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Tom Barrack, former Trump inaugural chair, released on $250 million bond

The Colony Capital founder is scheduled to be arraigned Monday in New York following his release Friday from a federal lockup in California.
Tom Barrack, CEO of Colony Capital, speaks at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland
Tom Barrack, CEO of Colony Capital, speaks at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland

CIA reviewing how it handled officers' reports of Havana Syndrome symptoms

The review was launched amid concerns the reports of neurological problems and potential energy attacks were not taken seriously enough.
Image: US embassy Cuba
Image: US embassy Cuba
3h ago

Trump 2017 inaugural committee chairman to be released on bail pending trial

NBC's Tom Winter reports as Tom Barrack, chairman of Trump's 2017 inaugural committee, is likely to be released on bail pending trial. He has been charged with acting as a secret foreign agent and lying to federal authorities.
Trump 2017 inaugural committee chairman to be released on bail pending trial
Trump 2017 inaugural committee chairman to be released on bail pending trial

Tennessee to resume vaccine outreach efforts after 'pause' prompted by GOP

The state's scaling back of its vaccination outreach drew national attention when its top vaccination official was fired last week after sparring with Republican lawmakers.
Image: Students receive COVID-19 vaccines at the University of Memphis
Image: Students receive COVID-19 vaccines at the University of Memphis

Dreamers on verge of getting DACA are left hanging after latest court ruling

“I had so many [job] offers, but now that my application has been paused, I can’t even go to the interviews," said a Dreamer. "I want a permanent solution, because we deserve it."
Activists Across US Rally In Support Of DACA
Activists Across US Rally In Support Of DACA
6h ago

Celebratory but subdued, Tokyo Olympics begin with opening ceremony like no other

The Tokyo Games finally got underway with a four-hour extravaganza that was both celebratory and subdued, in a stadium filled with empty seats.
Image: Olympics Opening Ceremony
Image: Olympics Opening Ceremony

White House makes more homeowners eligible for lower mortgage payments

Those with loans backed by the departments of Housing and Urban Development, Agriculture or Veterans Affairs could get their monthly payments reduced by 25 percent.
Suburban NYC Housing Frenzy Slows With Buyers Showing Fatigue
Suburban NYC Housing Frenzy Slows With Buyers Showing Fatigue

As Biden heads to Virginia, turnout once again will be key in race for governor

First Read is your briefing from "Meet the Press" and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.
Image: Terry McAuliffe Campaigns For Second Bid As Virginia Governor
Image: Terry McAuliffe Campaigns For Second Bid As Virginia Governor

Garland vows crackdown on gun trafficking as violence surges

Garland spoke in Chicago, where shootings have soared, as the Justice Department launched strike forces to confront the rise in gun violence in five U.S. cities.
Image: Attorney General Merrick Garland during a news conference at the Department of Justice in Washington
Image: Attorney General Merrick Garland during a news conference at the Department of Justice in Washington
10h ago

Capitol Police have new chief after Jan. 6 riot

“The challenges in protecting the Capitol campus, and everyone who works or visits there, have never been more complex,” the new chief, J. Thomas Manger, said.
J. Thomas Manger
J. Thomas Manger

White House facing pressure on mask guidance as Covid cases rise

President Biden said he has talked to his Covid experts about mask rules for vaccinated Americans but so far, no change is planned. 
White House facing pressure on mask guidance as Covid cases rise
White House facing pressure on mask guidance as Covid cases rise