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US Senate panel approves Hagel nomination
Armed services committee in 14-11 decision to allow full vote in Senate for Chuck Hagel to become US defence secretary.
Last updated: 13 Feb 2013 11:56 GMT
50 shades of GOP
The Republicans know no bounds when it comes to saying one thing and doing another.
Last updated: 17 Oct 2012 06:44 GMT
The rock party is over
The Republican party has transformed itself since the 1980s with the evaporation of the old establishment, says writer.
Last updated: 22 Sep 2011 11:34 GMT
Democrats retain US Senate
A narrowly contested Nevada seat that was won by top Democrat Harry Reid proves to be a real face saver for Obama.
Last updated: 03 Nov 2010 15:59 GMT
BP set to smother oil leak with mud
Energy giant tests "top kill" method to plug disastrous leak in Gulf of Mexico.
Last updated: 26 May 2010 11:49 GMT
Anger mounts over US oil spill
US government warns it will push BP out of clean-up operation if progress is not made.
Last updated: 24 May 2010 15:38 GMT
Obama blames BP and orders probe
US president sets up commission to investigate spill as thick oil chokes marshlands.
Last updated: 23 May 2010 05:34 GMT
Obama forms oil spill panel
US president unveils new commission to investigate Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Last updated: 22 May 2010 15:58 GMT
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'Enough is enough': US anti-racism protests
'Justice for All' demonstrations swell across the US over the deaths of African Americans in police encounters.
Uruguayans cautiously welcome former inmates
Six former Guantanamo detainees are now free in Uruguay with some hailing the decision to grant them asylum.
Australia's indigenous incarceration crisis
Disproportionately high number of Aboriginal people in prison highlights inequality and marginalisation, critics say.
Canada's sexual harassment at work problem
Nearly half of Canadians have suffered inappropriate advances on the job - and the political arena is no exception.
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