9-year-old US boy becomes one of the youngest ever high school graduates

A nine-year-old American boy, who loves computer science and programming, has become one of the youngest people in the United States to graduate from high school.

Brutal cold grips northeast US

A dangerous combination of record-setting cold temperatures and powerful winds buffeted the northeastern United States on Saturday, creating life-threatening conditions and causing the death of an infant in Massachusetts.

US unemployment rate lowest since 1969

US job growth accelerated sharply in January while the unemployment rate hit more than a 53-1/2-year low of 3.4 percent, pointing to a stubbornly tight labor market, and a potential headache for Federal Reserve officials as they fight inflation.

US to end COVID-19 emergency declarations on May 11

President Joe Biden's administration on Monday said it will end COVID-19 emergency declarations on May 11, nearly three years after the United States imposed sweeping pandemic measures to curb the spread of the illness.

‘Very high’ odds of war with China

A top Republican in the US Congress said on Sunday the odds of conflict with China over Taiwan “are very high” after a US general caused consternation with a memo that warned that the United States would fight China in the next two years.

5 US ex-police officers charged with beating Black man to death

US authorities have charged five former police officers with murder over the fatal beating of a Black man in Memphis, as the southern city braced for possible civil unrest and President Joe Biden urged demonstrators to protest peacefully.

China expresses regret that 'civilian' airship strays over US

China on Friday expressed regret that what it called a "civilian" airship had strayed into US territory, an incident that sparked a political furor in the United States and raised questions about a planned trip to Beijing by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

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What is a suspected Chinese spy balloon doing above the US?

News that the Pentagon is monitoring a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon in the skies over the continental United States raises a series of questions – not least among them, what exactly it might be doing.

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Chinese spy balloon spotted over US: Pentagon

The Pentagon is tracking a suspected spy balloon belonging to China as it flies over the western United States, officials have said.."Clearly the intent of this balloon is for surveillance," a senior US defense official told reporters on the condition of anonymity on Thursday..The of

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Neanderthals hunted massive elephants: study

Neanderthals may have lived in larger groups than previously believed, hunting massive elephants that were up to three times bigger than those of today, according to a new study.

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US reopens embassy in Solomon Islands after 30 years

The United States reopened its embassy in the Solomon Islands Thursday after a 30-year hiatus, part of a bid to counter China's growing influence in the South Pacific.

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Classified docs: FBI searches Biden’s house in Delaware

Biden’s personal attorney, Bob Bauer, said in a statement that the search was planned and conducted with the president’s “full support and cooperation.”

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US to end COVID-19 emergency declarations on May 11

President Joe Biden's administration on Monday said it will end COVID-19 emergency declarations on May 11, nearly three years after the United States imposed sweeping pandemic measures to curb the spread of the illness.

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‘Very high’ odds of war with China

A top Republican in the US Congress said on Sunday the odds of conflict with China over Taiwan “are very high” after a US general caused consternation with a memo that warned that the United States would fight China in the next two years.

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Memphis disbands police unit after fatal beating video

The US city of Memphis on Saturday disbanded the special police unit whose officers fatally beat a young Black man, after graphic video of the assault sparked widespread shock and outrage.

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Biden names new White House chief of staff

President Joe Biden on Friday named his former top Covid-19 aide Jeff Zients to White House chief of staff -- one of the most crucial positions in an administration gearing up for a likely re-election campaign.

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