Troops are 'monitoring' migrants, payday loans and Ebony photos find a home: The Morning Rundown
The bipartisan Senate Intelligence Committee found "extensive" Russian election interference.
Senators Mark Warner, D-Va., and Richard Burr, R-N.C., are two members of the Senate Intelligence Committee that released a report saying the U.S. was unprepared to combat Russia interference during the 2016 election.
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U.S. troops perched on raised platforms are keeping an eye on migrants in Texas, the bipartisan Senate Intelligence Committee found "extensive" Russian election interference, and Ebony's photo archives have found a happy home.
The report came one day after former special counsel Robert Mueller warned lawmakers about Russia's ongoing efforts to interfere in U.S. elections.
"There’s still much more we can and must do to protect our elections," said Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., the top Democrat on the committee. "This threat remains urgent, and we have a responsibility to defend our democracy against it."
Earnin is an app that allows people to access part of their paycheck before payday, in exchange for an optional “tip” of about 10 percent of the cash they receive.
The startup has grown rapidly, drawing millions of users as well as celebrity endorsements.
But critics say that the company is effectively acting as a payday lender — providing small short-term loans at the equivalent of a high interest rate — while avoiding conventional lending regulations designed to protect consumers.
"I definitely didn’t think about the payback time and the interest," one Earnin user said. "They just portray it as being so simple and so easy."
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Traditionally, cops were not expected to be mental health experts. But that is increasingly the case.
"I'm in plain clothes, drive an unmarked car, my weapon is concealed," said one San Antonio police officer who works on a specialized unit that is trained specifically to handle mental health calls. "For the last nine years, the only weapon I've used is my ability to communicate."
For several weeks, NBC's Left Field followed the 10-person unit to see firsthand how the program operates.
If you have time, this emotionally wrenching video is worth a watch.
The new owners promise to donate the more than 4 million prints and negatives chronicling African American history to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture and the Getty Research Institute.
“The story of (and) the narrative of African Americans won’t be for sale. You won’t have to pay to have access to that history,” said Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation, who helped shepherd the deal.
“That history belongs to the public.”
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