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Former US presidents gather for hurricanes fundraiser

Former US presidents gather for hurricanes fundraiser

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The five former presidents all travelled to Texas for the concert The five living former US presidents have gathered for a concert in aid of victims of the hurricanes which ravaged the US this year. Barack Obama, George W Bush, Bill Clinton, George HW Bush and Jimmy Carter appeared in […]

Trump says he will allow scheduled release of JFK files

Trump says he will allow scheduled release of JFK files

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption President John F Kennedy was given a state funeral, after hundreds of thousands of people viewed his casket Donald Trump has said he plans to allow the opening of a trove of long-classified files on the assassination of former president John F Kennedy. The president tweeted to say he […]

Missing California hikers died in apparent murder-suicide

Missing California hikers died in apparent murder-suicide

Image copyright National Park Service Image caption The pair went missing in the arid desert park during the hottest of the summer A California couple who went missing in July in the Joshua Tree National Park are believed to have died in a murder-suicide pact, police have said. Rachel Nguyen, 20 and Joseph Orbeso, 22, […]

Why did a black man hug a neo-Nazi skinhead?

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Obama and Bush decry deep US divisions without naming Trump

Obama and Bush decry deep US divisions without naming Trump

Image copyright Getty Images/Reuters Image caption Neither Barack Obama nor George W Bush mentioned President Donald Trump by name Former Presidents Barack Obama and George W Bush have voiced concern about the current political climate in the US, in comments seen as a veiled rebuke of Donald Trump’s leadership. Mr Obama urged Americans to reject […]

White House chief of staff John Kelly defends Trump over widow remarks

White House chief of staff John Kelly defends Trump over widow remarks

Media captionKelly defends Trump’s call to widow The White House chief of staff has launched an impassioned attack on a “selfish” congresswoman who said President Trump made a war widow cry. General John Kelly said he was “broken-hearted” by the Democrat’s criticism of the president’s condolence call to Sgt La David Johnson’s wife. Sgt Johnson […]

Top aide defends Trump over widow remarks

Top aide defends Trump over widow remarks

US president’s chief of staff rails against politician who claimed Mr Trump was insensitive to grieving war widow This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App. […]

Richard Spencer speech at Florida campus sparks mass protest

Richard Spencer speech at Florida campus sparks mass protest

Image copyright Getty Images Hundreds of protesters have marched on the University of Florida to decry a speech by a white nationalist. Richard Spencer’s event in Gainesville has prompted the governor to declare a state of emergency, and hundreds of police have also flooded the campus. The college said it did not want to let […]

George W Bush decries bigotry and conspiracy theories

In a speech at his namesake institute in New York, the former president spoke about his concerns over the current state of politics in the US, including the threats of bigotry and nationalism. George W Bush decries bigotry and conspiracy theories

Trump sends family $25,000 after claim of broken promise

Trump sends family $25,000 after claim of broken promise

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Cpl Dillon Baldridge was killed over the summer by a rogue Afghan commander he had been training The White House says President Donald Trump has sent a personal cheque to a dead soldier’s family after they said he had not kept his promise to do so. The father of a […]

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