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Police officer dies after man drove a car into barricade at US Capitol in Washington DC
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Police officer dies after man drove a car into barricade at US Capitol in Washington DC

Updated Apr 2nd 2021, 8:12 PM 48,960 Views 48 Comments

Authorities say that attack did not appear to be terrorism.

Swiss tech sleuths claim two people at the origin QAnon conspiracy
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Swiss tech sleuths claim two people at the origin QAnon conspiracy

Jan 17th 2021, 3:29 PM 45,700 Views 17 Comments

A Swiss startup said it had used its algorithm-based software, developed to detect plagiarism, to help crack QAnon.

House Republicans who helped Capitol Hill rioters could be prosecuted - Pelosi
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House Republicans who helped Capitol Hill rioters could be prosecuted - Pelosi

Jan 16th 2021, 7:45 AM 30,879 Views 53 Comments

Nancy Pelosi said there was “strong interest” in Congress for a 9/11-style investigation of the attack on the Capitol.

US House of Representatives to consider Trump impeachment
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US House of Representatives to consider Trump impeachment

Updated Jan 11th 2021, 10:44 PM 118,449 Views 160 Comments
  • A four-page impeachment bill says Trump "gravely endangered the security of the United States".
  • A "technical error" on a US government website temporarily said that Trump had left office.
  • Acting US Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf has resigned amid concerns of more violence at Biden's inauguration.
Fifteen people charged over Capitol violence as police release images to public
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Fifteen people charged over Capitol violence as police release images to public

Jan 9th 2021, 12:22 PM 39,072 Views 71 Comments

Most have been charged with illegal entry into restricted buildings of Congress and violent or disorderly conduct.

'I can't stay': US envoy to Northern Ireland resigns after pro-Trump rioters storm Capitol Hill
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'I can't stay': US envoy to Northern Ireland resigns after pro-Trump rioters storm Capitol Hill

Updated Jan 7th 2021, 1:12 PM 152,161 Views 67 Comments

The deputy national security adviser and the first lady’s chief of staff have also resigned.

US Congress certifies Biden win in wake of pro-Trump supporters storming Capitol Building
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US Congress certifies Biden win in wake of pro-Trump supporters storming Capitol Building

Updated Jan 7th 2021, 8:35 AM 67,390 Views 129 Comments
  • Trump said he will facilitate "an orderly transition", but will also continue to fight the election result.
  • Some Republicans raised objections to accepting votes from states like Arizona and Pennsylvania, but overwhelmingly lost those votes.
  • At least three Republican senators said they were now accepting electoral votes after the Capitol Hill riot.
Amy Coney Barrett says Supreme Court must be independent and enforce rule of law
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Amy Coney Barrett says Supreme Court must be independent and enforce rule of law

Updated Oct 12th 2020, 8:00 PM 53,558 Views 66 Comments

Donald Trump’s nominee to fill the vacancy on the panel was giving evidence at her confirmation hearing.

'I have fixed things, but I am no longer your fixer, Mr Trump' - Michael Cohen delivers explosive testimony
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'I have fixed things, but I am no longer your fixer, Mr Trump' - Michael Cohen delivers explosive testimony

Updated Feb 27th 2019, 4:45 PM 33,230 Views 106 Comments

Cohen has been testifying before the House of Representatives Oversight Committee today.

Trump gives thumbs-up to protester shouting 'Trump is treason' while throwing Russian flags at him
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Trump gives thumbs-up to protester shouting 'Trump is treason' while throwing Russian flags at him

Oct 24th 2017, 10:40 PM 19,600 Views 51 Comments

Trump was at Congress to attend a weekly Republican luncheon and push his proposal for sweeping tax cuts.

Man shot by US police after drawing weapon on Capitol Hill
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Man shot by US police after drawing weapon on Capitol Hill

Mar 29th 2016, 7:35 AM 10,732 Views 5 Comments

A female bystander suffered what police said appeared to be minor injuries and was hospitalised.

Secret Service regrets "administrative input error" that kept Gerry Adams from White House event
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Secret Service regrets "administrative input error" that kept Gerry Adams from White House event

Mar 16th 2016, 10:21 PM 88,124 Views 307 Comments

The Sinn Féin president was left waiting for 90 minutes by security personnel checking his documents, before deciding to leave.

Gilmore in Washington to 'highlight plight' of undocumented Irish
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Gilmore in Washington to 'highlight plight' of undocumented Irish

Jun 18th 2014, 8:30 AM 3,688 Views 37 Comments

The Tánaiste will also discuss the establishment of a visa regime for future legal migration between Ireland and the US.

Sinn Féin: ‘Undocumented Irish in US just want to live a full life paying their taxes’
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Sinn Féin: ‘Undocumented Irish in US just want to live a full life paying their taxes’

Mar 14th 2014, 10:15 PM 9,280 Views 63 Comments

Gerry Adams and Mary Lou McDonald held meetings with US politicians at Capitol Hill in Washington DC on the issue.

Photobomb protestors tell the NSA to 'stop spying'
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Photobomb protestors tell the NSA to 'stop spying'

Oct 29th 2013, 10:01 PM 12,349 Views 32 Comments

The CodePink protestors sat behind the National Security Agency’s chief at hearings today.

Talks on landmark EU - US trade deal postponed as a result of shutdown
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Talks on landmark EU - US trade deal postponed as a result of shutdown

Oct 5th 2013, 9:45 AM 2,558 Views 9 Comments

The negotiations had been due to begin in Brussels next week.

Government closure possible in US as politicians deadlocked over budget
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Government closure possible in US as politicians deadlocked over budget

Sep 27th 2013, 8:01 PM 4,417 Views 14 Comments

Many agencies have been mandated to begin shutting their doors unless a deal can be reached by midnight on Monday.

Deadly poison ricin sent in post to US Senator
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Deadly poison ricin sent in post to US Senator

Apr 17th 2013, 11:02 AM 6,350 Views 19 Comments

The letter addressed to a Senator from Mississippi was intercepted before it could be delivered to him.

Clinton vows to strengthen US embassy security after Libya attack
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Clinton vows to strengthen US embassy security after Libya attack

Jan 23rd 2013, 6:45 PM 4,266 Views 20 Comments

Emotional at times, Clinton said the events in Benghazi were highly personal to her.

Barack Obama formally begins second term as US President
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Barack Obama formally begins second term as US President

Jan 20th 2013, 5:46 PM 6,219 Views 16 Comments

The second term always begins on January 20 – even though the ceremonial inauguration won’t take place until tomorrow.

Obama to be sworn in for his second term today... and tomorrow
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Obama to be sworn in for his second term today... and tomorrow

Jan 20th 2013, 11:30 AM 5,966 Views 6 Comments

Tradition dictates that inauguration ceremonies are not held on Sundays but the US constitution says that a president must be sworn in on 20 January.

In pictures: Taoiseach rounds off US trip with shamrock presentation
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In pictures: Taoiseach rounds off US trip with shamrock presentation

Mar 21st 2012, 11:39 AM 3,580 Views 45 Comments

Enda Kenny met with congressional leaders and presented President Obama with a bowl of shamrock as his US trip drew to a close.

Watch live: Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address
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Watch live: Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address

Jan 25th 2012, 1:55 AM 1,066 Views 11 Comments

The president is addressing the US Congress for the last time before the autumn election.

Obama loses second Chief of Staff within 12 months
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Obama loses second Chief of Staff within 12 months

Jan 9th 2012, 9:03 PM 5,274 Views 9 Comments

Bill Daley, the Irish-American former commerce secretary, quits after just 355 days as Barack Obama’s right-hand man.

Has The Onion gone too far with #CongressHostage story?
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Has The Onion gone too far with #CongressHostage story?

Sep 29th 2011, 7:20 PM 3,201 Views 28 Comments

A ‘news story’, tweets and now a video falsely claim there is a hostage situation involving young children at the United States Congress building in Washington. It has not gone down well in some quarters.

'I'm not a crook': the top 5 US political scandals
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'I'm not a crook': the top 5 US political scandals

Jun 28th 2011, 5:09 PM 2,263 Views 15 Comments

Watergate and other political scandals that have rocked the US, and the world.