New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is suspending his presidential bid, his campaign confirmed to NBC News.
Christie had announced Tuesday night that he would return home to New Jersey rather than head to South Carolina after his dismal performance in the New Hampshire primary.
With 8 percent of the vote, Christie finished in sixth place Tuesday night, behind Donald Trump, John Kasich, Ted Cruz and Jeb Bush.
Republican candidate Carly Fiorina has suspended her campaign for president.
The former Hewlett-Packard executive's decision comes a day after a disappointing showing in the New Hampshire primary, where she garnered just 4 percent of the vote. Fiorina, 61, was excluded from Saturday's Fox News debate in the Granite State.
Fiorina entered the tumultuous Republican primary in April. She promoted herself as an outsider with business experience and argued that as the lone woman in the GOP field she was best positioned to oppose likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
Now officially a winner after clinching New Hampshire, Donald Trump faced a fresh test for his once-improbable campaign as the Republican presidential race careened into more conservative territory in South Carolina.
The billionaire political novice posted a decisive victory in the nation's first primary, leaving in his wake a still-crowded field of Republicans struggling to break out of the pack. Restive Democrats had their own act of anti-establishment defiance, lining up behind Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders while delivering a New Hampshire rejection of Hillary Clinton's second bid for the White House.
With no clear rival to Trump and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz for the Republicans, the candidates headed south Wednesday with little clarity about a nomination battle that seemed likely to stretch into the spring. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, bruised from a demoralizing defeat, nixed a planned event in South Carolina and headed home to mull whether to stay in the ra
President Barack Obama arrived in Springfield on Wednesday morning prepared to make history, becoming the fourth U.S. president to address the Illinois General Assembly.
Nine years ago was Obama’s last time in Springfield for the frigid February announcement of his candidacy for president. Springfield was just as bitter cold for his arrival Wednesday as it was then, but the welcome for the president was warm.
"It's great to see so many old friends," Obama said at the start of his address to a standing ovation. "I missed you guys."
Obama spoke on unity and bipartisanship before a body in Illinois that has been criticized for exhibiting neither characteristic.
The address comes amid a historic state budget impasse in Illinois, something the president did not ignore in his speech.
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The Rev. Al Sharpton and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders shared breakfast tea at a Harlem landmark a day after the Democrat's New Hampshire victory.
During their meeting Wednesday at Sylvia's restaurant, they discussed issues that affect the African-American community around the country.
Sharpton says they talked about affirmative action, police brutality and the water disaster in Flint, Michigan.
Sharpton adds that he and various heads of national civil rights organizations plan to meet with Hillary Clinton next week.
Gov. John Kasich is expected to sign a bill stripping government money from Planned Parenthood, a move that might help him with conservatives who dominate the upcoming Republican presidential primary in South Carolina. The legislation was poised to head to Kasich on Wednesday, a day after the primary in New Hampshire, where a tough stance against Planned Parenthood might have been received with less enthusiasm by its many moderate Republican voters. The Ohio governor finished second among a group of mainstream GOP candidates who vied for moderate support in the New Hampshire race won by Donald Trump.
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Eric Lee was surprised when the "check engine" light came on in his brand-new Lexus.
He was even more surprised when his mechanic told him the cause of the problem: Rats had nested in his engine and eaten through his wiring. They’d gnawed through the foam in his engine cover, bitten though parts of the machinery, even left little footprints on the metal.
Lee has lived in Chinatown for the last 40 years — and he parks his car on the local streets. He said he’s always seen an occasional rat in the neighborhood, but lately things seem to be getting worse.
His neighbors seem to agree. The I-Team did some digging and found that 311 complaints about rodents in the area have increased by 140 percent over the last five years – from 228 in 2010 to 549 last year.
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College-bound students will have the option to take the SATs next year in August, as the standardized test will be offered over the summer, NBC News reported.
The College Board shared the news earlier this month when it rolled out test dates for 2017. It also revealed the elimination of the January SAT test date as of 2018.
The move comes after the Assessments for The College Boards added a September exam date before college applications are due.
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A Tennessee mother is planning to sue after she says the hospital where she went into delivery accidentally performed a frenulectomy — an incision in the tissue that connects the tongue to the floor of the mouth — on her 1-day-old son, NBC News reported.
Jennifer Melton, 31, of Hartsville, says a nurse encouraged the mother to put her baby in the nursery for a few hours so she could get some rest.
"The nurse brought our son back into the room, and she began to explain the care process for the procedure that [the doctor] had done while he was away," Melton told NBC News on Wednesday. "I was like, what are you talking about? What procedure?"
Melton said she panicked and demanded an explanation. The pediatrician explained to Melton that he did perform the procedure, and had asked for her baby "in error."
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Kentucky clerk Kim Davis has obeyed orders to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in the months since she spent five nights in jail for refusing to do so, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.
United States District Judge David Bunning denied the American Civil Liberties Union's request to order Davis to reissue licenses she had altered to remove her name and title or face the possibility of further punishment. He found that Davis has allowed her deputies to issue licenses to anyone eligible since September and that the altered licenses are likely valid under Kentucky law.
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic's partisan Steering and Policy Committee will hold a hearing on the Flint Water Crisis Wednesday.
Flint Mayor Karen Weaver will be among those to testify. Notably absent will be Gov. Rick Snyder, who declined an invitation to testify at Wednesday's hearing.
Snyder spokeswoman Anna Heaton said Monday that the governor won’t attend because he’s due to present his annual budget proposal that day in Michigan. The committee does not have subpoena power.
It will be the second by lawmakers on Flint's lead contamination, and the second at which Snyder will not testify.