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Trump says 'Pro-Life' but with exceptions for rape, incest
President Donald Trump on Saturday declared himself “strongly Pro-Life”, but in favor of exceptions for pregnancies resulting from rape or incest, contradicting tough new laws recently passed in several US states.



Twenty years on, Columbine shooting still haunts America
It was one of the first mass shootings at a US school: On April 20, 1999, two students burst into Columbine High School in Colorado armed with automatic weapons, pistols and rifles. For the next half-hour they shot their way through the school, killing 12 students and one teacher, before turning their guns on themselves as police closed in. The Columbine shooting, covered by news channels across the United States, shocked the nation.



Chelsea Manning sent back to jail after refusing to testify in Wikileaks inquiry
Former US military intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning was ordered back to jail on Thursday for refusing to testify before a grand jury believed to be investigating WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.



Trump unveils new immigration plan to favour skills over family ties
US President Donald Trump said Thursday he wants to overhaul the immigration system to favor educated, English-speaking applicants with job offers instead of people with family ties to Americans, a plan with little chance of advancing in Congress.



Venezuelan government and 'democratic' opposition meet for talks in Norway
Talks are underway in Norway between Venezuela’s government and “democratic” opponents, an envoy said on Thursday, in a possible search for a mediated solution following a failed uprising against President Nicolas Maduro.



New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announces presidential bid
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday that he will seek the Democratic nomination for president, adding his name to an already long list of candidates itching for a chance to take on Donald Trump.



Trump administration cracks down on Chinese tech firm Huawei and affiliates
The Trump administration hit Chinese telecoms giant Huawei with severe sanctions on Wednesday, adding another incendiary element to the U.S.-China trade dispute just as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he would visit China soon for more talks.



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