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Washington DC braced for largest protest yet as Biden attacks Trump for 'despicable' George Floyd comments
# Black Lives Matter
# Black Lives Matter

Washington DC braced for largest protest yet as Biden attacks Trump for 'despicable' George Floyd comments

Jun 6th 2020, 10:59 AM 50,580 Views 123 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.

The Explainer: What does the George Floyd killing mean for America?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: What does the George Floyd killing mean for America?

Jun 5th 2020, 6:30 PM 11,338 Views 39 Comments

On this week’s episode, Glenn Burkins joins us from North Carolina to talk about the impact of the protests.

Taoiseach invites woman who received abuse for Irish dancing video to 2021 St Patrick's parade
# Tiktok
# Tiktok

Taoiseach invites woman who received abuse for Irish dancing video to 2021 St Patrick's parade

May 5th 2020, 10:36 PM 173,880 Views 70 Comments

Morgan Bullock said she was accused of cultural appropriation because she is a black Irish dancer.

Wave of protests in several US states as anti-lockdown campaigns grow
# Trump
# Trump

Wave of protests in several US states as anti-lockdown campaigns grow

Apr 17th 2020, 8:48 AM 87,306 Views 187 Comments

Much of the protesters are affiliated with Trump supporter groups.

Jihad Jane: How the 'new face of terrorism' wound up in Waterford
# Lars Vilks
# Lars Vilks

Jihad Jane: How the 'new face of terrorism' wound up in Waterford

Feb 19th 2020, 6:20 AM 32,833 Views 7 Comments

A new Irish-made documentary tells Colleen LaRose’s, Jamie Ramirez and Ali Damache’s story.

Spotify to suspend political advertising in 2020
# US Election
# US Election

Spotify to suspend political advertising in 2020

Dec 27th 2019, 8:04 PM 7,310 Views 7 Comments

The company said it does not have the necessary level of robustness in its systems to responsibly validate and review this content.

Donald Trump officially launches military 'Space Force'
# Final Frontier
# Final Frontier

Donald Trump officially launches military 'Space Force'

Dec 21st 2019, 10:30 AM 19,517 Views 56 Comments

It will initially have about 200 people and a first-year budget of $40 million.

'A huge step': US suspect charged over death of teenage motorcyclist Harry Dunn
# Harry Dunn
# Harry Dunn

'A huge step': US suspect charged over death of teenage motorcyclist Harry Dunn

Updated Dec 20th 2019, 3:25 PM 28,994 Views 21 Comments

Anne Sacoolas claimed diplomatic immunity after the crash which killed Harry Dunn on 27 August.

One killed and five wounded in Washington DC shooting
# Us Capital
# Us Capital

One killed and five wounded in Washington DC shooting

Sep 20th 2019, 8:13 AM 31,818 Views 18 Comments

The incident occurred just a few kilometres from the White House.

Nancy Pelosi repeats pledge that US-UK trade deal won't pass Congress if Brexit 'imperils' Northern Ireland
# Accord-ing To Nancy
# Accord-ing To Nancy

Nancy Pelosi repeats pledge that US-UK trade deal won't pass Congress if Brexit 'imperils' Northern Ireland

Aug 14th 2019, 2:43 PM 42,786 Views 47 Comments

Pelosi said the Good Friday Agreement needed to be protected, and was “a beacon of hope for the entire world”.

Man (20) walks into Walmart armed with guns to 'test his right to bear arms'
# America
# America

Man (20) walks into Walmart armed with guns to 'test his right to bear arms'

Aug 10th 2019, 1:22 PM 58,006 Views 89 Comments

Dmitriy Andreychenko’s wife Angelice had told him it wasn’t a good idea.

Irishman facing deportation from US to be released from detention for 30 days, legal team says
# Keith Byrne
# Keith Byrne

Irishman facing deportation from US to be released from detention for 30 days, legal team says

Jul 25th 2019, 7:50 PM 20,101 Views 18 Comments

Keith Byrne was detained by customs officials on 10 July.

'A hard-working family man': Irish father-of-three facing deportation after decade seeking US residency
# Immigration
# Immigration

'A hard-working family man': Irish father-of-three facing deportation after decade seeking US residency

Jul 14th 2019, 7:49 AM 114,800 Views 178 Comments

Fermoy native Keith Byrne was detained on Wednesday.

Poll: How do you feel about Mike Pence's planned visit to Ireland?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How do you feel about Mike Pence's planned visit to Ireland?

Jul 5th 2019, 10:43 AM 22,889 Views 84 Comments

A date in September has been floated although official details have not yet been released.

Explainer: Why have Trump's Fourth of July plans annoyed so many people?
# President's Orders
# President's Orders

Explainer: Why have Trump's Fourth of July plans annoyed so many people?

Jul 4th 2019, 3:47 PM 18,141 Views 75 Comments

Celebrations in Washington usually go off without the involvement of the president in a bid to leave politics outside patriotism.

US judge blocks Mississippi's 'heartbeat' abortion ban
# United States
# United States

US judge blocks Mississippi's 'heartbeat' abortion ban

May 25th 2019, 12:42 PM 12,831 Views 80 Comments

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

Farmer in Nebraska saws off his own leg with a pen-knife after getting trapped in farm machine
# Ouch!
# Ouch!

Farmer in Nebraska saws off his own leg with a pen-knife after getting trapped in farm machine

May 15th 2019, 3:00 PM 36,884 Views 46 Comments

He eventually became free and dragged himself to the nearest phone to call for help.

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

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

May 10th 2019, 8:37 AM 48,136 Views 53 Comments

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

'It'd be a great opportunity for the provinces to build their brand in the States'
# Shipping Up To Boston
From The42
# Shipping Up To Boston

'It'd be a great opportunity for the provinces to build their brand in the States'

Feb 24th 2019, 9:00 AM 10,338 Views 0 Comments

The New England Free Jacks will host the four Irish provinces’ A teams in March and April.

Former trainee prison guard kills five people in shooting at Florida bank
# Sebring
# Sebring

Former trainee prison guard kills five people in shooting at Florida bank

Jan 24th 2019, 12:38 PM 18,651 Views 16 Comments

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

Trump confirms that US military has killed architect of 2000 USS Cole bombing

Jan 6th 2019, 5:41 PM 17,138 Views 24 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

The Mueller investigation will be the political story of 2019, and other predictions for US politics

Dec 22nd 2018, 6:00 PM 16,481 Views 48 Comments

Larry Donnelly looks back on 2018 and ahead to 2019 in American politics.

Almost 700 clergymen accused of child sex abuse in US state - far more than was disclosed by Church
# Illinois
# Illinois

Almost 700 clergymen accused of child sex abuse in US state - far more than was disclosed by Church

Dec 20th 2018, 7:04 AM 9,895 Views 30 Comments

The state’s attorney general said it was clear from its investigation that the “Catholic Church cannot police itself”.

California bar shooter Ian David Long suspected of suffering from PTSD
# US Marine
# US Marine

California bar shooter Ian David Long suspected of suffering from PTSD

Updated Nov 8th 2018, 9:45 PM 50,467 Views 75 Comments

In April, the authorities were called after Long was “somewhat irate, acting a little irrationally” at his home.

'A battle for America's soul' as public go to the polls in historic midterms today
# Bitterly Divided
# Bitterly Divided

'A battle for America's soul' as public go to the polls in historic midterms today

Nov 6th 2018, 7:03 AM 11,653 Views 33 Comments

Will Trump’s divisive rhetoric win the day, or is there a Democrat resurgence looming?

'We’re murdering each other every day. Other countries don’t go through this' - Golden State Warriors coach
# Speaking Out
From The42
# Speaking Out

'We’re murdering each other every day. Other countries don’t go through this' - Golden State Warriors coach

Oct 29th 2018, 3:55 PM 10,504 Views 7 Comments

Steve Kerr spoke about the threat of gun violence in America after 11 people were shot dead in Pittsburgh.

US opens national investigation into alleged abuse carried out by more than 300 suspected priests
# Pennsylvania
# Pennsylvania

US opens national investigation into alleged abuse carried out by more than 300 suspected priests

Oct 19th 2018, 7:30 AM 10,271 Views 66 Comments

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has confirmed that it will ‘cooperate’ with the federal investigation.

Donald Trump says it's a 'scary' and 'difficult' time for young men in America
# Metoo
# Metoo

Donald Trump says it's a 'scary' and 'difficult' time for young men in America

Oct 2nd 2018, 8:02 PM 21,921 Views 70 Comments

Trump was again asked about Brett Kavanaugh by reporters today.

Hurricane Florence expected to deliver 'direct hit' to US East Coast
# Category 4
# Category 4

Hurricane Florence expected to deliver 'direct hit' to US East Coast

Updated Sep 11th 2018, 6:10 PM 35,385 Views 13 Comments

President Trump said this is one of the worst storms to hit the east coast in many years.

Texas police officer found guilty of murdering unarmed black teenager
# Roy Oliver
# Roy Oliver

Texas police officer found guilty of murdering unarmed black teenager

Aug 29th 2018, 7:44 AM 32,409 Views 54 Comments

Roy Oliver could face between five to 99 years in prison.

La Roux slammed Fox for using her song 'Bulletproof' in a segment about bulletproof back-to-school gear
# America
From The Daily Edge
# America

La Roux slammed Fox for using her song 'Bulletproof' in a segment about bulletproof back-to-school gear

Aug 22nd 2018, 7:40 PM 3,715 Views 0 Comments

The singer called the choice of song ‘abhorrent’.

Lira drops as Turkey accuses America of 'stabbing it in the back'
# With Friends Like These
# With Friends Like These

Lira drops as Turkey accuses America of 'stabbing it in the back'

Aug 13th 2018, 3:46 PM 17,544 Views 40 Comments

Turkey and the United States, two NATO allies, have been locked in bitter disputes.

Thieves use baby's pram to steal shark from Texas aquarium
# Shark Baby
# Shark Baby

Thieves use baby's pram to steal shark from Texas aquarium

Jul 31st 2018, 3:40 PM 20,137 Views 14 Comments

The shark has now been recovered by police and is “resting” in the aquarium’s quarantine.

Thousands flee deliberate California fire that has destroyed 500 buildings
# Wildfires
# Wildfires

Thousands flee deliberate California fire that has destroyed 500 buildings

Jul 28th 2018, 6:24 PM 18,008 Views 9 Comments

An official yesterday announced the death of a firefighter battling the inferno.

Pope Francis orders US bishop accused of sexual abuse to live 'a life of prayer and penance'
# Allegations
# Allegations

Pope Francis orders US bishop accused of sexual abuse to live 'a life of prayer and penance'

Jul 28th 2018, 1:36 PM 32,125 Views 78 Comments

The Holy See’s announcement about McCarrick said that Francis was taking action.

Putin plan for Ukraine referendum rejected by White House
# Niet
# Niet

Putin plan for Ukraine referendum rejected by White House

Jul 21st 2018, 12:23 PM 11,682 Views 27 Comments

Trump’s National Security Council spokesman Garrett Marquis said a “so-called referendum” would have “no legitimacy”.

Letter from America: 'Trump isn’t perfect but voting for him sent a message – and I’m still glad I did'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Letter from America: 'Trump isn’t perfect but voting for him sent a message – and I’m still glad I did'

Jul 20th 2018, 7:00 AM 45,087 Views 89 Comments

Donald Trump’s central animating impulse in public life has long been that his country gets a raw deal, writes Larry Donnelly.

Trump picks Republican favourite for Supreme Court - setting up a ferocious confirmation battle
# The Supremes
# The Supremes

Trump picks Republican favourite for Supreme Court - setting up a ferocious confirmation battle

Jul 10th 2018, 6:56 AM 11,714 Views 26 Comments

He also has an expansive view of executive power and has favoured limits on investigating the president.

American soldiers wore uniforms in Shannon town without Irish government approval
# Diplomacy
# Diplomacy

American soldiers wore uniforms in Shannon town without Irish government approval

Jul 10th 2018, 12:05 AM 90,079 Views 124 Comments

The Department of Foreign Affairs said it received assurances from the US Embassy that measures will be put in place to ensure it will not happen again.

Government to fund US and Canadian students to come here to learn Irish
# Ag Caint As Gaeilge
# Ag Caint As Gaeilge

Government to fund US and Canadian students to come here to learn Irish

Jul 9th 2018, 6:10 AM 13,272 Views 26 Comments

American and Canadian students will visit Ireland during the summer months to attend intensive Irish language courses in the Gaeltacht.