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# America

All time
# you can't stop me
A law that aimed to prevent mentally ill people from buying guns has been overturned in the US
On the campaign trail, Trump had heavily campaigned on the constitutional right to bear arms.
# days without end
'It was such a shock, I no longer feel 61 but 22 again': Barry's delight at scooping major book award
Barry won the Costa Book of the Year award for Days Without End last night.
17 things that just scream 'MURICA'
USA! USA! USA!
# don't mention the wall
Trump and Nieto aren't going to talk about the border wall anymore
…At least not publicly.
# United States
Trump to Theresa: 'A free and independent Britain is a blessing to the world'
Trump had accepted an invitation to make a state visit to Britain later this year.
# Day One Donald
Here are the policy decisions Donald Trump made yesterday
Trump was busy yesterday.
# getting to work
Here are the policy decisions Donald Trump made over the weekend
Trump has promised a lot in his first 100 days.
# befuddled
Trump's chief advisor Kellyanne Conway defends crowd claims as 'alternative facts'
The presenter replied that ‘alternative facts’ were not facts: “they’re falsehoods”.
# where's the president?
While Americans have been marching against him - where has Trump been?
Hundreds of thousands of Americans have turned up to march against their new president.
# Twister
Mississippi tornado kills 4 and flattens homes overnight
Authorities have said that local firefighters and police are going door-to-door to try to rescue victims.
# back on track
Irish star ends extended break from athletics following disastrous injury run
Ciarán Ó Lionáird is taking a different approach to running these days.
# be grand
'The only thing that’s the end of the world is the end of the world' - Obama bows out
Overall, the outgoing President said, he believes America will be ok.
# Guantánamo Bay
Final acts as President: Obama moves 10 prisoners from Guantanamo to Oman
The nationality of the ten inmates are unconfirmed.
# Across the water
'Sold to the highest bidder' - how Ireland's institutions allowed Americans to adopt Irish children in the 1950s
On average 10 Irish children (the vast majority born outside of marriage) per month were adopted by American citizens in the early-to-mid 1950s.
# Hacked off
US claims Russia tried to hack one of its domestic electricity grids
The attack, on the electrical network of northeastern state Vermont, is not believed to have upset supply.
# Putin's pal
'Great move, Vladimir': Trump praises Russian President for reaction to US sanctions
“I always knew he was very smart,” Trump tweeted.
# come on over
Putin won't expel US diplomats, invites them to party in the Kremlin instead
Putin says he’ll plan his next steps “based on the policies pursued by the administration of President Donald Trump”.
# Your Say
Poll: Would you welcome Trump if he visited Ireland in 2017?
Trump has divided opinion during his presidential campaign – and that hasn’t changed since he won the election.
# America
There were 27 shootings in Chicago over the Christmas weekend
12 of the gang-related shootings were deadly.
# Guns in schools
A Colorado school district will allow teachers carry guns
The latest Colorado vote came on the fourth anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre.
# Hacked off
US news network claims Putin directly involved in Hillary Clinton hack
Intelligence officials are said to have a “high level of confidence”, according to NBC.
# Rick Perry
The man who forgot the US Energy Department existed will be the head of it
Trump’s choice has close ties to the Texas oil industry and has corporate roles in two petroleum companies.
# Murder
Man pleads guilty to helping his cousin plan notorious Bali murder of girlfriend's mother
Sheila von Weise was beaten to death with a fruit bowl during a vacation in 2014.
# Red Scare
Trump says CIA finding Russia helped him win election is 'just another excuse'
Trump dismissed the reports as an attempt by Democrats to excuse their election loss.
# Donald Trump
'Putting an arsonist in charge of fighting fires' - Trump picks fossil fuel advocate for top environment job
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has spent much of his political career battling the EPA.
# Roman Polanski
Oscar-winning director won't be sent to the US to face sentence for statutory rape
Roman Polanski is still wanted in the United States for sentencing over the 1977 statutory rape of Samantha Gailey.
# Oakland
Death toll from California party fire could reach 40
Between 50 and 100 people were believed to have been at the party when the fire started.
# Diplomatic Relations
'Terrific guy, fantastic country' - Trump's phone call to Pakistan leader
Trump’s transition team confirmed a call had taken place between the two men.
# New York
Opportunist thief steals pot of gold worth $1.6m from back of truck
The man stole the gold in broad daylight in Midtown Manhattan.
# Ohio State University
Terrorism 'being considered' as knife attacker at US campus named as Somali-born student
Abdul Razak Ali Artan ploughed his car into a group of people before he got out ans started stabbing others.
# US OF A
'A greater sense of political power': the angry, white alt-right are feeling legitimised after Trump's win
Despite allying themselves closely with Trump policies, the President-elect has taken steps to disavow them in recent weeks.
# Chattanooga
Six primary school students killed in Tennessee bus crash
The driver of the bus has been arrested.
# national crisis
Across the US, more and more cities are passing laws to criminalise being homeless
A new report singled out cities Hawaii, Texas and Washington for their approach to homelessness.
# Jeff Sessions
Man who was denied a judge's seat after racism allegations set to be Trump's attorney general
Trump has tapped Mike Pompeo to be head of the CIA and former military intelligence chief Michael Flynn as national security adviser.
# Philando Castile
Officer who shot man in incident streamed on Facebook charged with manslaughter
Officer Jeronimo Yanez was also charged with two felony counts of intentional discharge of a dangerous weapon.
# Report
Hate crimes against Muslims in the US up by nearly 70%
The number rose to 257 reported incidents last year.
# none for me thanks
Trump won't take a salary as US President, is "fine" with gay marriage
He told protesters to not be afraid of his presidency.
# USA
Quiz: How much do you know about the USA?
Land of the free, home of the trivia.
# Good Fences
Trump says his border wall will be a fence "in certain parts", vows to deport three million
“I’m very good at this, it’s called construction,” he tells CBS.
# Land of opportunity
Here's why controlling immigration in America isn't all that easy
“The Irish had that extra bit of clout because of political and business leaders with Irish connections such as McCain.”