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The Obama administration and Cuba's Interior Ministry have agreed to share information on international criminal activity such as terrorism, human trafficking and money laundering despite Republican objections to U.S. law-enforcement cooperation with President Raul Castro's government.
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A Massachusetts man is accused of duping a Los Angeles County girl into sending him nude selfies and videos, beginning when she was 9 years old, by tricking her into believing he was Justin Bieber, a sheriff's sergeant said Monday. The 24-year-old suspect, Bryan Asrary of Revere, was arrested on Dec. 18, when a search warrant was served at his home by Los Angeles County sheriff's detectives, according to Sgt. Peter Hahn of the Human Trafficking Bureau.
Martin Luther King, Jr. will be honored as one of the fathers of the civil rights movement on Monday. Many will focus on Selma or the Montgomery bus boycott, and not his opposition to the Vietnam War, as they celebrate his legacy. But for him, it was all part of the same battle.
Milton McIntyre sat in a room at the ACES Museum in Philadelphia before the holiday, surrounded by vintage wartime memorabilia that commemorated the service of black soldiers. When he talked about the friends he lost in Vietnam, his voice cracked and his eyes welled with tears. The 79-year-old remembered a time when human rights were being challenged both abroad and at home.
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Days before taking office, President-elect Donald Trump attempted to navigate the fallout of his flap with a civil rights leader and colleague of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. while also losing a member of his incoming administration to accusations of plagiarism. Trump on Monday met with one of King's sons on the holiday marking the life of the slain American icon just days after the president-elect attacked Rep. John Lewis on Twitter. Lewis and the elder King were among the Big Six leaders of the civil rights movement of the 1960s.
As civil rights leaders and activists gather at sites across the country to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., the slain civil rights leader's daughter is encouraging Americans to fight for his vision of love and justice "no matter who is in the White House."
Bernice King addressed more than 2,000 people gathered at her father's Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta four days before President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration. She spoke hours before her brother, Martin Luther King III, is scheduled to meet with the president-elect at Trump Tower in New York.
While Bernice King did not offer a detailed critique of Trump, who remains unpopular among black Americans, she said the nation still has a choice between "chaos and community," the same dichotomy her father wrote and preached about.
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Friday, Lewis sat down with NBC’s Chuck Todd and questioned Trump’s legitimacy as president, adding he plans to join with other Democrats in boycotting Trump’s inauguration.
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Eight people were injured after a shooting near Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park in Northwest Miami-Dade Monday. The shooting happened on Northwest 62nd Street and 32nd Avenue. Miami-Dade Police said the shooting victims range from ages 11 to 30 years old, five of them are juveniles. A 20-year-old man was in critical condition. Four teen girls and a 30-year-old man were in stable condition. Two other girls, ages 11 and 13, who were grazed by a bullet, were treated on scene.
Here's who is expected to march in President-elect Donald Trump's Inaugural Parade -- and the expected order.
The Chicago Cubs arrived to the nation's capital Sunday night ahead of a planned Monday visit with President Barack Obama at the White House in the final days of his presidency.
President Obama will honor the Cubs during a ceremony that will take place at 12:05 p.m. CT in the East Room of the White House to celebrate the team's 2016 World Series championship.
“We’re excited,” shortstop Addison Russell said. “There’s probably about three people that I would get star-struck by, and he’s one of them.”
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President-elect Donald Trump will maintain his personal Twitter account and other social media after his inauguration on Friday, transition officials told NBC News. The move comes amid uncertainty over how Trump's administration will use White House-certified handles, including @POTUS and @FLOTUS. Also unclear is how Trump's presidential communications will be saved, as required by law.
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A Harlem woman was arrested Thursday for allegedly burning a 2-year-old boy with a curling iron on Long Island, police say. The boy's mother was bathing him at their Baldwin home when he suddenly screamed in pain as she touched his left hand, Nassau County police said. She noticed redness on his hand and that he was in a significant amount of pain.
Dozens of false killer whales, a type of dolphin, are dead following a stranding in Everglades National Park in South Florida, officials said Monday. A total of 95 dolphins are dead after they became stranded off Hog Key, according to officials with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries. Some of the dolphins were deeply embedded into mangroves.
Many parents are cutting into Sophie the Giraffe to see if there’s mold inside. NBC Connecticut found online reports of mold inside the teething toy dating back to 2011. Now a new article posted on Good Houskeeping’s website is getting worldwide attention and prompting a response from Sophie’s maker. After seeing the reports, Madison Allen of Ontario, Canada, wanted to know what was inside her son’s toy and shared the results in a video on Facebook.
Call them rebels with a cause. Or two. Or three. Or 10.
When throngs of women from around the nation converge on Washington for a march on the day after Donald Trump's inauguration, they will arrive driven by a multitude of motivations.
Gay rights, gun control, immigrant rights, equal pay, reproductive freedom, racial justice, worker rights, climate change, support for vaccinations: They all make the list of progressive causes that are attracting people to the Women's March on Washington and its sister marches across the country and the world this coming Saturday.
A gunman killed at least five people and wounded nine others at a nightclub in the Caribbean coast resort of Playa del Carmen, a Mexican police officer said.
The shooting occurred outside the Blue Parrot nightclub, which was hosting an event that was part of the BPM electronic music festival. The festival posted a statement saying four people had been killed and 12 injured.
The statement said the attack involved "a lone shooter." It said three security personnel were among those killed while trying to protect people inside the club.
The Blue Parrot is one of the venues at the 10-day festival in Playa del Carmen. The tourist destination has largely been spared the violence that has hit other parts of Mexico.