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Sarah Palin sues New York Times for defamation

Sarah Palin sues New York Times for defamation

Image copyright Getty Images Former Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin is suing the New York Times for accusing her of incitement in a mass shooting. In the defamation case, Mrs Palin says the newspaper published a statement about her that it “knew to be false”. A 14 June editorial appeared to tie Mrs Palin to […]

Laquan McDonald death: Officers ‘lied about US teenager’s shooting’

Laquan McDonald death: Officers ‘lied about US teenager’s shooting’

Image copyright Getty Images Three former or current Chicago police officers have been charged with allegedly conspiring to cover up the fatal police shooting of a black teen. Detective David March and officers Joseph Walsh and Thomas Gaffney face charges of conspiracy, obstruction of justice and official misconduct. Laquan McDonald was shot 16 times by […]

Sexist or nice? Donald Trump interrupts call to compliment reporter

Sexist or nice? Donald Trump interrupts call to compliment reporter

Media captionDonald Trump calls Irish reporter over for a chat When reporter Caitriona Perry attended a press briefing with US President Donald Trump she probably didn’t expect it would spark a debate about workplace sexism. The RTE Washington Correspondent was at the Oval Office on Tuesday to cover a diplomatic phone call between the US […]

Republicans delay Senate healthcare vote

Republicans delay Senate healthcare vote

US Senate Republicans have delayed a vote on their healthcare bill until after next week’s 4 July holiday. The announcement by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell deals a blow to their promise to replace Obamacare. Five Republican senators had vowed to oppose the bill, and the party could only afford to lose two votes to […]

Three CNN journalists resign after Trump aide article removed

Three CNN journalists resign after Trump aide article removed

Image copyright AFP Image caption CNN has had a stormy relationship with the new Trump administration since it took office Three journalists have resigned from CNN after the US news network retracted an article alleging a Trump aide was under investigation by Congress. The story was taken down on Friday following an internal investigation, with […]

Senate healthcare bill leaves 22m more without cover, CBO says

Senate healthcare bill leaves 22m more without cover, CBO says

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A number of Republican senators have expressed reservations about the party’s plan Some 22 million Americans could lose their health insurance over the next decade under a Senate bill to replace Obamacare, a congressional report says. However, the bill would reduce the budget deficit, the non-partisan Congressional Budgetary Office […]

Trump causes ‘major’ shift in global view of US: Pew

Trump causes ‘major’ shift in global view of US: Pew

Image caption Trump isn’t shy of sharing views on many countries – but what do they think of him? Donald Trump’s presidency has had a “major impact on how the world sees the United States”, a large new study says. The survey, by the Pew Research Center, interviewed more than 40,000 people in 37 countries […]

US warns Syria over ‘potential’ plan for chemical attack

US warns Syria over ‘potential’ plan for chemical attack

The US says it has identified “potential preparations” for another chemical attack in Syria, and issued a stark warning to the Syrian government. The White House said the activities were similar to those made before a suspected chemical attack in April. Dozens died in that attack and prompted President Donald Trump to order a strike […]

Trump travel ban injunction partly lifted by top US court

Trump travel ban injunction partly lifted by top US court

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The original ban in January provoked mass protests at American airports US President Donald Trump has welcomed a Supreme Court ruling allowing his travel ban to be partly reinstated as a “victory for our national security”. America’s highest court also granted a White House request allowing part of its […]

Top Democrat says health bill will kill ‘hundreds of thousands’

Top Democrat says health bill will kill ‘hundreds of thousands’

Image copyright Getty Images Top Democrat Nancy Pelosi has warned “hundreds of thousands” of Americans will die if congressional Republicans pass their healthcare legislation. President Donald Trump’s party is struggling to secure the votes to get its bill through the Senate. Republican Senator Ron Johnson said on Sunday there should “no way” be a vote […]

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