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United States: news

Child-killer mother found dead

Monday, March 10th 2014, 21:35
related places: Edinburgh

An American woman who killed her three children in Edinburgh is found dead in a secure hospital in Nottinghamshire.
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Detained US immigrants refuse food

Monday, March 10th 2014, 21:04
related places: Washington

About 150 people are on the fourth day of a hunger strike at an immigration detention centre in the US state of Washington, officials say.
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US court ends 'boobies' bracelet ban

Monday, March 10th 2014, 19:17
related places: Pennsylvania

The US Supreme Court rejects an appeal which sought to ban students in Pennsylvania from wearing controversial breast cancer awareness bracelets.
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George Saunders wins Folio prize

Monday, March 10th 2014, 19:15

American writer George Saunders is named the first winner of the Folio Prize for his "darkly playful" short stories, Tenth of December.
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Snowden warns of web's 'dark arts'

Monday, March 10th 2014, 18:41
related places: Texas, Austin

US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden portrays a bleak future for the internet as he speaks via video link to the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas.
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World's largest banana firm created

Monday, March 10th 2014, 12:51
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Chiquita

Irish fruit firm Fyffes and US rival Chiquita are to merge, creating the world's largest banana company.
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VIDEO: Many hurt in US school stage collapse

Monday, March 10th 2014, 11:56
related places: California

A stage at a southern California high school collapses during a performance, sending 25 students to hospital with minor injuries.
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300 film sequel slays competition

Monday, March 10th 2014, 10:05
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Empire

300: Rise of an Empire, the sequel to 2006 hit 300, slayed the competition at cinemas this weekend, earning $45.1m (£27m) in the US and Canada and an additional $87.8m (£52.6m) worldwide.
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VIDEO: Biden comments anger Venezuela

Monday, March 10th 2014, 7:49
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has reacted angrily to comments made by US Vice President Joe Biden about ongoing protests in the country.
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VIDEO: Life as an 'illegal' rock star in Iran

Monday, March 10th 2014, 0:23
related countries: Iran Iran

Meet the forbidden Iranian pop group who are to tour the US
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US warns Russia not to annex Crimea

Saturday, March 8th 2014, 23:08
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow, Crimea

The US warns Russia that any moves to annex Crimea would close the door to diplomacy, as Moscow tightens its grip on the peninsula.
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Italy up in arms over David advert

Saturday, March 8th 2014, 20:14
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: David

Italy's culture minister expresses outrage over an advertisement by a US weapons firm showing Michelangelo's David holding a rifle.
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Great Walls 'could stop tornadoes'

Saturday, March 8th 2014, 3:27

Building gigantic walls across the US could protect Tornado Alley "forever", a physicist says, though critics say the idea is unworkable.
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US general faces assault accuser

Saturday, March 8th 2014, 2:49

A US Army captain weeps as she tells a court that a general made her perform oral sex on him and threatened to kill her family if she told anyone.
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Boeing checks 787s for wing cracks

Friday, March 7th 2014, 23:24

US aerospace company Boeing says it is checking 787 Dreamliner planes under production for potential "hairline cracks" in wings.
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US economy adds 175,000 new jobs

Friday, March 7th 2014, 15:22
related places: February

The US economy added 175,000 jobs in February, figures show, but the unemployment rate rose to 6.7%.
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Washington set for Grey's Anatomy

Friday, March 7th 2014, 11:52

Actor Isaiah Washington is to return to US medical drama Grey's Anatomy, seven years after he was fired from the show after using a gay slur.
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Obama pushes Putin on Crimea talks

Friday, March 7th 2014, 11:24
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Crimea

US President Obama urges diplomacy in a telephone call with Russia's President Putin, who says the Ukraine crisis should not damage relations.
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Newsweek relaunches print edition

Friday, March 7th 2014, 10:22

US current affairs magazine Newsweek relaunches its print edition just months after being bought over by digital news company IBT Media.
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US state bans Peeping Tom photos

Friday, March 7th 2014, 3:41

Massachusetts passes a bill against taking indecent images of people in public, after a man who snapped photos up women's skirts goes scot-free.
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'Drunk' man sues Las Vegas casino

Friday, March 7th 2014, 2:36
related places: Las Vegas

A US businessman who lost $500,000 (£298,000) at a Las Vegas casino argues he should not have to pay - because he was too intoxicated.
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Creator of Bitcoin 'found' in US

Friday, March 7th 2014, 1:41

Claims by Newsweek to have found the man who invented the Bitcoin virtual cash system have drawn criticism and scepticism.
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Malaria 'spreading to new altitudes'

Friday, March 7th 2014, 1:13

Warmer temperatures are causing malaria to spread in the African and South American highlands, traditionally havens from the disease, scientists say.
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US Army prosecutor accused of grope

Friday, March 7th 2014, 1:10

A top prosecutor of sexual assault cases in the US Army has been accused of groping a female colleague, military officials say.
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Safeway to be sold to Cerberus

Friday, March 7th 2014, 0:09

US supermarket firm Safeway agrees to be bought by an investment group led by Cerberus Capital Management, the owner of Albertsons and other supermarket chains.
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'Two years' to overcome Snowden leak

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 19:07
related places: Snowden

It will take the US two years and billions of dollars to overcome the harm done by the Snowden leaks, the top-ranking US military officer says.
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DoJ probes Comcast-Time Warner deal

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 18:45
related places: Justice

The US Department of Justice launches an antitrust probe of Comcast's proposed $45bn acquisition of Time Warner Cable.
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Staples closes North American stores

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 18:12
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Staples

American stationer Staples says it will close 225 stores in the US and Canada as sales in the fourth quarter fell 10.6%
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Guilty plea in US general's sex case

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 17:18

A US Army general accused of sexual assault pleads guilty to three lesser charges in a move his lawyer says will help his chances at trial.
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Mr Selfridge set for third series

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 17:00

ITV period drama Mr Selfridge, starring US actor Jeremy Piven, will return for a third series, the broadcaster announces.
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Bank websites put to 'sinister' use

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 13:43
related places: Many

Many websites once used by US banks have been taken over by spammers and virus writers, reveals research.
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US men convicted of China espionage

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 3:54
related countries: China China
related places: Dupont

Two US men are convicted of stealing trade secrets from US company DuPont and selling them to a Chinese state-owned company.
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VIDEO: Hollywood directors in World War II

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 2:04

How top US film directors brought WW2 conflict to the screen
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Second US HIV-positive baby 'cured'

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 0:44

US researchers reveal another baby carrying the HIV virus, which leads to Aids, may have been cured through early antiretroviral therapy.
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CIA probes Senate staff monitoring

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 0:33
related places: Senate

A Central Intelligence Agency watchdog looks into reports it improperly monitored members of the US Senate intelligence committee.
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'Tough' Ukraine talks to continue

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 23:33
related countries: France France, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Paris, Crimea

Ministerial talks in Paris on the Ukraine crisis were "tough" but will continue, the US says, as a tense stand-off continues in Crimea.
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US Senate blocks Obama nominee

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 22:17

The US Senate blocks President Obama's pick for a justice department job over objections to his legal work on behalf of a convicted "cop killer".
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Target's information chief resigns

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 21:37

The Chief Information Officer of US retailing giant Target, which saw a massive security breach last year, resigns.
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Top diplomats seek Ukraine solution

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 20:49
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

The foreign ministers of Russia and key Western powers hold talks in Paris to try to resolve the crisis in Ukraine.
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Bin Laden son-in-law's trial begins

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 19:27
related places: New York, Laden

Osama bin Laden's son-in-law is accused of using the "murderous power of his words" to rally people against the US, as his trial opens in New York.
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No deportation for home-schoolers

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 18:39
related countries: Germany Germany

A family who left Germany to avoid having to send their children to school there will not be deported from the US, officials say.
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Conan O'Brien hosts MTV Movie Awards

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 16:41

Comedian and US Late night talk show host Conan O'Brien has been announced as the host for this year's MTV Awards.
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AUDIO: US farmer builds 50ft high snowman

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 14:06
related places: Minnesota

A Minnesota farmer has built a giant 50-foot (15 metre) snowman to cheer up local people.
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Global stocks rally as fears lift

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 6:22
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Global stock markets rally as Ukraine fears lift, with the Nikkei closing up 1.2% after the S&P 500 hit a new record high on Tuesday.
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VIDEO: Teaching parents to talk to their babies

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 23:39

A new scheme in the US aims to reduce income inequality by teaching parents to talk to their babies more. The BBC's Laura Trevelyan reports on efforts to close the 'word gap'.
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Obama unveils US budget proposal

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 22:48

President Barack Obama calls for expanded tax credits for poor Americans and for a reduction in breaks for the rich, in his proposed annual budget.
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Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 20:17
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador
related places: Chevron

A judge in the US rules that lawyers representing Amazonian villagers used bribes to secure a multi-billion dollar ruling against American oil company Chevron.
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Chevron wins Ecuador payout ruling

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 19:34
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador
related places: Chevron, Amazon

Oil giant Chevron wins a US court ruling against a $9.5bn (£5.7bn) payout to residents of Ecuador's Amazon region.
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US condemns Russian 'aggression'

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 18:32
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

The US accuses Russia of an "act of aggression" over its alleged military deployment on Ukraine's Crimean peninsula, a move Russia denies.
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Radio Shack to close 1,100 stores

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 16:36

US electronics retailer Radio Shack says it plans to close 1,100 stores - nearly 20% of its total - in an attempt to turn around its fortunes.
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UN hits at US cannabis legalisation

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 14:39

A UN illegal drugs body criticises 2012 moves in two US states to legalise recreational marijuana, saying they contravene drug control treaties.
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Apple unveils CarPlay iPhone system

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 12:23

The US technology firm launches its new iPhone technology for cars at the Geneva Motor Show.
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Slave experiences post-Oscar boost

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 10:38
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Oscar

Cinemas in the US and Canada are scheduling extra screenings of Steve McQueen's historical drama 12 Years a Slave after winning the best picture Oscar.
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Oscars watched by 43m viewers in US

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 10:06

Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony was watched by 43 million TV viewers in the US, according to early figures.
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US calls Kunming attack 'terrorism'

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 9:03
related countries: China China
related places: Kunming

The US describes Saturday's deadly knife attack in China's Kunming as "an act of terrorism", amid Chinese criticism of double standards.
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Obama: 'Tough choices' for Netanyahu

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 7:46
related countries: Israel Israel

US President Barack Obama warns that Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu must make "tough decisions" to advance peace talks with the Palestinians.
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US court rejects BP payment appeal

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 5:11

A US federal court rejects BP's efforts to halt payments to businesses relating to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, leaving the firm with potentially billions more in liabilities.
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Fast-falling snow storm hits US East

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 21:41

A heavy snowstorm has once again created travel havoc on the US East Coast with as much as a foot (30cm) expected to fall in some areas.
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US urges N Korea missile 'restraint'

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 19:25
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The US urges North Korea to exercise restraint and avoid provocative acts after it fired two short-range missiles into the sea off its east coast.
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US manufacturing activity picks up

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 19:19
related places: February

US manufacturing activity expanded at a faster-than-expected rate in February, one index suggests, despite adverse weather conditions.
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Neeson flies to top of US box office

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 13:57
related places: Stop, Non

Liam Neeson's latest thriller Non-Stop, in which he plays a federal air marshal, lands at the top of the North American box office chart.
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US warns Israel over talks failure

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 12:10
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Washington

President Barack Obama warns Israel of 'international fallout' if it does not endorse a US framework for a peace deal with the Palestinians, as Israel's PM visits Washington.
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McIlroy loses in Florida play-off

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 7:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Florida

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy lost in a four-way play-off at the Honda Classic in Florida to American Russell Henley.
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UK and US in agreement over Ukraine

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 7:34
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine, United Kingdom United Kingdom

David Cameron and Barack Obama agree that Russia must face "significant costs" if it does not change course over the Ukraine crisis.
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North Korea test-fires more missiles

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 3:27
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea

North Korea has test-fired two more short-range missiles, officials in the South say, amid ongoing annual South Korea-US military drills.
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Evernote's self-deprecating boss

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 0:07

'I'm not particularly good' says US tech executive
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Warren Buffett firm in record profit

Sunday, March 2nd 2014, 10:42

The investment firm run by US billionaire Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway, reports a record profit in 2013.
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Crimean leader appeals to Putin

Saturday, March 1st 2014, 13:31
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow, Crimea

The unofficial pro-Moscow leader of Ukraine's Crimea region asks Russia for help to ensure peace as the US warns Moscow against military intervention.
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Hero's welcome for freed Cuban spy

Saturday, March 1st 2014, 9:02
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana

A Cuban spy freed from US jail after serving a 15-year sentence is greeted by Cuban President Raul Castro at the airport in the capital, Havana.
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Obama warns Russia over Ukraine

Saturday, March 1st 2014, 7:44
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow, Crimea

US President Obama warns Moscow there will be "costs" for any military intervention in Ukraine, amid reports of Russian forces on the move in Crimea.
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Signed copy of Mein Kampf sold in US

Saturday, March 1st 2014, 2:07
related places: Los Angeles

An autographed two-volume set of Adolf Hitler's Nazi book Mein Kampf sells at auction in Los Angeles for $64,850 (£38,700).
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Mixed drugs overdose killed Hoffman

Friday, February 28th 2014, 21:32
related places: New York, Hoffman

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died of an accidental overdose of a mix of drugs including heroin, cocaine and amphetamine, a post-mortem reveals.
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US trainee nun admits killing baby

Friday, February 28th 2014, 21:03

A trainee Catholic nun pleads guilty to killing her newborn child at a convent in Washington DC in October.
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Mexican fraud hits Citigroup profit

Friday, February 28th 2014, 20:29
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The US bank Citigroup lowers its fourth quarter and full year earnings after discovering fraud in its Mexican subsidiary.
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US man found alive in body bag

Friday, February 28th 2014, 19:57

A 78-year-old Mississippi man has been found literally alive and kicking in a body bag at a funeral home after being declared dead, a coroner says.
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Kennedy scion cleared of drug-drive

Friday, February 28th 2014, 16:22
related places: New York

Slain US Senator Robert Kennedy's daughter is acquitted of drug-driving in New York after taking a sleeping pill and swerving her car into a truck.
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US economic growth rate revised down

Friday, February 28th 2014, 15:45

The US economy grew at a rate of 2.4% from October to December, down from a first estimate of 3.2%, as consumer spending proved weaker than predicted.
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School ban upheld on US flag shirts

Friday, February 28th 2014, 14:58
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: California

A California high school which banned students from wearing US flag T-shirts on a Mexican holiday did not violate their rights, a court rules.
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Michelle Obama to star in US sitcom

Friday, February 28th 2014, 9:53
related places: Parks

US First Lady Michelle Obama is set to appear in TV comedy Parks and Recreation.
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VIDEO: Obama's plan for 'minority men'

Friday, February 28th 2014, 9:24

President Obama has launched a plan to help young, minority men in the United States because they 'do worse' in society and wants more opportunities for them.
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US urges Russia restraint on Ukraine

Friday, February 28th 2014, 4:38
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

The US urges all sides to avoid provocations over Ukraine and says it will watch Russia's actions amid heightened tensions.
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North Korea test-fires four missiles

Friday, February 28th 2014, 3:20
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea

North Korea has test-fired four short-range missiles, officials in the South say, in response to South Korea's military exercises with the US.
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Obama backs push for minority youth

Friday, February 28th 2014, 1:43

US President Barack Obama calls for a national campaign to improve opportunities for black and Hispanic boys and young men.
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US rights report focuses on Syria

Friday, February 28th 2014, 0:10
related countries: Syria Syria

A worldwide human rights report by the US singles out Syria's civil war as a tragedy that "stands apart in its scope and human cost".
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Rebuke for harsh LinkedIn rejection

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 21:54

A US woman's harsh response to a young jobseeker who sought to connect on LinkedIn has earned her widespread rebuke since it went viral.
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US attorney general out of hospital

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 19:20

US Attorney General Eric Holder is released from hospital after being briefly admitted experiencing faintness and shortness of breath at work.
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Briton faces new US hacking charges

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 18:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British man is charged with hacking into US Federal Reserve computer servers and stealing the personal information of users - adding to previous charges.
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US introduces food label overhaul

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 17:12

First Lady Michelle Obama unveils plans for the most sweeping overhaul of nutrition labels on US food packages in more than two decades.
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Cuban spy released from US jail

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 16:23
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Fernando Gonzalez becomes the second of five Cubans convicted of spying to be released from a US prison after completing his sentence.
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US governor vetoes 'anti-gay' bill

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 13:46

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoes a bill that would have allowed business owners who cited their religious beliefs to turn away gay customers.
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Assad opponents' relatives 'held'

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 12:35
related countries: Syria Syria

The US accuses the Syrian government of undermining the Geneva II peace talks by detaining the relatives of opposition delegates.
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US envoy in China human rights call

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 11:09
related countries: China China, Japan Japan
related places: Beijing

Outgoing US Ambassador to China Gary Locke calls on Beijing to improve its human rights record and work with Japan to ease tensions in the East China Sea.
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Hustle director exits US TV drama

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 10:22

American Hustle director David O Russell pulls out of the US TV drama he was was set to make, a month after it was commissioned.
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Seth Rogen, Ben Affleck in US Senate

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 10:10

The pair make speeches to American politicians about causes close to their hearts.
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VIDEO: US governor vetoes 'anti-gay' bill

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 4:47

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has vetoed a bill that would have allowed business owners citing religious beliefs to turn away gay customers.
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VIDEO: Bosnian exile's search for answers

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 2:57
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina

Kenan Trebincevic was 12 years old when his family was exiled from Bosnia. After two decades in the US, he returned for the first time looking for answers.
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Anti-Islam film ordered off YouTube

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 0:41

A US court orders Google to remove from YouTube a crude anti-Islam film which sparked deadly riots in the Muslim world in 2012.
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Texas gay marriage ban overturned

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 0:18
related places: Texas

A US federal judge rules Texas' ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, the latest in a series of decisions overturning such state laws.
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US police 'sold seized vehicles'

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 22:06
related places: California

The acting police chief and two officers in a rural California town are sacked after being accused of selling vehicles seized from poor residents.
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Judge sacks convicted US mayor

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 20:08

A judge removes the mayor of the capital city of the US state of New Jersey from office 19 days after he was found guilty of corruption.
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