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Trump insists only he can fix 'complex' US tax laws

Donald Trump has responded to newspaper claims that he may have legally avoided paying tax no federal income tax for 18 years.

The New York Times reported that it had obtained documents that show the tycoon was able to do this after declaring a loss of more than $900m on his 1995 federal income tax return.

Trump wrote on Twitter: "I know our complex tax laws better than anyone who has ever run for president and am the only one who can fix them."

He also used the hash tag #failing to refer to the New York Times.


Boy, 6, shot in US primary school dies

Townville Elementary School where the shooting happened. Credit: Reuters

A six-year-old boy who was shot at a South Carolina primary school has died, the Coroner said.

The shooting at Townville Elementary School on Friday also left one man dead and another child and a teacher injured.

A 14-year-old boy had already been charged as a juvenile with murder and three counts of attempted murder.

Authorities have not released a motive for the attack.


Two die after train crash in Hoboken, New Jersey

Two people have died following a train crash at Hoboken station in New Jersey, according to local news sources.

The train crashed into the station, causing a part of the ceiling to collapse and causing structural damage to the terminal.

A New Jersey transit spokesperson also told local news station WNBC that there were "multiple" people in critical condition following the crash, with 75 to 100 people injured.

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