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US government shutdown continues into third day – video

The Senate has inched closer to ending a partisan stalemate that has shut the US federal government, after a minor concession from the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell. However, no agreement was reached late on Sunday to reopen the government by th

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Schumer calls Trump 'dysfunctional' as government shutdown enters day two – video

Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer blames the US president, Donald Trump, for the government shutdown in Washington DC. Branding it the 'Trump Shutdown', Schumer says the president walked away from two bipartisan deals Continue reading...

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Mike Pence arrives in Israel after tense meeting with King Abdullah of Jordan

Abdullah appeals for effort to ‘rebuild trust and confidence’Pence is first senior US visitor to region since Jerusalem moveVice-President Mike Pence began a visit to Israel on Sunday, after a tense meeting in Jordan in which King Abdullah ap

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US shutdown: White House voicemail changed to blame Democrats

Callers to the White House this weekend got an unusual message from Mr Trump's staff.

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Government shutdown: Trump attacks Democrats as Senate vote looms

President tweets: ‘Dems want illegal immigrants to pour in’Vote on funding measure to 8 February due by 1am MondayAs the US government shutdown entered its second full day, and with a Senate vote scheduled on a Republican plan to end the stan

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Thousands rally across US one year after Women’s March – video report

Tens of thousands of women turned out across the US on Saturday to mark the first anniversary of the Women’s March, when millions rallied to demonstrate their unhappiness with the election of Donald Trump. Chanting slogans including ‘This is

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US Army Apache Helicopter Crashes In California, Killing 2

An Army Apache helicopter crashed Saturday during a usual training mission at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California.  The pilot and the co-pilot were killed, confirmed Lt. Colonel Jason S. Brown, army spokesman at the Pentagon, accordi

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Trump's year on Twitter: Who has he criticised and praised the most?

Who has he criticised and praised most as president? Here's our analysis, and a tricky quiz.

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Woman Gives Birth To Stillborn 10 Days After Death

A dead South African woman managed to give birth to a stillborn baby a day ahead of her scheduled funeral service.  Funeral home staff found a motionless baby between the legs of Nomveliso Nomasonto Mdoyi, 33, as her body was being moved into a c

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Raw deal: sushi-loving California man discovers 5ft 6in tapeworm

Fresno doctor says of ‘giant’ parasite patient wrapped round toilet roll: ‘Apparently it was still wriggling when he put it in the bag’A California man’s daily sushi habit ended in a trip to hospital with a stomach-churnin

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Women's marches mark Trump's first anniversary – in pictures

On the anniversary of Donald Trump’s inauguration, women across America marched against his presidencyThousands return to the streets for anniversary of Women’s March Continue reading...

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The Resistance Now: thousands to march on Saturday – and then to the polls

Activists plan to continue demonstrations against Trump into the midterms, while in Vegas activists are meeting to shape their political strategy in 2018It’s the anniversary of the historic Women’s March on Saturday, and tens of thousands ar

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Las Vegas shooting: police release report on gunman but motive still a mystery

Stephen Paddock killed 58 and injured more than 800Investigators: shooter acted alone and did not leave suicide noteAfter three months of investigation, police have learned that Stephen Paddock, who carried out the Las Vegas shooting in October, was a hig

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A year ago, I joined the Women's March. Now I'm in office

After the Women’s March I decided to run. In 2017, thousands of other women across the US made the same decisionOn 20 January last year, I cried. I vaguely remember shouting at the Obamas on TV to go right back to the White House. I was a mess of f

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After the rescue: what does the future hold for California's Turpin children?

Trauma experts are divided over the prospects of the 13 children who escaped alleged parental abuse – but recent survival stories offer some hopeThe 13 siblings are safe now, ensconced in the folds of California’s medical care, and it is the

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One year on, has Trump kept his promise? A Pennsylvania county gives its verdict – video

Members of Donald Trump’s base in Northampton County, which supported him in 2016 after twice backing Barack Obama, remain passionate – but some voters appear to be moving away from the president. Continue reading...

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73 days of golf: Trump's first year – in numbers

What a year! We run down 12 presidential months in numbers, from playing golf and shaking hands to not building border walls Continue reading...

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Weirdest photos of Trump's year one, from the Saudi orb to a big truck's cab

On the anniversary of Donald Trump’s inauguration, we look back at some of the strangest photos from his first year as president Continue reading...

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