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US expands use of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine to include adolescents
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US expands use of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine to include adolescents

Tue 7:07 AM 12,520 Views 25 Comments

Doses could be administered to 12- to 15-year-olds as soon as Thursday.

Seven dead after shooting at Colorado birthday party
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Seven dead after shooting at Colorado birthday party

Mon 7:06 AM 43,873 Views 31 Comments

The suspected shooter was the boyfriend of a female victim at the party attended by friends, family and children.

Girl arrested over shooting of three people at Idaho school
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Girl arrested over shooting of three people at Idaho school

May 7th 2021, 7:23 AM 38,185 Views 43 Comments

Nobody was killed in the incident.

Warren Buffett names Greg Abel as successor at Berkshire Hathaway
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Warren Buffett names Greg Abel as successor at Berkshire Hathaway

May 4th 2021, 12:30 PM 17,517 Views 14 Comments

Buffett currently ranks as the world’s sixth richest person with wealth of $103.7 billion.

President Joe Biden to travel to UK and Belgium in June
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President Joe Biden to travel to UK and Belgium in June

Apr 23rd 2021, 4:52 PM 12,857 Views 18 Comments

Biden will attend the G7 Summit in Cornwall before travelling to Brussels for the NATO summit.

'Proven winner' Caitlyn Jenner says she will run for governor of California
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'Proven winner' Caitlyn Jenner says she will run for governor of California

Apr 23rd 2021, 4:36 PM 26,355 Views 0 Comments

Democratic governor Gavin Newsom is facing a likely recall election this year.

As the jury reaches a decision, Joe Biden says he's 'praying for the right verdict' in Derek Chauvin trial
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As the jury reaches a decision, Joe Biden says he's 'praying for the right verdict' in Derek Chauvin trial

Updated Apr 20th 2021, 8:55 PM 36,216 Views 0 Comments

The verdict will be read in a Minneapolis courtroom at 9.30pm Irish time.

Murder case against ex-police officer Derek Chauvin over George Floyd death goes to jury
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Murder case against ex-police officer Derek Chauvin over George Floyd death goes to jury

Updated Apr 19th 2021, 11:00 PM 34,542 Views 0 Comments

The 45-year-old former police officer is charged with the murder of George Floyd.

US and China reach agreement ahead of climate summit
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US and China reach agreement ahead of climate summit

Apr 18th 2021, 8:00 AM 11,846 Views 16 Comments

The countries said they are “committed to cooperating with each other and with other countries to tackle the climate crisis”.

Joe Biden to lift Donald Trump’s cap on refugees amid criticism
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Joe Biden to lift Donald Trump’s cap on refugees amid criticism

Apr 17th 2021, 10:19 AM 16,449 Views 16 Comments

The latest move gets rid of Trump’s restrictions on resettlements from Somalia, Syria and Yemen to the US.

Derek Chauvin pleads the fifth and will not testify in his own defence in George Floyd murder trial
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Derek Chauvin pleads the fifth and will not testify in his own defence in George Floyd murder trial

Updated Apr 15th 2021, 4:08 PM 38,248 Views 0 Comments

“I will invoke my Fifth Amendment privilege today,” Chauvin told the trial.

US climate envoy John Kerry travels to China ahead of global summit
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US climate envoy John Kerry travels to China ahead of global summit

Apr 14th 2021, 8:06 AM 6,578 Views 21 Comments

The first major international climate discussions by a US leader in more than four years will take place later this month.

'Unacceptable': Family of George Floyd and Daunte Wright demand end to police brutality
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'Unacceptable': Family of George Floyd and Daunte Wright demand end to police brutality

Apr 14th 2021, 7:46 AM 5,486 Views 0 Comments

Wright was shot dead during a traffic stop by a police officer who apparently confused her handgun with her taser

EU pledges support for Ukraine amid Russian military buildup along borders
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EU pledges support for Ukraine amid Russian military buildup along borders

Apr 5th 2021, 12:30 PM 20,802 Views 55 Comments

The Kremlin did not deny the recent troop movements, but insisted that Moscow was “not threatening anyone”.

Shop worker tells US court about receiving counterfeit bank note from George Floyd
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Shop worker tells US court about receiving counterfeit bank note from George Floyd

Mar 31st 2021, 10:30 PM 31,552 Views 0 Comments

Christopher Martin said that as he stood on the kerb a short time later watching Floyd’s arrest, he felt “disbelief — and guilt”.

Officer in George Floyd case gave onlookers a ‘cold’ stare, US court hears
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Officer in George Floyd case gave onlookers a ‘cold’ stare, US court hears

Mar 30th 2021, 10:00 PM 23,215 Views 0 Comments

“He just stared at us, looked at us. He had like this cold look, heartless. He didn’t care,” Darnella Frazier said in testimony.

Ireland among UN Security Council members calling for meeting over North Korean missile launches
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Ireland among UN Security Council members calling for meeting over North Korean missile launches

Mar 27th 2021, 9:13 AM 8,294 Views 41 Comments

Diplomats said yesterday that France, Estonia, Ireland, Norway and Britain asked for a closed-door meeting of the council to be held on Tuesday.

North Korea confirms missile tests as Biden warns of response
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North Korea confirms missile tests as Biden warns of response

Mar 26th 2021, 8:58 AM 18,122 Views 32 Comments

Pyongyang is pushing to bolster the country’s military power.

At least five dead as tornadoes lash Alabama and Georgia
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At least five dead as tornadoes lash Alabama and Georgia

Mar 26th 2021, 7:10 AM 14,760 Views 11 Comments

Authorities say the twister cut a diagonal path through rural areas, which likely kept the death toll from being higher.

AstraZeneca may have used outdated information in trial – US health officials
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AstraZeneca may have used outdated information in trial – US health officials

Mar 23rd 2021, 8:20 AM 25,332 Views 24 Comments

AstraZeneca reported on Monday that its Covid-19 vaccine provided strong protection among adults of all ages in a long-anticipated US study,

Biden says US will hit 100 million vaccine target weeks ahead of schedule
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Biden says US will hit 100 million vaccine target weeks ahead of schedule

Mar 19th 2021, 7:38 AM 14,243 Views 25 Comments

The US President promised to unveil a new vaccination target next week.

US progressives urge liberal Supreme Court justice to retire at 82
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US progressives urge liberal Supreme Court justice to retire at 82

Mar 18th 2021, 9:55 AM 23,021 Views 19 Comments

Liberals want Stephen Breyer to quit so they can nominate a like-minded successor while they still control the nomination process.

Minneapolis to pay $27 million to settle lawsuit from family of George Floyd
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Minneapolis to pay $27 million to settle lawsuit from family of George Floyd

Mar 12th 2021, 8:02 PM 22,580 Views 33 Comments

Floyd’s death last year sparked protests in Minneapolis and elsewhere around the world.

US Congress approves Covid-19 relief package, giving green light to stimulus checks of up to $1,400
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US Congress approves Covid-19 relief package, giving green light to stimulus checks of up to $1,400

Mar 10th 2021, 8:10 PM 8,496 Views 25 Comments

The $1.9 trillion plan was approved today in the US.

Third woman accuses New York Governor Andrew Cuomo of offensive behaviour
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Third woman accuses New York Governor Andrew Cuomo of offensive behaviour

Mar 2nd 2021, 7:15 AM 18,815 Views 23 Comments

The politician earlier acknowledged he had teased people about their personal lives in an attempt to be “playful” and funny.

Second former aide accuses New York governor Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment
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Second former aide accuses New York governor Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment

Feb 28th 2021, 8:23 AM 19,955 Views 18 Comments

A young woman claimed the politician asked her inappropriate questions about her sex life including whether she had ever had sex with older men.

Johnson & Johnson single dose Covid vaccine cleared by US officials
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Johnson & Johnson single dose Covid vaccine cleared by US officials

Feb 28th 2021, 7:15 AM 19,924 Views 25 Comments

J&J also is seeking authorisation for emergency use of its vaccine in Europe and from the World Health Organisation.

US house passes $1.9 trillion dollar pandemic relief bill
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US house passes $1.9 trillion dollar pandemic relief bill

Feb 27th 2021, 8:24 AM 14,668 Views 27 Comments

Democrats said the faltering economy and the loss of half a million lives demanded quick action.

Southern US cities hit hard by storms face water crisis
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Southern US cities hit hard by storms face water crisis

Feb 20th 2021, 7:14 AM 15,181 Views 25 Comments

A massive ice and snow storm has been blamed for the deaths of at least 69 people.

'A dour political hack': Trump levels stinging criticism at Mitch McConnell
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'A dour political hack': Trump levels stinging criticism at Mitch McConnell

Feb 17th 2021, 6:47 AM 30,833 Views 22 Comments

Trump also criticised McConnell for failing to do more to back his unfounded claims of election fraud.

Democrats claim Trump was ‘inciter in chief’ of 6 January Capitol riot
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Democrats claim Trump was ‘inciter in chief’ of 6 January Capitol riot

Updated Feb 10th 2021, 9:59 PM 23,532 Views 53 Comments

The second day of Trump’s impeachment trial is underway this evening.

Trump lawyers brand impeachment trial as ‘political theatre’
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Trump lawyers brand impeachment trial as ‘political theatre’

Feb 8th 2021, 9:30 PM 14,017 Views 34 Comments

Lawyers for the former president have attacked the case on multiple grounds.

Larry Donnelly: Isn’t it nice to have someone we can honestly respect in charge?
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Larry Donnelly: Isn’t it nice to have someone we can honestly respect in charge?

Feb 7th 2021, 8:30 AM 37,932 Views 88 Comments

Larry Donnelly analyses the new US President’s first few weeks in action.

Biden seeks to go big, fast and alone on US Covid-19 relief
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Biden seeks to go big, fast and alone on US Covid-19 relief

Feb 5th 2021, 10:45 PM 26,984 Views 39 Comments

The coronavirus aid package can now work its way through congressional committees with the goal of finalising additional relief by mid-March.

Dozens rescued in US after ice floes break away on Lake Michigan
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Dozens rescued in US after ice floes break away on Lake Michigan

Feb 5th 2021, 3:38 PM 46,749 Views 5 Comments

Ice boats and helicopters were used to reach the people who had been ice fishing in Wisconsin.

Legendary singer Tony Bennett reveals Alzheimer's diagnosis
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Legendary singer Tony Bennett reveals Alzheimer's diagnosis

Feb 1st 2021, 10:05 PM 23,226 Views 9 Comments

“Life is a gift – even with Alzheimer’s,” Bennett said on Twitter.

Poll: Should the Taoiseach visit Washington for St Patrick's Day?
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Poll: Should the Taoiseach visit Washington for St Patrick's Day?

Jan 29th 2021, 9:40 AM 206,506 Views 251 Comments

Micheál Martin has so far signalled his plan to proceed with the visit.

US presidential pardons: How do they work and who has been pardoned in the past?
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US presidential pardons: How do they work and who has been pardoned in the past?

Jan 20th 2021, 12:39 PM 24,900 Views 13 Comments

Trump commuted or pardoned the sentences of nearly 150 people in the past day.

Retreat, regroup, re-emerge - What's next for Donald J. Trump?
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Retreat, regroup, re-emerge - What's next for Donald J. Trump?

Jan 20th 2021, 6:00 AM 16,672 Views 17 Comments

Trump will become the first President since Andrew Johnson in 1869 to skip his successor’s ceremonial swearing-in.

Biden team says US will not lift travel bans, despite Trump statement
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Biden team says US will not lift travel bans, despite Trump statement

Jan 19th 2021, 7:31 AM 28,282 Views 12 Comments

Trump said he would lift the travel ban on parts of Europe and Brazil.

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