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31 July 2014 Last updated at 09:12 ET

House votes to sue President ObamaBarack Obama

The US House of Representatives has passed a resolution authorising a lawsuit against the president for allegedly exceeding his constitutional powers.


Unaccompanied minors ride atop the wagon of La Bestia (The Beast) in Ixtepec on 18 June, 2014.Mexico migrants' train deal reached

The US, Mexico and Guatemala will establish more checkpoints along the route of a freight train to prevent migrants from boarding it, Guatemala says.

Man working in the USUS economic growth surges by 4%

The US economy grew by 4% in the second quarter, according to a preliminary reading by the US Department of Commerce, beating expectations.

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