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# united-states - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

'A moral imperative' Divisive slavery reparations hearing takes place in the US
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'A moral imperative' Divisive slavery reparations hearing takes place in the US

Jun 19th 2019, 10:30 PM 24,400 Views 89 Comments

The idea that the descendants of US slaves should be compensated has proven controversial.

# united-states - Friday 14 June, 2019

Say hello to Ambassador Crawford, now officially the United States' new man in Ireland
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Say hello to Ambassador Crawford, now officially the United States' new man in Ireland

Jun 14th 2019, 10:35 AM 17,994 Views 25 Comments

Until now, the role has been vacant for the entirety of Donald Trump’s presidency

Gulf of Oman attacks: US says video shows Iran removing mine from oil tanker
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Gulf of Oman attacks: US says video shows Iran removing mine from oil tanker

Jun 14th 2019, 7:48 AM 29,521 Views 81 Comments

Iran has denied any involvement in yesterday’s attacks.

# united-states - Thursday 13 June, 2019

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders to step down from role
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White House press secretary Sarah Sanders to step down from role

Jun 13th 2019, 9:34 PM 32,823 Views 67 Comments

The president tweeted the news evening.

US accuses Iran of being behind attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf
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US accuses Iran of being behind attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf

Updated Jun 13th 2019, 8:23 PM 51,194 Views 97 Comments

The suspected attacks come amid spiralling tensions between Tehran and Washington.

# united-states - Sunday 9 June, 2019

'I was in disguise as an American tourist': The woman who egged Richard Nixon in 1970
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# Nixon In Dublin

'I was in disguise as an American tourist': The woman who egged Richard Nixon in 1970

Jun 9th 2019, 12:00 PM 18,038 Views 17 Comments

Nixon’s motorcade was making its way through Dublin when it was egged three times.

# united-states - Saturday 8 June, 2019

Trump suspends tariffs against Mexico after 11th-hour migration deal
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Trump suspends tariffs against Mexico after 11th-hour migration deal

Jun 8th 2019, 7:40 AM 16,662 Views 84 Comments

Mexico has agreed to expand its policy of taking back migrants from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador as their asylum claims are processed.

# united-states - Friday 7 June, 2019

Legendary New Orleans blues pianist Dr John dies at 77
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Legendary New Orleans blues pianist Dr John dies at 77

Jun 7th 2019, 7:25 AM 10,850 Views 11 Comments

The Grammy award winning musician has been described today as a “radiant singer, songwriter, and pianist”.

# united-states - Thursday 6 June, 2019

Trump, Macron, May all to attend ceremonies in Normandy to mark 75 years since D-Day
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# Ceremony

Trump, Macron, May all to attend ceremonies in Normandy to mark 75 years since D-Day

Jun 6th 2019, 7:20 AM 14,995 Views 37 Comments

D-Day is seen by many as one of the great symbols of transatlantic cooperation.

# united-states - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

US jury orders wife of Seán Dunne to pay €18 million to bankruptcy trustee
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US jury orders wife of Seán Dunne to pay €18 million to bankruptcy trustee

Jun 5th 2019, 11:12 AM 29,619 Views 0 Comments

The unanimous decision from the 10-person jury was the result of a five-week civil trial.

A respectful welcome - but no pomp and circumstance: What to expect from the Trump visit
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# Doonbeg

A respectful welcome - but no pomp and circumstance: What to expect from the Trump visit

Jun 5th 2019, 12:05 AM 28,991 Views 43 Comments

Trump will arrive in Shannon Airport later today.

# united-states - Sunday 2 June, 2019

Donald Trump says the UK should send in Nigel Farage to handle Brexit negotiations
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Donald Trump says the UK should send in Nigel Farage to handle Brexit negotiations

Jun 2nd 2019, 8:01 AM 20,959 Views 82 Comments

Trump also said the UK should send in Nigel Farage to negotiate.

'He's not welcome here': Major security operation planned as protests to take place during Trump visit
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'He's not welcome here': Major security operation planned as protests to take place during Trump visit

Jun 2nd 2019, 6:45 AM 61,706 Views 130 Comments

Local protest groups will set up a camp close to Shannon Airport for the duration of the US President’s trip.

# united-states - Saturday 1 June, 2019

Eleven people killed in shooting at government building in Virginia
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Eleven people killed in shooting at government building in Virginia

Updated Jun 1st 2019, 12:08 AM 33,071 Views 58 Comments

The gunman, a longtime public utilities employee, was also killed.

# united-states - Friday 31 May, 2019

Trump announces US to hit Mexico with tariffs on 'all goods' from next weekend
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Trump announces US to hit Mexico with tariffs on 'all goods' from next weekend

May 31st 2019, 8:12 AM 14,794 Views 52 Comments

Mexico’s top diplomat for North America described the move as “disastrous”.

# united-states - Thursday 30 May, 2019

Louisiana lawmakers pass controversial 'heartbeat' abortion ban
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Louisiana lawmakers pass controversial 'heartbeat' abortion ban

May 30th 2019, 8:41 AM 14,768 Views 191 Comments

Restrictions passed by a number of US States recently are expected to be blocked in lower courts and eventually appealed to the Supreme Court.

# united-states - Saturday 25 May, 2019

US judge blocks Mississippi's 'heartbeat' abortion ban
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US judge blocks Mississippi's 'heartbeat' abortion ban

May 25th 2019, 12:42 PM 12,808 Views 80 Comments

The bill banning abortion where a heartbeat is detectable was passed in March.

Wisconsin man sentenced to life in prison for kidnapping 13-year-old and killing her parents
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Wisconsin man sentenced to life in prison for kidnapping 13-year-old and killing her parents

May 25th 2019, 10:27 AM 15,903 Views 31 Comments

Jake Patterson (21) pleaded guilty to two counts of intentional homicide and one count of kidnapping.

# united-states - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

Composting of human bodies now legal in Washington
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Composting of human bodies now legal in Washington

May 22nd 2019, 6:56 AM 22,965 Views 27 Comments

The bill was signed in a bid to cut carbon emissions from burials and cremations.

# united-states - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

US delays Huawei ban for up to 90 days, while founder says the firm 'can't be isolated'
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US delays Huawei ban for up to 90 days, while founder says the firm 'can't be isolated'

May 21st 2019, 7:18 AM 17,887 Views 35 Comments

The founder of the Chinese technology giant has said that it “can’t be isolated”.

# united-states - Monday 20 May, 2019

The Explainer: Why are so many US states tightening abortion laws right now?
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The Explainer: Why are so many US states tightening abortion laws right now?

May 20th 2019, 3:00 PM 23,131 Views 79 Comments

With a Supreme Court dominated by conservatives and a pro-life president, this type of shift in abortion legislation had been expected for some time – so what happens now?

# united-states - Sunday 19 May, 2019

Trump says he's 'strongly pro-life' but supports abortion in cases of rape, incest and protecting life of mother
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Trump says he's 'strongly pro-life' but supports abortion in cases of rape, incest and protecting life of mother

May 19th 2019, 12:14 PM 19,388 Views 97 Comments

Trump’s comments come after several US states passed tough new restrictions on abortions.

# united-states - Friday 17 May, 2019

Trump announces plans for 'merit-based' immigration policy plan
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Trump announces plans for 'merit-based' immigration policy plan

May 17th 2019, 7:03 AM 13,422 Views 38 Comments

The immigration reforms would be the first major change to the system in decades.

# united-states - Sunday 12 May, 2019

Man (26) who reported Texas girl missing arrested in her disappearance
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Man (26) who reported Texas girl missing arrested in her disappearance

May 12th 2019, 5:30 PM 39,237 Views 9 Comments

Derion Vence, who is the former fiancé of the girl’s mother, was arrested near Houston yesterday.

# united-states - Saturday 11 May, 2019

PSG teenager Tim Weah cuts short Celtic loan
# Transfer News
# Transfer News

PSG teenager Tim Weah cuts short Celtic loan

May 11th 2019, 12:32 AM 9,775 Views 4 Comments

With the U20 World Cup approaching, the United States striker has opted to leave the Scottish champions early.

# united-states - Friday 10 May, 2019

Whistleblower Chelsea Manning released from US prison
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Whistleblower Chelsea Manning released from US prison

May 10th 2019, 11:41 AM 34,006 Views 47 Comments

Manning was jailed in early March for refusing to testify in a grand jury investigation .

Fake heiress who conned New York's elite sentenced to up to 12 years in prison
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Fake heiress who conned New York's elite sentenced to up to 12 years in prison

May 10th 2019, 8:37 AM 46,648 Views 53 Comments

Ana Sorokin traveled free of charge on private jets and lived for months at luxury hotels without paying the bill.

US more than doubles tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods
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US more than doubles tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods

May 10th 2019, 7:46 AM 12,363 Views 22 Comments

China has pledged “necessary countermeasures” to the 25% tariffs.

# united-states - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

US Attorney General Barr held in contempt by committee over Mueller report
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US Attorney General Barr held in contempt by committee over Mueller report

May 8th 2019, 9:49 PM 14,463 Views 90 Comments

The move escalates tensions between Democrats and President Donald Trump.

Europe captain Padraig Harrington gets Ryder Cup wildcards reduced to three for 2020
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# Cut

Europe captain Padraig Harrington gets Ryder Cup wildcards reduced to three for 2020

May 8th 2019, 1:57 PM 7,941 Views 4 Comments

His request for the number of wildcards for Europe’s 2020 Ryder Cup campaign to be decreased from four has been accepted.

Iran inches away from landmark nuclear deal amid US sanctions
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Iran inches away from landmark nuclear deal amid US sanctions

May 8th 2019, 7:23 AM 9,494 Views 26 Comments

President Rouhani said Iran wants to negotiate new terms with remaining partners in the deal.

# united-states - Friday 26 April, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn turns down invitation to state banquet for Donald Trump
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Jeremy Corbyn turns down invitation to state banquet for Donald Trump

Apr 26th 2019, 6:05 PM 14,240 Views 79 Comments

Corbyn said May “should not be rolling out the red carpet for a state visit”.

# united-states - Thursday 25 April, 2019

North Korea billed US $2 million for imprisoned student's medical care
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# Otto Warmbier

North Korea billed US $2 million for imprisoned student's medical care

Apr 25th 2019, 10:30 PM 26,816 Views 27 Comments

Otto Warmbier fell into a coma after apparently being tortured behind bars and died days after arriving back in the United States.

# united-states - Friday 19 April, 2019

US couple sentenced to life in prison for imprisoning 12 of their children
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US couple sentenced to life in prison for imprisoning 12 of their children

Apr 19th 2019, 8:00 PM 35,368 Views 29 Comments

David Allen Turpin and Louise Anna Turpin pleaded guilty.

# united-states - Wednesday 17 April, 2019

FDA orders medical device companies to stop selling pelvic mesh
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FDA orders medical device companies to stop selling pelvic mesh

Apr 17th 2019, 4:17 PM 21,030 Views 14 Comments

The FDA said it couldn’t assure women that these devices were safe and effective longterm.

# united-states - Friday 5 April, 2019

Ex-convict charged with claiming to be missing boy
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Ex-convict charged with claiming to be missing boy

Updated Apr 5th 2019, 9:23 PM 48,652 Views 19 Comments

The FBI declared Rini’s story a hoax after performing a DNA test.

# united-states - Thursday 4 April, 2019

A US teenager has come forward to say he is a young boy missing since 2011
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# Timmothy Pitzen

A US teenager has come forward to say he is a young boy missing since 2011

Apr 4th 2019, 7:22 AM 71,718 Views 28 Comments

Timmothy Pitzen has not been seen since his mother died by suicide.

# united-states - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

'Grave breaches': Trump's White House reversed security clearance details
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'Grave breaches': Trump's White House reversed security clearance details

Apr 2nd 2019, 10:58 AM 29,593 Views 21 Comments

White House security adviser Tricia Newbold has detailed “grave breaches of national security”.

# united-states - Sunday 3 March, 2019

SpaceX Dragon capsule docks with International Space Station
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SpaceX Dragon capsule docks with International Space Station

Mar 3rd 2019, 1:52 PM 18,783 Views 20 Comments

The announcement was met with applause at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.

Trump gives mammoth two-hour speech attacking Democrats, 'socialism' and the Russia investigation
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Trump gives mammoth two-hour speech attacking Democrats, 'socialism' and the Russia investigation

Mar 3rd 2019, 7:30 AM 31,687 Views 76 Comments

Trump’s speech came as he sought to move on from a bruising week in domestic and international politics.