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Health groups condemn new Republican Obamacare repeal plan

Health groups condemn new Republican Obamacare repeal plan

Image copyright European Photopress Agency Image caption Democrats have rallied against the bill Sixteen patient and provider groups have opposed the latest healthcare plan put forward by Republican senators as a replacement for Obamacare. In a joint statement, they said the proposal would endanger access to care for millions of Americans. For years, Republicans have […]

Trump’s first UN speech met with criticism from some leaders

Trump’s first UN speech met with criticism from some leaders

Media captionTrump’s UN audience agrees on one thing about his speech Donald Trump’s first major speech at the United Nations has been denounced by some of the member nations he singled out for criticism. The US president included Iran among “a small group of rogue regimes”, and said the US would “totally destroy” North Korea […]

Louisiana man held for two ‘racially motivated’ murders

Louisiana man held for two ‘racially motivated’ murders

Image copyright Reuters A suspect has been arrested in the US state of Louisiana for the murders of two black men, which authorities said were “racially motivated”. Baton Rouge police have also charged Kenneth Gleason with attempted murder after shots were fired at an African-American family’s home. Investigators say they discovered the 23-year-old’s DNA on […]

FBI wiretapped Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort – reports

FBI wiretapped Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort – reports

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Manafort has not commented on the reports that he was placed under FBI surveillance Donald Trump’s campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, was wiretapped by the FBI due to concerns about his links with Moscow, US media reports say. The reported surveillance, granted under a court warrant, occurred both before […]

Clinton leaves question mark over 2016 election legitimacy

Clinton leaves question mark over 2016 election legitimacy

Image copyright Getty Images Hillary Clinton says she would not “rule out” questioning the legitimacy of the US presidential election if Russia is found to have deeply meddled. The former secretary of state told NPR’s Fresh Air programme, however, she did not believe there was a “mechanism” in place to challenge the outcome. US intelligence […]

Georgia Tech student Scout Schultz shot dead by police

Georgia Tech student Scout Schultz shot dead by police

Media captionFootage shows Schultz refusing to obey police commands, and the moment the student was shot University police in the US state of Georgia have shot and killed an LGBT student activist, sparking an inquiry. Police encountered Scout Schultz, 21, outside a campus dormitory in Atlanta after a call about “a person with a knife […]

St Louis: Police ‘chanted’ after clearing violent protests

St Louis: Police ‘chanted’ after clearing violent protests

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The protests began on Friday over the acquittal of former police officer Jason Stockley Police in St Louis, Missouri, have come under fire for chanting after clearing protests over the acquittal of an officer who shot dead a black man. The chant, “whose street, our street”, is a phrase often […]

Emmys 2017: The Handmaid’s Tale and Big Little Lies the main winners

Emmys 2017: The Handmaid’s Tale and Big Little Lies the main winners

Media captionYour round-up of the Emmys 2017 in two minutes Dystopian TV series The Handmaid’s Tale has scooped the top drama honours at this year’s Emmy Awards. The show won five awards including best drama series, best actress for Elisabeth Moss and best supporting actress for Ann Dowd. Big Little Lies took five prizes in […]

Donald Trump: The UN has not reached its potential

Donald Trump: The UN has not reached its potential

Media captionTrump is to make his debut at the UN General Assembly: Will he listen or lecture? The United Nations is not living up to its potential, US President Donald Trump has said in his first speech at the United Nations. “Focus more on people, less on bureaucracy,” he told a special meeting on reform […]

St Louis officer cleared in shooting of Anthony Lamar Smith

St Louis officer cleared in shooting of Anthony Lamar Smith

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Former officer Jason Stockley moved to Houston, Texas after resigning from St Louis police in 2013. A white former Missouri policeman has been found not guilty of murdering a black man by shooting him five times after a car chase. A judge acquitted Jason Stockley of first-degree murder over the […]