unit engaged in house-to-house fighting. ISIS has been using civilians as human shields which has slowed the fight, and has also resulted in many civilian deaths.
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A female high school student had immediate plans to bomb her school in Frederick County, Maryland, and shoot people, police say.
Nichole Cevario, 18, stockpiled bomb-making materials and had a shotgun to attack Catoctin High School on a specific date in April, the Frederick County Sheriff's Office said Monday morning.
"[S]he had the means and equipment to have caused a significant life safety event at Catoctin High School if she had followed through with the threat," police said in a statement.
Police began investigating Cevario after her father contacted the school on Thursday, school officials said.
Mayor Bill de Blasio says the wildly popular statue of a young girl staring down Wall Street's famous "Charging Bull" will be allowed to remain through February 2018.
De Blasio says the artwork, called "Fearless Girl," has inspired many people and "fueled powerful conversations about women in leadership."
"Now, she’ll be asserting herself and affirming her strength even after her temporary permit expires--a fitting path for a girl who refuses to quit," he said.
"Fearless Girl" originally only had a temporary permit to stay until April 2.
Now the statue, which stands on Department of Transportation property, will get a longer-term permit through the department's art program, the Office of the Mayor said.