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Erik Ortiz

Erik Ortiz is a staff writer for NBC News focusing on racial injustice and social inequality.

Erik Ortiz is a staff writer for NBC News focusing on racial injustice and social inequality.

Latest from Erik Ortiz

8h ago

Baby formula shortage has doctors rationing supply to increasingly desperate parents

Across the country, doctors' offices are now facing very limited formula deliveries and their supplies have dwindled to the point where they have to ration samples.
7d ago

Who is Ferdinand Marcos Jr., presumptive president of the Philippines?

With his apparent win in the Philippine presidential election, Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has cemented his family’s political comeback 36 years after they fled the country in disgrace.

With trial looming, WNBA star Brittney Griner faces strict Russian drug laws

If Griner is convicted on drug possession charges, she could be locked up at least five years with a maximum of 10 years.

Arizona puts inmate Clarence Dixon to death in state's first execution in 8 years

An Arizona man convicted in the slaying of a college student more than 40 years ago was put to death Wednesday in the state's first execution since 2014.
11d ago

3 American tourists found dead at Bahamas resort identified

A couple from Tennessee and a Florida man were identified Monday as the three American tourists who died at a Bahamas resort last week after authorities said they became ill.
15d ago

Skinheads allegedly killed his son in prison. Is the government accountable?

Frustrated by a lack of information, Matthew Phillips’ parents have filed a federal lawsuit accusing the U.S. government of wrongful death and negligence.

7 key sections and takeaways from the Supreme Court draft opinion

The Supreme Court draft is highly critical of Roe v. Wade and is in line with arguments made by anti-abortion supporters, legal experts say.
25d ago

Antisemitic incidents surged in 2021 as Israel-Gaza fighting escalated, report finds

In 2021, there was a record high in reported assaults, harassment and vandalism related to antisemitism, according to an audit released by the Anti-Defamation League.
25d ago

Supreme Court will hear appeal of Texas death row inmate Rodney Reed

Texas death row inmate Rodney Reed, who was convicted of murdering a young grocery store clerk in 1996 but has long maintained his innocence, will have his
25d ago

Texas court halts execution of Melissa Lucio, set to die in 2 days

Texas' highest criminal court on Monday delayed the execution of Melissa Lucio, the only Latina on the state's death row, who was set to die Wednesday.
29d ago

How case against ex-doctor William Husel, accused in fentanyl deaths, fell apart

The trial against William Husel opened a larger debate about the appropriate use of opioids in end-of-life care, a lack of standards on pain medication .