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From TheJournal.ie Show of unity in divided Washington at state funeral of George HW Bush RIP

Show of unity in divided Washington at state funeral of George HW Bush

An Irish tenor sang at Washington National Cathedral today.

From The42 Brees throws four touchdown passes as Saints down Falcons to hit 10-game winning streak Good Hands

Brees throws four touchdown passes as Saints down Falcons to hit 10-game winning streak

Meanwhile, there were also wins for the Dallas Cowboys and the Chicago Bears.

From TheJournal.ie Kidnapped, robbed and killed - but Matthew Shepard is to finally be laid to rest after 20 years Homophobia

Kidnapped, robbed and killed - but Matthew Shepard is to finally be laid to rest after 20 years

He will be interred in the Washington National Cathedral.

From TheJournal.ie US far-right rally drowned out by hundreds of counter-protesters Rally

US far-right rally drowned out by hundreds of counter-protesters

An effort was made to avoid a repeat of the chaos of a deadly protest in Charlottesville, Virginia exactly a year ago.

From TheJournal.ie 'So many people loved him' - family pays tribute to airline employee who stole passenger plane and crashed it Richard Russell This post contains videos

'So many people loved him' - family pays tribute to airline employee who stole passenger plane and crashed it

The man who stole the plane has now been identified as 29-year-old Richard Russell.

From TheJournal.ie US judge orders deportation plane to 'turn around', threatens Jeff Sessions with contempt of court Contemptible

US judge orders deportation plane to 'turn around', threatens Jeff Sessions with contempt of court

The Washington deportation hearing heard that a woman and her daughter had been deported just hours before their case was due to be heard.

From TheJournal.ie Group behind far-right Charlottesville rally gets approval for 'white civil rights' march in Washington Anniversary

Group behind far-right Charlottesville rally gets approval for 'white civil rights' march in Washington

The rally is due to take place on the anniversary of the Charlottesville event during which a woman was killed.

From The42 Wayne Rooney has reportedly agreed a move to MLS side DC United Roo S A!

Wayne Rooney has reportedly agreed a move to MLS side DC United

The team based in the US capital are in need of firepower.

From TheJournal.ie Trump snubs 'phony White House correspondents dinner' for second year in a row FAKE NEWS

Trump snubs 'phony White House correspondents dinner' for second year in a row

“If you don’t smile they will say he was terrible. He couldn’t take it. If you do smile, they will say what was he smiling about.”

From The42 Wall back in business as the Wizards book NBA playoff spot Ballin'

Wall back in business as the Wizards book NBA playoff spot

Elsewhere, the Heat were made to wait to guarantee their post-season plans while the Raptors were beaten by the Celtics.

From TheJournal.ie 'This march wouldn't be happening if people at my school weren't shot dead' March For Our Lives

'This march wouldn't be happening if people at my school weren't shot dead'

Hundreds of thousands of people are to take part in gun control rallies across the US today.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says one name has been suggested for the next US ambassador to Ireland Phoenix Park

Taoiseach says one name has been suggested for the next US ambassador to Ireland

The role of ambassador has been vacant for over a year now.

From TheJournal.ie Republican Congressman linked to Trump's travel ban to be honoured at Irish-American event Washington

Republican Congressman linked to Trump's travel ban to be honoured at Irish-American event

Leo Varadkar said he is comfortable with tonight’s event, stating he doesn’t have to agree 100% with everyone’s views.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar presents Irish physicist and technology innovator with St Patrick's Day science medals Washington

Varadkar presents Irish physicist and technology innovator with St Patrick's Day science medals

The medal is awarded annually to a distinguished Irish scientist, engineer or technology leader living and working in the US.

From TheJournal.ie 'Enough is enough': School students across the US stage walkouts against gun violence Florida Shooting

'Enough is enough': School students across the US stage walkouts against gun violence

The protests come after 17 people were killed during a school shooting in Florida last month.

From TheJournal.ie White House visit: Simon Coveney to brief Trump administration on Northern Ireland US/IRISH RELATIONS

White House visit: Simon Coveney to brief Trump administration on Northern Ireland

The Tánaiste is to travel to New York and Washington DC following this morning’s Cabinet meeting.

From TheJournal.ie Launching political comeback, Romney says Utah 'welcomes legal immigrants around the world' Politics

Launching political comeback, Romney says Utah 'welcomes legal immigrants around the world'

The 70-year-old will be the heavy favorite for the Utah Senate seat.

From TheJournal.ie Trump White House admits it could have 'done better' over allegations of domestic abuse against senior aide Washington

Trump White House admits it could have 'done better' over allegations of domestic abuse against senior aide

Rob Porter left his post as senior aide to Donald Trump on Wednesday after multiple accusations of domestic abuse were made by his two ex-wives.

From TheJournal.ie Trump set to okay release of explosive memo alleging abuse of power in the FBI United States

Trump set to okay release of explosive memo alleging abuse of power in the FBI

“The president is OK with it,” an official told AFP, in relation to releasing the memo.

From TheJournal.ie Trump tells rally 'America's abortion laws are wrong and must change' Rose Garden Address

Trump tells rally 'America's abortion laws are wrong and must change'

Trump addressed the annual ‘march for life’ protest in Washington from the White House’s Rose Garden.

From TheJournal.ie Derailed train was going 80mph in a 30mph zone Washington

Derailed train was going 80mph in a 30mph zone

Authorities said the death toll may rise from yesterday’s crash.

From TheJournal.ie Multiple fatalities and injuries after Washington train derails onto highway Pierce County

Multiple fatalities and injuries after Washington train derails onto highway

It’s not yet known what caused the incident.

From TheJournal.ie RTÉ announces Brian O'Donovan as its new Washington correspondent RTÉ

RTÉ announces Brian O'Donovan as its new Washington correspondent

O’Donovan is taking over from Caitríona Perry.

From TheJournal.ie US warns North Korean leadership will be 'utterly destroyed' if war breaks out North Korea

US warns North Korean leadership will be 'utterly destroyed' if war breaks out

“If war comes, make no mistake – The North Korean regime will be utterly destroyed.”

From TheJournal.ie Man beheaded by notorious gang near Washington Maryland

Man beheaded by notorious gang near Washington

President Donald Trump has vowed to wipe out the violent gang.

From The42 Wentz soars as Eagles claim impressive win over Washington Flying High

Wentz soars as Eagles claim impressive win over Washington

The Philadelphia Eagles improved to 6-1 this season..

From The42 Alex Smith keeps Chiefs unbeaten with dramatic win over Washington Undefeated

Alex Smith keeps Chiefs unbeaten with dramatic win over Washington

The Kansas City Chiefs remained unbeaten in the NFL with a hard-fought win over Washington.

From TheJournal.ie US withdraws diplomatic staff in Cuba over mystery 'sonic attacks' American Embassy

US withdraws diplomatic staff in Cuba over mystery 'sonic attacks'

The attacks of an unknown nature have targeted at least 21 US embassy staff in Havana over the past few months, the US said.

From TheJournal.ie One killed and three injured at high school shooting in tiny US town Washington

One killed and three injured at high school shooting in tiny US town

The shooter has been arrested.

From TheJournal.ie Hundreds of homes evacuated due to 'biggest fire in Los Angeles history' California

Hundreds of homes evacuated due to 'biggest fire in Los Angeles history'

The LA fire is one of several major fires burning in the western United States.

From TheJournal.ie Abraham Lincoln Memorial defaced in Washington DC Spray Paint

Abraham Lincoln Memorial defaced in Washington DC

The graffiti appeared to say ‘F*** law’.

From TheJournal.ie Vladimir Putin says more than 750 US diplomatic staff will have to leave Russia Get Out This post contains videos

Vladimir Putin says more than 750 US diplomatic staff will have to leave Russia

The call is in response to fresh US sanctions against Moscow.

From TheJournal.ie Former US presidential candidate John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer Washington

Former US presidential candidate John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer

McCain has been one of the more moderate Republican voices in Washington DC during the first six months of Donald Trump’s presidency.

From TheJournal.ie It looks like Donald Trump will get his banquet with Queen Elizabeth II after all State Visit

It looks like Donald Trump will get his banquet with Queen Elizabeth II after all

There had been doubts over a State visit to the UK but it now looks like it will happen next year.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm tired of taking it': Reporter who called out White House spokesperson says press are being bullied Washington

'I'm tired of taking it': Reporter who called out White House spokesperson says press are being bullied

Brian Karem interrupted White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders during a briefing yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Man files for separation after 12 years of marriage to woman who raped him when he was 12 Washington

Man files for separation after 12 years of marriage to woman who raped him when he was 12

They began an affair when he was 12 and she was 34, they have two children together.

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump's worst week in Washington Crisis Mode

Donald Trump's worst week in Washington

It’s been a tough week for the US President.

From TheJournal.ie US facing calls to act after Turkish guards use violence on protesters Washington This post contains videos

US facing calls to act after Turkish guards use violence on protesters

Both Republicans and Democrats say there must be consequences for the guards’ actions.

From TheJournal.ie Somehow nobody was injured when this plane hit power lines and crashed onto a road Seattle

Somehow nobody was injured when this plane hit power lines and crashed onto a road

A number of vehicles were damaged.

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump backs down on funding demand for Mexico border wall Great And Beautiful Wall This post contains videos

Donald Trump backs down on funding demand for Mexico border wall

The US President insists that the wall will be built, however.

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