Census citizenship question, Iran tensions & teachers working overtime: The Morning Rundown
School by day, assembly line by night: How South Carolina teachers make ends meet.
“I love what I do. I never got in it for the money. But that was before I realized how many bills there are," said teacher Meredith Blackwood, seen here working a shift at Nephron Pharmaceuticals in West Columbia, South Carolina, to cover her costs. Sean Rayford / for NBC News
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A migrant mother shares her tragic story, another incident in the Strait of Hormuz escalates tensions with Iran, and a group of conspiracy theorists are headed to the White House to air their social media grievances.
Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps denied any encounters with foreign vessels within the last 24 hours and said the claims were "worthless."
The incident comes amid escalating tensions in the region and is the latest to be reported near the Strait of Hormuz, a strategic waterway off Iran's coast which separates the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman.
Acosta, who at the time served as the U.S attorney for the Southern District of Florida, said in a news conference that his office intervened in the case after state prosecutors failed to secure a plea deal that would have resulted in jail time for Epstein and give justice to his victims.
"Times have changed, and coverage of this case has certainly changed," Acosta said about the deal that was struck in 2008.
Former Florida state attorney Barry Krischer blasted Acosta's version of events after his press conference.
“Mr. Acosta should not be allowed to rewrite history," Krischer said.
Nevertheless, Acosta indicated that he had no intention of resigning over the issue.