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United grounds all domestic flights for computer outage

All of United Airlines flights were grounded Sunday because of a computer outage, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

"A ground stop is in place for domestic flights due to an IT issue," United tweeted. "We’re working on a resolution. We apologize for the inconvenience."

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The Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System, or ACARS, was having issues with low bandwidth, officials told NBC News.

International flights were not affected.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Trump insists he is not releasing tax returns

Despite widespread public pressure, including a petition that has garnered more than 230,000 signatures, and campaign trail promises to do so once elected, President Donald Trump is not going to release his tax returns, Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway said Sunday. "He's not going to release his tax returns,” Conway said on ABC's "This Week." “We litigated this all through the election. People didn't care.” Her comments come on the heels of a whitehouse.gov petition that garnered the necessary 100,000 signatures within 30 days to garner an officials response. The petition reached that in two days, according to NBC News. >> Read more trending stories Every president since 1976 has released his tax returns. Trump has said he doesn't believe Americans care whether he follows suit. Throughout the campaign, Trump refused to make his filings public, saying they're under audit by the Internal Revenue Service and he'd release them only once that review is complete. However, the audit does not preclude a taxpayer from releasing their returns, tax experts and the IRS have said. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Trump talked to husband of slain Orlando police lieutenant

President Donald Trump reached out Wednesday to the husband of slain Orlando police Lt. Debra Clayton, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi said.

Clayton was fatally shot outside a Walmart store in Orlando last week.

Bondi described the phone conversation between Trump and Seth Clayton as "a brief, very touching, private conversation between two husbands."

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The accused gunman in Clayton’s death, Markeith Loyd, was arrested Tuesday night after a massive manhunt.

Clayton was shot after she approached Loyd, who was being sought at the time in the killing of his pregnant ex-girlfriend, Sade Dixon.

Loyd faced a judge Thursday in Orange County, where he went on a profanity-laced rant.

Robbery gone awry leaves 5 injured, 1 dead at Texas mall

Five people were injured and a citizen trying to stop a robbery gone awry was killed at a Texas mall.

Shots fired were reported around 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Rolling Oaks Mall in San Antonio.

"What we have here is a robbery that went, really, really bad," San Antonio police Chief William McManus said.

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The robbers tried holding up a Kay Jewelers when two citizens tried to intervene, McManus said. One of the citizens was shot by one of the robbers. The other, who had a concealed weapons license, shot the robber. The second robber ran through the mall in a different direction.

Investigators are still looking for the second individual.

"It's absolutely senseless," McManus said. "This is the second time that a good Samaritan was killed trying to intervene in a crime to help the victim. It's absolutely senseless."

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Trump softening tone after slamming celebs, media over Women’s March

President Donald Trump took to Twitter early Sunday to respond to Saturday's women's marches, which drew more than 1 million protesters around the world.

>> 10 sassy signs from women's marches around the world

"Watched protests yesterday but was under the impression that we just had an election!" Trump tweeted. "Why didn't these people vote? Celebs hurt cause badly." 

Watched protests yesterday but was under the impression that we just had an election! Why didn't these people vote? Celebs hurt cause badly.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 22, 2017 <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Then just an hour-and-a-half later, Trump sent another tweet clearly softening his tone toward the protesters. He tweeted "Peaceful protests are a hallmark of our democracy. Even if I don't always agree, I recognize the rights of people to express their views."

Peaceful protests are a hallmark of our democracy. Even if I don't always agree, I recognize the rights of people to express their views.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 22, 2017

Trump's tweets came after White House officials slammed the media and pop star Madonna in comments over the protests.

"It's a shame that the March for Life, which estimates the same number of marchers in DC (650,000 in 2013) and will be happening next Friday, will not get anywhere near the same amount of coverage that this march got – and those pro-life members were NOT welcome at the Women's March," Trump administrationn officials said, according to NBC News. The organizers noted that their platform is pro-choice and they revoked partnership status' (sic) from pro-life groups."

>> PHOTOS: Women march around the world

Trump officials went on to criticize Madonna for saying she has thought about "blowing up the White House" but did not address what she said immediately afterward: "But I know that this won't change anything. We cannot fall into despair."

>> Celebrities show solidarity with Women's March

"Comments like these are absolutely unacceptable and had they been said about President Obama, the mainstream media would be in an uproar," White House officials said.

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Officials also said the "administration welcomes a robust discussion regarding the critical issues facing America's women and families."

Read more here.

JUST IN: The White House releases statement on #WomensMarch #WomensMarchOnWashington pic.twitter.com/DYO5EzC9Pt— Angie (@OhMyGOFF) January 22, 2017

Baker of Trump's inauguration cake says she was commissioned to copy Obama's

Celebrity pastry chef and Food Network star Duff Goldman took to Twitter early Saturday to point out that President Donald Trump’s inauguration cake appeared to be an exact replica of the cake he designed and created for Barack Obama’s 2013 inauguration.

>> 'Saturday Night Live' takes swipe at Trump inauguration attendance – minus Alec Baldwin

In a message posted to his Twitter account, Goldman included a side-by-side image of his cake creation next to Trump’s inaugural cake and wrote, “The cake on the left is the one I made for President Obama’s inauguration 4 years ago. The one on the right is Trump's. I didn’t make it."

The cake on the left is the one I made for President Obama's inauguration 4 years ago. The one on the right is Trumps. I didn't make it. pic.twitter.com/qJXpCfPhii— Duff Goldman (@Duff_Goldman) January 21, 2017

According to The Washington Post, neither Trump’s team nor Goldman responded to comment requests, but the woman who made the cake came forward to talk about her creation.

Tiffany MacIsaac, the owner of Buttercream Bakeshop in Washington, D.C., said she had been commissioned to create the cake.

>> PHOTOS: The inauguration of Donald Trump

She said a person, who is as of yet unnamed, came in with a photo of Obama’s cake and asked her to recreate it.

“They came to us a couple of weeks ago – which is pretty last minute – and said, ‘We have a photo that we would like to replicate,’” MacIsaac told The Washington Post.

>> PHOTOS: Donald Trump attends inaugural balls

The bakery tried to find out if the client wanted to use the cake as inspiration or an exact replica, but the person who brought in the picture said the cake should be exactly the same, MacIsaac said.

“They said, ‘Nope, they want this exact cake. It’s perfect.’ And we said, 'Great,'” MacIsaac said.

Excited to share the cake we got to make for one of last night's inaugural balls. While we most love creating original designs, when we are asked to replicate someone else's work we are thrilled when it is a masterpiece like this one. @duff_goldman originally created this for Obama's inauguration 4 years ago and this years committee commissioned us to re-create it.  Best part is all the profits are being donated to @humanrightscampaign, one of our favorite charities who we have loved working with over the years.  Because basic human rights are something every man, woman and child~ straight, gay or the rainbow in between~ deserve! A photo posted by Buttercream Bakeshop (@bttrcrmbakeshop) on Jan 21, 2017 at 7:35am PST

MacIsaac said she is surprised by all the attention because, per her understanding, the cake was only supposed to be used as a prop.

“It’s just a Styrofoam cake. It’s not for eating,” she said. “I wasn’t expecting it to be seen on TV.”

>> Trump accuses media of lying about inauguration crowd

She said she did not mean to offend Goldman.

“Obviously, my intention was definitely not to upset him in any way," she said. "I just wish that it had not been presented the way that it was.”

MacIsaac added that the profits from her cake are being donated to the Human Rights Campaign.

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Later Saturday, Goldman responded to the controversy with another tweet, complimenting MacIsaac on the recreation.

"Remembering a fantastic cake I made is awesome, and the chef that re-created it for @POTUS Trump did a fantastic job. Group hug, y’all," Goldman wrote.

Remembering a fantastic cake I made is awesome and the chef that re-created it for @POTUS Trump did a fantastic job. Group hug, y'all. — Duff Goldman (@Duff_Goldman) January 21, 2017

'Saturday Night Live' takes swipe at Trump inauguration attendance – minus Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin's absence didn't stop "Saturday Night Live" from taking yet another swipe at President Donald Trump.

>> 'SNL' writer under fire for Barron Trump tweet

In the comedy show's first episode after the inauguration, Beck Bennett reprised his role as a shirtless Vladimir Putin to offer Trump some words of advice – and derision.

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"Donald, let's talk as friends. You're not off to a great start, man," Bennett's Putin said. "I thought you'd be better at this; however, I'm glad to see so many people showed up to your inauguration."

>> Trump slams 'Saturday Night Live' after press conference sketch

As a photo from Saturday's Women's March filled the screen, he added, "Oh, wait, that's the Women's March. Here is inauguration." A photo from Friday's ceremony appeared, showing smaller crowds.

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Putin on this weekend's inauguration. #SNL pic.twitter.com/rL8bFao3H7— Saturday Night Live (@nbcsnl) January 22, 2017 <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

"Putin" continued to slam Trump, taking aim at the president's Saturday remarks to the CIA.

"And today, you went to the CIA and said 1 million people came to see you in Washington, D.C.?" said Bennett, playing Putin. "If you're going to lie, don't make it so obvious. You know, say you are friends with LeBron James, not that you are LeBron James."

>> Watch the entire "cold open" here (WARNING: Viewer discretion advised)

Although Baldwin, who occasionally plays Trump, did not appear on this week's episode, the actor did take to Twitter to blast Trump and White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer for making debunked claims about attendance at the inauguration.

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10 sassy signs from women's marches around the world

As crowds flooded streets Saturday for women's marches around the world, many protesters carried signs bearing bold statements and witty slogans.

>> Click here or scroll down to see 10 memorable protest signs from the marches

>> PHOTOS: Women march around the world

>> Washington Women's March crowd surpasses inauguration attendance

>> Celebrities show solidarity with Women's March

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Muslim man receives heartwarming note from neighbors after Trump's inauguration

A heartfelt letter left on the door of a Muslim man's Ohio home after President Donald Trump's inauguration is going viral.

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According to WCPO, Abubaker Amri, who immigrated to the United States from Libya nearly 40 years ago, was concerned about some of Trump's comments on the campaign trail. But on Friday, a surprising letter note from his neighbors in Cincinnati lifted his spirits.

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"Dear Neighbors," the note read. "Today begins a new stage for our country. No matter what happens, please know there are still a lot of people who will fight for your right to practice your religion, to continue your lives without discrimination. You are welcome in our neighborhood and if you need anything – please knock on our door."

Amri's niece, Hend Amry, shared a photo of the letter on Twitter, where it quickly went viral. Her post was retweeted more than 140,000 times and "liked" more than 415,000 times by Sunday morning.

>> See the post here

After the Trump inauguration, some neighbors left this letter on my uncle's door in Cincinnati, Ohio. pic.twitter.com/jnlXewv7ej— Hend Amry (@LibyaLiberty) January 21, 2017 <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

"There's no way I could express my feelings when I got that note," Amri told WCPO, calling it "the best, best, best experience."

Read more here.

Washington Women's March crowd surpasses inauguration attendance

More than 1 million people rallied at women's marches in the nation's capital and cities around the world Saturday in an effort to send President Donald Trump a message that on Day One, “women's rights are human rights.”

In Washington, more than 500,000 people -- apparently more than the number who attended Trump’s inauguration -- marched throughout the streets, according to city officials.

Around the world, women brandished signs with slogans such as "Women won't back down" and "Less fear more love."

>>Read Trump accuses media of lying about inauguration crowd

Trump claims the inauguration crowd was 1.5 million people and that it went to the Washington Monument, which is in the middle of the Mall. However, photos show the crowd stopping short of the memorial.

The National Park Service doesn't provide an official estimate. However, other events that filled more of the Mall have not drawn a crowd of that size.

Photos: Women march around the world

In Chicago, an overflow crowd reached an estimated 250,000 causing organizers to cancel the march portion of their event.

In New York, well over 100,000 people including celebrities including Whoopi Goldberg marched past Trump's home at Trump Tower.

>>Read Celebrities show solidarity with Women's March

More than 100,000 also gathered on Boston Common, in Los Angeles and Seattle.

An estimated 60,000 people came out in Atlanta, including U.S. Rep. John Lewis, who drew the ire of Trump, when he called the then president-elect illegitimate.

There were more than 600 "sister marches" planned worldwide. Crowd estimates from police and organizers around the globe added up to well over a million.

>>Read Women's March in Washington: Live updates

Tens of thousands of protesters squeezed into London's Trafalgar Square.

In Paris, thousands rallied in the Eiffel Tower neighborhood. Protesters there held signs that read: "We have our eyes on you Mr. Trump" and "With our sisters in Washington."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

 

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