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Dozens still missing after deadly Texas blast
US Senator John Cornyn of Texas said the town's deputy fire marshal reports that 60 people remained unaccounted for.
Last updated: 20 Apr 2013 21:13 GMT
Obama signs deep US budget cuts into effect
President signs into effect $85bn in spending cuts after legislators fail to reach a deal to avert them.
Last updated: 02 Mar 2013 21:37 GMT
US braces for $85bn in budget cuts
Spending cuts to kick in midnight as Republicans and Democrats fail to resolve standoff over America's burgeoning debt.
Last updated: 01 Mar 2013 10:36 GMT
Obama picks CIA chief and defence secretary
US president nominates his counterterrorism adviser John Brennan as CIA director, and Chuck Hagel as defence secretary.
Last updated: 08 Jan 2013 01:16 GMT
Obama 'to nominate Hagel as Pentagon chief'
Ex-Republican senator, under scrutiny for his stands on Israel, likely to replace Leon Panetta, senior official reveals.
Last updated: 07 Jan 2013 05:26 GMT
Pentagon unveils details of US defence cuts
Strategy announced for absorbing $487bn in defence cuts, including reducing ground forces and slowing weapons purchases.
Last updated: 27 Jan 2012 12:16 GMT
US execution puts death penalty on trial
Troy Davis is set to die in under a week but advocates say there is 'too much doubt' to condemn him to death.
Last updated: 18 Sep 2011 14:02 GMT
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