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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
Obama and Congress deadlocked over shutdown
No signs of progress after US president meets Congressional leaders to discuss partial shutdown of government.
Last updated: 03 Oct 2013 15:32 GMT
Obama cuts short Asia trip due to US shutdown
President Obama has postponed two stops on his four-nation Asian tour because of government shutdown, White House says.
Last updated: 02 Oct 2013 14:50 GMT
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