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'This will get Trump re-elected': Amazon dumps New York, sparking elation, outrage

'This will get Trump re-elected': Amazon dumps New York, sparking elation, outrage

Depending who you ask, the decision was either a triumph for community activism over corporate greed or an ideologically-motivated act of economic suicide.

  • by Matthew Knott

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US gunman 'neutralised' after shooting five people dead in Illinois
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US gunman 'neutralised' after shooting five people dead in Illinois

At least six people, including the gunman, are dead after a shooter opened fire at an industrial park in Aurora, Illinois, officials said on Friday, local time.

  • by Carrie Antfinger
'Walls work': Trump declares national emergency to build border wall
US Border Battle

'Walls work': Trump declares national emergency to build border wall

President Donald Trump plans to siphon billions of dollars from federal military construction and counter-drug efforts to fund his promised border wall.

  • by Alan Fram
'Off the rails': Inside Trump's attempt to claim victory, almost sinking border wall deal
US Border Battle

'Off the rails': Inside Trump's attempt to claim victory, almost sinking border wall deal

"Zero chance you could spin this as a win for Republicans," one Republican congressman said, adding that the bipartisan deal was "a total capitulation" and "a waste of three weeks".

  • by Robert Costa and Rachael Bade
US elections 2020: who’s lining up to be the next US president
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US Votes 2020

US elections 2020: who’s lining up to be the next US president

A year away from the first primaries, five senators have already declared they are running and more candidates are expected to nominate in coming weeks.

  • by Matthew Knott
Billionaire heir Howard Buffett on Trump, money and drugs
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Billionaire heir Howard Buffett on Trump, money and drugs

The son of legendary investor Warren Buffett learnt a lot about disadvantage during his 15-month stint as the sheriff of a down-at-heel Illinois county.

  • by Paola Totaro
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Trump gains weight, now considered obese
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Trump gains weight, now considered obese

But Dr Sean Conley, the President's physician, said the 72-year-old "remains in very good health overall".

Suspect in custody after US Netflix scare forces lockdown
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Suspect in custody after US Netflix scare forces lockdown

Netflix's Hollywood campus was evacuated over a report of a person with a deadly weapon on the roof of the company's building.

  • by Alex Stedman
Emergency declaration a shattering step, even for Trump
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US Border Battle

Emergency declaration a shattering step, even for Trump

Trump's move to declare an emergency to build a border wall could transform Washington, expanding the authority of the president at the expense of Congress.

  • by Matthew Knott
US House passes border security bill, sends to Trump
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US House passes border security bill, sends to Trump

The White House has said Trump will sign it into law, but will also attempt to use unilateral powers to obtain money for a wall. 

El Chapo conviction leaves Sinaloans shrugging their shoulders
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El Chapo conviction leaves Sinaloans shrugging their shoulders

US officials are hailing El Chapo's conviction as a big win against drug traffickers, but residents in his home state of Sinaloa are far from convinced.

  • by Andres Villarreal