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Republicans to sue Obama over healthcare law

The Republican-led US House of Representatives has cleared the way for the launch of a lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of overstepping his authority in carrying out his signature healthcare law.

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Last surviving Hiroshima bomber dies in US

Theodore Van Kirk

The last surviving crew member of the Enola Gay, the US bomber that dropped the first atomic bomb on Japan in 1945, hastening the end of World War II and moving the world into the atomic age, has died at age 93.

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US judge says unable to seize Kurdish oil

A high-stakes dispute over a tanker carrying $100 million in Iraqi Kurdish crude oil took a surprising turn when a US judge said she lacked jurisdiction given the ship's distance from the shore and urged that the case be settled in Iraq.

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#Venezuela: official sought by US to be freed

Venezuela has said that a retired military general wanted by the United States on drug charges, and arrested four days ago on the Caribbean island of Aruba, is to be freed and will return home shortly.

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Freak lightning bolt hurts eight on US beach

Eight people, including a teenager, have been taken to hospital after a freak lightning strike at the bustling Venice Beach in the United States, the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) said.

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#California wildfire razes homes

Firefighters in northern California are battling a wildfire that has destroyed 10 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the Sierra Nevada foothills, while a fire near Yosemite grew significantly overnight.

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Mass grave of hundreds unearthed in #Bolivia

BoliviaConstruction workers in Bolivia have stumbled upon a mass grave containing the remains of hundreds of people, likely indigenous miners who died during the Spanish colonial era, a researcher has said.

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Obama in appeal to stem child migrant numbers

President Barack Obama has urged the leaders of three Central American countries to work with him to stem the flow of child migrants who have surged across the US border, warned that most of them would not be allowed to stay.

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US man ‘in no pain’ during two-hour execution

Arizona officials assured a judge during a nearly two-hour execution of a US inmate that he was comatose and did not feel pain at any point, according to a transcript of an emergency court hearing.

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Probe after #Arizona execution takes two hours

A condemned Arizona inmate has died nearly two hours after being administered with a lethal injection in what his defence lawyer described as a botched execution that should have taken 10 minutes.

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