Dallas eyewitness: ‘Just the cops got shot’

Police block the intersection of Dowdy Ferry Rd and Interstate 45 during a stand off with a gunman barricaded inside a van, Saturday, June 13, 2015, in Hutchins, Texas. The gunman allegedly attacked Dallas Police Headquarters. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

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US State Department restarts Hillary Clinton email probe
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US police shootings of black men ‘deeply troubling’ – Obama
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US banks commit to London post Brexit
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FBI director defends decision in Hillary Clinton email case
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Trump uses Disney’s Frozen to defend controversial tweet
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Minnesota black man shot by US police in car
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Chilcot report: US ‘pushed UK into Iraq War too early’, says ex-ambassador
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Baton Rouge shooting: ‘Not anti-police, we are anti-injustice’
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Marvel’s new Iron Man is 15-year-old black girl
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Alton Sterling death: Fresh protests over Louisiana shooting
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Brexit concern and US jobs data deterred US rate rise
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Ex-Fox News anchor sues boss Roger Ailes for sexual harassment
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Half a million hoverboards recalled in US
More than 500,000 hoverboards have been recalled in the US because of a fire risk.

US to keep most troops in Afghanistan, Obama says
President Barack Obama announces a slowdown in the US military withdrawal from Afghanistan, saying 8,400 troops will stay there into next year.

Alton Sterling shooting: US authorities to investigate
The US Justice Department opens a civil rights investigation into a fatal police shooting of a black man in Louisiana.

Alton Sterling death: Fatal police shooting shakes Baton Rouge
People in Baton Rouge have been expressing their feelings at the fatal shooting of a black man by white police officers in the US state of Louisiana.

FBI Director James Comey faces Clinton emails questions
House Republicans call FBI Director James Comey to testify about Hillary Clinton’s use of private email as secretary of state.

Canadian man fights off black bear with boxing skills
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US protests after police shooting of black man in Louisiana
Protests take place in the US state of Louisiana after a video emerges appearing to show two white police officers holding down and shooting dead a black man.

Hillary Clinton jokes about Trump’s tweets
Hillary Clinton joked about Donald Trump questioning Obama’s birthplace in the past.

Obama rallies crowd for Clinton in North Carolina
President Obama has been campaigning with Hillary Clinton in Charlotte, North Carolina.

US election: The story of Hillary Clinton, her emails and the FBI
FBI says Hillary Clinton “extremely reckless” in her handling of confidential emails, but Director James Comey said there was no need to recommend charges.

Skipping meals
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Hillary Clinton emails ‘endangered US’ – Donald Trump
Hillary Clinton’s use of private email while secretary of state put the “entire country in danger”, Republican Donald Trump has said.

Florida man accidentally kills son
A dad who accidentally shot dead his 14-year-old son says he blames himself, not the gun.

Twinkie maker Hostess to go public again
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Toxic algae bloom causes Florida state of emergency
Throngs of thick, algae blooms have plagued miles of Florida coastline, prompting the governor to declare a state of emergency

FBI recommends no charges against Hillary Clinton over emails
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New exhibit shows private side of Babe Ruth’s legacy
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Kevin Durant: Oklahoma City Thunder player to join Golden State Warriors
Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant announces he will join the Golden State Warriors.

Mother’s fears for son arrested at Donald Trump rally
The mother of a British man who allegedly snatched a police officer’s gun at a rally for Donald Trump says she worries her son may try to take his own life.

Nasa: ‘Juno welcome to Jupiter’
The US space agency has successfully put a new probe in orbit around Jupiter.

‘Tuning out emotionally’
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US election: Clinton says Trump tweet ‘anti-Semitic’
US Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton says a tweet from rival Donald Trump featuring a six-pointed star is “blatantly anti-Semitic”.

Juno probe enters into orbit around Jupiter
The US space agency’s Juno probe puts itself in orbit around Jupiter, ready to undertake a survey of what lies beneath the giant planet’s obscuring clouds.

Charges mooted over UAE robes incident at Ohio hotel
An Ohio mayor says charges may be brought over a false accusation that a UAE tourist pledged allegiance to so-called Islamic State.

Teenager injured in New York explosion
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Artist Georgia O’Keeffe’s work at Tate Modern
A major display of Georgia O’Keeffe’s work is opening at London’s Tate Modern.

Locusts to ‘sniff out explosives’

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