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Florida nurse accused of threatening to kill VP Kamala Harris

Niviane Petit Phelps made the threats in a series of videos sent to her husband in prison, according to a Secret Service complaint.
Niviane Petit Phelps, of Miami Gardens, was arrested following an investigation by the U.S. Secret Service after allegedly plotting to kill Vice-President Kamala Harris.
Niviane Petit Phelps, of Miami Gardens, was arrested following an investigation by the U.S. Secret Service after allegedly plotting to kill Vice-President Kamala Harris.

Biden promised 200M shots in his first 100 days. Track the progress.

NBC News is tracking the progress made and the time that's left to meet the administration's goal.
Image: People wait in line to be vaccinated in California
Image: People wait in line to be vaccinated in California

Justice Department sues Trump ally Roger Stone, alleging millions in unpaid taxes

Stone, a well-known GOP political operative, served as a campaign adviser to Trump.
Roger Stone, longtime ally of President Donald Trump, arrives for a news conference in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 31, 2019.
Roger Stone, longtime ally of President Donald Trump, arrives for a news conference in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 31, 2019.

U.S. has new intel that Manafort friend Kilimnik gave Trump campaign data to Russia

Paul Manafort was chair of the Trump campaign for part of 2016. Kilimnik had worked for him in Ukraine. U.S. officials say Kilimnik is a Russian spy.
Image: Trump, Manafort
Image: Trump, Manafort
2d ago

Cuba's Raul Castro confirms he's stepping down, says he's 'fulfilled his mission'

Castro said Friday he's handing power to a younger generation that is "full of passion and anti-imperialist spirit." Analysts believe, though, he'll remain the most influential figure.
Raul Castro
Raul Castro

Hundreds of CEOs take united stand against restrictive voting laws

Ken Chenault, former American Express CEO, helped organize business leaders from companies including Target, Starbucks and Bank of America to sign a statement against what they call “discriminatory legislation” that impacts the right to vote. 
Hundreds of CEOs take united stand against restrictive voting laws
Hundreds of CEOs take united stand against restrictive voting laws

White House says Biden will allow more refugees after Democrats blasted announcement of sharp limits

The president had said in February he would raise the limit from 15,000 to 62,500 for this year.
Image: Joe Biden
Image: Joe Biden

State Department watchdog says Pompeo, wife violated ethics rule

Official asked staff to do personal tasks such as making restaurant reservations, shopping, caring for dog, but won't face disciplinary measures.
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2d ago

'Shameful,' 'unacceptable and unconscionable': Biden faces blowback from Democrats over refugee cap

The White House said in a new statement Friday afternoon that Biden's "directive today has been the subject of some confusion."
Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., holds a news conference at the Capitol on March 1, 2021.
Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., holds a news conference at the Capitol on March 1, 2021.
2d ago

Hard-right Republicans forming new caucus to protect 'Anglo-Saxon political traditions'

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is said to be involved with the effort.
Image: Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill on Feb. 5, 2021.
Image: Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill on Feb. 5, 2021.

Biden hosts Japanese PM Suga as U.S. works to counter increasingly assertive China

The meeting Friday is Biden's first in-person summit with a foreign leader since he took office.
Image: U.S. President Biden jolds joint news conference with Japan's Prime Minister Suga at the White House in Washington
Image: U.S. President Biden jolds joint news conference with Japan's Prime Minister Suga at the White House in Washington