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Trump says appointing special counsel to oversee Trump-Russia probe "divides country"

US President Donald Trump said on Thursday the appointment of former FBI director Robert Mueller as the special counsel to oversee his campaign's ties with Russia "divides country."
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/19 7:43:18

US Republican lawmakers begin to distance from Trump amid latest controversies

Some Republicans in US Congress are beginning to distance themselves from President Donald Trump amid allegations that he shared intel with Russia, sparking speculation that more Republican lawmakers may follow.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/19 7:41:45

1 killed, 12 injured after speeding car strikes pedestrians in NYC's Times Square

One was killed and 12 others people were injured and receiving treatment after a speeding vehicle struck pedestrians on sidewalk in New York City's Time Square on Thursday, eyewitnesses said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/19 1:05:56

At least 10 injured after speeding vehicle strikes pedestrians in New York City

At least 10 people were injured and receiving treatment after a speeding vehicle struck pedestrians on sidewalk in New York City's Time Square on Thursday, eyewitnesses said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/19 0:37:54

Brazil’s Temer reeling after money scandal

Brazil's President Michel Temer reeled Thursday from a report that he authorized payment of hush money to a jailed politician in a scandal threatening to plunge Latin America's biggest country into political meltdown.
Source: Reuters | 2017/5/18 23:43:39

Venezuelan vigil

People light candles to protest against the deaths of 43 people in clashes with the police during weeks of demonstrations against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas on Wednesday. The US warned that Venezuela’s crisis was worsening and could escalate into a major conflict similar to Syria on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/18 23:36:36

Into the real world

Graduates of the US Coast Guard Academy toss their hats in the air at the end of their commencement exercises in New London, Connecticut on Wednesday, where President Donald Trump spoke.
Source: IC | 2017/5/18 23:33:39

Swallowable balloons work to curb obesity: Italian study

Weight-loss balloons swallowed rather than surgically inserted in the stomach were shown to be safe and effective in preliminary trials, according to findings unveiled Thursday at a medical conference.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/18 23:28:40

Homecoming celebration

People cheer and hold up signs showing support for Chelsea Manning in the Castro District of San Francisco, California on Wednesday, during a celebration for Manning’s release. Manning, the transgender army private jailed for one of the largest leaks of classified documents in US history, was released from a maximum-security prison in Kansas.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/18 21:48:39

Growing up transgender: US family confronts stigma

For months in the Lemay home, the same phrase was repeated over and over by their troubled young child, barely more than a toddler, who showed growing signs of depression.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/18 19:58:39

Surging Chinese investment brings more jobs to local Americans

For Rachel McGaw, an office manager who lives in a US rust-belt town of Illinois, working for a Chinese company is more rewarding than a US one.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/18 14:21:00

Trump voices confidence after special counsel named to oversee Russia probe

US President Donald Trump said Wednesday that a federal investigation into his campaign's relations with Russia will find "no collusion," in quick response to the Justice Department appointment of former FBI head Robert Mueller as special counsel to oversee the probe.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/18 14:20:37

Brazil's Temer denies participation in bribery scheme

Brazilian President Michel Temer on Wednesday denied participation in a bribery scheme.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/18 11:46:41

Explosion kills 6 in Colombia shipyard

At least six people died and 23 others were injured in an explosion on Wednesday at a shipyard in Colombia's northern city of Cartagena, authorities announced.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/18 10:14:23

Venezuela rejects US attempts to bring domestic crisis to UN Security Council

Venezuela rejected the intention of the United States to put the political crisis in Venezuela on the agenda of the United Nations (UN) Security Council, said a diplomat on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/18 10:13:49

Venezuela confirms death of teenager after opposition protests

Venezuela's prosecutor-general confirmed on Wednesday the death of a 15-year-old, bringing the total death toll during protests in the country to 43 since April 1.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/18 8:54:52

Shrubs, grasses found helping sage grouse survival in US

A new study shows that a US federal program that subsidizes farmers to plant year-round grasses and native shrubs instead of crops is helping the survival of sage grouse, an exceptionally showy bird and an icon of the American West.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/18 8:53:33

Erdogan, Trump meet amid persisting row on Syria crisis

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his US counterpart Donald Trump met for the first time on Tuesday at the White House amid frictions on how to fight the Islamic State (IS) in Syria.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/18 8:12:02