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30 Jul
The eviction moratorium is about to end, yet federal relief funds largely remain unspent. nbcnews.to/3j8AtmM

By @BraceyHarris and @adielkaplan #NBCNewsThreads (1/10)
“[I] pray to God when I get home my stuff’s not sitting outside," Demia Burse says.

Burse, a mom of 3 in Mississippi, fell behind on rent after she left her job as a certified nursing assistant to help her children with virtual school. (2/10)
She started asking her local county for help paying 2 to 3 months of back rent.

But she questions whether any of the $25 billion Congress approved in December for emergency rental assistance will reach her landlord in time. (3/10)
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30 Jul
NEW: CDC issues warning about delta variant of Covid-19: "Acknowledge the war has changed." nbcnews.to/3rGPwbr
An internal CDC document concludes that the delta variant is “highly contagious, likely to be more severe” and that “breakthrough infections may be as transmissible as unvaccinated cases.”
Vaccines continue to be effective, particularly at preventing severe disease, according to the document. But they may not be as good at preventing infection or transmission of the delta variant.
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29 Jul
NEW: Senate passes bill that would secure funding for the US Capitol and Capitol Police in the wake of the Jan. 6 riot, which was at risk of having to furlough officers without additional money. nbcnews.to/3iZMcnQ
UPDATE: House votes 416 to 11 to approve the $2.1B emergency supplemental funding bill; the bill now goes to President Biden who is expected to sign it. nbcnews.to/3iZMcnQ
The bill includes almost $1B for Capitol security — $100M for the Capitol Police, $300M for security measures, and $500M for the National Guard, which concluded its mission at the Capitol in May.
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27 Jul
BREAKING: Simone Biles is out of the U.S. gymnastics team final in Tokyo. nbcnews.to/2UTtdTN
UPDATE: Simone Biles out of team gymnastics final in Tokyo "due to medical issue," officials say. nbcnews.com/news/olympics/…
UPDATE: U.S. women win silver in team gymnastics final after Simone Biles withdraws "due to medical issue"; Russian Olympic Committee wins gold, Great Britain wins bronze. nbcnews.com/news/olympics/…
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25 Jul
States are passing more abortion restrictions, which could reshape what abortion access looks like across the country.

Reporting by @chloe_aatkins.

#NBCNewsThreads (1/8) nbcnews.to/3zDYf0P
@chloe_aatkins The current landscape of abortion access in the US came into focus in May after the Supreme Court decided to consider the legality of Mississippi’s ban on nearly all abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. (2/8)
@chloe_aatkins This restriction was the first to reach the US Supreme Court from a wave of state laws intended to strike down Roe v. Wade, the decision that established the constitutional right to an abortion nationwide. (3/8)
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23 Jul
LIVE: @jdbalart hosts “Cuba's Fight for Freedom: Patria y Vida," a special examining the Cuban protests. - @NBCNewsNow @TelemundoNews
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"There's a real-time genocide that's happening just 90 miles from the coast of our great country...I just do not understand how the international community stays quiet, they stay mute," Enrique Santos says of Cuban protests.
WATCH: Younger generation leads the charge for freedom in Cuba. - @MorganRadford
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20 Jul
When England's Bukayo Saka took his penalty in the Euro 2020 final, what followed wasn't just another chapter of the country's tale of soccer heartbreak, but also a grim echo of what its Black stars have endured for decades. (1/4) #NBCNewsThreads nbcnews.to/2W5qyXz
After he missed the decisive kick, 19-year-old Saka's social media timeline was flooded racial abuse.

"I knew instantly the kind of hate I was about to receive," he said, adding, "There is no place for racism or hate of any kind in football or any area of society." (2/4)
Saka's defiant response is firmly rooted in soccer's past.

Emerging as society's leading voices demanding change, experts say that Saka and his England teammates continue another storied soccer tradition: using the game's unique position as a conduit for racial discussion. (3/4)
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19 Jul
SPECIAL REPORT: A segregation wall in Detroit still stands. The consequences continue today.

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In partnership with @BridgeDet313.

(1/11) #NBCNewsThreads
@BridgeDet313 Built in 1941, the Birwood Wall, a 6-foot-high, 4-inch-thick divider that sits just below Detroit’s storied Eight Mile Road, separated a Black neighborhood to the east from a community on the west that was developed for whites only. (2/11)
@BridgeDet313 In a 6-month investigation, @NBCNews and @BridgeDet313 discovered that one of Detroit’s most prominent families built the wall.

The side of the wall residents called home would later affect the sale price of their houses and the wealth they would inherit. (3/11)
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17 Jul
Businesses owners have noticed a change in Surfside since the condo collapsed nearby. A typically bustling area, downtown has become quiet and business has slowed.

Reporting by @PhilMcCausland

#NBCNewsThread (1/9) nbcnews.to/3ijz8sV
@PhilMcCausland The slowdown comes after one of the most economically devastating periods for small businesses in the nation’s history. The pandemic brought many locally owned shops and restaurants to their knees or forced entrepreneurs to take on long-term loans to keep afloat. (2/9) Image
@PhilMcCausland After the Champlain Towers South collapse, authorities had to lock down a large perimeter to ensure that people didn’t get too close to the site. They also needed room to store emergency vehicles and construction equipment for the digging work that continues there. (3/9)
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15 Jul
DEVELOPING: At least 19 people have died and dozens are missing in Germany after heavy flooding swept away cars and caused some buildings to collapse. nbcnews.to/3if90zh
UPDATE: More than 20 people have died following heavy flooding in Western Europe, with dozens more missing and many stranded on rooftops. nbcnews.com/news/world/5-d…
Devastation caused by the flooding of the Ahr River in the Eifel village of Schuld, western Germany on Thursday.

At least 33 are dead and dozens are missing missing as floods sweep Germany, western Europe.

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📷 Christoph Reichwein / AP
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11 Jul
After a flood of reports of judges using social media in partisan and inappropriate ways, experts say states should revisit their guidelines and give more clarity regarding social media misconduct.
By @erikhjortiz
#NBCNewsThreads (1/9) nbcnews.to/3i2UwCR
A local judge in upstate New York resigned in May after a state agency opened an investigation into Facebook posts that allegedly conveyed anti-LGBTQ and anti-Muslim bias and showed favoritism toward law enforcement. (2/9)
This case, along with others, highlights a judge who seemed to run afoul of ethics guidelines by using social media in ways that state oversight commissions said could taint the credibility of their offices, betray public confidence and call into question their impartiality (3/9)
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3 Jul
Newly released records show top Republicans in Arizona's largest county dodged calls from President Trump and his allies in the aftermath of the 2020 election. nbcnews.to/3jF1D6I
The records — including voicemails and text messages — shed light on efforts to mount a behind-the-scenes pressure campaign on Republican officials overseeing elections.
The most aggressive pressure came from Arizona Republican Party Chairwoman Kelli Ward, who tried to persuade Republicans on the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors to question election results, even as the officials tried to instill confidence in the them.
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3 Jul
Newly released records show top Republicans in Arizona's largest county dodged calls from President Trump and his allies in the aftermath of the 2020 election.

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The records — including voicemails and text messages — shed light on efforts to mount a behind-the-scenes pressure campaign on Republican officials overseeing elections.
The most aggressive pressure came from Arizona Republican Party Chairwoman Kelli Ward, who tried to persuade Republicans on the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors to question election results, even as the officials tried to instill confidence in the them.
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30 Jun
BREAKING: Bill Cosby to be released after sexual assault conviction overturned by Pennsylvania Supreme Court. nbcnews.to/3AcTXyv
Pennsylvania Supreme Court said that a prosecutor's decision not to charge Cosby opened the door for him to speak freely in a lawsuit against him — and that testimony was key in his conviction years later by another prosecutor.
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25 Jun
LIVE: NBC News Special Report:

Derek Chauvin sentencing hearing.

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Prosecutors say Derek Chauvin should face 30 years in prison, while his defense team has requested probation.

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George Floyd’s 7-year-old daughter, Gianna, delivers victim impact statement via video at Derek Chauvin sentencing:

Asked what she would tell her father right now if she could speak to him, she says, "I miss you, and I love him."

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18 Jun
SPECIAL REPORT: Constructed inequality: The lasting repercussions of America's highway system.

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(1/10) #NBCNewsThreads
During the largest public works program ever attempted in the US, the American interstate highway program demolished homes and bisected communities, driven by the promise of prosperity and jobs.

From 1957-1977, it displaced over 475,000 households and 1,000,000 people.

(2/10)
In Syracuse, Interstate 81 and a 1.4-mile stretch of raised highway plowed through a community that was home to many Black residents, wiping the 15th Ward off the city’s maps.

(3/10)
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18 Jun
LIVE: @joefryer hosts #TransAmerica, a one-hour #Pride special examining issues facing the transgender community, presented by @NBCNewsNow and @NBCOUT twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…
WATCH: This year alone, 8 states have passed anti-LGBTQ laws, several others are considering bills that will impact the community.

An overwhelming majority of those laws target transgender individuals.
#TransAmerica: Remembering transgender lives lost in 2021.
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17 Jun
BREAKING: President Biden signs legislation making Juneteenth a federal holiday.

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Juneteenth — also known as Emancipation Day, Black Independence Day and Jubilee Day — is the 11th federal holiday and the first new federal holiday since Martin Luther King Jr. Day was created in 1983.
Juneteenth celebrates the end of slavery and commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union Gen. Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, and informed enslaved African Americans that the Civil War had ended and they were free.
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16 Jun
SPECIAL REPORT: How critical race theory moved from Fox News to school boards.
Reporting by @tylerkingkade, @BrandyZadrozny, @oneunderscore__

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(1/8) #NBCNewsThreads
@tylerkingkade @BrandyZadrozny @oneunderscore__ Conflicts are playing out in cities and towns across the country, amid the rise of at least 165 local and national groups that aim to disrupt lessons on race and gender, according to an NBC News analysis of media reports and organizations’ promotional materials. (2/8)
@tylerkingkade @BrandyZadrozny @oneunderscore__ Reinforced by conservative think tanks, law firms and activist parents, these groups have found allies in families frustrated over Covid-19 restrictions in schools and have weaponized the right’s opposition to critical race theory, turning it into a political rallying point (3/8)
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10 Jun
They own the soil where the potatoes in McDonald’s french fries grow, the carrots from the world’s largest producer and the onions that Americans sauté for dinner.

But they’re far better known for their work in tech.

By @aprilaser. #NBCNewsThreads (1/7) nbcnews.to/3zg3Ivi
@aprilaser Bill and Melinda Gates, who recently announced they’re getting divorced and are dividing their assets, are deeply invested in American agriculture, having accumulated more than 269,000 acres of farmland across 18 states — more than the entire acreage of New York City. (2/7)
@aprilaser A survey of the Gateses’ farmland holdings shows that a broad range of the vegetables that Americans eat can be traced back to his land and that some of this land has also been owned by other billionaires. (3/7) nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news…
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7 Jun
As US troops leave Afghanistan, the Taliban say they won't harm Afghans who worked for the US. nbcnews.to/2RwsBBP
The Taliban on Monday called on Afghans who worked as interpreters or in other jobs for U.S.-led forces to show “remorse” for their actions but said they were not in danger now that American troops are leaving the country.
Since 2014, at least 300 Afghans who served as interpreters have been murdered by the Taliban, according to No One Left Behind, a veteran-led nonprofit devoted to helping Afghan and Iraqi interpreters.
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