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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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US warns Israel on settler homes

Saturday, December 1st 2012, 11:54
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton criticises Israel's authorisation of 3,000 more housing units in occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank.
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Tennis judge murder case dropped

Saturday, December 1st 2012, 0:05

Charges are dismissed against a top US tennis judge who was accused of bludgeoning her husband to death with a coffee mug.
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Wikileaks hearing is shown noose

Friday, November 30th 2012, 23:27

A US Army court sees a noose made from a bed sheet by alleged Wikileaks source Private Bradley Manning as he considered suicide.
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US gay-marriage decision deferred

Friday, November 30th 2012, 23:16

The nine justices of the US Supreme Court put off until next week a decision on whether to consider the constitutionality of same-sex marriage.
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Missouri couple claim US jackpot

Friday, November 30th 2012, 18:45

A 52-year-old mechanic from Missouri and his wife claim their share of a $587.5m Powerball lottery jackpot.
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Strauss-Kahn team deny $6m deal

Friday, November 30th 2012, 16:43

Lawyers for former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn say reports that he settled a lawsuit with a hotel maid who accused him of sexual assault are false.
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Key world economies slow sharply

Friday, November 30th 2012, 15:35
related countries: Canada Canada, India India

Growth in India, Brazil and Canada slows in the third quarter, while economic data for October in the US and eurozone also disappoints.
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Dr. Dre 'highest-paid musician'

Friday, November 30th 2012, 15:00
related places: Forbes

The American hip-hop artist and producer tops a Forbes list of the 25 highest-paid musicians in 2012.
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VIDEO: Giant sinkhole in Ohio highway

Friday, November 30th 2012, 10:36
related places: Ohio

A huge sinkhole has caused the collapse of a highway in the US state of Ohio.
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Sixty-day bread could cut waste

Friday, November 30th 2012, 10:00

An American company has developed a technique that it says can make bread stay mould-free for 60 days.
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VIDEO: Palestinians win upgraded UN status

Friday, November 30th 2012, 7:01
related countries: Israel Israel

The UN General Assembly has voted to grant the Palestinians non-member observer state status - a move opposed by Israel and the US.
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Canada 'eco-terrorist' surrenders

Friday, November 30th 2012, 4:49
related countries: Canada Canada

A Canadian woman accused of involvement in the "largest eco-terrorism case" in the US history surrenders after a decade on the run.
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Two winners of $587m US lottery

Friday, November 30th 2012, 3:13

Two winning tickets were bought for a $587.5m Powerball lottery jackpot, the second-highest prize in US history, organisers say.
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Where's all the beef gone?

Friday, November 30th 2012, 1:04
related places: Why

Why the US is suffering a serious shortage of cattle
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US birth rate falls to record low

Friday, November 30th 2012, 0:27

The US birth rate fell to a record low last year, led by a sharp decline in child-bearing among foreign-born women, a Pew study reports.
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Wikileaks accused 'had breakdown'

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 21:48
related places: Fort Meade, Maryland

The US Army private accused of sending secret documents to Wikileaks testifies at a pre-trial hearing that he had a prison breakdown.
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Firms bidding for Twinkies brands

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 21:29

One of the best-known US snack food brands may survive as its bankrupt owner reveals it is in talks with 110 potential buyers.
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Obama and Romney meet for lunch

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 20:56
related places: Congress, Romney

US President Barack Obama has a turkey chili lunch with defeated election rival Mitt Romney, as fiscal cliff talks falter in Congress.
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George H W Bush in Texas hospital

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 17:16
related places: Houston, Texas

Former US President George H W Bush is being treated for bronchitis in hospital in Houston, Texas, a hospital spokeswoman says.
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US growth rate revised up to 2.7%

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 15:58

The US economy grew at an annualised 2.7% in the third quarter of the year, revised data shows, up from the 2% estimate released before the election.
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Concorde killings verdict quashed

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 15:31
related countries: France France

A French court clears US airline Continental of criminal blame for the Concorde crash in 2000, two years after another court ruled it responsible.
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Bin Laden doctor protest denied

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 13:00
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A prison official denies reports the Pakistani doctor jailed for his part in the US raid that killed Osama Bin Laden is on hunger strike.
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US piracy crackdown delayed again

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 9:48

Plans to send letters to US illegal downloaders have been delayed, with Hurricane Sandy blamed for disrupting testing schedules.
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US Mumbai plotter to be sentenced

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 4:44
related places: Chicago

A Chicago man who pleaded guilty to checking targets for the 2008 Mumbai attacks will be sentenced on 17 January, a judge has ruled.
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VIDEO: Photographic odyssey that documented Native Americans

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 1:16

At the dawn of the 20th century, photographer Edward Curtis captured the dwindling Native American population in stunning photographs.
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Christie seeks $37bn in storm aid

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 23:01

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie requests $37bn (£23bn) in aid from the US federal government to help the US state recover from "Superstorm" Sandy.
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VIDEO: Powerball jackpot hits $550m

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 22:43

A record US Powerball lottery jackpot has swelled to $550m (£344m) ahead of Wednesday's prize draw, officials say
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Buffett: Cliff talks may drag on

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 22:04

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett believes the US fiscal cliff may not be solved until January, missing the December deadline, as markets remain jittery.
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Nokia seeks Blackberry sales bans

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 20:30
related countries: Canada Canada, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Blackberry

Nokia is seeking to ban sales of Blackberry phones in the US, UK and Canada after its rival refused to pay patent licence fees.
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BP banned from new US contracts

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 18:38

BP is temporarily banned from new US contracts due to a "lack of business integrity" over the Gulf of Mexico disaster, the US environment agency says.
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Obama to have lunch with Romney

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 18:27
related places: Romney, White House

US President Barack Obama is to have lunch with defeated election rival Mitt Romney in their first meeting since his victory, the White House says.
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US military train in cyber-city

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 13:24

A miniature city with all the infrastructure and computer systems of a real one has been built to train US cyber-warriors.
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US piracy accused strikes deal

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 12:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British student facing trial and possible imprisonment in the United States strikes a deal to avoid extradition, the High Court hears.
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VIDEO: US envoy admits Benghazi error

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 9:10
related countries: Libya Libya

A US diplomat hotly tipped to replace Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has admitted releasing incorrect information after September's attack on the American consulate in Libya.
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Olam refutes insolvency claims

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 7:19
related countries: Singapore Singapore

Singapore-based commodities firm Olam International fights back in its escalating battle with US research company Muddy Waters.
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Downton creator signs for US show

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 6:45

Julian Fellowes, creator of the hit ITV drama Downton Abbey, signs up for a American "sweeping epic".
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US envoy admits Benghazi error

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 4:21
related countries: Libya Libya

Republicans go on the attack as a US envoy tipped to replace Hillary Clinton admits releasing incorrect information after a raid on a consulate in Libya.
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Ericsson in Samsung patent claim

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 3:45
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Ericsson files a lawsuit in the US against South Korea's Samsung Electronics for allegedly infringing its patents.
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US women challenge combat rules

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 2:45

Four US servicewomen file a suit through the American Civil Liberties Union against a ban on women being deployed in most combat roles.
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Babylonian artefact to tour US

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 1:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

One of the British Museum's most iconic objects, the Cyrus Cylinder - an ancient "bill of rights", will tour the US in 2013.
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Tobacco firms told to admit lying

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 1:27

A US judge orders tobacco firms to pay for a public campaign laying out decades of "past deception" over smoking risks.
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'Four killed' by US mushroom soup

Tuesday, November 27th 2012, 23:28
related places: California

A fourth person has now died after eating soup made with poisonous mushrooms at a retirement home in northern California, local officials say.
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VIDEO: Treasure 'may help Iran-US relations'

Tuesday, November 27th 2012, 22:58
related countries: Iran Iran

The Cyrus Cylinder, which is more than 2,500 years old, is regarded by historians as the world's first declaration of human rights.
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US lottery fever over $500m prize

Tuesday, November 27th 2012, 22:37

The second-largest lottery jackpot in US history reaches $500m ahead of Wednesday's prize draw thanks to massive ticket sales.
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China 'not currency manipulator'

Tuesday, November 27th 2012, 21:41
related countries: China China

The US decides not to declare China as a currency manipulator but says that the yuan remains "significantly undervalued".
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Obama presses 'fiscal cliff' case

Tuesday, November 27th 2012, 19:21

President Obama launches a week of public outreach while banging the drum for tax rises on the wealthy as the so-called fiscal cliff looms.
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Lynch: HP should back up claims

Tuesday, November 27th 2012, 17:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Packard, Hewlett

The former head of Autonomy, the UK group accused of misrepresenting its finances, demands details of the allegations from its owner, US computer maker Hewlett-Packard.
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US confidence jumps in November

Tuesday, November 27th 2012, 15:45

US consumer confidence reached its highest level in four-and-a-half years this month, according to a closely-watched survey.
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Global recovery 'under threat'

Tuesday, November 27th 2012, 12:41

Decisive action is needed to ensure the US fiscal cliff and the eurozone debt crisis do not "plunge the world back into recession", the OECD says.
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'Too fat to fly' airlines sued

Tuesday, November 27th 2012, 12:14

The husband of a US woman who was too big to be flown home from Europe - where she later died - is to sue the airlines involved for damages.
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Hotel burglars 'exploit lock bug'

Tuesday, November 27th 2012, 12:12
related places: Texas

Burglars in the US state of Texas appear to be exploiting bugs in widely used electronic door locks to steal from hotel rooms.
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US organ transplant pioneer dies

Tuesday, November 27th 2012, 10:34
related places: Boston

Dr Joseph Murray, who won the Nobel prize for his pioneering work in human organ transplants, has died at a Boston hospital aged 93.
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S Korea drops Petraeus-case woman

Tuesday, November 27th 2012, 4:43
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea is to relieve a US woman embroiled in the scandal that felled CIA director David Petraeus of the post of honorary consul, officials say.
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US 'sees biggest Cyber Monday'

Tuesday, November 27th 2012, 3:04

The US is projected to have had its biggest ever online shopping day - with "Cyber Monday" sales up at least 20% on last year, analysts say.
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Blaze in Dhaka 'troubles' Walmart

Tuesday, November 27th 2012, 1:41
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Dhaka

US retailer Walmart says it is "troubling" that a supplier subcontracted work without authorisation to a factory hit by a lethal fire in Bangladesh.
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US hit TV series filth, says star

Tuesday, November 27th 2012, 0:30

An actor in one of the biggest comedies on US television, Two and a Half Men, describes the show as "filth" and urges viewers not to watch it.
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US fiscal cliff focus on taxes

Monday, November 26th 2012, 22:37
related places: White House, Shadow

Shadow boxing ramps up between the White House and Republicans on whether to introduce tax rises to avert the upcoming "fiscal cliff".
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Thanksgiving sales 'up sharply'

Monday, November 26th 2012, 13:49
related places: Thanksgiving

US shoppers went to town over the Thanksgiving weekend, with retail spending up sharply on last year, a survey suggests.
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Twilight holds firm at number one

Monday, November 26th 2012, 10:13

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, the final instalment of the vampire fantasy films, tops the US box office for the second week in a row.
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Could the US rekindle its love of hemp?

Monday, November 26th 2012, 0:09

Could the US rekindle its love of industrial hemp?
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'Police files' in parade confetti

Sunday, November 25th 2012, 15:20
related places: New York, Macy

Some confetti at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York appears to have been made of confidential police documents, a US media report says.
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VIDEO: Driver dodges road plunge in US

Sunday, November 25th 2012, 15:09
related places: Beaverton, Oregon

A truck driver in the US state of Oregon narrowly escaped serious injury after crashing through a guardrail on a highway overpass in Beaverton.
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UK calls for US lead on Mid-East

Sunday, November 25th 2012, 13:14
related countries: Israel Israel, United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK Foreign Secretary William Hague calls for a "decisive lead" from the United States in seeking a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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Farc urges US to free commander

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 23:13

Farc urges the US to free one of its jailed commanders, Simon Trinidad, having taken a cardboard cut-out of him to peace talks this week.
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US oil-rig fire death toll rises

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 22:42
related countries: Mexico Mexico

A third Filipino dies as a result of last week's fire on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico hours after his family arrive from abroad, officials say.
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VIDEO: US begins 'Black Friday' sales

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 21:32
related places: Thanksgiving

US retailers have begun their "Black Friday" sales, reopening stores after the Thanksgiving holiday
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US begins 'Black Friday' sales

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 19:53
related places: Thanksgiving

US retailers have opened their doors for "Black Friday", usually the busiest shopping day of the year when stores reopen after the Thanksgiving holiday.
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Deadly 140-vehicle pile-up in US

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 18:40
related places: Texas, Thanksgiving

Two people have died and scores were injured after a pile-up involving at least 140 vehicles on a foggy motorway in the US state of Texas.
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Court row over US pupil tracker

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 11:59

A court challenge delays plans to expel a Texan student for refusing to wear a radio tag that tracks her movements.
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Mexico 'should change its name'

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 4:37
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexican President Felipe Calderon says he wants to change the official name of the country from the United States of Mexico to, simply, Mexico.
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VIDEO: Deadly 100-vehicle US pile-up

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 1:36
related places: Texas

A pile up involving 100 vehicles on a foggy Texas interstate has killed two people and injured at least 48 others.
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Argentina rejects US debt ruling

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 0:26
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentina says it will appeal against a US ruling ordering it to pay $1.3bn owed to foreign bond holders since its debt default in 2001.
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New Balance stays on track in Cumbria

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 0:00

The US sports firm still making trainers in Cumbria
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VIDEO: Thanksgiving marked across US

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 23:53

Millions of New Yorkers have soaked up bright autumn sunshine as the annual Thanksgiving Day parade kicked off the US holiday season.
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US marks Thanksgiving with parade

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 20:39
related places: New York, Macy, Thanksgiving

Millions of people in the US mark Thanksgiving Day, with the Macy's parade winding through New York but many still suffering in storm-hit areas.
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Rihanna's Diamonds tops US chart

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 14:51

The singer achieves her 12th number one single on the US Billboard Hot 100 with her latest track.
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Chase leaves US sitcom Community

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 10:42
related places: Chevy Chase

Former Saturday Night Live star Chevy Chase abruptly leaves US sitcom Community and will not appear in the final episodes of its current season, Sony Pictures Televison confirms.
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Danny Baker to host BBC Four show

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 10:34
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Parks

BBC Four's new commissions include a series celebrating the album, the prequel to Italian detective series Inspector Montalbano and hit US comedy Parks and Recreation.
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Apple told to disclose HTC deal

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 6:30
related countries: North Korea North Korea, Taiwan Taiwan
related places: Apple

A US judge orders Apple to disclose details of its patent sharing deal with Taiwan's HTC to its Korean rival Samsung.
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Rice defiant on Benghazi remarks

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 1:47
related countries: Libya Libya

The US ambassador to the United Nations has defended comments she made days after a deadly attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
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US hits the road for Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 0:57
related places: Thanksgiving

An estimated 43 million Americans hit the road on the eve of Thanksgiving, amid bad weather and transport union action.
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Jesse Jackson Jr quits US House

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 22:21

Illinois Democratic congressman Jesse Jackson Jr, being treated for bipolar disorder and facing ethics probes, resigns weeks after his re-election.
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Twinkies liquidation is approved

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 21:27

A US bankruptcy judge approves the liquidation of Hostess Brands, the company that makes Twinkies, Wonder Bread, Ding Dongs and Ho Hos.
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US economy 'to expand modestly'

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 16:13

The US economy is going to expand modestly in the next few months, according to the latest data from the Conference Board.
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US 'hacked office of Sarkozy'

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 15:36
related countries: France France

A French news magazine accuses the US government of having hacked into the office of Nicolas Sarkozy in the final weeks of his presidency of France.
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Police chief of Benghazi killed

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 11:44
related countries: Libya Libya

The police chief of the Libyan city of Benghazi, who took up his post after the US embassy attack, is assassinated by unknown gunmen.
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US and Mexico agree water deal

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 11:14
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexico and the US sign a new agreement on sharing and managing the Colorado River, the source of water for millions of people in the two countries.
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Autonomy 'misled HP on finances'

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 10:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Computer maker Hewlett Packard asks US and UK authorities to investigate alleged misrepresentations of Autonomy's finances before HP took over the UK software group last year.
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No last-gasp Twinkie talks deal

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 3:57

Last-ditch efforts break down aimed at ending a labour dispute threatening the future of Twinkies, one of the best-known US snack food brands.
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VIDEO: Native Americans recall forced adoption trauma

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 2:12
related places: Maine

The US state of Maine is holding truth and reconciliation hearings to help the hundreds of Native American children who were removed from their community and adopted by white families.
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VIDEO: The specially modified 'pregnant plane'

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 1:05

Dallas Campbell discovers how the different sections of a jumbo jet come together from around the world to be assembled in the USA.
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Fiscal cliff 'substantial threat'

Tuesday, November 20th 2012, 23:20

The chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke warns the fiscal cliff is a substantial threat to the recovery of the US economy.
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Record insider trading case filed

Tuesday, November 20th 2012, 17:29

An ex-fund manager is charged with what could be the biggest insider trading case in US history after allegedly using early information about drug trials.
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Probe into US dolphin mutilations

Tuesday, November 20th 2012, 17:21

US wildlife officials are investigating a spate of killings and mutilations of dolphins along the Gulf Coast over the past year.
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Obama urges reduced Asia tensions

Tuesday, November 20th 2012, 16:07
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

US President Barack Obama urges Asian nations to ease tensions over maritime disputes, amid terse exchanges at the end of a summit in Cambodia.
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Homicide probe into Indiana blast

Tuesday, November 20th 2012, 14:56
related places: Indiana

Police say they are treating as foul play an explosion that killed a married couple in the US state of Indiana.
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Attack at US embassy in Tel Aviv

Tuesday, November 20th 2012, 11:30
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Tel Aviv

A man is arrested after a security guard at the US embassy in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv is attacked with a knife and an axe.
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US drugs change stirs Mexico debate

Tuesday, November 20th 2012, 8:54
related countries: Mexico Mexico

How US marijuana legalisation puts focus on Mexico drugs war
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Ancient carvings vandalised in US

Tuesday, November 20th 2012, 3:16
related places: California

Thieves use power saws to cut out and steal a series of ancient carvings sacred to Native Americans from a California cliff side.
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VIDEO: Barack Obama hails Burma journey

Monday, November 19th 2012, 20:14
related countries: Burma Burma

Burma is on a "remarkable journey" of reform that has further to go, Barack Obama says as he makes the first visit by a serving US president.
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