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For years, President Donald Trump pushed back against the idea of election meddling, dismissing it as a hoax and an affront to the legitimacy of his victory.
Now, in a 37-page indictment, special counsel Robert Muller has laid bare in excruciating detail the details of one Russian scheme, designed in part to benefit Trump's election run. It even shows contacts between foreigners and his campaign, albeit unwitting.
Trump quickly seized on the fact that the Russian "information warfare" effort, as it was dubbed by a top Justice Department official, began in 2014, before he declared his candidacy for president. His team noted that the Russian efforts to sow discord are also said to have benefited Bernie Sanders. And with great fanfare, the president declared that the indictment proved, as he has always said, that there was "no collusion" between his campaign and the Russians.
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Richard Petty rarely visits pit road after a race anymore and usually with good reason. The Hall of Fame driver's eponymous race team has toiled for decades in mediocrity, with checkered flags all but extinct.
Bubba at Daytona changed the game.
Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr. had driven the iconic No. 43 car to a third-place finish in a Daytona 500 qualifying race, setting off a celebration for Richard Petty Motorsports almost worthy of winning NASCAR's marquee race itself.
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The massacre at a Florida high school is again raising concerns about whether the FBI missed signs that might have stopped a mass shooting, amid an admission that the agency received a tip about the alleged shooter that wasn't properly investigated.
Just last month, a person close to alleged shooter Nikolas Cruz contacted the FBI's Public Access Line to report concerns about his, according to a statement released by the FBI Friday.
"The caller provided information about Cruz’s gun ownership, desire to kill people, erratic behavior, and disturbing social media posts, as well as the potential of him conducting a school shooting," the FBI statement said.
President Trump's tweet of condolence following Wednesday's massacre at South Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School was met with fiery backlash, but none more dramatic than from students at the very school who survived the brutal attack.
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If Mitt Romney becomes Utah's next senator, he will be far from the typical freshman.
The 2012 Republican nominee for president is among the best-known names in U.S. politics, with a long career that includes successful businessman, blue-state governor, Olympics rescuer and, more recently, one of the GOP's fiercest internal critics of President Donald Trump.
The extensive resume has many Republicans looking to Romney to take on a role often filled by another former presidential contender — John McCain — as Senate elder statesman and counterweight to a president many in the GOP see as divisive and undignified.
An Oregon woman is believed to be the first human to ever contract a rare eye worm parasite usually found in cattle. KGW's Katherine Cook reports.
As the country mourns the seventeen lives lost in a Florida school shooting, one former teacher of the accused shooter is speaking out. NBC10's Rosemary Connors spoke to him to get a glimpse into the suspected...
The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Friday that the agency's chief of staff has stepped down after an investigation alleged she had doctored emails to justify Secretary David Shulkin's wife accompanying him on a European trip at taxpayer expense.
The internal investigation by the department's inspector general found "serious derelictions" by Shulkin and his staff and urged administrative action against Chief of Staff Vivieca Wright Simpson.
As state records of accused Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz begin to uncover the troubled past that led to the teen's deadly rampage, his defense attorneys say a guilty plea is being considered to avoid the death penalty and a lengthy trial.
Cruz's attorneys plan to meet with prosecutors to discuss the guilty plea, Broward Public Defender Howard Finkelstein confirmed to NBC 6.
"There is only one question: Should this young man live or should he die by execution?" Finkelstein told the Sun-Sentinel. "We believe it’s in nobody’s best interest to go through a circus of a trial."
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A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook south and central Mexico Friday, causing people to flee swaying buildings and office towers in the country's capital, where residents were still jittery after a deadly quake five months ago.
Crowds gathered on Mexico City's central Reforma Avenue as well as on streets in Oaxaca state's capital, nearer the quake's epicenter, which was in a rural area close to Mexico's Pacific coast and the border with Guerrero state. There were no immediate reports of deaths.
The troubled teen authorities say killed 17 people at a Florida high school excelled in an air-rifle marksmanship program supported by a grant from the National Rifle Association Foundation, part of a multimillion-dollar effort by the gun group to support youth shooting clubs and other programs.
Nikolas Cruz, 19, was wearing a maroon shirt with the logo from the Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School when he was arrested Wednesday shortly after the shooting. Former JROTC cadets told The Associated Press that Cruz was a member of the small varsity marksmanship team that trained together after class and traveled to other area schools to compete.
It was a close-knit group. One of the other cadets started calling Cruz "Wolf," and the nickname stuck.
Under pressure over his handling of abuse allegations against a top aide, White House chief of staff John Kelly on Friday ordered sweeping changes in how the White House clears staff members to gain access to classified information, acknowledging that the administration "must do better" in how it handles security clearances.
Kelly issued a five-page memo that acknowledged White House mistakes but also put the onus on the FBI and the Justice Department to provide more timely updates on background investigations, asking that any significant derogatory information about staff members be quickly flagged to the White House counsel's office.
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A federal control board urgently sought a $300 million loan for Puerto Rico's power company on Friday after a judge rejected a previous $1 billion loan request despite warnings the U.S. territory would have to start rationing electricity.
The latest request comes as nearly 400,000 power customers across the island remain in the dark more than five months after Hurricane Maria hit the island, causing the longest blackout in U.S. history.
Candles could be spotted as far as the eye could see Thursday night in Parkland, Coral Springs and surrounding communities as family, friends and strangers came together to remember the lives lost in the deadly mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
Nearly 1,000 people attended a vigil at the Parkland Amphitheater, including children who were inside the school when the shooter opened fire and killed 14 children and three adults.
"She heard gunshots," said Jodi Burke, whose daughter hid in a closet while the gunman, allegedly Nikolas Cruz, started shooting. “She seems angry, she lost one of her best friends.”