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FBI identifies US navy yard gunman

The FBI has identified the dead gunman who killed 12 people at a Washington navy yard and eliminated the possibility of a second suspect.

Washington navy yard shooting leaves several dead

At least 12 people have been killed in a shooting, where one suspected gunman was among the dead, while authorities search for other assailants.

Santorum snatches up Deep South primaries

Republican Rick Santorum has won two crucial Deep South primaries, taking control of the conservative wing and dealing a setback to Newt Gingrich.

US Senator Kennedy, liberal giant, buried

Senator Edward Kennedy, the liberal champion of the US Senate who carried on the political legacy of his slain brothers.

Obama lifts restrictions on abortion funding

President Barack Obama on Friday lifted restrictions on US government funding for groups that provide abortion services or counseling abroad.

Obama safely navigates inaugural balls

In the end, the inaugural balls went off a little more smoothly than the oath of office as Barack Obama avoided stepping on his wife's toes.

Obama hits bump as commerce secretary withdraws

Barack Obama stumbled in his quest for a smooth transition on Sunday when Bill Richardson withdrew his nomination for commerce secretary.

Obama focuses on alternative energy

Insisting on a need to develop new forms of energy, US president-elect Barack Obama on Monday chose as his energy secretary a Nobel physics laureate.

Obama makes historic White House visit

United States president-elect Barack Obama visited the White House on Monday for his first post-election meeting with President George Bush.

Lipstick comments colour US presidential campaign

A spat over gender politics erupted on the US presidential campaign on Wednesday with John McCain accusing Democrat Barack Obama of a sexist attack.

Obama expects to clinch nomination next week

Senator Barack Obama said on Wednesday he expected to become the Democratic United States presidential nominee after next week and he is considering an overseas trip that may include Iraq. After a hard-fought primary season against rival Democrat Hillary Clinton, Obama said the general election race will begin in earnest next week.

Bush calls for increased effort to help Darfur

After seeing graphic reminders of the Rwandan genocide, United States President George Bush on Tuesday called for increased international efforts to help Darfur. Bush visited a memorial to the 1994 genocide, in which 800 000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus were murdered by Hutu extremists.

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