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US Senate votes to temporarily extend debt ceiling to avoid default as Democrats Republicans agree to a stop-gap fix
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US Senate votes to temporarily extend debt ceiling to avoid default as Democrats Republicans agree to a stop-gap fix

The breakthrough — which temporarily defers the crisis by adding another $480 billion to the allowable debt total — came with an estimated 11 days to go until the country would no longer have been able to borrow money or pay off loans for the first time in its history

US election: As Donald Trump slides in polls, Republicans scramble to maintain control of Senate
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US election: As Donald Trump slides in polls, Republicans scramble to maintain control of Senate

Trump's first debate against Democrat Joe Biden, during which the president refused to condemn white nationalism, and his controversial move to nominate a new US Supreme Court justice are heaping pressure on down-ballot Republicans in competitive races

Donald Trump's defence of Confederate flag adds to playbook of stoking White fear, resentment
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Donald Trump's defence of Confederate flag adds to playbook of stoking White fear, resentment

Trump’s inflammatory behaviour shows how out of step he is with shifting national sentiment on racial justice, as big corporations, sports leagues and cultural institutions express greater solidarity with Black Americans protesting systemic racism

Five key takeaways from Donald Trump's impeachment trial; president likely to be acquitted after Wednesday's vote
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Five key takeaways from Donald Trump's impeachment trial; president likely to be acquitted after Wednesday's vote

House impeachment managers and President Donald Trump’s defence team delivered their closing arguments Monday with an eye toward history, but with little hope of changing any senator’s mind

Donald Trump walks away from Syria and Republican allies: US president plunges into deeper isolation amid impeachment proceedings
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Donald Trump walks away from Syria and Republican allies: US president plunges into deeper isolation amid impeachment proceedings

The White House issued a statement on Sunday that it was effectively abandoning the Kurds who did most of the fighting alongside US forces to against Islamic State extremists.

Donald Trump meets security advisers to discuss Afghanistan; White House says negotiations with Taliban on
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Donald Trump meets security advisers to discuss Afghanistan; White House says negotiations with Taliban on

Donald Trump was briefed by top national security advisers on the status of negotiations with the Taliban on a US troop pullout from Afghanistan.

Donald Trump vetoes resolutions blocking arms sales to Saudi Arabia and UAE, says it would damage America’s relationship with allies
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Donald Trump vetoes resolutions blocking arms sales to Saudi Arabia and UAE, says it would damage America’s relationship with allies

Donald Trump vetoed three congressional resolutions barring billions of dollars in weapons sales to countries including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Iran foreign minister Javad Zarif says Donald Trump's 'genocidal taunts' will not affect nation, US president had threatened of 'end of Iran' earlier
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Iran foreign minister Javad Zarif says Donald Trump's 'genocidal taunts' will not affect nation, US president had threatened of 'end of Iran' earlier

The riposte by Iran's top diplomat followed an ominous warning by Donald Trump, who on Sunday suggested the Islamic republic would be destroyed if it attacked US interests.

Donald Trump Jr subpoenaed by Senate intelligence committee for backing out of two interviews on Russia investigation
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Donald Trump Jr subpoenaed by Senate intelligence committee for backing out of two interviews on Russia investigation

Senator Richard Burr outlined the events at a GOP caucus luncheon after weathering fierce criticism for the subpoena of Trump Jr

US Senator Lindsey Graham says CIA briefing solidifies Saudi crown prince's hand in Jamal Khashoggi murder
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US Senator Lindsey Graham says CIA briefing solidifies Saudi crown prince's hand in Jamal Khashoggi murder

Senior US senators said on Tuesday they were more certain than ever that Saudi Arabia's crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, was responsible for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi after receiving a CIA briefing on the matter

Zuckerberg doesn't believe that Facebook is a monopoly, but he also fails to name any competitor
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Zuckerberg doesn't believe that Facebook is a monopoly, but he also fails to name any competitor

Zuckerberg, under attack for leaks of the personal data of tens of millions of users, said he was open to some government regulation on Facebook.

Despite Donald Trump's Twitter tirade, White House says US president not considering firing Robert Mueller
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Despite Donald Trump's Twitter tirade, White House says US president not considering firing Robert Mueller

President Donald Trump is not considering firing the special counsel investigating Russian election interference, a top White House lawyer said after a cascade of Trump tweets revived chatter that the deeply frustrated president may be preparing to get rid of Robert Mueller

Republicans advise Donald Trump to maintain public silence over Russia probe, suggest additional legal protection for Robert Mueller
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Republicans advise Donald Trump to maintain public silence over Russia probe, suggest additional legal protection for Robert Mueller

Two Republican senators said on Sunday that President Donald Trump would be wise to keep a public silence on the Russia probe.

US Republicans ask Roy Moore to withdraw from Senate race after fifth woman accuses him of sexual misconduct
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US Republicans ask Roy Moore to withdraw from Senate race after fifth woman accuses him of sexual misconduct

US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell led a chorus of establishment Republicans on Monday urging Roy Moore, the party’s Senate candidate in Alabama, to quit the race as a fifth woman came forward with allegations Moore had sexual contact with teenage girls decades ago.

Republicans' Obamacare repeal push left for dead: Maine senator Susan Collins joins three other GOP colleagues in opposing bill
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Republicans' Obamacare repeal push left for dead: Maine senator Susan Collins joins three other GOP colleagues in opposing bill

The Maine moderate said in a statement that the legislation would make "devastating" cuts in the Medicaid program for poor and disabled people, drive up premiums for millions and weaken protections Obamacare gives people with pre-existing medical conditions.

Donald Trump refuses to say if he'll fire Jeff Sessions, Republicans rally around
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Donald Trump refuses to say if he'll fire Jeff Sessions, Republicans rally around "beleaguered" A-G

Donald Trump cranked up the heat on Jeff Sessions, scorning him as "very weak" and refusing to say whether he'll fire the nation's top law enforcement officer.

US Senate rejects Trumpcare: 9 Republicans defect moments after debate on Obamacare repeal begins
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US Senate rejects Trumpcare: 9 Republicans defect moments after debate on Obamacare repeal begins

The Senate rejected a key proposal repealing and replacing ObamaCare on Tuesday night, as senators start a days-long debate on healthcare.

US-Russia cyber security unit: Donald Trump backtracks on idea after criticism from Republicans
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US-Russia cyber security unit: Donald Trump backtracks on idea after criticism from Republicans

Donald Trump backtracked on his push for a cyber security unit with Russia, tweeting that he did not think it could happen.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to be questioned about Russia links, budget by US lawmakers today
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to be questioned about Russia links, budget by US lawmakers today

US lawmakers will grill Tillerson about Trump's unpopular budget, conflicting messages about foreign affairs and Russian links.

US president Donald Trump says he's 'very close' to naming an FBI director
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US president Donald Trump says he's 'very close' to naming an FBI director

Washington: US president Donald Trump says he is "very close" to naming a new FBI director.