Texas Sen. Ted Cruz personally told NBC News he had not met John Boehner, when he addressed comments made about him by the former House Speaker.
But the two men do have a past: Ted Cruz was once Boehner’s lawyer, when Boehner sued Washington state Democrat Jim McDermott over a leaked recording. Boehner filed the lawsuit in 1998 involving the illegal interception of an embarrassing phone call in which Boehner discussed House leadership business. He said his personal privacy was violated.
Boehner won the case — part of which was handled by Ted Cruz. Sources close to Boehner told NBC News the two met during the lawsuit, but likely never had contact after Cruz arrived on Capitol Hill in 2013.
For Boehner, Cruz led the political charge against him, when he was effectively a “player coach” in the move to oust the former speaker last year.
Through the government shutdown in 2013, Cruz helped influence House members in the dissent that made the former speaker choose to step aside in 2015.
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A law enforcement official tells The Associated Press that investigators are looking into whether Prince died from a drug overdose and whether a doctor was prescribing him drugs in the weeks before his death.
The official says that among the things investigators are looking at is whether a doctor was on a plane that made an emergency landing in Illinois less than a week before Prince died.
The Los Angeles Rams have selected University of California, Berkeley quarterback Jared Goff No. 1 overall in the 2016 NFL draft.
The Los Angeles Rams have selected Jared Goff in the first round of the 2016 NFL draft.
"I'm ready to go, I'm ready to make a difference," Goff said on the NFL Network to fans of his new team, moments after being picked.
Even in a year when the quarterbacks don't appear to be slam-dunk naturals to make it big in the NFL, that's where the focus is at the start of the draft Thursday night in Chicago. The Rams and Eagles mortgaged a whole chunk of their futures with huge deals to get the top two selections, and they were believed to be determined to find a franchise QB.
The Rams did so with the first choice in the draft.
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Stanford Daily cub reporter Ada Statler-Throckmorton, 20, has spoken with big names and tackled weighty topics in the past.
The student from Prairie City, Kansas, has done a Q&A with Whole Foods Market CEO John Mackey and covered the controversial fuel-free movement at the prestigious university in Palo Alto.
But she’s never broken a national news story like the one she did on Wednesday night at Stanford University’s CEMEX Auditorium. That’s where she was the first to report to the world that former House Speaker John Boehner referred to fellow Republican and presidential hopeful Ted Cruz as "Lucifer in the flesh."
A 1-year-old boy was pinned under a car that crashed into a day care center in Billerica, Massachusetts, Thursday, authorities said.
Billerica police say a 38-year-old woman from Billerica suffered a medical issue and crashed into multiple cars before slamming into A Brighter Rainbow, a day care on Boston Road, just before 5:30 p.m.
There were four children inside the building at the time of the crash. A 1-year-old boy was struck and pinned under the Subaru Outback, police said.
The president of a Florida zoo defended Thursday the decision to tranquilize and not kill a rare Malayan tiger that had fatally attacked a keeper and was preventing rescuers from giving her aid.
Palm Beach Zoo President Andrew Aiken told a news conference rescuers feared a bullet could ricochet off the steel and concrete enclosure and strike keeper Stacey Konwiser, whom the 13-year-old male animal was standing over after the April 15 attack. Aiken also said if the bullet didn't instantly kill the animal, he may have become enraged and attacked the veteran keeper again. It took about six minutes for police and paramedics to arrive after the 911 call from the zoo, five minutes to shoot the tiger with the tranquilizer dart and five minutes for the animal to be fully sedated.
Which countries have the most gold medals? And how much does it cost to host an Olympic Games? Get ready for the Rio Olympics – and the answers to those and many other Olympic-related questions – with this series of graphics.
Celebrities have been ubiquitous on the campaign trail this season. Even the GOP front-runner himself, Donald Trump, has been a famous personality for decades.
Celebrity surrogates have frequently been driving the 2016 news cycle — and in some cases, forcing their preferred candidates off message.
For instance, on Wednesday during an appearance on "Late Night with Stephen Colbert," actress Susan Sarandon, a passionate Bernie Sanders supporter, doubled down on her refusal to say whether or not she would support Hillary Clinton in a one-on-one race against Trump. And unscripted diatribes on Sanders' behalf from stars like Rosario Dawson, Killer Mike and Tim Robbins have begged the question: Are these kinds of endorsements really worth it?
In a crowded media marketplace, the prominence of a celebrity surrogate can make a difference — at least when it comes to media attention — but unlike most traditional political representatives, they are infamously difficult to control.
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St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center
Until recently, Merle had never set a paw on solid ground, never felt the kind stroke of a human hand and never tasted a dog treat.
The mild-mannered mastiff mix was bred to become a South Korean dinner entree.
But he was spared that fate by the Humane Society International, which recently rescued Merle and more than 250 other canines from a dog-meat farm in Wonju. Merle was among the first to arrive at St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center in Madison, New Jersey.
The center is expecting to receive about 120 of the rescued dogs, which will be available for adoption.
Protesters spilled out into the street outside a rally for Donald Trump in Costa Mesa, California.
Police on horses and others in riot gear set up skirmish lines to push protesters out of the intersection Fairview Avenue and Fair Drive near the Orange County Fairgrounds where Trump was speaking.
One protester could be seen sitting on a car. Another was seen waving a large Mexican flag.
Hundreds of people, most believed to be protesters, swarmed the intersection of Fair Drive and Fairview Drive, outside the Orange County Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, where presidential candidate Donald J. Trump.
Fox Valley Wildlife Center
Duck eggs are beginning to hatch at an Illinois suburban wildlife center after a wild turkey began sitting on the nest to take over for the mother, which was killed by a hawk.
The eggs were brought to Fox Valley Wildlife Center earlier this year after a red-tailed hawk in Elgin swooped down and grabbed a mother duck off her nest outside the Advocate Sherman hospital Emergency Department, ultimately killing her.
Nurses who witnessed the incident rushed to protect the nest outside the building and brought the orphaned eggs to the wildlife center.
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ISIS-linked hackers have targeted about 3,000 ordinary New Yorkers in a cyberattack, posting their personal information online and announcing, "We want them #Dead," NBC New York has learned.
One of the victims, an 88-year-old man named Art -- whose last name is being withheld for privacy concerns -- spoke with the I-Team exclusively Thursday, telling of how the FBI visited and told him that his name was on the list posted Sunday on the private channel of a pro-ISIS group called the United Cyber Caliphate.
The FBI told him to be cautious when he goes out in public and to call 911 immediately if he felt threatened.
Still, Art said he is not overly concerned for his safety.
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Four University of Georgia students killed in a car crash were honored at a vigil Thursday, NBC News reported.
The students were driving northbound on Georgia State Route 15 near Watkinsville Wednesday night, when their Camry veered into the southbound lane, directly into the path of a Chevy Cobalt, the Department of Public Safety said.
The four students were identified as Kayla Canedo, 19; Brittany Feldman, 20; Christina Semeria, 19; and Halle Scott, 19. The Camry’s driver, Agnes Kim, 21, was still in hospital on Thursday. The university said she is in critical condition. The driver of the Cobalt, Abby Short, 27, was also injured.
The exact cause of the crash is still under investigation. The Department of Public Safety said alcohol is not considered to be a factor.
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President Barack Obama says the U.S. can meet his goal of resettling 10,000 Syrian refugees by Sept. 30, the end of the federal budget year.
Obama says the goal he set last year has been challenging, partly because of the need to assure the U.S. public that refugees are being thoroughly checked out.
He says processes are in place to speed up the resettlements.