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# America

All time
# Sabre rattling
Trump says that a military plan to deal with North Korea is 'locked and loaded'
He called on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to “find another path”.
# blockbusters
US politicians are being accused of violating free speech - by blocking people on social media
Politicians at all levels increasingly embrace social media to discuss government business.
# getaway
Donald Trump 'working hard' at his New Jersey country club
He said that he’s there because of renovation at the White House.
# Come to the table
US tells North Korea: 'Stop missile tests if you want to talk'
The UN Security Council on Saturday unanimously approved a US-drafted sanctions package over the weekend.
# warning signs
Women with history of gum disease at higher risk of cancer, study says
Women who have a history of gum disease face a higher risk of several types of cancer, particularly tumours in the oesophagus and breasts.
# ireland v usa
12 differences between Irish secondary schools and American high schools
There’s no Chad Michael Murray on your school’s GAA team.
# America
Small decline in MMR vaccinations could have a serious effect
A 5% drop in measles, mumps and rubella vaccinations caused a threefold increase in annual measles cases, a new study found.
# radical change
The US is proposing new laws to lower nicotine in cigarettes to non-addictive levels
“A renewed focus on nicotine can help us to achieve a world where cigarettes no longer addict future generations of our kids,” the FDA said.
# Inspirational
Kerry woman (107) who emigrated to America finally fulfills dream of receiving high school diploma
Hanna Lovett was born in a small town in Kerry in 1910. She moved to the US when she was 12.
# Tru Love
'Why can't he be our President?' - Rolling Stone is crushing on Justin Trudeau
Trudeau is quoted as saying he disagrees with Trump “on a whole bunch” of issues.
# North Carolina
Jason Corbett had head injuries 'similar to a car crash or fall from great height'
The trial was briefly delayed as one juror became ill while viewing photos of Jason’s injuries.
# healthcare vote
McCain: 'We are not the president's subordinates. We are his equal'
John McCain received a standing ovation from his colleagues as he entered the chamber.
# Can't Stump The Trump
Trump criticises Obama, threatens cabinet member and says America needs 'loyalty' - in speech to 24,000 Boy Scouts
He’s also had a go at his own attorney general.
# Florida
No legal duty for laughing teens to rescue a drowning disabled man, says judge
“Never in my life would I have ever thought we would need a law to make this happen,” the local mayor said.
# Washington
Former US presidential candidate John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer
McCain has been one of the more moderate Republican voices in Washington DC during the first six months of Donald Trump’s presidency.
# namely: debt
12 differences between going to college in Ireland and going to college in America
Fraternity houses would not work here at all.
J1 summer: 'I could be making more of my privilege, but I'm having an incredible time'
Is it wrong that I’m loving it, this hedonistic holiday lifestyle, writes Donal MacNamee.
# America
27 foods Americans eat that we would never touch
Does anyone even know what a Sloppy Joe is?
# immigration offences
Irishman back in Ireland after being deported from Boston
John Cunningham was arrested for living illegally in the US last month.
# Donal Logue
Canadian-Irish Gotham star appeals for help in finding missing daughter
Jade Logue was last seen in Brooklyn on 26 June.
# Life's a beach
Chris Christie says he didn't get any sun while using beach he shut down to public because 'he was wearing a hat'
Christie defended his use of the beach, saying he had previously announced his vacation plans and the media had simply “caught a politician keeping his word.”
# Unwelcome to America
White House says travel ban will prevent 'acts of bloodshed and violence'
The 90-day ban on visitors from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, and a 120-day ban on refugees has come into force.
# Arkansas
Man arrested for breaking the Ten Commandments - with his car
Reed apparently live-streamed video of himself charging his vehicle at the granite stele.
America says North Korea has tested an engine that could be fitted to a ballistic missile
President Donald Trump has made halting the North Korean nuclear threat his number one foreign policy priority.
# Handel With Care
Donald Trump gets a major boost in an election seen as a referendum on him
Over $50 million was spent on the race.
# Raising the steaks
Irish beef sellers can tell Americans that it is grass-fed, traceable and free of hormones
The USDA has handed its seal of approval to the Bord Bia plan to market Irish beef in America.
# trumpcare
Democrats slow down Senate over 'secret' Trumpcare bill
Senate Republicans have insisted they will craft their own bill, but few details have emerged.
Trump cancels Obama policy that allowed illegal immigrant parents stay in America
The policy aimed to keep families together.
# flint
Head of Michigan health department charged with manslaughter over a city's lead-contaminated water
Nick Lyon is accused of failing to alert the public about an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in the Flint area.
# boots on the ground
Thousands of US troops could be headed for Afghanistan after Trump decision
Under Barack Obama, troop levels in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria were closely managed by the White House.
# No Tapes
Secret Service says it has no tapes of Trump's Comey conversations
Sean Spicer said an announcement would come “when the president is ready to make it.”
# marawi
US special forces move in to help Philippines rid city of Islamic State
Philippine troops are struggling to defeat hundreds of fighters, who rampaged through Marawi.
# russian hacks
Explainer: Who is Reality Winner, and why has she been charged with leaking US secrets?
The 25-year-old Air Force veteran has been charged with leaking information related to alleged Russian hacks.
# climate deal
Trump pulls US out of climate deal: 'We'll see if we can make a deal that's fair but if we can't, that's fine'
The White House has told allies the 2015 deal was signed by President Barack Obama out of “desperation.”
# Plead the fifth
Trump's former security advisor to stay silent on his links to Russia
Michael Flynn was fired within weeks.
# Guilty
Former congressman Anthony Weiner pleads guilty to sexting 15-year-old
She also accused him of asking her to undress on camera.
# american grime story
From 'Lock her up' to 'You're Fired': The incredible timeline of Trump, Comey, Clinton and Russia
US President Donald Trump yesterday fired FBI Director James Comey.
# tensions
North Korea arrests another American for committing 'hostile acts'
“A relevant institution is now conducting detailed investigation into his crimes.”
# duct tales
US students caught red-handed after crawling through air duct to steal exam paper
The pair face police charges, and expulsion from the University of Kentucky.
# Nice Try
North Korea says it foiled a CIA attempt to assassinate Kim Jong-Un
It is claimed a man named Kim was being coerced into killing the North Korean leader using a biochemical weapon.