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DNC chair Tom Perez faces blowback over convention city pick — no matter where he goes

DNC chair Tom Perez faces blowback over convention city pick — no matter where he goes

Perez is believed to prefer Milwaukee, but some DNC members say Houston would be a much better logistical choice.
Ready to DIY that home project? Avoid regret by asking these 5 questions

Ready to DIY that home project? Avoid regret by asking these 5 questions

If your skills are more Home Improvement than HGTV, ask yourself these simple questions before you DIY that project.
Europe's youth walk out of classrooms to demand action on climate change

Europe's youth walk out of classrooms to demand action on climate change

“We feel that actually 2025, 2040, is not a million miles away,” said 15-year-old George Bond, a U.K. student who took part in the Fridays For Future school strike.
Did Trump undercut his own argument to declare a national emergency?

Did Trump undercut his own argument to declare a national emergency?

President Donald Trump declared a national emergency on Friday to get funding for a border wall. But some wonder if he undercut his own argument by saying, “I didn’t need to do this.” NBC’s Kelly
Fuggedaboutit: NYC's tech scene mourns Amazon but is ready to move on

Fuggedaboutit: NYC's tech scene mourns Amazon but is ready to move on

“While we will continue to see this really good and important and incremental growth, I worry we’ll see fewer of the big bets,” said Julie Samuels, executive director of Tech:NYC.
Vatican defrocks disgraced ex-cardinal McCarrick over sex abuse allegations

Vatican defrocks disgraced ex-cardinal McCarrick over sex abuse allegations

Theodore McCarrick was once a high-ranking American cardinal. Now he’s no more than a parishioner who shows up for mass.
Officer apparently lied in seeking warrant before deadly raid, chief says

Officer apparently lied in seeking warrant before deadly raid, chief says

"It appears that there are some material untruths or lies in that affidavit" for a warrant for a drug raid that ended with two residents dead and four officers shot, the chief said.
Judge says Paul Manafort gave false statements to protect a Russian conspirator

Judge says Paul Manafort gave false statements to protect a Russian conspirator

His attempts to shield a Russian conspirator "gives rise to legitimate questions about where his loyalties lie," the judge said.
2 men arrested in Jussie Smollett case released on 'new evidence,' police say

2 men arrested in Jussie Smollett case released on 'new evidence,' police say

No charges were filed against the men, and "detectives have additional investigative work to complete," a police spokesman said.
Kaepernick deal could end NFL's kneeling controversy

Kaepernick deal could end NFL's kneeling controversy

A sports agent says the NFL could have paid dearly to "not continue with this issue."

Fugitive bankers who donated to Sen. Menendez and others detained in Miami

The two banks from Ecuador, whose relatives made political donations to Menendez and other leading politicians in hopes of avoiding extradition, have been arrested.
Payless shoe stores plans to close 2,100 U.S. locations

Payless shoe stores plans to close 2,100 U.S. locations

Shoppers are increasingly shifting their buying online or heading to discount stores like T.J. Maxx to grab deals on name-brand shoes.

U.S. missionary group apologizes to child sex abuse victims

"Words can be pretty, and even convincing," one of the women responded. "Actions say more."
Manafort could get 19 to 24 years in prison, prosecutors say

Manafort could get 19 to 24 years in prison, prosecutors say

A federal judge in Washington says Manafort gave false statements to investigators to protect a Russian conspirator.
Mikaela Shiffrin reveals winning formula at 2019 Worlds

Mikaela Shiffrin reveals winning formula at 2019 Worlds

Mikaela Shiffrin opens up about her experience at Worlds this year, including how she prepared, what it was like to win in Super-G, how she celebrates her victories, and much more.
Cummings says new evidence shows Trump attorneys may have misled ethics officials

Cummings says new evidence shows Trump attorneys may have misled ethics officials

House Oversight chairman says evidence suggests lawyers other than Cohen may have given differing accounts about hush money payments.
Academy reverses course, announces all Oscars will be presented live

Academy reverses course, announces all Oscars will be presented live

The change in plans came after days of growing protest in Hollywood.
How to see the biggest, brightest supermoon of 2019

How to see the biggest, brightest supermoon of 2019

This will be the second in this year’s trio of back-to-back supermoons.
Judge halts Pentagon's efforts to discharge airmen with HIV

Judge halts Pentagon's efforts to discharge airmen with HIV

A federal judge called the Air Force's treatment of HIV-positive personnel "irrational, inconsistent, and at variance with modern science."
Asian-American advocates wary of census politicization as Supreme Court fast-tracks citizenship case

Asian-American advocates wary of census politicization as Supreme Court fast-tracks citizenship case

Census Bureau research published in January found that non-Hispanic Asians were the least likely to say they planned to respond to the survey.