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US urges nations to assist Ukraine

Saturday, April 12th 2014, 0:05
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

The US urges other nations to contribute more to the economic rescue of Ukraine, as Russian President Vladimir Putin moves to assure the EU it will not cut gas supplies.
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US inmate ends hunger strike in Cuba

Friday, April 11th 2014, 22:10
related countries: Cuba Cuba

US contractor Alan Gross, who has been in jail in Cuba for more than four years, ends a week-long hunger strike, his lawyer says.
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US refuses visa for Iran's UN choice

Friday, April 11th 2014, 20:48
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran, White House

The White House refuses to issue a US visa to Iran's nomination for UN ambassador, who was involved in the seizure of the US embassy in Tehran in 1979.
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Osborne hails UK growth in US speech

Friday, April 11th 2014, 20:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Chancellor George Osborne hails the UK's economic recovery in a keynote speech in Washington DC.
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US warns of Heartbleed bug danger

Friday, April 11th 2014, 17:50

The US government warns of the risk of hackers trying to exploit an internet bug and suggests that users change passwords after sites are patched.
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Obama nominates new health secretary

Friday, April 11th 2014, 15:54

US President Barack Obama nominates budget director Sylvia Mathews Burwell to succeed Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
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JPMorgan posts sharp fall in profits

Friday, April 11th 2014, 15:13

US banking giant JPMorgan has reported a sharp fall in profits at the start of 2014, which it has blamed on its mortgage business.
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VIDEO: US condemns Russia gas warning

Friday, April 11th 2014, 13:26
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

The United States has accused Russia of using its energy supplies "as a tool of coercion" to try to control Ukraine.
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BMW recalls 156,000 motors in US

Friday, April 11th 2014, 13:13
related countries: Germany Germany

German luxury carmaker BMW will recall 156,000 vehicles in the US to check for defective bolts that could lead to engine damage.
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Court accepts $1.8bn SAC plea

Friday, April 11th 2014, 9:06

A US court accepts a $1.8bn (£1.07bn) settlement for insider trading by US hedge fund group SAC Capital Advisors.
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US tech sell-off spreads to Asia

Friday, April 11th 2014, 7:28
related places: Asia, Friday

Asian markets end Friday's session lower as investors take their cue from the US market and dump technology stocks.
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VIDEO: Hi-tech goggles 'detect cancer cells'

Friday, April 11th 2014, 5:43

A US trial of hi-tech goggles could reduce the need for secondary operations for cancer patients.
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US condemns Russia gas warnings

Friday, April 11th 2014, 4:46
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kremlin

The US accuses Russia of using gas supplies to try to control Ukraine, as Nato defends the accuracy of satellite images of Russian troops near the border.
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Russia 'withheld Boston bombing tip'

Friday, April 11th 2014, 1:28
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Boston

Russia declined to give the US details on a Boston Marathon suspect that could have led to further scrutiny before the attack, a newspaper reports.
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Obama's health secretary resigns

Friday, April 11th 2014, 0:56

US Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigns following problems with the launch of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.
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Haas leads Masters after first round

Friday, April 11th 2014, 0:04
related places: Masters

American Bill Haas holds a one-shot lead over defending champion Adam Scott, Bubba Watson and Louis Oosthuizen.
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US Congress passes ban on Iran envoy

Thursday, April 10th 2014, 19:34
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: White House

The US Congress passes a bill that would bar Iran's pick for UN envoy from entering the country, as the White House signals opposition to the choice.
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US and Russia seek Ukraine solution

Thursday, April 10th 2014, 6:01
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

The US and Russia agree on the need to find a peaceful solution to the crisis over occupied government buildings in east Ukraine, officials say.
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Texas executes Mexican killer

Thursday, April 10th 2014, 0:17
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Texas

A man who escaped prison while serving a murder sentence in Mexico is executed by the US state of Texas for a separate 1997 killing.
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Mass stabbing at US high school

Wednesday, April 9th 2014, 23:51
related places: Pittsburgh

Twenty-two people are wounded in a mass stabbing attack at a Pennsylvanian high school, as a teenager is charged with attempted homicide.
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Moore wins Augusta par-three event

Wednesday, April 9th 2014, 22:04
related places: Augusta, Masters

American Ryan Moore potentially scuppers his Masters chances by winning the traditional par-three tournament at Augusta.
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VIDEO: Obama's tribute to Fort Hood victims

Wednesday, April 9th 2014, 21:14

President Barack Obama has said the US "must do more" to keep firearms out of the hands of those suffering from mental health issues.
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US Republicans block 'fair pay' bill

Wednesday, April 9th 2014, 20:14

US Senate Republicans block a Democratic bill aimed at closing the gap between what men and women are paid, dismissing it as an election year ploy.
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VIDEO: 'My daughter was frantic'

Wednesday, April 9th 2014, 17:12
related places: Pennsylvania

A total of 20 students have been injured in a stabbing in a high school in the US state of Pennsylvania.
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US man exonerated after 25 years

Wednesday, April 9th 2014, 2:16
related places: New York

A New York man is freed from prison after serving 25 years for a murder he did not commit, as part of larger review of questionable convictions.
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US regulator fines GM over inquiry

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 23:30

US road safety authorities have fined GM for failing to respond to requests for information about faulty ignition switches linked to 13 deaths.
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Crunch talks announced on Ukraine

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 23:24
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

The EU, Russia, the US and Ukraine will hold talks next week to discuss the situation in Ukraine, the first such meeting since the crisis began.
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US: Iran UN envoy pick 'not viable'

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 20:26
related countries: Iran Iran

The Obama administration has told the Iranian government its choice of a one-time student revolutionary to be UN ambassador is "not viable".
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US prisoner on hunger strike in Cuba

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 13:30
related countries: Cuba Cuba

US contractor Alan Gross, who has been in jail in Cuba for more than four years, is on hunger strike, according to his lawyer.
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Volcanic islands merge in Pacific

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 12:59
related countries: Pacific Ocean Pacific Ocean

A volcanic island in the Pacific Ocean has merged with its neighbour to form one landmass, the US space agency says.
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Game of Thrones heralds ratings rise

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 12:11

The season four premiere of Game of Thrones gives HBO its top ratings since The Sopranos 2007 finale, as 6.6 million US viewers tune in.
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Japan's Takeda hit with $6bn damages

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 7:04
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Takeda

A US jury orders Japan's Takeda Pharmaceutical to pay $6bn in damages over claims it hid cancer risks associated with its diabetes treatment drug Actos.
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Bid to free British Guantanamo man

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 6:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A motion seeking the immediate release on the grounds of ill-health of a British resident held in Guantanamo Bay is filed in a US court by a campaign group.
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Spinal shocks revive paralysed legs

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 4:12

Four paralysed men have been able to move their legs for the first time in years after electrical stimulation of their spinal cords, US doctors report.
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US warns Russia over Ukraine tension

Monday, April 7th 2014, 23:53
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

The US voices "great concern" about tension in eastern Ukraine after pro-Russia demonstrators seized government buildings in three cities.
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VIDEO: US dark matter hunt at critical phase

Monday, April 7th 2014, 22:55

The quest to find the most mysterious particles in the Universe is entering a critical phase, scientists say.
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US mudslide death toll reaches 33

Monday, April 7th 2014, 16:24
related places: Washington

The number of dead in a mudslide that destroyed a town in the US state of Washington rises to 33 as workers battle the elements to locate the missing.
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VIDEO: US soldier in visa campaign for Afghan interpreters

Monday, April 7th 2014, 11:28
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

US soldier in visa campaign for Afghan interpreters
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Hollywood great Rooney dies at 93

Monday, April 7th 2014, 10:18
related places: Rooney

Mickey Rooney, the American child actor who became the world's top box-office star in the late 1930s, dies at the age of 93, US police say.
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Captain America smashes US record

Monday, April 7th 2014, 10:02

Captain America: The Winter Soldier earns $96m (£58m) in its opening weekend in the US, claiming the top spot and a new record.
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Hagel tours China aircraft carrier

Monday, April 7th 2014, 9:43
related countries: China China

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel tours China's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, as he begins a three-day visit to China.
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VIDEO: US navy rescues sick child from boat

Monday, April 7th 2014, 8:51

The US military has carried out a dramatic rescue to help a one-year-old girl who had fallen seriously ill on board her family's yacht.
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US comic Pinette found dead at 50

Monday, April 7th 2014, 1:20
related places: Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh

American comedian and actor John Pinette has been found dead at the age of 50 in a hotel room in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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VIDEO: US sending more warships to Japan

Sunday, April 6th 2014, 14:44
related countries: Japan Japan

The United States is to send two ballistic missile defence destroyers to Japan, the American defence secretary has confirmed.
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US writer Matthiessen dies aged 86

Sunday, April 6th 2014, 10:13
related places: Lord

American novelist Peter Matthiessen, whose most famous works include At Play in the Fields of the Lord and The Snow Leopard, dies aged 86.
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US to send more warships to Japan

Sunday, April 6th 2014, 9:14
related countries: Japan Japan, North Korea North Korea

American Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel says the US will send two more warships by 2017 to Japan after recent missile tests by North Korea.
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VIDEO: Archbishop to leave $2.2m mansion

Sunday, April 6th 2014, 7:41

An American archbishop is to move out of his $2.2m (£1.3m) mansion just three months after moving in.
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VIDEO: Cuba and USA meet in boxing ring

Saturday, April 5th 2014, 17:44
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Historic rivals Cuba and the USA have gone head-to-head in the boxing ring for the first time on Cuban soil in more than two decades.
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AUDIO: Khalizad on 'historic' election

Saturday, April 5th 2014, 12:15
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Former US ambassador to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalizad on 'historic' presidential election.
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Fort Hood gunman had 'leave dispute'

Saturday, April 5th 2014, 8:30

A soldier who killed three men at a US Army base had an argument over a leave request shortly before the shooting, reports say.
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Cesar Chavez film triggers legacy discussion

Saturday, April 5th 2014, 3:13
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Biopic on Mexican-American labour leader divides opinion
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US seeks partners among MEPs

Saturday, April 5th 2014, 3:02

US invests time in European Parliament
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US lets Boeing sell parts to Iran

Saturday, April 5th 2014, 2:16
related countries: Iran Iran

The US Treasury grants plane manufacturer Boeing a licence to export some commercial parts to Iran, in its first public dealings since 1979.
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Fort Hood gunman 'not in right mind'

Saturday, April 5th 2014, 0:23

The father of a soldier who killed three men at a US Army base says he was not in his right mind, as officials say an earlier argument played a part.
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George W Bush paintings on display

Friday, April 4th 2014, 22:41
related places: Texas

An exhibit of paintings of world leaders by former US President George W Bush is to open at his presidential library in Texas.
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Chinese man 'broke Iran sanctions'

Friday, April 4th 2014, 21:36
related countries: China China, Iran Iran

A Chinese national faces US criminal charges that he conspired to export devices to Iran that could be used in uranium enrichment.
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US approves S Sudan sanctions

Friday, April 4th 2014, 20:48

US President Barack Obama signs an order authorising sanctions against anyone aggravating the conflict in South Sudan.
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George W Bush paintings on display

Friday, April 4th 2014, 20:32
related places: Texas

George W Bush reveals his personal portrait gallery
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US man fired for corpse mistake

Friday, April 4th 2014, 19:43
related places: Florida

A Florida apartment concierge who mistook the dead body of a 96-year-old resident for a mannequin has been fired, local media report.
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US economy gains 192,000 jobs

Friday, April 4th 2014, 15:20
related places: March

The US economy created 192,000 jobs in March, down slightly from a revised 197,000 figure for February, and the unemployment rate held at 6.7%.
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US urges Mid-East 'reality check'

Friday, April 4th 2014, 14:31
related countries: Israel Israel

US Secretary of State John Kerry says it is time for a "reality check" in the Israel-Palestinian peace process amid a deep crisis in the talks.
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'Argument' clue to Fort Hood attack

Friday, April 4th 2014, 13:37
related places: Texas

The US Army says there is a "strong possibility" a gunman who killed three people at a base in Texas was involved in a row before the shooting.
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US TV host Letterman to retire

Friday, April 4th 2014, 10:18

Veteran US late-night TV host David Letterman surprises his audience by announcing that he is to retire in 2015 after 33 years as a talk show host.
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Texas executes man after drug ruling

Friday, April 4th 2014, 1:31
related places: Texas

A killer is put to death in the US state of Texas after a court rejects defence lawyers' demands for the source of its lethal injection drug.
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'Shocked' Senate votes on CIA report

Friday, April 4th 2014, 1:06

The US Senate Intelligence Committee recommends the publication of part of its report into the "brutal" CIA interrogation of terror suspects.
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VIDEO: Carter: 'Little progress' on Mid-East peace

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 22:04

Former US President Jimmy Carter told the BBC that the five presidents who served after him could have done more to make progress toward Middle East peace.
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US Army probe into Fort Hood gunman

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 20:13
related places: Texas

The US Army is investigating whether psychological trauma caused a soldier to carry out a deadly shooting spree at its Fort Hood base in Texas.
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US outrage at Iran 'hostages' envoy

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 20:07
related countries: Iran Iran

The Obama administration says Iran's nomination of a former hostage-taker as its ambassador to the United Nations is "extremely troubling".
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US confirms it made 'Cuban Twitter'

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 19:15
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: White House

The White House confirms a US government aid agency was behind a text-message social network allegedly designed to foment unrest in Cuba.
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US 'secretly built Cuban Twitter'

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 17:54
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The US created a text-message social network designed to foment dissent in Cuba, according to an investigation by the Associated Press news agency.
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VIDEO: White House confirms 'Cuban Twitter'

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 17:53
related countries: Cuba Cuba

White House spokesman Jay Carney has confirmed US involvement in a text message based social network programme designed to foment dissent in Cuba.
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US mudslide death toll hits 30

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 17:43
related places: Washington

The number of dead in a mudslide that hit the north-western US state of Washington has risen to 30, as recovery workers struggle to identify remains.
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Nigella 'invited to apply for US visa'

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 16:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The US Embassy in the UK have told Newsbeat they are inviting celebrity chef Nigella Lawson to apply for a working visa after reports she was blocked from flying to States
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US sanctions may hit Miley Cyrus

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 11:25
related countries: Finland Finland

Finnish music fans may find they miss out on planned concerts by a host of stars, including Miley Cyrus and Justin Timberlake this summer.
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Female roles 'boost film success'

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 10:49

Films in which female characters have conversations that do not revolve around men are likely to enjoy more box office success than films which do not, according to an influential US website.
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No US deaths in Afghanistan in March

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 10:09
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: March

There were no US military deaths in Afghanistan in March, the first zero-fatality month in the country since January 2007, Pentagon says.
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Soldier kills three at US army base

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 8:14
related places: Texas

A US soldier shoots dead three colleagues before killing himself at the Fort Hood army base in Texas, the scene of a 2009 mass shooting.
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US real estate website in China move

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 7:06
related countries: China China
related places: Leju

US real estate website Zillow is set to offer Chinese buyers greater access to property in the US by partnering with Leju, a similar service in China.
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Running 'preserves thinking skills'

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 23:55

Aerobic exercise in your 20s may protect the brain in middle age, according to US research.
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How American energy independence could change the world

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 23:00

How US energy independence could change the world
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VIDEO: Britain hands over Helmand command

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 20:37
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain formally hands over command of military operations in Helmand province in Afghanistan to the US.
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Colorado death linked to marijuana

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 19:42
related places: Colorado

A student falls to his death after ingesting marijuana in Colorado - the first death linked to the drug since the US state legalised it in January.
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US political donation limits quashed

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 18:13

The US Supreme Court strikes down overall contribution limits for individual political donors, in a major ruling on campaign finance.
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US defends Mid-East peace talks

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 15:26

US Secretary of State John Kerry says it is "completely premature" to write off the Middle East peace process, after cancelling a visit to Ramallah.
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US mudslide site yields more bodies

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 14:54
related places: Washington

The death toll from a mudslide that hit the north-western US state of Washington has risen to 29 people, with 20 others still missing.
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US Navy tests robot fire-fighters

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 12:00

A humanoid fire-fighting robot is to be tested by the US Navy as the latest move towards a more robotic military.
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U2 Joshua Tree album added to archive

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 9:13
related places: Congress, Joshua Tree

U2's The Joshua Tree is among 25 new additions to the National Recording Registry, the US Library of Congress's archive of recordings deemed important enough to be preserved for posterity.
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Britain hands over Helmand command

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 4:52
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain formally hands over command of military operations in Helmand province in Afghanistan to the US.
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GM boss 'deeply sorry' for car fault

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 0:56

General Motors chief executive Mary Barra apologises to the US Congress for an ignition switch fault in some cars linked to at least a dozen deaths.
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Obama healthcare 'here to stay'

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 21:41
related places: White House

Just over seven million people have signed up for health insurance through President Barack Obama's healthcare programme before the deadline, the White House says.
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US in talks on Israeli spy Pollard

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 19:31
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Pollard, White House

Talks are under way on the status of convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard, in an effort to save Middle East peace talks, the White House says.
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Senate report 'reveals CIA abuse'

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 16:45

A secret 6,000 page report says the CIA misled the US government over how effective its interrogation methods were, the Washington Post says.
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US manufacturing growth speeding up

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 15:25
related places: March

Growth in US manufacturing accelerates in March from the previous month, while the country's spending on construction also increases.
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How I Met Your Mother finale aired

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 10:43
related places: Long

Long-running US sitcom How I Met Your Mother comes to an end after nine years with an hour-long episode containing more than one plot twist.
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Record views for Walking Dead finale

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 10:10

Zombie TV thriller The Walking Dead attracts its biggest audience for a season finale in the US to date.
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VIDEO: GM boss to testify before Congress

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 9:14
related places: Congress

General Motors' chief executive Mary Barra is due to testify before the US Congress about the company's actions on faulty ignition switches.
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FBI investigates high-speed trading

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 8:34

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation opens up a probe into whether high-speed trading firms are engaged in insider trading.
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VIDEO: On board US war games ship

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 6:25
related countries: South Korea South Korea

The US and South Korea carry out the largest joint military training exercise to be held in the region for 20 years.
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US 'may free Israel spy Pollard'

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 6:17
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Pollard

The US may consider releasing Jonathan Pollard, an American convicted of spying for Israel, in an effort to save Middle East peace process.
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Exxon shrugs off climate change risk

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 5:18

Exxon Mobil, the US's largest oil and gas company, says in a new report that world climate policies are "highly unlikely" to stop it from producing and selling fossil fuels in the near future.
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