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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 15,169 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 30,791 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 23,495 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 14,010 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 37,671 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 26,977 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 46,725 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 23,207 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 206,329 Views 252 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 24,829 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 16,643 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 28,241 Views 12 Comments

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

US Ambassador to Ireland to step down from role next week
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US Ambassador to Ireland to step down from role next week

Jan 15th 2021, 1:42 PM 25,289 Views 10 Comments

Edward F Crawford took up the position in 2019.

New York bus left hanging over bridge after crash
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New York bus left hanging over bridge after crash

Jan 15th 2021, 7:41 AM 57,074 Views 29 Comments

The deputy police chief said eight people were treated for injuries after the accident.

Australia plans to kill pigeon that crossed Pacific from the US
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Australia plans to kill pigeon that crossed Pacific from the US

Jan 14th 2021, 8:55 AM 115,847 Views 83 Comments

The pigeon arrived at the garden of Kevin Celli-Bird, who says he has no interest in birds “apart from my last name”.

Donald Trump has been impeached twice - what happens now?
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Donald Trump has been impeached twice - what happens now?

Jan 14th 2021, 7:38 AM 37,068 Views 39 Comments

The US president was impeached by the House of Representatives last night.

Stay granted to inmate set to be first woman executed by US in decades
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Stay granted to inmate set to be first woman executed by US in decades

Jan 12th 2021, 7:44 AM 27,959 Views 28 Comments

Lisa Montgomery killed a pregnant woman in order to steal her foetus in 2004.

US police officer dies following clash with pro-Trump mob
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US police officer dies following clash with pro-Trump mob

Jan 8th 2021, 7:20 AM 36,169 Views 47 Comments

Protesters stormed the US Capitol on Wednesday.

'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 151,995 Views 64 Comments

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

Four fatalities: One person shot by police, three deaths from medical emergencies amid Capitol chaos
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Four fatalities: One person shot by police, three deaths from medical emergencies amid Capitol chaos

Jan 7th 2021, 7:24 AM 53,369 Views 72 Comments

The Washington police chief did not link the deaths from medical emergencies to the violence.

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 135,555 Views 159 Comments

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

‘Huge disappointment’ as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange refused bail
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‘Huge disappointment’ as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange refused bail

Jan 6th 2021, 12:58 PM 10,368 Views 0 Comments

Assange’s partner Stella Moris said she had hoped to be reunited with him after it was ruled he should not be extradited.

Pence under growing pressure from Trump to act against Congress confirming Biden's election win
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Pence under growing pressure from Trump to act against Congress confirming Biden's election win

Jan 6th 2021, 9:44 AM 33,406 Views 49 Comments

Congress is today set to certify Biden’s presidential win.

Proud Boys leader arrested over burning of church banner ahead of Washington protests
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Proud Boys leader arrested over burning of church banner ahead of Washington protests

Jan 5th 2021, 8:50 AM 50,915 Views 74 Comments

Henry ‘Enrique’ Tarrio was taken into custody after a warrant was issued for his arrest for destruction of property, police said.

'A resounding rebuke': US Congress votes overwhelmingly in favour of overriding Trump veto
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'A resounding rebuke': US Congress votes overwhelmingly in favour of overriding Trump veto

Jan 2nd 2021, 9:25 AM 44,960 Views 32 Comments

The US President called the move ‘pathetic’.

US expects to approve Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine in April
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US expects to approve Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine in April

Dec 31st 2020, 7:30 PM 21,173 Views 35 Comments

The vaccine was approved for use in the UK yesterday.

US Congressman-elect dies of Covid-19 aged 41
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US Congressman-elect dies of Covid-19 aged 41

Dec 30th 2020, 12:26 PM 46,672 Views 46 Comments

Republican Luke Letlow announced earlier this month that he had tested positive for Covid-19.

US detects first case of UK coronavirus variant in Colorado
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US detects first case of UK coronavirus variant in Colorado

Dec 30th 2020, 7:32 AM 9,777 Views 8 Comments

The case was confirmed in a man in his 20s who had no close contacts.

Ohio police officer fired over fatal shooting of black man
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Ohio police officer fired over fatal shooting of black man

Dec 29th 2020, 8:43 AM 19,424 Views 21 Comments

Officer Adam Coy shot Andre Hill and refused to give him first aid for several minutes.

White House virus expert who was criticised over Thanksgiving trip to retire
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White House virus expert who was criticised over Thanksgiving trip to retire

Dec 23rd 2020, 12:54 PM 29,994 Views 8 Comments

Dr Deborah Birx travelled to Delaware with family members from two households.

The Explainer: RTÉ's Brian O'Donovan on reporting in Trump's America - and what 2021 holds for Biden
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The Explainer: RTÉ's Brian O'Donovan on reporting in Trump's America - and what 2021 holds for Biden

Dec 22nd 2020, 8:00 AM 11,929 Views 19 Comments

We talk to the Washington Correspondent about the past year.

US charges Libyan over 1988 Lockerbie bombing
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US charges Libyan over 1988 Lockerbie bombing

Dec 21st 2020, 4:34 PM 7,065 Views 0 Comments

The charges were announced on the 32nd anniversary of the bombing.

$600 direct payments to most Americans as deal struck on almost $1 trillion in economic relief
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$600 direct payments to most Americans as deal struck on almost $1 trillion in economic relief

Dec 21st 2020, 8:13 AM 13,983 Views 12 Comments

The final agreement is the largest spending measure yet.

US agency warns of ‘grave’ threat from long-undetected hack
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US agency warns of ‘grave’ threat from long-undetected hack

Dec 18th 2020, 7:14 AM 16,754 Views 9 Comments

The hack compromised federal agencies and “critical infrastructure” in a sophisticated attack.

Poll: Do you think Joe Biden's presidency will benefit Ireland?
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Poll: Do you think Joe Biden's presidency will benefit Ireland?

Dec 15th 2020, 10:04 AM 31,905 Views 68 Comments

The Electoral College confirmed Biden as the US President-elect yesterday.

Biden praises US 'flame of democracy' and criticises Trump after Electoral College win
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Biden praises US 'flame of democracy' and criticises Trump after Electoral College win

Dec 15th 2020, 7:08 AM 35,806 Views 34 Comments

Electors confirmed Biden as the president-elect yesterday.

US country music singer Charley Pride dies aged 86
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US country music singer Charley Pride dies aged 86

Dec 13th 2020, 9:31 AM 26,130 Views 6 Comments

The singer died yesterday of Covid-19 complications.

Four stabbed and one shot after pro-Trump rallies in US
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Four stabbed and one shot after pro-Trump rallies in US

Dec 13th 2020, 8:00 AM 56,322 Views 100 Comments

Some Trump supporters held rallies in the US yesterday.

US to begin rollout of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine as the country's death toll nears 300,000
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US to begin rollout of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine as the country's death toll nears 300,000

Updated Dec 12th 2020, 6:51 PM 18,256 Views 8 Comments

It is the first Covid-19 vaccine approved in the US.

US Supreme Court rejects bid to overturn Joe Biden’s election victory
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US Supreme Court rejects bid to overturn Joe Biden’s election victory

Dec 12th 2020, 7:32 AM 66,368 Views 77 Comments

The Electoral College will meet this Monday to formally elect Biden as the next US president.

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