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Naureen Khan

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US 'Conflict Kitchen' serves up Middle East debate

Controversial Pittsburgh eatery offers hummus and maftoul, with a side of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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Plugging up the Keystone XL pipeline

Bill for the controversial tar sands pipeline fails to advance at Senate vote, saving Obama from using a veto.

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Eric Holder leaves controversial legacy

The outspoken champion for civil rights was also lambasted on security issues and demonised by House Republicans.

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US 'strong-armed' Yahoo to turn over user data

Unsealed court documents reveal government threatened to sue Yahoo for $250,000 a day until data it received data.

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Ferguson is a spotlight for police militarisation

Given the green light to stockpile military equipment, police forces across US adopt war mentality.

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US nuns battle immigrant deportations

Not even US Immigration and Customs Enforcement can stop two Chicago-area nuns bent on bringing humanity to system.

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Hardship and need in US' Appalachian mountains

Generational poverty has a stranglehold on Kentucky state amid dramatic cuts to social programmes.

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Kevin McCarthy elected new House majority leader

California Republican's ascension marks continuity, not break, with current House leadership.

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US voters vulnerable to discrimination: critics

Legislation to bolster the gutted Voting Rights Act is in limbo, leaving American voters exposed.

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Force-feeding to continue for Guantanamo detainee

Federal judge says US can force-feed Syrian detainee to prevent him from dying.

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Global tobacco firms targeting minors?

Anti-smoking advocates demand Philip Morris International halt campaign that they say will ensnare young smokers.

Americas

Obama sends $3.9tn budget to Congress

Focus on greater spending on infrastructure, education and other large-scale projects and addressing income inequality.