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President Donald Trump on Monday defended himself against allegations he divulged classified information in a recent meeting with Russian diplomats, saying alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he never identified Israel in his Oval Office conversation.
At the end of his appearance with Netanyahu, Trump said that he "never mentioned the word or the name Israel" in his conversation with Russia's foreign minister and ambassador. "So you have another story wrong," he said.
Various reports, quoting anonymous officials, have said Trump did share classified information with Russian diplomats about the threat posed by the Islamic State group, and several have said that information came from Israeli intelligence. But news accounts have not accused Trump of naming Israel as a source of the information.
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President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, invoked his constitutional right against self-incrimination on Monday and declined to hand over documents sought under subpoena by a Senate panel investigating Russia's meddling in the 2016 election.
In a letter to the Senate intelligence committee, Flynn's attorneys justified the decision by citing an "escalating public frenzy against him" and saying the Justice Department's recent appointment of a special counsel has created a legally dangerous environment for him to cooperate with the panel's investigation.
"The context in which the committee has called for General Flynn's testimonial production of documents makes clear that he has more than a reasonable apprehension that any testimony he provides could be used against him," the attorneys wrote in the letter, which was obtained by the AP.
OJ Simpson is getting another chance at parole in July, according to documents from the Nevada Department of Corrections.
The actual parole hearing date in connection with his 2008 conviction for armed robbery in Nevada will not be set until mid-June.
Simpson's jail record lists him as inmate No. 1027820 at Nevada's Lovelock Correctional Center. It indicates no prior felonies and describes Simpson as a 69-year-old male, black, 6-foot-2 and 235 pounds with a medium build.
But this inmate's rap sheet is only a small part of his story. For that, start with the alias listed on his jail record: Juice.
The red carpet moments on the tarmac kept coming.
President Donald Trump had a bumpy landing in Israel on Monday with a series of apparent faux pas, from the first lady slapping away his hand to a lawmaker whipping out a cell phone to take a selfie with him.
Trump arrived in Tel Aviv for a two-day visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories and as he tried to take his wife’s hand on a red carpet on the tarmac at Ben-Gurion International Airport, the first lady appeared to push it back. It was unclear what prompted the videotaped moment.
Oren Hazan, a politician in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Likud party did take his hand in what The Associated Press described as a characteristically aggressive handshake, then took out his a cell phone for a selfie. Netanyahu tried to swat Hazan’s arm away, unsuccessfully, and Likud politicians later said that not only was Hazan not invited to the ceremony but that he had caused “a great embarrassment” to the prime minister.
A New Jersey couple is speaking out after they say they found a handwritten note signed by America’s first serial killer inside a family Bible.
Claire Fanelle told NBC10 she was cleaning out her mother’s old books when she stumbled upon a well-worn Bible.
“The Bible was in a box I was going through,” she said. “We just assumed that it was an interesting Bible.”
As Fanelle’s son read the newspapers stuffed inside, she came across an inscription. It was a note signed with the distinctive signature of notorious serial killer H.H. Holmes, a man who admitted to killing at least 27 people in the 19th century but then changed the number of victims to two.
“And the two of us look at each other like, ‘This is weird,’” Fanelle said.
Fanelle had watched NBC10’s recent report on the family members of Holmes who had exhumed his body at the Yeadon cemetery. They’re trying to verify family lore that Holmes somehow swindled out of his own execution at the Moyamensing Prison in South Philadelphia.
The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus that has wowed crowds for 146 years with its "Greatest Show on Earth" is taking its final bow on Sunday.
The Supreme Court struck down two congressional districts in North Carolina Monday because race played too large a role in their creation, a decision voting rights advocates said would boost challenges in other states.
The justices ruled that Republicans who controlled the state legislature and governor's office in 2011 placed too many African-Americans in the two districts. The result was to weaken African-American voting strength elsewhere in North Carolina.
In recent years, the Supreme Court has ruled for civil rights groups and black voters in challenges to political districts in Alabama, North Carolina and Virginia.
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Each morning, Joanna Smith's 7-year-old son pulls on a T-shirt and shorts, boasts how fast he can tie his sneakers and heads to school. An honor-roll student who loves science and spelling, he often stays after class to run on the playground with his large group of friends. But teachers may soon have to disrupt his routine by revealing a secret: This energetic boy was born a girl.
President Donald Trump is proposing to balance the federal budget within a decade by making sharp cuts to social safety-net programs like food stamps and Medicaid and offering optimistic estimates of economic growth and tax revenues to fulfill the promise of a government back in the black.
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The Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination being invoked by President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, is a bedrock legal principle. It's enshrined in the Constitution's Bill of Rights and relied on by witnesses before Congress and the courts alike.
Take a look at those protections and elements of the Flynn case.
May 25th is Red Nose Day, which helps children living in poverty, and has attracted some big names to the cause. This year, the charity is debuting a long-awaited sequel to a beloved movie to help raise money.
A new report says over 31 million people were displaced in their own countries last year — over 75 percent due to disasters including floods and wildfires and the rest from conflicts, with Congo and Syria topping the list.
The report released Monday by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center says East Asia and the Pacific accounted for two-thirds of the displacements related to extreme weather events in 2016 — almost double the number for 2015.
A leading figure in the "alt-right'' movement had his gym membership revoked after a Georgetown University professor confronted him during a workout and called him a neo-Nazi.
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The U.S. Homeland Security Department says nearly 740,000 foreigners who were supposed to leave the country during a recent 12-month period overstayed their visas.
The count released Monday includes people who arrived in the U.S. by plane or boat but does not include ground border crossings.
Countries with the highest visa overstays during the period from October 2015 to September 2016 were Canada, Mexico, Brazil, China and India.
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