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'America is ready for takeoff': Joe Biden declares new dawn for US in first address to Congress
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'America is ready for takeoff': Joe Biden declares new dawn for US in first address to Congress

Apr 29th 2021, 7:25 AM 12,767 Views 14 Comments

It was one of the most watched moments of Biden’s presidency.

US to share 60 million AstraZeneca vaccines with the world
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US to share 60 million AstraZeneca vaccines with the world

Apr 26th 2021, 6:28 PM 36,421 Views 41 Comments

The Astra Zeneca vaccine has yet to be cleared for use in the US but is used across the globe.

US Justice Department to investigate policing in Minneapolis after Floyd verdict
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US Justice Department to investigate policing in Minneapolis after Floyd verdict

Updated Apr 21st 2021, 3:57 PM 26,662 Views 55 Comments

The department is already investigating whether the officers involved violated George Floyd’s civil rights.

'Black lives do, in fact, matter': US newspapers react to George Floyd verdict
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'Black lives do, in fact, matter': US newspapers react to George Floyd verdict

Apr 21st 2021, 8:20 AM 18,101 Views 57 Comments

Derek Chauvin was found guilty of Floyd’s murder yesterday.

'She was just a kid': Protests held in US state of Ohio after police fatally shoot black teenager
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'She was just a kid': Protests held in US state of Ohio after police fatally shoot black teenager

Apr 21st 2021, 7:17 AM 45,135 Views 82 Comments

The girl was shot after she appeared to attempt to stab two people.

Ghislaine Maxwell in third bid for bail as she awaits trial on sex trafficking charges
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Ghislaine Maxwell in third bid for bail as she awaits trial on sex trafficking charges

Apr 20th 2021, 7:16 AM 11,365 Views 0 Comments

Maxwell’s trial on charges alleging she recruited and groomed teenage girls to provide sexual massages to Jeffrey Epstein is set to begin on July 12.

Killer in Indianapolis FedEx shooting identified as 19-year-old former employee
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Killer in Indianapolis FedEx shooting identified as 19-year-old former employee

Updated Apr 16th 2021, 10:10 PM 72,819 Views 98 Comments
  • The suspected shooter has been named as 19-year-old Brandon Scott Hole from Indiana.
  • At a press conference, it was revealed that police seized a gun from the suspected shooter last year.
  • Employees of the company are among the dead, FedEx said. Five people are also wounded.
Ghislaine Maxwell's lawyers seek to delay sex-trafficking trial after prosecutors bring new charges
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Ghislaine Maxwell's lawyers seek to delay sex-trafficking trial after prosecutors bring new charges

Apr 16th 2021, 7:29 AM 20,041 Views 0 Comments

She has sought a minimum three-month delay.

Bernie Madoff, convicted of running world's biggest-ever Ponzi scheme, dies in prison
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Bernie Madoff, convicted of running world's biggest-ever Ponzi scheme, dies in prison

Apr 14th 2021, 3:01 PM 26,121 Views 30 Comments

He was serving a 150-year sentence.

Former officer claims use of force on George Floyd was justified because he wasn't 'resting comfortably'
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Former officer claims use of force on George Floyd was justified because he wasn't 'resting comfortably'

Apr 14th 2021, 7:16 AM 24,376 Views 0 Comments

His evidence contradicts that given by a range of authorities in the trial.

Joe Biden to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan by 11 September
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Joe Biden to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan by 11 September

Apr 13th 2021, 6:08 PM 13,112 Views 22 Comments

Joe Biden is expected to make the announcement tomorrow.

Protests in Minneapolis after fatal shooting of black man by officer who 'drew handgun instead of taser'
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Protests in Minneapolis after fatal shooting of black man by officer who 'drew handgun instead of taser'

Apr 13th 2021, 7:32 AM 17,944 Views 103 Comments

The city is already experiencing tensions as the George Floyd murder trial continues.

US police officer fired after black army officer pepper-sprayed at traffic stop
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US police officer fired after black army officer pepper-sprayed at traffic stop

Apr 12th 2021, 8:10 AM 142,831 Views 96 Comments

The incident happened in Virginia in December.

Killers of Limerick man Jason Corbett could be freed from prison today
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Killers of Limerick man Jason Corbett could be freed from prison today

Apr 7th 2021, 7:06 AM 30,095 Views 0 Comments

The pair were granted a retrial earlier this year.

US Navy medic shoots two people before being shot dead at military base
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US Navy medic shoots two people before being shot dead at military base

Apr 6th 2021, 4:43 PM 21,549 Views 14 Comments

The gunman opened fire at a business park before driving to the base.

'They left because of what the Brits had been doing': Biden raises Irish ancestry in first press conference
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'They left because of what the Brits had been doing': Biden raises Irish ancestry in first press conference

Mar 25th 2021, 8:53 PM 120,675 Views 140 Comments

Biden has confirmed that he intends to run for re-election in 2024.

Virginia becomes 23rd US state to abolish the death penalty
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Virginia becomes 23rd US state to abolish the death penalty

Mar 24th 2021, 10:02 PM 13,383 Views 22 Comments

The state had previously had the second highest number of executions in the US.

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 14,239 Views 25 Comments

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

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.

$650 million settlement approved in privacy lawsuit against Facebook
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$650 million settlement approved in privacy lawsuit against Facebook

Feb 27th 2021, 12:32 PM 25,128 Views 7 Comments

The legal action concerned the use of photo face-tagging and other biometric data without users’ consent.

Saudi Arabia 'completely rejects' US report claiming crown prince 'approved' murder of Washington Post journalist
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Saudi Arabia 'completely rejects' US report claiming crown prince 'approved' murder of Washington Post journalist

Updated Feb 26th 2021, 9:46 PM 21,622 Views 40 Comments

The report was released by Joe Biden’s administration this evening.

US to publish report today claiming Saudi crown prince was responsible for Jamal Khashoggi murder
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US to publish report today claiming Saudi crown prince was responsible for Jamal Khashoggi murder

Feb 26th 2021, 7:56 AM 11,405 Views 14 Comments

President Donald Trump had avoided making the report public, which was completed a month after the murder in October 2018.

US bombs sites in Syria used by Iran-backed militia
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US bombs sites in Syria used by Iran-backed militia

Feb 26th 2021, 7:10 AM 20,331 Views 56 Comments

The airstrike was the first military action undertaken by the Biden administration.

US regulator says Johnson & Johnson vaccine is 'effective' against Covid-19 and new variants
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US regulator says Johnson & Johnson vaccine is 'effective' against Covid-19 and new variants

Feb 24th 2021, 3:46 PM 19,897 Views 18 Comments

The vaccine is seen as a vital tool in the pandemic.

Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen have made an eight-part podcast
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Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen have made an eight-part podcast

Feb 22nd 2021, 10:45 PM 10,053 Views 3 Comments

The pair met for the first time during Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign and have since become friends.

US deports 95-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard to Germany
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US deports 95-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard to Germany

Feb 20th 2021, 6:57 PM 44,903 Views 54 Comments

His deportation was first ordered by an immigration judge last year.

At least 20 people dead as 100 million Americans brace for more cold, ice and snow
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At least 20 people dead as 100 million Americans brace for more cold, ice and snow

Updated Feb 17th 2021, 4:19 PM 62,341 Views 28 Comments

Nearly three million customers remained without power early today in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi.

US congressman sues Donald Trump under Ku Klux Klan Act over role in deadly riot at US Capitol
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US congressman sues Donald Trump under Ku Klux Klan Act over role in deadly riot at US Capitol

Feb 16th 2021, 6:51 PM 31,588 Views 17 Comments

It is the first case in an expected wave of litigation over the 6 January riot.

Eight Britons arrested for hacking phones of US celebrities and sport stars
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Eight Britons arrested for hacking phones of US celebrities and sport stars

Feb 10th 2021, 11:53 AM 12,583 Views 0 Comments

The suspects used a SIM-swapping scam to take control of the wealthy targets’ mobile phones and steal cash, bitcoin and personal data.

Trump's second impeachment trial to begin today
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Trump's second impeachment trial to begin today

Updated Feb 9th 2021, 2:51 PM 15,489 Views 19 Comments

The trial is set to begin at 6pm Irish time.

Biden wants to undo 'national shame' of child separations at US-Mexico border
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Biden wants to undo 'national shame' of child separations at US-Mexico border

Feb 3rd 2021, 9:59 AM 22,608 Views 44 Comments

An estimated 600 to 700 children remain apart from their families.

US police pepper-sprayed 9-year-old girl, footage shows
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US police pepper-sprayed 9-year-old girl, footage shows

Feb 1st 2021, 11:50 AM 39,643 Views 72 Comments

The video sparked new outrage over excesses committed by the country’s law enforcement.

Republican group proposes alternative Covid-19 relief plan to Biden
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Republican group proposes alternative Covid-19 relief plan to Biden

Jan 31st 2021, 6:45 PM 22,582 Views 25 Comments

The Republican senators are suggesting that their plan would give Biden the bipartisan support he wants.

Harry Dunn suspect ‘willing to discuss resolution’ despite extradition refusal
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Harry Dunn suspect ‘willing to discuss resolution’ despite extradition refusal

Jan 31st 2021, 3:16 PM 30,538 Views 0 Comments

Anne Sacoolas’ lawyers said she would like “nothing more than to find a path forward”.

Second night of violence in the Netherlands amid anger over Covid-19 curfew
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Second night of violence in the Netherlands amid anger over Covid-19 curfew

Jan 26th 2021, 8:00 AM 40,681 Views 51 Comments

Meanwhile, US President Joe Biden has said herd immunity could be achieved this year.

'Special relationship' between US and UK raised in first call between Biden and Johnson
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'Special relationship' between US and UK raised in first call between Biden and Johnson

Jan 24th 2021, 11:54 AM 32,224 Views 43 Comments

Boris Johnson is believed to be the first European leader to have spoken to the new president.

Biden undoes Trump migration orders and pushes for major reform
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Biden undoes Trump migration orders and pushes for major reform

Jan 23rd 2021, 7:15 PM 34,333 Views 45 Comments

As Biden rolls back Trump’s controversial policies, advocates still see new battles ahead.

Biden administration to review US-Taliban withdrawal deal
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Biden administration to review US-Taliban withdrawal deal

Jan 23rd 2021, 1:14 PM 15,999 Views 42 Comments

The US struck a deal with the Taliban in Qatar last year.

Joe Biden seeks to pass $1.9 trillion relief plan amid warning about 600,000 Covid-19 deaths
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Joe Biden seeks to pass $1.9 trillion relief plan amid warning about 600,000 Covid-19 deaths

Jan 22nd 2021, 10:29 PM 19,569 Views 58 Comments

The president called for the passage of his ‘American Rescue Plan’ through Congress.

Article of impeachment against Donald Trump to be brought to US Senate on Monday
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Article of impeachment against Donald Trump to be brought to US Senate on Monday

Jan 22nd 2021, 4:21 PM 12,418 Views 56 Comments

A charge of incitement of insurrection is being brought against the former president.

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