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Another Trump aide quits over abuse claims

A speechwriter has become the second White House aide this week to resign amid allegations of domestic abuse. David Sorensen denies his former wife’s allegations he was violent and emotionally abusive. His departure comes just days after another Trump official, Rob Porter, quit over allegations of abuse from two ex-wives, something he denies. Questions have been raised over how long ...

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US rapper imprisoned for 15 years over gun in video

An aspiring rapper was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison after posing in a music video with guns despite a previous conviction, US prosecutors announced Wednesday. Ricardo Burgos, a little-known Chicago artist who performs under the name Nation, brandished two guns as he rapped “about selling drugs, committing acts of violence and disrespecting law enforcement,” prosecutors said in ...

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Oprah ‘not interested’ in presidential bid

Oprah Winfrey has told the US magazine InStyle that she does not “have the DNA” to be US president. She has been widely touted as a future Democratic contender for the 2020 elections after a rousing speech at the Golden Globes earlier this month. But she told InStyle: “I’ve always felt very secure and confident with myself in knowing what ...

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Trump ‘looking forward’ to FBI questions

President Donald Trump has said he is “looking forward” to being interviewed in an investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the US election. He said he expected to be questioned by justice department special counsel Robert Mueller within two to three weeks, with approval from his lawyers. “I would love to do that as soon as possible,” said Mr Trump. ...

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US shutdown: Gov’t services closed as working week begins

Hundreds of thousands of federal workers will be unable to report for work on Monday, as the US Senate struggles to end a government shutdown. Some will not be paid until the stalemate is resolved. A rare Sunday session of the Senate yielded no agreement between Democrats and Republicans, with immigration one of the main sticking points. Essential services will ...

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US says four Shabaab militants killed in Somalia strike

US forces in Somalia said Friday that four Al-Shabaab militants were killed in an airstrike as part of the ongoing offensive against the jihadist rebels. The US Africa Command said the strike took place on Thursday in southern Somalia, around 50 kilometers (30 miles) northwest of the port city of Kismayo. Africa Command did not provide details on the attack, ...

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Trump wall: President’s view on Mexico border has changed – Kelly

US President Donald Trump’s views on the Mexico border wall have evolved, says his chief of staff, John Kelly. Speaking to Fox News, Mr Kelly also did not deny reports that he had described the president as “uninformed” when he made campaign promises about a wall. The comments were overheard during an immigration meeting on Wednesday, according to US media. ...

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Trump Russia: Bannon ‘ordered to testify to grand jury’

Steve Bannon, former chief strategist to US President Donald Trump, has been summoned to testify before a grand jury, US media report. He was reportedly subpoenaed by former FBI director Robert Mueller, who is leading an inquiry into alleged collusion with Russia during the 2016 election campaign. Mr Bannon appeared separately on Tuesday before a Congressional panel. Congress is holding ...

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US has ‘great respect’ for Africa – Embassy

The United States Embassy in Ghana seems to be distancing itself from the alleged comments made by US President Donald Trump denigrating African countries, along with other nations with persons of African descent. A tweet from the Embassy conveyed what it called its “great respect for the people of Africa” “Our commitment to Ghana and all our African partners remains strong. ...

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Hawaii missile alert: False alarm sparks panic in US state

An incoming missile alert plunged residents of Hawaii into panic on Saturday morning before it was declared a false alarm. Mobile phone users received a message saying: “Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill.” State Governor David Ige apologised and said it was caused by an employee pressing the wrong button. The US ...

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