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# america - Friday 5 May, 2017

US students caught red-handed after crawling through air duct to steal exam paper
# Duct Tales
# Duct Tales

US students caught red-handed after crawling through air duct to steal exam paper

May 5th 2017, 9:11 PM 29,469 Views 31 Comments

The pair face police charges, and expulsion from the University of Kentucky.

North Korea says it foiled a CIA attempt to assassinate Kim Jong-Un
# Nice Try
# Nice Try

North Korea says it foiled a CIA attempt to assassinate Kim Jong-Un

May 5th 2017, 3:10 PM 15,026 Views 33 Comments

It is claimed a man named Kim was being coerced into killing the North Korean leader using a biochemical weapon.

# america - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

Trump's wall put off until later this year as US politicians pass $1.1 trillion spending plan
# Shutdown Showdown
# Shutdown Showdown

Trump's wall put off until later this year as US politicians pass $1.1 trillion spending plan

May 3rd 2017, 10:21 PM 13,137 Views 37 Comments

The 309-118 vote sends the bill to the Senate in time for them to act to avert a government shutdown.

# america - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

Hillary Clinton believes misogyny, Russian interference and the FBI cost her the White House
# Pointing Fingers
# Pointing Fingers

Hillary Clinton believes misogyny, Russian interference and the FBI cost her the White House

May 2nd 2017, 9:34 PM 18,279 Views 109 Comments

“I’m now back to being an active citizen,” she said.

Family of American woman who died in Limerick house fire flying from US to identify her body
# RIP
# RIP

Family of American woman who died in Limerick house fire flying from US to identify her body

May 2nd 2017, 12:37 PM 20,788 Views 5 Comments

The woman has lived in Ireland for several years, and attended University of Limerick.

# america - Monday 1 May, 2017

'Ok, it’s enough': Trump cuts short interview when pushed over Obama wiretap claim
# Trump
# Trump

'Ok, it’s enough': Trump cuts short interview when pushed over Obama wiretap claim

May 1st 2017, 5:34 PM 54,787 Views 92 Comments

Trump didn’t respond well to the interviewer’s line of questioning.

No money for the border wall after last-minute spending deal agreed in US
# Sad
# Sad

No money for the border wall after last-minute spending deal agreed in US

May 1st 2017, 8:36 AM 20,015 Views 23 Comments

It looks like Trump’s plans to build the Mexican border wall will be shelved for the moment.

# america - Thursday 27 April, 2017

Trump agrees to re-negotiate 'disastrous' NAFTA trade deal
# Nafta
# Nafta

Trump agrees to re-negotiate 'disastrous' NAFTA trade deal

Apr 27th 2017, 10:20 AM 9,852 Views 39 Comments

The announcement came after reports in US media that Trump was considering giving formal notice of pulling the United States out.

# america - Sunday 23 April, 2017

New York trials birth control for rats to tackle massive rodent population
# Rat Race
# Rat Race

New York trials birth control for rats to tackle massive rodent population

Apr 23rd 2017, 7:45 AM 15,840 Views 25 Comments

Officials are now preparing to launch a trial of a liquid bait which will make the rats infertile.

# america - Thursday 20 April, 2017

Another death row inmate's life spared in Arkansas
# Life On The Line
# Life On The Line

Another death row inmate's life spared in Arkansas

Apr 20th 2017, 7:07 AM 9,402 Views 5 Comments

Actor Johnny Depp has been one of thousands of protesters to demonstrate against capital punishment.

# america - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

Trump's 'very powerful armada' headed to Australia, not North Korea
# Heading South
# Heading South

Trump's 'very powerful armada' headed to Australia, not North Korea

Apr 19th 2017, 2:11 PM 27,360 Views 72 Comments

It is a sign Trump is letting China control North Korea.

America will respond to any North Korean attack with 'overwhelming and effective' force
# Northern Tensions
# Northern Tensions

America will respond to any North Korean attack with 'overwhelming and effective' force

Apr 19th 2017, 7:02 AM 15,700 Views 62 Comments

Aboard the USS Ronald Reagan, Mike Pence told troops he was there as “storm clouds gather on the horizon” of Northeast Asia.

# america - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

North Korea threatens weekly missile tests as Trump says they 'gotta behave'
# Neighbours To The North
# Neighbours To The North

North Korea threatens weekly missile tests as Trump says they 'gotta behave'

Apr 18th 2017, 6:53 AM 8,911 Views 22 Comments

North Korea could react to a potential US strike by targeting South Korea or Japan.

# america - Monday 17 April, 2017

25 things Irish people just do not understand about America
# What In Tarnation
From The Daily Edge
# What In Tarnation

25 things Irish people just do not understand about America

Apr 17th 2017, 10:00 PM 31,105 Views 8 Comments

Contains the world’s most painfully embarrassing promprosal.

# america - Thursday 13 April, 2017

America's first female Muslim judge found dead on New York riverbank
# Pioneer
# Pioneer

America's first female Muslim judge found dead on New York riverbank

Apr 13th 2017, 9:32 AM 58,282 Views 71 Comments

Sheila Abdus-Salaam was also the first black woman to be appointed to New York’s highest court.

Trump says US-Russian relations may be 'at an all time low'
# Moscow-ld Shoulder
# Moscow-ld Shoulder

Trump says US-Russian relations may be 'at an all time low'

Apr 13th 2017, 6:58 AM 7,982 Views 35 Comments

The countries had engaged in a decades-long Cold War.

# america - Sunday 9 April, 2017

US moves Navy strike group in show of force against North Korea
# Tensions
# Tensions

US moves Navy strike group in show of force against North Korea

Apr 9th 2017, 7:40 AM 18,781 Views 35 Comments

The move will raise tensions in the region and comes hard on the heels of a US missile strike on Syria.

# america - Saturday 8 April, 2017

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson cancels Russia trip after US bombs Syria
# Airstrikes
# Airstrikes

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson cancels Russia trip after US bombs Syria

Apr 8th 2017, 4:00 PM 25,456 Views 93 Comments

“The United States will no longer wait for Assad to use chemical weapons without any consequences.”

US-led air strike near ISIS-held city kills 15 civilians in Syria
# Raqa
# Raqa

US-led air strike near ISIS-held city kills 15 civilians in Syria

Apr 8th 2017, 1:54 PM 13,910 Views 48 Comments

More than 320,000 people have been killed in Syria since the conflict began with anti-government demonstrations in March 2011.

# america - Friday 7 April, 2017

First US targeted missile strike on Assad regime kills six Syrian soldiers
# Syria
# Syria

First US targeted missile strike on Assad regime kills six Syrian soldiers

Apr 7th 2017, 9:55 AM 39,580 Views 220 Comments

Trump confirmed the first American targeted strike against Assad’s regime.

# america - Thursday 6 April, 2017

For the first time, a country will sell recreational marijuana in its pharmacies
# Uruguay
# Uruguay

For the first time, a country will sell recreational marijuana in its pharmacies

Apr 6th 2017, 10:58 PM 14,890 Views 55 Comments

Uruguay will become the first nation to make the step later this year.

Head of probe into Trump's ties to Russia steps aside due to ethics complaints
# Devin Nunes
# Devin Nunes

Head of probe into Trump's ties to Russia steps aside due to ethics complaints

Apr 6th 2017, 3:00 PM 12,080 Views 31 Comments

Republican Devin Nunes stepped aside temporarily today.

# america - Monday 3 April, 2017

Hollywood star Doris Day finds out she's 95 on her 93rd birthday
# Whatever Will Be Will Be
# Whatever Will Be Will Be

Hollywood star Doris Day finds out she's 95 on her 93rd birthday

Apr 3rd 2017, 9:11 AM 47,148 Views 24 Comments

There are a couple of theories about how the error occurred.

# america - Sunday 2 April, 2017

'The sky hasn't fallen': The cannabis business is in great shape in Trump's America
# Strong And Potent
# Strong And Potent

'The sky hasn't fallen': The cannabis business is in great shape in Trump's America

Apr 2nd 2017, 7:45 AM 11,684 Views 28 Comments

The federal government still classifies marijuana as an illegal drug, but business in booming in states where it’s legal.

# america - Friday 31 March, 2017

Donald Trump's visits to his resort are costing Florida millions
# Mar-a-lago
# Mar-a-lago

Donald Trump's visits to his resort are costing Florida millions

Mar 31st 2017, 7:20 AM 22,873 Views 35 Comments

If Trump continues to visit Mar-a-Lago, the county will need funds to defend against cyber attacks and terrorism.

# america - Friday 24 March, 2017

Trump forced to withdraw Obamacare replacement in major political defeat
# You Don't Have The Votes
# You Don't Have The Votes

Trump forced to withdraw Obamacare replacement in major political defeat

Mar 24th 2017, 8:21 PM 49,056 Views 119 Comments

House Republicans indicated the vote would lose.

# america - Thursday 23 March, 2017

Trump's pick for top judge has set US politicians on a collision course
# The Supremes
# The Supremes

Trump's pick for top judge has set US politicians on a collision course

Mar 23rd 2017, 9:19 PM 22,236 Views 11 Comments

A Supreme Court seat has been open for more than 13 months, since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

# america - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

He called it 'obsolete', but Trump says he will reaffirm US commitment to Nato
# You're Gonna Love It
# You're Gonna Love It

He called it 'obsolete', but Trump says he will reaffirm US commitment to Nato

Mar 22nd 2017, 7:23 AM 8,629 Views 24 Comments

The White House confirmed Trump will attend a Nato meeting in May.

# america - Sunday 12 March, 2017

Trainee doctors in the US can work 24-hour shifts under new rules
# Freedom To Work
# Freedom To Work

Trainee doctors in the US can work 24-hour shifts under new rules

Mar 12th 2017, 7:10 AM 12,098 Views 17 Comments

Groups representing medical students, interns and residents oppose the loosening of work-shift caps.

# america - Thursday 9 March, 2017

Assange accuses CIA of 'devastating incompetence' and warns he has a lot more info to leak
# Who's Watching You
# Who's Watching You

Assange accuses CIA of 'devastating incompetence' and warns he has a lot more info to leak

Mar 9th 2017, 10:35 PM 22,581 Views 83 Comments

US officials told CNN that a federal criminal investigation was being opened into the leak.

# america - Monday 6 March, 2017

Donald Trump has brought in a new travel ban targeting people from six countries
# Executive Order
# Executive Order

Donald Trump has brought in a new travel ban targeting people from six countries

Mar 6th 2017, 5:02 PM 25,117 Views 61 Comments

The new ban applies to six of the seven countries which were included in the initial travel ban.

# america - Saturday 4 March, 2017

Jewish communities in the US have faced a string of anti-semitic threats so far this year
# Heinous Acts
# Heinous Acts

Jewish communities in the US have faced a string of anti-semitic threats so far this year

Mar 4th 2017, 8:00 AM 8,333 Views 47 Comments

Over 500 headstones were damaged at the weekend at the Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia.

# america - Sunday 26 February, 2017

'He was just enjoying his glass of beer': Family's distress after Indian men shot in 'hate crime'
# Kansas
# Kansas

'He was just enjoying his glass of beer': Family's distress after Indian men shot in 'hate crime'

Feb 26th 2017, 5:09 PM 18,278 Views 39 Comments

India has demanded the “strongest action” from the US government over the incident.

# america - Saturday 25 February, 2017

Man arrested in New York after chainsawing through door and injuring his boss
# Kyle Poore
# Kyle Poore

Man arrested in New York after chainsawing through door and injuring his boss

Feb 25th 2017, 7:20 AM 11,969 Views 9 Comments

Police haven’t said what led to the incident.

# america - Friday 24 February, 2017

Sanders says Trump has 'opened the floodgates' for private prisons to profit
# Making A Profit
# Making A Profit

Sanders says Trump has 'opened the floodgates' for private prisons to profit

Feb 24th 2017, 12:39 PM 14,453 Views 50 Comments

President Trump has promised a crackdown on crime and illegal immigration, meaning more prisons are needed quick.

# america - Thursday 23 February, 2017

20 fires started at Standing Rock as protest camp dismantled
# Dakota Access Pipeline
# Dakota Access Pipeline

20 fires started at Standing Rock as protest camp dismantled

Feb 23rd 2017, 10:06 AM 13,602 Views 56 Comments

“The camps will continue,” one protester said. “Freedom is in our DNA, and we have no choice but to continue the struggle.”

# america - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

Trump appoints his third pick as national security advisor
# HR McMaster
# HR McMaster

Trump appoints his third pick as national security advisor

Feb 21st 2017, 7:17 AM 12,482 Views 23 Comments

McMaster is another name on the long list of Trump advisors who have been plucked from the military.

# america - Sunday 19 February, 2017

Student finds 11-foot snake in his car engine
# Slither-In
# Slither-In

Student finds 11-foot snake in his car engine

Feb 19th 2017, 8:00 AM 16,175 Views 10 Comments

Nope. Nope. Nope.

# america - Saturday 18 February, 2017

At least four reported dead as Pacific storm batters California
# Flash Floods
# Flash Floods

At least four reported dead as Pacific storm batters California

Feb 18th 2017, 4:42 PM 16,730 Views 10 Comments

Tens of thousands of homes are without power, and hundreds of flights have been cancelled due to the storm.

# america - Thursday 16 February, 2017

Two-year-old shot dead in attack streamed live on Facebook
# Chicago
# Chicago

Two-year-old shot dead in attack streamed live on Facebook

Feb 16th 2017, 8:25 AM 21,787 Views 46 Comments

Police said last night that they were still searching for a suspect in the shooting which shocked Chicago.