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Richard Spencer speech at Florida campus sparks mass protest

Image copyright Getty Images Hundreds of protesters have marched on the University of Florida to decry a speech by a white nationalist. Richard Spencer’s event in Gainesville has prompted the governor to declare a state of emergency, and hundreds of police have also flooded the campus. The college said it did not want to let […]

Trump sends family $25,000 after claim of broken promise

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Cpl Dillon Baldridge was killed over the summer by a rogue Afghan commander he had been training The White House says President Donald Trump has sent a personal cheque to a dead soldier’s family after they said he had not kept his promise to do so. The father of a […]

George W Bush decries bigotry and conspiracy theories

In a speech at his namesake institute in New York, the former president spoke about his concerns over the current state of politics in the US, including the threats of bigotry and nationalism. George W Bush decries bigotry and conspiracy theories

Young Obama’s angst-ridden love letters

Image copyright Emory Image caption The letters are affectionate, but mostly deal with Mr Obama’s life as a young graduate Angst-ridden letters from a young Barack Obama to his girlfriend reveal a 20-something plagued by insecurities about race, class and money. The handwritten letters are between a young Mr Obama and Alexandra McNear, who he […]

Tom Hanks: The film industry will have to change

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US suspect caught puffing cigar after mass shooting

Image copyright Police handout Image caption Radee Labeeb Prince, 37 A US man suspected of shooting six people on Wednesday was arrested in a foot chase after he was spotted smoking a cigar outside a school, police say. Radee Labeeb Prince is suspected of shooting dead three people and injuring three others in the US […]

Trump was insensitive in call to widow – soldier’s mother

Media captionCongresswoman Frederica Wilson: “How insensitive can you be?” The mother of a US soldier who was killed in action has backed a congresswoman’s claim that President Donald Trump showed insensitivity during a phone call to her son’s widow. Representative Frederica Wilson said he had told Myeshia Johnson: “He knew what he was signing up […]

Trump was insensitive in call to widow – soldier’s mother

Media captionCongresswoman Frederica Wilson: “How insensitive can you be?” The mother of a US soldier who was killed in action has backed a congresswoman’s claim that President Donald Trump showed insensitivity during a phone call to her son’s widow. Representative Frederica Wilson said he had told Myeshia Johnson: “He knew what he was signing up […]

US: Tillerson calls for India ties to counter China

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Tillerson visits India next week US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said the US wants to deepen co-operation with India in the face of growing Chinese influence in Asia. He described India as a “partner” in a “strategic relationship”, adding the US would “never have the same relationship […]

US girl banned from First Communion ceremony for wearing suit

Cady Mansell, a nine-year-old from Indiana, was banned from her First Communion ceremony because she wanted to wear a white suit. Cady’s mom shared their story on Facebook. Now she tells the BBC why they’ve moved churches. Video by AngĂ©lica M Casas US girl banned from First Communion ceremony for wearing suit

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