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ICE is detaining thousands of immigrants in solitary confinement in U.S.

Newly obtained documents show that under the administration of Donald Trump, thousands of ICE detainees who are mostly from Central America are “sometimes forced into extended periods of solitary confinement for reasons that have nothing to do with rule violations.” In other words, not as punishment or corrective measure, but just for cruelty. Just to dehumanize and torture. Reports out today on the documents from an NBC News team including @HRappleye @lehrennbc @spencerwoodman @Vanessa_Swale...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Mexico, Immigration, Nbc News, US news, United States, Ice, Migrants, Torture, Nicaragua, Donald Trump, Central America, Trump, Lester Holt


Marlen Ochoa-Lopez's Son Remains In Critical Condition After Being Cut From Her Womb

Marlen Ochoa-Lopez's family is hoping that her newborn son, who was cut from her womb after she was murdered last month, will survive, despite being in critical condition. A family spokesperson told NBC News that the baby, named Yadiel, still relies on a breathing machine.Ochoa-Lopez, a 19-year-old from Chicago, disappeared in late April after leaving Latino Youth High School. Authorities said she was lured by 46-year-old Clarisa Figueroa and her 24-year-old daughter Desiree, who met the young ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Nbc News, Alabama, Chicago, Lopez, Advocate Christ Medical Center, Southwest Side, Desiree, Marlen, Department of Child and Family Services, Clarisa, Marlen Ochoa Lopez, Clarisa Figueroa, Ochoa Lopez, Piotr Bobak


Secret Service Officers Are Being Sent to the Border

Jose Luiz Gonzalez/ReutersThe U.S. Secret Service is now participating in a not-so-secret undertaking: dealing with the influx of migrants at America’s southern border. According to a communication from the Department of Homeland Security’s headquarters reviewed by The Daily Beast, the small law enforcement agency has sent personnel to the border already and is looking to send more in the coming weeks. The move came in response to a directive then-DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen sent out earlier ...
Tags: News, Obama, Congress, Washington, White House, Nbc News, America, Dhs, Amsterdam, Secret Service, Department Of Homeland Security, Congressional, Department, Kirstjen Nielsen, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Jose Luiz Gonzalez


Chris Berend Tapped to Oversee NBC News’ Digital Efforts

Chris Berend, an executive who has been overseeing digital video for CNN and helped launch Great Big Story, a streaming-video site aimed at younger audiences, will jump to NBC News to lead its digital efforts. Berend will replace Nick Ascheim, who will move into a new role that is described as “improving digital and product […]
Tags: News, Nbc News, Cnn, Nick Ascheim, CNN's Great Big Story, Chris Berend


Alabama abortion clinic forced to reassure women it is still open as top Republican admits ban 'goes too far'

Campaigners at an Alabama abortion clinic have been forced to reassure women it is still open following the state’s ban on terminations.The Power House refuge in Montgomery, which is next door to and supports the state capital's only abortion clinic, has reportedly been flooded with calls from women worried they will not be able to access treatment.Volunteer Bianca Cameron-Schwiesow told NBC News: “They’re asking, ‘Can we still come in? Are you still open?’ They’re in a panic and they’re sca...
Tags: Facebook, News, Supreme Court, White House, Nbc News, US, Alabama, Georgia, Missouri, House Of Representatives, Susan Collins, Montgomery, Trump, Mike Pence, Wade, Roe


NBC’s ‘Dateline’ Will Press Into Podcasts (EXCLUSIVE)

The long-running newsmagazine “Dateline” is about to explore a mystery that can’t be neatly wrapped in the one or two hours NBC typically devotes to the program: Can a TV-news staple flourish in the world of podcasts? Producers hope so. On Friday, NBC News will launch “13 Alibis,” a twisty tale of a man, Richard […]
Tags: News, Podcasts, Nbc, Nbc News, 20/20, Richard, Dateline, David Corvo, Liz Cole, Dan Slepian


Missouri Senate Passes 8-Week Abortion Ban Bill, No Rape Or Incest Exemptions

The Missouri Senate has passed a bill barring abortions at the eighth week of pregnancy, with no exemptions for rape or incest. According to NBC News, the bill now just needs an approval vote in the Republican-majority House and a signature from Gov. Mike Parson (R), who supports the legislation. Missouri is coming hot on the heels of Alabama, whose governor on Wednesday night signed into law the country’s most restrictive ban on abortion. A spate of other states across the country have passe...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Nbc News, Alabama, Missouri, House, Abortion, Ban, Missouri Senate, Mike Parson, Kate Riga


DCCC Chair To Help Anti-Abortion Dem Fundraise Amid Severe Abortion Laws

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chair Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL) will appear at a fundraiser for Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL), a conservative Democrat who opposes abortion. Chicago Business reported on Wednesday that Bustos will attend the $1000+ breakfast fundraiser in June for Lipinski’s reelection campaign. The news comes after Alabama and Georgia passed strict abortion measures, both of which the DCCC slammed as “extreme” and “unconstitutional” on Wednesday. Alabama’s ban on almost ...
Tags: News, Congress, Nbc News, Alabama, Georgia, Abortion, Smith, DCCC, Ga, Dan Lipinski, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Chicago Business, Blue Dogs, Lipinski, Cheri, Jared Smith


NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio To Announce Presidential Campaign

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will announce his long-expected bid for presidency on Thursday, throwing his hat in a ring that’s already crammed with 22 other hats. According to a Wednesday NBC News report, de Blasio will launch his campaign on Thursday morning before traveling to Iowa with his wife, Chirlane McCray. Though mayor’s announcement doesn’t come as a surprise, previous reactions to a potential de Blasio campaign have been tepid at best. A Quinnipiac poll showed that over 75% o...
Tags: News, New York City, Nbc News, Atlantic, Democrats, Iowa, Bill De Blasio, Chirlane Mccray, De Blasio, Quinnipiac, 2020 Elections, Cristina Cabrera


Morning Docket: 05.15.19

* Donald Trump Jr. has reached an agreement for “limited” testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, where he’ll discuss no more than a handful of topics for no longer than two-to-four hours. But will he plead the Fifth? [New York Times] * Just when you thought Georgia’s fetal heartbeat law was too extreme, Alabama shows up with a near total abortion ban like it’s some race to see which state can get Roe v. Wade overturned the quickest at the Supreme Court. [NBC News] * Can Presiden...
Tags: Money, Supreme Court, Law, Nbc News, Alabama, Georgia, Harvard, New York Times, Harvey Weinstein, Abortion, Department Of Justice, Senate Intelligence Committee, Biglaw, Trump, Kirkland & Ellis, AG


House Judiciary Picks A Date For Don McGahn Hearing

The House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday scheduled a hearing for former White House counsel Don McGahn to testify, setting the date for May 21. Though the move suggests that McGahn has been formally invited to testify, it is unclear if the longtime GOP lawyer will appear. One NBC news reporter tweeted that McGahn has not confirmed whether he will appear. Bill Burck, an attorney for McGahn, did not immediately return a request for comment from TPM. The White House ordered McGahn to ignore a Co...
Tags: News, White House, Russia, Nbc News, Gop, House, Trump, Congressional, House Judiciary Committee, Robert Mueller, Don McGahn, McGahn, Jerry Nadler D NY, Bill Burck, Russia Probe, Muckraker


Morning Docket: 05.14.19

* In legal victory, we will no longer have a chance to watch Bob Kraft get a massage. You're welcome America. [Boston Globe] * With in-house legal departments demanding more diversity in outside counsel, women-owned firms are starting to see a distinct advantage. [Law.com] * Hearing slated for today to determine whether or not Trump can block his accountants from complying with a subpoena [National Law Journal] * Firms starting to worry about slower growth going forward. Something about the n...
Tags: Law, California, Nbc News, America, Atlanta, Diversity, Donald Trump, Biglaw, Nyu, Trump, Boston Globe, National Law Journal, Ropes & Gray, Xavier Becerra, In-House Counsel, Morning Docket


Trump administration staff to abandon protection of president under threat of fines, congressman suggests: 'It could be a game changer'

Trump administration staff who are protecting the president by refusing to comply with congressional subpoenas could abandon him under threat of huge fines, senior Democrats have suggested.Adam Schiff, Democratic chair of the House intelligence committee, has proposed holding those who do not comply with Congress with inherent contempt, a rarely used procedure which can result in fines up to $25,000 (£19,330) daily or even imprisonment.The proposal comes amid an unprecedented effort by the White...
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Russia, Nbc News, Democrats, House, Donald Trump, Abc News, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Nixon, Watergate, Adam Schiff, Mueller, Barr


Jimmy Fallon Makes Pete Buttigieg the New Obama With ‘Slow Jam the News’

Last month, the hosts of Fox & Friends openly worried that Mayor Pete Buttigieg might be the next Barack Obama. Now, Jimmy Fallon may have just confirmed their worst nightmare. On Monday night, Buttigieg joined the Tonight Show host for his latest edition of “Slow Jam the News.” The recurring bit started as a vehicle for former NBC News anchor Brian Williams and has featured cameos from the likes of Chris Christie and Mitt Romney. But by far the most memorable versions of the musical sketch came...
Tags: Chris Christie, News, Jimmy Fallon, Obama, Nbc News, America, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Fox News, Brian Williams, Trump, Fallon, Pete, Buttigieg, Bubba Sparxxx, Pete Buttigieg


Dog disease that can jump to humans was found in Iowa

Having a sick dog can be a serious bummer. It hurts to see a pet in pain or any kind of discomfort, but normally a sick dog doesn't pose a risk to your own health. However, some diseases can jump between dogs and humans, and one such illness was just confirmed in Iowa.As NBC News reports, canine brucellosis was detected in what is being described as a "commercial breeding facility" in the state. The facility reportedly breeds small breed dogs in Marion County, located in the southern half of...
Tags: News, Nbc News, Iowa, Marion County


NBCU to Brian Williams: All Is Forgiven

Brian Williams didn’t have much to say when he made an appearance Monday at NBCUniveral’s massive “upfront” programming presentation. But his presence on stage spoke volumes. Four years ago at this time, Williams tenure at the company seemed precarious. He was in the midst of a suspension, and taken off “NBC Nightly News.” Today, he […]
Tags: News, Nbc News, Williams, Nbcuniversal, Msnbc, Nbcu, Brian Williams, NBCUniveral


One-Time #Resistance Hero Rod Rosenstein Was Trump’s Leak-Hunter-in-Chief

Photo Illustration by Lyne Lucien/The Daily Beast/Photos GettyRod Rosenstein was a Resistance hero—and one of Donald Trump’s favorite whipping boys—for overseeing the Russia investigation. But Rosenstein’s legacy at the Justice Department shows he was more than happy to oblige the White House on one of its top priorities: spearheading the president’s war on leakers and whistleblowers. Cases involving the leak of classified information are high-profile prosecutions that would be part of the purvi...
Tags: New York, News, Obama, Eric Holder, White House, Russia, Nbc News, America, San Francisco, Iran, Fbi, New York Times, Moscow, Fox News, The New York Times, Times


Ever, an "unlimited photo storage app," secretly fed its users' photos to a face-recognition system pitched to military customers

Ever is an app that promises that you can "capture your memories" with unlimited photo storage, with sample albums featuring sentimental photos of grandparents and their grandkids; but Ever's parent company has another product, Ever AI, a facial recognition system pitched at military agencies to conduct population-scale surveillance. Though Ever's users' photos were used to train Ever AI, Ever AI's sales material omits this fact -- and the only way for Ever users to discover that their photos h...
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Millions of People Uploaded Photos To the Ever App. Then the Company Used Them To Develop Facial Recognition Tools. (slashdot)

An anonymous reader shares a report: "Make memories": That's the slogan on the website for the photo storage app Ever, accompanied by a cursive logo and an example album titled "Weekend with Grandpa." Everything about Ever's branding is warm and fuzzy, about sharing your "best moments" while freeing up space on your phone. What isn't obvious on Ever's website or app -- except for a brief reference that was added to the privacy policy after NBC News reached out to the company in April -- is that ...
Tags: News, Nbc News, Msmash, Develop Facial Recognition Tools


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Friday. Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes called for the breakup of his former company and argued that CEO Mark Zuckerberg has too much power, in an opinion piece for the New York Times. In a subsequent interview with NBC News, Hughes said he wasn't sure if he and Zuckerberg would remain friends.  Actually breaking Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram up into different businesses would be extremely difficult, legal experts have argued. One s...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, California, Massachusetts, Nbc News, US, Trends, Fbi, New York Times, Jeff Bezos, Chris Hughes, Alexa, Intercom, Business Insider, Zuckerberg


Ann Curry on Diversity, Workplace Harassment and Why HR Doesn’t Work

Ann Curry spoke out on workplace harassment and what can be done to change the culture that has allowed the behavior to continue for decades. The former TODAY host and award-winning NBC News journalist sat down for a candid conversation with Variety co-editor-in-chief Claudia Eller and “Chasing the Cure” executive producer and showrunner Kim Bondy at […]
Tags: News, Nbc News, Claudia Eller, Ann Curry, Inclusion Summit, Chasing the Cure, Kim Bondy


Millions of People Uploaded Photos To the Ever App. Then the Company Used Them To Develop Facial Recognition Tools.

An anonymous reader shares a report: "Make memories": That's the slogan on the website for the photo storage app Ever, accompanied by a cursive logo and an example album titled "Weekend with Grandpa." Everything about Ever's branding is warm and fuzzy, about sharing your "best moments" while freeing up space on your phone. What isn't obvious on Ever's website or app -- except for a brief reference that was added to the privacy policy after NBC News reached out to the company in April -- is that ...
Tags: Nbc News, Tech, Develop Facial Recognition Tools


Trump 'very surprised' Republican-led committee issued subpoena for his son – live

President defended Donald Trump Jr’s cooperation with investigators and claimed the Mueller report exonerated his sonSign up to the US briefing and get a new perspective 8.24pm BST Lindsey Graham, the Republican chairman of the Senate judiciary committee, is counseling Donald Trump Jr not to appear before Congress:Graham says Don Jr should be "very reluctant" to come to Senate Intel despite being slapped with subpoena pic.twitter.com/cK2fIXKM9m 8.14pm BST Donald Trump’s top intelligence,...
Tags: Health, Congress, Women, Nbc News, US, Alabama, America, US news, Iran, US politics, Abortion, Graham, US immigration, Cia, Kerry, Donald Trump


John Bolton has always been at war with Iran, soon America will be too

John Bolton gathered a 7am meeting at CIA headquarters last week with top intelligence, diplomatic and military advisers in the Trump administration to talk about Iran, reports NBC News. And if there's one consistent element in John Bolton's crazy-ass mustachioed career, it's wanting America to go to war with Iran. NEW from @NBCNews Bolton convened an irregular 7am principals meeting at CIA HQ about Iran, on 29 April. Apparently unconnected to recent military deployments.More echoes of I...
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Facebook Co-founder Says Zuckerberg 'Not Accountable,' Calls For Government Break Up

Chris Hughes helped Mark Zuckerberg transform Facebook from a dorm-room project into a real business. Now, he's calling for the company to be broken up. From a report: "The Facebook that exists today is not the Facebook that we founded in 2004," Chris Hughes, who started Facebook with Mark Zuckerberg in their Harvard dorm, told NBC News following the publication of his op-ed article on the same topic. "And the one that we have today I think is far too big. It's far too powerful. And most importa...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Nbc News, Tech, Harvard, Chris Hughes, Cnbc, Ftc, Zuckerberg, Mark, Hughes, Facebook co, Facebook Zuckerberg, Facebook Second, Facebook Hughes


Morning Docket: 05.09.19

* In "dog bites man" news, a majority of young lawyers think being a lawyer sucks. [Daily Business Review] * ICE is now curtailing immigrant access to legal counsel. [NBC News] * Republican Senators call on Attorney General to resign for ignoring congressional subpoenas... oh, wait, that was when Holder did it. [Tampa Bay Times] * The FTC wants a national privacy law and it's absolutely not getting one because that would require a functional government. [NY Times] * R. Kelly paid child suppo...
Tags: Law, Government, Immigration, Nbc News, Monsanto, Biglaw, Ftc, R. Kelly, Ny Times, Don, Kelly, Tampa Bay Times, Stoel Rives, Morning Docket, Daily Business Review, Bill Barr


Justice Department Shuts Dark Web Drug Directory, Arrests Alleged Owners

In what is being called "the single most significant law enforcement disruption of the darknet to date" by U.S. Attorney Scott Brady, the Justice Department has shut down a major directory of dark web drug marketplaces and arrested the alleged owners. NBC News reports: DeepDotWeb was a regular searchable website that provided a directory with direct access to a host of darknet marketplaces selling illegal narcotics including fentanyl, cocaine, heroin and meth. The website also provided access to...
Tags: France, Israel, Nbc News, Tech, Justice Department, Brady, Scott Brady, Phan, The Justice Department, Tochka, Michael Phan, Deepdotweb, Prihar, Israel Prihar


The Big Lie That Barr Lied

I  originally thought this was too stupid to write about. But stupid is like the plague inside the Beltway -- one person catches it and next thing you know there’s an outbreak at MSNBC and the speaker of the House is showing symptoms while her delirious minions tote ceramic chickens around Capitol Hill.So I give you: the Bill Barr perjury allegation.We are all entitled to our own opinions. But are we entitled to our own facts? Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s bon mot says no, but Washington makes you w...
Tags: News, Obama, Congress, Washington, Senate, Russia, Nbc News, United States, Hawaii, House, New York Times, Fox News, Nancy Pelosi, Times, Msnbc, Justice Department


Blackmail Afoot: Mark Zuckerberg “Leveraged” Facebook User Data To Fight Rivals And Help Friends, Leaked Documents Show

Blackmail Afoot: Mark Zuckerberg “Leveraged” Facebook User Data To Fight Rivals And Help Friends, Leaked Documents Show Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg oversaw plans to consolidate the social network’s power and control competitors by treating its users’ data as a bargaining chip, whi...
Tags: Security, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Privacy, Internet, Nbc News, Sem, Social Network, Zuckerberg, Radio Show, User data, SOCIAL MEDIA Mark Zuckerberg


Reports: House Judiciary Speaking Directly With Mueller Team About Potential Hearing

The House Judiciary Committee has begun discussions directly with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team about a potential hearing with Mueller, rather than dealing with the Department of Justice as has previously been the case, NBC News and ABC News reported Thursday afternoon. Both reports cited an unnamed source familiar with the conversations. TPM has asked the Judiciary Committee to confirm the reports. Both NBC and ABC noted nothing has been finalized regarding Mueller’s potential testim...
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