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Kristen Saloomey

Kristen Saloomey is a New York-based correspondent for Al Jazeera who has been honoured by the United Nations Foundation for her investigative work on the source of Haiti’s cholera epidemic. Her stories take her from the US court system to the countryside, from the streets of New York to the eye of the storm.

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US ‘charter’ schools hit by controversy

The US government is planning to allocate more money for 'charter' schools which are seen as an alternative to traditional educational facilities. This has resulted in local schools getting underfunded.

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US may deport group of Indonesian Christians

A group of Indonesian Christians who went to the United States fleeing religious persecution may soon be deported. The case comes as tensions in their homeland rise. Al Jazeera’s Kristen Saloomey reports from New Jersey.

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US attorney general vows crackdown on gang violence

During a visit to a New York suburb, the US attorney general has pledged to crack down on gang violence. But many in the local Hispanic community see it as a threat to local immigrants.

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Eclectic mix on show at Tribeca Film Festival

The Tribeca Film Festival in New York is a mix of big-name talent and up-and-coming filmmakers. From a look at the realities of life in Syria to a quirky take on mental illness, and plenty of world premieres - there is something for everyone.

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Tribeca Film Festival highlights new technologies

This year's Tribeca Film Festival featuring fewer films than previous years. As people change the way they consume media, the industry has had to adapt. Organisers say it is to make way for other types of visual productions.

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US cinemas screen Orwell classic in anti-Trump protest

The classic novel 1984 by George Orwell is once again a bestseller in the US. Nearly 200 cinemas held screenings of the film version of the book as a form of protest against President Donald Trump on Tuesday.

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US: High schools tackle baseball injuries

Baseball has long been one of America's favourite pastimes but in the past 20 years, the number of elbow injuries among teenage pitchers has risen, forcing more players to get major surgery.

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US veteran randomly targeted black man in fatal New York City stabbing

A US army veteran, accused of fatally stabbing a homeless man in New York, has been charged with murder as a hate crime. Police say he was motivated by hatred of black people. Al Jazeera's Kristen Saloomey reports from New York.

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US: Trump voters fear health insurance loss

US President Donald Trump has made a rare visit to Congress to ask Republicans to support a replacement healthcare plan.

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Thousands of flights cancelled as snowstorm hits northeast US

A major snowstorm has managed to disrupt travel throughout much of the northeastern US. Some 9,000 flights were cancelled in two days.

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Mobile apps threaten New York's taxi industry

The growth of car-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft is changing the way people move around in New York City. The apps are also making it difficult for traditional taxi drivers to make a living.

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Trump's era: Americans vote with their wallets

Since the US presidential election, retailers targeted by an anti-Trump boycott have stopped carrying 3,600 Trump-branded products. But now Trump supporters are fighting back - using their wallets as weapons.