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New York jury finds man guilty of killing six-year-old boy in 1979
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New York jury finds man guilty of killing six-year-old boy in 1979

Feb 14th 2017, 8:43 PM 21,601 Views 4 Comments

Etan Patz was walking to school on his own for the first time when he disappeared in May 1979.

Trump planning to speed up deportation of illegal immigrants
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Trump planning to speed up deportation of illegal immigrants

Feb 13th 2017, 7:36 AM 17,225 Views 87 Comments

The White House confirmed the president’s plans to introduce a raft of new immigration measures.

Jeff Sessions, controversial senator consistently accused of racism, confirmed as US Attorney General
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Jeff Sessions, controversial senator consistently accused of racism, confirmed as US Attorney General

Feb 9th 2017, 3:23 PM 14,586 Views 60 Comments

Sessions, a former attorney general of Alabama, was finally confirmed by the US Senate last night.

Trump attacks 'terrible' Nordstrom for dropping Ivanka's clothing line
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Trump attacks 'terrible' Nordstrom for dropping Ivanka's clothing line

Feb 8th 2017, 10:57 PM 42,055 Views 75 Comments

After Trump’s criticism, Nordstrom stock grew by nearly a percentage point.

City mayor confirms there was no massacre at Bowling Green
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City mayor confirms there was no massacre at Bowling Green

Feb 3rd 2017, 6:14 PM 40,138 Views 110 Comments

“I understand during a live interview how one can misspeak and we appreciate the clarification,” Mayor Wilkerson said.

A law that aimed to prevent mentally ill people from buying guns has been overturned in the US
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A law that aimed to prevent mentally ill people from buying guns has been overturned in the US

Feb 3rd 2017, 8:05 AM 32,692 Views 175 Comments

On the campaign trail, Trump had heavily campaigned on the constitutional right to bear arms.

'It was such a shock, I no longer feel 61 but 22 again': Barry's delight at scooping major book award
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'It was such a shock, I no longer feel 61 but 22 again': Barry's delight at scooping major book award

Feb 1st 2017, 12:59 PM 9,815 Views 8 Comments

Barry won the Costa Book of the Year award for Days Without End last night.

17 things that just scream 'MURICA'

17 things that just scream 'MURICA'

Jan 27th 2017, 9:35 PM 8,039 Views 2 Comments

USA! USA! USA!

Trump and Nieto aren't going to talk about the border wall anymore
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Trump and Nieto aren't going to talk about the border wall anymore

Jan 27th 2017, 8:36 PM 23,339 Views 49 Comments

…At least not publicly.

Trump to Theresa: 'A free and independent Britain is a blessing to the world'
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Trump to Theresa: 'A free and independent Britain is a blessing to the world'

Jan 27th 2017, 6:51 PM 15,638 Views 73 Comments

Trump had accepted an invitation to make a state visit to Britain later this year.

Here are the policy decisions Donald Trump made yesterday
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Here are the policy decisions Donald Trump made yesterday

Jan 24th 2017, 10:45 AM 26,858 Views 73 Comments

Trump was busy yesterday.

Here are the policy decisions Donald Trump made over the weekend
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Here are the policy decisions Donald Trump made over the weekend

Jan 23rd 2017, 10:52 AM 37,040 Views 65 Comments

Trump has promised a lot in his first 100 days.

Trump's chief advisor Kellyanne Conway defends crowd claims as 'alternative facts'
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Trump's chief advisor Kellyanne Conway defends crowd claims as 'alternative facts'

Jan 22nd 2017, 6:20 PM 54,764 Views 137 Comments

The presenter replied that ‘alternative facts’ were not facts: “they’re falsehoods”.

While Americans have been marching against him - where has Trump been?
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While Americans have been marching against him - where has Trump been?

Jan 21st 2017, 7:30 PM 42,358 Views 129 Comments

Hundreds of thousands of Americans have turned up to march against their new president.

Mississippi tornado kills 4 and flattens homes overnight
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Mississippi tornado kills 4 and flattens homes overnight

Jan 21st 2017, 4:29 PM 7,805 Views 5 Comments

Authorities have said that local firefighters and police are going door-to-door to try to rescue victims.

Irish star ends extended break from athletics following disastrous injury run
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Irish star ends extended break from athletics following disastrous injury run

Jan 19th 2017, 3:38 PM 5,960 Views 4 Comments

Ciarán Ó Lionáird is taking a different approach to running these days.

'The only thing that’s the end of the world is the end of the world' - Obama bows out
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'The only thing that’s the end of the world is the end of the world' - Obama bows out

Jan 18th 2017, 9:43 PM 24,662 Views 85 Comments

Overall, the outgoing President said, he believes America will be ok.

Final acts as President: Obama moves 10 prisoners from Guantanamo to Oman
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Final acts as President: Obama moves 10 prisoners from Guantanamo to Oman

Jan 16th 2017, 9:58 PM 18,997 Views 23 Comments

The nationality of the ten inmates are unconfirmed.

'Sold to the highest bidder' - how Ireland's institutions allowed Americans to adopt Irish children in the 1950s
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'Sold to the highest bidder' - how Ireland's institutions allowed Americans to adopt Irish children in the 1950s

Jan 9th 2017, 6:10 AM 55,130 Views 121 Comments

On average 10 Irish children (the vast majority born outside of marriage) per month were adopted by American citizens in the early-to-mid 1950s.

US claims Russia tried to hack one of its domestic electricity grids
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US claims Russia tried to hack one of its domestic electricity grids

Dec 31st 2016, 10:26 AM 13,492 Views 113 Comments

The attack, on the electrical network of northeastern state Vermont, is not believed to have upset supply.

'Great move, Vladimir': Trump praises Russian President for reaction to US sanctions
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'Great move, Vladimir': Trump praises Russian President for reaction to US sanctions

Dec 30th 2016, 8:33 PM 19,976 Views 88 Comments

“I always knew he was very smart,” Trump tweeted.

Putin won't expel US diplomats, invites them to party in the Kremlin instead
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Putin won't expel US diplomats, invites them to party in the Kremlin instead

Dec 30th 2016, 2:20 PM 21,155 Views 190 Comments

Putin says he’ll plan his next steps “based on the policies pursued by the administration of President Donald Trump”.

Poll: Would you welcome Trump if he visited Ireland in 2017?
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Poll: Would you welcome Trump if he visited Ireland in 2017?

Dec 27th 2016, 8:30 PM 25,292 Views 116 Comments

Trump has divided opinion during his presidential campaign – and that hasn’t changed since he won the election.

There were 27 shootings in Chicago over the Christmas weekend
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There were 27 shootings in Chicago over the Christmas weekend

Dec 27th 2016, 10:55 AM 14,838 Views 74 Comments

12 of the gang-related shootings were deadly.

A Colorado school district will allow teachers carry guns
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A Colorado school district will allow teachers carry guns

Dec 15th 2016, 3:44 PM 7,481 Views 60 Comments

The latest Colorado vote came on the fourth anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre.

US news network claims Putin directly involved in Hillary Clinton hack
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US news network claims Putin directly involved in Hillary Clinton hack

Dec 15th 2016, 8:43 AM 12,926 Views 167 Comments

Intelligence officials are said to have a “high level of confidence”, according to NBC.

The man who forgot the US Energy Department existed will be the head of it
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The man who forgot the US Energy Department existed will be the head of it

Dec 14th 2016, 3:56 PM 10,532 Views 63 Comments

Trump’s choice has close ties to the Texas oil industry and has corporate roles in two petroleum companies.

Man pleads guilty to helping his cousin plan notorious Bali murder of girlfriend's mother
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Man pleads guilty to helping his cousin plan notorious Bali murder of girlfriend's mother

Dec 13th 2016, 10:43 PM 16,459 Views 0 Comments

Sheila von Weise was beaten to death with a fruit bowl during a vacation in 2014.

Trump says CIA finding Russia helped him win election is 'just another excuse'
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Trump says CIA finding Russia helped him win election is 'just another excuse'

Dec 11th 2016, 5:18 PM 13,032 Views 117 Comments

Trump dismissed the reports as an attempt by Democrats to excuse their election loss.

'Putting an arsonist in charge of fighting fires' - Trump picks fossil fuel advocate for top environment job
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'Putting an arsonist in charge of fighting fires' - Trump picks fossil fuel advocate for top environment job

Dec 8th 2016, 7:03 AM 14,471 Views 83 Comments

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has spent much of his political career battling the EPA.

Oscar-winning director won't be sent to the US to face sentence for statutory rape
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Oscar-winning director won't be sent to the US to face sentence for statutory rape

Dec 6th 2016, 12:21 PM 11,334 Views 20 Comments

Roman Polanski is still wanted in the United States for sentencing over the 1977 statutory rape of Samantha Gailey.

Death toll from California party fire could reach 40
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Death toll from California party fire could reach 40

Dec 3rd 2016, 7:40 PM 25,036 Views 8 Comments

Between 50 and 100 people were believed to have been at the party when the fire started.

'Terrific guy, fantastic country' - Trump's phone call to Pakistan leader
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'Terrific guy, fantastic country' - Trump's phone call to Pakistan leader

Dec 1st 2016, 9:30 AM 14,252 Views 69 Comments

Trump’s transition team confirmed a call had taken place between the two men.

Opportunist thief steals pot of gold worth $1.6m from back of truck
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Opportunist thief steals pot of gold worth $1.6m from back of truck

Dec 1st 2016, 7:23 AM 34,139 Views 32 Comments

The man stole the gold in broad daylight in Midtown Manhattan.

Terrorism 'being considered' as knife attacker at US campus named as Somali-born student
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Terrorism 'being considered' as knife attacker at US campus named as Somali-born student

Nov 28th 2016, 10:24 PM 31,869 Views 116 Comments

Abdul Razak Ali Artan ploughed his car into a group of people before he got out ans started stabbing others.

'A greater sense of political power': the angry, white alt-right are feeling legitimised after Trump's win
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'A greater sense of political power': the angry, white alt-right are feeling legitimised after Trump's win

Nov 26th 2016, 11:00 AM 10,480 Views 160 Comments

Despite allying themselves closely with Trump policies, the President-elect has taken steps to disavow them in recent weeks.

Six primary school students killed in Tennessee bus crash
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Six primary school students killed in Tennessee bus crash

Nov 22nd 2016, 7:46 AM 8,184 Views 4 Comments

The driver of the bus has been arrested.

Across the US, more and more cities are passing laws to criminalise being homeless
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Across the US, more and more cities are passing laws to criminalise being homeless

Nov 20th 2016, 1:00 PM 17,759 Views 63 Comments

A new report singled out cities Hawaii, Texas and Washington for their approach to homelessness.

Man who was denied a judge's seat after racism allegations set to be Trump's attorney general
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Man who was denied a judge's seat after racism allegations set to be Trump's attorney general

Nov 18th 2016, 2:10 PM 23,924 Views 98 Comments

Trump has tapped Mike Pompeo to be head of the CIA and former military intelligence chief Michael Flynn as national security adviser.

Officer who shot man in incident streamed on Facebook charged with manslaughter
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Officer who shot man in incident streamed on Facebook charged with manslaughter

Nov 17th 2016, 8:18 AM 10,559 Views 25 Comments

Officer Jeronimo Yanez was also charged with two felony counts of intentional discharge of a dangerous weapon.