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Trump hails 'new American moment' in address

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U.S. President Donald Trump has proclaimed a "new American moment" as he delivered his maiden State of the Union speech to Congress.

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In a primetime address, the Republican leader said he was "extending an open hand" to Democrats to work together.

Trump also said he was ordering Guantanamo Bay to be kept open, reversing an Obama-era directive to close the controversial detention camp.

The American economy is booming but Trump's approval rating languishes.

In an upbeat message a world away from his apocalyptic "American carnage" inaugural speech of just a year ago, Mr Trump said his administration was "building a safe, strong and proud America".

"There has never been a better time to start living the American dream," he told lawmakers.

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