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'My body my choice': Thousands rally across US for abortion rights
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'My body my choice': Thousands rally across US for abortion rights

May 14th 2022, 10:30 PM 14,565 Views 45 Comments

Thousands also rallied in Texas and Kentucky, and more protests were planned in other major cities as well as at hundreds of smaller events across the country.

White House warns against violence after abortion protests
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White House warns against violence after abortion protests

May 9th 2022, 5:16 PM 10,697 Views 37 Comments

Press Secretary Jen Psaki called for restraint after reports of demonstrations outside the homes of two Supreme Court justices.

Police officer guilty of manslaughter over death of black motorist Daunte Wright
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Police officer guilty of manslaughter over death of black motorist Daunte Wright

Dec 23rd 2021, 9:55 PM 27,742 Views 0 Comments

Minneapolis police officer Kim Potter shot Wright during a traffic stop after she said she confused her gun for her Taser.

Anger among black Americans following Rittenhouse verdict as Biden warns against violence
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Anger among black Americans following Rittenhouse verdict as Biden warns against violence

Nov 20th 2021, 9:05 AM 38,808 Views 161 Comments

The defendant and the two men he killed were white but the case has been linked from the start to issues of race and the criminal justice system.

One dead as US college endures two shootings in a week
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One dead as US college endures two shootings in a week

Oct 18th 2021, 7:22 AM 19,151 Views 5 Comments

It is the second shooting at the university but is not thought to be linked.

At least two dead after plane crashes in California suburb
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At least two dead after plane crashes in California suburb

Oct 12th 2021, 7:13 AM 13,188 Views 0 Comments

The plane was a twin-engine Cessna C340, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Biden pushes vaccine mandates to boost US economy
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Biden pushes vaccine mandates to boost US economy

Oct 8th 2021, 7:35 AM 15,666 Views 44 Comments

Biden had ruled out mandates in the past but feels the action is now required as almost 70 million Americans remain unvaccinated.

Zuckerberg says claim Facebook put profits over safety 'just not true'
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Zuckerberg says claim Facebook put profits over safety 'just not true'

Oct 6th 2021, 8:32 AM 11,761 Views 27 Comments

His comments came after a whistleblower Frances Haugen, gave evidence to US politicians yesterday.

Convicted murderer executed in Missouri despite pleas for clemency
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Convicted murderer executed in Missouri despite pleas for clemency

Oct 6th 2021, 7:43 AM 26,475 Views 36 Comments

Ernest Lee Johnson, 61, was executed for the 1994 murders of three convenience store workers.

US Senate to vote later today in bid to avert government shutdown
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US Senate to vote later today in bid to avert government shutdown

Sep 30th 2021, 10:07 AM 13,555 Views 8 Comments

The coming days are expected to be the most critical yet for Biden’s presidency.

No migrants left at Texas border camp as Biden condemns ‘horrible’ scenes
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No migrants left at Texas border camp as Biden condemns ‘horrible’ scenes

Sep 25th 2021, 8:30 AM 33,732 Views 19 Comments

Almost 15,000 people – most of them Haitians – converged on the area just days earlier seeking asylum.

Space tourist trip to orbit ends with splashdown
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Space tourist trip to orbit ends with splashdown

Sep 19th 2021, 8:04 AM 26,231 Views 25 Comments

The SpaceX capsule carrying four space tourists landed in the Atlantic after three days in orbit.

New York millionaire Robert Durst guilty of best friend’s murder
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New York millionaire Robert Durst guilty of best friend’s murder

Sep 18th 2021, 7:45 AM 84,638 Views 14 Comments

The 78-year-old Durst will appeal against the conviction, which carries a mandatory life sentence.

California forest fires threaten world’s largest trees
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California forest fires threaten world’s largest trees

Sep 17th 2021, 7:32 AM 16,501 Views 4 Comments

Groves of gigantic sequoias could be in the path of the wildfires.

Irishman, 'one of world's largest facilitators' of child abuse images, jailed for 27 years in US
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Irishman, 'one of world's largest facilitators' of child abuse images, jailed for 27 years in US

Sep 16th 2021, 8:21 AM 58,610 Views 0 Comments

Marques had been arrested in Dublin and extradited to the US in 2019.

California's Democratic governor Gavin Newsom defeats recall election
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California's Democratic governor Gavin Newsom defeats recall election

Sep 15th 2021, 6:52 AM 25,384 Views 27 Comments
  • Only a handful of the 46 names on the ballot had any level of public recognition and most failed to gain traction.
  • The victory cements Newsom as a prominent figure in national Democratic politics in the US.
Dozens of candidates try to unseat California governor in 'recall election' - here's how it works
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Dozens of candidates try to unseat California governor in 'recall election' - here's how it works

Sep 14th 2021, 8:47 AM 18,536 Views 15 Comments

Most of the list of 40-odd challengers are Republicans.

World leaders pay tribute to 9/11 victims
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World leaders pay tribute to 9/11 victims

Updated Sep 11th 2021, 7:45 PM 40,921 Views 60 Comments
  • The commemorations will take place at the Pentagon, Shanksville in Pennsylvania and at the World Trade Centre in New York.
Biden blames continued Covid-19 spread on 'distinct minority of Americans'
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Biden blames continued Covid-19 spread on 'distinct minority of Americans'

Sep 9th 2021, 10:55 PM 33,414 Views 72 Comments

Measures include all US-based employers with more than 100 workers will have to ensure employees are vaccinated.

Joe Biden condemns Supreme Court failure to block Texas abortion curb
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Joe Biden condemns Supreme Court failure to block Texas abortion curb

Updated Sep 2nd 2021, 8:24 PM 30,681 Views 63 Comments

The court voted 5-4 to deny an emergency appeal from abortion providers and others.

Robert F Kennedy’s assassin Sirhan Sirhan granted parole
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Robert F Kennedy’s assassin Sirhan Sirhan granted parole

Aug 28th 2021, 1:14 PM 47,160 Views 40 Comments

Two of RFK’s sons went against their siblings’ wishes to support the release of their father’s assassin.

US maintains restrictions on travel due to rising Delta cases
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US maintains restrictions on travel due to rising Delta cases

Updated Jul 26th 2021, 10:50 PM 41,072 Views 19 Comments

“We will maintain existing travel restrictions at this point,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters.

Woman dies after being shot as Trump supporters storm US Capitol building
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Woman dies after being shot as Trump supporters storm US Capitol building

Updated Jan 6th 2021, 11:20 PM 135,794 Views 159 Comments

Police said the victim was a white female shot in the shoulder, according to local reports.

Trump enters White House without a mask and tells people 'don't be afraid of Covid' after leaving hospital
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Trump enters White House without a mask and tells people 'don't be afraid of Covid' after leaving hospital

Oct 6th 2020, 6:58 AM 70,976 Views 129 Comments

The US President may remain infectious for much of the next week, according to his own administration’s guidelines.

'It's unfathomable that we've reached this point': US death toll from Covid-19 tops 200,000
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'It's unfathomable that we've reached this point': US death toll from Covid-19 tops 200,000

Sep 22nd 2020, 9:33 PM 31,573 Views 42 Comments

Only five countries — Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Spain and Brazil — rank higher in Covid-19 deaths per capita.

US Supreme Court judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies aged 87
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US Supreme Court judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies aged 87

Sep 19th 2020, 12:45 AM 33,492 Views 52 Comments

She died of pancreatic cancer.

US pays tribute to 9/11 victims as pandemic forces socially distanced commemorations
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US pays tribute to 9/11 victims as pandemic forces socially distanced commemorations

Sep 11th 2020, 3:21 PM 17,989 Views 36 Comments

President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden will pay their respects at the same memorial today.

US coronavirus death toll hits 150,000
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US coronavirus death toll hits 150,000

Jul 29th 2020, 10:13 PM 27,962 Views 70 Comments

The figure is by far the highest in the world.

US says Beijing's pursuit of offshore resources in South China Sea are illegal
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US says Beijing's pursuit of offshore resources in South China Sea are illegal

Jul 14th 2020, 8:56 AM 12,652 Views 36 Comments

Beijing claims most of the South China Sea through a vague delineation based on maps from the 1940s.

Joe Biden proposes 'Buy American' campaign to bolster US firms
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Joe Biden proposes 'Buy American' campaign to bolster US firms

Jul 9th 2020, 2:58 PM 9,911 Views 21 Comments

The former vice-president has called for $700 million to be spent on supporting manufacturing and technology firms.

Trump attacks opponents as he promises to 'safeguard' American values
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Trump attacks opponents as he promises to 'safeguard' American values

Jul 5th 2020, 7:28 AM 30,718 Views 93 Comments

Trump echoed comments he’d made the day before at Mount Rushmore.

US on track for 100,000 new Covid-19 cases a day, warns top disease expert Anthony Fauci
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US on track for 100,000 new Covid-19 cases a day, warns top disease expert Anthony Fauci

Jun 30th 2020, 6:31 PM 26,649 Views 46 Comments

There have been at least 126,000 deaths from Covid-19 in the United States so far.

Trump tweets and later deletes video of man chanting 'white power'
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Trump tweets and later deletes video of man chanting 'white power'

Jun 28th 2020, 7:17 PM 56,842 Views 83 Comments

A spokesperson for Trump later said he was not aware ‘white power’ was mentioned in the video.

US Attorney General William Barr agrees to testify before Congress
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US Attorney General William Barr agrees to testify before Congress

Jun 24th 2020, 8:42 PM 23,693 Views 46 Comments

Congress is examining whether he has inappropriately politicised the Justice Department.

Former eBay employees charged after allegedly sending spiders and cockroaches to US couple
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Former eBay employees charged after allegedly sending spiders and cockroaches to US couple

Jun 16th 2020, 7:47 AM 17,540 Views 0 Comments

The campaign was allegedly over a newsletter they published which was critical of the company.

Trump supporters attending his rallies told they must sign waiver promising not to sue if they catch Covid-19
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Trump supporters attending his rallies told they must sign waiver promising not to sue if they catch Covid-19

Jun 12th 2020, 7:02 AM 29,456 Views 72 Comments

The first of his rallies is due to take next Friday in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Washington DC braced for largest protest yet as Biden attacks Trump for 'despicable' George Floyd comments
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Washington DC braced for largest protest yet as Biden attacks Trump for 'despicable' George Floyd comments

Jun 6th 2020, 10:59 AM 50,568 Views 123 Comments

There were zero arrests during demonstrations in the US capital in the last two days, and a curfew has been lifted in advance of today’s protest.

The Explainer: What does the George Floyd killing mean for America?
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The Explainer: What does the George Floyd killing mean for America?

Jun 5th 2020, 6:30 PM 11,319 Views 39 Comments

On this week’s episode, Glenn Burkins joins us from North Carolina to talk about the impact of the protests.

Taoiseach invites woman who received abuse for Irish dancing video to 2021 St Patrick's parade
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Taoiseach invites woman who received abuse for Irish dancing video to 2021 St Patrick's parade

May 5th 2020, 10:36 PM 173,804 Views 70 Comments

Morgan Bullock said she was accused of cultural appropriation because she is a black Irish dancer.

Wave of protests in several US states as anti-lockdown campaigns grow
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Wave of protests in several US states as anti-lockdown campaigns grow

Apr 17th 2020, 8:48 AM 87,281 Views 187 Comments

Much of the protesters are affiliated with Trump supporter groups.

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