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The advertisement, titled “Complicit,” was released on the anniversary of Trump’s inauguration, and hours into the government shutdown that resulted from the unresolved standoff over immigration reform. “Democrats who stand in our way will be complicit in every murder committed by illegal immigrants,” the ad says. Sanders is calling for the government to reopen as soon as possible, but said he will not vote for any funding bill that does not help people previously protected from deportation by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), which Trump ended in September.
Two devices found at a Florida mall originally thought to be improvised explosives were actually marine flares, authorities said on Monday. Officials had initially said that two IEDs exploded at the Eagle Ridge Mall in Lake Wales, Florida, around 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. The mall is about 65 miles east of Tampa, NBC News reported.
Hawaiian Gov. David Ige (D) has made the embarrassing admission that his office did not immediately inform the public about the state’s missile alert false alarm partly because he had forgotten the password to his Twitter account. Hawaii’s Emergency Management Agency mistakenly sent an alert to mobile phones in the state at 8:07 a.m. on Jan. 13, reading, “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. There is NO missile threat.
A Florida man was charged with driving under the influence after he tried to order a burrito at a Bank of America drive-through window. According to the Tampa Bay Times, 38-year-old Douglas Jon Francisco was found passed out in his blue Hyundai sedan in a drive-through bank lane around 5 p.m. on Wednesday. The bank's manager reportedly went outside and began banging on Francisco's window "for some time" until he finally woke up and attempted to order a burrito.
For the first time, a U.S. state has legalized marijuana with the stroke of a pen, not a vote at the ballot box. Vermont Gov. Phil Scott (R) on Monday signed into law House Bill 511, which legalizes the possession of up to one ounce of cannabis and removes penalties for possession of up to two mature marijuana plants and up to four immature plants. The legislation says nothing about creating a state market for recreational weed, however. “Today, with mixed emotions, I have signed H. 511,” said Scott in a statement addressed to the state’s General Assembly.
The flu epidemic is three times worse than it was last year, and every part of the continental U.S. is under siege. NBC News’ Anne Thompson sits down with a doctor to find out what’s made the flu so severe.
Taliban militants who killed at least 22 people at a luxury Kabul hotel went from room to room searching for foreigners, survivors and a security source said Monday as more details of the victims emerged. Insurgents armed with Kalashnikovs and suicide vests attacked the landmark Intercontinental Hotel overlooking the Afghan capital late Saturday in an assault that lasted more than 12 hours and prompted questions over how the attackers breached security. Officials have said that at least 14 foreigners were killed.
Israeli scholars have pieced together and deciphered one of two previously unread manuscripts of the Dead Sea Scrolls more than half a century since their discovery, an Israeli university has said. The more than 60 tiny fragments of parchment bearing encrypted Hebrew writing had previously been thought to come from a variety of different scrolls, a Haifa University spokesman told AFP on Sunday.
A Hong Kong-based bookseller who was secretly detained in China has been taken away by Chinese authorities again after being released into house arrest last October, his daughter said Monday. Angela Gui told Radio Sweden, the English-language service of national broadcaster Sveriges Radio, that her father, Gui Minhai, was on a train with two Swedish diplomats when a group of police officers seized him.
Former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus, far left, Wisconsin state Sen. Leah Vukmir and first-time U.S. Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson. Priebus endorsed state Sen. Leah Vukmir, who is running against first-time candidate Kevin Nicholson, 39, a former U.S. Marine, for the Republican nomination to face Democrat Tammy Baldwin.
A service dog’s trip to Disney World was complete when he got to meet Pluto in real life. Atlas, a service dog from Sarasota, Fla., was overjoyed as he came nose-to-nose with Mickey Mouse’s canine companion during a weekly trip to Disney World with his owner, 22-year-old Julien Gavino. "We usually go to Disney once a week — we’re annual pass holders — but haven’t gotten around to Atlas meeting Pluto yet,” Gavino told InsideEdition.com.
“USA Gym Board of Directors executive leadership ― Chairman Paul Parilla, Vice Chairman Jay Binder & Treasurer Bitsy Kelley ― tendered their resignations, effective Jan. 21, 2018,” a tweet from the organization on Monday says. The announcement comes during Nassar’s sentencing hearing on 10 counts of first-degree sexual misconduct, which began Jan. 16 and will end later this week.
Footage has emerged of the moment the imprisoned Turpin family children escaped from their parents' "house of horrors". Moments before police descended on the suburban home in Perris, California, the children, some of whom were allegedly tortured and shackled, the children can be seen filing out onto the drive. David Turpin, 56, and his wife Louise Turpin, 49, have been charged with torture, abuse and false imprisonment.
WASHINGTON ― After Senate Democrats voted for a three-week government funding extension Monday, Republicans and liberal progressives seemed to agree about one thing: Democrats had caved. Senate Democrats had, after all, voted to reopen the government without a legislative fix on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration program, and they had essentially accepted a deal that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) was willing to give Democrats on Friday ― the soft promise of a vote on a DACA bill and a three-week government funding extension, not four.
Newly released texts between ex-Mueller team members suggest they knew in advance that Clinton would be exonerated.
Carnival Cruise lines saw two separate passenger tragedies this past week, after a woman fell to her death from a balcony and another went missing overboard. A 44-year-old woman is missing after she was “seen going overboard” the Carnival Triumph cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday, the company confirmed. It was expected to arrive in Cozumel, Mexico, yesterday after the Mexican Navy took over search and rescue operations.
Pope Francis compared gossiping nuns with terrorists during his South American tour stop in Lima on Sunday. “Do you know what a nun who gossips is?” the pope asked as he spoke to 500 cloistered nuns at the historic Church of the Nazarenas. Francis also said that gossiping nuns were worse than the “terrorists of Ayacucho,” again drawing laughter.
On Jan. 18, NASA announced that astronaut Jeanette Epps would not fly, as expected, to the International Space Station in June. The space agency hasn't released any information about why Epps was benched from her planned mission, saying only that "these decisions are personnel matters for which NASA doesn’t provide information," according to NASA spokesperson Brandi Dean. Epps will now work in the Astronaut Office at Johnson Space Center and await another possible flight assignment.
Israel's prime minister is praising U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's speech to the Knesset as a "powerful expression of the enduring bond between our two countries," and notes their shared work to prevent Iran from destabilizing the region. Benjamin Netanyahu says the two leaders discussed "common challenges and common opportunities" in the Middle East, including Iran. Netanyahu is urging world leaders to seize the opportunity created by Trump to "correct the failings" of the deal.
Taliban militants who killed at least 22 people at a luxury Kabul hotel went from room to room searching for foreigners, according to survivors and a security source on Monday as more details of the victims emerged. Insurgents armed with Kalashnikovs and suicide vests attacked the landmark Intercontinental Hotel overlooking the Afghan capital late Saturday in an assault that lasted more than 12 hours and prompted questions over how the attackers breached security. "They were saying, 'Kill the foreigners!'," a 20-year-old hotel employee who gave his name as Hasibullah said from his hospital bed.
WASHINGTON ― The government shutdown is about to get a lot more visible. Tourist spots like the National Zoo and the Smithsonian museums remained open over the weekend, but they will be closed on Tuesday, if the shutdown continues. Thousands of federal workers will also be forced to go without pay.
There were more than 25,000 murders across drug-ravaged Mexico in 2017, the highest annual tally since modern records began, government data showed. Investigators opened 25,339 murder probes last year, up nearly 25 percent from the 2016 tally, interior ministry data released on Saturday showed. Mexico has struggled with years of violence as the government has battled vicious drug cartels that have increasingly splintered into smaller, more bloodthirsty, gangs.
The 95th witness to deliver an impact statement at the sentencing hearing for disgraced former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University doctor Larry Nassar said the school is still billing her family for appointments where she was allegedly sexually abused. Emma Ann Miller, 15, stood beside her mother in a Lansing, Michigan, courthouse on Monday to deliver her statement. In her powerful, 19-minute testimony, Miller said she had known Nassar for years and experienced frequent sexual abuse by the doctor.
Attackers on Monday killed a Rohingya representative in a Bangladesh refugee camp, the second such death in three days as tensions mount over the planned repatriation of some 750,000 refugees to Myanmar. Sources said the dead man Yusuf Ali was a camp leader at the Balukhali camp on the border with Myanmar. Mohammad Yusuf, a leader in the neighbouring Thaingkhali camp, was shot dead last Friday.
This year’s flu season has been unusually active and influenza is still spreading, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Flu activity has increased throughout the United States as of the second week of January, the CDC said Friday. Ten influenza-related deaths in children were reported through the week ending on Jan. 13, bringing the total flu-related pediatric deaths to 30.