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Mexico border wall: Trump defends emergency powers move

Media captionTrump: ‘I’ve signed the order – now we’ll be sued’ President Trump has confirmed he will use emergency powers to build a wall on the US border with Mexico, saying “walls work”. Building the wall was a key pledge of Mr Trump’s campaign, but Democrats have described the move as a “gross abuse of […]

Aurora shooting: Five dead in Illinois workplace attack

Media captionPolice said the gunman was an ex-employee Five people were killed and several others injured when a gunman opened fire at an industrial park in the US state of Illinois, police there say. The gunman was also killed during an exchange of fire with police officers. Five officers were shot and wounded. The shooting […]

John Legend: Grammys boycott ‘doesn’t fix the problem’

John Legend: Grammys boycott ‘doesn’t fix the problem’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption John Legend on the Parkland survivors: “This is really a tribute to their activism”. On Tuesday night, John Legend headlined a Motown tribute concert, celebrating the record label’s 60th anniversary. Alongside Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder, the star performed a selection of Marvin Gaye hits, including the timeless, socially-conscious […]

Colin Kaepernick: Former NFL quarterback settles ‘collusion’ case

Eric Reid (left) was the first player to join then 49ers team-mate Colin Kaepernick in kneeling for the national anthem Colin Kaepernick has reached a settlement with the NFL over his ‘collusion’ case against team owners. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback believed owners were conspiring not to hire him because of his protests against […]

Jussie Smollett: Brothers held over ‘attack’ on Empire actor

Image copyright Getty Images Chicago police have arrested two brothers in connection with the alleged attack on Empire actor Jussie Smollett. The US TV star needed hospital treatment last month after a suspected racist and homophobic attack. Police said on Friday they were questioning two Nigerian brothers for a second day. The men had worked […]

Mexico border wall: Trump defends emergency move

Media captionTrump: ‘I’ve signed the order – now we’ll be sued’ President Trump has confirmed he will use emergency powers to build a wall on the US border with Mexico, saying “walls work”. Building the wall was a key pledge of Mr Trump’s campaign, but Democrats have described the move as a “gross abuse of […]

‘Several injured’ in Illinois factory shooting

Media captionAerial footage of shooting scene in Aurora Illinois police are responding to a shooting at an industrial park in Aurora, a suburb about 40 miles (65km) from Chicago. An unknown number of people have been injured in the attack, according to unconfirmed reports. The Aurora Daily Herald says that police officers and several civilians […]

John Legend: Grammys boycott ‘doesn’t fix the problem’

John Legend: Grammys boycott ‘doesn’t fix the problem’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption John Legend on the Parkland survivors: “This is really a tribute to their activism”. On Tuesday night, John Legend headlined a Motown tribute concert, celebrating the record label’s 60th anniversary. Alongside Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder, the star performed a selection of Marvin Gaye hits, including the timeless, socially-conscious […]

Colin Kaepernick: Former NFL quarterback settles ‘collusion’ case

Eric Reid (left) was the first player to join then 49ers team-mate Colin Kaepernick in kneeling for the national anthem Colin Kaepernick has reached a settlement with the NFL over his ‘collusion’ case against team owners. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback believed owners were conspiring not to hire him because of his protests against […]

Jussie Smollett: ‘No evidence’ Empire actor attack was staged

Image copyright Getty Images Chicago Police have dismissed reports that an attack on Empire actor Jussie Smollett was a hoax. The US TV star needed hospital treatment last month after a suspected racist and homophobic attack. Local media reports about the attack being staged are “unconfirmed”, Chicago police’s chief communications officer said. “We have no […]