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Donald Trump’s US healthcare bill withdrawn

Media captionPaul Ryan: “I won’t sugar coat this. This is disappointing” US President Donald Trump has withdrawn his healthcare bill after it failed to gain enough support to pass in Congress. House Speaker Paul Ryan said he and Mr Trump agreed to pull the vote, after it became apparent it would not get the minimum […]

Are DC’s girls really going missing?

Are DC’s girls really going missing?

Image copyright DC Police Department Image caption A recent missing person tweet from Metro Police Department’s twitter account The Washington, DC Metro Police Department’s Twitter feed suggests an epidemic of missing children. But are young girls really disappearing from the streets of DC at a high rate? Metro Police Department (MPD) has always shared some […]

Donald Trump’s US healthcare bill vote withdrawn

Donald Trump’s US healthcare bill vote withdrawn

A vote on US President Donald Trump’s healthcare bill has been withdrawn after it failed to gain enough support to pass in Congress. Mr Trump told House Speaker Paul Ryan to pull the bill after it became apparent it would not get the minimum of 215 Republican votes needed. The withdrawal is seen as a […]

US healthcare bill: Trump issues Friday vote ultimatum

US healthcare bill: Trump issues Friday vote ultimatum

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The provisions within the new health care bill have caused huge political debate US President Donald Trump has demanded a make-or-break Friday vote on a new health care bill in the House of Representatives. The American Healthcare Act is intended to replace parts of President Barack Obama’s signature law. […]

All-male White House health bill photo sparks anger

All-male White House health bill photo sparks anger

Image copyright White House There is a familiarity about this photo, and it could have been taken in many boardrooms around the world – men gathered around a table making plans and cutting deals. But the lack of women here, among a group of conservative Republicans discussing their healthcare bill with the vice-president, struck a […]

Toronto school board ends all new US trips for students

Toronto school board ends all new US trips for students

Image copyright Christopher Furlong Image caption Canada’s largest school board will no longer book US trips for its students. Canada’s largest school board is cancelling new school trips to the United States until further notice. The Toronto District School Board announced the decision citing “uncertainty” with regards to who may be affected by US President […]

London attack: American Kurt Cochran, from Utah, killed

London attack: American Kurt Cochran, from Utah, killed

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Kurt Cochran died after the attack on Westminster Bridge An American man has been named as one of the victims of Wednesday’s deadly attack in London, Kurt Cochran, 54 and from Utah, died in the attack and his wife Melissa was seriously hurt, their family has said. They were celebrating […]

Devin Nunes apologises to Democrats for surveillance briefing

Devin Nunes apologises to Democrats for surveillance briefing

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Devin Nunes: “Sometimes you make the right decision, sometimes you make wrong decision” The chairman of the House intelligence committee has apologised for not informing Democratic colleagues before going public with allegations about surveillance of Donald Trump’s team. Devin Nunes apologised privately and vowed to work with them on […]

JFK diary calls Hitler ‘stuff of legends’

JFK diary calls Hitler ‘stuff of legends’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kennedy (far right) toured Europe after his military service A diary kept by President John F Kennedy as a young man travelling in Europe, revealing his fascination with Adolf Hitler, is up for auction. Kennedy, then 28, predicted “Hitler will emerge from the hatred that surrounds him now as […]

Man mistakenly donates wife’s ‘priceless’ wedding dress

Man mistakenly donates wife’s ‘priceless’ wedding dress

Image copyright Natalie Gelbert Image caption Natalie Gelbert believes her ‘priceless’ dress has been sold to someone for $25 A US woman from North Carolina has launched an online appeal after her husband accidentally donated her wedding dress to charity. Natalie Gelbert’s husband was dropping donation bags off at Goodwill – but her wedding dress […]