Britain is set to formally file for divorce from the European Union Wednesday, walking out on a 44-year relationship, enacting the decision made by U.K. voters in a referendum nine months ago and launching both Britain and the bloc into uncharted territory.
Prime Minister Theresa May is due to tell House of Commons at lunchtime that she has invoked Article 50 of the EU's key treaty, the trigger for a two-year countdown to Britain's exit.
Just before May's statement, scheduled for (7:30 a.m. EDT), Britain's EU envoy, Tim Barrow, will hand-deliver a letter from May to EU Council President Donald Tusk in Brussels.
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Now that both houses of Congress have voted to block Obama-era broadband privacy rules , what does that mean for you?
In the short term, not so much. The rules, which would have put tough restrictions on what companies like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T can do with information such as your internet history, hadn't yet gone into effect. So if President Donald Trump signs the measure, as the White House has indicated he will , the status quo will remain.
But the absence of clear privacy rules means that the companies supplying your internet service — and who can see a great deal of what you do with it — can continue to mine that information for use in their own advertising businesses.
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As U.S.-backed forces bear down on the de facto capital of the Islamic State group, the militants have taken their strategy of hiding behind civilians further than ever before, effectively using the entire population of Raqqa as human shields.
A belt of land mines and checkpoints has been laid on roads in and out the northern Syrian city to prevent escape. All men have been ordered to wear the jihadis' garb of baggy pants and long shirts, making it difficult to distinguish militants from civilians.
Hundreds if not thousands of Syrians who fled other parts of the country now live in tents in the streets, vulnerable to warplanes or ground fighting. Enormous tarps have been stretched for blocks in the city center to hide the militants' movements from spy planes and satellites.
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A bank in Cyprus investigated accounts associated with President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, for possible money-laundering, two banking sources with direct knowledge of his businesses here told NBC News.
Manafort, currently under scrutiny for his Russia ties, was associated with at least 15 bank accounts and 10 companies on Cyprus, the sources said. At least one of those companies was used to receive millions of dollars from a billionaire Putin ally, according to court documents.
After questions were raised, Manafort closed the accounts, the banking sources said.
A spokesman for Manafort told NBC News in a statement that all the accounts were set up at the direction of clients in Cyprus, a common banking center for Russians and Ukrainians, "for a legitimate business purpose."
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The Texas Department of Public Safety says three people who died in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday in West Texas were storm chasers. The Suburban apparently ran through a stop sign, DPS investigators say. The Weather Channel released a statement Tuesday evening. "This afternoon we learned that three people died in a car accident in Texas, including two contractors for the Weather Channel."
President Donald Trump is signing a handful of measures aimed at rolling back Obama-era regulations. Two roll back rules that deal with how states assess school performance and teacher preparation programs.
President Donald Trump's move to roll back Obama-era regulations aimed at curbing climate change comes as the coal industry is reeling from job losses, bankruptcies, pollution restrictions and growing competition from natural gas, wind and solar.
Trump on Tuesday ordered a review of the Clean Power Plan, which seeks to reduce emissions from coal power plants, and the lifting of a moratorium on the sale of coal mining leases on federal lands.
A family returned home from a weekend away and found their apartment ransacked, their Quran torn to pieces and the words "F--- Muslims" scrawled on a wall, they told police.
The residents of an apartment in the Huntington section of Fairfax County, Virginia, told News4 their home was burglarized and vandalized over the weekend. The apartment still was in shambles Tuesday afternoon.
Their ornate Quran was torn up, and artwork with religious calligraphy was bent and thrown to the ground.
"I was crying. It was bad. It was bad," one of the victims, Mahrukh, said. She and her husband, Shoaib, asked that News4 use only their first names, for their safety.
The family members' green cards were taken, along with more than $25,000 worth of gold they received as wedding gifts, as is common among many Muslim families.
Police are investigating the crime as a burglary and a bias incident.
A government watchdog will examine the taxpayer-funded travel costs when President Donald Trump travels to the Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida and the security procedures surrounding those trips, several congressional Democrats announced Tuesday.
The lawmakers requested the inquiry by the Government Accountability Office after reports that Trump, accompanied by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, openly discussed North Korea's launch of a ballistic missile while at the resort. They also raised concerns about the cost to taxpayers.
In a March 24 letter to the lawmakers, GAO said it will examine how the president's communications and classified information are secured when he's traveling, including whether a secure space exists at Mar-a-Lago.
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The top American general in Mosul said Tuesday that an initial assesment of a March 17 U.S. airstrike shows America "probably had a role" in the deaths of civilians in a nearby building, NBC News reported.
Lt. Gen. Steve Townsend said there is "at least a fair chance" that American forces led to the deaths. Unconfirmed reports suggest the death toll ranges from 100 to 200 people.
Townsend added that it was an "unintentional accident of war" if the assessment is correct.
However, Townsend argued that the strike used munition that should not have collapsed the nearby building. He said the Iraqis believe ISIS gathered the civilians and placed them there.
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Democratic National Committee has requested the resignation letters of all current staffers be submitted by next month, according to multiple sources familiar with the party's internal working, NBC News reported.
Party staffs typically sees major turnover with a new boss, but the mass resignation letters will give new chairman Tom Perez a chance to completely remake the DNC's headquarters from scratch after staffing had already reached unusual low following a round of layoffs in December.
Immediately after Perez' election in late February, an adviser to outgoing DNC Interim Chair Donna Brazile, Leah Daughtry, asked every employee to submit a letter of resignation dated April 15, several sources tell NBC News.
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White House staff will be skipping this year's White House Correspondents' Association Dinner along with President Donald Trump.
The White House Correspondents' Association announced Tuesday evening that they have been informed staff would not be attending out of "solidarity" with the president. Trump previously announced his intention to skip the annual dinner.
The board says in a statement that it "regrets this decision very much," but that the event will go on as planned.
Two anti-abortion activists who secretly recorded Planned Parenthood conversations about fetal tissue must each face more than a dozen felony charges.
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A New Jersey family on their way back to the airport after visiting the University of Notre Dame Tuesday collided with a flying turkey on the road, authorities say.
The family was headed to O'Hare Airport in Chicago after visiting Notre Dame, where their daughter was recently accepted, according to the LaPorte County Sheriff's Office in Indiana.
They were on U.S. 20 when their rental GMC Yukon collided the wild turkey, which was flying across the highway, authorities said.