Donald Trump will make a quick visit to Mexico on Wednesday, meeting with the president of a nation he derided as the home of rapists and criminals. The trip is a politically risky move for the Republican presidential nominee less than 10 weeks before the election.
It is not clear how Trump will be received in a country where he is widely despised. Beyond his disparaging comments about Mexicans, Trump has promised, if elected, to deport millions of immigrants who are in the United States illegally, force Mexico to build a huge wall to secure the nearly 2,000-mile border, and renegotiate the NAFTA trade agreement to make it more favorable to the United States. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has compared Trump to Adolf Hitler.
On NBC's "Today," Trump's campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, was asked if Trump would change his rhetoric in his meeting with Pena Nieto. She said, "I think you'll see a very presidential Donald Trump."
Florida prosecutors are investigating the voter registration of Donald Trump's campaign chief, though a local election official said there appeared nothing obvious in the record that suggested fraud, NBC News reported. Miami-Dade County election officials confirmed that the local state attorney's office requested Stephen Bannon's voter records last week. Rosy Pastrana, executive assistant to the county's election supervisor, told NBC News Bannon had not voted in Miami-Dade since registering there in April 2014. "There is nothing here that I see that he did wrong," she said. Bannon, who lived in California for many years, had no immediate comment. A person registering to vote in Florida must swear that they are a legal resident in the county where they register. The Guardian newspaper reported last week Bannon was registered at a Miami home that he rented for his ex-wife. Prominent Trump supporter A.J. Delgado told NBC News she visited Bannon there, but an owner of the home said it had been empty for months.
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Chris Brown was released on $250,000 bail Tuesday night after he was booked on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, following an hours-long standoff earlier that day between the singer and officers at his Los Angeles home, police said.
Brown's attorney Mark Geragos tweeted that the singer was "out and well" and
"allegations against him are demonstrably false."
Officers responded to the property in the typically quiet Tarzana neighborhood around 3 a.m. following a 911 call from a woman requesting help.
The woman who made the call told authorities Brown pointed a gun at her, NBC News reported.
The first commercial flight between the United States and Cuba in more than a half century landed in the central city of Santa Clara on Wednesday morning, re-establishing regular air service severed at the height of the Cold War.
The flight of JetBlue 387 opens a new era of U.S.-Cuba travel, with about 300 flights a week connecting the U.S. with an island cut off from most Americans by the 55-year-old trade embargo on Cuba and formal ban on U.S. citizens engaging in tourism on the island.
U.S. Sen. John McCain beat back a primary challenge Tuesday from a Republican tea party activist to win the right to seek a sixth Senate term in November, clearing an important hurdle in a race that was inundated with questions about GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.
The 2008 GOP presidential nominee easily defeated former state Sen. Kelli Ward and two other Republicans on the ballot.
He faces a tough Democratic challenge in the November general election from U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick. She advanced Tuesday after facing only a write-in opponent in the primary.
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California state lawmakers have passed a bill inspired by the Brock Turner sexual assault case, and proponents hope, if signed by Gov. Jerry Brown, it will close a loophole that allowed Turner to get a light sentence.
Turner, the former Stanford University swimmer, is set to be released from Santa Clara County’s main jail on Friday after spending just three months behind bars for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman after a fraternity party on the Stanford campus.
It's that sentence that inspired legislators to propose a new law.
Embattled Gov. Paul LePage asked the people of Maine for forgiveness on Tuesday after comments many called racist and a profanity-laced voicemail left for Democratic Rep. Drew Gattine, but said he has no intention of resigning despite mounting pressure. LePage said that he has apologized to Gattine and will be seeking spiritual guidance.
Colin Kaepernick is receiving support for his decision to sit during the national anthem from a suprising source: military veterans.
The hashtag #VeteransForKaepernick began trending on Twitter late Tuesday night as military personnel from across the country and those stationed around the world tweeted photos in uniforms, standing in solidarity with the 49ers quarterback.
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Tucker, a 7-month-old lab, was thrown from a car earlier this month when his owner, 20-year-old Shanya Pottle, was seriously hurt in a crash, according to the Morning Sentinel. He survived more than three weeks in the woods of East Madison.