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Clashes erupt in Minneapolis after police shoot dead 20-year-old Black man
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Clashes erupt in Minneapolis after police shoot dead 20-year-old Black man

The mother of Daunte Wright told a crowd earlier Sunday evening that he called her to say he had been pulled over by police. Soon after, her son's girlfriend told her he had been shot

US National Guard troops pour into Washington days before Joe Biden's inauguration
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US National Guard troops pour into Washington days before Joe Biden's inauguration

As Washington begins to resemble an armed camp, with more than 25,000 guards expected in the city by early next week, concerns about violence at state capitals have grown in the wake of the recent Capitol riots

US security officials warn of fresh violence on Joe Biden's inauguration; security tightened
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US security officials warn of fresh violence on Joe Biden's inauguration; security tightened

Biden has resisted calls to move the celebration indoors for the sake of safety. His inauguration committee had already been planning a scaled-back celebration with virtual components because of the coronavirus

Former secy of state Colin Powell latest ex-military leader to criticise Donald Trump's use of force against protesters
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Former secy of state Colin Powell latest ex-military leader to criticise Donald Trump's use of force against protesters

President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he had ordered National Guard troops to begin withdrawing from the nation’s capital, after a week of relentless criticism over his threat to militarise the government’s response to nationwide protests, including rebukes from inside the military establishment itself

Giant telescope construction to resume on Hawaii's tallest mountain after lengthy court battle
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Giant telescope construction to resume on Hawaii's tallest mountain after lengthy court battle

Scientists revere the mountain for its summit above the clouds that provides a clear view of the sky.

Donald Trump visits areas affected by Hurricane Florence, vows '100 percent' support for storm-battered Carolinas
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Donald Trump visits areas affected by Hurricane Florence, vows '100 percent' support for storm-battered Carolinas

Trump pledged federal assistance as the Carolinas begin the long recovery from a storm estimated to have caused billions of dollars in damage and left dozens dead.

Hurricane Florence continues to wrack havoc: Toll rises to 32, rescue efforts on to provide aid to stranded people
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Hurricane Florence continues to wrack havoc: Toll rises to 32, rescue efforts on to provide aid to stranded people

Flash flooding, triggered by Florence, was reported in most parts of North Carolina, northern South Carolina.

American soldier steals tank from Virginia national guard base, leads police on high-speed chase
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American soldier steals tank from Virginia national guard base, leads police on high-speed chase

An American soldier stole an Armoured Personnel Carrier from the Virginia National Guard base. The tank was chased by police for over an hour around Richmond.

California agrees to send National Guard troops to Mexican border, but not to enforce Donald Trump's immigration policies
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California agrees to send National Guard troops to Mexican border, but not to enforce Donald Trump's immigration policies

Jerry Brown accepted Donald Trump's call to send the National Guard to the Mexican border, but rejected the White House's portrait of a burgeoning border crisis

US deploys troops to Mexico border at Donald Trump's request in effort to curb illegal immigration
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US deploys troops to Mexico border at Donald Trump's request in effort to curb illegal immigration

Deployment of National Guard members to the Mexico border at Trump's request was underway with a gradual ramp-up of troops under orders to help curb illegal immigration

Saudi Arabia arrests 11 princes, former ministers in anti-corruption probe; ousts senior royal who headed National Guard
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Saudi Arabia arrests 11 princes, former ministers in anti-corruption probe; ousts senior royal who headed National Guard

11 Saudi Arabia princes and dozens of former ministers were detained in a new anti-corruption probe headed by the kingdom's powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Hurricane Irma rips through Caribbean leaving nine dead; emergency declared in Puerto Rico, Florida, Virgin Islands
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Hurricane Irma rips through Caribbean leaving nine dead; emergency declared in Puerto Rico, Florida, Virgin Islands

Powerful Hurricane Irma cut a swathe of deadly destruction as it roared through the Caribbean, claiming at least nine lives.

Hurricane Harvey floodwaters will likely rise as death toll reaches 7, Donald Trump to visit Texas today
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Hurricane Harvey floodwaters will likely rise as death toll reaches 7, Donald Trump to visit Texas today

Floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey will likely rise in the coming days, officials warned on Monday as heavy rains continued to pound the US Gulf Coast.

Venezuela unrest: Anti-govt protests leave 75 dead in 3 months; 3,000 arrested
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Venezuela unrest: Anti-govt protests leave 75 dead in 3 months; 3,000 arrested

A man was shot dead on Thursday during an anti-government protest in Caracas, becoming the 75th victim in three months of unrest

Donald Trump weighs mobilising National Guard for immigration roundups
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Donald Trump weighs mobilising National Guard for immigration roundups

The Trump administration is considering a proposal to mobilise as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants, including millions living nowhere near the Mexico border, according to a draft memo obtained by The Associated Press.

Milwaukee shooting: 17 arrested amid violent protests; suspect was armed, say Wisconsin cops
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Milwaukee shooting: 17 arrested amid violent protests; suspect was armed, say Wisconsin cops

Six businesses were burned in the Milwaukee unrest that spilled past midnight Sunday. Seventeen people were arrested and four officers were hurt from flying concrete and glass.

West Virginia deadly floods: Death toll rises to 24
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West Virginia deadly floods: Death toll rises to 24

Flooding in the US state of West Virginia killed 24 people and stranded others who had to be plucked from rooftops and rescued from fast-moving waters.

Microsoft and Google employees on US national guard may join cyber war against Islamic State
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Microsoft and Google employees on US national guard may join cyber war against Islamic State

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said the National Guard’s cyber squadrons will play an increasingly important role in assessing the vulnerabilities of U.S. industrial infrastructure and could be asked to join the fight against Islamic State.

Peaceful protests in Ferguson after National Guard withdraws
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Peaceful protests in Ferguson after National Guard withdraws

On the residential street when white Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson fatally shot Brown at least six times in broad daylight on August 9, hundreds of red roses were carefully arranged in a row.

Ferguson unrest: National Guard 'no longer needed', ordered out
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Ferguson unrest: National Guard 'no longer needed', ordered out

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon said the National Guard, deployed on Monday, were no longer needed.