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Daylight seen between GOP and White House on Russia sanctions

Daylight seen between GOP and White House on Russia sanctions

Almost a dozen Senate Republicans broke with the White House on Russia, voting to move forward on a resolution that would maintain sanctions in place.

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New York senator uses spot on late-night talk show to hint at 2020 run
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New York senator uses spot on late-night talk show to hint at 2020 run

Democratic senator Kirsten Gillibrand listed a series of issues she'd tackle as president, including better health care for families, stronger public schools and more accessible job training.

Pizza salves shutdown pain as Canadian air traffic controllers send slices to American counterparts
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Pizza salves shutdown pain as Canadian air traffic controllers send slices to American counterparts

The air traffic controllers opted for a universal symbol of goodwill amid the US government shutdown. They sent pizzas.

  • by Amy B Wang
US truck driver in crash that killed Australian gets $US1000 fine
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US truck driver in crash that killed Australian gets $US1000 fine

New York rubbish truck driver, who drank beer before the bicycle crash that killed Australian tourist Madison Lyden, has left court with $US1000 in fines.

  • by Peter Mitchell
'Knew she was the girl he was going to take': Suspect targeted girl after seeing her board school bus
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'Knew she was the girl he was going to take': Suspect targeted girl after seeing her board school bus

A US man accused of abducting Jayme Closs, killing her parents and holding her captive for months allegedly made up his mind to take her when he spotted her at a bus stop.

Actor Rose McGowan avoids jail after drug charge
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Actor Rose McGowan avoids jail after drug charge

Actor and #MeToo activist Rose McGowan avoids jail after pleading no contest to a drug charge.

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In his trade war with China, Donald Trump has secret allies
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In his trade war with China, Donald Trump has secret allies

Private-sector Chinese businesses are key to growth, and they happen to share many of the same complaints as the United States.

  • by Andrew Browne
'I've never been so insulted': Trump dodges question about Russia ties
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'I've never been so insulted': Trump dodges question about Russia ties

Donald Trump's relationship with Russia has been questioned with new claims about his closeness to Vladimir Putin.

The big freeze: deadly snow storms hit US, Europe
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The big freeze: deadly snow storms hit US, Europe

At least 14 people have died on both sides of the Atlantic as wild winter weather creates havoc.

On schools, roads and airports, Barack Obama's name keeps popping up
Barack Obama

On schools, roads and airports, Barack Obama's name keeps popping up

Barack Obama hasn't been the US president for nearly two years, but his name is as visible as it has ever been

What can the FBI do if the security threat is the President himself?
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What can the FBI do if the security threat is the President himself?

The more important question is not how or why the case was opened, but whether it was ever closed, writes one former FBI agent.

  • by Asha Rangappa