One of the Trump Administration's first acts was to suspend recent changes that could have made it cheaper for many people to buy a house this year.
On Jan. 9, the Federal Housing Administration issued new guidelines cutting the fees many borrowers would pay to insure their mortgages in cases where they had limited down payments. First-time homeowners in particular would have benefitted from the lower mortage insurance premiums.
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Prince William will soon leave his job as an air ambulance helicopter pilot to spend more time on royal duties.
Kensington Palace said in a statement Friday that William, his wife Kate and their two children will spend more time in London and less time at their country home in Norfolk.
Donald Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway sported a "Trump revolutionary wear" outfit for the inauguration ceremony Friday, she told NBC.
"It's just gucci," an elated Conway told NBC about the red, white and blue outfit prior to the ceremony Friday morning.
"It's revolutionary wear!" she then said. "Trump revolutionary wear!"
At least one Southwest flight full of women flying to Washington for Saturday's women's march lit up with pink lights in the cabin to show solidarity with the passengers.
"When your Southwest flight crew celebrate a plane full of kicka-- women and men going to the Women's March by lighting it up!! #lit #womensmarchonwashington #lovetrumpshate," passenger Krystal Parrish wrote on Instagram with a picture of the light pink hues.
In a statement, Southwest Airlines said the lighting was not a company-wide initiative, but that crews on flights sometimes adjust lighting based on passengers aboard.
Saying they were bringing the world's most notorious drug lord to justice, U.S. prosecutors on Friday described Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman as the murderous architect of a three-decade-long web of violence, corruption and drug addiction and announced they were seeking a $14 billion forfeiture from him. A public defender for Guzman pleaded not guilty to a sweeping 17-count indictment in a federal court in Brooklyn Friday, a day after the drug kingpin was extradited to the city from Mexico. A hush fell over the courtroom moments before Guzman entered. He looked dazed and wore a dark blue T-shirt, dark blue pants and sneakers. Guzman answered questions through an interpreter standing to his right and said he could understand the judge's English. No bail was sought.
Bikers for Trump roared through the D.C. area Thursday with a message they want to share with America this inauguration weekend.
The bikers gathered in Woodbridge, Virginia, Thursday morning and rolled north on Interstate 95, crossing the Key Bridge into Georgetown on their motorcycles.
They also stopped at Arlington National Cemetery to honor the men and women some of them served with in the military, people who made the ultimate sacrifice in service for their country.
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On Friday, Donald Trump will deliver his highly anticipated inaugural address, likely one of the most important speeches of his life so far. In order to make it a compelling and convincing message, he will have to rely on the very thing that has turned his opponents away from him: his unique way with words.
Neurolinguistic experts tell NBC News Trump’s style may have the persuasive ability to bring Americans together. He appeals to feelings and emotions, and he meanders between thoughts, allowing listeners to fill in the gaps as they choose.
But, just as effectively, he uses uncomplicated messages, such as “make America great again” and “crooked Hillary.” Regardless of their veracity, they stick in people’s minds because of their simplicity. If he keeps saying it, one neuroscience professor said, “it becomes it.” That type of language is powerful, even more so when paired with negative ideas.
One thing Trump will need to do Friday morning, something he has yet to do, is speak in greater detail. That will help him to bring in a wider audience as he takes on his official leadership role.
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Protests against President-elect Donald Trump took a chaotic turn on the eve of his inauguration as demonstrators set off smoke devices and lit Trump merchandise on fire in downtown Washington, D.C.
D.C. police were seen putting on riot gear at 13th and F streets NW about 9:30 p.m. Thursday.
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Rescuers found ten people alive inside a Italian hotel that was buried under an avalanche, Italy's Civil Protection Agency confirmed to the Associated Press, NBC News reported Friday.
It was wasn't immediately clear whether the survivors had been removed from the Hotel Rigopiano in Farindola. They had been trapped for more than 40 hours.
“We always hoped to find someone alive. The fact we found people alive after so many hours give us even more hope," said Titti Postiglione of the Civil Protection Agency.
Up to 30 people, including an unspecified number of children, were reported missing after an avalanche buried the four-star hotel on Wednesday.
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Donald Trump's inauguration will feature more religious leaders than those of his predecessors, among them pastor Paula White, one of Trump’s spiritual advisors who will be only the second woman to lead a prayer at an inauguration. White, the pastor of New Destiny Christian Center near Orlando, Florida, arranged a meeting for Trump with other television evangelists in 2015, according to Christianity Today. The magazine called her a controversial choice over her preaching a prosperity gospel that teaches that God rewards faith and donations with financial well-being. She will be the second woman to lead a prayer at an inauguration after Myrlie Evers-Williams in 2013. Here are the other leaders who will offer prayers or read scripture during the ceremony.
A Montana beekeeper says thieves got away with 488 beehives he had taken to California to pollinate almond trees.
Lloyd Cunniff tells the Great Falls Tribune it appeared the thieves used semitrailers to steal about 190,000 bees between Monday night and Tuesday morning in Yuba City, California. He said he was storing the bees on a fellow beekeeper's property before moving them to Fresno, where he had a contract to pollinate almond trees.
Cunniff says the theft will cost him hundreds of thousands of dollars in income. The hives were insured.