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Daniel Lewis Lee: First US federal execution to go ahead after 17 years

Monday, July 13th 2020, 0:44
related places: Friday

The execution of convicted murderer Daniel Lewis Lee had been blocked on Friday by a federal judge.
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US Navy ship fire: Sailors and fire crew injured

Sunday, July 12th 2020, 21:47

At least 21 sailors needed medical care following a fire on the vessel, moored at San Diego Naval Base.
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Roger Stone: Robert Mueller defends indictment over Russia probe

Sunday, July 12th 2020, 7:39
related countries: Russia Russia

Ex-US special counsel Robert Mueller intervenes after President Trump commutes an aide's jail term.
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Coronavirus: Donald Trump wears face mask for the first time

Sunday, July 12th 2020, 7:02

The US president previously said he could not see himself wearing a mask in public.
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Coronavirus: President Trump wears face mask for first time

Sunday, July 12th 2020, 6:39

US President Trump is seen wearing a face mask for the first time during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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George Floyd: 'If you don't break the chain, then who will?'

Saturday, July 11th 2020, 23:03

Across the US, street artists have been inspired by the death of George Floyd earlier this year.
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Roger Stone: Critics blast Trump for commuting ex-adviser's jail term

Saturday, July 11th 2020, 7:42
related places: Trump

Democrats condemn the US president's decision to spare ex-adviser and friend Roger Stone from prison.
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Biden challenges Trump with ‘Buy American’ economic plan

Friday, July 10th 2020, 5:22
related places: Democrat, Trump

The Democrat promises a jobs boom, savaging President Trump's record on the economy and Covid-19.
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US Supreme Court rules half of Oklahoma is Native American land

Friday, July 10th 2020, 2:05
related places: Oklahoma

The justices decide an eastern swathe of the state should be recognised as part of a reservation.
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Xinjiang: US sanctions on Chinese officials over 'abuse' of Muslims

Thursday, July 9th 2020, 22:04
related countries: China China
related places: Xinjiang

China is accused of persecuting Uighur Muslims, including by locking them up in detention camps.
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Trump: Supreme Court ruling a 'witch hunt' and 'hoax'

Thursday, July 9th 2020, 20:50
related places: New York

The US Supreme Court has ruled that President Trump's financial records can be examined by prosecutors in New York.
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Trump taxes: Supreme Court says New York prosecutors can see records

Thursday, July 9th 2020, 20:23

However, the court rules that this information does not have to be shared with Congress.
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Facebook bans 'Roger Stone disinformation network'

Thursday, July 9th 2020, 12:02
related places: Congress

The ally of US President Donald Trump was convicted of lying to Congress.
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US student visas: 'A lot of people I know are scared for the future'

Thursday, July 9th 2020, 11:58

The US said some visas could be revoked because of coronavirus, leaving students confused and uncertain.
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US killing of Iran general was illegal - UN expert

Thursday, July 9th 2020, 10:09
related countries: Iran Iran

A report says the US failed to provide sufficient evidence to justify killing the Iranian general.
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US Supreme Court to rule on revealing Trump tax returns

Thursday, July 9th 2020, 9:06
related places: Trump

The court will test claims from President Trump's lawyers he enjoys total immunity while in office.
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Coronavirus: United Airlines to furlough up to 36,000 staff

Thursday, July 9th 2020, 4:18

The airline has warned almost half of its frontline US workforce that their jobs are at risk.
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Melania Trump sculpture in Slovenia set on fire on US Independence Day

Thursday, July 9th 2020, 1:05
related countries: Slovenia Slovenia

Police investigate after the statue of the US first lady was targeted in her hometown on 4 July.
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Coronavirus: US surpasses three million cases

Wednesday, July 8th 2020, 23:23
related places: White House

Despite surges in new infections, the White House wants to press forward with school reopenings.
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Alexander Vindman, witness 'bullied by Trump', quits US military

Wednesday, July 8th 2020, 20:14
related places: Trump

Alexander Vindman testified against the president ahead of his impeachment trial.
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Coronavirus: Harvard and MIT sue over US visa ruling

Wednesday, July 8th 2020, 14:06

Harvard and MIT say withdrawing visas from foreign students whose courses move fully online is "chaos".
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Coronavirus: Biden vows to reverse Trump WHO withdrawal

Wednesday, July 8th 2020, 10:22

President Trump's Democratic rival will put the US back in "on day one" if he wins November's poll.
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FBI director: China is 'greatest threat' to US

Wednesday, July 8th 2020, 9:00
related countries: China China

China is working to be the world's superpower "by any means necessary," Christopher Wray said.
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How the US caught flashy Nigerian Instagrammers 'with $40m'

Tuesday, July 7th 2020, 23:31
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Dubai has extradited "mrwoodbery" and "hushpuppi" to the US to face cyber fraud charges.
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Coronavirus: Anger over US decision on foreign students' visas

Tuesday, July 7th 2020, 22:50

Foreign students whose courses move completely online may have to move universities to stay in the US.
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Coronavirus: Trump moves to pull US out of World Health Organization

Tuesday, July 7th 2020, 20:58

The president follows up his vow to leave the world health body by formally notifying the UN.
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Washington Redskins: Major retailers drop merchandise

Tuesday, July 7th 2020, 15:35

The American football team is under increasing pressure to change its name.
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TikTok: Chinese app may be banned in US, says Pompeo

Tuesday, July 7th 2020, 11:57
related countries: China China

US Secretary of State hints that Chinese apps - like TikTok - could be targeted.
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Hisham al-Hashimi: Leading Iraqi security expert shot dead in Baghdad

Tuesday, July 7th 2020, 11:41
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

The US and UN condemn the murder of Hisham al-Hashimi, who advised the government on armed groups.
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US to withdraw visas for foreign students if classes moved fully online

Monday, July 6th 2020, 22:59

Some foreign students may need to move to a university with in-person classes to stay in the US.
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Charlie Daniels: Country and southern rock legend dies at age 83

Monday, July 6th 2020, 20:51
related countries: Georgia Georgia

The US singer and songwriter was best known for his country hit The Devil Went Down to Georgia.
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EU threatens escalation in tariff fight over Boeing and Airbus subsidies

Monday, July 6th 2020, 14:45

The EU says it will act "decisively" if the US imposes new tariffs, escalating a row about aviation subsidies.
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Frederick Douglass: Historic US black activist's statue toppled

Monday, July 6th 2020, 14:44

Activists say the incident may have been in retaliation for recent attacks on slavery-linked monuments.
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Viewpoint: What Donald Trump gets wrong about Somalia

Monday, July 6th 2020, 10:38
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Somalia has been caught up in the US election campaign thanks to Donald Trump, writes Ismail Einashe.
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South Korea rejects US extradition request over child abuse website

Monday, July 6th 2020, 7:11
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

A Seoul court says the man behind a massive child sexual abuse website could help future investigations.
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Kanye West again says he will run for president

Sunday, July 5th 2020, 10:29

The US rapper claims that he has entered the 2020 race but it is unclear if he has actually registered.
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Donald Trump orders creation of 'national heroes' garden

Sunday, July 5th 2020, 10:04

Angry at the toppling of statues, President Trump wants US heroes honoured in a new national garden.
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Fourth of July: Trump vows to defeat 'radical left' in Independence Day speech

Sunday, July 5th 2020, 8:58

The president rails at people who have "no clue what they're doing", as the US marks independence.
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Elijah McClain: US officers fired for pictures mocking man's death

Saturday, July 4th 2020, 6:57
related places: Aurora

Three officers are sacked in Aurora, Colorado after they shared photos re-enacting a chokehold.
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Coronavirus: Face mask exemption cards and other US claims fact-checked

Saturday, July 4th 2020, 0:11

As the debate over wearing face masks intensifies, fake exemption cards have gone on sale.
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Redskins sponsor, FedEx, urges team to rebrand

Friday, July 3rd 2020, 9:00

FedEx has told the Washington DC-based American football team to change its controversial name.
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Carlos Ghosn: Japan ask US to extradite ex-Green Beret and son over Japan escape

Thursday, July 2nd 2020, 23:12
related countries: Japan Japan

The ex-soldier and his son are held in the US for allegedly helping the ex-Nissan boss flee Japan.
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Fourth of July: Why this Independence Day will be unlike any other

Thursday, July 2nd 2020, 20:46

With the usual parades and events on hold, it's set to be a unique year for US Independence Day.
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Hong Kong: US passes sanctions as nations condemn new law

Thursday, July 2nd 2020, 17:02
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

The US House Speaker said the law was a "brutal, sweeping crackdown" against Hong Kong's people.
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Ghislaine Maxwell 'helped exploit girls as young as 14 years old'

Thursday, July 2nd 2020, 17:00

Acting US attorney Audrey Strauss spoke at a press conference after the arrest of Ghislaine Maxwell.
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Iran nuclear: 'Incident' at Natanz uranium enrichment facility

Thursday, July 2nd 2020, 15:49

A fire reportedly damages a building, which US analysts say is a new centrifuge assembly workshop.
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US firms create record 4.8 million jobs in June

Thursday, July 2nd 2020, 15:08
related places: June

The reopening of businesses has spurred job growth but a rise in Covid-19 cases may hamper recovery.
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Xinjiang: US seizes 'forced labour' Chinese hair imports

Thursday, July 2nd 2020, 4:16
related countries: China China
related places: Xinjiang

The products came from Xinjiang - where a million Muslims have been detained for "re-education".
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'My sister is a human being, and I want justice'

Thursday, July 2nd 2020, 0:59

The family of missing US soldier Vanessa Guillen demand answers as a suspect takes his own life.
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Coronavirus: US buys nearly all of Gilead's Covid-19 drug remdesivir

Wednesday, July 1st 2020, 16:38
related places: Gilead

The US will acquire almost all the next three months' production of the drug from Gilead.
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Trump approves plan to withdraw 9,500 US troops from Germany

Wednesday, July 1st 2020, 9:32
related countries: Germany Germany

The president has accused Germany and other Nato members of not contributing enough to the alliance.
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Australia seeks long-range missiles in Indo-Pacific defence shift

Wednesday, July 1st 2020, 6:59

The country is to significantly lift military spending amid rising US-China instability, its PM says.
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Coronavirus: What's behind alarming new US outbreaks?

Tuesday, June 30th 2020, 21:09
related places: Texas, Florida, California

Cases are rising in Texas, Florida, Arizona and California - here's a look at the data and the theories.
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Fauci warns US could face 100,000 daily coronavirus cases

Tuesday, June 30th 2020, 18:56

The country's top disease expert said he was "very concerned" by the surge in cases across the US.
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Coronavirus: Fauci warns of 100,000 US cases per day

Tuesday, June 30th 2020, 18:18

The US infection rate is surging, with over 40,000 people currently infected each day.
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Carl Reiner: US comedy star dies at 98

Tuesday, June 30th 2020, 15:21
related places: Ocean

The veteran actor, comedian and writer also starred in Ocean's Eleven as conman Saul Bloom.
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Coronavirus: EU to allow in visitors from 15 'safe' countries

Tuesday, June 30th 2020, 14:54
related countries: China China

Australia, Canada and Japan are included on the safe list, but the US and Brazil are not.
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Afghanistan war: Trump got written briefing on 'Russia bounties', reports say

Tuesday, June 30th 2020, 14:20
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Russia Russia
related places: Trump

The president received details this year about the killing of US troops in Afghanistan, reports say.
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Coronavirus-hit Arizona reverses course on reopening

Tuesday, June 30th 2020, 2:17
related places: Texas, Florida, Arizona

Arizona emerges as a new US virus epicentre, joining other Sun Belt states like Florida and Texas.
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Middle East risks renewed arms race, US warns

Monday, June 29th 2020, 19:35
related countries: Iran Iran, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

The US and Saudi governments make a joint public appeal to extend an arms embargo on Iran.
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First US federal executions since 2003 can go ahead

Monday, June 29th 2020, 17:51
related places: Trump

The Trump administration can mete capital punishments after the top US court declined to block them.
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US top court strikes down law limiting abortions

Monday, June 29th 2020, 16:32
related places: Louisiana

In a landmark ruling, the court struck down a Louisiana law restricting abortions as unconstitutional.
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Qasem Soleimani: Iran seeks Trump's arrest over killing of general

Monday, June 29th 2020, 15:09
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Trump

Iran issues an arrest warrant for the US president over the killing of its top commander in January.
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How hackers extorted $1.14m from US university

Monday, June 29th 2020, 9:57

BBC News witnesses a negotiation between ransomware hackers and a 'cash-strapped' university.
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Mississippi votes to strip Confederate emblem from state flag

Monday, June 29th 2020, 1:09
related places: Confederate

The southern state of Mississippi is the last in the US to feature the emblem on its flag.
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How tear gas became the go-to weapon for US police

Sunday, June 28th 2020, 23:06

The riot control agent has been banned in war for 100 years but remains a vital tool for police during protests.
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Boeing set for critical 737 Max flight tests

Sunday, June 28th 2020, 14:47

US regulators may start tests this week as Boeing bids to clear a milestone for the crisis-hit aircraft.
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Coronavirus: Florida and Texas reverse reopening as US cases pass 2.5m

Sunday, June 28th 2020, 14:15
related places: Texas, Florida

Florida and Texas reverse moves to reopen business amid warnings hospitals may soon be overwhelmed.
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Afghanistan war: Russia denies paying militants to kill US troops

Sunday, June 28th 2020, 12:39
related countries: Russia Russia

US reports say a Russian intelligence unit offered rewards for killing US and allied troops.
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Princeton to remove Woodrow Wilson's name from policy school

Sunday, June 28th 2020, 0:15

The prestigious US university says Woodrow Wilson's racist views made him "an inappropriate namesake".
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Simpsons ends use of white actors to voice people of colour

Saturday, June 27th 2020, 3:59
related countries: India India

The decision by the US comedy show follows years of criticism over a white actor playing an Indian.
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Coronavirus: US has 'serious problem', says Fauci

Saturday, June 27th 2020, 1:30

The infection is rampant in 16 states, some of which are now freezing their reopening plans.
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Trump orders statues be protected from 'mob rule'

Saturday, June 27th 2020, 1:26

"Anarchists" who damage US monuments should face up to a decade in prison, the president says.
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US imposes visa restrictions on Chinese officials over Hong Kong security law

Saturday, June 27th 2020, 0:16
related countries: China China, Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: Beijing

The sanctions aim to punish Beijing over a planned security law that could erode Hong Kong's autonomy.
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Asian-American woman: 'They will always see you as an outsider'

Friday, June 26th 2020, 21:33

Tracy Win Liu says she bought a gun after being faced with coronavirus-related racism.
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Coronavirus: US hits record high in daily cases

Friday, June 26th 2020, 20:01

Texas orders bars to close after the US recorded more than 40,000 infections in a day.
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Obamacare: Trump asks Supreme Court to invalidate Affordable Care Act

Friday, June 26th 2020, 15:34

The US president launches a new legal challenge to his predecessor's signature law.
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Russian hacker group Evil Corp targets US workers at home

Friday, June 26th 2020, 14:50
related countries: Russia Russia

Hackers are using a new computer virus to hold company files to ransom for millions of dollars.
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Imran Khan criticised after calling Osama Bin Laden a 'martyr'

Friday, June 26th 2020, 10:02
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's opposition rounds on PM Imran Khan, who said the US "martyred" the 9/11 mastermind.
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US House passes 'George Floyd' police reform bill

Friday, June 26th 2020, 4:24
related places: White House

The White House has threatened to veto the measure, which Senate Republicans reject as an overreach.
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Virgin Australia to fly again with new US owner Bain Capital

Friday, June 26th 2020, 4:00
related countries: Australia Australia

The struggling airline was pushed into administration by Australia's pandemic travel ban.
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George Floyd: US phone giant Verizon joins Facebook ad boycott

Friday, June 26th 2020, 3:01
related places: Profit

The move makes the US telecoms company the biggest advertiser to join the Stop Hate for Profit campaign.
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George Floyd death: What US police officers think of protests

Thursday, June 25th 2020, 23:26

Some think change needs to come from the top, others say they are doing a tough job and under attack.
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Coronavirus: US cases ‘may have topped 20 million’

Thursday, June 25th 2020, 21:40
related places: Health

Health officials say the true number of cases is about 10 times higher than the reported figure.
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US country band Dixie Chicks drop the Dixie from their name

Thursday, June 25th 2020, 17:13
related places: Dixie

The band are the latest to change their name in light of the anti-racism movement.
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Coronavirus: New York imposes quarantine on eight US states

Thursday, June 25th 2020, 13:15

It comes as a US university predicts 180,000 US deaths from the virus by October.
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Mary Jackson: Nasa to name HQ after first black female engineer

Thursday, June 25th 2020, 9:49

Mary Jackson was among the African-American women whose story was told in the film Hidden Figures.
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Coronavirus: US Secret Service staff self-isolating after Trump rally

Thursday, June 25th 2020, 7:41
related places: Trump, Tulsa

Two involved in President Donald Trump's event in Tulsa reportedly tested positive for Covid-19.
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Bayer to pay $10.9bn to settle weedkiller cancer claims

Thursday, June 25th 2020, 4:03
related places: Roundup

The chemical giant is settling almost 100,000 US lawsuits from users of its popular Roundup herbicide.
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Ahmaud Arbery: Three men indicted over death of black jogger in February

Thursday, June 25th 2020, 2:22
related countries: Georgia Georgia
related places: February

Travis McMichael, his son Greg, and William Bryan are indicted by a jury in the US state of Georgia.
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Four numbers that explain impact of George Floyd

Thursday, June 25th 2020, 0:43
related places: Confederate

The 30 days since his death have seen new policies, Confederate statues removed and countless other changes.
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Jessi Combs: US racing driver given female speed record in 2019 fatal crash

Thursday, June 25th 2020, 0:34

Jessi Combs is awarded the fastest land-speed record by a female, a feat she died trying to achieve.
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Trump administration claims Huawei 'backed by Chinese military'

Thursday, June 25th 2020, 0:13
related countries: China China
related places: Huawei

The US Defense Department has compiled a list of 20 firms it says are backed by Chinese military.
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Coronavirus: EU considers barring Americans from travel list

Wednesday, June 24th 2020, 19:12

The EU aims to start reopening external borders on 1 July, but US travellers may have to wait.
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Will the 'War on Terror' ever end?

Wednesday, June 24th 2020, 3:49
related places: War

The BBC's Frank Gardner looks at the legacy of the US counter-terrorism response to 9/11.
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Top US health official Fauci warns of 'disturbing' new US surge

Wednesday, June 24th 2020, 2:25

They also told US lawmakers that they had never been asked to slow testing for coronavirus.
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Black women scientists missing from textbooks, study shows

Wednesday, June 24th 2020, 1:24

Scientists portrayed in biology textbooks are predominantly white men, according to a US study.
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US soldier Ethan Melzer accused of planning attack on own unit

Tuesday, June 23rd 2020, 18:28

Ethan Melzer stands accused of sending information about his US Army unit to a neo-Nazi group.
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Jimmy Kimmel: TV host sorry for blackface sketches

Tuesday, June 23rd 2020, 18:09

US presenter Jimmy Kimmel apologises for impersonating stars like Snoop Dogg and Oprah Winfrey.
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Fireworks complaints surge in US cities

Tuesday, June 23rd 2020, 17:06

Firework usage usually rises around 4 July, but in some cities they have been exploding for weeks.
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