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Trump hat judge says stunt was an ‘ill-considered’ joke

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The ‘Make America Great Again’ hat was ubiquitous during the US election – File image A Canadian judge who wore a “Make America Great Again” hat into court says it was an “ill-conceived, ill-considered” attempt at a joke. Ontario court justice Bernd Zabel made ...

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Donald Trump softens tone to urge ‘a new unity’

Image copyright Getty Images US President Donald Trump has called for a “new unity”, a day after a campaign-style rally in which he attacked political foes and media. Speaking in Reno, Nevada, Mr Trump said “we are one people with one home and one great flag”. “In America, we never ...

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Pennsylvania couple sees ‘Jesus’ in ultrasound of baby

Image copyright Facebook Image caption The couple see Jesus in the far left of their sonogram A US couple says they can see Jesus Christ watching over their child in a pregnancy ultrasound. The Pennsylvania pair said a man dressed in a robe with a crown of thorns is looking ...

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US treasury secretary’s wife Louise Linton apologises for rant

Image copyright Instagram Image caption The now private post by Louise Linton has caused quite a storm on social media The wife of the US treasury secretary has apologised for an Instagram post in which she boasted of her wealth and belittled a commenter. The post showed Scottish-born actress Louise ...

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‘I fear my neighbour’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption An effigy of President Donald Trump is set ablaze during a recent protest against racism and hate crimes “Hey, dumbass – the election is over… you lost on all accounts,” said the letter that arrived in John Gascot’s mailbox. It accused him and his ...

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Marcellus Williams: Missouri governor stays execution

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Marcellus Williams The governor of Missouri has issued a stay of execution for a death row inmate and appointed a panel to investigate his conviction. The order came only hours before Marcellus Williams, 48, was due to be put to death for the 1998 murder ...

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Louise Linton: The photo, the hashtags and the sarcasm

Image copyright Instagram Image caption The now private post by Louise Linton has caused quite a storm on social media It’s commonplace to post photos of trips and special occasions on social media, but as the actress Louise Linton found out, people didn’t respond well to the hashtags she used ...

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A black bear got punched after entering a Canadian home

Image copyright Sunshine Coast RCMP Image caption A black bear can weigh more than a very large man A Canadian man had to punch a black bear in the nose to force it outside after it followed a toddler into a British Columbia family’s home. Froude was home with her ...

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Chelsea Clinton defends Barron Trump again

Image copyright EPA Image caption The Trump family was returning from holiday in New Jersey Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton has again defended the youngest son of US President Donald Trump, after he was attacked by a conservative website. Barron Trump, 11, was accused by an entertainment reporter for the ...

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Johnson & Johnson hit with $55m damages in talc cancer case

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Johnson & Johnson said the safety of talc was supported by decades of scientific evidence Pharmaceutical firm Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has been ordered to pay more than $55m (£40m) in compensation to an American woman who says its talcum powder caused her ovarian ...

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Trump travel leaves Secret Service cash-strapped

Image copyright Getty Images The US Secret Service is facing a strain on its budget due in part to President Donald Trump’s large family and multiple properties. Secret Service Director Randolph “Tex” Alles said some 1,100 agents will hit their overtime allowance caps for the year. Under Mr Trump, 42 ...

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University of Texas removes four Confederate statues

Image copyright Reuters Image caption “Confederate monuments have become symbols of modern white supremacy and neo-Nazism,” said the college president The University of Texas has removed four Confederate statues overnight in the wake of violent clashes in Virginia earlier this month. The statues of General Robert E Lee and two ...

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