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# us - Yesterday’s News

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

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

Updated 10 hours ago 60,920 Views 95 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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# New York

Ghislaine Maxwell's lawyers seek to delay sex-trafficking trial after prosecutors bring new charges

Fri 7:29 AM 19,280 Views 0 Comments

She has sought a minimum three-month delay.

# us - Wednesday 14 April, 2021

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

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

Wed 3:01 PM 25,865 Views 28 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'
# Derek Chauvin Trial
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# Derek Chauvin Trial

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

Wed 7:16 AM 24,276 Views 0 Comments

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

# us - Tuesday 13 April, 2021

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

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

Tue 6:08 PM 13,078 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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# US

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

Tue 7:32 AM 17,907 Views 103 Comments

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

# us - Monday 12 April, 2021

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

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

Mon 8:10 AM 142,452 Views 96 Comments

The incident happened in Virginia in December.

# us - Wednesday 7 April, 2021

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

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

Apr 7th 2021, 7:06 AM 30,059 Views 0 Comments

The pair were granted a retrial earlier this year.

# us - Tuesday 6 April, 2021

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

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

Apr 6th 2021, 4:43 PM 21,544 Views 14 Comments

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

# us - Thursday 25 March, 2021

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

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

Mar 25th 2021, 8:53 PM 120,401 Views 140 Comments

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

# us - Wednesday 24 March, 2021

Virginia becomes 23rd US state to abolish the death penalty
# Capital Punishment
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# Capital Punishment

Virginia becomes 23rd US state to abolish the death penalty

Mar 24th 2021, 10:02 PM 13,377 Views 22 Comments

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

# us - Friday 19 March, 2021

Biden says US will hit 100 million vaccine target weeks ahead of schedule
# Covid19
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# Covid19

Biden says US will hit 100 million vaccine target weeks ahead of schedule

Mar 19th 2021, 7:38 AM 14,231 Views 25 Comments

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

# us - Wednesday 10 March, 2021

US Congress approves Covid-19 relief package, giving green light to stimulus checks of up to $1,400
# Payment
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# Payment

US Congress approves Covid-19 relief package, giving green light to stimulus checks of up to $1,400

Mar 10th 2021, 8:10 PM 8,488 Views 25 Comments

The $1.9 trillion plan was approved today in the US.

# us - Saturday 27 February, 2021

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

$650 million settlement approved in privacy lawsuit against Facebook

Feb 27th 2021, 12:32 PM 25,115 Views 7 Comments

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

# us - Friday 26 February, 2021

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

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
# Mohammed Bin Salman
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# Mohammed Bin Salman

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

Feb 26th 2021, 7:56 AM 11,404 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
# Retaliation
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# Retaliation

US bombs sites in Syria used by Iran-backed militia

Feb 26th 2021, 7:10 AM 20,327 Views 56 Comments

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

# us - Wednesday 24 February, 2021

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

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

Feb 24th 2021, 3:46 PM 19,889 Views 18 Comments

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

# us - Monday 22 February, 2021

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

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

Feb 22nd 2021, 10:45 PM 10,052 Views 3 Comments

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

# us - Saturday 20 February, 2021

US deports 95-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard to Germany
# Crimes Against Humanity
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# Crimes Against Humanity

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

Feb 20th 2021, 6:57 PM 44,891 Views 54 Comments

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

# us - Wednesday 17 February, 2021

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

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

Updated Feb 17th 2021, 4:19 PM 62,328 Views 28 Comments

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

# us - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

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

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

Feb 16th 2021, 6:51 PM 31,584 Views 17 Comments

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

# us - Wednesday 10 February, 2021

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

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

Feb 10th 2021, 11:53 AM 12,577 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.

# us - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

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

Trump's second impeachment trial to begin today

Updated Feb 9th 2021, 2:51 PM 15,483 Views 19 Comments

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

# us - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

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

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

Feb 3rd 2021, 9:59 AM 22,600 Views 44 Comments

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

# us - Monday 1 February, 2021

US police pepper-sprayed 9-year-old girl, footage shows
# Rochester
From TheJournal.ie
# Rochester

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

Feb 1st 2021, 11:50 AM 39,628 Views 72 Comments

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

# us - Sunday 31 January, 2021

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

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
# Diplomatic Immunity
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# Diplomatic Immunity

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

Jan 31st 2021, 3:16 PM 30,535 Views 0 Comments

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

# us - Tuesday 26 January, 2021

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

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

Jan 26th 2021, 8:00 AM 40,670 Views 52 Comments

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

# us - Sunday 24 January, 2021

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

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

Jan 24th 2021, 11:54 AM 32,221 Views 43 Comments

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

# us - Saturday 23 January, 2021

Biden undoes Trump migration orders and pushes for major reform
# Immigration Policy
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# Immigration Policy

Biden undoes Trump migration orders and pushes for major reform

Jan 23rd 2021, 7:15 PM 34,329 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
# Afghanistan
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# Afghanistan

Biden administration to review US-Taliban withdrawal deal

Jan 23rd 2021, 1:14 PM 15,998 Views 42 Comments

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

# us - Friday 22 January, 2021

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

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
# Impeachment
From TheJournal.ie
# Impeachment

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

Jan 22nd 2021, 4:21 PM 12,417 Views 56 Comments

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

# us - Thursday 21 January, 2021

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

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

Jan 21st 2021, 6:58 AM 18,501 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.

# us - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

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

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 52,883 Views 18 Comments

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

# us - Tuesday 19 January, 2021

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

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 39,462 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.

# us - Sunday 17 January, 2021

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

Music producer and convicted murderer Phil Spector dies aged 81

Jan 17th 2021, 4:41 PM 57,119 Views 39 Comments

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

Swiss tech sleuths claim two people at the origin QAnon conspiracy
# Qanon
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# Qanon

Swiss tech sleuths claim two people at the origin QAnon conspiracy

Jan 17th 2021, 3:29 PM 45,624 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
# White House
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# White House

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

Jan 17th 2021, 9:31 AM 44,260 Views 45 Comments

Inauguration day is on Wednesday.

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