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This great Beatles album is as thrilling a listen as ever on its 50th anniversary: but its a melancholy time for the one-world counterculture the record soundtracked At the time Sgt Pepper was released, the American writer recalled, I happened to be driving across the country on Interstate 80. In each city where I stopped […]

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President tells conservative media his $1.4bn demand could be pushed to September, avoiding a spending freeze on his 100th day in office Donald Trump has indicated he is willing to delay his demand for funding of his Mexican border wall to avoid a fiercely opposed by Democrats and also unpopular with many Republicans. Trump, whose […]

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For some Trump voters in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, their new president has already done more than Obama but others have had enough Tax reform needs to happen now. Neil Gorsuch is gold. Keep giving the media hell. Keep showing evil dictators whos boss. Try again on health care. And dont forget the tax cuts. logoDonald […]

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Two Harvard researchers have found only the second known parchment copy of Americas formative text in a West Sussex archive When in the course of human events it becomes necessary to visit a tiny records office in southern England because it claims to have a copy of the Declaration of Independence, a decent respect for […]

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US vice president is expected to smooth relations between Washington and Canberra after Januarys strained phone call between Trump and Turnbull North Korea, the war in Syria and trade are all expected to be discussed during US vice president Mike Pences whirlwind weekend visit to Australia. Americas second most powerful man met Malcolm Turnbull in […]

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Perestroika and detente were supposed to remove the shadow of nuclear war from generation X. Now its back with a vengeance The new nightly ritual is this: weve made a pact not to check social media in bed. I get my dollops of US news on the couch beforehand, shared from American friends on Facebook […]

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On day of protest, police make 13 arrests as pro-Trump crowd clashes with anti-fascists in California and thousands call for financial disclosure elsewhere Hundreds of self-described anti-fascist protesters and supporters of Donald Trump clashed in Berkeley, California, in sporadic brawls on Saturday. Protests in cities around the rest of the country, including a number of […]

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Ral Grijalva of Arizona joins Center for Biological Diversity in call for environmental analysis that could delay any construction for several years A US congressman and environmental group have filed the executive order calling for homeland security to begin immediate construction of the wall. Homeland Security has since begun a border wall beauty pageant expected […]

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Both president and Mike Pence joined last-minute effort to get out vote in Congressional election that hinted voter loyalty may be shifting A feeble win for a Republican in a special congressional election in deep Donald Trump country on Tuesday hung tantalizingly, for Democrats, as a potential signal of voter discontent with the president and […]

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In first post-election interview, former Democratic presidential candidate calls for US intervention in Syria and says misogyny was factor in her loss In her first interview since losing the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton said misogyny had played a role in her election loss. Clinton spends a lot of time wrestling with the fact that 53% […]

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