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Pope Francis on side of victims of 'predator' priests in US

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This comes after US officials found that 301 priests abused over 1,000 children in Pennsylvania.

Trump wages war of words with ex-CIA chief John Brennan

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The former CIA director accuses the US president of trying to "scare into silence" his critics.

Hillary Clinton praises girl for US Pledge of Allegiance protest

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The 11-year-old girl says her teacher scolded her for kneeling during the US Pledge of Allegiance.

US Asians hire out cinemas to screen Crazy Rich Asians

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Industry leaders paid for screenings to highlight the need for Asian representation in Hollywood.

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Aretha Franklin sings at Obama inauguration

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Aretha Franklin, who has died in Detroit at the age of 76, sang at Barack Obama's inauguration in 2009.

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Dozens overdose in Connecticut park near Yale

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Some 52 of the overdoses on a synthetic drug happened on New Haven's downtown green.

Walmart shares up 10% on news of online sales lift

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US retail giant Walmart sees online sales jump while sales at UK subsidiary Asda rise modestly.

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President Trump relaxes US cyber-attacks rules

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President Trump has signed an order reversing the long-winded process of using cyber-weapons.

US arrests Iraqi refugee wanted over IS killing

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An Iraqi arrest warrant alleges that Omar Ameen shot dead an Iraqi policeman during a raid in 2014.

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Uber's move into bikes and food delivery deepens losses

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Losses mount as Uber tries to build future profits by moves into Eats and bike sharing.

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Trump's 'dirty war' on media draws editorials in 300 US outlets

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Co-ordinated editorials appear in US media outlets to highlight the importance of a free press.

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Corona beer owner to pour $4bn into weed

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The deal with Canada's Canopy Growth marks the biggest investment in the cannabis industry to date.

Wednesday, Aug 15

Face transplant: A 'second chance' for young suicide survivor

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Surgeons say they have given Katie Stubblefield a "second chance at life" with the complex procedure.

Trump ends ex-CIA head John Brennan's security access

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The US president accuses John Brennan, an outspoken critic, of "erratic conduct and behaviour".

Four shot in argument at Walmart checkout near Philadelphia

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Police say a man pulled a gun from his sister's waistband and opened fire in the crowded building.

Christine Hallquist: First transgender governor nominee picked

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Christine Hallquist, a Democrat, takes a major step to becoming the first transgender state governor.

Tuesday, Aug 14

Pennsylvania priests 'abused thousands of children'

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A grand jury report found top Pennsylvania Catholic officials covered up child sex abuse for 70 years.

Manafort lawyers rest fraud case without calling witnesses

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The ex-Trump campaign chairman will not testify in his defence at the tax and bank fraud trial.

Nebraska first in US to use opioid fentanyl in execution

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The execution is the state's first-ever lethal injection and first execution in 21 years.

Trump campaign takes legal action against ex-aide Omarosa

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The Trump campaign says she broke a 2016 confidentiality agreement - as her tell-all book tour goes on.

Monday, Aug 13

Golden State Killer suspect charged with 13th murder

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Investigators allege he shot a father who intervened as he was trying to abduct a 16-year-old girl.

FBI agent Peter Strzok 'fired over anti-Trump texts'

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Mr Strzok was removed from the Russia inquiry after his texts criticising Mr Trump were discovered.

Omarosa Manigault Newman: Former aide taped 'Trump phone call'

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Omarosa Manigault Newman's recording suggests the US president did not know she had been fired.

Unite the Right: White nationalists outnumbered at Washington rally

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About 20 white nationalists attended the rally in Washington, a year after violence in Charlottesville.

Sunday, Aug 12

Killer whale mother finally lets dead newborn calf go, after 17 days

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After 17 days, the orca at last stops carrying her newborn and begins chasing salmon off Canada.

Trump backs Harley-Davidson boycott in tariff row

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The US president says it's "great" that many Harley-Davidson owners plan to boycott the firm.

Man who stole Seattle plane had clearance

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A 29-year-old who took and crashed a 76-seat passenger plane was a fully accredited airline employee.

Parker Solar Probe: Nasa launches mission to 'touch the Sun'

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The US space agency launches a probe that aims to travel closer to the Sun than ever before.