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Armed gatecrasher threatened Justin Trudeau: police

Armed gatecrasher threatened Justin Trudeau: police

Police allege that Corey Hurren brought a prohibited M14 rifle, plus the shotguns and a revolver made by Hi-Standard to the grounds of the PM's residence.

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In a win for activists, US judge orders shutdown of Dakota Access pipeline
Environmental protection

In a win for activists, US judge orders shutdown of Dakota Access pipeline

Federal officials failed to carry out a complete analysis of the environmental impacts of the controversial project, the federal judge ruled.

  • by Juliet Eilperin, Steven Mufson and Brady Dennis
White woman who called 911 on black man in Central Park charged
Racism

White woman who called 911 on black man in Central Park charged

A New York district attorney has charged Amy Cooper with filing a false police report after she falsely claimed an African-American man was threatening her life.

  • by Tom Hays
Mary Trump's explosive book on the President gets early release
Trump's White House

Mary Trump's explosive book on the President gets early release

After Donald Trump's brother unsuccessfully tried to block the book's publication, Simon & Schuster has brought its release date forward, citing 'high demand and extraordinary interest'.

Trump under fire as US coronavirus deaths surpass 130,000
Coronavirus pandemic

Trump under fire as US coronavirus deaths surpass 130,000

The US President has been criticised for suggesting that 99 per cent of coronavirus cases are "totally harmless" as the rate of infection soars across the nation.

  • by Farrah Tomazin
Trump suggests NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace should apologise for noose 'hoax'
Racism

Trump suggests NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace should apologise for noose 'hoax'

The US President appeared to urge NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace to apologise over an incident involving a noose found in the racecar driver's garage last month, calling it a "hoax".

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Ghislaine Maxwell moved to notorious New York jail
Epstein fallout

Ghislaine Maxwell moved to notorious New York jail

Jeffrey Epstein's long-time confidante has been transferred to a Brooklyn prison known for its problems, facing charges that she recruited women and girls, one as young as 14, for Epstein to sexually abuse.

  • by Mike Balsamo
'We're right back at the peak of the epidemic': Rushed reopening leads to US virus cases spiking again
Coronavirus pandemic

'We're right back at the peak of the epidemic': Rushed reopening leads to US virus cases spiking again

The US now has major coronavirus epicentres in four states: California, Texas, Florida and Arizona.

  • by Robert Barnes and Derek Hawkins
Zuckerberg agrees to meet with civil rights groups
Facebook

Zuckerberg agrees to meet with civil rights groups

Organisers of a massive advertising boycott will have face-to-face discussions with the Facebook CEO on Tuesday after years of lobbying for change.

  • by Naomi Nix
Protester dies after man drives into crowd in Seattle
Black Lives Matter

Protester dies after man drives into crowd in Seattle

Twenty-four-year-old Summer was taking part in the the Black Femme March when a man ran her down in his Jaguar. Another person was injured.

  • by Joshua Partlow
Could Kanye West really become the next US president?
US election

Could Kanye West really become the next US president?

Analysts say the rapper may have missed his window after he tweeted on July 4 he would make a bid in this year's election.

  • by Jason Lange