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Index dubs USA a 'flawed democracy'

'The land of the free' is no longer a 'full democracy' according to an annual index from the Economist Intelligence Unit.

'The land of the free' is no longer a 'full democracy' according to an annual index from the Economist Intelligence Unit.

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All change on the White House website as Trump makes his mark

The White House website has undergone a radical overhaul since Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday, with pages devoted to fighting climate change and defending LGBT rights notable…

The White House website has undergone a radical overhaul since Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday, with pages devoted to fighting climate change and defending LGBT rights notable…

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Alt-inauguration: the other side of today's ceremony

Follow our live text updates covering the alternative side to Donald Trump’s inauguration – the widespread protests over him becoming the next US president.

Follow our live text updates covering the alternative side to Donald Trump’s inauguration – the widespread protests over him becoming the next US president.

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Trump struggles to add star power to his moment of glory, faces boycott

Beyond the US president-elect's difficulty in attracting A-list musicians to supply the mood music for Friday's inauguration, a political boycott is now growing in strength.

Beyond the US president-elect's difficulty in attracting A-list musicians to supply the mood music for Friday's inauguration, a political boycott is now growing in strength.

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Russians try to decipher Trump's policy towards Moscow

Two days before Donald Trump’s inauguration as US president, and like the rest of the world, Muscovites are waiting to see how Russian-US relations will change once he takes…

Two days before Donald Trump’s inauguration as US president, and like the rest of the world, Muscovites are waiting to see how Russian-US relations will change once he takes…

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Trump on canvas in Kenya thanks to artist Evans Yegon

One of the most famous faces on the planet is now on canvas in Kenya the birthplace of the father of the man Donald Trump will replace in the White House.

One of the most famous faces on the planet is now on canvas in Kenya the birthplace of the father of the man Donald Trump will replace in the White House.

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All you need to know about US presidential inaugurations

After one of the nastiest and most divisive election campaigns and one of the rockiest transition periods in modern American history, Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United

After one of the nastiest and most divisive election campaigns and one of the rockiest transition periods in modern American history, Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United

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The main points of Obama's last speech as President

President Barack Obama delivered his final speech as President of the United States in Chicago's McCormick Place

President Barack Obama delivered his final speech as President of the United States in Chicago's McCormick Place

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"America is a better, stronger place," says Obama in farewell speech

Outgoing US President Barack Obama used his last address to the nation to decry discrimination, attack the current wave of negativism in society and to tell people to “get engaged in…

Outgoing US President Barack Obama used his last address to the nation to decry discrimination, attack the current wave of negativism in society and to tell people to “get engaged in…

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Vacation, new book and staying involved: Obama’s retirement plans

At age 55, Barack Obama will be one of the youngest ex-presidents in US history when he leaves office on the afternoon of January 20th to begin a (potentially) long…

At age 55, Barack Obama will be one of the youngest ex-presidents in US history when he leaves office on the afternoon of January 20th to begin a (potentially) long…

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'Russian campaign was multifaceted' says US election report

A declassified report released on Friday is the US intelligence community’s starkest public description yet of what it claims were unprecedented Russian moves to manipulate American…

A declassified report released on Friday is the US intelligence community’s starkest public description yet of what it claims were unprecedented Russian moves to manipulate American…

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Obama "vows retaliation" against Russia

The US president says Washington will take action against Moscow over claims of its involvement in the country's recent presidential election.

The US president says Washington will take action against Moscow over claims of its involvement in the country's recent presidential election.

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Trump says Tillerson will be 'fierce advocate for America'

US President-elect Donald Trump has stopped off in Wisconsin on his victory tour of states just hours after a recount of votes there added to his presidential…

US President-elect Donald Trump has stopped off in Wisconsin on his victory tour of states just hours after a recount of votes there added to his presidential…

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Trump dismisses reports of Russian meddling

The US President-elect says he does not believe reports that intelligence agencies concluded Russia intervened in the presidential election on his behalf.

The US President-elect says he does not believe reports that intelligence agencies concluded Russia intervened in the presidential election on his behalf.

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Bernie Sanders piles pressure on Trump over jobs at Washington rally of blue-collar workers

Just up the block from Trump’s new Washington hotel, low-wage federal contract workers who were on a one-day strike, and Bernie Sanders was there to lead the calls for action on jobs and wages.

Just up the block from Trump’s new Washington hotel, low-wage federal contract workers who were on a one-day strike, and Bernie Sanders was there to lead the calls for action on jobs and wages.

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Trump calls for Air Force One order to be scrapped

Donald Trump has said he wants to scrap an order to revamp Air Force One, branding the project ‘‘ridiculous’‘ The President-elect said the cost of replacing and fitting the two 747 jumbo jets had top

Donald Trump has said he wants to scrap an order to revamp Air Force One, branding the project ‘‘ridiculous’‘ The President-elect said the cost of replacing and fitting the two 747 jumbo jets had top