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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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Iraq contractor can sue Rumsfeld

Thursday, August 4th 2011, 1:31
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A US federal judge rules a former American military contractor who says he was tortured in Iraq can sue former Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.
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Obama wades into air shutdown row

Thursday, August 4th 2011, 0:39
related places: Congress

Fresh from the debt-bill standoff, Washington is in the midst of yet another political row, partially shutting the agency overseeing US air safety.
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US woman caught 'with ammunition'

Wednesday, August 3rd 2011, 21:33
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Ciudad Juarez

A US woman is detained while trying to cross the border into Mexico allegedly carrying 3,500 rounds of ammunition destined for sale in Ciudad Juarez.
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European markets continue slide

Wednesday, August 3rd 2011, 21:28
related places: Washington

European shares fall sharply after the release of more disappointing economic data from the US, although Wall Street rebounds late on.
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US snares global child porn ring

Wednesday, August 3rd 2011, 20:47

Seventy-two people alleged to have been part of an online child pornography network, with hundreds of members worldwide, are charged in the US.
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More Somali areas hit by famine

Wednesday, August 3rd 2011, 19:27
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Three new areas of Somalia are classified as being hit by famine as the worst drought in 60 years affects the Horn of Africa, the UN says
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VIDEO: Is this Captain Morgan's ship hull?

Wednesday, August 3rd 2011, 17:26

Archaeologists from US say they have uncovered a ship found near the site privateer Captain Morgan's ships wrecked in 1671.
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Injured Wariner will miss Worlds

Wednesday, August 3rd 2011, 8:32
related places: Worlds

The United States' former Olympic and world 400m champion Jeremy Wariner will miss this month's World Championships because of a foot injury.
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Obama signs US debt bill into law

Wednesday, August 3rd 2011, 3:41
related places: Washington

US President Barack Obama signs a hard-fought emergency bill to increase the nation's debt ceiling, averting a potentially disastrous federal default.
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China 'welcomes' US debt deal

Wednesday, August 3rd 2011, 2:10
related countries: China China

China's central bank governor welcomes measures taken by the US to avert a default on its debt obligations.
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US shares fall on economic fears

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011, 23:03
related places: Wall Street

Wall Street's stock markets fall sharply amid poor US consumer spending data, while a major credit agency puts Washington's rating on "negative watch".
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US unloads drug sub's bumper haul

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011, 22:17
related countries: Honduras Honduras
related places: Florida, Miami

Nearly seven tonnes of cocaine seized from a submarine-like craft near Honduras are unloaded by the US Coast Guard in Miami, Florida.
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VIDEO: US intercepts 'cocaine submarine'

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011, 21:12
related countries: Honduras Honduras

A semi-submersible carrying $180m (£110m) worth of cocaine has been intercepted by the US Coast Guard off the coast of Honduras.
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VIDEO: Inside view on Mullen's Afghan trip

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011, 21:03
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Mullen

Admiral Mike Mullen has completed what is expected to be his last trip to visit US troops in Afghanistan.
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US consumers cut back on spending

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011, 19:52
related places: Consumers

Consumers in the US are cutting back their spending while income growth is weak, official figures show.
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Senate votes on debt-limit deal

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011, 16:26

The US Senate votes on a bill to raise the national debt limit and cut spending, hours ahead of a deadline to avoid a federal default.
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VIDEO: Afghanistan: Life without US troops

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011, 10:50
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

BBC's Afghan editor, Lutfullah Latif, explains the possible scenarios for Afghanistan without American troops' support.
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US House passes debt-limit bill

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011, 9:22

A bill to avert a US debt default clears its first hurdle in a vote marked by a surprise appearance from Gabrielle Giffords, shot in the head in January.
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VIDEO: US House passes debt-limit bill

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011, 5:16

After weeks of wrangling, the US House of Representatives has voted to pass a bill in order to stop the country potentially defaulting on its debts.
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Chinese carmaker looks to Brazil

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011, 3:09
related countries: Brazil Brazil, China China

Chinese carmaker JAC Motors will build a factory in Brazil, to increase its presence in Latin America's biggest car market.
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Kings of Leon US tour cancelled

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011, 1:25
related places: Leon

Kings of Leon cancel their US tour amid reports of problems within the Grammy Award-winning band best known for their global hit Sex On Fire.
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Congress voting on US debt deal

Monday, August 1st 2011, 22:51
related places: Congress, White House

The US House of Representatives begins voting on a last-minute deal between the White House and Congressional leaders in an effort to avoid a debt default.
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Ford recalls 1.2m pick-up trucks

Monday, August 1st 2011, 21:58
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Ford

Ford is recalling 1.2 million pick-up trucks in the US and Canada because of fears their fuel tanks could fall off and start fires.
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VIDEO: US Congress votes on debt compromise

Monday, August 1st 2011, 21:19
related places: America

America's politicians are poised to start voting on a deal to stop the country potentially defaulting on its debts.
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Markets relief rally fizzles out

Monday, August 1st 2011, 17:06

Stock markets retreated from earlier strong gains as initial optimism after US lawmakers agree to reduce the budget deficit began to fade.
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Obama announces US deficit deal

Monday, August 1st 2011, 12:00
related places: Congress, Republican

President Obama reveals a last-minute deal between Republican and Democratic leaders to raise the US debt limit, as Congress prepares to vote on the plan.
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US condemns 'brutal' Syria attack

Monday, August 1st 2011, 8:28
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: March

Barack Obama condemns the Syrian military's "brutal" crackdown on opposition protesters, after one of the bloodiest days of unrest since March.
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VIDEO: US condemns Syria attacks

Monday, August 1st 2011, 4:32
related countries: Syria Syria

US President Barack Obama has said he is appalled by the brutal attacks by Syrian forces on civilian protesters.
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Mullen concern over Afghan border

Sunday, July 31st 2011, 23:55
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

The top US military officer says that, despite Osama Bin Laden's death, the border region between Pakistan and Afghanistan is still the epicentre of terrorism.
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VIDEO: Afghanistan security 'progressing' - US

Sunday, July 31st 2011, 20:23
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Security in Afghanistan has "made progress" in the last year according to the most senior US military commander.
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US parties hopeful of debt deal

Sunday, July 31st 2011, 18:45

US political rivals are cautiously optimistic about the chances of raising the $14.3tn (£8.7tn) debt limit by Tuesday and averting possible default.
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VIDEO: US 'hikers' await verdict in Tehran

Sunday, July 31st 2011, 17:53
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

The trial has ended in Tehran of two American men accused of spying. It is exactly two years since the men, Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, were arrested.
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VIDEO: Daily Show's Jon Stewart visits troops

Sunday, July 31st 2011, 14:31
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

American troops stationed in Afghanistan have been treated to a visit from the comedian Jon Stewart.
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VIDEO: US soldiers' debt crisis concern

Sunday, July 31st 2011, 6:23

A US Senate vote on the debt crisis has been delayed to give politicians more time to negotiate a way out of the nation's debt crisis.
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Iraq 'more deadly' than year ago

Saturday, July 30th 2011, 15:18
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A top US adviser on Iraq accuses the US military of glossing over an upsurge in violence, saying Iraq is more dangerous now than a year ago.
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VIDEO: No end to deadlock over US debt

Saturday, July 30th 2011, 5:58

The US Senate has narrowly rejected a plan passed by the House of Representatives to raise the nation's debt limit.
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US Congress split over debt issue

Saturday, July 30th 2011, 2:03
related places: Congress, Republican

The US Congress splits along party lines as it seeks a solution to an ongoing deadlock over raising the nation's debt limit and cutting the budget deficit.
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Honduras finds submarine cocaine

Friday, July 29th 2011, 23:26
related countries: Honduras Honduras

Naval forces from the US and Honduras recover 2.5 tonnes of cocaine from a semi-submersible craft intercepted off the Honduran coast.
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Taking the heat

Friday, July 29th 2011, 23:25
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Top US soldier arrives in Afghanistan for front-line tour
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Obama stresses debt-plan urgency

Friday, July 29th 2011, 21:56

President Barack Obama urges compromise as a new vote is scheduled to break a congressional debt impasse, with the US inching towards a potential default.
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VIDEO: Will US reach deal over debt in time?

Friday, July 29th 2011, 21:32

In the United States there is still no deal on raising the country's borrowing limit with Tuesday's deadline looming.
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Judge approves Watergate release

Friday, July 29th 2011, 20:27
related places: Watergate

A US federal judge orders the release of former US President Richard Nixon's secret grand jury testimony in the Watergate scandal.
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Fort Hood 'plot' soldier charged

Friday, July 29th 2011, 20:23
related places: Texas

An Awol US soldier accused of plotting an attack on a Texas military base shouts in court as he is charged with illegal possession of a firearm.
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US to double vehicle fuel economy

Friday, July 29th 2011, 19:46
related places: Major

Major carmakers agree new fuel efficiency standards proposed by the Obama administration in an effort to end the dominance of gas guzzlers.
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Klinsmann named as new US coach

Friday, July 29th 2011, 17:55

Former Germany manager Jurgen Klinsmann is named as the new head coach of the United States national team following the sacking of Bob Bradley.
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US growth much worse than thought

Friday, July 29th 2011, 14:57

US economic growth is much weaker than first thought, figures from the Commerce Department show.
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Merck cutting up to 13,000 jobs

Friday, July 29th 2011, 14:13

US drugmaker Merck & Co is to cut a further 12,000 to 13,000 jobs by 2013, despite announcing profits of $2bn.
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Apple has more cash than US government

Friday, July 29th 2011, 12:55
related places: Apple

Apple now has more cash to spend than the United States government.
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China media criticise US on debt

Friday, July 29th 2011, 11:21
related countries: China China
related places: Xinhua

China's state-run news agency Xinhua labels US domestic politicians as "dangerously irresponsible" for wrangling over debt policy.
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US film producer Polly Platt dies

Friday, July 29th 2011, 9:50
related places: Hollywood, New York, Oscar

Hollywood producer Polly Platt, who was nominated for an Oscar for art direction for Terms of Endearment, dies aged 72 in New York.
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Jay Z album deal irks retailers

Friday, July 29th 2011, 9:05
related places: Jay

Scores of independent US music stores write an open letter to Jay-Z and Kanye West over exclusive release deals for their upcoming album, Watch the Throne.
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VIDEO: US House debt limit vote delayed

Friday, July 29th 2011, 5:58
related places: Republican

A vote on a Republican bill to raise the US debt ceiling, cut spending and avert default on US debt is delayed amid reports of conservative resistance.
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Key US House vote on debt delayed

Friday, July 29th 2011, 3:42
related places: House

A vote on a Republican bill to raise the US debt ceiling, cut spending and avert default on US debt is delayed amid reports of conservative resistance.
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Vodafone to get Verizon dividend

Friday, July 29th 2011, 0:28

Vodafone shareholders will receive a return on the investment in Verizon Wireless after the US telecoms firm approved a $10bn dividend.
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N Korea nuclear talks 'serious'

Friday, July 29th 2011, 0:15
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The US says a first of two days of exploratory talks with North Korea on the country's nuclear programme were "serious and business-like".
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Former Yankees pitcher Irabu dies

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 23:48
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Irabu

Baseball pitcher Hideki Irabu, who played on two World Series teams and was one of the first Japanese players in US baseball, dies at 42.
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Starbucks profits rise by a third

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 21:46

US coffee giant Starbucks reports a sharp rise in profits and increases its full-year forecasts as global sales continue to grow.
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Soldier held for 'Fort Hood plot'

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 20:12
related places: Texas

An Awol US serviceman is in custody amid an alleged plot to attack the military base at Fort Hood in Texas, scene of a 2009 massacre, reports US media.
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Zimbabwe seeks US cents for shops

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 17:52
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe plans to import US currency coins because shops are often unable to give customers change, handing out sweets instead.
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Anger over Indonesia jail terms

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 15:13
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Rights activists and the US express anger at "light" jail terms for three men involved in an attack on the minority Ahmadiyah Muslim sect in Indonesia.
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Oil price rise lifts Exxon profit

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 13:11

Oil giant Exxon Mobil, the biggest public company in the US, says that higher oil prices have boosted its profits.
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Drama or crisis?

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 10:44

How serious could the clash over the US debt ceiling be?
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Madonna film to screen at Venice

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 10:42
related countries: Wallis and Futuna Wallis and Futuna
related places: Venice

Madonna's film about Edward VIII's romance with American divorcee Wallis Simpson will have its world premiere at this year's Venice Film Festival.
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US-Russia row over lawyer's death

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 10:23
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia warns the US that visa restrictions imposed over the high-profile prison death of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky could harm diplomatic relations.
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Pesci sues Gotti film producers

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 8:56

Actor Joe Pesci takes legal action against the producers of a film about US mobster John Gotti, claiming they have reneged on their pledges to him.
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Hernandez ruled out for two weeks

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 7:51

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez spends Tuesday night in hospital after suffering "mild concussion" on the club's pre-season tour of the United States.
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US soldier guilty of Afghan death

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 6:44
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

US soldier Derrick Miller, who shot dead an Afghan civilian at close range last year, is found guilty of premeditated murder.
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Why flying lemurs are so inefficent in the air

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 4:21

'Flying lemurs' have been tracked by US scientists studying the mammals' gliding abilities.
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Libya condemns UK recognition

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 4:04
related countries: France France, Libya Libya, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Tripoli

Tripoli condemns the UK's decision to recognise the rebels as Libya's "sole governmental authority" after similar moves by France and the US.
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Boehner pushes House on debt plan

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 0:32
related places: House

House Speaker John Boehner presses Republicans to support his budget-cuts plan as the US debt ceiling deadline looms.
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Twitterati get musical surprise from White House

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 23:18
related places: White House

The White House lightens the tone of the US debt ceiling debate by "Rickrolling" those following a Twitter chat on US fiscal policy.
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Rewrites for rival US debt plans

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 22:02

Top Republicans and Democrats go back to the drawing board with their budget plans after nonpartisan analysts said their sums did not add up.
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US recovery has slowed, says Fed

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 20:46
related places: New, June

US economic growth has slowed in recent weeks, a Federal Reserve report suggests, as stocks fall sharply on continuing debt concerns.
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Boeing soars to higher profit

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 20:45

US planemaker Boeing reports a 20% rise in second-quarter profit and raises its earnings forecast for 2011.
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US bank chimney bones identified

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 18:26
related places: Louisiana

Skeletal remains found in the chimney of a bank in the US state of Louisiana are identified as those of a man who has been missing for 27 years.
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US Army flagship hospital closing

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 17:11
related places: Washington

The US Army's flagship Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, which has treated presidents and servicemen for more than a century, is closing.
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Nicki Minaj incurs Jamaican swearing fine

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 15:14
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica

US rapper Nicki Minaj is fined for swearing on stage during a performance in Jamaica.
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Republican debt plan under fire

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 14:46
related places: Republican

A vote on a Republican plan to limit US debt is delayed as it meets resistance from rank-and-file members and may face a presidential veto.
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America singer Peek dies aged 60

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 11:14
related places: America

US folk rock musician Dan Peek, who sang lead vocals for the band America, dies at his home in Missouri aged 60.
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Family scoops third lottery win

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 9:23

A lucky US mother and daughter from North Carolina beat the odds by winning the lottery three times.
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Uzbek 'made Obama death threats'

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 6:16

A 21-year-old Uzbek citizen is indicted by a grand jury in the US on charges of threatening to kill President Barack Obama.
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VIDEO: Republicans postpone debt vote

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 5:17
related places: America, Republican

Republican leaders in the US Congress have delayed a crucial vote on their proposal to avoid a default on America's debt.
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Mountain lion killed in Connecticut 'crossed US'

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 1:24

A mountain lion killed on a road in the US state of Connecticut walked halfway across the US from South Dakota before its death, scientists say.
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Dolphin hunts with electric sense

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 23:23

A South American dolphin is the first "true mammal" to sense prey by their electrical fields, scientists report.
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Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 23:11

Putting calorie information on menus encourages healthy eating - but only in a limited way, a review of the scheme in the US shows.
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Lagarde: US debt 'clock ticking'

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 22:06

The head of the International Monetary Fund says US politicians must agree a deal to raise the US debt ceiling as shares fall.
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VIDEO: Why is the US divided over debt?

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 21:54
related places: America, Republican

The political stand-off over America's debt crisis is becoming increasingly bitter, with President Obama now warning that he will veto a Republican plan, unless they accept a compromise.
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'Tonne of ivory' smuggled to US

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 21:39
related places: Philadelphia

An art dealer is arrested and accused of smuggling a tonne of African ivory into the US for sale at his Philadelphia store.
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ATF official apologises for probe

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 21:35
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Congress

A US official apologises and tells Congress he shares responsibility for a botched operation to track the illegal movement of guns to Mexico.
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US partisan war continues on debt

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 19:33

US Republican leaders renew their attack on President Obama over the looming debt default deadline, as they advocate their budget plan to Congress.
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'Teen sex' congressman to resign

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 19:25

A US Democratic congressman resigns amid allegations he had an unwanted sexual encounter with the 18-year-old daughter of a campaign donor.
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US suspends aid project in Malawi

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 17:48
related countries: Malawi Malawi

The US suspends a $350m (£213m) aid package to Malawi after the security forces are accused of killing anti-government protesters last week.
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Soros to return investors money

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 17:17

Billionaire investor George Soros will only manage his own family's money in future due to the impact of new US regulations on hedge funds.
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VIDEO: 'Clock is ticking' on US debt

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 16:16

IMF boss Christine Lagarde has urged the United States to resolve its $14.3tn debt crisis.
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Downturn widens racial wealth gap

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 16:11

The wealth gap between American whites and minorities has grown wider during the recession, according to an analysis of US Census data.
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US new house sales fall further

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 15:28
related places: June

US new home sales fell for the second month a row in June, figures show, while consumer confidence rose slightly in July.
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Ford sees profits fall to $2.4bn

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 13:56
related places: Ford, Wall Street

US motor company Ford sees its quarterly profits decline, but still beat Wall Street analyst expectations.
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Obama and rivals trade debt blows

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 12:58

US President Barack Obama and Republican leader John Boehner trade blame for the impasse over the debt crisis ahead of a deadline to avert a default.
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US dollar lower over debt fears

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 10:56

The US dollar falls against other major currencies as talks continue over how to reach a deal to avert a US debt default.
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Godfather actor GD Spradlin dies

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 8:37
related places: California

US character actor GD Spradlin - best known for playing the corrupt senator in The Godfather Part II - has died in California at the age of 90, his grandson announces.
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