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790 people killed by US police in 2016: State of emergency called after second night of unrest in Charlotte

A state of emergency was declared after second night of unrest as protests flared after yet another police officer shot and killed a black man.

Obama’s inaugural ball: No room to dance but a night to remember

Whoever coined the term "to the victor goes the spoils" did not have US President Barack Obama's official inauguration party in mind.

Re-election: Obama won on the economy

In the end, US President Barack Obama won re-election on the issue that was supposed to send him packing: the country's sluggish economy.

Obama’s new term: How much will US policy change?

Projections show Barack Obama winning a second term in office over Republican challenger Mitt Romney. But what does this mean for US policy?

How Washington took the US to the brink and back

TheUS was headed toward an unprecedented default, and all Washington wanted to talk about was the manner in which the president had left a room.

We have a deal: US House passes debt Bill

A last-gasp deal to raise the US borrowing limit cleared its biggest hurdle in Congress on Monday, warding off the risk of a debt default.

Lawmakers seal US debt deal

President Barack Obama on Sunday announced a last-minute deal to raise the US borrowing limit and urged lawmakers to "do the right thing".

US debt crisis moves to Senate, deadlock persists

A bitter divide remained in the US before Tuesday's deadline to raise the country's debt ceiling, to avoid a crippling default.

Republican rebels force new delay in US debt crisis

Efforts to avoid an unprecedented US debt default suffered a new blow on Thursday when fiscally hardline Republicans blocked a budget deficit plan.

America’s feet of clay

A Republican plan to break a congressional deadlock over raising the US debt limit has stumbled amid delays and a revolt by fiscal conservative.

United States debt war threatens world markets

The US standoff over debt plans offers little hope of compromise, increasing the threat of a ratings downgrade that could sow chaos in global markets.

US debt talks break down in acrimony

Negotiations on a deficit-reduction deal collapsed on Friday as US House Speaker John Boehner pulled out of talks with President Barack Obama.

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