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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Barack Obama delays United States immigration reform as mid-term polls loom

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 04:30am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington President denies trying to protect Democrats in mid-term polls in November, but Republican leader calls it 'Washington politics at its worst' Obama delays reformon immigration policy US President Barack Obama says that the surge of immigrant children entering the US illegally changed the politics surrounding the issue of immigration and led ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1587406/barack-obama-delays-united-states-immigration-reform-mid-term-polls-loom
  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Rising US income inequality hits state tax revenue and threatens budgets

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 10:17pm by AP

    ... compounded the pressure on states to preserve funding for education, highways and social programmes. Their investments in education and infrastructure have also fuelled economic growth. Yet they're at risk without a strong flow of tax revenue. The prospect of having to raise taxes to balance a state budget is a politically delicate one. The allure of low taxes has been used by states ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1593297/rising-us-income-inequality-hits-state-tax-revenue-and-threatens-budgets
  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Independence? 'If Scotland can do it, then so can Texas'

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 10:28pm by Reuters

    ... and 67 per cent were opposed, a January 2013 survey found. Texas has 27 million people. Republicans, who dominate state politics in Texas, are more likely to support secession- 35 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1594843/independence-if-scotland-can-do-it-then-so-can-texas
  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Sarah Palin's family in beer-fuelled brawl, reports from Alaska say

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 07:19am by MCT

    ... Alaska, she did find a party, but evidently it wasn't very politic. Palin, the former governor of Alaska and Senator John McCain's running mate in the 2008 US presidential election, ... subjects outside of the residence." Political blogger Amanda Coyne reported that Palin, along with husband Todd and children Bristol, Willow and Track, arrived in a stretch Hummer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1591852/sarah-palins-family-beer-fuelled-brawl-reports-alaska-say
  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Graft verdicts seal ex-Virginia governor Bob McDonnell’s fall from grace

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 10:14pm by MCT

    ... prevented them from conspiring to use political power for financial gain. The guilty verdicts on 11 corruption charges marked the first criminal conviction of a former governor in the the US ... lawyers said they would appeal. Observers said the verdict was proof that Virginia needed to tighten its regulations on gifts to public officials beyond a weak reform measure passed this spring ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1586110/graft-verdicts-seal-ex-virginia-governor-bob-mcdonnells-fall-grace
  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US Senator Harry Reid apologises over Asian jokes made at lunch in Las Vegas

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 06:20am by AP

    ... of Commerce director James Yu said Reid had been a long-time friend of the group, which was established in 1986 to promote political, social and economic parity for Nevada's Asia-Pacific American ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1580152/us-senator-harry-reid-apologises-over-asian-jokes-made-lunch-las-vegas
  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US gun dealers report huge AK-47 sales after Russia sanctions ban

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 09:05pm by WASHPOST

    ... dealers, the threat of increased regulations is seen as a form of economic stimulus. But the surge in sales troubles advocates of gun control, who fear some buyers will sell them on at gun shows ... of Moscow's actions in Ukraine. An official said: "Steps taken against Kalashnikov Concern are intended to further exacerbate Russia's economic problems and isolate those contributing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1583078/us-gun-dealers-report-huge-ak-47-sales-after-russia-sanctions-ban
  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Rioting in Ferguson prompted by unemployment, bad schools and white domination

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 10:15pm by NYT

    ... She's something of a veteran activist- helping to organise strikes by fast-food workers in St Louis- and sees race and local politics and economics as closely intertwined. "It's ... to the poorest spots in St Louis, once a hub for corporations such as Anheuser-Busch and Ralston-Purina, which drew generations of immigrant labourers. Some towns, like Ferguson, are economically mixed, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1576250/suburbanisation-poverty-spark-lit-fire-ferguson
  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Thousands gather for Michael Brown’s funeral in St Louis

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 09:03pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in St Louis Civil rights campaigner uses eulogy for Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, to urge reforms Sharpton plea on policing at shot teen's funeral Michael Brown, ... ones," he said. The name of the officer who is under investigation for shooting the teenager, Darren Wilson, was not spoken but it hung over the funeral amid repeated calls for justice and reform ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1580857/thousands-gather-michael-browns-funeral-st-louis
  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Uzi girl's shooting of instructor shows up lax gun laws and attitudes in US

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 11:45pm by WASHPOST

    ... the efficiency of its operation and thrill of its use. "Shooting the Uzi pistol is just pure, economical recreation with a tonne of fun thrown in," Richard Turner, the vice-president of sales ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581527/uzi-girls-shooting-instructor-shows-lax-gun-laws-and-attitudes-us

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