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US shutdown: Senate in bid to end impasse

Media playback is unsupported on your device The US Senate is due back in session to try to end a budget impasse before the start of the working week when the shutdown of many federal services will be felt around the country. Hundreds of thousands of federal staff face the To see the full content, share this page by clicking ...

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Larry Nassar case: Olympic champ Jordyn Wieber reveals abuse

Media playback is unsupported on your device A gold-medal winning Olympian has confronted disgraced USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar at his sentencing to reveal he abused her, too. Jordyn Wieber is the fourth member of the Fierce Five, the winning 2012 Summer Olympics squad, to accuse him. She joins teammates Aly Raisman, To see the full content, share this page ...

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Nigeria: Kidnapped US and Canadian citizens freed

Two American and two Canadian citizens kidnapped in Nigeria on Wednesday have been freed, police say. The group, who were ambushed in a forested area north of the capital Abuja, were found during a joint military To see the full content, share this page by clicking one of the buttons below Tweet Click here to Read from the source

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US shutdown: Trump and Democrats blame each other

Media playback is unsupported on your device Recriminations have begun over the failure of the US Senate to pass a new budget and prevent the shutdown of many federal services. A bill to fund the federal government for the coming weeks did not receive the required 60 votes by the deadline To see the full content, share this page by ...

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Amazon shortlists 20 metropolitan areas for new headquarters

Amazon has released a shortlist of the 20 North American urban areas to be chosen to become the retailer’s second North American headquarters. The proposed site is expected to cost more than $5bn (£3.6bn) and create To see the full content, share this page by clicking one of the buttons below Tweet Click here to Read from the source

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Apple and Google buses under fire in Silicon Valley

Buses used to transport Apple employees to their offices have been attacked, with windows smashed, possibly by people using pellet guns. There have been several such attacks on the morning and evening commutes to and from To see the full content, share this page by clicking one of the buttons below Tweet Click here to Read from the source

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Fishermen escape crash by split-second

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Watch how fishermen in Oregon react as a boat speeds straight towards them. Click here to Read from the source

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Shackled siblings: What we know about their lives

The parents accused of holding their 13 children in shackles at a California home have pleaded not guilty. David Turpin, 56, and Louise Turpin, 49, are facing charges of torture, abuse and false imprisonment. Punished and beaten frequently, the couple’s children hatched an escape plan. This is what police have learned so far about their lives. Click here to Read ...

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Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick a billionaire after $9.3bn investment deal

Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick will become a billionaire, after investors agreed to take a large stake in the ride-hailing firm. A consortium led by Japan’s Softbank is buying a chunk of the company from existing shareholders as well as new Uber shares in a $9.3bn (£6.7bn) deal. Mr Kalanick, who stepped down as chief executive in June, is selling $1.4bn ...

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Turpin case: California couple deny torturing 'shackled siblings'

Media playback is unsupported on your device The parents accused of holding their 13 children in shackles at a California home have pleaded not guilty. David Turpin, 56, and Louise Turpin, 49, are facing charges of torture, abuse and false imprisonment. They were arrested after one daughter escaped from their home, To see the full content, share this page by ...

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