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USA Women 2-0 Colombia Women

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015, 1:51
related countries: Colombia Colombia

The United States - twice champions - are into the quarter-finals of the Women's World Cup after beating Colombia 2-0.
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Obama uses 'N-word' in interview

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015, 0:07

US President Barack Obama says in an interview that the United States has yet to overcome its issues with racism.
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VIDEO: US 'concerned' about China projects

Monday, June 22nd 2015, 22:44
related countries: China China
related places: South China

State Department spokesman John Kirby warns that China's possible militarisation of islands in South China sea is 'not good for anybody'
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US court justice quotes Spider-Man

Monday, June 22nd 2015, 18:12
related places: Spider, Man

In a wink to comic book fans, a US Supreme Court justice has tucked several superhero references into a ruling involving a Spider-Man toy.
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US fugitives 'spotted near prison'

Monday, June 22nd 2015, 18:10
related places: New York

Police hunting for two escaped killers have found evidence in a New York cabin after a witness reported seeing someone fleeing from the area.
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Golf is in young hands - Spieth

Monday, June 22nd 2015, 9:15
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Newly crowned US Open champion Jordan Spieth is excited to be part of a young generation of players currently dominating golf's top events.
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Record-breaking weekend at box office

Monday, June 22nd 2015, 6:58

Jurassic World and Pixar film Inside Out lead box office records in the US.
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Spieth wins historic US Open title

Monday, June 22nd 2015, 5:51
related countries: Jordan Jordan
related places: America

Jordan Spieth becomes the youngest winner of the US Open in 92 years after Dustin Johnson three-putts the last.
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Missing US prisoner hunt widens

Monday, June 22nd 2015, 0:23
related places: New York

The hunt for two convicted killers who escaped from a New York prison is focusing on an area close to the Pennsylvania state line.
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Charleston pays tribute to victims

Sunday, June 21st 2015, 19:04
related places: Sunday

The names of nine parishioners shot dead at an African-American church in South Carolina are read out in the church's first service since the attack.
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VIDEO: Racial attacks 'modern day lynchings'

Sunday, June 21st 2015, 9:58
related places: Charleston

Rev Waltrina Middleton, whose cousin was murdered in the Charleston shooting, says the attacks on black people in the US are "modern day lynchings".
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Day delights as four lead US Open

Sunday, June 21st 2015, 2:38
related places: Sunday

Australia's Jason Day battles vertigo to join Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson and Branden Grace in a share of the US Open lead.
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Charleston suspect photos found

Sunday, June 21st 2015, 0:14
related places: Charleston

Images appear online purportedly showing Charleston church shooting suspect Dylann Roof with firearms and burning the US flag.
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Galapagos tortoise put down in US

Sunday, June 21st 2015, 0:04
related places: California

A 150-year old Galapagos tortoise has been put down in California after suffering from arthritis and numerous other ailments.
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American novelist James Salter dies

Saturday, June 20th 2015, 15:47

James Salter, an American author who was dubbed the "greatest writer you've never read," dies at the age of 90, according to his publisher.
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VIDEO: Charleston relatives address suspect

Saturday, June 20th 2015, 13:40
related places: Charleston

A 21-year-old man has appeared in court via video link to face nine murder charges, after an attack on an African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina.
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Obama condemns 'blight' of racism

Saturday, June 20th 2015, 11:02
related places: Charleston

Racism remains "a blight" on society, US President Barack Obama says, after the killing of nine African-Americans in a Charleston church.
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Bin Laden 'proof of death requested'

Saturday, June 20th 2015, 9:12
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Wikileaks releases what it claims are Saudi documents showing that Abdullah Bin Laden asked the US for his father's death certificate.
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Earth 'enters new extinction phase'

Saturday, June 20th 2015, 3:55
related places: Earth

The Earth has entered a "new period of extinction", a study by three US universities concludes, and humans could be among the first casualties.
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The Irish rite of passage in the US

Friday, June 19th 2015, 23:07
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Why so many Irish students spend summers in the US
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Woods misses US Open cut on 16 over

Friday, June 19th 2015, 22:51

Former world number one Tiger Woods misses the cut at the US Open as Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed lead after two rounds.
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Day collapses coming down hill

Friday, June 19th 2015, 22:07

Jason Day collapses with vertigo while coming down a steep hill during round two of the US Open at Chambers Bay.
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Plans to bring balcony victims home

Friday, June 19th 2015, 20:58
related places: California

Arrangements are being made to bring home the bodies of five students who died after a balcony collapsed in California in the United States.
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Big rise in terror attacks, US says

Friday, June 19th 2015, 20:48

The US State Department says the number of terror attacks around the world rose by a third in 2014 compared with the previous year.
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Iran bars women from volleyball tie

Friday, June 19th 2015, 19:00
related countries: Iran Iran

Activists express anger as Iran bars women from a volleyball match against the US despite an earlier promise they would be allowed to attend.
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US President Obama to visit Ethiopia

Friday, June 19th 2015, 17:55
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia
related places: White House

Barack Obama is to become the first sitting US president to visit Ethiopia, on the second leg of his third African tour, the White House says.
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US plans new lorry emission rules

Friday, June 19th 2015, 17:14

US regulators propose new plans to reduce emissions from lorries and vans by 24% by 2027 as part of President Obama's drive to cut pollution.
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US mother says she killed children

Friday, June 19th 2015, 15:06
related places: Detroit

A Detroit mother says she wants to plead guilty to killing two of her children and putting their bodies inside her freezer.
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Hershey cuts sales forecast and jobs

Friday, June 19th 2015, 14:12
related countries: China China
related places: Hershey

US chocolate firm Hershey trims its annual sales growth forecast, and cuts 300 jobs, blaming weak sales in China.
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Charleston gunman 'should face death'

Friday, June 19th 2015, 13:05
related places: Charleston

The man suspected of shooting dead nine people at an African-American church in Charleston should face the death penalty if convicted, South Carolina's governor says.
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Toyota 'sorry' after executive held

Friday, June 19th 2015, 10:55
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Toyota

Car maker Toyota apologises after one of its top executives, US national Julie Hamp, was arrested for illegally importing painkillers into Japan.
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Woods positive despite 'tough' round

Friday, June 19th 2015, 9:47

Three-time winner Tiger Woods says he lacks consistency and is rusty after making a "tough" start to the US Open.
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VIDEO: Charleston gunman 'taught to hate'

Friday, June 19th 2015, 6:32
related places: Charleston

The gunman who killed nine people at an African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina, had been "taught to hate", civil rights activist Rev Jesse Jackson says.
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VIDEO: 'Carpet of crabs' covers US beaches

Friday, June 19th 2015, 6:03

Hundreds of thousands of tiny crabs have been washing up on Southern California's beaches, after warm ocean currents carried them closer to the shoreline than usual.
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Prayers held for US church victims

Friday, June 19th 2015, 4:37
related places: Charleston

Prayers are held in South Carolina and across the US after the killing of nine people at an African-American church in Charleston.
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VIDEO: On board the USS Chancellorsville

Friday, June 19th 2015, 3:31
related countries: Japan Japan

The BBC's Rupert Wingfield-Hayes steps aboard one of the most powerful missile cruisers in the US Navy, the USS Chancellorsville, which has arrived in Japan.
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Woods struggles to 80 at US Open

Friday, June 19th 2015, 3:00

Tiger Woods finishes 15 shots behind leaders Henrik Stenson and Dustin Johnson after round one of the US Open at Chambers Bay.
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VIDEO: Obama, mass shootings and gun control

Friday, June 19th 2015, 0:16

The BBC contrasts President Obama's reactions after mass shootings, with the levels of US gun ownership during his terms in office.
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Have Israel-US relations reached a new low?

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 23:51

Are US-Israel ties in danger of fraying?
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US church shooting suspect arrested

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 22:31
related places: Charleston

Police arrest a 21-year-old suspect in the shooting at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, that killed nine people.
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VIDEO: Church attack opens historic wounds

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 22:14
related places: Alabama

The of nine people at a historic African-American church in South Carolina revives memories of Alabama bombing.
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Brian Williams to join MSNBC

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 22:13

US news anchor Brian Williams will not return to NBC Nightly News but will join cable news network MSNBC in an undisclosed role.
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US and China try to build alliances

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 21:32
related countries: China China

China-US fight over chairs and power
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US lawmakers approve trade plan

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 18:01

The House of Representatives has approved a controversial trade bill backed by President Obama, just a week after Democrats voted it down.
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VIDEO: 'It's in our power to act on gun crime'

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 16:59
related places: Charleston

US President Barack Obama has responded to a shooting at a church in Charleston. saying the US should recognise that "this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries'.'
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Suspect named in Charleston shooting

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 15:13
related places: Charleston

US police name Dylann Roof as their suspect in a shooting at a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina, that killed nine people.
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US inflation driven by petrol prices

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 13:32
related places: May

US inflation rose 0.4% in May, mainly driven by a sharp increase in petrol prices, the US Department of Labor says.
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VIDEO: US church gunman 'was in congregation'

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 12:57
related places: Charleston

Police in the United States are searching for a white gunman who killed nine people at a historic African-American church in Charleston in the US state of South Carolina.
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Nine killed at South Carolina church

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 12:06
related places: Charleston

Nine people are killed in a shooting described as a "hate crime" at an African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina, with a white suspect still at large.
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Chinese shares hit by IPO wave

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 8:36

Mainland Chinese shares see sharp falls as a huge wave of initial public offerings puts pressure on the market.
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VIDEO: US manhunt: Focus on prison worker

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 3:27

The hunt for two murderers on the run from a jail in New York State is now focusing on allegations they were going to murder the husband of a prison worker who apparently helped them escape.
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US to put woman on new $10 note

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 2:26

The US Treasury Department says a redesigned $10 note will feature a woman, but who she will be has not been decided.
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Water damage clue in balcony collapse

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 1:58
related places: California

US engineers investigating a balcony collapse that killed six people in California say water damage may have caused the structure to give way.
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VIDEO: Drone users anticipate new US rules

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 23:10

US Aviation officials are moving up plans to let individuals and businesses use drones for commercial purposes. They say rules could be in place within a year, much earlier than earlier forecasts.
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US Fed moves towards rate rise

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 21:06

The US central bank , the Federal Reserve, moves towards a first rate increase this year, but keeps rates on hold for now.
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Uber dealt employee blow by US ruling

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 19:27

An Uber driver in California is deemed an employee, not a contractor, in a ruling that could mean higher costs for the app-based taxi service.
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US questions Iraq's IS commitment

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 16:53
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Defence Secretary Ashton Carter questions Iraq's commitment to fighting Islamic State and criticises the availability of Iraqi military recruits.
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'Heartbreak' over balcony deaths

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 15:56
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Families of Irish students killed and injured after a balcony collapsed at a US apartment block are arriving in California.
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VIDEO: Tributes to balcony collapse dead

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 14:11
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: California

Tributes are being paid in Ireland and the US to five Irish students and another young woman killed when a fourth-floor balcony in California collapsed.
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Strong US dollar hits FedEx

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 13:59
related places: May

US parcels delivery firm FedEx reports a net loss of $895m for the three months to the end of May, missing analysts' expectations.
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Asia stocks follow US market rebound

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 9:24

Asian stocks are mostly higher on Wednesday after US stocks rebounded ahead of the Federal Reserve decision on interest rates.
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Six die in US balcony collapse

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 2:47
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Berkeley

Five Irish students and one other young woman have been killed after a fourth-floor balcony collapsed at a US apartment.
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VIDEO: Rachel Dolezal's fractured family

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 23:39

The complicated origins of US activist Rachel Dolezal
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McIlroy happy to escape major 'hype'

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 19:57
related places: Masters

Rory McIlroy welcomes being away from the "hype and attention" of the Masters heading into the year's second major at the US Open.
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US baseball team accused of hacking

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 18:18

The FBI is investigating the St Louis Cardinals on charges the team hacked into the computers of a rival club.
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VIDEO: Dolezal: 'I identify as black'

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 17:22

Rachel Dolezal, a US race activist, says she "identifies as black" following claims from her parents that she is actually Caucasian.
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Top al-Qaeda commander confirmed dead

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 16:40
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Al-Qaeda confirms that a key commander - Nasser al-Wuhayshi, who headed Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula - has been killed in a US drone strike in Yemen.
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Las Vegas mogul Kirk Kerkorian dies

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 16:35
related places: Las Vegas

Kirk Kerkorian, the veteran US businessman who made billions in the hospitality and entertainment industries in Las Vegas, dies at the age of 98.
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VIDEO: Donald Trump to run for US presidency

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 16:03

The businessman Donald Trump announces his plan to run for the US Presidency in the 2016 election.
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US orders ban on trans-fats

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 15:09

Trans-fats are unsafe to eat and must be banned from the food supply within three years, say US regulators.
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Rachel Dolezal: 'I identify as black'

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 12:32

Rachel Dolezal, the US race activist accused of "pretending to be black", refuses to back down and says she identifies as black.
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US aid for anti-Boko Haram force

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 11:56

The US says it will give $5m (£3.2m) towards a multi-national task force being set up to fight Boko Haram, as it steps up cross-border attacks.
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US and Venezuela praise talks

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 11:25
related countries: Haiti Haiti, Venezuela Venezuela

The United States and Venezuela both welcome talks held on Saturday between the two sides aimed at reducing diplomatic tensions.
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US activist sued college 'for racism'

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 11:23

Rachel Dolezal, the US race activist accused of "pretending to be black", previously sued her university for racism, US media reports say.
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VIDEO: 'Rachel Dolezal needs therapy'

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 10:42

Ruthanne and Larry Dolezal, the parents of US civil rights worker Rachel Dolezal, have urged their daughter to seek help for ''personal identity issues''.
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Militant Islamist's death denied

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 8:30
related countries: Libya Libya

A militant Islamist group in Libya denies that a US air strike killed Mokhtar Belmokhtar, one of North Africa's most feared jihadists.
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US towns battle states over fracking

Monday, June 15th 2015, 23:06
related places: Texas

The Texas town that banned fracking, then lost
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Bush launches 'optimistic' campaign

Monday, June 15th 2015, 21:51
related places: America, Republican

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush has officially launched his US presidential campaign, promising to "take nothing and no one for granted".
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VIDEO: How common are US shark attacks?

Monday, June 15th 2015, 21:20

Two teenagers have been badly injured in separate shark attacks at a popular seaside resort in the United States.
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US to store heavy weapons in Poland

Monday, June 15th 2015, 18:57
related countries: Poland Poland

For the first time since the Cold War, the US plans to store heavy weapons, including tanks, in Poland.
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US seeks to confirm Islamist's death

Monday, June 15th 2015, 17:50
related countries: Algeria Algeria, Libya Libya

The US seeks to clarify whether an air strike in Libya killed the Islamist militant who ordered a deadly attack on an Algerian gas plant in 2013.
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Teens injured in US shark attacks

Monday, June 15th 2015, 17:15

Two teenagers are badly injured in separate shark attacks at a popular seaside resort in the US state of North Carolina.
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Top Islamist 'killed' in US strike

Monday, June 15th 2015, 13:38
related countries: Libya Libya

The Islamist militant who ordered a deadly attack on an Algerian gas plant in 2013 has been killed in a US air strike in Libya, officials there say.
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Gun maker Colt files for bankruptcy

Monday, June 15th 2015, 10:09
related places: Colt

Storied US gun maker Colt Defense files for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as it grapples with heavy debts.
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Shock finale for Game of Thrones

Monday, June 15th 2015, 9:36

Fans of the hit US fantasy drama are left stunned by a shock season five finale. This story contains spoilers.
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VIDEO: Jeb Bush enters race for White House

Monday, June 15th 2015, 7:18
related places: Florida, Monday, White House

The former Governor of Florida, Jeb Bush, will officially launch his bid to become president of the United States on Monday.
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What is the future of US manufacturing?

Sunday, June 14th 2015, 23:12

Will Americans carry on making things?
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Dense mayfly swarm closes US bridge

Sunday, June 14th 2015, 22:05
related places: Pennsylvania

A vast mayfly swarm in the US causes motorcycle crashes and the closure of a Pennsylvania bridge, the authorities there say.
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US and Venezuela in high-level talks

Sunday, June 14th 2015, 19:42
related countries: Haiti Haiti, Venezuela Venezuela

US and Venezuelan officials meet in Haiti as both sides work to address strained relations between the two ideological opponents.
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Dallas suspect 'snapped', says father

Sunday, June 14th 2015, 4:00
related places: Dallas

A man suspected of attacking the Dallas police HQ before later being shot dead by police had "snapped" under personal pressures, his father says.
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VIDEO: Footage shows Dallas police under fire

Saturday, June 13th 2015, 21:20
related places: Dallas

A man suspected of firing shots at the police headquarters in the US city of Dallas, Texas is shot and killed by police.
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Gun attack on Dallas police HQ

Saturday, June 13th 2015, 20:39
related places: Dallas, Texas

A gunman opens fire on the police headquarters in the US city of Dallas, before fleeing the scene in what appeared to be an armoured vehicle.
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Clinton rally woos working Americans

Saturday, June 13th 2015, 17:47

US Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton vows to help "everyday Americans", in the first major rally in her presidential campaign.
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Rachel Dolezal case sparks furore

Saturday, June 13th 2015, 12:37

US activist's claim to be black sparks debate on racial identity
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US moves six from Guantanamo to Oman

Saturday, June 13th 2015, 6:30
related countries: Oman Oman, Yemen Yemen

Six Yemeni prisoners held for years at Guantanamo Bay detention centre have been transferred to Oman, the US says.
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VIDEO: US jail break: Prison worker in court

Saturday, June 13th 2015, 4:23
related places: New York

A New York state prison worker who police say provided tool parts to help two convicted murderers escape appears in court.
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US prison worker held over jailbreak

Saturday, June 13th 2015, 4:16
related places: New York

A prison worker pleads not guilty to charges of helping two convicted murderers escape jail in New York state.
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VIDEO: California farmers face water cuts

Saturday, June 13th 2015, 3:51
related places: California

California lawmakers order farmers to reduce their water consumption, representing the largest cuts in the US state's history.
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Hackers 'hit US military data'

Saturday, June 13th 2015, 1:33
related countries: China China

Hackers with suspected links to China appear to have accessed sensitive data on US intelligence and military personnel, officials say.
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VIDEO: Black or white? Who is Rachel Dolezal?

Friday, June 12th 2015, 22:31

A row has broken out in the US as to whether civil rights activist Rachel Dolezal, who says she is African-American, is in fact white.
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