Shimon Peres, twice the prime minister of Israel and for seven years its president, has died, according to Israeli media and other published reports. He was 93.
Peres, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, was recognized by many as the world's elder statesman, a man of vision and relentless energy who was always the optimist.
Peres was hospitalized two weeks ago after suffering a stroke that led to bleeding in his brain. He has been sedated and on a respirator during most of his hospitalization.
A defensive Donald Trump gave Hillary Clinton plenty of fresh material for the next phase of her presidential campaign on Tuesday, choosing to publicly reopen and relitigate some her most damaging attacks.
The day after his first general election debate, Trump blamed the moderator, a bad microphone and said was holding back to avoid embarrassing Clinton. Next time, he threatened, he might get more personal and make a bigger political issue of former President Bill Clinton's marital infidelities.
The first presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump certainly kept fact-checkers busy at FactCheck.org. The less-than-accurate claims included: Clinton's dig at Trump's tax returns, Trump's claim Ford's small-car division is leaving Michigan and Ohio, Trump on the Obama administration's payment to Iran and much, much more.
Secretary of Labor Tom Perez on Tuesday said he would initiate a "top-to-bottom" review of labor practices at disgraced bank Wells Fargo, NBC News reported.
Perez was responding to a letter from eight Democratic senators who had requested a probe into whether Wells Fargo had violated wage and working hour laws by failing to pay overtime to tellers and sales representatives who stayed late to meet sales quotas.
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Hillary Clinton won applause from supporters in North Carolina for her performance in Monday night's debate.
They greeted the Democratic presidential candidate with cheers on Tuesday after Clinton asked if they saw her first face-off with Republican rival Donald Trump.
Clinton said she was happy to have the opportunity to lay out her vision for the United States. She said she has an "old-fashioned idea that if I'm asking for your vote, to actually tell you what I want to do."
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It was a press conference with a little bit of everything – space travel, science, technology and the offer of a kiss. Welcome to the world of Elon Musk. Musk spoke at the International Astronautical Congress about SpaceX’s plan to take us to Mars. Spoiler alert: It’s going to take some time, and there’s no guarantee of a return trip.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie knew about George Washington Bridge lane closings in Fort Lee as they were happening, longtime Christie aide David Wildstein testified publicly for the first time Tuesday.
Pictures of Christie, Wildstein and Bill Baroni were taken the morning of Sept. 11, 2013 at the World Trade Center memorial site. It was there that Wildstein claimed he and Baroni bragged to the governor about the traffic nightmare the lane closures caused - and their refusal to answer phone calls from Democratic Mayor Mark Sokolich, who declined to endorse Christie's reelection.
Wildstein, testifying at the criminal trial of Baroni and Christie aide Bridget Kelly, claims the governor also told his Port Authority appointees not to communicate with Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop - who also refused to endorse the governor.
Donald Trump spent all of Tuesday discussing Monday night's debate, asserting that he won against Hillary Clinton, NBC News reported.
"Last night was very exciting, and nearly every single poll had us winning against Hillary Clinton, big league," he said.
Later, veering off, Trump explained away a performance even Republicans said was reactive and lacking substance as a planned strategy of "holding back."
"I didn't want to do anything to embarass her," he said.
Trump also repeated a number of falsehoods from the debate, asking the crowd: "Does everybody believe me, I was against going to Iraq?" though his initial support is well-documented; and "I explained last night stop and frisk was constitutional," he said, though it was ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge in 2013.
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The 9-year-old Charlotte girl whose tearful testimony on racism and policing Monday captured attention around the world said her decision to address City Council was a last-minute one.
"I was a little nervous, so I decided to just go up there and tell them how I feel," Zianna Oliphant, told NBC News Tuesday.
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The battle for the key Syrian city of Aleppo is intensifying after the collapse of a cease-fire brokered by the U.S. and Russia, NBC News reported, with government forces reportedly taking a central neighborhood from a rebel group.
The Syrian military's massive new offensive brought it control of the Farafra neighborhood, state television reported. The area was once bustling but has been reduced to ruins, with the World Health Organization saying hospitals are overflowing with the dead and dying.
The offensive on land and in air — which Russia allegedly played a part in — has sparked outrage in the West, but trapped rebels told NBC News the fight is far from over.
"We will stay here until we die or we win," activist Ali Abo Al-Jod said. "I lost my whole family, I have nothing else to lose. I will not leave. I will stay here until I die ... this is my city."
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Each of the estates of the 49 patrons who were killed during the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando will get $350,000 from donations raised for the victims of the worst mass shooting in recent U.S. history.
An official with the $29.5 million OneOrlando Fund said Tuesday that at least half of the deceased patrons have family members or partners who are fighting over the claim.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced career diplomat Jeffrey DeLaurentis as his choice to become the first U.S. ambassador to Cuba in more than a half-century, a move that sets up a possible fight with congressional critics of Obama's overtures to the communist island nation.
DeLaurentis currently is the top diplomat at the U.S. Embassy in Havana.