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White House press secretary steps down

Jay Carney, the White House press secretary, has left his post and has been replaced with his deputy, US President Barack Obama said.

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US veterans affairs secretary resigns

An initial report alleged that up to 40 war veterans died while waiting for healthcare in Phoenix, AZ [Reuters]US Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki has resigned after taking public responsibility for widespread failures in health care for US war veterans.

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#Obama outlines US foreign policy vision

Obama's tendency to rely on diplomacy has been criticised by opposition Republicans [AP]US President Barack Obama has outlined his vision for the country's foreign policy for the rest of his presidency, saying that the country will still lead, but will show more restraint before embarking on more military missions abroad.

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Thousands of US troops to stay in #Afghanistan

US President Barack Obama has announced a pullout plan for Afghanistan that will leave 9,800 troops in the country after 2014, overriding previous plans of a complete withdrawal by the end of the year.

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Indigenous activists clash with #Brazil police

Indigenous protesters in traditional dress squared against Brazilian police mounted on horses in the country's capital, just outside a new football stadium that will host World Cup matches this year.

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