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President Donald Trump frequently casts his first year in office as a string of successes and campaign promises fulfilled. But less than a quarter of Americans think Trump has made good on the pledges he made to voters while running for president, according to a new poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
Among Republicans, just half say Trump has kept his promises, which included vows to overhaul his predecessor's health care law, withdraw the United States from a nuclear accord with Iran and invest millions in new projects to fix the nation's aging infrastructure. None of those steps have been taken.
"Everything has stalled out," said Mark Krowski, 37, an independent from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, who leans Republican but didn't vote for Trump last year.
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An openly gay man has never competed for the U.S. in a Winter Games, and it's been 14 years since one did in a Summer Games, NBC News reported.
John Fennell is one of three publicly out male athletes competing to qualify for the Pyeongchang Games. He is joined by figure skater Adam Rippon and freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy, who came out publicly after winning the silver medal in Sochi in 2014, NBC News reported.
Fennell will find out in December if he makes the U.S. Olympic luge team, and Rippon and Kenworthy will know their 2018 Olympic status by January.
Since 2004, gay men from Great Britain, the Netherlands, Finland, New Zealand, Australia, Brazil and Tonga have competed, reported NBC News.
There seems to be a misconception about how liberal the U.S. is when it comes to gay rights. For example while the U.S. enacted legislation in 2015 that allows same-sex couples to marry, gay marriage has been widely accepted in several other countries — like Netherlands (2000), Belgium (2003), Spain (2005), Sweden (2009) and Argentina (2010) — for years now.
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A grand jury's report in the wake of a fraternity pledge's death said Friday that Penn State officials displayed "a shocking apathy" to dangers from excessive drinking and that its inaction allowed criminal acts to occur.
The long-awaited report on Greek culture released by outgoing Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller came after a 10-month long investigation set off by the February death of pledge Timothy Piazza during a fraternity party.
San Francisco Fire officials are advising the public to swim at their own risk after a second sea lion reportedly attacked a swimmer at the city's Aquatic Park Friday.
Fire officials tweeted around 9 a.m. Friday that an adult man was taken to a trauma center after reportedly being bitten by a sea lion on his arm.
San Francisco Fire officials said in a tweet: "Avoid the area, swim at your own risk at Aquatic Park."
On Thursday, police said a 56-year-old man was charged by a sea lion. After frantic efforts to splash and distract the animal, the man was bitten on the arm.
Oxford Dictionaries recognized the power of the millennial generation Friday with its 2017 word of the year : youthquake.
Oxford lexicographers say there was a fivefold increase in use of the term between 2016 and 2017.
It is defined as "a significant cultural, political, or social change arising from the actions or influence of young people."
The word, coined almost 50 years ago by then-Vogue editor Diana Vreeland, has been used to describe phenomena including surging youth support for Britain's Labour Party and the election of 30-something leaders in France and New Zealand.
Ambulance use is dipping as Uber and other ride-hailing services continue to permeate an ever-growing swath of the United States, a study found.
The trend was examined in 766 cities in 43 states where Uber began service from 2013 to 2015, in a study co-authored by David Slusky, an assistant professor of economics at the University of Kansas, and Dr. Leon Moskatel, an internist at San Diego’s Scripps Mercy Hospital.
Despite using research methodologies to arrive at the “most conservative” numbers, Slusky and Moskatel found the entry of UberX into the market resulted in "at least" a 7 percent decline of ambulance volume.
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The House Ethics Committee said Friday that it has opened an investigation into Democratic Rep. Ruben Kihuen after reports of sexual harassment against the Nevada congressman.
"The Committee notes that the mere fact that it is investigating these allegations, and publically disclosing its review, does not itself indicate that any violation has occurred, or reflect any judgment on behalf of the Committee," a statement from the committee said.
Two women have accused the Democrat of misconduct. His former finance director told Buzzfeed in a Dec. 2 story that Kihuen repeatedly propositioned her for dates and sex during the 2016 congressional campaign, offers she rejected. The woman, who withheld her last name, also claimed he touched her thighs without her consent on two occasions.
In a statement to NBC, Kihuen said, "I intend to fully cooperate, and I welcome an opportunity to clear my name."
Both House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and New Mexico Rep. Ben Ray Luján, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, called for Kihuen's resignation.
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SpaceX, Elon Musk's rocket company, launched the first recycled rocket with a recycled capsule Friday in Florida to deliver groceries to the International Space Station for NASA, CNBC reported.
It was NASA's first use of a reused rocket and it holds nearly 5,000 pounds of goods, including mice for a muscle-wasting study, a first-of-its-kind impact sensor for measuring space debris as minuscule as a grain of sand and barley seeds for a germination experiment, CNBC reported.
SpaceX — one of two private shippers contracted by NASA — has been making station supply runs since 2012.
Musk's company is at the forefront of a global shift in rocket launches, with this year the first in history that commercial launches will outpace government-sponsored ones, CNBC reported.
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It really must be all in the family.
Democracy Prep Charter High School student Xaviera Zime was surrounded by her screaming classmates when she found out she was accepted to Harvard University on Tuesday – she follows in the footsteps of her two older sisters who both graduated from the Harlem school and currently attend Ivy League colleges.
Two years ago, her oldest sister Chris got into Dartmouth College, and a year later her sister Ella got into Yale University. Chris said she was ecstatic when she found out her younger sister's news.
“I was so excited,” she said. ”I was the one who lifted her up from the chair and almost body slammed her.”
Russia's presidential election campaign formally lasts only three months, and President Vladimir Putin wants to make it as short as possible.
With Putin's approval rating topping 80 percent, there is little doubt about the outcome of the March 18 vote.
Instead, voter apathy represents the main challenge for his strategists, who want his showing to be as strong as ever to demonstrate that public support for Putin hasn't waned 18 years after his first election.
Are you planning to travel with — or without — your animal companions this holiday season? Get prepared with these tips from the Humane Rescue Alliance, NBC Washington's Sheena Parveen -- and Bruno.
NATO said Friday that it is concerned about a Russian missile system that could carry nuclear warheads, and which it says could violate a landmark Cold War arms treaty.
The U.S.-led military alliance said in a statement that "allies have identified a Russian missile system that raises serious concerns."
It urged Russia "to address these concerns in a substantial and transparent way, and actively engage in a technical dialogue with the United States."
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A Long Island woman has been charged with stealing tens of thousands of dollars to send to Islamic State fighters in Syria using Bitcoin.
But her lawyer says she was simply collecting money to help Syrian refugees.
Zoobi Shahnaz, 27, is accused of giving banks phony financial information so she could get credit cards and a loan totaling value at more than $85,000 before trying to send that money to ISIS overseas, according to a statement released Thursday by the U.S. Attorney's office in Central Islip.
Shahnaz, of Brentwood, had also done extensive internet research on moving to Syria to join ISIS, including "tips and reminders" on making the move, and had read articles on the "top female jihadis," prosecutors say.
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President Donald Trump on Friday refused to directly say whether he would pardon former national security adviser Michael Flynn, NBC News reported.
"I don't want to talk about pardons for Michael Flynn yet. We'll see what happens," Trump told reporters as he departed the White House to deliver a speech to FBI academy graduates.
"Let's see. I can say this: When you look at what's gone on with the FBI and with the Justice Department, people are very, very angry."
Flynn, who pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of making false statements to the FBI about his communications with Russia earlier this month, is the first senior White House official to be charged in the special counsel’s investigation into Moscow's alleged meddling into the 2016 presidential election and the first to officially agree to cooperate.
"For the record there is no consideration at all for a pardon for Michael Flynn at this time," White House lawyer Ty Cobb told NBC News following the comments.
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When asked if he would pardon former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, President Donald Trump said, "We'll see what happens."