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Bush’s thinly-veiled attack on Trump

FORMER US President George W. Bush has delivered a thinly-veiled attack on Donald Trump without mentioning his name, warning that bigotry, white supremacy and falsehoods are threatening American democracy. Saying that “bigotry seems emboldened” in the US, the former leader evoked what some see as the growing divide in America, …

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Bizarre theory about ‘fake’ Melania Trump

MELANIA Trump has sent conspiracy theorists into overdrive with allegations the First Lady uses a body double after a recent public appearance. The Sun reports that social media users went into a frenzy after they questioned the First Lady’s appearance in footage from Friday of her standing beside her husband …

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Man blames 123 stab murder on cough syrup

A WOMAN from the US state of North Carolina, whose newlywed husband told 911 he believed he killed her after overdosing on cold medicine, was found to have been stabbed and slashed 123 times, officials said. Wannabe preacher Matthew James Phelps, 28, is charged with first-degree murder in the September …

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Three dead in office park shooting

A GUNMAN is on the run after shooting dead three people and critically injuring three others at a business park in the US state of Maryland. Police said Radee Labi Prince, 38, shot five people at Advanced Granite Solutions in the Emmorton Business Park, 50 kilometres northeast of Baltimore, about …

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Walters slammed over abuse interview

BARBARA Walters is the latest star to find herself sucked into the death spiral of disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. An old video of Walters shutting down actor Corey Feldman when he spoke out about sex abuse in Hollywood on The View is recirculating, with calls for Walters to apologise, …

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Cheerleaders’ bizarre excuse for racial slur

A RACIALLY offensive video has landed a group of five cheerleaders from the US in a whole world of trouble. The footage, which was uploaded onto Instagram and shared on Twitter, shows the white teen girls shouting the n-word and other expletives, the New York Post reports. A Utah school’s …

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Clue could solve Vegas guard mystery

MYSTERY surrounds the disappearance of a Mandalay Bay security guard shot by Vegas sniper Stephen Paddock. Jesus Campos is being hailed as a hero after being shot in the leg by the 64-year-old gunman. Campos helped direct officers to Paddock’s location and stayed behind to evacuate hotel guests. He’s one …

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Mum ‘cooked toddlers alive in oven’

AN ATLANTA mum is accused of killing her one-year-old and two-year-old sons by cooking them alive in an oven — and then sending their father footage of the grisly aftermath. Investigators say Lamora Williams crammed the boys — Ke’Younte Penn, two, and Ja’Karter Williams, one — in the oven some …

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Bipartisan deal to fix Obamacare

A LEADING Republican senator says he and a top Democrat have reached an agreement on a plan to extend federal payments to health insurers that President Donald Trump has blocked. Republican Senator Lamar Alexander said the next step will be for him and his negotiating partner, Democrat Patty Murray, to …

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US ‘prepared for the worst’ on N Korea

THE Trump administration has not ruled out direct talks with North Korea but the United States and its allies must be “prepared for the worst” if diplomacy fails, the deputy secretary of state said on Tuesday. ​”Eventually, we don’t rule out the possibility of course of direct talks,” John L. …

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