Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz says she will step down at end of party's convention.
The annoucement comes amid growing pressure for the Florida congresswoman to step down after email leaks suggested committee officials favored Hillary Clinton during the party's primary.
"I think she should resign, period, and I think we need a new chair who is going to lead us in a very different direction," Sanders said Sunday on ABC's "This Week."
The Vermont senator also reiterated his calls for Wasserman Schultz to resign on "Meet the Press," after 19,000 emails leaked Friday by the website Wikileaks revealed that some DNC officials internally showed favoritism towards the Clinton campaign while outwardly claiming impartiality.
The mother of the U.S. ambassador killed in the 2012 attack in Benghazi has asked that Donald Trump and the Republican Party to stop the "opportunistic and cynical" use of her son's name and death.
"As Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens's mother, I am writing to object to any mention of his name and death in Benghazi, Libya, by Donald Trump's campaign and the Republican Party," Stevens' mother, Mary Commanday, wrote in a letter published in The New York Times online Saturday.
Trump in a speech accepting his party's nomination Thursday referred to the four victims of the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi on Sept. 11, who he claimed were "left helpless to die at the hands of savage killers" by Clinton, who was secretary of State at the time, NBC News reported.
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In advance of the Democratic National Convention, which begins July 25 in Philadelphia, we present a wrap-up of some of the more egregious falsehoods from Hillary Clinton, who is set to accept her party’s nomination for president later this week.
Historians of the presidential horse race have plenty of mud to wade through, from Watergate to railroad bribery, and plenty of sex scandals in between.
But this year's election offers something new: Donald Trump appears to be the first nominee of a major political party in modern memory to be the subject of ongoing litigation, according to presidential experts.
"I don't know of any other litigation involving a major candidate for election," Columbia University scholar Henry F. Graff told NBC in an email, when asked about the fraud lawsuit over Trump University that's set to be heard in November.
Donald Trump pushed back against critics who called his speech at the Republican National Convention Thursday night too pessimistic, telling NBC's Chuck Todd he offered an optimistic message because "we're going to solve the problems."
In an interview on "Meet The Press," the GOP nominee said he intended to portray only a choice between himself and Hillary Clinton.
Asked about his statement that "I alone can fix it" — a sentiment blasted by critics as a flirtation with totalitarianism — Trump said his ability to solve America's problems is a binary contrast with the Democratic nominee.
"I am running against Hillary. It's not like I'm running against the rest of the world. I know people that are very, very capable that could do a very good job, but they could never get elected," he said.
Trump called critics of his address "haters," saying that the latest round of violence in the Middle East justifies the grim view of world affairs he presented in his speech.
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Tilda the pug terrier mix, Charizard the iguana, Rose the Huskie and more than 20,000 other animals found new homes on Saturday as NBC’s pet adoption drive emptied shelters across the country.
More than 45,000 pets in all were adopted this month as part of the second annual Clear the Shelters campaign, after more than 40 local NBC and Telemundo television stations teamed up with more than 680 animal shelters in states across the country and in Puerto Rico. The shelters offered no-cost or reduced-fee adoptions, or they waived spaying and neutering fees to help families bring home dogs, cats and unusual animals like the iguana.
Pet owners who mentioned the campaign during the adoption process were included in NBC's 2016 count, which was more than twice the number of animals given forever homes during last year's event.
"Our entire division of NECN, Telemundo and NBC stations and our corporate staff are overwhelmed and thrilled with the extraordinary results of this year's Clear The Shelters event,” said Valari Staab, the president of NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations. "We want to thank all of our shelters, NBC and Telemundo affiliates that joined us this year and our partners, including Petco and VIP Petcare. Together, we emptied at least 13 shelters and found more than 45,000 animals new loving homes."
A Syrian man killed a woman with a machete and wounded two others outside a bus station in Germany Sunday before being arrested, NBC News reported.
The 21-year-old asylum seeker, who was known to police, was having an argument with the woman at the central Omnibus station in Reutlingen before attacking her at about 4:30 p.m. The suspect, whose name was not released, wounded another woman and a man as he fled, according to local police.
The woman died of her injuries at the scene, officials said.
The attack comes as Germany remain on edge following a rampage in Munich, where nine people were killed by an 18-year-old gunman in a city shopping center Friday. Days before, an Afghan teen attacked passengers on a train, severely injuring at least three people.
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Olympic leaders stopped short Sunday of imposing a complete ban on Russia from the Rio de Janeiro Games, leaving individual global sports federations to decide which athletes should be cleared to compete.
The decision, announced after a three-hour meeting of the International Olympic Committee's executive board, came just 12 days before the Aug. 5 opening of the games.
"We had to balance the collective responsibility and the individual justice to which every human being and athlete is entitled to," IOC President Thomas Bach said.
Michael Bloomberg is expected to endorse Hillary Clinton during his speech at the Democratic National Convention, an adviser for the former New York City mayor told NBC News.
Bloomberg is making the endorsement because of concerns about Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump. He also sees himself as a person with authority who can debunk Trump's claims about business and the economy, the former aide said.
Bloomberg has not been a member of the Democratic Party since 2000, according to The New York Times. He was elected the mayor of New York City as a Republican and later became an independent.
The Republican National Convention kicked off on Monday evening, July 18, 2016...
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The mother of a New Jersey escort whose 2010 disappearance led to the discovery of 10 butchered bodies on a Long Island beach has been killed, and her other daughter has been charged in the slaying.
The Ellenville Police Department said in a release on Facebook that Mari Gilbert, 52, of Ellenville, New York, was killed sometime Saturday morning. Gilbert is the mother of Shannan Gilbert, a 24-year-old escort who vanished while on a call in 2010, sparking a massive search that led to the discovery of 10 sets of human remains believed to be linked to at least one serial killer.
Seventeen homes have burned in a wildfire that exploded to nearly 35 square miles in dry hills and canyons, sending smoke and ash over a widespread part of Southern California.
Authorities said the burned body of a man was found Saturday inside a scorched car in a neighborhood swept by the Sand Fire flames near Santa Clarita, just north of Los Angeles. There was no evidence the death was crime-related, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Sunday as the investigation continued.
The chief financial officer of the Democratic National Committee apologized Saturday for the "insensitive" contents of an email leaked by the website WikiLeaks, which appears to refer to Bernie Sanders but does not name him directly.
The internal email, one of more than 19,000 emails released Friday, showed Brad Marshall" questioning Sander's Jewish faith, and suggested that painting the candidate as an atheist "could make several points difference with his "Southern Baptist peeps [who] would draw a big difference between a Jew and an atheist."
In a Facebook post Saturday, Marshall said the emails were written in the heat of the moment.
"I deeply regret that my insensitive, emotional emails would cause embarrassment to the DNC, the chairwoman, and all of the staffers who worked hard to make the primary a fair and open process," Marshall said. "The comments expressed do not reflect my beliefs nor do they reflect the beliefs of the DNC and its employees. I apologize to those I offended."NBC News reached out to the DNC Saturday but did not receive a response.
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