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post 01 January 2001
Read more from Kylie Morris on her blog Fracking for oil in North Dakotas boomtown

Williston, North Dakota, is attracting thousands of workers keen to make their millions from fracking. But as the economy is on the up, the town has been hit by a rise in crime, drug-use and rape.

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post 29 August 2014
Read more on Matt's blog: Matt Frei Faced with Russia's Putin, 'no drama Obama' doesn't look good

The US may have become more cynical about the impact of a president. But it still cherishes the aura of the office - which means "no drama Obama" simply won't do.

post 28 August 2014
Read more from Kylie Morris on her blog Obama's plan for Middle East no clearer

Obama admitted 'we don't have a strategy yet', which is why there was no need to put anything before congress, or bring the American people into the debate. He didn't want to put the cart in front of

article 27 August 2014 World, Iraq
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Douglas McAuthur McCain: death of a US jihadi in Syria

US officials confirm that an American believed to be fighting with extremists in Syria has been killed, reportedly by the Free Syrian Army.

video 27 August 2014 United States

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Great White spotted off New England beach - video

A police helicopter and patrol boats escorted the 15ft shark out to deep water after it sparked an alert in Duxbury, Massachusetts.

article 27 August 2014 World, United States
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Gun instructor shot by nine-year-old girl - video

A nine-year-old girl has accidentally shot dead her instructor at an Arizona shooting range after she lost control of her machine gun.

post 27 August 2014
Read more on Matt's blog: Matt Frei Why there are fewer jihadis from the US than Britain

The authorities think that America has spawned several dozen jihadis as opposed to Britain's several hundred. This is because America has a totally different relationship to its ethnic minorities.

video 26 August 2014 World, United States

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US launches surveillance flights over Syria - video

US officials say manned and surveillance flights over Syria will prepare the way for potential air strikes on Islamic State militants, following the brutal murder of James Foley.

video 26 August 2014 World, Iraq

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James Foley's parents: 'He was a light in the dark' - video

Exclusive: John and Diane Foley, parents of murdered US journalist James, say they had hoped to negotiate his release with his Islamic State captors - but the decision had "already been made".

article 26 August 2014 World, United States
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by Is US more resistant to radicalisation than UK?

At least 500 Britons are thought to have taken up arms in Syria and Iraq, while only a dozen American-born nationals have been identified as Islamic State fighters. What is behind the difference?

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