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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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United States: news

Rallies kick off Obama campaign

Sunday, May 6th 2012, 8:46
related places: Ohio

US President Barack Obama kicks off his campaign for re-election in November with a rally in Ohio focusing on the economy.
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McIlroy surges up US leaderboard

Saturday, May 5th 2012, 22:12
related places: Quail Hollow

Rory McIlroy is two shots off the lead after the third round of the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow, North Carolina.
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US drone 'kills nine' in Pakistan

Saturday, May 5th 2012, 11:46
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Nine suspected militants have been killed by a US drone in a volatile tribal region of north-west Pakistan, officials say.
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Call for US return of native land

Saturday, May 5th 2012, 2:09

A UN special rapporteur says he will recommend the US restore tribal lands, including the Black Hills of South Dakota, site of Mount Rushmore.
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US job growth slows during April

Friday, May 4th 2012, 21:06

The US economy created 115,000 jobs during April, fewer than the previous month and less than analysts had expected, sending stock markets lower.
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US expects Chen out of China soon

Friday, May 4th 2012, 20:51
related countries: China China

The US says Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng has been offered a fellowship by a US university and it expects China to allow him out soon.
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Beastie Boys' Yauch dies aged 47

Friday, May 4th 2012, 20:42

Beastie Boys rapper Adam Yauch has died at the age of 47, after a three-year battle with cancer.
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New path for Keystone XL pipeline

Friday, May 4th 2012, 16:55
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Alberta

The Canadian firm trying to build an oil pipeline from Alberta to the US Gulf Coast has formally proposed a new route, the US state department says.
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Viewpoint: Why US and China need a deal on Chen

Friday, May 4th 2012, 12:12
related countries: China China

Why US and China need a deal on dissident Chen
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China may let dissident go abroad

Friday, May 4th 2012, 11:33
related countries: China China

China says prominent dissident Chen Guangcheng can apply to study abroad, potentially showing a way out of the diplomatic crisis with the US.
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VIDEO: Chen calls US Congress for help

Friday, May 4th 2012, 6:31
related countries: China China

Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng has telephoned a US Congressional hearing to plead for help in his attempts to leave China with his family.
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Chen phones US Congress for help

Friday, May 4th 2012, 6:20
related countries: China China

Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng telephones a US Congressional hearing to plead for help in his attempts to leave China with his family.
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VIDEO: US toddler unfazed by hungry lion

Friday, May 4th 2012, 3:48

A child has been caught on camera at a zoo, seemingly oblivious to the desperate efforts of one of its residents to make a meal out of him.
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VIDEO: On the hunt with US 'meteor zombies'

Friday, May 4th 2012, 2:51
related places: California

When a meteor shower streaked across the north California skies 10 days ago, treasure-seekers rushed to California's Gold Country looking for space rocks.
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NFL star's death ruled suicide

Friday, May 4th 2012, 0:34

Former NFL star Junior Seau died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, a US coroner says, returning a verdict of suicide on the former San Diego Charger.
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Bin Laden 'frustrated at the end'

Thursday, May 3rd 2012, 22:11
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Newly released papers from Osama Bin Laden's hideout reveal a frustrated al-Qaeda leader struggling to master an unruly network, the US military says.
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VIDEO: Chen phones US Congress for help

Thursday, May 3rd 2012, 21:37
related countries: China China

Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng has telephoned a US Congressional hearing to plead for help in his attempts to leave China with his family.
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Records thief foiled by collector

Thursday, May 3rd 2012, 21:08

An in-house thief at the US National Archives is jailed after a radio recording enthusiast saw his own donated Babe Ruth interview for sale on eBay.
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Chen 'unable to meet US envoys'

Thursday, May 3rd 2012, 18:46
related countries: China China

Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng says he has been unable to meet US officials to discuss his desire to leave the country, he tells the BBC.
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RBS repays £163bn emergency loans

Thursday, May 3rd 2012, 16:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Friday

RBS will say on Friday that, as of next week, it will have repaid all the £163bn of emergency loans it received from UK and US taxpayers, the BBC has learned.
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GM profits knocked by Europe loss

Thursday, May 3rd 2012, 15:19

US car giant General Motors reports a sharp drop in quarterly profits, in part due to its loss-making European operations.
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Russia warns on missile defence

Thursday, May 3rd 2012, 12:22
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia warns it is prepared to use force pre-emptively if the US goes ahead with its plans for a missile defence system based in Eastern Europe.
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Chen 'not forced from US embassy'

Thursday, May 3rd 2012, 10:14
related countries: China China

Chen Guangcheng was not put under pressure to leave the US embassy, its ambassador says, as the activist tells the BBC he wants to leave China.
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Jack White scores US number one

Thursday, May 3rd 2012, 9:23

Jack White has scored his first number one album in the US with his debut solo record, Blunderbuss.
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Dissident 'wants to leave China'

Thursday, May 3rd 2012, 6:39
related countries: China China

Activist Chen Guangcheng says he wants to leave China hours after leaving his US embassy refuge, as US-China strategic talks get under way.
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VIDEO: Clinton: 'Do not deny aspirations'

Thursday, May 3rd 2012, 3:32
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has told China that it cannot deny the aspirations of its citizens, during a news conference at the start of high-level trade and security talks between the two countries in Beijing.
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US calls for China policy change

Thursday, May 3rd 2012, 3:09
related countries: China China

US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner urges China to change its export-led growth policy and increase domestic consumption.
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Betrayed Edwards wife 'tore bra'

Thursday, May 3rd 2012, 2:44

Former US senator John Edwards' daughter flees court during evidence about a furious confrontation between her father and mother over his affair.
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Forgotten US inmate 'drank urine'

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, 21:40

A man who was locked in a tiny cell for five days without water and food tells of drinking his own urine to survive, as drug agents apologise.
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'Threats' ousted China activist

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, 21:37
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Leading Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng says he left his refuge in the US embassy in Beijing after Chinese authorities made threats to his family.
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Charges over Florida hazing death

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, 19:24
related places: Orlando, Florida

Prosecutors in the US city of Orlando charge 13 over the hazing death of Florida A&M University student Robert Champion, who died on a university bus.
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VIDEO: Scuffles over Chen at hospital

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, 18:34
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng says he gave up his refuge in the US embassy in Beijing after Chinese authorities made threats to family members.
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China activist leaves US embassy

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, 15:00
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng leaves his refuge in the US embassy in Beijing and will stay in China, amid reports his family had been threatened.
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Obama pledges end to Afghan war

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, 14:17
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Laden

US President Obama pledges to "finish the job" on a surprise trip to Afghanistan a year after Osama Bin Laden's death, as seven die in a Kabul blast
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Shaft guitarist Pitts dies at 65

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, 10:56
related places: Memphis, Pitts, Shaft

Charles 'Skip' Pitts, the US soul and blues guitarist who played on Isaac Hayes' Theme from Shaft, dies in a Memphis hospital at the age of 65.
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Knox trial video cost challenged

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, 9:56
related countries: Italy Italy

Auditors are investigating Italian prosecutors involved in the murder trial of US student Amanda Knox over the cost of a controversial video re-enactment.
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Escape overshadows US-China talks

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, 5:45
related countries: China China

Hillary Clinton arrives in China for talks set to be overshadowed by the fate of a Chinese activist, as state media mentions the case for the first time.
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Toyota US sales continue to rise

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, 5:33

Toyota's US sales rise 11.6% in April from a year earlier as it continues to regain market share in the world's biggest economy.
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Canada 'to give Black residency'

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, 4:18
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Black

Disgraced former media mogul Conrad Black will be allowed to live in Canada after he finishes a prison term in the US, government sources say.
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Occupy stages day of US protests

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, 1:45
related places: San Francisco, New York

Occupy Wall Street protesters stage rallies from New York to San Francisco, as they call for a US general strike to mark International Workers' Day.
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Gay Mitt Romney spokesman resigns

Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 23:12

An openly gay spokesman for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney resigns, citing personal reasons but amid criticism by anti-gay conservatives.
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Obama signs strategic Afghan deal

Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 21:29
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

US President Barack Obama signs a strategic accord with Afghan President Hamid Karzai on a previously unannounced visit to Afghanistan.
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VIDEO: Obama silent on China dissident

Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 21:19
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Activists claim Mr Chen entered the US embassy in Beijing earlier this month, after slipping out of his home.
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VIDEO: Plan to 'replace war with peace'

Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 21:10
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

US President Barack Obama has signed a strategic agreement with Afghan leader Hamid Karzai on a previously unannounced visit to Afghanistan.
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Dow Jones rises to four-year high

Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 20:37

The Dow Jones index closes at its highest level for more than four years after data showed US manufacturing was stronger than expected in April.
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The Truman Show: Levittown at school

Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 17:12

The US students graduating into a gloomy economy
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Norwegian swimming champion dies

Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 15:57
related countries: Norway Norway

Norway's world swimming champion Alexander Dale Oen dies suddenly in the US, aged 26, the country's swimming federation says.
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Jailed US man cleared of murder

Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 15:19

A US man who spent more than 16 years in prison is freed after new DNA evidence clears his name.
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The US and China's dilemma over Chen Guangcheng

Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 13:36
related countries: China China

Activist's escape overshadows talks between the US and China
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Globes producer prevails in trial

Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 9:29
related places: Los Angeles

The production company behind the Golden Globes telecast had the right to negotiate a long-term deal with US broadcaster NBC, a judge in Los Angeles rules.
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Chavez urges exit from OAS body

Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 9:10
related countries: Cuba Cuba, Venezuela Venezuela

Hugo Chavez says Venezuela should pull out of the Inter-American Human Rights Commission, in a speech ahead of returning to Cuba for cancer treatment.
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Man in court over US shootings

Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 7:11
related places: California

Former nursing student One Goh denies killing seven people in a shooting rampage at a California university, as he appears in court.
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White House explains drone policy

Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 6:30
related places: White House

A White House official details the US use of drones to kill members of al-Qaeda, and reveals that Osama Bin Laden's papers are to go online.
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Obama silent on China dissident

Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 3:29
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Barack Obama refuses to comment on the whereabouts of a Chinese dissident said to be at the US embassy in Beijing after fleeing house arrest.
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Sharp rise in US opiate babies

Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 1:30

The number of US babies born with symptoms of opiate withdrawal increased threefold between 2000 and 2009, new research shows.
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VIDEO: Chinese activist location unknown

Monday, April 30th 2012, 22:46
related countries: China China

Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng is thought to be under American protection since he escaped house arrest, but exactly how is not yet clear.
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N Korea's 'provocations must end'

Monday, April 30th 2012, 22:25
related countries: Japan Japan, North Korea North Korea

US President Obama and Japanese PM Noda warn North Korea its "old pattern of provocation" - including a recent failed rocket launch - is over.
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US forces join jungle search for Kony

Monday, April 30th 2012, 17:24
related places: Africa

US forces join jungle hunt for one of Africa's most wanted warlords
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US spending rises 0.3% in March

Monday, April 30th 2012, 15:58
related places: March

US consumer data shows that spending rose 0.3% and personal income increased 0.4% during March - another sign of recovery for the US economy.
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EU cautions China over activist

Monday, April 30th 2012, 12:49
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

The EU urges China to exercise 'restraint' in the case of escaped activist Chen Guangcheng, amid reports family members and associates have been rounded up.
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Dating comedy woos US cinemagoers

Monday, April 30th 2012, 8:54
related places: Friday, Man

Dating comedy Think Like a Man remains the top film at the North American box office in the absence of The Avengers, which opens in the US on Friday.
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US yacht race 'crash' kills three

Monday, April 30th 2012, 3:29
related places: California

Three sailors die and a fourth is missing during a California yacht race, only weeks after another fatal accident off the same coast.
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Japan PM on US trip to boost ties

Monday, April 30th 2012, 3:18
related countries: Japan Japan, North Korea North Korea
related places: Washington

Japanese PM Yoshihiko Noda is meeting US President Barack Obama in Washington to boost ties amid tension over North Korea's recent rocket launch.
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VIDEO: US soldiers in hunt for Joseph Kony

Monday, April 30th 2012, 2:18
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic

The US has sent 100 special forces soldiers to the Central African Republic to help co-ordinate the fight against the Lords' Resistance Army (LRA) led by Joseph Kony.
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VIDEO: Obama cracks jokes at annual dinner

Sunday, April 29th 2012, 11:32

US President Barack Obama has been showing his lighter side, entertaining an audience at the annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner.
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Cuban 'defector' actors reappear

Saturday, April 28th 2012, 20:47
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: New York

Two actors in a film about escaping Cuba emerge a week after disappearing on the way to a New York film festival, saying they will seek asylum in the US.
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China activist 'in US protection'

Saturday, April 28th 2012, 10:37
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng is under "US protection" in Beijing after his dramatic escape from house arrest, a US-based rights group says.
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China dissident 'in US embassy'

Saturday, April 28th 2012, 6:42
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

China dissident Chen Guangcheng has fled to the US embassy in Beijing after a dramatic escape from house arrest, says fellow activist Hu Jia.
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New rules for US Secret Service

Saturday, April 28th 2012, 1:13
related countries: Colombia Colombia

The US Secret Service tightens rules on drinking and behaviour on foreign trips, as it battles with the fallout from a sex scandal in Colombia.
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Friday, April 27th 2012, 22:07
related countries: Somalia Somalia

A US jury convicts a Somali man of piracy for serving as a hostage negotiator in the hijacking of a US yacht where all four on board were killed.
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US economic growth rate slowing

Friday, April 27th 2012, 17:45

US economic growth slowed to an annualised pace of 2.2% in the first quarter of the year, from 3% in the final three months of last year.
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Adults-only Gaga gig rocks Seoul

Friday, April 27th 2012, 15:18
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

US pop star Lady Gaga kicks off her Born This Way Ball tour with a concert in Seoul that fans under the age of 18 had been forbidden to attend.
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Ford suffers European sales slump

Friday, April 27th 2012, 11:54
related places: Ford

US carmaker Ford reports lower quarterly profits following weak sales in Europe and higher tax charges.
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The US tribe taking on big beer

Friday, April 27th 2012, 11:41

An alcohol-ravaged Native American tribe fights back
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Tappin vows to fight terror claim

Friday, April 27th 2012, 7:22
related countries: Iran Iran, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A retired UK businessman extradited to the US on charges of plotting to sell weapons parts to Iran says he will vigorously contest the claim.
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Starbucks sees profits rise 18%

Friday, April 27th 2012, 6:10

US coffee giant Starbucks reports a sharp rise in profits despite weak sales in Europe.
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US and Japan reach Okinawa deal

Friday, April 27th 2012, 3:48
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Okinawa, Marines, Asia

The United States agrees to move thousands of Marines based in Okinawa out of Japan to Hawaii, Guam and other locations in Asia.
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New sex claim hits Secret Service

Friday, April 27th 2012, 2:40
related countries: El Salvador El Salvador

The US Secret Service is looking into allegations its employees paid for strippers and prostitutes in El Salvador ahead of a presidential visit.
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Cyber-security bill past US House

Friday, April 27th 2012, 0:52
related places: White House

A bill allowing access to private web data on suspicion of a cyber threat passes the US House of Representatives, despite a White House veto threat.
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US bailout fund 'may make loss'

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 23:05

US taxpayers are unlikely to see a return on the $700bn Tarp rescue fund for financial sector, according to a report.
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Manning must face serious charge

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 22:20

A US military judge refuses to dismiss the most serious charge against alleged Wikileaks source Bradley Manning, who will face trial in September.
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Ryan defends 'Catholic budget'

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 20:20
related countries: Guyana Guyana

US Congressman Paul Ryan's defends this budget plan in a speech at Georgetown University, after faculty and priests at the school criticised the plan.
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US soldier killed in Afghanistan

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 16:48
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A US soldier serving with the Isaf force is shot dead in southern Afghanistan by a man wearing an Afghan army uniform, Isaf says, in the latest of a series of similar incidents.
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The road to recovery?

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 11:00

Could the US learn to love state intervention in the economy?
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VIDEO: 'Cactus Jack' puppy's spiky story

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 10:31

A puppy in the US is up for adoption after being found alone and covered with cactus spines.
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Alien species 'extending seasons'

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 7:59
related places: Non

Non-native plant species are extending the growing season in eastern US forests by an average of four weeks, a study suggests.
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VIDEO: US teens 'drunk on hand sanitiser'

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 3:33
related places: Albuquerque

Police in Albuquerque say an increasing number of teenagers are getting drunk by consuming hand sanitiser and mouthwash.
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US banker admits to China bribe

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 3:03
related countries: China China, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

A former Morgan Stanley executive pleads guilty to bribing a Chinese official in exchange for business and personal gains.
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VIDEO: The brotherhood of US presidents

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 1:58

The bonds and burdens of US presidents
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US air screeners 'ran drug ring'

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 0:47
related places: Los Angeles

Four current and former security screeners at Los Angeles international airport are arrested and charged with drug-trafficking and bribery.
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US charges over 'China arms plot'

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 23:19
related countries: China China

US prosecutors charge two Taiwanese nationals with attempting to export US military technology - for the alleged benefit of the Chinese government.
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US state abolishes death penalty

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 20:55

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signs the repeal of the death penalty into law, making the state the 17th in the US to end capital punishment.
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Supreme Court hears migrant law

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 20:40
related places: Arizona

US Supreme Court justices appear sceptical of challenges to a controversial Arizona immigrant law requiring immigrants to produce ID on demand.
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Gingrich to end White House bid

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 20:25
related places: Republican

Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich will suspend his long-shot campaign next week, his spokesman tells US media.
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Marine discharged over Obama slur

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 19:02

A US Marine sergeant who criticised President Barack Obama as an enemy on Facebook is to face an other-than-honourable discharge.
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Federal Reserve more optimistic

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 18:49

The Federal Reserve's interest rate setters raise their forecasts for US economic growth in 2012 but leave rates unchanged.
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Vice scandal 'did not risk Obama'

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 16:49
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: Senate

US President Barack Obama was not endangered by a prostitution scandal involving a dozen Secret Service agents in Colombia, a Senate panel is told.
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US durable goods see sharp fall

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 14:23
related places: March

Orders for durable goods in the US fell 4.2% in March, the Commerce Department says, pointing to weakening growth.
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Colombia anger at sex tourism taint

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 10:23
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Anger grows in Colombia at US sex scandal fallout
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Jackson presents Hobbit footage

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 10:00

Director Peter Jackson unveils 10 minutes of footage of The Hobbit to a mixed reaction at the CinemaCon convention in the US.
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