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Obama regroups for showdowns on budgets, debt and health care

Obama regroups for showdowns on budgets, debt and health care

Locked in a tug of war with lawmakers over spending and borrowing, President Barack Obama is pressing his case in America’s heartland that Congress mustn’t jeopardize fragile economic progress with threats of a government shutdown. A recently expanded auto plant near Kansas City, Mo., is the venue for Obama to argue Friday that the U.S. […]

Gun fight at California mall leaves mother dead, five wounded

Gun fight at California mall leaves mother dead, five wounded

A mother loading her 2-year-old son into an SUV was killed Tuesday and five others were wounded in a gunbattle at a strip mall in south Sacramento, authorities said. Two men were inside Fly Cuts & Styles barber shop just before 1 p.m. when two other men came in and started shooting, said Sacramento County […]

Obama’s gas-guzzling ride anything but green

Obama’s gas-guzzling ride anything but green

The Portuguese hosts of Friday’s NATO summit hoped to use the event to promote clean-energy and electric cars, but all eyes were on US President Barack Obama‘s diesel-guzzling “Beast” instead. As is usual when he travels, Obama’s eight-tonne armoured behemoth of a limousine was flown out to Lisbon before the US leader’s arrival, and it […]