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US Republican charged with assault after body-slamming reporter

Greg Gianforte, a Republican running for a seat in the US House of Representatives, has been charged with assault. He was accused of attacking a reporter from The Guardian newspaper, which is based in the United Kingdom.

Greg Gianforte, a Republican running for a seat in the US House of Representatives, has been charged with assault.

He was accused of attacking a reporter from The Guardian newspaper, which is based in the United Kingdom.

House speaker Paul Ryan has called for Greg Gianforte to apologise for the alleged assault.

Al Jazeera’s Whitney Hurst reports.