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From TheJournal.ie US whistleblower Chelsea Manning faces Australia speaking tour ban Visa Trouble

US whistleblower Chelsea Manning faces Australia speaking tour ban

Organisers of a speaking tour have said they’ve received notice that Manning’s visa will be denied.

From TheJournal.ie Trump ousts Veteran Affairs chief as he taps White House doctor to replace him Shulkin Out

Trump ousts Veteran Affairs chief as he taps White House doctor to replace him

Dr Ronny Jackson has been named as David Shulkin’s successor.

From TheJournal.ie US Senate passes huge $1.3 trillion spending bill to avert another government shutdown Shutdown Averted

US Senate passes huge $1.3 trillion spending bill to avert another government shutdown

The bill will now go to the White House for Donald Trump’s signature.

From TheJournal.ie US Senate rejects immigration bills following White House veto threat Dreamers

US Senate rejects immigration bills following White House veto threat

The Senate rejected both a bipartisan immigration plan and a more restrictive proposal by Trump.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Who are the Dreamers and how are Irish illegals affected by US immigration disputes? Illegal Immigrants

Explainer: Who are the Dreamers and how are Irish illegals affected by US immigration disputes?

Thousands of illegal immigrants are living in fear are the US government continues to dispute immigration laws.

From TheJournal.ie US government shutdown: Blame game continues as US lawmakers launch last-ditch bid Stand Still

US government shutdown: Blame game continues as US lawmakers launch last-ditch bid

“I assure you we will have the vote at 1am on Monday, unless there is a desire to have it sooner.”

From TheJournal.ie US gov shutdown: Trump blames Democrats for being 'too concerned with illegal immigrants' Standstill

US gov shutdown: Trump blames Democrats for being 'too concerned with illegal immigrants'

Thousands of government workers will be sent home without pay until the crisis is resolved.

From TheJournal.ie What actually shuts down during a US government shutdown? Close The Doors

What actually shuts down during a US government shutdown?

The US government will shut down unless a deal is agreed by 5am Irish time.

From TheJournal.ie America will soon recognise gay marriage in another six states Legal Rights

America will soon recognise gay marriage in another six states

This will bring the total number of states where same sex couples are recognised by the federal government to 32.

From TheJournal.ie Obama: We are deeply concerned about what's happening in Kobane Syria

Obama: We are deeply concerned about what's happening in Kobane

The US president has committed to continued air strikes on the northern Syrian town.

An official arm of the US government is tweeting doge memes

So tears. Such weep. No wow.

This group want to build a large Satan statue in a US city

It’s one hell of a plan. Ahem.

9 of the most emotional images from the US Government shutdown

We’re going to the zoo, zoo, zoo… No. Wait. No we’re not.

From TheJournal.ie Snowden not on Bolivian jet in Vienna: Austria‎ SNOWDEN

Snowden not on Bolivian jet in Vienna: Austria‎

Austrian and Bolivian officials are insisting the US leaker was not on President Evo Morales’s jet when it landed overnight.

From TheJournal.ie Snowden applies for asylum in Ireland… and 18 other nations Leaks

Snowden applies for asylum in Ireland… and 18 other nations

The whistleblower is accusing the US Government of pressuring leaders of countries from which he has sought protection.

From TheJournal.ie Google asks US for permission to reveal scale of data transfers America

Google asks US for permission to reveal scale of data transfers

Google says it’s barred from revealing how many national security requests it follows, and wants to let people know.

From TheJournal.ie Google, Facebook, Skype, YouTube also tapped by US government Phone Tapping

Google, Facebook, Skype, YouTube also tapped by US government

The Director of National Intelligence has denounced the leaks of highly classified documents that revealed the programs.

From TheJournal.ie US can keep dead Osama bin Laden photos under wraps Osama Bin Laden

US can keep dead Osama bin Laden photos under wraps

A court ruled that pictures of a dead Bin Laden could reveal classified intelligence methods.

From TheJournal.ie A massive and unprecedented intrusion: AP slams US government's snooping Snoops

A massive and unprecedented intrusion: AP slams US government's snooping

The US Justice Department obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors working for the Associated Press, the news agency has confirmed.

Mermaids don't exist: official line from US government Or Do They? This post contains videos

Mermaids don't exist: official line from US government

…Or rather they say that there is “no evidence” that they exist. Which might mean that they just haven’t yet found the evidence…

Pizza is not a vegetable says Congressman

The SLICE Act aims to counter US Congress’ ruling that pizza is a vegetable.

From TheJournal.ie Teenagers sue US government over global warming Young Activists

Teenagers sue US government over global warming

Young plaintiffs argue that climate change decisions will affect their generation.

From TheJournal.ie US to pay anthrax attack victim's family $2.5m Anthrax Attacks

US to pay anthrax attack victim's family $2.5m

Five people died and 17 others fell ill as a result of the anthrax letter campaign in 2001.

From TheJournal.ie Former NASA scientist admits trying to spy for Israel Spying

Former NASA scientist admits trying to spy for Israel

Stewart David Nozette was caught in an undercover operation that started with him failing to report all of his income in his tax return.

From TheJournal.ie Obama walks out of budget talks with Republicans USA

Obama walks out of budget talks with Republicans

The US president told Republicans ‘enough is enough’ over the debt ceiling, while the rating agency Moody’s has threatened to review the USA’s AAA rating.

From TheJournal.ie Obama to prepare plan for US's long-term deficit reduction United States

Obama to prepare plan for US's long-term deficit reduction

After averting a shutdown with a short-term agreement, the White House is now focussing on brokering a bigger budget deal.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Saturday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: A third arrest in the murder of a PSNI officer; two bodies recovered off the coast of Dublin, the US government avoids shutting down; and a hero politician.

From TheJournal.ie US government avoids shut down after last minute deal on budget spending Shutdown

US government avoids shut down after last minute deal on budget spending

The ‘historic’ agreement came just an hour before government funding was due to run out forcing thousands of government workers to take leave.

From TheJournal.ie US to impose ‘unilateral and multilateral’ sanctions against Libya as unrest continues Libya

US to impose ‘unilateral and multilateral’ sanctions against Libya as unrest continues

Earlier, embattled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi appeared defiant on state television.