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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

G8 targets 'growth and stability'

Saturday, May 19th 2012, 16:31

G8 leaders begin talks in the US, with President Obama saying they are "absolutely committed" to growth and fiscal consolidation.
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SpaceX aborts launch at lift-off

Saturday, May 19th 2012, 10:58
related places: Falcon, Dragon

The US firm SpaceX aborts the lift-off of its Falcon rocket and Dragon ship to the International Space Station.
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Eurozone set to dominate G8 talks

Saturday, May 19th 2012, 9:22
related countries: Germany Germany, Greece Greece

Europe's debt crisis is to top the agenda at the G8 summit in the US, amid fears that trouble in the eurozone could have global consequences.
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US baby boomers in Hep C warning

Saturday, May 19th 2012, 2:02

US baby boomers are advised to get tested for the liver-destroying virus hepatitis C, in a move health officials say could save 120,000 lives.
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Merkel 'suggests Greek euro vote'

Friday, May 18th 2012, 21:13
related countries: France France

Greek officials say Germany's Chancellor Merkel has suggested a euro referendum, but Berlin denies the report, as world leaders gather in the US for a G8 summit meeting.
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Maryland allows same-sex divorce

Friday, May 18th 2012, 21:10
related places: Maryland

The highest court in Maryland allows gay couples to divorce, even though same-sex marriage is not yet allowed in that US state.
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Obama unveils US Africa food plan

Friday, May 18th 2012, 15:45
related places: Washington, Africa

US President Barack Obama announces a $3bn (£1.9bn) plan to boost food security in Africa ahead of a G-8 summit near Washington.
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JP Morgan boss to testify in US

Friday, May 18th 2012, 13:01
related places: Senate

JP Morgan chairman and chief executive Jamie Dimon will appear before a Senate committee to explain the bank's $2bn trading loss on a failed hedging strategy.
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VIDEO: G8 leaders to meet at Camp David

Friday, May 18th 2012, 4:57
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Moody

G8 leaders are due to meet at Camp David in the US, as world stock markets fall in response to the latest downgrading of 16 banks in Spain by the ratings agency Moody's.
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US puts tariffs on Chinese panels

Friday, May 18th 2012, 1:18
related countries: China China

The US says it will impose import tariffs of about 30% on Chinese solar companies, saying China is flooding it with subsidised products.
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Markets drop on eurozone worries

Thursday, May 17th 2012, 22:40

Concern over the eurozone debt crisis has continued to weigh on financial markets, with the euro dropping more than a cent against the US dollar.
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US relaxes some Burma sanctions

Thursday, May 17th 2012, 22:30
related countries: Burma Burma

The US says it has relaxed some sanctions on investments in Burma and named an ambassador to the country following political reforms.
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US strike plan on Iran 'ready'

Thursday, May 17th 2012, 21:25
related countries: Iran Iran, Israel Israel
related places: Washington

The US has plans in place to attack Iran if other measures fail to stop it developing nuclear weapons, Washington's envoy to Israel says.
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White births now minority in US

Thursday, May 17th 2012, 20:27

Children from racial and ethnic minorities now account for more than half the births in the US, estimates from the latest census data say.
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Disco singer Donna Summer dies

Thursday, May 17th 2012, 18:23
related places: Love

US singer Donna Summer, famous for disco hits including I Feel Love and Love To Love You Baby, dies at the age of 63.
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Hondurans protest over shootings

Thursday, May 17th 2012, 15:07
related countries: Honduras Honduras

Protesters in Honduras burn government offices and demand that US drug enforcers leave the area following the fatal shooting of four people.
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Buffett in newspaper investment

Thursday, May 17th 2012, 14:33

Berkshire Hathaway, the holding company of legendary investor Warren Buffett, invests in 63 local newspapers in the south-eastern US.
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N Korea 'resumes work' on reactor

Thursday, May 17th 2012, 3:36
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea resumes work on a light water reactor that could be used to support its nuclear programme after months of inactivity, a US institute says.
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Obama honours Vietnam War soldier

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 22:01
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam
related places: Honor

US President Barack Obama awards the Medal of Honor to a Vietnam War soldier, four decades after his original recommendation was lost.
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Fed wary of any US spending cuts

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 19:07

The Federal Reserve is worried about the impact on the US economy if government spending is cut sharply, minutes of its April meeting show.
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'Innocent man' executed in Texas

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 17:27
related places: Texas

The US state of Texas is likely to have executed an innocent man due to careless handling of the case, a report by US law students claims.
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Obama bid raises $44m in April

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 14:04

US President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party raise a combined $43.6m in April, down from a total of $53m a month earlier.
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US rendition 'torture' case heard

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 12:27
related countries: Germany Germany

A German man who alleges he was subjected to "extraordinary rendition" by the CIA takes his case to the European Court of Human Rights.
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GM to drop adverts on Facebook

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 10:05

US car giant General Motors says it will stop advertising on Facebook, days ahead of the social networking site's share flotation.
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Mexico writer Carlos Fuentes dies

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 9:43
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Carlos Fuentes, one of the most famous Latin American authors, known for fiction and political essays, dies in Mexico at the age of 83.
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HTC shares dip on shipment delay

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 9:06
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Shares of Taiwan's HTC fall after US customs officials hold up shipments of its new smartphones over a patent dispute.
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VIDEO: Arizona wildfire continues to rage

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 6:33
related places: Crown King, Arizona

US firefighters are continuing to battle a growing wildfire near Crown King in Arizona, with dry conditions and high wind hampering efforts to contain it.
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Home HIV tests backed by US panel

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 6:18

Over-the-counter HIV tests, which would allow people in the US to check in the privacy of their homes if they have the virus, move a step closer.
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VIDEO: David Beckham butt of Obama's jokes

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 5:35
related places: White House

President Obama has welcomed the LA Galaxy football team to the White House to celebrate the team's winning of the Major League soccer championship in the US.
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US sanctions Dawood India aides

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 4:44
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

The US places sanctions on Chhota Shakeel and Ibrahim 'Tiger' Memon - top Indian aides of former Mumbai underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.
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Chen speaks to US Congress again

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 2:34
related countries: China China

Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng tells the US Congress of "a pattern" of harassment against his relatives, in a second telephone conversation.
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US safety fears curb F-22 flights

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 2:23

The Pentagon issues further safety procedures for its most advanced fighter jet, following complaints by pilots about oxygen shortages during flights.
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US sets goal to tame Alzheimer's

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 18:49

The US launches a national plan to tackle Alzheimer's, as estimates show 16 million people will be affected by dementia by 2050.
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JPMorgan's Dimon wins pay backing

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 16:23

The head of JPMorgan Chase, the biggest US bank, is backed by shareholders days after it revealed a $2bn (£1.2bn) trading blunder.
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California plan to plug $16bn gap

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 15:05

California Governor Jerry Brown unveils a plan of tax hikes and spending cuts to tackle the cash-strapped US state's yawning $15.7bn (£9.7bn) budget gap.
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US April retail sales in slowdown

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 14:29

US retail sales barely grew in April, rising 0.1% compared with a gain of 0.7% the month before, while consumer prices stayed unchanged.
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Obama and Romney trade ad barbs

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 14:02
related places: Romney

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney do battle over Mr Romney's record as a private equity executive, as the US election ad wars heat up.
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VIDEO: Paralysed man 'regains use of hand'

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 14:02

A paralysed man in the US has regained limited use of his hand after pioneering surgery to bypass damage to his spinal cord, the Journal of Neurosurgery reports.
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Colombia-US trade pact in force

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 9:24
related countries: Colombia Colombia

A free trade agreement between the US and Colombia takes effect five years after being signed, with Colombian flowers the first goods to be sent.
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Asian shares fall on Greek crisis

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 8:22
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Asia

Shares in Asia fall, taking their lead from Europe and the US, as political turmoil in Greece makes investors seek less risky assets.
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Britney Spears joins X Factor USA

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 7:15
related places: Reid

Britney Spears and Demi Lovato join Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid as judges on the US version of The X Factor.
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Coty withdraws $10.7bn Avon bid

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 6:29

Fragrance firm Coty withdraws its $10.7bn (£6.6bn) bid for Avon Products, saying the US beauty firm has taken too long to respond to its offer.
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China 'raises Australia-US ties'

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 4:49
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia, China China
related places: Beijing

China has raised concerns over growing military ties between Australia and the US, says the Australian foreign minister as he meets officials in Beijing.
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VIDEO: Soyuz rocket launch in Kazakhstan

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 3:40
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan, Russia Russia
related places: Soyuz

A Soyuz rocket carrying two Russian cosmonauts and an American astronaut has launched successfully from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
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Rattlesnake bites man in Wal-Mart

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 2:21
related places: Mart

A Wal-Mart customer is recovering after he was bitten by a rattlesnake while shopping in a garden department at the US tore chain.
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Sea Shepherd head faces charges

Monday, May 14th 2012, 21:35
related countries: Costa Rica Costa Rica, Germany Germany

The founder of US-based anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd, Paul Watson, appears in court in Germany, where he faces extradition to Costa Rica.
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Groupon's quarterly loss narrows

Monday, May 14th 2012, 20:35

US voucher firm Groupon says its quarterly loss has narrowed from a year earlier and it has a record 36.9 million active customers.
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Best Buy loses second top boss

Monday, May 14th 2012, 15:38

The founder of US electronics retailer Best Buy is leaving after it was found he knew the chief executive was having an affair but did not disclose it.
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US TV networks reveal axed shows

Monday, May 14th 2012, 13:07
related places: America

Television networks in America have released their annual list of programmes that have been re-commissioned or cancelled.
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US town police ban 'walk-texting'

Monday, May 14th 2012, 11:40

Pedestrians in an American town are being fined £50 for texting while they walk.
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Facebook's Saverin quits the US

Monday, May 14th 2012, 11:12

Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin has renounced his US citizenship, just days ahead of the company's stock flotation.
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VIDEO: From college janitor to graduate

Monday, May 14th 2012, 9:00

After years of mopping floors and taking out rubbish at Columbia University in the US, janitor Gac Filipaj swaps his overalls for a cap and gown to collect his bachelor's degree in classics.
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VIDEO: US forces women 'allowed near combat'

Monday, May 14th 2012, 6:23

Women in the US military will be able to serve with battalions close to the front lines of combat, although they will still not be able to serve in combat themselves.
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Sea Shepherd founder 'arrested'

Monday, May 14th 2012, 4:28
related countries: Costa Rica Costa Rica, Germany Germany

The founder of US-based anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd, Paul Watson, is arrested in Germany and faces extradition to Costa Rica, the group says.
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Ashton Kutcher renews sitcom deal

Sunday, May 13th 2012, 10:41

US sitcom Two and a Half Men will return for a tenth season, a year after Ashton Kutcher took over from Charlie Sheen.
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Nature and culture loss 'linked'

Sunday, May 13th 2012, 0:27

A study by US researchers highlights a link between the loss of biologically rich areas and a decline in linguistic and cultural diversity.
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Yemen militants 'killed by drone'

Saturday, May 12th 2012, 22:11
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Yemeni military officials say at least 10 al-Qaeda militants have been killed in two aerial attacks thought to be by US drones in the south of the country.
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Romney rejects same-sex marriage

Saturday, May 12th 2012, 20:31

Presumptive US Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney restates his opposition to same-sex marriage, days after President Obama backed it.
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JPMorgan faces growing scrutiny

Saturday, May 12th 2012, 15:10

US bank JPMorgan Chase faces stiff criticism from politicians after admitting a $2bn loss that led to a nosedive in its share price.
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US teen cleared of killing mother

Saturday, May 12th 2012, 8:18
related countries: India India

An Indian appeals court overturns the conviction of a US teenager who had been accused of murdering his mother at an resort in 2010.
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Stevie Wonder 'extortion plot'

Saturday, May 12th 2012, 1:01

Two people are arrested in the US and charged with trying to extort money from the singer Stevie Wonder.
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Car designer Carroll Shelby dies

Friday, May 11th 2012, 23:57
related places: Shelby, Texas

US car designer Carroll Shelby, who gave his name to the famous Shelby Cobra sports car, dies in a Texas hospital aged 89.
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US resumes arms sales to Bahrain

Friday, May 11th 2012, 21:35
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

The US partially resumes sales of weapons to Bahrain, but says it is excluding equipment that can be used to suppress protests.
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JPMorgan shares plunge on loss

Friday, May 11th 2012, 20:57

Shares in JPMorgan Chase, the biggest US bank, dive 9% after it reveals a surprise trading loss of $2bn (£1.2bn) on complex investments.
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Edwards loses move to quash trial

Friday, May 11th 2012, 20:50

A judge in the campaign finance trial of John Edwards dismisses a motion by his lawyers to drop charges against the former US presidential candidate.
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HSBC sells South American units

Friday, May 11th 2012, 20:16
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Paraguay Paraguay, Peru Peru

HSBC sells units in Colombia, Peru, Uruguay and Paraguay to Banco GNB Sudameris for $400m.
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US ex-detective killed love rival

Friday, May 11th 2012, 20:00
related places: Los Angeles

A former Los Angeles detective is jailed for murdering her ex-lover's wife, 26 years after the crime, snared by DNA from a bite mark on her victim.
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US condemns 'war on Islam' course

Friday, May 11th 2012, 16:12
related places: America

America's top military officer condemns a training course taught at a US military college that advocated a "total war" against Muslims.
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Top Hollywood donors cheer Obama

Friday, May 11th 2012, 13:58
related places: Hollywood

US President Obama is applauded by Hollywood donors over his support for gay marriage, at a fundraiser hosted by George Clooney.
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'No progress' for China dissident

Friday, May 11th 2012, 12:06
related countries: China China

Chen Guangcheng, the Chinese dissident who escaped house arrest and hid in the US embassy, says there is no progress on his passport application.
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AUDIO: JPMorgan loss 'not life threatening'

Friday, May 11th 2012, 9:57

JPMorgan Chase, the biggest US bank, has revealed a surprise trading loss of at least $2bn (�1.2bn) on complex investments made by its traders. Mike Mayo, US banking analyst at investment firm CLSA, told the Today programme that 'thought investment
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AUDIO: US condemns 'War with Islam' training

Friday, May 11th 2012, 9:55
related places: America, Centre

America's top military officer has condemned a course taught about Islam at one of the US's top military schools as "totally objectionable". Lawrence Korb, of the Centre for American Progress, told the Today programme that some people in the military
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JPMorgan reveals shock $2bn loss

Friday, May 11th 2012, 9:42

JPMorgan Chase, the biggest US bank, reveals a surprise trading loss of $2bn (£1.2bn) on complex investments made by its traders.
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Underwear bomb spy 'was British'

Friday, May 11th 2012, 9:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The undercover agent who infiltrated al-Qaeda and foiled an "underwear bomb" plot was a British man of Middle Eastern origin, US reports say.
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VIDEO: US Iranian TV show causing a stir

Friday, May 11th 2012, 5:44
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Los Angeles

Los Angeles is home to the largest number of Iranians or Persians, outside Iran, and a new reality TV show follows the lives of a wealthy group.
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N Korea outside media access up

Friday, May 11th 2012, 3:15
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Koreans have more access than before to outside media, especially foreign and South Korean DVDs, says a US study.
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US panel approves anti-HIV pill

Friday, May 11th 2012, 2:34

A panel of US health experts recommends formal approval of Truvada, a drug to prevent HIV infection in healthy people.
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Obama on gay marriage divides US

Friday, May 11th 2012, 1:37

US President Barack Obama is praised and condemned over his backing for gay marriage, as his campaign attacks Republican Mitt Romney on the issue.
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The US military and 'total war' on Islam?

Friday, May 11th 2012, 1:32

Mark Mardell on how US military taught officers about Islam
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US sheriff sued for 'profiling'

Thursday, May 10th 2012, 23:19
related places: Justice, Arizona

The US Department of Justice sues an Arizona sheriff accused of racially profiling Latinos, among other alleged civil rights violations.
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Deutsche admits US mortgage fraud

Thursday, May 10th 2012, 21:10

Deutsche Bank is to pay $202m (£125m) to settle charges it defrauded the US government over the resale of risky mortgages.
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Bomb plotter was 'secret agent'

Thursday, May 10th 2012, 19:18

The would-be suicide attacker in a foiled "underwear bomb" plot was a Saudi-recruited undercover agent, reports from the US say.
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Khan-Peterson rematch called off

Thursday, May 10th 2012, 16:39
related places: Peterson

Amir Khan's rematch with Lamont Peterson on 19 May is called off after the American champion's failed drugs test.
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Captive US soldier's family speak

Thursday, May 10th 2012, 14:32

The parents of Bowe Bergdahl, the only US soldier held by the Taliban, go public on their frustration with the pace of US efforts to have him freed.
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US trade deficit grows in March

Thursday, May 10th 2012, 13:16
related places: March, February

The US trade deficit widened at the fastest rate for 10 months in March following a narrowing in February, official figures show.
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China 'reprisals' on Chen family

Thursday, May 10th 2012, 13:01
related countries: China China

Blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng, who fled house arrest and spent six days in the US embassy, says his family is under intensified pressure from the authorities.
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US missile defence test 'success'

Thursday, May 10th 2012, 10:53

US forces destroy a target missile in the first successful test of a new Raytheon Co interceptor, designed to play a major role in missile defence.
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Glee star confirms show departure

Thursday, May 10th 2012, 10:52

Glee actress Amber Riley has revealed she is leaving the hit US show at the end of the current series.
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Beastie Boys return to US top 20

Thursday, May 10th 2012, 9:33

The Beastie Boys have returned to the US album charts following the death of band member Adam Yauch last week.
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Putin will not attend G8 summit

Thursday, May 10th 2012, 6:56
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin tells US President Barack Obama that he will not attend the G8 summit in the US later this month.
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US opens up banking to China firm

Thursday, May 10th 2012, 1:55
related countries: China China
related places: Industrial

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China gets the nod to take over a US bank, the first such US approval for a Chinese firm.
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VIDEO: Chen awaits permission for US move

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 23:44
related countries: China China

The Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng says he is waiting for the paperwork to be completed before he can leave the country for the United States.
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VIDEO: US highwire walker's stumble

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 23:17
related places: Baltimore, Niagara Falls

Nik Wallenda, an acrobat set to walk a tightrope over Niagara Falls this summer, drew gasps after stumbling during walk 100 feet (30m) above Baltimore's Inner Harbour.
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Obama supports same-sex marriage

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 20:57

Barack Obama becomes the first US president to back gay marriage, speaking out on the politically charged issue in a TV interview.
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VIDEO: Obama supports same-sex marriage

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 19:38

Barack Obama becomes the first US president to back gay marriage, as he speaks out on the politically charged issue in an interview with ABC News.
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Inmate upsets Obama in US primary

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 18:57
related places: Texas, West Virginia

A Texas convict won about 40% of voters in West Virginia's democratic primary, potentially taking a few delegates from President Barack Obama.
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Chen 'waiting for China passport'

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 17:35
related countries: China China

Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng says he is waiting for the authorities to issue his passport, so he can leave to study in the US.
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N Carolina approves gay union ban

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 15:14

Residents of North Carolina approve a constitutional ban on gay unions, initial results suggest, making the state the 29th to limit gay marriage rights.
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AOL to pass on patent proceeds

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 14:44

US internet firm AOL announces it intends to hand to shareholders all the proceeds from its sale of 800 patents to Microsoft.
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Obama's speechwriter pens sitcom

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 10:06

US television network NBC commissions a sitcom created by former Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett.
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