Poll indicates RFK Jr. hurting Trump more than Biden, but third-party voters remain critical margin of error in tight race

The latest NBC News poll shows that the third-party vote is cutting deeper into Trump's support than Biden's, although the movement is within the poll's margin of error. The survey was conducted April 12-16 and surveyed 1,000 registered voters nationally. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.

Trump leads Biden by 2 percentage points in a head-to-head matchup, 46% to 44%, in the new NBC News poll, but when the ballot is expanded to five named candidates, Biden is the one with a 2-point advantage: Biden 39%, Trump 37%, Kennedy 13%, Jill Stein 3% and Cornel West 2%. Biden also bests Trump on the issues of abortion and uniting the country, while Trump is ahead on competency and dealing with inflation.

House overcomes GOP fractures to pass $95 billion aid package. The House passed a long-awaited foreign aid package in a series of votes Saturday, seeking to provide $60.8 billion in aid to Ukraine, $26 billion to Israel and $8.12 billion to Taiwan and advancing plans to ban TikTok in the U.S. unless its China-based parent company sells it off. In a sign of fractures within the GOP, 112 Republicans voted against the Ukraine aid package, while 101 voted in favor, alongside 210 Democrats.

Sterling Flint, 54, was a key witness against Sonny Bharadia, who was found guilty of a 2001 sexual assault near Savannah. Flint, who has spent most of the last three decades in and out of lockups, testified against Bharadia as part of a deal with prosecutors. In 2009, six years after Bharadia was convicted, Flint was being questioned about a load of suspected stolen goods in a car he was driving when he provided an incriminating statement against Erik Heard, who had just been arrested in the fatal shooting of a young mother. Flint later disavowed that statement at Heard's trial, but a jury found Heard guilty. Lawyers at the Georgia Innocence Project are trying to get Bharadia and Heard freed, arguing both cases were deeply flawed.

For more and more people in China, coffee has become their cup of tea. Last year, China overtook the U.S. as the country with the most branded coffee shops in the world, World Coffee Portal reported. The number of outlets in China grew 58% last year, to almost 50,000, compared with about 40,000 in the U.S. The Chinese coffee market used to be dominated by foreign brands such as Starbucks, Tim Hortons of Canada, and Costa Coffee from Britain. But they face intensifying competition from Chinese coffee chains such as Luckin, Cotti, and Manner, as well as local independent cafes in big cities like Beijing. For coffee drinkers, this means more choice than ever, whether it's a plain Americano or a latte infused with pork flavors or Chinese liquor.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle," one of the only mainstream movies of its decade to star two Asian American leads, hitting theaters across the country. As smokers across the country celebrated 4/20 on Saturday, many Asian Americans reflected on the stereotypes the film blitzed and the trail it blazed. "My friends looked like Harold and Kumar. We acted like Harold and Kumar," said Cindy Trinh, a New York City-based photographer. "That left an impression on me forever."

Thousands of fans lined up along Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., for the thrill of watching a Formula 1 race-winner blast down the iconic street. The Spice Girls performed their dance to their song "Stop" when they reunited to celebrate Victoria Beckham's birthday. Taylor Swift's single "Fortnight," featuring Post Malone, set the record on Spotify as the most-streamed song in a single day. A 10-year-old Texas boy confessed to fatally shooting a man in his sleep two years ago, the Gonzales County Sheriff's Office said. In a global first for equality in sports, the winners of the wheelchair races in Sunday's London Marathon received the same prize money offered to nondisabled runners. A Tennessee teacher has been arrested and accused of threatening to shoot a colleague at the preschool where she worked, police said. More and more, parents are opting America's children out of public school. NBC News' analysis found that 87% of children were enrolled in public school in 2022, compared to 90.7% in 2012. Police are investigating the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old woman near a dormitory on campus at Delaware State University early Sunday.

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