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We have started to collect the most important news related to United States in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Apple fingerprint ID security fears

Friday, September 20th 2013, 17:28
related places: Apple

A senior US senator believes the fingerprint recognition technology featured in Apple's new iPhone 5S raises "substantial privacy questions."
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Boy hurt in Chicago park shooting

Friday, September 20th 2013, 17:18
related places: Chicago

Up to 13 people, including a three-year-old boy, are wounded as bullets fly at a basketball court in a park in the US city of Chicago.
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Obama proposes new carbon limits

Friday, September 20th 2013, 16:28

US President Barack Obama unveils a proposal to limit carbon emissions on new coal and gas power plants built in the US.
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US denies Venezuela plane ban charge

Friday, September 20th 2013, 16:03
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

The US State Department denies accusations from Venezuelan officials that it banned President Nicolas Maduro's plane from using its airspace on Thursday.
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US votes to cut food stamp benefits

Friday, September 20th 2013, 14:03
related places: White House

US Republican lawmakers narrowly vote to cut food stamp benefits from next year despite a veto threat from the White House.
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Rancher convicted over US nun murder

Friday, September 20th 2013, 14:01
related countries: Brazil Brazil

A court in Brazil has convicted a rancher for ordering the murder of American nun Dorothy Stang over a land dispute.
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Syrian civil war 'in stalemate'

Friday, September 20th 2013, 8:34
related countries: Syria Syria

Syria's deputy prime minister tells the Guardian newspaper the civil war has reached stalemate and the government would back a ceasefire.
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Honesty pays off for homeless US man

Friday, September 20th 2013, 4:12
related places: Boston

More than $110,000 (£67,000) in donations pour in from across the US for a homeless Boston man who returned a lost bag with $42,000 in it.
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Tony Ray-Jones in colour

Friday, September 20th 2013, 2:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British photographer's view of the 1960s in the US
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VIDEO: Japan in sight for Caroline Kennedy

Friday, September 20th 2013, 1:24
related countries: Japan Japan

Former first daughter Caroline Kennedy has sailed through a confirmation hearing on her way to becoming the US ambassador to Japan.
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Kennedy daughter set for Japan post

Friday, September 20th 2013, 0:30
related countries: Japan Japan

Former first daughter Caroline Kennedy sails through a confirmation hearing on her way to becoming the US ambassador to Japan.
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Halliburton guilty plea approved

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 21:01
related countries: Mexico Mexico

A US court has accepted oil contractor Halliburton's guilty plea, over the destruction of evidence connected with the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010.
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Global shares up after Fed surprise

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 20:54

World stock markets rise after the US central bank unexpectedly says it will not begin scaling back its huge economic stimulus programme.
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JP Morgan pays $920m to regulators

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 18:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

US investment bank JP Morgan Chase agrees to pay regulators $920m (£572m) relating to a $6bn loss incurred in 2012 as a result of the "London Whale" trades.
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DeLay's laundering case overturned

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 17:14

A US appeals court overturns the money laundering conviction of once-powerful former Republican Congressman Tom DeLay, citing insufficient evidence.
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Putin 'confident' on Syria plan

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 16:43
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

The Russian president says he is "confident" Syria's chemical weapons can be destroyed under a US-Russian plan, but not "100% sure".
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US baby 'can keep name Messiah'

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 15:48
related places: Tennessee, August

A child in the US state of Tennessee may retain his given name Messiah, a judge has ruled, overturning a lower court's ban in August.
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McCain attacks Putin in Russia press

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 15:46
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Pravda

US Senator John McCain accuses Vladimir Putin of backing tyranny in an editorial response to the Russian president's editorial in the New York Times.
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AUDIO: Gunman's mother: 'My heart is broken'

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 14:37

Cathleen Alexis, the mother of US Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis who killed 12 people, has said her "heart is broken".
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AUDIO: 'Why I'll fly one-way to Mars'

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 11:15
related places: Mars

US man Aaron Hamm explains why he has volunteered to travel to Mars one way - with no prospect of ever coming back.
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VIDEO: Hunting for McCain's letter to Russia

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 11:06
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: McCain

US Senator John McCain has written an attack on Russia's president, accusing Vladimir Putin of ruling the country by "corruption, repression and violence".
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Teenage vandals sought via Twitter

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 10:58

Teenage vandals who invaded a former American football player's summer home and caused $20,000 (£12,500) of damage are being sought via Twitter.
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Asia markets rally after Fed meeting

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 8:40

Asian stock markets rise after the US central bank unexpectedly says it will not begin scaling back its massive economic stimulus programme.
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King 'nervous' about Shining sequel

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 5:39

US author Stephen King admits he is "nervous" about the reaction to his forthcoming sequel to The Shining.
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US toy tycoon to admit tax fraud

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 1:24

The billionaire creator of Beanie Babies toys, Ty Warner, could face a prison sentence after agreeing to plead guilty to a charge of tax evasion.
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The lonely US airman who became a spy

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 1:18
related countries: Germany Germany

The teenage US airman who became an East German agent
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US boxing legend Ken Norton dies

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 0:56

Former US heavyweight boxing champion Ken Norton, who beat Muhammad Ali, has died at the age of 70, his family says.
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VIDEO: Shooting history: JFK and Parkland

Wednesday, September 18th 2013, 23:14
related places: Texas, Parkland

Almost 50 years since the assassination of US President John F Kennedy in Texas, a new film is exploring the shooting through the eyes of ordinary people.
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Rappers donate to US bereaved mother

Wednesday, September 18th 2013, 21:39
related places: Ohio

Two high-profile rappers pledge to donate $22,500 (£14,000) to help an Ohio woman whose five children and boyfriend perished in a fire.
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US shares hit high after Fed meeting

Wednesday, September 18th 2013, 21:27

The US Federal Reserve unexpectedly decides to keep its stimulus efforts at the current level sending US shares to record levels.
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VIDEO: Starbucks says do not bring your gun

Wednesday, September 18th 2013, 18:11

The coffee chain Starbucks has asked its customers in the US to stop bringing guns into its outlets.
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VIDEO: Cargo rocket Cygnus on maiden voyage

Wednesday, September 18th 2013, 17:23
related places: Cygnus

A cargo capsule has taken off from the US, destined for the International Space Station.
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Brazil moves to shield data from US

Wednesday, September 18th 2013, 13:20

Brazil is considering making internet firms open data centres in the country as a way of protecting its citizens from US cyberspies.
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GB to play USA in 2014 Davis Cup

Wednesday, September 18th 2013, 11:18
related places: February

Great Britain will play the United States away on their return to the Davis Cup World Group in February.
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VIDEO: Bodies found in cars in lake

Wednesday, September 18th 2013, 10:37
related places: Oklahoma

Two cars which disappeared more than 40 years ago have been discovered in a lake in the US state of Oklahoma.
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Starbucks says don't bring your guns

Wednesday, September 18th 2013, 9:44
related places: Coffee

Coffee chain Starbucks asks customers in the US to stop bringing guns into its outlets, but resists imposing an outright ban.
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Mad Men finale pushed back to 2015

Wednesday, September 18th 2013, 8:41

The seventh series of the award-winning US drama Mad Men is to be split into two parts, with the finale pushed back to 2015.
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US police convictions thrown out

Wednesday, September 18th 2013, 2:47

A US judge orders a retrial in the case of five officers convicted of charges related to deadly shootings on a bridge after Hurricane Katrina.
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US poverty figure edges up to 46.5m

Wednesday, September 18th 2013, 2:26

The number of Americans in poverty rose slightly last year to 46.5 million, according to US Census data, despite a stock market recovery.
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US Fed to make key stimulus decision

Wednesday, September 18th 2013, 1:34

US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke is expected to announce an end to the central bank's extraordinary stimulus efforts on Wednesday.
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VIDEO: New twist in US Brazil spy row

Wednesday, September 18th 2013, 0:49
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Washington

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has called off a state visit to Washington next month in a row over allegations of US espionage.
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VIDEO: The impact of US stimulus moves

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 23:03

The impact of the Federal Reserve's stimulus measures
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VIDEO: Why Wisconsin jails so many black people

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 23:03

Why does Wisconsin jail more black men than other US states?
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US officer 'justified' in shooting

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 22:43

The lawyer for a North Carolina police officer charged in the shooting death of an unarmed car accident victim says his actions were justified.
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US gunman 'had mental health issues'

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 22:11

The ex-US Navy reservist who killed 12 people at a US Navy building in Washington DC was treated for mental health issues, US media report.
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Brazil president calls off US trip

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 20:44
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Washington

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff calls off a state visit to Washington next month over allegations of US espionage on her country.
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Briton jailed for US cannibal plot

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 19:49

A Briton living in the US is jailed for almost 27 years for plotting to kidnap, rape, kill and eat a child.
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VIDEO: FBI: Looking into gunman's past

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 18:46
related places: Monday

The FBI says an investigation is under way to try and examine the past of the gunman who killed 12 people at a US Navy facility on Monday, but would not comment on his medical or criminal history.
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JP Morgan facing regulatory scrutiny

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 17:24

US bank JP Morgan Chase tells its employees that there could be more legal and regulatory scrutiny in the coming weeks.
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US prices rise slightly in August

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 15:30
related places: August

US prices rise 0.1% in August, according to the US Labor Department, as falling energy prices kept rising rents and medical costs in check.
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Metal singer Lambesis to stand trial

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 15:29

Frontman of US metal band As I Lay Dying, Tim Lambesis, is to stand trial over allegedly hiring someone to kill his estranged wife, a judge has ruled.
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VIDEO: Twelve shot by Washington gunman

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 15:20
related places: Washington

A gunman who died after killing 12 people at a naval installation in Washington DC has been identified as a former Navy serviceman.
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Sudan's president seeks US visa

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 14:23
related countries: Sudan Sudan
related places: Bashir, Darfur

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, wanted on charges of war crimes in Darfur, asks for a US visa to go to next week's UN General Assembly.
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Washington gunman was ex-serviceman

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 10:18

A gunman who died after killing 12 people at a naval installation in Washington DC is identified as a former US Navy serviceman.
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Walking Dead spin-off show confirmed

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 8:19

US television network AMC confirms there will be a spin-off show of The Walking Dead.
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UN report 'blames Syria', US insists

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 1:17
related countries: France France, Russia Russia, Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Damascus

The US, UK and France insist a UN report on chemical weapons use in Damascus backs their claim Syria was to blame, but Russia disputes this.
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US shares rise on Summers withdrawal

Monday, September 16th 2013, 23:55
related places: Summers

Shares in the US and elsewhere are boosted by the news that former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers has withdrawn his candidacy to be head of the US central bank.
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Johnson seals BMW Championship

Monday, September 16th 2013, 20:31

American Zach Johnson wins the BMW Championship to climb into the top five in the race for the season-ending FedEx Cup.
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Shooting at Washington Navy Yard

Monday, September 16th 2013, 19:24

At least 12 people are killed and four others injured, including a police officer, in a shooting at a naval facility in Washington DC, officials say.
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Call for 'strong' UN text on Syria

Monday, September 16th 2013, 13:28
related countries: France France, Syria Syria

France, Britain and the US will seek a UN resolution with "serious consequences" for Syria if it fails to comply with a chemical weapons handover.
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Letter diplomacy keep US and Iran 'talking'

Monday, September 16th 2013, 12:57
related countries: Iran Iran

How US and Iranian leaders keep 'talking' through exchanging letters
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Summers pulls out of US Fed race

Monday, September 16th 2013, 11:17

Former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers withdraws his candidacy to succeed Ben Bernanke as head of the US central bank, the Federal Reserve.
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Insidious sequel tops US box office

Monday, September 16th 2013, 9:22

Horror sequel Insidious: Chapter 2 tops the North American box office with $41m (£26m).
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Ranbaxy hit by US import alert

Monday, September 16th 2013, 6:59
related countries: India India

Shares of India's biggest drugmaker, Ranbaxy, fall by as much as 35% after the US drugs regulator issues an import warning.
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France welcomes US-Russia Syria deal

Monday, September 16th 2013, 4:34
related countries: France France, Syria Syria
related places: Paris

French President Francois Hollande says the deal on Syria's chemical weapons is an "important step", as he prepares to host further talks in Paris.
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Syria hails weapons deal 'victory'

Sunday, September 15th 2013, 18:41
related countries: Syria Syria

A Syrian minister hails the US-Russia agreement on destroying the country's chemical weapons as a "victory" that averts war.
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US woman celebrates name victory

Sunday, September 15th 2013, 17:37

A US woman, Janice "Lokelani" Keihanaikukauakahihuliheekahaunaele wins a battle to have her full name put on official papers.
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Syria 'lesson' for Iran - Obama

Sunday, September 15th 2013, 17:35
related countries: Iran Iran, Syria Syria

US President Obama says Iran should take heed from the deal on Syria's chemical weapons, calling the Iranian nuclear dispute a "larger issue".
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American Horner, 41, wins Vuelta

Sunday, September 15th 2013, 16:51

America's Chris Horner becomes the oldest Grand Tour winner with victory in the Vuelta a Espana aged 41.
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Obama warns Syria over chemical plan

Sunday, September 15th 2013, 9:41
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Barack Obama warns of "consequences" if the Syrian regime fails to comply with a US-Russia deal to destroy or remove its chemical weapons.
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VIDEO: Mixed reaction to Syria weapons deal

Sunday, September 15th 2013, 8:21
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

There has been a mixed reaction to the agreement between the US and Russia which which states Syria's chemical weapons must be destroyed or removed by mid-2014.
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VIDEO: Hundreds rescued after Colorado floods

Sunday, September 15th 2013, 7:01
related places: Colorado

Hundreds of people have been rescued from the US state of Colorado after record-breaking heavy rain which led to days of flooding.
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Colorado flooding rescue continues

Sunday, September 15th 2013, 4:18
related places: Colorado

The US state of Colorado continues a large-scale rescue operation after severe flooding left five dead and hundreds unaccounted for.
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VIDEO: US woman celebrates name victory

Saturday, September 14th 2013, 23:14

A US woman has won a battle to have her full name put on her driving licence.
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US and Russia agree Syria arms deal

Saturday, September 14th 2013, 21:23
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Syria's chemical weapons must be destroyed or removed by mid-2014, under a deal that could be backed by force, the US and Russia agree.
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VIDEO: Aerial shots of Colorado flooding

Saturday, September 14th 2013, 19:01
related places: Colorado

A large-scale rescue effort is continuing in the US state of Colorado, after unusually heavy rain caused widespread flooding.
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Syria deal significant, says Hague

Saturday, September 14th 2013, 15:44
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria
related places: Hague

Foreign Secretary William Hague has welcomed a US-Russian agreement to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons as a "significant step forward".
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US 'to drop Syria military threat'

Saturday, September 14th 2013, 9:17
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

The US will drop its insistence that a UN resolution on Syria is backed by military force, officials say, as US-Russia talks enter a third day.
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Kanye West charged in paparazzo row

Saturday, September 14th 2013, 7:27

US rapper Kanye West is charged with battery and attempted theft over a fight with a photographer at Los Angeles Airport in July.
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VIDEO: Evacuations continue in Colorado

Saturday, September 14th 2013, 7:22
related places: Colorado

More than 2,500 people have been rescued in Boulder County, in the US state of Colorado, after days of heavy rain caused severe flooding, damaging roads and property.
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US airline to honour 'free' tickets

Saturday, September 14th 2013, 2:10

United Airlines pledges to honour airline tickets sold on Thursday for as little as $0 due to a computer error.
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Colorado flooding death toll rises

Saturday, September 14th 2013, 0:07
related places: Colorado, Boulder

The death toll from severe flooding in the US state of Colorado rises to four, as authorities warn thousands to evacuate Boulder and outlying areas.
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US man dies in helicopter fall

Friday, September 13th 2013, 22:17
related places: California

A volunteer who helped clean up illegal cannabis farms in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California has died in a fall from a helicopter.
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Broadcaster NPR to shed 10% of staff

Friday, September 13th 2013, 20:38

US broadcaster National Public Radio plans to shed 10% of its staff in an effort to close a $6.1m (£3.8m) budget deficit.
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Syria weapons talks 'constructive'

Friday, September 13th 2013, 18:18
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

US Secretary of State John Kerry hails "constructive" talks with Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on securing Syria's chemical arms.
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The unlikely story behind the phrase 'American exceptionalism'

Friday, September 13th 2013, 16:38

Did Stalin invent the phrase 'American exceptionalism'?
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New Jersey fire ravages boardwalk

Friday, September 13th 2013, 15:34

A stretch of beachside boardwalk in the US state of New Jersey is ravaged by fire, nearly one year after Superstorm Sandy tore through the area.
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US robber jailed for killing baby

Friday, September 13th 2013, 15:31

A teenage robber who shot a baby dead as his mother pleaded she had no money, a crime which appalled the US, is jailed for life without parole.
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US retail sales growth slowing

Friday, September 13th 2013, 13:34
related places: August

US retail sales rise at a slower-than-expected rate in August, despite increased demand for high-priced, one-off items such as cars.
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Zawahiri seeks to harm US economy

Friday, September 13th 2013, 13:27

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri urges "lone-wolf" attacks to damage the US economy, in a message marking the anniversary of 11 September.
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VIDEO: US man's balloon trip dream deflated

Friday, September 13th 2013, 12:59
related countries: Atlantic Ocean Atlantic Ocean

A US man attempting to cross the Atlantic ocean in a boat lifted by hundreds of helium-filled balloons has been forced to abandon his flight.
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Twitter plans stock market listing

Friday, September 13th 2013, 10:34

Twitter says it plans to join the stock market flotation in the most hotly anticipated flotation since Facebook's last year.
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MacLaine and Joel to get US honour

Friday, September 13th 2013, 10:02
related places: Joel, Oscar

Oscar-winning actress Shirley MacLaine and singer Billy Joel are among the recipients of this year's Kennedy Center Honors.
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US man abandons Atlantic balloon bid

Friday, September 13th 2013, 9:53
related places: Atlantic

A US man is forced to abandon his bid to cross the Atlantic in a lifeboat suspended by some 370 helium balloons because of technical problems.
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Afghan Taliban attack US consulate

Friday, September 13th 2013, 8:43
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Herat

Security forces put down an attack by Taliban insurgents on the US consulate in the Afghan city of Herat, which left several dead and 17 injured.
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VIDEO: Syria talks resume in Geneva

Friday, September 13th 2013, 5:16
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria
related places: Geneva, Friday

Crucial talks resume in Geneva on Friday with US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov aiming to agree a plan to place Syria's chemical weapons under international control.
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VIDEO: Waterspouts form over Lake Michigan

Friday, September 13th 2013, 3:33

Amateur video has emerged in the US of two waterspouts forming over Lake Michigan, Wisconsin.
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VIDEO: Afghan blast near US consulate

Friday, September 13th 2013, 3:19
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Herat

Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan have attacked the US consulate in the western city of Herat.
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California to raise minimum wage

Friday, September 13th 2013, 1:21
related places: California

The state of California is set to raise its minimum wage to $10 (£6.33) an hour, among the highest in the US.
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Tense talks in bid for Syria deal

Friday, September 13th 2013, 0:33
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria
related places: Geneva

Russian and US ministers begin key talks in Geneva, expressing hope a plan for Syria's chemical arms can prevent military action.
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