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Police say two more children were victims of a school volunteer and youth choir director who they say made child pornography in a Maryland school -- bringing the total number of alleged victims so far to 14. Police say one of the locations where Deonte Carraway victimized the children was a church. Police have not yet identified the church or said what they believe Carraway did there. They said he's also accused of victimizing children in a school, an aquatic center and other locations. Carraway, 24, is accused of having filmed "vile sexual acts" between children ages 9 to 13. On Friday, Carraway's family released a statement expressing their "extreme shock and deepest sorrow."
Brutally cold air sent temperatures plummeting to “life-threatening” lows across the Midwest and Northeast Saturday, with millions of Americans warned of dangers, NBC News reported.
The arctic blast is being driven by the cold air system — a polar vortex — that sits around the North Pole year-round, with the biggest danger being from frostbite, according to the Weather Channel.
Forecasters warned that wind chill readings could drop “below minus 30 degrees by Saturday night.” Sunday morning is likely to be the coldest for many, but it won’t be until Tuesday until temperatures reach normal levels for many.
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Donald Trump criticized the Republican National Committee Saturday for “illegally” using his name in a fundraising email sent to party supporters, NBC News reported.
In a press release and a series of tweets, the GOP frontrunner accused the RNC of “deceptive Washington tricks,” saying he never authorized the use of his name to fundraise.
"The RNC, which is probably not on my side, just illegally put out a fundraising notice saying 'Trump wants you to contribute to the RNC,'" his campaign said. "The RNC does not treat me well and then they use my name, without my knowledge, to raise money for themselves." Trump said much the same in a tweet from his personal account.
The RNC did not respond to MSNBC’s request for comment, but communication director Sean Spicer told CNN that the email was in response to a star poll that allows supporters of all candidates to contribute to the “presidential trust.”
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A rare neurological disorder is on the rise in several Latin American countries that are also seeing an outbreak of the Zika virus, the World Health Organization said Saturday.
The U.N. health body in Geneva said in a weekly report that Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS), which can cause temporary paralysis, has been reported in Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Suriname and Venezuela.
The increase in Guillain-Barre cases is appearing in conjunction with the spread of the Zika virus to 34 countries and also with increasing cases of microcephaly, a rare condition in which infants are born with abnormally small heads.
Pope Francis told Mexico's political leaders on Saturday that they have a duty to provide their people with security, "true justice" and basic services as he plunged head-on into the drug-inspired violence, corruption and social ills that are tormenting the country.
Francis began his first full day in the country with a winding 9-mile (14-kilometer) popemobile ride into the capital's historic center to the delight of tens of thousands of Mexicans greeting history's first Latin American pope. Despite an exhausting Friday that involved a historic embrace with the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Francis obliged their demands and stopped to hand out rosaries to the elderly, sick and disabled who gathered in front of his residence.
American officials said Saturday that Cuba returned a dummy U.S. Hellfire missile that was mistakenly shipped to the country in 2014, NBC News reported.
The weapon was an inert training missile that was sent from Europe, where it was used in a NATO training exercise. Officials had been trying to recoup the missile for several months, according to the Associated Press.
While it didn’t contain explosives, there were concerns that Cuba cold share technology with American advisories like North Korea or Russia.
The Hellfire is a laser-guided, air-to=-surface missile that weighs about 100 pounds.
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ISIS fighters are seizing civilian homes and even shaving their beards to take cover from Western airstrikes, according to Syrians who have fled militant occupied territory.
Many jihadist fighters are moving out of state buildings in Raqqa to blend into the community and avoid detection by drones, NBC News reported. Civilians say ISIS fighters will knock on doors and take over rooms or whole houses. Anyone who refuses entry may be executed.
ISIS may also be taxing citizens to make up for the hole in its finances created by coalition attacks on occupied oil refineries.
"They have introduced new taxation for cars," one civilian said. "There are now fines for crossing red lights. All the motorbikes now have new plates with the ISIS title on. Most of these new charges have come in the last three months."
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Rep. John Lewis on Saturday clarified comments he made earlier this week saying he had never met Bernie Sanders during the civil rights movement, NBC News reported.
"I was responding to a reporter's question who asked me to assess Sen. Sanders' civil rights record. I said that when I was leading and was at the center of pivotal actions within the Civil Rights Movement, I did not meet Sen. Bernie Sanders at any time," Lewis said in the statement.
Lewis also clarified that he crossed paths with Hillary and Bill Clinton in the South in the 1970s, and not during his time as chairman of the SNCC in the 1960s.
On Thursday, Lewis, along with members of the Black Congressional Caucus, supported Hillary Clinton in the Democratic race.
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More than 200,000 army, navy and air force troops are fanning out across Brazil to show people how to eliminate the Aedes aegypti mosquito that spreads the Zika virus, which many health officials believe is linked to severe birth defects.
The nationwide offensive is part of President Dilma Rousseff's declared war on the virus that has quickly spread across the Americas.
Customs and Border Protection officials say possible whale bones were found in the luggage of a passenger who flew into BWI Airport from Iceland.
The agency said in a news release Friday that the bones were found during an inspection of the passenger's baggage Sunday at the airport. The traveler claimed they were whale bones.
The importation of some bones is restricted. Whale bones are regulated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, border agents say.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday sharply criticized Russia for its actions in Ukraine and Syria, accusing Moscow of "repeated aggression" in both places.
In speech at the Munich Security Conference, Kerry said Russia is defying the will of the international community with its support for separatists in eastern Ukraine and its military intervention in Syria on behalf of President Bashar Assad.
His comments came just after Russia's prime minister, Dmitry Medvedev, told the conference that the West is rekindling the Cold War with sanctions imposed on Russia over Ukraine and with new NATO moves.
France's prime minister is warning that the terrorist threat is a long-term one and there will be other major attacks.
Manuel Valls told a group top defense officials and diplomats Saturday that after the two 2015 attacks in France, the world has "entered a new era."
He says "we are at war with terrorism; we need to be sincere with our people and we need to tell them there will be other attacks, major attacks — this is something we know for sure."
A knife-wielding Palestinian woman attacked an Israeli soldier on guard near a sensitive West Bank holy site sacred to both Jews and Muslims on Saturday, wounding him and a Palestinian bystander before she was shot and killed by Israeli troops, the military said.
The incident occurred in Hebron, a flashpoint during the last five months of violence, in which Palestinians have carried out near-daily attacks, mainly stabbings.
The soldier was lightly wounded. A Palestinian who intervened to try to stop the attacker was stabbed and more seriously wounded, and was taken to a hospital for treatment, the military said.
Rescuers have pulled out 113 dead a week since a powerful earthquake struck Taiwan's oldest city of Tainan, leaving only four missing in the rubble of a collapsed 17-story residential complex, authorities said Saturday.
All but two of the dead were found at the ruins of the Weiguan Golden Dragon complex, which toppled when the 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck last Saturday during the Lunar New Year holiday.
A total of 327 people in the building survived.