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President Donald Trump made a triumphant return to the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, the place where Trump says he gave his first major political speech and concluded, “I think I like this business.” But we found that Trump’s speech to his conservative “friends” at the conference contained a lot of the same false and misleading claims we’ve been fact-checking for months.
The first Latin American president to visit Donald Trump at the White House told the U.S. leader Friday he prefers "bridges to walls," sending him a gentle rebuke of his controversial proposal to build a wall along the border with Mexico.
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Some Facebook users are getting logged out of their accounts Friday afternoon due to a technical issue, according to reports being sent on Down Detector. The reports started just after 1 p.m. EST. Users are getting a message saying "Someone May Have Logged Into Your Account," according to the reports being sent to the site. Facebook prompts them to verify their identities and change their passwords to unlock their accounts. Facebook did not immediately response to NBC's request for comments. The error did not appear to affect all accounts.
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A zoo in the Czech Republic has welcomed a baby rhinoceros.
The Indian rhino was born Feb. 5 at Zoo Plzen, 60 miles west of Prague. She weighed around 104 pounds at birth and is now up to 154 pounds. The zoo hasn't decided what to name her.
Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, France's foreign minister and an American cinema luminary pushed back at U.S. President Donald Trump for insulting the City of Light on Friday in a speech. Trump evoked his friend Jim, "a very, very substantial guy," in an address at the Conservative Political Action Conference. Jim used to be a regular visitor to Paris, Trump said, but hasn't made the trip in four or five years because "Paris is no longer Paris." "Yes, no one wants to go to Paris anymore because it's horrible here, apparently," George Clooney quipped in Paris as he entered a theater for the Cesar Awards, France's version of the Oscars.
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This week's weather has been perfect for a picnic across much of the United States. But while you're snacking on a salad in the sun, don't let stressing about whether this unseasonably temperate February will mean an extra-hot summer rain on your parade.
Experts say that warm weather across the East Coast and the Midwest does not necessarily mean it’s going to keep steaming in the next few months.
“There’s no strong statistical link between a warm February and what the summer will be like,” said Jon Nese, associate head of Pennsylvania State University’s undergraduate program in meteorology and host of the school's "Weather World" broadcast.
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Former President Barack Obama caused a commotion in New York City Friday afternoon when he stopped by a Fifth Avenue office building. There was a strong security presence around the entrance to the building prior to Obama's exit, and by the time he made his departure the street was thronged the people waiting to catch a glimpse of the former president.
The White House on Friday defended chief of staff Reince Priebus against accusations he breached a government firewall when he asked FBI Director James Comey to publicly dispute media reports that Trump campaign advisers had been frequently in touch with Russian intelligence agents. President Donald Trump's spokesman, Sean Spicer, argued Priebus had little choice but to seek Comey's assistance in rebutting what Spicer said were inaccurate reports about contacts during last year's presidential campaign. The FBI did not issue the statement requested by Priebus and has given no sign one is forthcoming.
Mack Beggs won two matches at the Texas state championships Friday. But the larger conflict — over whether a 17-year-old transgender boy should be wrestling girls — remained unsettled.
President Donald Trump returned to many of his campaign promises, and hinted at some new action the White House will soon take, in a speech to thousands of conservatives gathered Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference.
"Our victory was a win for conservative values," Trump said, pledging to support members of law enforcement, repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act and build a wall "soon, way ahead of schedule."
The call-back to the campaign trail included some popular phrases — and a jab at Hillary Clinton that elicited chants of "lock her up!" Trump reiterated his assurance that he will "put American first," saying there is no global flag, so that terrorism doesn't strike in the U.S.
And in looking forward, Trump vowed that would "never apologize" for protecting the safety of American people and promised "brand new action" in the coming days to protect the nation.
The Department of Homeland Security will solicit prototype pitches next month to fulfill President Donald Trump's promise to build a border wall with Mexico.
The department announced online Friday that it intends to provide contractors an opportunity to offer proposals for the design and building of "several prototype wall structures in the vicinity of the United States border with Mexico," NBC News reported.
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A judge will let only one other accuser testify at Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial to support charges the comedian drugged and molested a woman at his estate near Philadelphia.
The judge's ruling Friday means that prosecutors cannot call 12 other women as "prior bad act" witnesses.
The 79-year-old comedian is set to go on trial in June over the 2005 complaint by former Temple University employee Andrea Constand.
Teacher and former beauty queen Tara Grinstead vanished from her south Georgia home in 2005, leaving a mystery that had stumped investigators for nearly 12 years — until a tip led to an unexpected arrest. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced Thursday that a former student at Irwin County High School, where Grinstead taught history, has been charged with her murder. The suspect, 33-year-old Ryan Alexander Duke, was being held at the Irwin County jail in Ocilla, about 165 miles southeast of Atlanta. "We always believed that it would be solved," Connie Grinstead, the missing woman's stepmother, told reporters at a courthouse news conference Thursday.
It was not business as usual for some workers in Japan on Friday.
As the clock reached 3 p.m., about 100 office workers raised champagne glasses in a cafe in the middle of Tokyo's central business district to toast "Premium Friday," a new initiative to promote better work-life balance.
Company and government offices were asked to let employees leave at 3 p.m. in what is supposed to become a regular practice on the last Friday of each month.