The Democratic-led House has voted to condemn President Donald Trump's tweets telling four Democratic congresswomen of color to "go back" to their countries of origin.
Tuesday's vote was 240-187 and was solidly opposed by Republicans. It came after Trump and top congressional Republicans denied he is a racist and urged GOP lawmakers to oppose the Democratic measure.
The U.S. Department of Justice will not file charges against the NYPD officer accused of using a deadly chokehold on Eric Garner, whose final words, "I can't breathe," became a rallying cry for the national Black Lives Matter movement, federal prosecutors announced Tuesday.
No more Instagram for Roger Stone. Facebook and Twitter are out, too.
A federal judge barred Stone from posting on social media Tuesday after finding that the longtime confidant of President Donald Trump repeatedly flouted her gag order. Stone, who is charged with lying in the Russia investigation, has used social media repeatedly to disparage the case against him and the broader election interference probe.
Though U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson did not send Stone to jail or find him in contempt, she said his behavior was more appropriate for middle school than a court of law.
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The U.S. House of Representatives will vote Tuesday on a formal resolution condemning President Donald Trump's weekend tweets aimed at four congresswomen of color that have been widely condemned as racist and "xenophobic," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Monday. Pelosi, who has said Trump's campaign slogan truly means he wants to "make America white again," wrote in a letter to colleagues that "the House cannot allow the President’s characterization of immigrants to our country to stand." The resolution "strongly condemns" Trump's "racist comments" and says they "have legitimized and increased fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color." Read the full text of the Resolution here.
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Tuesday responded to questions about President Donald Trump's attacks on four congresswomen of color by asking a reporter about his heritage, NBC News reported.
Andrew Feinberg, a White House reporter for Breakfast Media, a website about politics and technology, asked Conway, "If the president was not telling these four congresswomen to return to their supposed countries of origin, to which countries was he referring?"
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When an armed conflict erupted in his village in Congo, Blaise Matshieba Nduluyele fled from the carnage. Hundreds of people, including some of his relatives, were slaughtered.
Death remained close as his family undertook a grueling journey starting in South America and extending through eight countries to safety in the United States. They slept along roads or in the jungle. They got sick and nearly starved. They encountered bodies.
"I really didn't think I would survive. It was really, truly terrifying," said Nduluyele, now at a shelter with his wife and three children in Maine.
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New research gives some biological clues to why women may be more likely than men to develop Alzheimer's disease and how this most common form of dementia varies by sex.
At the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Los Angeles on Tuesday, scientists offered evidence that the disease may spread differently in the brains of women than in men. Other researchers showed that several newly identified genes seem related to the disease risk by sex.
Two-thirds of Alzheimer's cases in the U.S. are in women and "it's not just because we live longer," said Maria Carrillo, the association's chief science officer. There's also "a biological underpinning" for sex differences in the disease, she said.
Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., and Doug Collins, R-Georgia, spar over President Donald Trump's comments about four Congresswomen.
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As the 50th Comic-Comic kicks off Wednesday, with a big Marvel Studios panel on Saturday that's sure to be the hottest ticket in town, and Spider-Man and the Marvel Cinematic Universe dominating the box office, Kirby proved to be right. But it took a while for Comic-Con to really "go Hollywood."
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Planned Parenthood's president has been forced out of her job after only eight months as the organization faces unprecedented challenges related to its role as the leading abortion provider in the United States.
Dr. Leana Wen said Tuesday in a statement posted on Twitter that she had "philosophical differences" with the new chairs of Planned Parenthood's board regarding abortion politics.
Wen said that abortion is "not a political issue but a health care one."
The woman who went missing for four days while camping in California's White Mountains said Tuesday she was relieved to be reunited with her family after a harrowing encounter with a knife-wielding man sent her running into the wilderness.
The cast of the award-winning Broadway musical “Come From Away” staged a performance outside the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre amid a power outage in Midtown Manhattan on July 13, 2019.
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Nearly two years ago, Hurricane María exposed the raw dysfunction of Puerto Rico, collapsing long-neglected infrastructure and leaving several thousand dead on Gov. Ricardo Rosselló's watch. Last week, two of his top former officials were arrested by the FBI on corruption charges.
But the scandal that is threatening to buckle the boyish 40-year-old governor centers on a profanity-laced and at times misogynistic online chat with nine other male members of his administration in which some of the U.S. territory's most powerful men act like a bunch of teenagers. The leak of at least 889 pages of the private chat has sunk Rosselló into the deepest crisis of his career.
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When Paul Njoroge gets on an airplane, he becomes fixated on the first few minutes after takeoff.
"I have to look at my watch and see when I reach the 6-minute mark," Njoroge says. That is the length of time that a Boeing 737 Max carrying his wife, three young children and mother-in-law was airborne before plunging back to Earth in a field in Ethiopia, killing everyone on board.
"I think about my family every minute of my life," he says. "When I'm flying, I cannot even dare to sleep because I'm thinking about them. I dread going back into a plane."