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The family of a man killed by his roommate counter the allegation that he was a neo-Nazi.
Jeremy Himmelman's sister, Alyssa, said Wednesday that she believed her brother was staying with his friend, who federal investigators said was an avowed neo-Nazi, because he needed an inexpensive place to sleep in Florida while he was looking for work, not because he shared his views.
Jeremy Himmelman, 22, was found alongside Andrew Oneschuk, 18, on Friday in a Tampa apartment.
Devon Arthurs, 18, confessed to the slayings and investigators said he claimed the two victims were neo-Nazis who had disparaged his newfound Islamic faith. Arthurs told police he had once shared their racist views before converting to Islam. He faces two first-degree murder and other charges.
Crowdfunding campaigns have been launched to help two homeless men who reportedly rushed to help victims in the moments after a blast from a suicide bomber killed 22 at an Ariana Grande concert in England Monday night.
Stephen Jones was sleeping near the venue in Manchester when he heard the blast, he told NBC News’ partners ITV.
Jones told ITV he saw children bloodied, then helped to remove nails that were lodged in victims.
“It was just instinct,” Jones told ITV.
NBC News has not yet independently verified Jones’ account.
Another homeless man, Chris Parker, 33, also rushed to help victims after the blast, according to a report in the Guardian newspaper.
Parker said he wrapped an injured girl in a T-shirt and tended to a woman with a serious leg injury after the blast, the Guardian reported.
What do world leaders talk about when they are alone? Not much, it seems.
President Donald Trump spent part of his two-day visit to Israel with open microphones nearby, giving the world a small glimpse into his private banter with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu between official appearances.
They chatted about paint on the walls, their wives and where to stand during a ceremony. And they exchanged compliments — lots of compliments.
In Saudi Arabia, there was an awkward sword dance, an airport selfie with a pushy Israeli lawmaker and a possible snub by Melania Trump.
While at the Vatican, Pope Francis joked with the first lady about what Trump eats.
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Since taking office in January, President Donald Trump's administration has been associated with one foreign country in particular, Russia. U.S. intelligence officials say President Vladimir Putin ordered a campaign to influence the U.S. presidential election, to denigrate Hillary Clinton and then to help Trump's chances. Trump denies any wrongdoing, while the FBI and Congress investigate his administration's contacts with Russia.
Meanwhile Trump has flirted with upending U.S. foreign policy, threatening to declare China a currency manipulator and to pull out of NAFTA, for example, questioning the one-China policy under which the United States recognizes China and not Taiwan and backing off a U.S. commitment to the two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict. In the end, though, Trump has often reverted to traditional policies. His supporters say he is scrutinizing foreign agreements with the goal of benefitting Americans, but critics say the uncertainty is unsettling to allies and unproductive.
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Subpoenas for former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn piled up Wednesday as the House intelligence committee pressured Flynn to cooperate with its investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
The prospect of new congressional subpoenas came one day after the committee's Senate counterpart served its own subpoenas to Flynn's businesses. The FBI also faced a deadline Wednesday to turn over memos written by former FBI Director James Comey detailing his discussions with President Donald Trump. One memo reportedly shows Trump pressuring Comey to shut down the bureau's investigation into Flynn's Russia ties.
Meanwhile, former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page told The Associated Press he will testify next month before the House intelligence committee.
An advocacy group for the blind on Wednesday sued the Department of Veterans Affairs in federal court, alleging the agency ignored a long-standing law when it changed contracting rules that have been used for decades to give jobs to the visually impaired.
The VA's rule change came in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last year, which found the agency was required to follow a 2006 law requiring that veteran-owned businesses be given priority. The new contracting rules also are consistent with President Donald Trump's campaign pledge to do more for veterans.
President Donald Trump's newly unveiled budget contains a massive accounting error that uses the same money twice for two different purposes, NBC News reported.
Based on its supersized projections of 3 percent GDP, the president's budget forecasts about $2 trillion in extra federal revenue growth over the next 10 years, which it then uses to pay for Trump's "biggest tax cut in history."
But then it also uses that very same $2 trillion to balance the budget.
Experts say the numbers just don’t add up.
Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers wrote on his blog, "It appears to be the most egregious accounting error in a presidential budget in the nearly 40 years I have been tracking them."
But White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said Tuesday he stands by the numbers.
"I'm aware of the criticisms and would simply come back and say there's other places where we were probably overly conservative in our accounting," he said. "We stand by the numbers."
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If you think going through security lines at airports is already a hassle, be prepared: It could get worse.
The Transportation Security Administration is testing tighter screening of carry-on bags at 10 U.S. airports, including those in Boston, Los Angeles, Fort Lauderdale and Lubbock, Texas. The agency could expand the new procedures to other airports, CNBC reported.
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Police in Northern California spend several hours searching for a sheep that escaped Monday night from a yard in Fremont.
The sheep led Fremont police officers on a chase and evaded capture until Tuesday afternoon when it was found at the Fremont Fire Training Center on Stevenson Boulevard and Blacow Road.
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One man is missing after a cesspool collapsed in the Long Island town of Huntington Wednesday, spawning a gigantic sinkhole that apparently swallowed the victim alive, authorities said.
Chopper 4 showed an extensive emergency presence at the scene. Rescue workers and firefighters stood around a gigantic gaping hole that consumed the entire front yard of a home. Half of the driveway closest to the house caved in as well.
While Americans have doubts about how much they should trust the "news media" in general, a poll by the Media Insight Project released Wednesday suggests they have a higher opinion of the sources they personally rely upon to follow the world.
The survey by the project, a partnership between The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and American Press Institute, echoed the phenomenon where people express distaste for politicians yet support their local representatives.
Only 17 percent of people judged the "news media" as very accurate but twice as many said the same thing about the news sources they visit most often, the poll found.
President Donald Trump's budget proposal to provide federal tax money for private-school scholarships is getting pushback from an unconventional source: groups known for promoting school-choice initiatives.
The plan promoted by Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos widened a divide in the school-choice movement and brought swift condemnation from people who support more competition for public schools in the form of charter schools but oppose sending tax money to private institutions.
"I think it's an affront to the American dream," said Jonah Edelman, CEO of the pro-charter group Stand for Children, which planned to align with a frequent adversary, one of the nation's largest teachers unions, to oppose the plan.
Taiwan's Constitutional Court ruled on May 24, 2017, to legalize same-sex marriage. It is the first ruling of its kind in Asia. The Democratic Progressive Party, which swept national elections last year...
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