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# America

All time
# Nafta
Trump agrees to re-negotiate 'disastrous' NAFTA trade deal
The announcement came after reports in US media that Trump was considering giving formal notice of pulling the United States out.
# rat race
New York trials birth control for rats to tackle massive rodent population
Officials are now preparing to launch a trial of a liquid bait which will make the rats infertile.
# life on the line
Another death row inmate's life spared in Arkansas
Actor Johnny Depp has been one of thousands of protesters to demonstrate against capital punishment.
# heading south
Trump's 'very powerful armada' headed to Australia, not North Korea
It is a sign Trump is letting China control North Korea.
# Northern tensions
America will respond to any North Korean attack with 'overwhelming and effective' force
Aboard the USS Ronald Reagan, Mike Pence told troops he was there as “storm clouds gather on the horizon” of Northeast Asia.
# Neighbours to the North
North Korea threatens weekly missile tests as Trump says they 'gotta behave'
North Korea could react to a potential US strike by targeting South Korea or Japan.
# What in tarnation
25 things Irish people just do not understand about America
Contains the world’s most painfully embarrassing promprosal.
# Pioneer
America's first female Muslim judge found dead on New York riverbank
Sheila Abdus-Salaam was also the first black woman to be appointed to New York’s highest court.
# Moscow-ld Shoulder
Trump says US-Russian relations may be 'at an all time low'
The countries had engaged in a decades-long Cold War.
# tensions
US moves Navy strike group in show of force against North Korea
The move will raise tensions in the region and comes hard on the heels of a US missile strike on Syria.
# Airstrikes
UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson cancels Russia trip after US bombs Syria
“The United States will no longer wait for Assad to use chemical weapons without any consequences.”
# Raqa
US-led air strike near ISIS-held city kills 15 civilians in Syria
More than 320,000 people have been killed in Syria since the conflict began with anti-government demonstrations in March 2011.
# Syria
First US targeted missile strike on Assad regime kills six Syrian soldiers
Trump confirmed the first American targeted strike against Assad’s regime.
# Uruguay
For the first time, a country will sell recreational marijuana in its pharmacies
Uruguay will become the first nation to make the step later this year.
# devin nunes
Head of probe into Trump's ties to Russia steps aside due to ethics complaints
Republican Devin Nunes stepped aside temporarily today.
# Whatever Will Be Will Be
Hollywood star Doris Day finds out she's 95 on her 93rd birthday
There are a couple of theories about how the error occurred.
# strong and potent
'The sky hasn't fallen': The cannabis business is in great shape in Trump's America
The federal government still classifies marijuana as an illegal drug, but business in booming in states where it’s legal.
# mar-a-lago
Donald Trump's visits to his resort are costing Florida millions
If Trump continues to visit Mar-a-Lago, the county will need funds to defend against cyber attacks and terrorism.
# You Don't Have the votes
Trump forced to withdraw Obamacare replacement in major political defeat
House Republicans indicated the vote would lose.
# The Supremes
Trump's pick for top judge has set US politicians on a collision course
A Supreme Court seat has been open for more than 13 months, since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.
# you're gonna love it
He called it 'obsolete', but Trump says he will reaffirm US commitment to Nato
The White House confirmed Trump will attend a Nato meeting in May.
# freedom to work
Trainee doctors in the US can work 24-hour shifts under new rules
Groups representing medical students, interns and residents oppose the loosening of work-shift caps.
# Who's watching you
Assange accuses CIA of 'devastating incompetence' and warns he has a lot more info to leak
US officials told CNN that a federal criminal investigation was being opened into the leak.
# Executive Order
Donald Trump has brought in a new travel ban targeting people from six countries
The new ban applies to six of the seven countries which were included in the initial travel ban.
# heinous acts
Jewish communities in the US have faced a string of anti-semitic threats so far this year
Over 500 headstones were damaged at the weekend at the Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia.
# Kansas
'He was just enjoying his glass of beer': Family's distress after Indian men shot in 'hate crime'
India has demanded the “strongest action” from the US government over the incident.
# Kyle Poore
Man arrested in New York after chainsawing through door and injuring his boss
Police haven’t said what led to the incident.
# making a profit
Sanders says Trump has 'opened the floodgates' for private prisons to profit
President Trump has promised a crackdown on crime and illegal immigration, meaning more prisons are needed quick.
# dakota access pipeline
20 fires started at Standing Rock as protest camp dismantled
“The camps will continue,” one protester said. “Freedom is in our DNA, and we have no choice but to continue the struggle.”
# HR McMaster
Trump appoints his third pick as national security advisor
McMaster is another name on the long list of Trump advisors who have been plucked from the military.
# Slither-In
Student finds 11-foot snake in his car engine
Nope. Nope. Nope.
# flash floods
At least four reported dead as Pacific storm batters California
Tens of thousands of homes are without power, and hundreds of flights have been cancelled due to the storm.
# Chicago
Two-year-old shot dead in attack streamed live on Facebook
Police said last night that they were still searching for a suspect in the shooting which shocked Chicago.
# Etan Patz
New York jury finds man guilty of killing six-year-old boy in 1979
Etan Patz was walking to school on his own for the first time when he disappeared in May 1979.
# Immigration
Trump planning to speed up deportation of illegal immigrants
The White House confirmed the president’s plans to introduce a raft of new immigration measures.
# controversial pick
Jeff Sessions, controversial senator consistently accused of racism, confirmed as US Attorney General
Sessions, a former attorney general of Alabama, was finally confirmed by the US Senate last night.
# Conflict of Interest
Trump attacks 'terrible' Nordstrom for dropping Ivanka's clothing line
After Trump’s criticism, Nordstrom stock grew by nearly a percentage point.
# just so we're clear
City mayor confirms there was no massacre at Bowling Green
“I understand during a live interview how one can misspeak and we appreciate the clarification,” Mayor Wilkerson said.
# you can't stop me
A law that aimed to prevent mentally ill people from buying guns has been overturned in the US
On the campaign trail, Trump had heavily campaigned on the constitutional right to bear arms.
# days without end
'It was such a shock, I no longer feel 61 but 22 again': Barry's delight at scooping major book award
Barry won the Costa Book of the Year award for Days Without End last night.