Protesters and police clashed for the second straight weekend in Paris.
President Donald Trump told reporters Saturday that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly will be leaving at the end of the year.
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The rumble of armored police trucks and the hiss of tear gas filled central Paris on Saturday, as French riot police fought to contain thousands of yellow-vested protesters venting their anger against the government in a movement that has grown more violent by the week.
A ring of steel surrounded the president's Elysee Palace — a key destination for the protesters — as police stationed trucks and reinforced metal barriers throughout the neighborhood.
Stores along the elegant Champs-Elysees Avenue and the posh Avenue Montaigne boarded up their windows as if bracing for a hurricane but the storm struck anyway Saturday, this time at the height of the holiday shopping season.
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News about sexual assault in fall 2016 left then-12-year-old Maeve Sanford-Kelly disheartened. She was appalled by the crimes of Bill Cosby and Brock Turner, and how their victims were treated.
But, even at age 12, she wasn't surprised.
"My whole world and my whole life has been: This is what happens. This is how power dynamics play out," said Sanford-Kelly, a Bethesda, Maryland, resident who's now 14.
The middle-schooler considered what she could do to prevent sexual assault and landed on the concept of sexual consent education. She started locally, with help from her friends and her mother, Del. Ariana Kelly, who represents a portion of Montgomery County. Eventually, their efforts had a greater impact.
A man has been arrested in connection with the abduction and murder of a 13-year-old North Carolina girl, police said early Saturday.
The Lumberton Police and FBI charged Michael McLellan, 34, with 10 felonies including first-degree murder and first-degree forcible rape in connection to the death of Hania Aguilar. McLellan is being held at the Robeson County Detention Center without bail and is scheduled to have his first court appearance on Monday.
The teen was kidnapped from her driveway on Nov. 5 when a suspect forced her into a family member's idling sport-utility vehicle, police said. Her family had been getting ready to drive her to a school bus stop.
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A SpaceX delivery full of Christmas goodies arrived at the International Space Station on Saturday, following a slight delay caused by a communication drop-out.
The Dragon capsule pulled up at the orbiting lab three days after launching from Cape Canaveral. Commander Alexander Gerst used the space station's big robotic arm to grab the cargo carrier, as the two craft soared 250 miles above the Pacific.
It took two tries to get the Dragon close enough for capture.
NASA called off the Dragon's first approach because of trouble with the communication network that serves the space station. Equipment failure in New Mexico for NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite system resulted in a temporary loss of communication with the station. For safety, Mission Control ordered the Dragon to back up.
Federal prosecutors filed papers in court alleging former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort violated his previous plea deal.
Army coach Jeff Monken hopped on top of a wall and pumped his fist toward stoked cadets set to belt out the alma mater. Monken brought the party to the locker room and waved an "Army Football" flag as the Black Knights bounced around him.
Army ditched its mundane routines and cut loose like a bunch of rowdy civilians. And why not? The setting was right after Army beat Navy for the third straight game, this time in front of a packed house and the president.
"I don't ever want our guys to stop celebrating," Monken said. "I promise you, I'll be celebrating every year if we win this thing because I know how hard it is."
New federal court filings in the cases of President Donald Trump's former personal attorney and former campaign manager shine a light on some of the information federal prosecutors and special counsel Robert Mueller have gathered in their investigations into the Trump campaign's possible ties to Russia.
In a court filing, federal prosecutors say President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, deserves a substantial prison sentence despite his cooperation.
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After being nearly muted at this year's ceremony, the 2019 Grammys are shaping up to be the year of the woman, with powerful female voices representing the majority in two of the top categories.
Kacey Musgraves, H.E.R. and Janelle Monae, performers who play instruments, write or co-write all of their songs and are also listed as producers on their projects, earned nominations for the coveted album of the year.
They are joined by singer-songwriter-instrumentalist Brandi Carlile, whose recent album is critically acclaimed and scored nominations in the big three categories, and Cardi B — a former stripper, social media darling and reality star who has become a pop culture sensation now competing for both album and record of the year.
President Donald Trump on Friday picked former Attorney General William Barr to once again serve as America's top law enforcement official. But while his experience and mainstream background may boost his prospects for confirmation, Democrats are raising alarms about his comments on the Russia investigation and Hillary Clinton.
Barr has expressed concerns about political donations made by prosecutors on special counsel Robert Mueller's team and has supported calls for an investigation into a uranium deal approved while Clinton was secretary of state, a pet issue of Trump supporters.
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President Donald Trump announced Friday he's nominating State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
"Heather Nauert will be nominated," Trump said Friday before departing the White House on Marine One for an event in Kansas City. "She's very talented, very smart, very quick, and I think she's going to be respected by all."
Trump also said he would nominate William Barr as attorney general. Barr held the same position under former President George H.W. Bush.
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White House chief of staff John Kelly's long-expected departure will occur in the days ahead, four sources tell NBC News. His tenure has been marred by controversy since he became chief of staff in the summer of last year, amid reports of tension with the president and West Wing staff. Reports of recent clashes with first lady Melania Trump made his already tenuous position only more so. Among the leading candidates to replace him is Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff, Nick Ayers.
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A miracle just before Christmas: that’s what it will take to keep the Holy Trinity church in Belmont Craigin neighborhood open.
Ornate, warm and inviting, the Greek Orthodox house of worship has ministered to the Chicago community for 121 years.
The church president, Stanley Andreakis, told NBC 5 by phone they're in need of a "Christmas miracle" to come up with $7.9 million.
"The auction date is set for Dec 14. We’re hoping that by some miracle we can come up with a substantial amount of money to settle with the bank," he said. The full 7.9 is not what they’re looking for but the judgment is for 7.9. So it is a Christmas miracle but there’s a lot of hard work."