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Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 at 11:48 AM EDT

Attitudes, Legal Standards Help Make Police Convictions Rare

Attitudes, Legal Standards Help Make Police Convictions Rare

In the three years since fatal police shootings of unarmed black people launched the Black Lives Matter movement, few officers have been charged and none has been convicted by juries in the highest-profile...

Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 at 08:05 AM EDT

Study Links Legalized Pot With Increase in Car Crash Claims

Study Links Legalized Pot With Increase in Car Crash Claims

A recent insurance study links increased car crash claims to legalized recreational marijuana. The Highway Loss Data Institute, a leading insurance research group, said in study results released Thursday...

Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 at 07:18 AM EDT

Trump Appointee Is Still a Saudi Government Lobbyist

Trump Appointee Is Still a Saudi Government Lobbyist

One of President Donald Trump's newest appointees is a registered agent of Saudi Arabia who earns hundreds of thousands of dollars to lobby on the kingdom's behalf, according to U.S. Department of Justice...

Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 at 06:57 AM EDT

World Population to Reach 9.8 Billion in 2050: UN

World Population to Reach 9.8 Billion in 2050: UN

India's population is expected to surpass China's in about seven years and Nigeria is projected to overtake the United States and become the third most populous country in the world shortly before 2050, a...

Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 at 06:05 AM EDT

Joe Biden to LGBT Gala: 'Hold President Trump Accountable'

Joe Biden to LGBT Gala: 'Hold President Trump Accountable'

Former Vice President Joe Biden is challenging the LGBT community to push back against President Donald Trump's administration.

Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 at 04:03 AM EDT

Gianforte Gets Orange Jumpsuit in Mail on First Day as Rep.

Gianforte Gets Orange Jumpsuit in Mail on First Day as Rep.

Newly elected Rep. Greg Gianforte received a bright orange jumpsuit in the mail on his first day working on Capitol Hill Wednesday, NBC News reported. The Montana Democratic Party sent the representative the...

Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 at 01:44 AM EDT

5 Key Issues to Look for in the Senate Health Care Bill

5 Key Issues to Look for in the Senate Health Care Bill

With Senate Republican leaders expected to release details of their health care bill in a 9:30 a.m. meeting Thursday, NBC News rounded up five big issues that are at the heart of the proposed legislation....

Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 at 01:17 AM EDT

Trump Calls for Stricter Limits on Welfare for Immigrants

Trump Calls for Stricter Limits on Welfare for Immigrants

President Donald Trump said Wednesday he'll pursue legislation that would bar immigrants from being eligible for welfare for at least five years — though most already are. Trump said at a rally in Cedar Rapids,...

Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 at 01:41 PM EDT

Pelosi Strikes Back: ‘I Think I’m Worth the Trouble’

Pelosi Strikes Back: ‘I Think I’m Worth the Trouble’

Longtime House leader Nancy Pelosi pushed back Thursday after a handful of Democratic party members called for her to step aside from her position following the party's loss in a Georgia special election, NBC...

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 at 07:02 PM EDT

Women Keep Dressing Like ‘Handmaids’ at Statehouses

Women Keep Dressing Like ‘Handmaids’ at Statehouses

Women across the country are using creative methods to get their message on reproductive rights to their local and state legislative bodies by channeling the characters from the dystopian novel, "The Handmaid's...

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