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In St Louis, America is once again torn apart by race and police power

Nick O'Malley Five days after a police officer shot 18-year-old Michael Brown dead in suburban St Louis police have yet to cast any light on the killing or even name the officer who pulled the trigger.

CIA interrogation tactics: controversial report to be declassified

Senate intelligence committee chairwoman Senator Dianne Feinstein.

Nick O'Malley Senate intelligence committee votes to declassify parts of a report on the CIA's "enhanced interrogation" program.

Betrayal: Michelle Knight tells of life inside Ariel Castro's house of hell

11 Dec 2013 --- Michelle Knight --- Image by ? Deborah Feingold/Corbis Outline

Nick O'Malley Michelle Knight, one of three girls kept prisoner in a Cleveland, Ohio, house for more than a decade by Ariel Castro, tells Nick O'Malley how it has been easier to forgive her captor than her family.

Gangster Tavon White and Baltimore's deadly law and order politics

Prison bars

Nick O'Malley The city's leaders are accused of exploiting the takeover of a prison system by a gang.

One year after Sandy Hook, Americans still up in arms

As the U.S. Senate takes up gun legislation in Washington, DC , Mike Acevedo puts a weapon on display at the National Armory gun store on April 11

Nick O'Malley One year after the Sandy Hook massacre, America is still fiercely divided over its gun laws.

Foreign diplomats accused of human trafficking, assault in US

Devyani Khobragade, India's deputy consul general, has been accused of underpaying a domestic worker she brought to the US from India.

Nick O'Malley The prosecution of a diplomat in New York for visa fraud has not only caused an ugly spat between India and America, but prompted a new focus in the United States on allegations of assault, human...

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No end in sight to New Jersey bridge scandal

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

Nick O'Malley When Chris Christie cruised to re-election in November, it was unthinkable that he would be fighting to save his reputation just two months later.

Washington naval base shooting: gunman strikes close to Capitol building

Police work the scene on M Street, SE in Washington near the Washington Navy Yard on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013.

Nick O'Malley At least 13 people including a gunman have been killed and a police officer wounded in a mass shooting at a US Navy yard in Washington, DC, just three kilometres from the Capitol building, and police...

Horror in the heart of US power: how the Washington Navy Yard massacre unfolded

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Nick O'Malley The killing at the US Navy Yard began with the work day, as 3000 military and civilian staff were settling at their desks or taking their first meetings in a sprawling facility just three...

Petraeus shockwaves jeopardise more top jobs

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Nick O'Malley The sex scandal that destroyed the career of CIA director David Petraeus continues to reverberate in Washington.

Timeline: the unfolding of the Petraeus affair scandal

General Davis Petraeus, left, shaking hands with Paula Broadwell

Nick O'Malley Spring 2006 — Paula Broadwell meets Petraeus at Harvard University, where she is a graduate student.

The ripple effect will make this an affair to remember

Nick O'Malley

Nick O'Malley It should be the simplest story in the world; a powerful man in a sensitive job is forced to resign due to an illicit affair.

Hold fire on Petraeus, Obama warns

U.S. General David Petraeus testifies during his Senate Armed Services Committee confirmation hearing to become commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan on Capitol Hill in Washington June 29, 2010. Petraeus, 57, would replace General Stanley McChrystal, who was fired by Obama last week over comments made by him and his aides belittling the president and his aides and announced his retirement on Monday. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY PROFILE HEADSHOT)

Nick O'Malley Barack Obama says he has seen no evidence of any breach of national security as a result of the General Petraeus affair.

Private affair, public downfall

David Petraeus

Nick O'Malley In the fever swamps online, and on Fox News, the story is that David Petraeus was forced out of his post as CIA director by the White House in order to prevent his testimony before a Senate committee...

God bless America

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Nick O'Malley After Newtown's children were shot dead, the gravel parking lot out the front of the Clark Brothers gun shop in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia filled up and the queues snaked...

'How can standing by watching that go on not be committing a crime?'

Steubenville

Nick O'Malley A small US town's football culture comes under the microscope over a callous teen rape.

Clinton faces off against her Libya critics

Hillary Clinton

Nick O'Malley, Washington Defending her legacy and perhaps protecting her future, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton faced congressional committees over the killing of the US ambassador to Libya, with a performance that...

Clinton toughs it out and lives to fight again

Hillary Clinton

Nick O'Malley WASHINGTON: Defending her legacy and perhaps protecting her future, the US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, faced congressional committees over the killing of the US ambassador to Libya, with a...

Cleaving to hope

A missing person poster for Amanda Berry.

Nick O'Malley Louwana Miller never stopped fighting for her daughter who disappeared in April 2003.

Lost in plain sight

A missing poster

Nick O'Malley Louwana Miller never stopped fighting for her daughter, Amanda Berry, who disappeared in Cleveland in April 2003, the day before her 17th birthday.