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.


post 27 May 2015
Read more from Kylie Morris on her blog Nebraska votes to abolish death penalty

Nebraska becomes the first conservative state to abolish the death penalty in more than 40 years.

article 26 May 2015 World, United States
Tornado aftermath in Ciudad Acuna, northern Mexico (Getty Images)
Deadly tornado hits Mexico as storms batter Texas

At least 13 people died when a freak tornado hit the northern Mexican city of Ciudad Acuna, while in the southern United States 12 people were listed as missing in Texas after heavy storms and floods.

article 25 May 2015 UK, United States
Dancing man Sean O'Brien
Fat-shamed 'dancing man' gets last laugh at LA party

A man who was bullied online after pictures were posted of him dancing has become an unlikely celebrity and flew to Los Angeles for a celebrity anti-bullying fundraiser in his honour.

article 25 May 2015 World, Iraq
Iraq's PM denies his forces lack 'will to fight'

Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi rejects US criticism of his military forces after they fled a confrontation with Islamic State in Ramadi.

article 24 May 2015 World, United States
John Nash: 'Beautiful Mind' mathematician killed in crash

Mathematician John Nash, a Nobel Prize winner who inspired the movie A Beautiful Mind, dies in an auto accident along with his wife in New Jersey.

article 24 May 2015 World, United States
Cleveland shooting: arrests made after not guilty verdict

Police make dozens of arrests in Cleveland, Ohio, as crowds protested the acquittal of a white officer who fired through the windscreen of a suspect's car that killed the two unarmed black occupants.

article 23 May 2015 UK, Canada
The ruthless reality of the Election 2015 digital campaign

As the Conservatives and SNP prepare for battle in a radically altered political landscape, we reveal the relentless precision of the social media campaigns that became vital to their success.

article 23 May 2015 World, United States
Giant sinkhole opens up in Missouri golf course

A huge sinkhole opens up in a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course in Missouri. The giant cavity, stretching 80 ft wide, is thought to have formed when two separate sinkholes developed together.

article 18 May 2015 World, United States
Waco biker gang shootout: 192 arrested

192 people are being arrested in connection with a biker gang shootout at a restaurant in Waco, Texas, that left nine dead and 18 injured.

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