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Colorado shooting: Four police officers injured, one dead

A total of seven people were shot when police responded to an early morning domestic call-out.

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Parts of Niagara Falls freeze

Temperatures are predicted to remain below minus 10 degrees Celsius for the next week.

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Shared shame

The case of Tyler Haire, a 16 year old locked up for years without trial, reveals a deeper problem.

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Teenage kicks

Teenage environmentalist Autumn Peltier will speak in front of the UN General Assembly this spring.

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Trump's Russia inquiry 'started by Australian tip-off'

An Australian diplomat was told about "dirt" on Hillary Clinton in a London bar, reports say.

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Call of Duty ‘swatting’ death explained

A man has been arrested after an alleged "swatting" prank call led to police shooting dead a 28-year-old man.

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Parents prank daughter with joke Christmas present

Parents of a Lorde fan turned her request for concert tickets into a joke that delighted social media.

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What to watch

What's behind stock growth in 2017 and what factors to consider in 2018.

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Eric Garner death: Activist daughter Erica dies aged 27

She became a Black Lives Matter activist after her father died while under police restraint.

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Deadly NYC fire: Footage shows devastation

New York Fire Department releases footage of the scene where 12 people died on Friday.

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Deadly 911 'swatting' call released

Police release the hoax emergency call which allegedly led to officers shooting an innocent man dead.

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Busy year for storms

Was the remarkable 2017 hurricane season the worst ever? And did climate change play any part?

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Mental health care a 'national problem' says sheriff

Sheriff Greg Pollan speaks out after a BBC investigation into the long-running case of Tyler Haire

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Milo Yiannopoulos slams editor over withering book notes

The provocateur has become the butt of jokes online after his editor's scathing remarks were leaked.

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Five things we learned from Donald Trump's Christmas holiday

From deals with Democrats, to his own golf swing, the president has opened up at Mar-a-Lago.

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Avocado truck catches fire in Texas

It's going to be quite a cleanup operation for emergency services after 18 tonnes of avocados went up in flames.

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Deadly NYC fire 'caused by child playing'

New York City investigators believe Bronx fire that killed 12 caused by child playing with stove, says mayor

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Goldman Sachs will lose billions short term on Trump tax reform

US investment giant is the latest to warn of a short-term hit to income from Donald Trump's tax act.

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US says Romanians hacked Washington DC police cameras

The alleged attack took place in Washington DC just days before Donald Trump's inauguration.

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Rose Marie: Dick Van Dyke Show star dies at 94

The actress and singer performed for presidents and mobsters, and starred on the Dick Van Dyke Show.

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North Korea: South seizes ship amid row over illegal oil transfer

South Korea's revelations come after China denied US claims of allowing oil shipments to the North.

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Russia inquiry: Trump believes he will be treated 'fairly'

The US president again insists there was no collusion and that the inquiry makes the US "look bad".

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Bronx fire: 'People were screaming'

At least 12 people have been killed in a fire at an apartment building in New York.

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North Korea: Trump accuses China of allowing oil transfers

The US president says China was caught "red-handed" after a report of illegal ship-to-ship transfers.

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Bronx fire: Casualties in New York apartment block blaze

Some 15 people are reportedly injured in the blaze near Bronx Zoo in New York.

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Justine Damond: US prosecutor delays decision on charges

More investigation is needed into the death of Australian Justine Damond, a prosecutor says.

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Path to legalisation

There's a polarising group of entrepreneurs jumping into Canada's pot market: cops and politicians.

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This cash-strapped school sends kids to Harvard

How two Louisiana brothers went from a shack to America's top universities.

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Japan's Softbank takes large stake in Uber

The investment comes as the ride-hailing company concludes a difficult year.

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Flight to nowhere

How can an "unauthorised passenger" force a plane to make a U-turn four hours into the flight?

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Alabama certifies election despite last-ditch Roy Moore lawsuit

Doug Jones will be sworn in next month, despite a last-ditch lawsuit by his failed Republican rival.

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Tim Cook required to fly only by private jet

Tim Cook is required to fly on private aircraft for "security and efficiency".

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Brutal cold spell sets record lows across the US

Arctic winds will keep temperatures below zero across much of the northern US and Canada, officials warn.

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Record cold temperatures on Mount Washington

Record cold temperatures and hurricane-force winds make Mount Washington fun for science experiments.

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Vanity Fair sorry for suggesting Hillary Clinton 'knit'

Vanity Fair magazine said its suggestion that Hillary Clinton take up knitting "missed the mark".

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US missions in Turkey to resume full visa services after row

The United States had suspended processing papers in Turkey, amid a row over a consulate employee.

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Milwaukee police rescue teens from burning car

Police officers have been hailed for their bravery following a car crash in Milwaukee.

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Roy Moore files last-minute lawsuit challenging Alabama result

Officials were about to certify Democrat Doug Jones as the winner when a lawsuit was filed.

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Miss America group asks former winners to help it reform after email scandal

Leaked emails exposed pageant executives insulting contestants over their appearance and sex lives.

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John Legend and Chrissy Teigen make it to Japan - eventually

Model Chrissy Teigen and husband John Legend complete a marathon journey that made headlines around the world.

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What are we going to do about Tyler?

Tyler Haire was locked up at 16 and ordered to undergo a mental exam. You won't believe what didn't happen next.

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Bishop of Liverpool criticises Christian Trump supporters

The Bishop of Liverpool says some are "uncritically accepting" of things said by the US president.

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American Airlines sorry over basketball players theft claim

American Airlines wrongly accused two professional basketball players of stealing first class blankets.

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Unfair play

Why the adults worrying about children's lack of exercise may be at least partly to blame.

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Adopted Canadian woman's search for birth family

Adopted as a baby by a Canadian family, Judith Morency returned to Haiti to find her parents.

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US officer plunges into frozen pond to rescue boy

The sheriff's deputy in Utah smashed ice and plunged in to save the boy on Christmas Day.

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The White House's famous magnolia tree to be cut down

The magnolia tree has survived 39 presidencies but will be cut down due to decay.

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Corey Lewandowski accused of sexual assault by Joy Villa

Singer Joy Villa files charges against the president's former campaign manager.

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Jerusalem: Israel plans 'Trump station' near Western Wall

The transport minister wants to dig a railway tunnel under the Old City to the Western Wall.

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Dogs play in snow-hit US city

Snow sweeps through US states from Midwest to Northeast, breaking snowfall records in some parts.

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Tesla's Elon Musk promises pick-up truck and new features

Elon Musk promises a pick-up truck and a range of new features for existing Tesla vehicles.

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Barack Obama on how he felt after Trump's inauguration

Barack Obama opens up about how he felt after Donald Trump's inauguration as US president.

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Obama warns against 'irresponsible' social media use

The ex-president was quizzed for the BBC by Prince Harry, in his first interview since leaving office.

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Snow emergency in US town after huge storm

A heavy storm brings a record amount of snow in the US city of Erie, burying homes and cars.

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Pennsylvania woman gets $284bn electricity bill

A woman gets a shock of her life after receiving an erroneous electricity bill for $284,460,000,000.

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Generational challenge

Here's how a 202-year-old American sail-making business grew and evolved to what it is today.

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Manuel Burga: Peruvian ex-Fifa official cleared of corruption

Peru's Manuel Burga was one of about 40 football officials charged in the US over corruption.

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White Christmas sweeps US states

Snow storms sweep states from Midwest to Northeast, breaking snowfall records in some parts.

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Sea smoke phenomenon on Lake Superior, Minnesota

Footage captures the Christmas Day scene over Lake Superior, US.

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Justine Damond death: Police remove white nationalist memorial

Justine Damond was shot by a Somali-American police officer after reporting a suspected crime near her home.

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Canada expels Venezuela diplomat in tit-for-tat move

Canada says it will continue to work to apply pressure on 'the anti-democratic Maduro regime'.

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Canadian Sound of Music star dies

Heather Menzies-Urich's son Ryan said she was diagnosed with brain cancer four weeks ago.

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Serena Williams to make comeback in Abu Dhabi after giving birth

Former world number one Serena Williams will play her first match since giving birth in September in Abu Dhabi next week.

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Vice admits 'boy's club' culture fostered sexual harassment

The punk magazine-turned-media empire faces accusations of workplace harassment and sexism.

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Bruce McCandless's pioneering spacewalk 'quite comfortable'

The first person to fly untethered in space, Nasa astronaut Bruce McCandless, has died.

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Conductor Charles Dutoit denies 'forced physical contact' claims

Charles Dutoit says allegations by women of "forced physical contact" have "no basis in truth".

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Bruce McCandless, who made first untethered space flight, dies at 80

In February 1984, Bruce McCandless pushed off from the Space Shuttle and drifted alone into space.

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Miss America CEO suspended over 'inappropriate' leaked emails

Former contestants criticise the "appalling" messages said to include vulgar references.

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Mysterious lights over LA baffle onlookers

The phenomenon was visible from parts of California and Arizona - the culprit: A SpaceX rocket.

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Canine cannabis

Vet groups are cautious, but a growing number of dog owners say the drug is easing their pets' pain.

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California Thomas fire becomes largest in state's history

The Thomas fire has now burned an area greater than New York City, Brussels and Paris combined.

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A town called Santa Claus

A town in Indiana has been named Santa Claus since the 19th Century - so what is life like there?

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The science of slipping

Researchers construct an ice lab to test the performance of winter footwear and prevent accidents.

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San Francisco: Man arrested over Christmas terror plan

The man allegedly discussed with undercover agents targeting San Francisco over Christmas.

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Trump's ambassador to Netherlands in 'fake news' blunder

Dutch TV catches out new envoy Pete Hoekstra on Islamic "no-go zones" claim.

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Emails show Miss America CEO mocked and shamed contestants

The TV production company for Miss America says it has cut ties over the vulgar and defamatory emails.

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Raccoon 'dragged US baby across room' in Philadelphia attack

Images show four-month-old Jourini Black with severe claw marks after the Philadelphia attack.

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Barry and Honey Sherman: Thousands mourn Canadian billionaires

The last few days have been "painful and bizarrely surreal", their son said of the mystery deaths.

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US-Mexico border bridegroom smuggled heroin

Border guards fume at news they unwittingly escorted the San Diego man to his wedding.

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US Congress averts federal government shutdown for another month

The short-term bill does not address some of the thorniest partisan issues such as immigration.

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Auschwitz survivor Eva Schloss recorded in virtual reality

Eva Schloss was asked 1,000 questions on 116 cameras to preserve her story for future generations.

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Opioid crisis linked to two-year drop in US life expectancy

The rate declines for a second consecutive year, the first time this has happened since 1962-63.

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Dick Enberg, award-winning US sports broadcaster, dies at 82

Dick Enberg, famous for his cries of "Oh my!", suffered a suspected heart attack, his family says.

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Eric Schmidt steps down as boss of Google owner

The executive chairman of Google-owner Alphabet will remain on the board as a technical adviser.

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Should Americans say Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays?

President Trump is clear which season's greeting he thinks should be used - but do Americans care?

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Festive firearms

FBI statistics suggest that December is the busiest month for gun sales - so who buys firearms at Christmas?

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Slender Man stabbing: Girl gets 25 years in mental hospital

The Wisconsin teen was convicted of helping stab a classmate to please the horror character in 2014.

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Father 'famous' for Christmas lights dies fixing display

Doud Musson had been making holiday displays for 30 years, but died when he fell from the roof.

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Canada TV personality Steve Ecklund shoots cougar, sparking backlash

The host of an outdoor show boasts online about killing the mountain cat and is pilloried for it.

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Jerusalem: UN resolution rejects Trump's declaration

States overwhelmingly call on the US to withdraw its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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Florida fraternity engaged in 'conspiracy' in student's death

The family of Andrew Coffey says he "died alone in a room full of people", as a court urges charges.

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Kaci Sullivan: 'I gave birth as both genders'

Kaci Sullivan's second child came after he began to transition and start living as a man.

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Memphis defies state ban to remove two Confederate statues

The city sold off parkland after Tennessee denied the council's bid to get rid of the monuments.

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Khloe Kardashian confirms she is pregnant with her first child

After months of speculation, Khloe Kardashian finally confirms she is pregnant with her first child.

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Nelly accuser sues rapper for defamation

A college student who accused Nelly of rape says he was wrong to call her allegation false.

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Apple's iPhones slowed to tackle ageing batteries

Customers have long suspected iPhones slow down over time. Now, Apple has confirmed some models do.

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Mind of a killer

Wealthy, fun-loving aviation heir Dellen Millard had everything. Then he started killing.

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AT&T to pay $1,000 bonus due to tax cuts

The telecoms giant, which will also invest $1bn more in the US, said the tax reform was "monumental".

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Catt Sadler: US TV host quits over equal pay dispute

Catt Sadler says she found out she earned about half as much as her male co-host at E! News.

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Trudeau's tropical vacation broke rules, says ethics czar

The Canadian PM and his family vacationed on the Aga Khan's private island in the Bahamas.

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Jerusalem UN vote: Trump threatens US aid recipients

The US leader says countries thinking of voting against the US in a UN vote could lose financial aid.

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Virginia Democrat Shelly Simonds wins recount by one vote

Shelly Simonds lost a Virginia House race by 12 votes - but a recount gave her the narrowest of wins.

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Lady Gaga announces two-year Las Vegas residency

The pop star makes $100m deal to bring a "brand new show" to the MGM Park Theater next year.

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Republican tax bill is 'government for sale', say Democrats

President Trump will sign the biggest rewrite of the US tax code in a generation in the coming days.

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US man sentenced for plot to behead right-wing blogger

A 28-year-old conspired to kill Pamela Geller, one of the most outspoken critics of Islam in the US.

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Virginia Democrat Shelly Simonds 'takes seat by one vote'

The reported result will create a 50-50 power split with Republicans in Virginia's House of Delegates.

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Longest-frozen embryo born after 24 years

US mother who gave birth to the child was herself only one year old when the baby was conceived.

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Canine killers

As a young woman is killed by her own pit bulls, what can make a dog turn on a human friend?

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YouTube prankster admits killing boyfriend in stunt gone awry

Monalisa Perez shot her boyfriend through a book, which failed to stop the bullet.

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US 'will be taking names' during UN vote on Jerusalem

Donald Trump will note who backs a resolution criticising his recognition of the city as Israel's capital.

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US lifts ban on lethal virus experiments despite security risks

Scientists can apply to make lethal strains of illnesses despite fear of accidental outbreaks.

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Elon Musk accidently tweets his private phone number

The post was quickly deleted, but not before many of his followers noticed.

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Disgraced US cardinal Bernard Law dies in Rome

Cardinal Bernard Law resigned as archbishop of Boston in 2002 over his handling of sex abuse cases.

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Derailed US train lacked automatic safety system

The US train that crashed on a bend did not have anti-speeding technology, investigators say.

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Canada and US set up talks on North Korea for January

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was in Canada for meetings on issues like North Korea and trade.

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Inside 'the bunker'