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# America

All time
# robert mueller
Investigator's team 'interested in speaking to Trump' over possible Russian collusion
When or even if an interview would occur was not immediately clear.
# Ancient Beringians
Ancient DNA evidence reveals story of first Native Americans to enter the continent
A team of researchers made the discovery using DNA from a six-month-old Native American infant.
# Justice
US police apologise to victims after throwing away untested rape kits
The Fayetteville police force in North Carolina has admitted it threw away more than 300 rape kits.
# Bombogenesis
Four killed, flights cancelled and schools closed as 'bomb cyclone' batters the US
Nearly 75% of flights departing Boston and New Jersey’s Newark airports were cancelled.
# dear sisters
Top Hollywood women launch anti-harassment initiative following Weinstein scandal
Over 300 influential women have signed it.
# It's sort of Erie
A white Christmas: Record-breaking 60 inches of snowfall has completely buried this US town
58 inches of snow fell between Christmas Day to Stephen’s Day in the US town of Erie.
# tax reform
US President Donald Trump signs $1.5 trillion tax overhaul into law
He also signed short-term funding bill into law that that will keep the federal government running until 19 January.
# roy moore
'We need his vote': Trump backs Republican accused of preying on teenagers
US Senate hopeful Roy Moore is accused of sexually inappropriate conduct with a string of teenage girls.
# Tampa
Suspected serial killer arrested after bringing murder weapon to his job at McDonald's
Howell Emanuel Donaldson is charged with four murders which spanned 51 days.
# Navajo
Donald Trump calls senator 'Pocahontas' at event honouring Native Americans
Sarah Huckabee Sanders said a racial slur “was certainly not the president’s intent”.
# in the name of peace
'The Irish conflict's Martin Luther King': John Hume's journey to America
The topic is explored in a new documentary and book.
# Father Solanus Casey
60,000 attend mass in Detroit clearing the way for sainthood of Irish-American priest
Bernard Francis Casey was born in Wisconsin in 1870, the sixth of 16 children born to Irish immigrants.
# Red Carpet
Trump says that 'twisted' North Korea won't subject the world to 'nuclear blackmail'
Trump said the red carpet rolled out for him in Asia showed that “America is back”.
# Off to Jail
Former US congressman Weiner starts prison sentence for sexting 15-year-old girl
Weiner was sentenced in September by a judge who said the crime resulted from a “very strong compulsion”.
# International Agreement
35 US-born children adopted by Irish families
The adoptions have taken place in the last four years.
# New York Attack
Five killed in New York terror attack were Argentine friends celebrating a school reunion
The Argentine victims were from the city of Rosario.
# Utah
Nurse arrested after refusing to draw blood from unconscious patient settles case for $500,000
Wubbels plans to use part of the money to fund legal help for others trying to get similar body-camera video.
# Explainer
What is going on in America with Trump's advisors, Russia and a special prosecutor?
And is it important?
# Botsmasters
126 million Americans may have seen posts linked to Russian operation during US election
Moscow has denied any attempt to manipulate the US election.
# Tension
US Defense Secretary warns North Korea of 'massive military response'
Pyongyang in recent months has sparked global alarm by conducting a sixth nuclear test and test-launching missiles capable of reaching the US mainland.
US release trove of secret files on JFK assassination - but 300 are delayed on national security grounds
Kennedy scholars have said the documents were unlikely to contain any bombshell revelations.
# gun law
Three million adult Americans carry a loaded gun on a daily basis
New research reviewed the behaviour of 1,444 gun owners in the US.
# Las Vegas
Disappearance of Las Vegas shooting security guard raises questions
Jesus Campos “wants to tell his story at a time and place of his choosing.”
# Second Amendment
'We're a country that idealises its founding': America's complicated relationship with the gun
That intimate connection with firearms is under renewed scrutiny after the worst mass shooting in recent US history.
# Secretary of State
Tillerson denies he considered resigning from Trump cabinet but doesn't say whether he called him 'a moron'
“I serve at the appointment of the president and I am here for as long as the president feels I can be useful to achieving his objectives.”
# 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.
# Ooo-rah
A woman has passed US Marine infantry training for the first time
Three dozen female Marine Corps officers had previously signed up for the infantry training program but failed to finish.
# tensions
North Korea says Trump has declared war as it vows to shoot down US planes
“He declared a war on our country.”
# US politics
Former US congressman Anthony Weiner sentenced to 21 months in sexting case
Weiner, weeping as he read from a written statement on a page he held in front of him, called his crime his “rock bottom”.
# threats threats and more threats
As US warplanes fly off North Korea, Trump says the country's leaders 'won't be around much longer'
The war of words between the two powers shows no sign of abating.
# racial attack
'Cold, calculated, planned': US man could face death penalty after murdering two black people
Kenneth James Gleason, from Louisiana, killed two black men last week.
# travel ban upheld
US Supreme Court upholds Trump's refugee restrictions in travel ban case
The order was not the court’s last word on the travel policy that President Donald Trump first rolled out in January.
# Bit American
'Soft, under-performing, tattooed millionaires': Lalas takes names in scathing rant at US national team
Lalas implied Christian Pulisic ‘didn’t warrant a mention’ while naming and shaming USMNT players and management.
'It is a worry': Tourism Ireland concerned about the fall-off in tourists visiting Ireland in July
While there has been a 3.8% boost in overall overseas visitors this year, there was a decline in tourist numbers last month.
# Addiction
Scientists are using painkiller-addicted fish to develop new treatments for addicts
Researchers found the fish were willing to work harder and even enter risky conditions in order to get their fix.
# major dick dowling
Call for Tuam Town Hall to remove memorial to Irish Confederate major
Shaun Cunniffe said that the plaque should be removed to a museum so that people can discuss the issues around it.
# Heritage or Hate?
The icons of Confederacy at the heart of America's debate
There are more than 1,500 symbols of the Confederacy on public land, mostly in the South.
# extremism
A new generation of white nationalist groups flourish under Trump
Analysts say theses groups may have members in the tens of thousands and tacit supporters in the hundreds of thousands.
# heather heyer
Thousands hold vigil for Charlottesville victim as Trump pays tribute to 'truly special young woman'
Those in attendance at the vigil sang several spirituals and observed a moment of silence.
# Charlottesville
Trump condemns hate on 'many sides' after woman killed by car at anti-Nazi protest
Two police officers died after a helicopter crashed.