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US Senator Kamala Harris enters already crowded 2020 presidential race

Harris, a first-term senator and former California attorney general, is known for her rigorous questioning of President Donald Trump's nominees.

In this Friday, Jan. 18, 2019 image made from video provided by the Survival Media Agency,  singing and playing a drum in Washington. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Covington in Kentucky is looking into this and other videos that show youths, possibly from the diocese's all-male Covington Catholic High School, mocking Native Americans at a rally in Washington. (Survival Media Agency via AP)

Native American at centre of US capital confrontation says teens disrespected haka

Student Nick Sandmann said he and his family have been receiving death threats since yesterday's incident.

Mark Leo Gregory Gago

Man in Oregon shot by police after he kills four family members, including 9-month-old daughter

Cops arrived as Mark Leo Gregory Gago was attacking his eight-year-old daughter. She survived.

Troubled ex-NFL star Greg Hardy's UFC debut ended with a disqualification loss after he blasted Allen Crowder with an illegal knee.

Ex-NFL player disqualified in UFC debut for illegal knee

Greg Hardy, who left the NFL over domestic violence allegations, was booed throughout the fight in NY.

Henry Cejudo, right, knocks down TJ Dillashaw during the first round of a flyweight mixed martial arts championship bout at UFC Fight Night, early Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in New York. Cejudo stopped Dillashaw in the first round. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Henry Cejudo knocks out TJ Dillashaw in just 32 seconds at UFC fight night

The flyweight champion recorded the fifth fastest UFC knockout ever.

In this Friday, Jan. 18, 2019 image made from video provided by the Survival Media Agency,  singing and playing a drum in Washington. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Covington in Kentucky is looking into this and other videos that show youths, possibly from the diocese's all-male Covington Catholic High School, mocking Native Americans at a rally in Washington. (Survival Media Agency via AP)

Students wearing MAGA hats cause outrage in US for mocking Native Americans during rally

Marcus Frejo, who is also known as Chief Quese Imc, said the boisterous students began chanting slogans such as "Make America great" and then began doing the haka.

FILE - In this Saturday Aug. 28, 2018 file photo, Earth starts to cast its shadow on the moon during a complete lunar eclipse seen from Jakarta, Indonesia. Starting Sunday evening, Jan. 20, 2019, all of North and South America will be able to see the only total lunar eclipse of 2019 from start to finish this weekend. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

Northern hemisphere to witness lunar eclipse and supermoon in one

The moon, Earth and sun will line up for the only total lunar eclipse of this year and the next.

A composite image of Donald Trump and Nancy Pelosi.

Trump offers immigration deal to end shutdown

Trump has struggled to find a way out of a four-week partial government shutdown.

Trump to make 'major announcement' tomorrow about shutdown, border wall

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders declined to discuss what Trump might propose.

Pro-Life activists protest outside U.S Supreme Court at the 2019 annual March for Life.

'The right to defend life' -Trump speaks to activists at annual March for Life rally

Trump and Vice President Mike Pence attended the event which saw thousands brave the Washington cold.

Two completely different worlds were bridged by a 12 second handshake.

Trump, North Korea's Kim Jong Un to hold second summit

Trump had his first historic meeting with Kim Jong Un back in June in Singapore.

The President’s former fixer has been jailed on campaign finance violations, relating to hush payments he made on behalf of Mr Trump.

Congress to probe report by BuzzFeed News that Trump told lawyer Cohen to lie

US President Donald Trump hit back at the report on Twitter.

Photos: Fearless diver swims with gigantic great white shark called Deep Blue

"She was just this big beautiful gentle giant wanting to use our boat as a scratching post," Ocean Ramsey said.

Trump cancels Pelosi's visit to US troops abroad at last minute as tit-for-tat shutdown battle continues

"Obviously, if you would like to make your journey by flying commercial, that would certainly be your prerogative!" Trump told her.

Singer Brandi Carlisle performs underneath an image of the late singer Chris Cornell during "I Am The Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell" at The Forum, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

'We miss you, Chris': A-list artists turn out for Chris Cornell tribute concert in US

Metallica and the Foo Fighters were among those who performed at the tribute concert for the late grunge music icon.

Sofia Vergara, pictured in December 2018.

Life in limbo: Leftover embryos vex US clinics and couples

Some are outright abandoned, in other cases, couples are struggling with tough decisions.

Illinois parents get decades behind bars for starving six-year-old son to death

When he died, Liam Roberts weighed about a third of the typical weight of a six-year-old.

Syria attack kills four Americans, raising questions about US pullout

Suicide bombing claimed by ISIS killed at least 16 people.

Doctors remove 23-kilogram tumour cutting off blood supply to US woman's brain

The Idaho woman dismissed the rapid weight gain as the result of menopause.

A fake version of the Washington Post newspaper created by activist group The Yes Men and distributed in Washington on January 16, 2019.

The $59K prank: Activists circulate fake, anti-Trump version of Washington Post in US capital

Fake copy of the Post reports that Trump left office after writing resignation letter on a napkin.

FILE - In this Jan. 17, 1994 file photo, Interstate 10, the Santa Monica Freeway, split and collapsed over La Cienega Boulevard following the Northridge quake in the predawn hours in Los Angeles. Twenty-five years ago this week, a violent, pre-dawn earthquake shook Los Angeles from its sleep, and sunrise revealed widespread devastation, with dozens killed and $25 billion in damage.  (AP Photo/Eric Draper, File)

The legacy of the 6.7 magnitude earthquake that shattered Los Angeles 25 years ago

A hidden fault lurking under the city's San Fernando Valley unleashed a deadly quake at 4.31am, January 17, 1994.

The eastern section of the 1955 bridge dropped straight down into the Hudson River.

Watch: Impressive explosions as part of an old New York bridge demolished

A big chunk of the old Tappan Zee Bridge dropped straight down into the Hudson River.

This Monday, Jan. 14, 2019 photo provided by the Arizona Department of Public Safety shows the scene of a crash about 11 miles east of Flagstaff, Ariz.  A tank trucker's trailer detached from the truck and rolled on its side on slick pavement, spilling a river of liquid chocolate onto westbound lanes of Interstate 40. Department of Public Safety spokesman Bart Graves said the wreck required cleanup crews to pour most of the 40,000 gallons (151,412 liters) of chocolate into the highway median to lighten the damaged tanker so it could be towed away. The DPS said there were no injuries and the driver was not cited. (Arizona DPS via AP)

Hot mess: Melted chocolate river pours onto US highway after tanker truck overturns

Cleanup crews poured most of the 151,412 litres of chocolate into the highway median.

Donald Trump declares he'll 'never back down' in shutdown fight

His rejection of the short-term option proposed by Republican Senator Lindsay Graham removed one path forward, and little else is in sight.

President Donald Trump talks to the media about the table full of fast food in the State Dining Room of the White House.

Lovin' it: Trump fetes champion football team with fast food paid out of his own pocket, at White House

An impressive - and highly unusual - smorgasbord greeted the players in the East Room.

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