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# America
'It's unfathomable that we've reached this point': US death toll from Covid-19 tops 200,000
Only five countries — Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Spain and Brazil — rank higher in Covid-19 deaths per capita.
# America
US Supreme Court judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies aged 87
She died of pancreatic cancer.
# September 11
US pays tribute to 9/11 victims as pandemic forces socially distanced commemorations
President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden will pay their respects at the same memorial today.
# Death Toll
US coronavirus death toll hits 150,000
The figure is by far the highest in the world.
# China
US says Beijing's pursuit of offshore resources in South China Sea are illegal
Beijing claims most of the South China Sea through a vague delineation based on maps from the 1940s.
# Economy
Joe Biden proposes 'Buy American' campaign to bolster US firms
The former vice-president has called for $700 million to be spent on supporting manufacturing and technology firms.
# fourth july
Trump attacks opponents as he promises to 'safeguard' American values
Trump echoed comments he’d made the day before at Mount Rushmore.
# America
US on track for 100,000 new Covid-19 cases a day, warns top disease expert Anthony Fauci
There have been at least 126,000 deaths from Covid-19 in the United States so far.
# black lives matter
Trump tweets and later deletes video of man chanting 'white power'
A spokesperson for Trump later said he was not aware ‘white power’ was mentioned in the video.
# Congress
US Attorney General William Barr agrees to testify before Congress
Congress is examining whether he has inappropriately politicised the Justice Department.
# Investigation
Former eBay employees charged after allegedly sending spiders and cockroaches to US couple
The campaign was allegedly over a newsletter they published which was critical of the company.
# Indemnity
Trump supporters attending his rallies told they must sign waiver promising not to sue if they catch Covid-19
The first of his rallies is due to take next Friday in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
# black lives matter
Washington DC braced for largest protest yet as Biden attacks Trump for 'despicable' George Floyd comments
There were zero arrests during demonstrations in the US capital in the last two days, and a curfew has been lifted in advance of today’s protest.
# Podcast
The Explainer: What does the George Floyd killing mean for America?
On this week’s episode, Glenn Burkins joins us from North Carolina to talk about the impact of the protests.
# tiktok
Taoiseach invites woman who received abuse for Irish dancing video to 2021 St Patrick's parade
Morgan Bullock said she was accused of cultural appropriation because she is a black Irish dancer.
# Trump
Wave of protests in several US states as anti-lockdown campaigns grow
Much of the protesters are affiliated with Trump supporter groups.
# Lars Vilks
Jihad Jane: How the 'new face of terrorism' wound up in Waterford
A new Irish-made documentary tells Colleen LaRose’s, Jamie Ramirez and Ali Damache’s story.
# US Election
Spotify to suspend political advertising in 2020
The company said it does not have the necessary level of robustness in its systems to responsibly validate and review this content.
# final frontier
Donald Trump officially launches military 'Space Force'
It will initially have about 200 people and a first-year budget of $40 million.
# harry dunn
'A huge step': US suspect charged over death of teenage motorcyclist Harry Dunn
Anne Sacoolas claimed diplomatic immunity after the crash which killed Harry Dunn on 27 August.
# us capital
One killed and five wounded in Washington DC shooting
The incident occurred just a few kilometres from the White House.
# accord-ing to nancy
Nancy Pelosi repeats pledge that US-UK trade deal won't pass Congress if Brexit 'imperils' Northern Ireland
Pelosi said the Good Friday Agreement needed to be protected, and was “a beacon of hope for the entire world”.
# America
Man (20) walks into Walmart armed with guns to 'test his right to bear arms'
Dmitriy Andreychenko’s wife Angelice had told him it wasn’t a good idea.
# Keith Byrne
Irishman facing deportation from US to be released from detention for 30 days, legal team says
Keith Byrne was detained by customs officials on 10 July.
# Immigration
'A hard-working family man': Irish father-of-three facing deportation after decade seeking US residency
Fermoy native Keith Byrne was detained on Wednesday.
# Your Say
Poll: How do you feel about Mike Pence's planned visit to Ireland?
A date in September has been floated although official details have not yet been released.
# President's Orders
Explainer: Why have Trump's Fourth of July plans annoyed so many people?
Celebrations in Washington usually go off without the involvement of the president in a bid to leave politics outside patriotism.
# United States
US judge blocks Mississippi's 'heartbeat' abortion ban
The bill banning abortion where a heartbeat is detectable was passed in March.
# Ouch!
Farmer in Nebraska saws off his own leg with a pen-knife after getting trapped in farm machine
He eventually became free and dragged himself to the nearest phone to call for help.
# Scam
Fake heiress who conned New York's elite sentenced to up to 12 years in prison
Ana Sorokin traveled free of charge on private jets and lived for months at luxury hotels without paying the bill.
# Shipping up to boston
'It'd be a great opportunity for the provinces to build their brand in the States'
The New England Free Jacks will host the four Irish provinces’ A teams in March and April.
# Sebring
Former trainee prison guard kills five people in shooting at Florida bank
The shooter called police from within the bank, telling them he had opened fire.
Trump confirms that US military has killed architect of 2000 USS Cole bombing
The military said Friday that Al-Qaeda operative Jamal al-Badawi was believed to have been killed in a precision strike in Yemen.
The Mueller investigation will be the political story of 2019, and other predictions for US politics
Larry Donnelly looks back on 2018 and ahead to 2019 in American politics.
# Illinois
Almost 700 clergymen accused of child sex abuse in US state - far more than was disclosed by Church
The state’s attorney general said it was clear from its investigation that the “Catholic Church cannot police itself”.
# US Marine
California bar shooter Ian David Long suspected of suffering from PTSD
In April, the authorities were called after Long was “somewhat irate, acting a little irrationally” at his home.
# bitterly divided
'A battle for America's soul' as public go to the polls in historic midterms today
Will Trump’s divisive rhetoric win the day, or is there a Democrat resurgence looming?
# Speaking out
'We’re murdering each other every day. Other countries don’t go through this' - Golden State Warriors coach
Steve Kerr spoke about the threat of gun violence in America after 11 people were shot dead in Pittsburgh.
# Pennsylvania
US opens national investigation into alleged abuse carried out by more than 300 suspected priests
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has confirmed that it will ‘cooperate’ with the federal investigation.
# metoo
Donald Trump says it's a 'scary' and 'difficult' time for young men in America
Trump was again asked about Brett Kavanaugh by reporters today.