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Obama unveils sweeping immigration reforms
US president eases threat of deportation for 4.7 million undocumented immigrants and sets up clash with Republicans.
Last updated: 21 Nov 2014 11:47 GMT
Obama hosts Congress leaders after elections
US president under pressure to cooperate with Republicans after they swept to victory in midterm polls.
Last updated: 07 Nov 2014 23:20 GMT
Redskins' name change demanded
Half the US Senate urged NFL Commissioner to change the Washington Redskins' name, saying it is a racist slur.
Last updated: 22 May 2014 17:09 GMT
US Congress votes to end government shutdown
President Obama signs bill approved by both chambers reopening federal government and averting a US default.
Last updated: 17 Oct 2013 11:37 GMT
US Senate approves last-minute debt deal
Agreement will avert a US default and reopen federal government once the House approves legislation and Obama signs it.
Last updated: 17 Oct 2013 01:40 GMT
Stalemate continues over US debt deal
Republicans promise to present new proposal after White House and Senate Democrats reject their earlier plan.
Last updated: 15 Oct 2013 21:45 GMT
US senators hopeful over fiscal deal
Senate Majority Leader says he is confident that Senate can reach comprehensive fiscal deal this week to avoid default.
Last updated: 15 Oct 2013 18:18 GMT
US no closer to deals on debt and shutdown
Republicans and Democrats fail to reach compromise on government shutdown and raising country's debt ceiling.
Last updated: 13 Oct 2013 00:38 GMT
War was 'devastating to America' - and Iraq
A costly and deadly war, unlike a healthcare overhaul, provides more justification for shutting down the government.
Last updated: 06 Oct 2013 14:58 GMT
Obama attacks Republicans over shutdown
US president says crisis would be over in five minutes if Republicans dropped their "obsession" with health-care plan.
Last updated: 03 Oct 2013 16:07 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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