Just when House Republicans needed Donald Trump's backing the most — on their big immigration overhaul — he dashed off a presidential tweet on Friday saying they should quit wasting their time on it.
It's hardly the first time the president has abandoned his allies in a moment of need. Over and over, Trump has proven himself a saboteur, willing to walk away from promises and blow up a deal, undermining the GOP agenda in Congress.
Sure, it's common in New York City to see men in suits commuting on the subway or in taxis -- but on a paddleboard across the Hudson River? That may be a first.
Eunice Rivers was taking the ferry to work in Jersey City Thursday morning when she spotted a man paddleboarding across the Hudson River wearing a full suit, dress shoes and all. Without hesitation, she grabbed her phone to capture the odd moment on video and share it over social media.
She wasn’t the only one. Many others joined in her amusement over the unusual sighting.
President Donald Trump's former longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen retweeted a photo of himself with comedian Tom Arnold, who is working on a TV show to hunt down recordings of the president, fueling speculation Friday that Cohen has secret tapes of Trump and is willing to share them.
Last month, Vice Media announced that Arnold would be featured in a new show called "The Hunt for the Trump Tapes" and would investigate rumored recordings of the president.
Arnold told NBC News on Friday that he met with Cohen at the Lowes Regency Hotel in Manhattan and they discussed the new show.
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A Virginia woman says her Uber driver refused to give her a ride because of her wheelchair.
Kelley Simoneaux said she ordered a ride Wednesday night after leaving a restaurant in Arlington.
According to Simoneaux, the driver pulled up in a minivan and she then opened the front door and got herself into the van. The driver didn't get out and someone else at the restaurant offered to help her with her wheelchair.
A judge has ordered two parents accused of shackling, starving and beating some of their 13 children to face trial on torture and child abuse charges after two days of horrific testimony at a pre-trial hearing.
David and Louise Turpin were in court for the hearing's second day Thursday in a Southern California case that attracted worldwide attention following their arrests last winter. Riverside County Superior Court Judge Bernard Schwartz found probable cause that they abused 12 of their 13 children for years.
The judge threw out a domestic violence charge involving the youngest daughter.
At the same time, seven of their adult children were in a separate courtroom at a guardianship hearing.
President Donald Trump cast doubt Friday on wrenching tales of migrant children separated from their families at the border, dismissing "phony stories of sadness and grief" while asserting the real victims of the nation's immigration crisis are Americans killed by those who cross the border unlawfully.
Bombarded with criticism condemning the family-separation situation as a national moment of shame, Trump came back firing, sometimes twisting facts and changing his story but nonetheless highlighting the genuine grief of families on the other side of the equation.
President Donald Trump got some crime and immigration statistics right Friday but was off the mark on others in an appearance with those he calls "angel families" — people who lost loved ones at the hands of those living in the country illegally.
Here's a look at how his statements compare with the facts.
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Police generally need a warrant to look at records that reveal where cellphone users have been, the Supreme Court ruled Friday in a big victory for privacy interests in the digital age.
The justices' 5-4 decision marks a big change in how police may obtain information that phone companies collect from the ubiquitous cellphone towers that allow people to make and receive calls, and transmit data. The information has become an important tool in criminal investigations.
Chief Justice John Roberts, joined by the court's four liberals, said cellphone location information "is detailed, encyclopedic and effortlessly compiled." Roberts wrote that "an individual maintains a legitimate expectation of privacy in the record of his physical movements" as they are captured by cellphone towers.
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The House of Representatives on Friday passed the largest legislative package on opioids in recent history, NBC News reported.
The package, made up of 58 bills, would direct federal agencies to prioritize training, support recovery centers and conduct research to help combat the growing epidemic, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says killed 42,000 people in 2016.
Among the provisions: requiring medical records list a patient's addiction history, change how prescription pills are distributed and direct the National Institutes of Health to develop non-addictive painkillers.
The package passed 396-14 after months of debate and now heads to the Senate.
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California health officials reported Friday that 374 terminally ill people took drugs to end their lives in 2017, the first full year after a law made the option legal.
The California Department of Public Health said 577 people received aid-in-dying drugs last year, but not everyone used them. The law allows adults to obtain a prescription for life-ending drugs if a doctor has determined they have six months or less to live. They can self-administer the drugs.
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Chicago Public Schools correspondence provided to The Associated Press shows that the nation's third-largest school district gave a former Roman Catholic priest access to its schools for months despite knowing he was forced to leave the priesthood for sexually abusing a boy of 6 when he was around 15.
Only after the victim and the AP asked why the district let former cleric Bruce Wellems enter schools as part of alternative-schooling programs he oversees, did the nation's third-largest school district recently ban him.
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Two days after President Donald Trump ordered an end to the separation of families at the border, federal authorities Friday were still working on a plan to reunite an estimated 1,800 children with their parents and keep immigrant households together. Some locked-up parents report struggling to get in touch with children being held in many cases hundreds of miles away, in places like New York, Michigan and Chicago. Some said they don't even know where their children were.
The “zero tolerance” policy separated 2,235 families at the U.S.-Mexico border from April 19 to June 9. Parents were detained separately and children sent to shelters. Now families may be detained together indefinitely due to court backlogs.
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Three DNA companies have announced they will donate DNA kits to help reunite immigrant children with their parents, as the Trump administration moves to end a policy of splitting up families at the U.S.-Mexico border.
MyHeritage said in a news release that it aims to provide 5,000 free DNA tests for interested parents and children who were separated. 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki said in a tweet the company would “welcome any opportunity to help.” DNA Diagnostics Center said it plans to provide DNA tests and send trained staff members to the detention facilities.
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