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Lana Del Rey: Man held in Orlando over 'kidnap threat'

Orlando police say they found him with a knife and concert tickets near where the singer was appearing.

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Barry and Honey Sherman: The mystery of the strangled billionaires

The couple, killed in a suspected double homicide, left an indelible mark on Canada.

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Moonlight writer on 'envelopegate' and this year's Oscars

Tarell Alvin McCraney on his five-star play, envelopegate and why he rates Daniel Kaluuya.

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US House Speaker Paul Ryan deletes $1.50 tax cut gain tweet

Paul Ryan came under fire for lauding tax changes that left a school worker $1.50 a week better off.

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US hunter knocked unconscious by Canada goose

The man was shooting in Maryland when the fowl fell on his head.

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Uma Thurman breaks silence on Weinstein attack

The actress alleges the movie mogul attacked her - and separately, that she was raped as a teenager.

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Russia condemns US nuclear bomb plans

Moscow says the stress on countering Russia is confrontational.

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Hawaii false alarm worker: I was 100% sure it was real

The Hawaiian worker who sent a false incoming missile alert says he's devastated for causing panic.

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Lady Gaga halts tour due to 'severe pain'

The singer, who has fibromyalgia, says she is "devastated" but needed to put herself first.

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Trump Russia: Democrats say firing special counsel could cause crisis

Democrats say release of a controversial memo is aimed at disrupting a probe into alleged Kremlin links.

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Las Vegas shooting: Ammunition dealer charged

The Arizona ammunition dealer is the first person to face charges after October's deadly shooting.

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The Democratic mayor with a zipcode tattoo

Mayor John Fetterman's tattoo shows his commitment to a town that is bouncing back. Now he is running for higher office.

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The life-like Netflix advertisement turning heads

A Netflix advertisement resembling a human trapped in plastic is drawing attention in West Hollywood.

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The scientists calling Tom Brady and Gwyneth Paltrow's bluff

Scientists and health experts take on the rise of the celebrity health-guru culture.

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Sean Spicer on having Trump as boss

The former White House press secretary tells the BBC the president usually stood by him when he made mistakes.

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A true picture of US black jobless figures

The president claims the US black unemployment rate is the lowest on record. Is that accurate?

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Temptations singer Dennis Edwards dies aged 74

Edwards joined the Temptations in 1968 and performed major hits including Papa Was a Rollin' Stone.

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Dow sees sharpest drop since June 2016

The fall came after disappointing earnings and amid fears of rising interest rates.

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Nuclear Posture Review: US wants smaller nukes to counter Russia

The US believes smaller, less devastating nuclear weapons will act as a better deterrent to Moscow.

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Amy Schumer weighs in on Aziz Ansari allegations

The comedian says many young women will have experience of being pressured into sex.

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'Egregious' YouTubers to face consequences

YouTube says video-makers who damage the reputation of the site will face new consequences.

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Trump approves release of disputed memo

President Trump approves release of controversial memo that is thought to accuse the FBI of abusing its powers

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Bill and Ted star on his child abuse hell

Actor Alex Winter tells BBC 5 live he wasn't able to talk about his "potentially dangerous secret".

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Victim's father lunges at disgraced doctor

Father of victim tries to attack disgraced US Olympic gym doctor Larry Nassar in court but is tackled by security

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Bill and Ted star's child abuse 'hell'

Alex Winter says being "child-like" in the film with Keanu Reeves helped him with the trauma of childhood sexual abuse.

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US jobs and wages rise in January

The average hourly wage in the private sector in January increased 2.9% year-on-year.

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Groundhog Day: Punxsutawney Phil makes prediction

Punxsutawney Phil has made his annual Groundhog Day prognostication, but what was his forecast?

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Jim Carrey won't face a civil trial over Cathriona White's death

The actor had faced a civil trial over the suicide of former girlfriend Cathriona White.

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Trump memo: Ryan plays down impact on Russia inquiry

Donald Trump is expected to approve publication of a memo accusing the FBI of abusing its powers.

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Slender Man stabbing: Morgan Geyser gets 40 years in mental unit

The Wisconsin girl is sentenced for stabbing a classmate to please an online horror character.

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Apple sells fewer phones but profits rise

Apple sold more than 77 million iPhones in the final months of 2017.

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'I broke away from a strict homeschooling community cult'

'Judy' recalls her life being brought up by parents in a strict homeschooling community in the US.

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Super Bowl: Two storied US cities ready for battle

Boston and Philadelphia, two cities steeped in history, are set to face off on Super Bowl Sunday.

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Larry Nassar case: Michigan police apologise to victim

A Michigan police chief told one of Larry Nassar's victims that "we wish we had this one back".

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'Fire whirls' spotted in Arizona brush fire

A brush fire near Phoenix produced a spinning vortex column of hot air.

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Amazon 2017 sales up by nearly a third

The online retail giant benefits from a strong holiday season and its Alexa digital assistant.

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Quebec teen gets surprise skate with hockey great Sidney Crosby

The Pittsburgh Penguins captain stopped by an outdoor rink where the teen was practicing.

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House of Cards: Greg Kinnear and Diane Lane join Netflix show

Greg Kinnear and Diane Lane are joining the Netflix show following Kevin Spacey's departure.

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Two shot after female student opens fire at Los Angeles school

A female student is in custody after she opened fire on her classmates, leaving two injured, police say.

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Texas man to be executed for killing his two daughters

John Battaglia will be executed for the two murders, but his lawyers claim he is mentally unwell.

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White House 'to release' secret memo on FBI

The president is expected to declassify the document, despite the FBI's "grave concerns".

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Atlanta boy, three, 'beaten to death over a cupcake'

Two sisters face charges of murder, assault and cruelty over the child's death last year.

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State of the Union: Trump audience figures boast questioned

Despite Mr Trump's claim, Nielsen says Presidents Obama, Clinton and Bush all drew bigger ratings.

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US citizen accused of 'insulting' Vietnamese national hero

His case comes as Vietnam increasingly cracks down on freedom of expression online.

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Woman who photobombed Beyonce speaks

The woman whose shocked reaction to meeting Beyonce went viral has called the response "hysterical".

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Canada national anthem: Senate backs gender-neutral changes

The move is set to change the words "in all thy sons command" to "in all of us command" in O Canada.

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Trump Russia: Republicans accused of tampering with memo on FBI

The secret memo reportedly says the FBI abused its surveillance powers to target the Trump campaign.

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Trump grants 6,900 Syrians permission to stay in US

The US president extends permits for 18 months, but shuts out those who came after August 2016.

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St Francis Xavier relic visits dozens of Canadian cities

Thousands across Canada have attended public veneration for the right forearm of St Francis Xavier.

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Train carrying Republicans hits lorry in West Virginia

Senators say one person on the lorry was killed by the impact, which cut the truck "in half".

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Trump to release controversial Republican 'memo'

Republicans claim the document shows US surveillance was used to unfairly target the Trump campaign.

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Larry Nassar case: USA Gymnastics doctor 'abused 265 girls'

At least 65 victims will confront Larry Nassar in court in the last of three sentencing hearings.

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Oklahoma blind man who brutally raped girl, 13, is spared jail

The attacker will serve 15 years of probation after admitting to tying up and raping a 13-year-old.

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Top US health official quits after 'tobacco shares' revealed

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention chief bought shares after her appointment, media say.

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Iran 'jails Iranian-American gallery owner and wife'

Karan Vafadari says he has been sentenced to 27 years in prison, with his wife getting 16 years.

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'Facebook murder' case: Family of Ohio man sue social media site

Robert Godwin's family take legal action after footage of his death was broadcast on the site.

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Melania Trump defies tradition to arrive alone at speech

It was her first official appearance since claims husband Donald had an affair with a porn star.

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The State of the Union viewed from both sides

The BBC caught up with a Trump voter in Washington state and a 'Dreamer' in Florida to watch the annual address.

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Burns Strider case: Clinton explains handling of 'harassment' claims

Hillary Clinton had been criticised for not firing adviser, Burns Strider, over harassment claims.

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Watch the president's speech

President Donald Trump delivers his first State of the Union address.

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A new Kennedy in the political spotlight

Another member of the political dynasty is speaking after the State of the Union. So who is Joe Kennedy III?

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'Chemtrail' conspiracy theorists: The people who think governments control the weather

The first part of the BBC's series on online conspiracy theories: why some people think chemicals are dropping from the sky.

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Trump to hail 'new American moment'

The president will say: "There has never been a better time to start living the American dream."

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Hawaii false alarm: Officials quit over missile alert

Additionally the employee who sent the warning, who had a record of poor performance, is fired.

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'Emotional support peacock' barred from United Airlines plane

United Airlines refuses to let a woman in New Jersey board a plane with a peacock, citing its size.

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US stocks fall for second consecutive day

Health care stocks suffer as investors worry about the potential for new competition.

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The make-up artist making designs with dead insects

Jasmine Ahumada, from California, attaches spiders and bees to her face to create her distinctive looks.

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Glee actor Mark Salling, 35, found dead

The actor, who had admitted possessing child sex abuse images, is believed to have killed himself.

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State of the Union: Five things to expect in Trump's speech

The US president is expected to highlight a growing economy as he delivers a key speech.

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Amazon joins up with US firms to enter healthcare sector

Amazon, JP Morgan and Berkshire are looking at ways to subsidise healthcare costs for US employees.

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Putin says US sanctions list targets all Russians

Russia's president says the sanctions-based list is "unfriendly" but he does not want to retaliate.

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Red faces over Trump 'State of the Uniom' typo on tickets

Tickets for US President Trump's major speech have to be urgently reprinted over a glaring typo.

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Brain 'pacemaker' for Alzheimer's

Electrical brain stimulation may help dementia patients keep their independence for longer, scientists say.

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Nafta talks are at a 'much better' point, says Mexico

Negotiators for the US, Canada and Mexico say they have made progress, but they remain far apart on some matters.

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US lists 210 Russians linked to Putin but avoids more sanctions

The list was required by a new US sanctions law but no fresh measures are announced.

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US House panel votes to release memo on Russia inquiry

US Republicans say the classified memo shows anti-Trump bias at the justice department.

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Trump ban on refugees from 'high-risk' countries partially lifted

Refugees from "high-risk" countries will face thorough security measures before entering the US.

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Russian SU-27 warplane 'flew 1.5 metres' from US spy plane

The SU-27 fighter jet was trailing the EP-3 spy plane over the Black Sea in international airspace.

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Three European banks to pay $46m for 'spoofing' market

US authorities announce action against eight people and three banks for manipulating futures markets.

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Maye Musk: "I am just getting started" as a model, aged 69

Older models are the latest fashion trend, thanks to social media and an aging society.

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Facebook to promote local news in drive for 'trusted' content

The company says an update allowing users to select community news will encourage civic engagement.

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Cleveland Indians to drop Chief Wahoo logo from 2019 season

Cleveland Indians will remove the Chief Wahoo logo from their uniforms from 2019, after Major League Baseball said it was "no longer appropriate".

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Bruce McArthur charged over five men's deaths

Man faces five counts of first degree murder, three related to men in Toronto's gay community.

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Terminally ill teen weds school sweetheart

Dustin Snyder has a rare form of cancer and was recently told he had weeks left to live. So he proposed.

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FBI deputy quits after Trump criticism

FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who President Trump accused of political bias, is stepping down early - US media

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David Beckham launches Miami Major League Soccer team

Former England captain David Beckham launches his long-planned Major League Soccer team in Miami.

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'Spurned lover' shoots four at Pennsylvania car wash

Alleged attacker Timothy Smith, 28, is on life support with a possible self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, say police.

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Mosque shooting hero braves paralysis

Aymen Derbali is being called a hero after protecting others during a 2017 Quebec mosque shooting.

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Fitness app Strava lights up staff at military bases

Soldiers have been publicly sharing location information as they log their daily runs.

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Nelly lawsuit: US papers detail alleged sex assault in Essex

US lawsuit claims rap star forced woman into sex act in dressing room.

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Quebec remembers mosque shooting, one year on

A year after a gunman killed six during prayers, emotions are still raw in the community.

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The Paul Simon city that turned to Trump

Saginaw, a blue-collar Michigan city, surprisingly voted for Donald Trump in 2016. So what do they think now?

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New York investigates company accused of selling fake Twitter followers

The New York Times has traced links between one company, millions of bots and various celebrities.

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President Trump hits back at Jay-Z over 'superbug' comments

The US president takes to Twitter after the rapper denounces him in an interview as a "superbug".

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Mort Walker, cartoonist who created Beetle Bailey, dies aged 94

His Beetle Bailey cartoon once ran in 1,800 newspapers around the world and reached 200 million readers.

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How to refuel a jet in mid-air

US Air Force pilot Col Chris Amrhein does it all by hand at 23,000ft. Yes, really.

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