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New Jersey governor has claimed no advance knowledge of the incident which saw the closure of two access lanes from Fort Lee
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ruling conservatives were on course to form a grand coalition government.
Congress to avoid another federal shutdown with bipartisan pact
US politicians are closing in on a deal to ease the impact of spending cuts worth up to $200 billion (£122 billion) which are due to hit home next year, it emerged today.
China calls for 'de-Americanized world' not dependent on the dollar as a reserve currency
Some federal services to reopen as moderates appear to gain upper hand over Tea Party
Failure of House speaker John Boehner's proposal to extend America’s borrowing means government shutdown continues
His remarks, made during a debate with his Democrat challenger for the governorship, were the clearest signal yet that he will seek the Republican Presidential nomination in 2016
Republicans and Democrats continue to blame each other as shutdown crisis worsens
Young child that was a passenger in the car uninjured, say officials
President refuses to give in to Republican demands over heath-care reform, with decision to skip economic summits an indication that no resolution is likely to come soon
Two issues become entangled as intelligence officials warned the situation 'seriously damages' their ability to protect the country
If Congress cannot agree on a spending bill by Tuesday the government will run out of money for non-essential services
In an expletive-filled rant, the actor said Mr Obama needs to be more 'f***ing presidential' and stop dropping his 'G's
Republican attempts to derail planned healthcare reforms could provoke financial meltdown
Videos of gas victims deployed along with a media campaign and proxies to persuade public to back Syria military action