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Daca: Trump ‘fairly close’ to deal with Democrats on Dreamers

Daca: Trump ‘fairly close’ to deal with Democrats on Dreamers

Media captionTrump ‘fairly close’ on Daca deal with Democrats US President Donald Trump has said he is “fairly close” to a bipartisan deal to protect young undocumented migrants known as Dreamers. Mr Trump told journalists at the White House that any agreement must include “massive border security”. The president said funding for his planned border […]

US Treasury Secretary wanted military jet for European honeymoon

US Treasury Secretary wanted military jet for European honeymoon

Image copyright Getty Images US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin asked to use a government plane for his European honeymoon last month, his office has confirmed. The request sparked an inquiry from the department’s inspector general, and comes as he already faces scrutiny over the use of another military aircraft. His spokesman said the plane was […]

Selena Gomez reveals kidney transplant, best friend was donor

Selena Gomez reveals kidney transplant, best friend was donor

Selena Gomez has revealed that she had a kidney transplant operation this summer linked to her lupus. In an Instagram post, the singer says that her friend Francia Raisa donated an organ to her and says she wanted to explain why fans hadn’t heard much from her despite having new music out. “So I found […]

Hurricane Irma: Trump arrives in Florida to see damage

Hurricane Irma: Trump arrives in Florida to see damage

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mike Pence, Donald Trump and Melania Trump in Fort Myers US President Donald Trump has arrived in Florida to meet people affected by Hurricane Irma and thank the emergency services. Mr Trump is being briefed in Fort Myers with his wife Melania and Vice-President Mike Pence, before they head to […]

ESPN accepts anchor’s apology for Trump tweets

ESPN accepts anchor’s apology for Trump tweets

Image copyright Jemele Hill/Facebook Cable sports network ESPN has said it accepts an apology from an anchor who sparked backlash for calling President Donald Trump a “white supremacist”. Jemele Hill lashed out at Mr Trump on Twitter, calling him a “bigot” and the “most offensive, ignorant president of my lifetime”. She apologised on Wednesday after […]

Daca: Trump denies reaching ‘Dreamers’ deal with Democrats

Daca: Trump denies reaching ‘Dreamers’ deal with Democrats

Image copyright Getty Images US President Donald Trump has denied reaching a deal with top Democrats to protect young undocumented migrants. Mr Trump said “massive border security would have to be agreed in exchange for consent” on the immigrant programme. Top Congress Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer announced the agreement on the migrants, known […]

Sanders pitches European-style healthcare

Sanders pitches European-style healthcare

Image copyright Getty Images Less than two months after successfully stymying Republican attempts to roll back Barack Obama’s healthcare reforms, Democrats are going on the attack. On Wednesday afternoon Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders followed through on a promise to introduce a universal healthcare programme that replaces the current regulated free-market insurance system with a government-run […]

‘Pharma bro’ Martin Shkreli jailed over Hillary hair post

‘Pharma bro’ Martin Shkreli jailed over Hillary hair post

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Shkreli (R) has frequently clashed with critics on social media A judge has ordered the jailing of ex-pharmaceutical chief executive Martin “Pharma Bro” Shkreli while he awaits sentencing for securities fraud. Judge Kiyo Matsumoto said a Facebook post in which Shkreli offered $5,000 for a strand of Hillary Clinton’s […]

Frank Vincent: Sopranos and Goodfellas actor dies at 78

Frank Vincent: Sopranos and Goodfellas actor dies at 78

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Frank Vincent, seen here in a party for his book in 2006, reportedly had heart complications Veteran American actor Frank Vincent, known for roles in the TV series The Sopranos and several Martin Scorsese films, has died at the age of 78. He had complications during open heart surgery […]

Texas gunman killed his estranged wife and seven friends

Texas gunman killed his estranged wife and seven friends

Image copyright facebook Image caption Spencer Hight killed eight people in Plato, Texas, before being shot by police A mass shooter who killed eight people in Texas targeted his estranged wife and his best man. Spencer Hight, 32, shot dead 27-year-old Meredith Hight and seven of their friends at his former home in Plano on […]