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# US

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# us china relations
Pelosi arrives in Taiwan in spite of China warnings that US will 'pay the price' for visit
The Democrat’s trip to Taipei is the highest-profile visit by an elected US official in 25 years.
# Roe v Wade
US Justice Department sues Idaho over near-total abortion ban set to take effect this month
It is the Biden administration’s first litigation since the US Supreme Court overturned the 1973 Roe V Wade ruling in June.
# 9/11
Joe Biden confirms death of Al-Qaeda leader al-Zawahri in US drone strike
The US president said that US intelligence officials tracked al-Zawahri to a home in downtown Kabul where he was hiding out with his family.
# Wildfires
Wildfires in western US grow in size amid hot and windy conditions
A fire in California burned down at least a dozen homes and wildlife was seen fleeing the area to avoid the flames.
# China
Biden warned by Xi not to 'play with fire' in Taiwan during tense call
The leaders of China and US agreed to hold their first in-person summit.
# Palestine
US against opening probe on death of journalist and US citizen Shireen Abu Akleh
Israel initially said that Palestinian fire could have killed Abu Akleh, before backtracking.
# US
Parents and six-year-old daughter shot dead in tent at US park
The family’s nine-year-old son survived the shooting.
# Wildfires
Emergency action planned to save giant sequoia trees from wildfires
The world’s largest trees are facing an increased risk of fire.
# Global Relations
Japan warns of rising global tension in wake of Russia-China military ties
The report calls Russia’s war on Ukraine a “serious violation of international law”.
# DC
US House passes bill to protect same-sex marriage from Supreme Court
47 Republican lawmakers joined Democrats in voting for the bill.
# Powersharing
O’Neill to brief US politicians in Washington on need to restore Stormont
The Sinn Fein vice president will travel to the US on Monday for a series of meetings with Congressional members and Irish American leaders.
# New York
Ivana Trump died of accidental 'blunt impact injuries', says medical examiner
The 73-year-old’s death was announced on Thursday.
# Middle East
Biden will use 'all' American power to stop Iran acquiring nuclear weapons
Israel is staunchly opposed to a nuclear deal Tehran signed with world powers in 2015.
# Middle East
Joe Biden lands in Israel on first Middle East tour as US president
Biden will hold talks with Israeli leaders for two days before meeting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the occupied West Bank.
# Texas
Pregnant driver fined under carpool rules argues foetus is passenger following Roe v Wade ruling
She was driving in a lane reserved for vehicles carrying at least two people.
# Roe v Wade
Pharma company seeks to make its birth control over-the-counter in US
If approved, this “historic” application would reduce barriers to contraception across America.
# Abortion Rights
Joe Biden says US Supreme Court is 'out of control' before signing order on abortion access
The US President said the fastest way to restore the Roe V Wade ruling is “to pass a national law” codifying it.
# US
Ghislaine Maxwell appeals against sex trafficking conviction and sentence
The 60-year-old was sentenced to 20 years in prison last month.
# Moscow
US basketball star Brittney Griner pleads guilty to drug possession in Russia
Griner was detained in February at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport.
# US
'Cheer' star Jerry Harris sentenced to 12 years for child pornography charges
The star of the hit Netflix series pleaded guilty to one count of travelling with the intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct and one count of receiving child pornography.
# Rob Elementary
New report details missed chances to stop Uvalde school shooting
The report is another damning assessment of how police failed to act on opportunities to stop the massacre.
# Safe and well
Guitarist Carlos Santana collapsed on stage after he 'forgot to eat and drink water'
The 74-year-old was performing at an open-air concert in Michigan when he became ill.
# 4 july shooting
At least six people dead after shooting at Chicago suburb's Fourth of July parade
Police said authorities were still searching for the suspect and called it an active incident.
Another 24 people have been taken to hospital to be treated for their injuries.
Police said a firearm has been recovered, but that authorities are still searching for the suspect.
Mayor of Highland Park Nancy Rotering says the community has been "terrorised by an act of violence that has shaken us to our core".
# shireen abu akleh
'We are incredulous': Family of Shireen Abu Akleh condemn result of US probe into her death
The US said the journalist was likely killed by Israeli gunfire, but said there was no reason to believe she was shot intentionally.
# the explainer
The Explainer: What Roe v Wade being overturned could mean for other US laws
The landmark decision means Americans no longer have a constitutional right to abortion.
# Roe v Wade
Joe Biden calls for 'exception' to US Senate rules to protect access to abortion
Biden described the US Supreme Court’s decision to end the constitutional right to abortion as “destabilising”.
# Nuclear
Iran nuclear talks have 'not yet' yielded hopes for progress
An EU source said the discussions were supposed to last several days.
Biden blames smuggling industry for migrants' deaths in Texas disaster
US police are investigating the grim discovery of about 50 bodies in and around an abandoned truck.
# Amtrack
Three deaths and multiple injuries as cross-country train derails in Missouri
Nearly 250 passengers were on board at the time of the derailment.
# Abortion
'A step backward for women's rights': America reacts as Roe v. Wade is overturned
The decision has been met with mixed reaction from civilians, lawmakers and politicians on either side of the political divide.
# New York
Biden 'deeply disappointed' after Supreme Court says people have right to carry guns in public
The ruling strikes down a New York law that required a person to prove they had legitimate self-defence needs to receive a gun permit.
# Julian Assange
Assange ‘strip searched and moved cell’ on day of extradition announcement
The wife of the Wikileaks founder has said his treatment was ‘especially cruel’.
# Miami
Passenger jet catches fire while landing at Miami airport
More than 100 people were forced to flee the burning and mangled aircraft.
# joe bikin'
US President Biden unharmed after falling off bike near his home
Biden was cycling near his Delaware home on an anniversary trip with his wife.
# 6 january
January 6th rioters came within 40 feet of Mike Pence, committee hears
New evidence has highlighted Pence faced as rioters outside the Capitol chanted ‘hang Mike Pence’.
# John Hinckley Jr.
Man who shot Ronald Reagan freed from court oversight after 41 years
John Hinckley Jr shot Reagan and three others with a revolver outside a Washington hotel on 30 March 1981.
# fraud probe
New York high court rejects Trump appeal, clearing way for testimony
Trump and his two eldest children, Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr, agreed last week to answer questions under oath starting 15 July.
# Flooding
Tourists stranded as Yellowstone park closed following historic floods
Numerous homes and other structures were destroyed, but there were no immediate reports of injuries.
# Jason Alexander
Britney Spears’ ex charged with stalking her at her wedding
Jason Alexander was also charged with trespassing, vandalism and battery.
# oregon
'How To Murder Your Husband' author sentenced to life in prison for killing husband
Nancy Crampton Brophy was convicted of second-degree murder on 25 May after a seven-week trial.