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Has the US started a lumber trade war with Canada?
Canada is calling new tariffs on softwood lumber imports to the US "unfair and punitive".
Ivanka Trump forced to defend father at G20 women's summit
Donald Trump's eldest daughter was speaking at an event with German leader Angela Merkel.
Shea Moisture apology after ad backlash and Chinese navy poster criticised
Find out what's buzzing in the social media world today.
US embassy 'promotes Trump's Florida resort'
Democrats say a post on the US embassy website in London promotes the president's Mar-a-Lago resort.
North Korea tensions: US submarine arrives in South Korea
It comes amid heightened tensions, and fears North Korea is planning more nuclear or missile tests.
Ontario to try giving poor a basic income
The move to pay C$16,989 ($12,600) to individuals in a pilot scheme echoes a trial study in Finland.
Donald Trump's first 100 days in 100 of his own words
The tale of Donald Trump's first three months as president - using 100 of his own words.
Arkansas set for rare US double execution
The men are put to death in the first double execution on the same day for 17 years in the US.
Students sue Berkeley amid Coulter row
Two campus groups claim their right to free speech was violated by the university's decision.
Happy Days actress Erin Moran 'died from cancer' at 56
Erin Moran also starred in the show's spin-off series Joanie Loves Chachi.
Much-loved 'George Washington oak tree' cut down
A much-loved, 600-year old, New Jersey oak tree with a George Washington connection has been cut down.
US government shutdown: How did we get here again?
The US is days away from a potential government shutdown. It's happened before. What is going on?
North Korea nuclear: White House calls Senate to briefing
The unusual move comes amid rising tension over North Korea's nuclear ambitions.
New Orleans removes first of four Confederate statues
Wearing bullet-proof gear, contractors removed the statue under the watch of armed snipers.
Obama at Chicago youth event: 'I'm old'
A relaxed-looking Barack Obama soon felt his age at his first public event since leaving the White House.
A warm homecoming
The 44th president returns to Chicago trying to inspire the nation’s youth to be more civic-minded.
100 days, 100 voters
We asked 100 Americans what they think about President Trump's first 100 days.
Whale of a time
Killer whale Takara was already pregnant when the end of the breeding programme was announced.
Hard times?
Whether young people move out is 'tied to economic security' but expectations are changing too.
'My wife suffered'
James Phillips' wife Mary was raped and murdered in 1996 and her tormentor has now been executed.
Ultra violence
Born in the barrios of Los Angeles, MS-13 has risen to become one of the world's most feared gangs.
Just say no
The US Attorney General says the drug war reduced violent crime. Officers who were the front lines disagree.
Stunning pictures
A study that attached cameras with suction cups to the backs of Antarctic whales has revealed never before seen feeding habits and social interactions.
Flipping districts
Faced with Republicans controlling all the levers of government, Democrats are turning to progressive activism.
Race detective
A business analyst in the US sifts through data and photos to identify running cheats.
Toy-maker Hasbro revenues boosted by Monopoly sales
The owner says there was strong demand for board games as well as digital gaming growth.
Sports Direct breaks into US market
The retailer buys two sporting and outdoor chains in an effort to gain a foothold in the US.
Juicero: Juicing boss defends $400 machine
Juicero ridiculed after it emerges sachets of ingredients can be squeezed just as easily by hand.
Groans at Ivanka at G20 women's summit
The audience reacts negatively as Ivanka, sat with Lagarde and Merkel, defends her father in Berlin.
US girl, 4, survives fall from bus
She escaped with a broken jaw after the incident in Arkansas.
Trump calls record-breaking astronaut Peggy Whitson
'Better you than me,' jokes US president as astronaut Peggy Whitson reveals drinking recycled urine.
Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg on grief: ‘It does get better’
Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg speaks movingly about her grief after the death of her husband.
Thousands turn out for Washington March for Science
Thousands of scientists have taken part in a demonstration in Washington DC in protest against what they see as a global political assault on facts.
American Airlines pram clash: Footage captures aftermath
A passenger said a mother had been struck with a pram as it was forcibly removed by the employee.
Gunshot survivors bare all for photographer
Photographer Kathy Shorr has photographed 101 gun shooting survivors throughout the US in a powerful new photography project.
The man who has President Trump's ear
Jared Kushner is probably the most powerful 36-year-old in the world. Here Radio 4's PM profiles him.
What's made Canada's Slims River disappear?
What's made this river in Canada disappear? Geoscientist Daniel Shugar explains.