Even as Donald Trump drew parallels on Friday between the British vote to leave the European Union and the American presidential election, migration experts and activists cautioned against too close a comparison of anti-immigrant sentiment in the two countries. There are lessons to be taken from the Brexit decision, but more important are the very different heritages of U.S. and the United Kingdom, they said.
A deluge of 9 inches of rain on parts of West Virginia destroyed or damaged more than 100 homes, knocked out power to tens of thousands of homes and businesses, and killed more than a dozen people.
The West Virginia Medical Examiner's office reported a total of 23 deaths Friday, according to West Virginia's Homeland Security and Emergency Management, NBC News reported.
About 500 people were stranded overnight in a shopping center when a bridge washed out, and dozens of other people had to be plucked off rooftops or rescued from their cars.
The Dow Jones closed down over 600 points and over three percent Friday, the day the United Kingdom voted to exit the European Union and Prime Minister David Cameron said he would resign by October.
Stocks plunged sharply, US government bonds soared and currencies broke decades-old records after Britain's decision. The Dow Jones industrial average plunged as far as 650 points in late afternoon trading, and a last-minute, 100-point rally was stifled by the closing bell. It closed at 17,401, down 610 points from the open.
The S&P 500 index had its worst open, in percentage terms, in 30 years. It lost 3.6 percent to close at 2,037.
Britons have voted to leave the European Union, their concerns about immigration and what some saw as the ever-increasing power of the 28-member bloc trumping the attraction of being part of a single market of more than 500 million people and a European project forged from the ashes of World War II.
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North Carolina's law limiting protections for LGBT people took center stage Friday in the state's first gubernatorial debate between the incumbent who signed the law and his challenger who wants to repeal it.
Republican Gov. Pat McCrory and Democratic challenger Roy Cooper made clear their differences to a Charlotte audience over the law, known as House Bill 2.
Cooper, the state's attorney general, has refused to defend the law in court.
The mother of a 4-year-old girl killed Thursday by a bullet wound to her face has been charged with third degree murder, according to police.
The mother was identified as 25-year-old Shakeya Holmes.
An arrest warrant was also issued for Holmes' boyfriend in connection with the little girl's death. Police have not yet identified the girl, who was found by police with a gunshot to her eye at a North Philadelphia house where she lived with her mother and a younger sister.
A 72-year-old New Hampshire woman who says Bill Cosby raped her in 1965 withdrew her civil defamation lawsuit against the comedian on Friday, a day after a federal judge had allowed the case to move forward.
Kristina Ruehli's lawyer told The Associated Press her client had decided not to pursue the case because the legal landscape has changed since she first filed suit in November. Cosby now faces criminal prosecution in Pennsylvania and similar civil actions are in play in Massachusetts and elsewhere by dozens of other accusers.
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Sunday marks the six-month anniversary of the devastating tornadoes that swept through North Texas on the day after Christmas 2015. Many residents hit by the storms are still displaced and remain without a home.
To commemorate the anniversary of the December tornadoes, Rowlett city leaders are hosting various events throughout the weekend to honor storm victims.
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A former assistant track coach at Dunbar High School in D.C. was sentenced to more than 17 years in prison Friday for sexually abusing seven students.
Charles Young, 35, pleaded guilty in February to seven felony counts of sexual abuse, including first-degree child sexual abuse, attempted first-degree sexual abuse of a minor, and multiple counts of attempted second-degree sexual abuse of a minor.
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Police have charged a Virginia school cafeteria worker with stealing lunch money from elementary students' accounts.
Fadwa Sarsaur, 51, of Alexandria, was charged with three counts of embezzlement after she turned herself in Friday afternoon, Fairfax County Police said.
Sarsaur stole thousands of dollars from students' lunch accounts at Bailey's Elementary School in Fairfax County over a three-year period, a police spokeswoman said.
A Virginia delegate to the Republican National Convention filed a lawsuit Friday challenging a state law binding delegates to support the primary winner at the nominating convention, NBC News reported.
Beau Correll, a delegate who served as one of Cruz’s campaign co-chairs in Virginia, is the only named plaintiff in the suit, but he’s filed it on behalf of others.
The argument behind the suit is that state laws requiring delegates to vote for a specific candidate are unconstitutional because they violate the First Amnendment’s protection of the right to assemble.
The lawsuit could have implications for Donald Trump’s nomination, as it will be a test case for those who want to see him stopped at a contested convention.
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Britain voted to leave the European Union after a bitterly divisive referendum campaign, toppling the prime minister, sending global markets plunging and shattering the stability of a project in continental unity designed half a century ago to prevent World War III.
The decision launches a yearslong process to renegotiate trade, business and political links between the U.K. and what would become a 27-nation bloc, an unprecedented divorce that could take decades to complete.
President Barack Obama said Friday that both the EU and the U.K. will remain "indispensable partners" of the U.S.
Speaking in California at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, Obama said that the vote speaks to the challenges of globalization and the special relationship with Britain "will endure."
He said he spoke to British Prime Minister David Cameron and the U.K. is committed to an orderly transition out of the EU.
Donald Trump, in a visit to Scotland on Friday, hailed Britain's vote to leave the European Union, drawing parallels to the anger driving his own presidential campaign.
"I love to see people take their country back," he told reporters at a news conference at one of his golf courses in Scotland. "And that's really what's happening in the United States" and other parts of the world.
The campaign leading to Thursday's stunning vote for Britain to leave the European Union shared some of the populist themes driving the Trump campaign, including a wariness of immigration, concern about borders and skepticism of the value of multinational organizations.