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Edward Kennedy's former Senate seat at risk from late Republican surge
Massachusetts upset would cloud Democrat vote on Obama healthcare bill

Ewen MacAskill in Washington

14, Jan, 2010 @2:16 AM

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New York cabbie tracks down owner of $21,000 left on back seat

Mohammad Asadujjaman turns down reward after driving over 50 miles in search of Italian tourist who had left handbag behind

Sam Jones and agencies

13, Jan, 2010 @7:58 PM

Iraq war veteran jailed over 'violent' rap song
Soldier says hip hop lyrics were protest against 'unending war' and military's forced extended service policy

Chris McGreal, in Washington

13, Jan, 2010 @5:52 PM

Ed Pilkington on New York mayor campaign against salt in food

Ed Pilkington on mayor Michael Bloomberg's campaign to reduce salt in food

Ed Pilkington

12, Jan, 2010 @9:16 AM

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Sarah Palin to take new job as Fox pundit
Former vice-presidential candidate to become political commentator for Rupert Murdoch's rightwing Fox News channel

Ed Pilkington in New York

12, Jan, 2010 @12:21 AM

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Same-sex marriage on trial again as California ban goes to federal court
• Couples challenge state's notorious Proposition 8
• Case brings together lawyers from Bush v Gore

Chris McGreal in Washington

11, Jan, 2010 @7:33 PM

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New York mayor in drive to reduce city's salt intake

Michael Bloomberg's campaign aims to cut sodium in packaged and restaurant food by a quarter in five years

Ed Pilkington in New York

11, Jan, 2010 @7:19 PM

The Native Americans of South Dakota: a history in pictures

Fall of the mighty – the once great Sioux tribe now struggles with poverty, unemployment, homelessness and alcoholism. These pictures trace the history of the Indians on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota, from 1890 to the present day

11, Jan, 2010 @7:00 AM

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Obama's Indian problem

The US president has pledged to improve the lives of Native Americans. But he faces huge challenges, such as those on Pine Ridge Indian reservation where unemployment is more than 80%, the average wage is £4,400 – and life expectancy is 50

Chris McGreal

11, Jan, 2010 @12:05 AM

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Democrat resists calls to quit over Obama race comments
Harry Reid apologises to president for saying lack of 'Negro dialect' stood him in good stead

Ewen MacAskill in Washington

10, Jan, 2010 @10:25 PM

Where's he gone? The mystery of the disappearing Tiger Woods
With the paparazzi on the prowl, the disgraced golf star has vanished. But America still waits for an act of penitence

Paul Harris

10, Jan, 2010 @12:13 AM

Barack Obama attacked by Democrat rebel over US healthcare reforms
Former presidential hopeful Howard Dean leads leftwing attack on Barack Obama's 'abandoned' election pledges

Paul Harris in New York

10, Jan, 2010 @12:05 AM

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