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

Sat 12:32 PM 25,009 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 Fri 9:46 PM 21,494 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

Fri 7:56 AM 11,392 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

Fri 7:10 AM 20,252 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 19,801 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 10,017 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 44,595 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 62,276 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 31,560 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 12,531 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 15,481 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 22,557 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 39,600 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 22,576 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 30,530 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 40,644 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 32,199 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 34,322 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 15,995 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 19,545 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 12,414 Views 56 Comments

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

Covid-19 deaths in US top WWII fatalities as Biden warns worst is yet to come
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Covid-19 deaths in US top WWII fatalities as Biden warns worst is yet to come

Jan 21st 2021, 6:58 AM 18,442 Views 40 Comments

405,400 people have died from the disease, more than the 405,399 total US combat and non-combat deaths in WWII.

When does it start? Is it on TV? Will there be music? Everything you need to know about the US inauguration
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When does it start? Is it on TV? Will there be music? Everything you need to know about the US inauguration

Jan 20th 2021, 12:05 AM 52,861 Views 17 Comments

Joe Biden will be officially sworn-in as the 46th president of the United States today.

On his last full day in office, Donald Trump will mull over pardons - but isn't expected to pardon himself
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On his last full day in office, Donald Trump will mull over pardons - but isn't expected to pardon himself

Jan 19th 2021, 9:17 AM 39,439 Views 75 Comments

If Trump pardoned himself, that would likely harden anger among previously supportive Republicans in the Senate, which will soon start an impeachment trial.

Music producer and convicted murderer Phil Spector dies aged 81
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# Phil Spector

Music producer and convicted murderer Phil Spector dies aged 81

Jan 17th 2021, 4:41 PM 57,091 Views 39 Comments

Spector, a former music producer, was in prison for murder.

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 45,554 Views 17 Comments

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

Joe Biden to sign a dozen executive orders on his first day as US President
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Joe Biden to sign a dozen executive orders on his first day as US President

Jan 17th 2021, 9:31 AM 44,252 Views 45 Comments

Inauguration day is on Wednesday.

US threatens to halt intel sharing in Mexican drug row
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US threatens to halt intel sharing in Mexican drug row

Jan 16th 2021, 7:31 PM 25,864 Views 7 Comments

Mexico’s president accused American authorities of fabricating drug trafficking evidence against a former defense chief.

Iran deal architect among veterans named for Biden State Department
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Iran deal architect among veterans named for Biden State Department

Jan 16th 2021, 6:33 PM 12,673 Views 6 Comments

Biden said that the State Department nominees “have secured some of the most defining national security and diplomatic achievements in recent memory”.

Five-time Olympic medallist appears in US court over Washington riot
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Five-time Olympic medallist appears in US court over Washington riot

Jan 15th 2021, 7:02 AM 47,192 Views 0 Comments

Klete Keller competed in the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics.

Biden taps diplomat who helped lead secret talks with Iran as new CIA chief
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Biden taps diplomat who helped lead secret talks with Iran as new CIA chief

Jan 11th 2021, 3:53 PM 14,972 Views 5 Comments

William Burns would be the first career diplomat to lead the CIA.

Fresh calls for Trump to resign after Capitol violence
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Fresh calls for Trump to resign after Capitol violence

Jan 10th 2021, 7:25 PM 50,956 Views 123 Comments

Some members of Trump’s own party have called for him to resign over the violent incursion into the US Capitol.

Fifteen people charged over Capitol violence as police release images to public
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# Capitol Riot

Fifteen people charged over Capitol violence as police release images to public

Jan 9th 2021, 12:22 PM 39,065 Views 71 Comments

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

Nancy Pelosi speaks with US military chief on preventing Trump nuclear strike
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Nancy Pelosi speaks with US military chief on preventing Trump nuclear strike

Jan 9th 2021, 7:53 AM 54,886 Views 54 Comments

Pelosi told Democrats that she was prepared to launch impeachment proceedings against Trump if he does not voluntarily resign.

'We're patriots on the front lines': Details emerge of Trump supporters who stormed the US Capitol
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'We're patriots on the front lines': Details emerge of Trump supporters who stormed the US Capitol

Jan 8th 2021, 9:15 AM 75,296 Views 59 Comments

More than 90 people have been arrested following Wednesday’s protests.

Donald Trump recognises there will be a 'new administration'; Education Secretary DeVos resigns
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Donald Trump recognises there will be a 'new administration'; Education Secretary DeVos resigns

Jan 8th 2021, 6:56 AM 32,808 Views 29 Comments

The only two women in Trump’s inner cabinet, Betsy DeVos and Elaine Chao, resigned overnight.

The 25th Amendment: Could Trump be removed from office before Joe Biden's inauguration?
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The 25th Amendment: Could Trump be removed from office before Joe Biden's inauguration?

Jan 7th 2021, 12:50 PM 40,770 Views 33 Comments

Republicans and Democrats have floated the idea of removing Trump from the White House.

Donald Trump pledges 'orderly' transfer of power after confirmation of Joe Biden's election win
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Donald Trump pledges 'orderly' transfer of power after confirmation of Joe Biden's election win

Jan 7th 2021, 9:32 AM 59,098 Views 76 Comments

Biden’s win was certified in the early hours of this morning local time.

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 67,332 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.
Donald Trump recorded pressuring official to ‘find’ votes to overturn election result in Georgia
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Donald Trump recorded pressuring official to ‘find’ votes to overturn election result in Georgia

Jan 4th 2021, 7:11 AM 57,136 Views 100 Comments

The conversation is the latest step by Trump to reverse the outcome of the US election.

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