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100 days: America in a time of Trump

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:14:02 GMT

Trump's election was a celebration for some, a calamity for others. What's the state of the nation now?

Trump won't scrap Nafta trade deal 'at this time'

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 05:40:25 GMT

President Trump seeks to renegotiate the trade deal with Canada and Mexico, rather than abandon it.

United Airlines to offer up to $10,000 for forfeiting seat

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 05:53:35 GMT

Passengers will be given up to $10,000 if they volunteer to forfeit seats on overbooked flights.

First Americans claim sparks controversy

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 21:22:22 GMT

A study that claims humans reached the Americas 130,000 years ago, much earlier than previously suggested, has run into controversy.

Trump seeks tax windfall for business

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:52:58 GMT

Analysts say the plan will add trillions to the deficit but the US government says growth will fund it.

Ann Coulter's Berkeley speech cancelled a day beforehand

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:20:56 GMT

University officials said they could not guarantee a safe venue for the conservative commentator.

North Korea faces tighter sanctions under Trump strategy

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 05:53:06 GMT

Donald Trump's strategy aims to apply both economic and diplomatic pressure on Kim Jong-un.

Couple die holding hands after 69 years of marriage

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:02:29 GMT

Isaac and Teresa Vatkin died touching hands in two hospital beds placed side by side, relatives say.

US parks may lose federal protection

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:24:45 GMT

National lands could lose federal protection as Trump seeks to overturn the designation of monuments.

Silicon Valley security robot attacked by drunk man - police

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 21:50:51 GMT

The suspect said he just wanted to "test" the real-life Robocop when he knocked it over.

Jonathan Demme, director of The Silence of the Lambs, dies at 73

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:47:53 GMT

The Oscar-winning film-maker also made such films as Philadelphia and Stop Making Sense.

Shark Tank's Kevin O'Leary drops out of Tory leadership race

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:58:02 GMT

The reality show star failed to gain enough support in Quebec and is now supporting a former rival.

First bison calves born in Banff National Park in 140 years

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 19:28:25 GMT

The new calves are the first since the species was hunted almost to extinction in the 1800s.

United Airlines investigates giant bunny death

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:44:45 GMT

Simon the 90cm-long rabbit was being flown in the cargo hold from London to Chicago's O'Hare International.

Tied in knots

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 21:56:51 GMT

Tom voted Trump, Gretchen for Clinton, and they got married after the election.

Grassroots resistance

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:07:43 GMT

Across America, Democrats are hoping to win Republican heartlands in President Trump's first major electoral test.

Blooming marvellous!

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:58:21 GMT

Following years of drought, California's deserts have erupted with a "super bloom" of wildflowers visible even from space.

In the small print

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:08:16 GMT

Donald Trump is expected to announce a tax plan that would lower rates for businesses.

A warm homecoming

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:56:49 GMT

The 44th president returns to Chicago trying to inspire the nation’s youth to be more civic-minded.

Taking toll

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:11:02 GMT

A recent study found that white middle-aged Americans are dying faster than blacks and Hispanics. But the reality is not quite what it seems.

Global impact

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:43:18 GMT

Seven ways Donald Trump's presidency has changed the US and its relationship with the world.

100 days, 100 voters

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:52:16 GMT

We asked 100 Americans what they think about President Trump's first 100 days.

Whale of a time

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 23:43:02 GMT

Killer whale Takara was already pregnant when the end of the breeding programme was announced.

Hard times?

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 21:36:24 GMT

Whether young people move out is 'tied to economic security' but expectations are changing too.

'My wife suffered'

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:46:21 GMT

James Phillips' wife Mary was raped and murdered in 1996 and her tormentor has now been executed.

Ultra violence

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 20:34:34 GMT

Born in the barrios of Los Angeles, MS-13 has risen to become one of the world's most feared gangs.

Just say no

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 22:25:02 GMT

The US Attorney General says the drug war reduced violent crime. Officers who were the front lines disagree.

Stunning pictures

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 21:32:26 GMT

A study that attached cameras with suction cups to the backs of Antarctic whales has revealed never before seen feeding habits and social interactions.

Flipping districts

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 23:29:00 GMT

Faced with Republicans controlling all the levers of government, Democrats are turning to progressive activism.

Race detective

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 23:26:23 GMT

A business analyst in the US sifts through data and photos to identify running cheats.

Coca Cola to cut 1,200 jobs

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:29:31 GMT

Sales of fizzy drinks at Coca Cola are falling as consumers turn away from sugary pop.

Lockheed Martin profits take fall, despite sales increase

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:20:59 GMT

The US defence giant has been targeted by US President Donald Trump for the cost of one of its fighter jet programs.

Shareholders angry over fake accounts disrupt Wells Fargo meeting

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:49:21 GMT

Board members retained their seats but are struggling to contain fallout from the scandal.

Dairy wars: Why is Trump threatening Canada over milk?

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:00:58 GMT

President Trump has slapped tariffs on Canadian lumber - now he's going after their dairy farmers. Why?

Is Trump threatening the US wilderness?

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:20:03 GMT

President Trump signs an executive order calling for hundreds of National Monuments to be reassessed.

Snake hunter bags 14ft python in mass cull

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 19:43:41 GMT

It came at the start of a programme to cut the number of Burmese pythons in Florida's Everglades.

Ex-Clinton advisor: 'Maternity leave too long'

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:11:05 GMT

Former Hillary Clinton advisor Anne-Marie Slaughter clarifies why she thinks a year of maternity leave is too long for working mothers.

US and South Korea hold live-fire drill

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:32:04 GMT

The military exercise took place around 15 miles from the border with North Korea.

Donald Trump's first 100 days in 100 of his own words

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:14:21 GMT

The tale of Donald Trump's first three months as president - using 100 of his own words.

Watch Ivanka's cool German reception

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:28:28 GMT

The audience reacts negatively as Ivanka, sat with Lagarde and Merkel, defends her father in Berlin.

Caitlyn Jenner talks about life as a transwoman and why she prefers being single.

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:54:24 GMT

Caitlyn Jenner has released a memoir entitled The Secrets Of My Life. She talks to Women's Hour about the journey she has been on since her transition two years ago.

La La Land Day is declared in Los Angeles

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 02:02:44 GMT

The Mayor of Los Angeles has declared a special day to celebrate the Oscar-winning film.

US girl, 4, survives fall from bus

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:39:00 GMT

She escaped with a broken jaw after the incident in Arkansas.