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Foreign lobbyists rush to register in shadow of Mueller probe

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An NBC News analysis shows that registrations of foreign lobbyists rose 50 percent in 2017, and supplemental registrations more than doubled.

Civil rights groups want to put bail bond industry on death row

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The American Civil Liberties Union and other civil rights groups announced Wednesday that they would mount an attack on the bail bond industry in hopes of eliminating it.

13 captive siblings allowed to eat once a day, shower twice a year

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The home in Perris, California, was a veritable prison, where some of the 13 children, were chained to furniture, a law enforcement official with knowledge of the case told NBC News

Deputy fatally shoots 16-year-old in Ohio courtroom

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A Franklin County, Ohio, sheriff's deputy fired a shot after allegedly being attacked by family members as a teen was court, and the 16-year-old was struck.

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California torture house wasn't inspected, officials say

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A lack of fire inspection reports may help explain why a California couple was able to allegedly starve and torture their 13 children without anybody finding out.

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Winter storm kills at least eight as it paralyzes the South

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The winter storm stretching from Texas to Florida created a rare weather condition Wednesday: snow on the ground somewhere in all 50 states.

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Have 7th Fleet collisions hurt confidence in U.S. Navy?

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A string of accidents has come at a perilous moment in the Pacific, where the U.S. confronts a belligerent nuclear-armed North Korea and an assertive China.

Stormy Daniels described affair with Donald Trump in 2011 interview

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Porn actress Stormy Daniels described her alleged affair with Donald Trump in a 2011 magazine interview. She now denies the affair, as does Trump.

Phony job and secret searches: Inside the takedown of a suspected spy

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Former CIA officer Jerry Lee has been charged with possession of classified information, but is suspected of betraying American agents in China.

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch injures back while yachting

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Rupert Murdoch, the executive chairman of 21st Century Fox, suffered a serious back injury after a fall while yachting, his company confirmed on Wednesday.

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Twitter to alert users who saw Russian propaganda during election

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A representative for Twitter on Wednesday said the social media company will inform users who were exposed to Russian propaganda during the 2016 election in testimony before the Senate Commerce Committee.

Gay couple was sent Satan pamphlets instead of wedding programs, suit says

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A same-sex couple is suing Vistaprint after it claims the printing company sent them religious pamphlets instead of their wedding programs.

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'Look at her!' Coach blasts gymnastics doctor for hiding face

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For the second day, sex-abuse victims are lining up to confront gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar and tell their stories.

Blaze Bernstein murder suspect returned to crime scene, prosecutors say

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Orange County prosecutors said on Wednesday that suspect Samuel Woodward, 20, returned to the murder site of Blaze Bernstein days after his death.

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Dylan Farrow on Woody Allen: 'Why shouldn't I want to bring him down?'

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Farrow has alleged Allen molested her in an attic in 1992, when she was 7 years old. Allen, who has denied the accusations, was investigated but never charged.

Wednesday, Jan 17

EPA eases path for new chemicals, raising health fears

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After EPA streamlines approval process, critics say that the agency is skipping vital steps that protect the public from hazardous chemicals.

Could you pass the mental test Trump took?

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Trump took the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA), designed as a screening tool for the loss of clear thinking that sometimes precedes dementia.

Noted heart surgeon unlikely to transform Mormon church as new president

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Russell Nelson, 93, a world-renowned heart surgeon, signaled he would stay the course as he was announced as the 17th president of the Mormon church.

Former CIA officer suspected of spying for China

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Former CIA officer Jerry Chun Shing Lee was charged with possession of secrets and is suspected of spying for China, officials said.

Tuesday, Jan 16

California couple accused of torture brought kids to Vegas weddings

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The Perris, California, couple, David and Louise Turpin, accused of starving and torturing their 13 kids, brought them along when they renewed their vows.

Deep South, deep freeze: Ice and snow turn travel treacherous

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Ice and snow turned travel treacherous across the South, shutting down interstates in Louisiana, causing highway crashes in Kentucky and closing airport runways in Texas as snow turned the red clay white and prompted schools to close…

Parents accused of holding captive, starving 13 siblings

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David Allen Turpin, 57, and Louise Ann Turpin, 49, of Perris, California were arrested after 13 people were allegedly found bound, shackled and emaciated in their home.

Hawaiian emergency worker who sent the wrong message is reassigned

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The Federal Communications Commission is also investigating the mishap, which caused 38 minutes of terror Saturday morning for 1.4 million Hawaiians.

Monday, Jan 15

MLK Day marked by Trump criticism, pledges to fight racism

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Protests between Haitian immigrants and Trump supporters broke out near the president's Florida resort Monday, the official federal holiday honoring King.

Simone Biles says she was molested by gymnastics doctor

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Former gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar's sentencing will take several days because nearly 100 girls and women want to tell their stories of sexual abuse.

50 people flee after casino shuttle catches fire, leaving 1 dead

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Dozens of people jumped more than 10 feet into frigid winter waters after the shuttle ferrying them to a casino ship off the Florida Gulf Coast caught fire.

Officials make grim shift from rescue to recovery with four missing after mudslides

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Last week's mudslides in the Montecito area of Santa Barbara County, California, left drainage basins and channels clogged with debris, officials said.

Sunday, Jan 14

Mom killed in case of mistaken identity in murder-for-hire plot

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An investigation revealed that Janice Marie Zengotita-Torres was mistaken for a woman who was the target of a murder-for-hire plot.

GOP Rep. on Trump's vulgar remarks: 'I can't defend the indefensible'

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Rep. Love said Sunday that "she can't defend the indefensible" when it comes to the president's vulgar remarks in reference to immigration from African nations.

FCC to probe mistaken Hawaii ballistic missile alert

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The FCC investigation comes days after the agency announced plans to upgrade the same wireless emergency alert system that frightened many Hawaiians on Saturday.

Saturday, Jan 13

'Ballistic missile threat' warning in Hawaii a false alarm

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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, tweeted Saturday morning that 'this is a false alarm. There is no incoming missile to Hawaii.'

Air Force has 247 women trained to deal with nuclear war

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The Air Force has boosted the number of women in the ranks of its missileer contingent, which carries out nuclear launches.

'Do some good for humanity': 20-year-old wins $451 million jackpot

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Florida Lottery officials on Friday said Shane Missler of Port Richey won the Mega Millions' Jan. 5 drawing. He chose to receive his winnings in a one-time, lump-sum payment of $281,874,999.

Trump denies Haiti slur amid fallout from 'shithole' comment

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Although President Donald Trump vaguely denied reports that, in an immigration meeting, he described Haiti and African nations as "shithole" countries, others who were present confirmed his comments.