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We're opening it up', says Trump of executive order

US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to extend offshore oil and gas drilling to areas previously off limits.

US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to extend offshore oil and gas drilling to areas previously off limits.

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US rules out regime change in Pyongyang but urges action

The US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned that failure to curb Pyongyang's atomic programme could have "catastrophic consequences"

The US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned that failure to curb Pyongyang's atomic programme could have "catastrophic consequences"

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'Terminator' Schwarzenegger signs green pact with Paris mayor

Former movie star, turned California governor, turned climate action campaigner, Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed a green pact with Paris mayor Anne Hidaglo.

Former movie star, turned California governor, turned climate action campaigner, Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed a green pact with Paris mayor Anne Hidaglo.

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No Trump bump for US economy

Weak consumer spending caused the US economy to grow at a just 0.7 percent annual rate between January and March - its weakest pace in three years.

Weak consumer spending caused the US economy to grow at a just 0.7 percent annual rate between January and March - its weakest pace in three years.

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Trump's popularity hit low point in days after Obamacare failure

Donald Trump’s approval ranking fell to its lowest point after his plans to reform Obamacare failed, analysis of his first 100 days in office reveals.

Donald Trump’s approval ranking fell to its lowest point after his plans to reform Obamacare failed, analysis of his first 100 days in office reveals.

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Trump vowed wonders in 100 days, now says milestone not important

In a Washington park, a baby named Oscar is getting ready to mark his 100 days on the planet, born just hours before Donald Trump was sworn in as president.

In a Washington park, a baby named Oscar is getting ready to mark his 100 days on the planet, born just hours before Donald Trump was sworn in as president.

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Trump warns of 'major conflict' with North Korea

US President Donald Trump is warning there could be a “major conflict” on the cards with North Korea.

US President Donald Trump is warning there could be a “major conflict” on the cards with North Korea.

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Fourth man dies in controversial flurry of Arkansas executions

A fourth inmate has been executed in just a week in the US State of Arkansas after weeks of controversy about plans for a high number of executions in a short space of…

A fourth inmate has been executed in just a week in the US State of Arkansas after weeks of controversy about plans for a high number of executions in a short space of…

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United Airlines and ejected passenger reach a settlement

United Airlines and the passenger violently dragged off a plane reach a settlement for an undisclosed sum, as the company seeks to contain the fallout from the incident.

United Airlines and the passenger violently dragged off a plane reach a settlement for an undisclosed sum, as the company seeks to contain the fallout from the incident.

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N. Korea: New missile defence system ready in days

The US says it is willing to resolve the North Korean crisis by diplomatic means, whilst forging ahead in the preparation of its new missile defence system.

The US says it is willing to resolve the North Korean crisis by diplomatic means, whilst forging ahead in the preparation of its new missile defence system.

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North Carolina weathering the storms

People in North Carolina were paying attention to rising rivers Tuesday after storms gave the state its worst drenching since a damaging hurricane late last…

People in North Carolina were paying attention to rising rivers Tuesday after storms gave the state its worst drenching since a damaging hurricane late last…

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United offers $10,000 for overbooked seats

It is part of an effort to restore the US airline's image after a passenger was forcibly removed from his seat.

It is part of an effort to restore the US airline's image after a passenger was forcibly removed from his seat.

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Trump unveils ambitious tax system overhaul

The Trump administration has proposed slashing tax rates for businesses and on overseas corporate profits returned to the US in an ambitious bid to boost the…

The Trump administration has proposed slashing tax rates for businesses and on overseas corporate profits returned to the US in an ambitious bid to boost the…

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Could Twitter be enjoying a Trump fuelled turnaround?

Twitter - the social media platform beloved by US president Donald Trump - saw its shares surgeafter it added a lot more users that had been expected.

Twitter - the social media platform beloved by US president Donald Trump - saw its shares surgeafter it added a lot more users that had been expected.

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Uber aims for flying taxi service by 2023

Uber stated ambitions to test a flying taxi service by 2020 to go into operation by 2023 at their inaugural Elevate Summit in Dallas, Texas.

Uber stated ambitions to test a flying taxi service by 2020 to go into operation by 2023 at their inaugural Elevate Summit in Dallas, Texas.

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Judge blocks 'sanctuary' cities executive order, in immigration blow to Trump

A US judge has blocked an executive order that seeks to withhold funds from so-called ‘sanctuary cities’ – areas where local policies have been put in place to protect undocumented…

A US judge has blocked an executive order that seeks to withhold funds from so-called ‘sanctuary cities’ – areas where local policies have been put in place to protect undocumented…

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Trump's tax reform plan promised, but details could be elusive

President Trump says he wants to unveil a tax reform plan as early as Wednesday but there's speculation it will just be tax cuts without details.

President Trump says he wants to unveil a tax reform plan as early as Wednesday but there's speculation it will just be tax cuts without details.

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Trump had a call from Space

President of the Unites States, Donald Trump had a phone call from the International Space Station (ISS) and talked with two American astronauts, Jack Fisher, and ISS Commander Peggy…

President of the Unites States, Donald Trump had a phone call from the International Space Station (ISS) and talked with two American astronauts, Jack Fisher, and ISS Commander Peggy…

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Obama promotes listening skills in first public appearance after leaving office

For his first public appearance since leaving the White House Barack Obama chose to address what he called "the next generation of leaders" - in this case students at the University of Chicago in his

For his first public appearance since leaving the White House Barack Obama chose to address what he called "the next generation of leaders" - in this case students at the University of Chicago in his

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The American left's free speech reversal: View

By Peter Van Voorhis In the 1960s, activists at the University of California, Berkeley started the American free speech movement, where millions of students across the country fought for free speech r

By Peter Van Voorhis In the 1960s, activists at the University of California, Berkeley started the American free speech movement, where millions of students across the country fought for free speech r