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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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Obama to make historic Burma trip

Friday, November 9th 2012, 9:05
related countries: Burma Burma

Fresh from his election victory, Barack Obama will this month become the first US president to visit Burma, as part of a three-leg tour.
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Bin Laden unit punished for leak

Friday, November 9th 2012, 4:40
related places: Honor

Seven US Navy Seals are disciplined for revealing secrets while working as paid consultants on the video game Medal of Honor: Warfighter.
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Obama 'close to Florida victory'

Friday, November 9th 2012, 2:30
related places: Florida

US President Barack Obama appears close to victory in Florida, the only state yet to declare a result from Tuesday's election.
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Colombian 'drug lord' captured

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 23:43
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela announces the arrest of suspected Colombian drug dealer Jorge Milton Cifuentes Villa, for whose capture the US was offering $5m.
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Banana war ends after 20 years

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 22:44

A trade dispute between the European Union and 10 Latin American countries is formally ended at the World Trade Organization.
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Iranian jets 'fired on US drone'

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 22:03
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Gulf

The Pentagon accuses Iran of firing on a US drone carrying out a routine mission in international air space over the Gulf.
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Giffords faces gunman in court

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 20:41

Former US congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords attends court to see Jared Loughner, who shot her and killed six others, sentenced to life in prison.
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US nor'easter brings more chaos

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 15:05
related places: Sandy, New York

The New York and New Jersey region awakes to fresh power outages after heavy snow in areas still recovering from last week's super storm, Sandy.
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US trade gap at near two-year low

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 14:50

The US trade deficit fell to its lowest level in almost two years in September as exports reached an all-time high, official figures show.
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VIDEO: Thailand's king pardons US man

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 9:48
related countries: Thailand Thailand

An American citizen who was jailed for insulting the Thai king before receiving a royal pardon and being released, has told the BBC the law that he violated is obsolete and needs changing.
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Obama back as fiscal crisis looms

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 9:41
related places: Congress, Washington

Barack Obama returns to Washington focused on broaching an impasse with Republicans over the deficit reduction deal needed to avoid a fiscal crisis.
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Airbus owner posts profit fall

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 8:00
related places: Eads

Aerospace and defence group EADS posts a small fall in profits following its exposure to struggling US private jet business Hawker Beechcraft.
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VIDEO: Obama faces Washington challenge

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 7:43
related places: Congress, Washington

US President Obama and his family return to Washington as attention moves from his re-election to the need for a budget deal with Congress.
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US affirms China solar tariffs

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 3:21
related countries: China China
related places: Commerce

The US International Trade Commission upholds the higher tariffs imposed by the Department of Commerce on imports of solar cells from China.
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VIDEO: What is the US fiscal cliff?

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 0:40

The US faces a deadline to agree new legislation that could make or break the global economic recovery.
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US anti-Islam filmmaker jailed

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 23:25

A US man behind an anti-Muslim film that led to mass protests in the Middle East is sentenced to a year in jail for probation violations.
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Obama says best is yet to come

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 22:10
related places: Republican

US President Barack Obama pledges to reach across the political divide as he basks in a clear election win over Republican challenger Mitt Romney.
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Democrats retain Senate control

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 19:15
related places: House

After closely watched races, Democrats retain control over the US Senate, while Republicans will stay in charge of the House.
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Focus turns to US budget clash

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 18:44

Global markets fall after Barack Obama's victory, with investor attention now turning to a looming budget clash in Washington.
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Kenya twins named Barack and Mitt

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 17:41
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Republican

A Kenyan mother names her new-born twins after US President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney.
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Puerto Rico votes to be US state

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 14:36
related countries: Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
related places: Early

Voters in Puerto Rico have supported a non-binding referendum to become a full US state.
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Obama re-elected as US president

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 13:10
related places: Republican, White House, President

President Barack Obama wins a second term, defeating Republican Mitt Romney and overcoming dissatisfaction with the economy.
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David Cameron congratulates Obama

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 13:04

Prime Minister David Cameron has sent his congratulations to Barack Obama, who has been re-elected to a second term as US president.
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VIDEO: Obama's granny does victory dance

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 11:07
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Sarah Obama, the US president's step-grandmother, leads people in the western Kenyan village of Kogelo in a victory dance celebrating Barack Obama's re-election.
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VIDEO: Are gadgets safe to use on planes?

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 8:21

The US Federal Aviation Authority is reviewing whether electronic devices are safe to use on planes during take-off and landing.
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Results coming in US elections

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 4:12

Results are coming in as polls close in a tight US presidential race, with President Obama carrying a number of swing states.
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AOL shares jump on ad revenues

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 21:45

Shares in AOL jump 22% after the US internet firm reported a sharp rise in advertising revenues.
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US votes in neck-and-neck contest

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 21:40

Millions of Americans are voting on whether to re-elect President Barack Obama or choose Mitt Romney with polls predicting a tight race.
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US composer Elliott Carter dies

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 16:36

US classical composer and double Pulitzer Prize winner Elliott Carter dies at the age of 103.
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US rivals address final rallies

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 6:49

US presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney make closing arguments in final campaigning before an election too close to call.
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Suzuki to end car sales in the US

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 4:48

Japan's Suzuki says it will stop selling cars in the US as it continues to struggle to compete with rivals in the world's second-biggest market.
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Apple anti-Google case dismissed

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 2:59
related places: Apple

A US judge dismisses Apple's case in which it alleged that Google's Motorola unit was seeking excessive royalty payments for patents.
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Alzheimer's found decades earlier

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 2:07

Some of the earliest signs of Alzheimer's disease have been found in the brain, more than two decades before the first symptoms usually appear.
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Foes now friends: US pilot and the Serb who shot him down

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 0:55

US stealth pilot befriends the Serb who shot him down
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US soldier in court over massacre

Monday, November 5th 2012, 22:49
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Preliminary hearings begin for US soldier Sgt Robert Bales who is accused of killing 16 civilians, including nine children, in Afghanistan.
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Murray opens Finals bid with win

Monday, November 5th 2012, 21:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Andy Murray battles his way to an edgy opening win against Tomas Berdych at the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
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Morning business round-up

Monday, November 5th 2012, 12:03
related places: Asia

Our daily morning business round-up looks at the main stories in Europe and Asia, including HSBC setting aside an extra $800m to cover potential US fines.
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VIDEO: India's version of the 'American Dream'

Monday, November 5th 2012, 11:30
related countries: India India

America's Silicon Valley has always been a hub for some of the brightest and best Indian immigrants to start businesse, now, in a reversal, more people from the US are moving to the sub-continent with their ideas.
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HSBC earmarks more for US fines

Monday, November 5th 2012, 11:00

HSBC bank puts aside a further $800m to cover potential money laundering fines in the US as it announces a fall in quarterly profits.
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TLC plan first album for 10 years

Monday, November 5th 2012, 10:42

The surviving members of US R&B group TLC confirm plans for a new album, a decade after the death of bandmate Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes.
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Wreck-It Ralph tops US box office

Monday, November 5th 2012, 10:24
related places: Disney

Disney's animated film Wreck-It Ralph scores a phenomenal weekend at the US box office with $49.1m (£30.7m) in ticket sales.
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VIDEO: Fighter pilot embraces former foe

Monday, November 5th 2012, 9:10
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro
related places: Belgrade

A remarkable friendship has developed between a US stealth fighter pilot and the man who shot him down during Nato air strikes over Belgrade.
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US-Japan military drills begin

Monday, November 5th 2012, 8:43
related countries: China China, Japan Japan

The US and Japan begin joint military exercises, amid simmering tensions with China over disputed islands in the East China Sea.
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Can the 'American Dream' be reversed in India?

Monday, November 5th 2012, 5:44
related countries: India India

Why are American entrepreneurs leaving Silicon Valley for India?
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VIDEO: Volunteers help NY Sandy victims

Monday, November 5th 2012, 5:09
related places: Sandy

The pain of superstorm Sandy is still being felt in the eastern United States, with officials saying tens of thousands of people could soon need rehousing because of an expected cold spell.
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Heartbeat 'could power pacemaker'

Monday, November 5th 2012, 4:02

A device which could harness energy from a beating heart can produce enough electricity to keep a pacemaker running, according to US researchers.
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Hyundai and Kia dip on fuel error

Monday, November 5th 2012, 3:57

Hyundai and Kia Motors shares dip as they say they will compensate US consumers after admitting to overstating fuel efficiency of some vehicles.
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Child dies in US zoo wild dog pen

Sunday, November 4th 2012, 22:22
related places: Pittsburgh

A small child dies after falling into an enclosure of African wild dogs, or African painted dogs, at a zoo in the US city of Pittsburgh.
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US rivals deadlocked in last push

Sunday, November 4th 2012, 19:06

US presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are in the thick of the final two days of campaigning with the outcome still in the balance.
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Apple paid only 2% tax outside US

Sunday, November 4th 2012, 14:08

Apple is the latest multinational to come under scrutiny for the amount of corporation tax it pays, following Starbucks, Facebook and Google.
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VIDEO: US rivals deadlocked in last push

Sunday, November 4th 2012, 9:59

The US presidential candidates are heading into the final two days of campaigning with the outcome still too close to call.
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US mercy-dash helicopter crashes

Sunday, November 4th 2012, 7:01
related countries: Georgia Georgia
related places: Atlanta

A police helicopter searching for a missing child crashes in Atlanta, killing both officers on board, US officials in the state of Georgia say.
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US rivals battle for swing states

Sunday, November 4th 2012, 4:52

US presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney address large crowds as they criss-cross key battleground states ahead of Tuesday's election.
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Clinton condemns Black killing

Saturday, November 3rd 2012, 14:46
related places: Black

The murder of prison officer David Black was an outrageous and cowardly act, United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says.
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From BBC vaults: Five moments from US elections past

Saturday, November 3rd 2012, 2:43

Five fascinating snapshots of past US elections
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US 'using web to subvert Cubans'

Saturday, November 3rd 2012, 1:30
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuba accuses the US of helping Cuban dissidents access the internet as part of a campaign to undermine the communist government.
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VIDEO: Mapping US ethnicity

Saturday, November 3rd 2012, 0:25

The past and future of US immigration patterns
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How the GI influx shaped Britain's view of Americans

Saturday, November 3rd 2012, 0:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

How the WWII GI influx shaped British view of US
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Oil prices fall on strong dollar

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 23:35
related places: Sandy

Oil prices fall after the dollar strengthens and the US government allows foreign tankers to deliver supplies in the wake of super storm Sandy.
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VIDEO: Anger grows over Sandy response

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 22:57
related places: Sandy

Millions of people are still without power and transport remains badly affected in some areas after superstorm Sandy struck the US east coast on Monday.
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VIDEO: Obama and Romney in final campaign slog

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 22:40
related places: Romney

US Presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have embarked on a final frenzy of campaigning, in an effort to take advantage of the last weekend before the general election.
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US election race reaches endgame

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 21:35

US presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney launch a last-gasp dash to win undecided voters, four days before the general election.
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US economy adds 171,000 new jobs

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 20:34

The US economy created more jobs than expected in October, in the last litmus test of recovery before Tuesday's presidential election.
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Lower oil price knocks Chevron

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 20:30
related places: Chevron

US oil giant Chevron reports a drop in profits between July and September due to lower oil prices and falling production.
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Wada accepts Armstrong evidence

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 18:45
related places: Armstrong

World Anti-Doping Agency accept Usada's report that American cyclist Lance Armstrong was guilty of doping.
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Fuel shortage hits Sandy recovery

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 15:51
related places: Sandy

Anger rises as fuel shortages and difficulties in reconnecting power hamper efforts to restore normality to US areas badly hit by Storm Sandy.
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Huge fine for sharing pornography

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 10:33

A US man is hit with a $1.5m fine for sharing gay porn movies over BitTorrent - believed to be a record payout in a file-sharing case.
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Britney US libel case thrown out

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 10:02

A judge rules there's not enough evidence for singer's former manager to sue the singer and her family.
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US Secret Service man 'suicide'

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 9:43

A US Secret Service agent assigned to President Obama's detail has committed suicide amid claims he failed to disclose a relationship, sources say.
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Protest over Okinawa 'assault'

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 8:44
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Okinawa

Japan protests to the US following an assault in Okinawa allegedly involving a member of the US military.
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US storm Sandy toll close to 100

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 7:08
related places: Sandy

The death toll in the US from storm Sandy rises above 90, as East Coast residents struggle with continued flooding, blackouts and fuel shortages.
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Customer growth boosts Starbucks

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 4:17

US coffee giant Starbucks says an increase in customers going to its outlets boosted revenue in the fourth quarter by 6%.
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US rivals tussle over 'change'

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 3:42
related places: Republican

Five days from the US election, President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney are fighting to claim the mantle of change.
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VIDEO: Tappin changes plea to guilty

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 3:06
related countries: Iran Iran, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British businessman accused of plotting to sell anti-aircraft missile parts to Iran has pleaded guilty in a US court.
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Sandy death toll keeps climbing

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 1:45
related places: Sandy

The US death toll from Sandy tops 90 as swathes of the East Coast battle to recover, three days after being battered by the massive storm.
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US man jailed for Pentagon plot

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 1:07

A US court hands a 17-year sentence to a man accused of plotting to attack the Pentagon and the US Capitol with explosives-laden model aircraft.
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VIDEO: US candidates fight to the finish

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 23:15
related places: Sandy

President Barack Obama has resumed his election campaign, which he had suspended because of the devastation caused by superstorm Sandy.
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US consumer confidence on the up

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 21:11

US consumer confidence jumps to an almost five-year high, according to a closely-watched survey, largely due to improvements in the US jobs market.
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Tappin pleads guilty over weapons

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 20:41
related countries: Iran Iran, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A retired London businessman extradited to the United States pleads guilty to selling weapons parts to Iran.
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US campaign restarts after Sandy

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 17:43

President Obama resumes the election campaign suspended over the devastating Storm Sandy, as New York restarts a partial subway service.
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Will US succeed in reshaping Syria opposition?

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 15:52
related countries: Syria Syria

Will US succeed in reshaping 'ineffective' Syrian opposition?
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Shooting rocks US Halloween party

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 12:13
related places: California

At least four people have been wounded in a shooting outside a Halloween party at a university in the US state of California.
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Smugglers' car stuck on US fence

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 11:38
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Suspected Mexican drug smugglers who used ramps to try to drive over a US border fence are forced to abandon the plan after their car gets stuck.
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Barclays faces $470m energy fine

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 8:12
related places: California

Barclays is threatened with fines of $470m (£291m) by US regulators to settle accusations it sought to manipulate the California energy markets from 2006-2008.
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VIDEO: Fact v fiction on the campaign trail

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 7:19
related places: Christian, Republican

As the US prepares to take to the polls, Talking Movies reports on a film in which an actress posing as a real conservative Christian voter hits the Republican primary campaign trail to meet the candidates.
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VIDEO: US prepares for resumed campaign

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 5:52
related places: Republican

President Obama will hold a series of election rallies later as he resumes campaigning. The Republican candidate, Mitt Romney, will also be on the campaign trail.
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10 US election oddities explained

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 0:17

10 lesser-spotted things about the US election
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US exchanges open for business

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 21:41
related places: Sandy, New York

The stock markets in New York reopen after their longest closure since 9/11 due to the superstorm Sandy.
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Obama visits storm disaster zone

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 21:16
related places: Sandy

US President Barack Obama tours the state of New Jersey, to survey the devastation two days after the massive storm, Sandy, made landfall nearby.
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US warning over Syrian extremism

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 20:40
related countries: Syria Syria

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urges the Syrian opposition to reject extremism and says the rebel leadership must be more inclusive.
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Querrey shocks Djokovic in Paris

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 16:58
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Novak Djokovic collapses to a three-set defeat by American Sam Querrey in the second round of the Paris Masters.
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Eastern US gets back on its feet

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 16:54
related places: Sandy

Businesses and services in the north-eastern US start re-opening, despite major damage and continuing disruption caused by storm Sandy.
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US man snatches $8.5m poker title

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 16:19

Professional US card player Greg Merson wins the World Series of Poker in a marathon match, going home $8.53m (£5.3m) richer.
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GM plans more cost cuts in Europe

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 15:46

US carmaker General Motors says it plans $500m in cost cuts at its troubled Europe unit as it reveals a bigger-than-expected quarterly profit.
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Court rules against US detainee

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 10:48
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK Supreme Court rules against a legal charity which argued a Pakistani national in US custody should be handed over to the UK.
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US counts cost as Sandy recedes

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 5:33
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Sandy

At least 40 people have been killed, millions are without power and transport across the north-eastern US has been severely disrupted as storm Sandy heads north for Canada.
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VIDEO: 'There are rollercoasters in the water'

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 4:46
related places: New York, Seaside Heights

A massive clean up is under way from what may be, according to New York's mayor, the worst storm the north-east coast of the US has ever seen. Jody Herrington from the charity Operation Blessing said that at Seaside Heights in New Jersey there were r
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VIDEO: Katrina mayor: What America has learned

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 3:31
related places: America, Sandy

The day after super-storm Sandy hit the US east coast, the region is dealing with the aftermath: flooding, fires and major power outages.
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VIDEO: Strict US voting laws affect millions

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 0:58

Will millions of Americans be denied the vote?
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How Alistair Cooke brought two nations together

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 0:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

How Alistair Cooke brought Britain and the US together
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