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Image copyright Reuters Image caption Donald Trump is unapologetic about his “America first” policy “This is ours.” Those were the words Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, told the president’s chief economic adviser, Gary Cohn, while looking at a podium in a hotel room on Friday. Mr Spicer added: ...

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Fact eclipse

Image copyright Getty Images As the US deals with a president who tweets stories his own staff don’t believe, and an environmental chief who denies carbon emissions are the primary driver of climate change, a Florida election fight shows the ups and downs of dealing with the politics of confusion ...

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US Mississippi shooting leaves eight dead

Image copyright Therese Apel – The Clarion-Ledger Image caption The suspect told a local news reporter he was “sorry” An overnight shooting in the US state of Mississippi has left eight people dead, including a local deputy sheriff, police say. The shootings took place in three separate locations in Lincoln ...

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US woman ‘locked children in car boot’ to go shopping

Image copyright Weber County Sheriff’s Office A woman has been arrested in the US after allegedly locking her children, aged two and five, in the boot of her car while she went shopping. US media report that Tori Castillo, 39, is facing child abuse charges and the children are now ...

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Macron: Awkward Trump handshake a ‘moment of truth’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Macron (R) did not let go when Mr Trump first attempted to disengage French President Emmanuel Macron has said his clenched handshake with Donald Trump was “not innocent” and was a “moment of truth”. The awkward encounter saw each grip the other’s hand so ...

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Gregg Allman, rock trailblazer, dies at 69

Image copyright BBC/Ear Goggles Production Image caption The lead singer of the Allman Brothers died at home in Georgia Rock trailblazer Gregg Allman, a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band, has died age 69. Allman died at home in Savannah, Georgia, on Saturday, his official website announced. The musician ...

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Jared Kushner defended by Trump amid ‘secret Russia line’ questions

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Jared Kushner is now one of Donald Trump’s top aides Donald Trump has come out in support of his son-in-law Jared Kushner, following reports the aide tried to set up a secret communication line with Moscow. In a statement given to the New York Times, ...

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Trump Russia inquiry: Kushner under FBI scrutiny – US media

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Jared Kushner (right) is a senior adviser to President Trump President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, is under FBI scrutiny as part of the Russia investigation, according to US media. Reports say investigators believe he has relevant information, but he is not ...

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US real estate agent sentenced for seven killings

Image copyright Spartanburg County Detention Center Image caption Todd Kohlhepp had owned a real estate business before his arrest Todd Kohlhepp, who was arrested after a woman was found “chained like a dog” on his property in South Carolina, has pleaded guilty to seven murders. He was sentenced to life ...

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Gianforte wins Montana vote despite ‘body slam’ charge

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionGreg Gianforte: ‘I should not have treated that reporter that way’ US Republican Greg Gianforte has won a special congressional election in Montana, just hours after he was charged with assaulting a UK reporter. With about 96% of areas reporting, he has ...

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Trump travel ban: US court upholds halt on executive order

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The controversial travel ban has prompted protests and debate across the US A US federal appeals court has refused to lift a temporary block on President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban. The Virginia-based court said the president’s broad immigration power was “not absolute” and ...

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Ottawa grandmother wins $100k lawsuit after McDonald’s firing

Image copyright Courtesy Esther Brake Image caption Esther Brake says she feels fantastic about her win An Ontario woman has won over C$100,000 (US$74,390/£57,460) in damages after being wrongfully dismissed from her job at McDonald’s. Esther Brake, 67, had been working at various McDonald’s franchises since 1986. In 2012, she ...

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