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    Transgender woman wins Virginia House seat, makes history

    A transgender candidate defeated an incumbent Virginia lawmaker in United States Tuesday who sponsored a bill that would have restricted which bathrooms she could use.

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    Man linked to Texas shooting faced military court martial

    The man authorities have identified as the gunman in a mass shooting at a Texas church was discharged from the Air Force for allegedly assaulting his spouse and child, according to an Air Force spokeswoman.

  • Kurdish battle positions Kurds as US ally against Iran

    There may be a silver but risky lining for Kurdish nationalists in their devastating loss of Kirkuk and other cities on the periphery of their semi-autonomous region as they lick their wounds and vent anger over deep-seated internal divisions that facilitated the Iranian-backed Iraqi blitzkrieg.

  • Minnesota man lived with bodies of mom, brother for year

    A Minnesota man who lives in a house with the decomposing bodies of his mother and twin brother for about a year says he could not bring himself to report their deaths to authorities.

  • Trump expected to decertify Iran nuclear deal

    President Donald Trump is expected to announce soon that he will decertify the landmark international deal to curb Iran’s nuclear program, a senior administration official says, in a step that potentially could cause the 2015 accord to unravel.

  • Facebook says 10 million US users saw Russia-linked ads

    Some 10 million people in the United States sees politically divisive ads on Facebook that the company says have been purchased in Russia in the months before and after last year’s US presidential election, Facebook says on Monday.

  • Trump blames Puerto Ricans for slow hurricane response

    US President Donald Trump places blame squarely on Puerto Ricans for the slow recovery from Hurricane Maria after critics and the mayor of San Juan complained his administration’s response to the US territory’s plight was insufficient.

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    US probes NKorea's willingness to talk

    Washington has opened channels to North Korea to find out if the regime is ready to talk about giving up its nuclear weapons, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says .

  • Twitter suspends 200 accounts linked to Russia

    Twitter (TWTR.N) says it has suspended about 200 Russian-linked accounts as it probes online efforts to meddle with the 2016 US election, but an influential Democratic senator slammed its steps as insufficient.

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    US pressing Suu Kyi, Myanmar military over Rohingya

    The United States is worried about the "tragedies" in Myanmar affecting Rohingya Muslims and US authorities are pressing government leader Aung San Suu Kyi and Myanmar's military leaders to stop the crackdown, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has said.

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    Paris climate deal: US denies it will stay in accord

    The United States has attended a meeting of ministers from more than 30 of the nations that signed the Paris climate-change agreement, though the White House issued a statement saying it will stick with plans to pull out of the deal.

  • Trump, Moon agree to boost SKorean missile capabilities

    The United States and South Korea agree to strengthen Seoul's defenses and Washington gives a nod to billions in arms sales to the country.

  • Iran rejects US demand for UN visit to military sites

    Iran has dismissed a US demand for United Nations nuclear inspectors to visit its military bases as “merely a dream”.

  • US notifies UN of climate deal pullout

    The US State Department has officially informed the United Nations it will withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement in a document issued on Friday, but left the door open to re-engaging if the terms improved for the United States.

  • Top 10 most expensive beaches in the US

    Here is the list of top ten most expensive beaches in the US.

  • US returns looted royal seals to South Korea

    South Korean President Moon Jae-in returns from an official visit to Washington with two ancient royal seals looted during the Korean War, reports say.

  • US settles Russian money laundering case

    A Russian-owned group of companies agrees to pay nearly $6 million to settle US civil allegations that the firms laundered proceeds of a $230 million tax fraud, ending a politically charged case days before it was set to go to trial.

  • North Korea says will have dialogue with US

    A senior North Korean diplomat who handles relations with the United States says Pyongyang would have dialogue with the US administration if conditions were right, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reports.

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    US Commerce chief says Canadian trade threats 'inappropriate'

    US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says that threats of retaliatory trade actions from Canadian officials "are inappropriate" and will not influence final US import duty determinations on Canadian softwood lumber.

  • N Korea tension has to be stopped: China

    China says tension over North Korea had to be stopped from reaching an "irreversible and unmanageable stage" as a US aircraft carrier group steamed towards the region amid fears the North may conduct a sixth nuclear weapons test.

  • US drops 'mother of all bombs' on IS in Afghanistan

    The United States dropps a massive GBU-43 bomb, the largest non-nuclear bomb it has ever used in combat, in eastern Afghanistan today against a series of caves used by Islamic State militants, the military say.

  • Nunes steps aside from Russia probe

    The chairman of the House intelligence committee announces that he is temporarily stepping aside from the panel's probe into Russian meddling in last year's presidential election.

  • Missing Miami title defence was refreshing

    Sitting out last week's Miami Open was rejuvenating for Novak Djokovic although it meant missing the chance to win a record seventh title in the tournament, Serbia's world number two said on Tuesday.

  • UN holds crisis meeting after Syria 'chemical attack'

    The United Nations is holding an emergency meeting as the world expresses horror at the suspected chemical weapons attack in northern Syria that killed dozens of people and left others gasping for breath and convulsing in the streets and overcrowded hospitals.

  • Wozniacki, Pliskova book Miami Open semi-final showdown

    Czech second-seed Karolina Pliskova will face Caroline Wozniacki in the semi-finals of the Miami Open after the pair triumphed on Tuesday at Key Biscayne.

  • US keep World Cup hopes alive

    The United States remain in contention for a spot at next year's World Cup after Bruce Arena's side battled to a scrappy 1-1 away draw against Panama in CONCACAF qualifying on Tuesday.

  • Nadal rallies to reach fourth round

    Rafael Nadal came back from an awful first set to defeat Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber 0-6, 6-2, 6-3 and advance to the fourth round of the Miami Open on Sunday.

  • Trump healthcare vote withdrawn

    A Republican bill to dismantle Obamacare has been pulled by US House Republican leadership.

  • US drone kills militant blamed for attack on SRL team in Pak

    A US drone air strike in Afghanistan has killed a Pakistani militant accused of involvement in a deadly attack on a bus carrying Sri Lanka's cricket team in 2009, Pakistani security sources and Islamist militants said.

  • Laptops, tablets on airplanes: what's the threat?

    Britain and the US ban laptops and tablet computers from the passenger compartment of flights from several Middle East and North African nations.

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