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# united-states - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

US presidential pardons: How do they work and who has been pardoned in the past?
# Donald Trump
# Donald Trump

US presidential pardons: How do they work and who has been pardoned in the past?

Wed 12:39 PM 23,779 Views 13 Comments

Trump commuted or pardoned the sentences of nearly 150 people in the past day.

Retreat, regroup, re-emerge - What's next for Donald J. Trump?
# United States
# United States

Retreat, regroup, re-emerge - What's next for Donald J. Trump?

Wed 6:00 AM 16,472 Views 17 Comments

Trump will become the first President since Andrew Johnson in 1869 to skip his successor’s ceremonial swearing-in.

# united-states - Tuesday 19 January, 2021

Biden team says US will not lift travel bans, despite Trump statement
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

Biden team says US will not lift travel bans, despite Trump statement

Tue 7:31 AM 28,026 Views 12 Comments

Trump said he would lift the travel ban on parts of Europe and Brazil.

# united-states - Friday 15 January, 2021

US Ambassador to Ireland to step down from role next week
# United States
# United States

US Ambassador to Ireland to step down from role next week

Jan 15th 2021, 1:42 PM 25,004 Views 10 Comments

Edward F Crawford took up the position in 2019.

New York bus left hanging over bridge after crash
# Bronx
# Bronx

New York bus left hanging over bridge after crash

Jan 15th 2021, 7:41 AM 57,017 Views 29 Comments

The deputy police chief said eight people were treated for injuries after the accident.

# united-states - Thursday 14 January, 2021

Australia plans to kill pigeon that crossed Pacific from the US
# Birds
# Birds

Australia plans to kill pigeon that crossed Pacific from the US

Jan 14th 2021, 8:55 AM 115,600 Views 83 Comments

The pigeon arrived at the garden of Kevin Celli-Bird, who says he has no interest in birds “apart from my last name”.

Donald Trump has been impeached twice - what happens now?
# US Politics
# US Politics

Donald Trump has been impeached twice - what happens now?

Jan 14th 2021, 7:38 AM 36,686 Views 39 Comments

The US president was impeached by the House of Representatives last night.

# united-states - Tuesday 12 January, 2021

Stay granted to inmate set to be first woman executed by US in decades
# Indiana
# Indiana

Stay granted to inmate set to be first woman executed by US in decades

Jan 12th 2021, 7:44 AM 27,936 Views 28 Comments

Lisa Montgomery killed a pregnant woman in order to steal her foetus in 2004.

# united-states - Friday 8 January, 2021

US police officer dies following clash with pro-Trump mob
# Capitol Chaos
# Capitol Chaos

US police officer dies following clash with pro-Trump mob

Jan 8th 2021, 7:20 AM 36,155 Views 47 Comments

Protesters stormed the US Capitol on Wednesday.

# united-states - Thursday 7 January, 2021

'I can't stay': US envoy to Northern Ireland resigns after pro-Trump rioters storm Capitol Hill
# Riots
# Riots

'I can't stay': US envoy to Northern Ireland resigns after pro-Trump rioters storm Capitol Hill

Updated Jan 7th 2021, 1:12 PM 151,695 Views 67 Comments

The deputy national security adviser and the first lady’s chief of staff have also resigned.

Four fatalities: One person shot by police, three deaths from medical emergencies amid Capitol chaos
# US Capitol
# US Capitol

Four fatalities: One person shot by police, three deaths from medical emergencies amid Capitol chaos

Jan 7th 2021, 7:24 AM 53,304 Views 72 Comments

The Washington police chief did not link the deaths from medical emergencies to the violence.

# united-states - Wednesday 6 January, 2021

Woman dies after being shot as Trump supporters storm US Capitol building
# Washington DC
# Washington DC

Woman dies after being shot as Trump supporters storm US Capitol building

Updated Jan 6th 2021, 11:20 PM 135,453 Views 159 Comments

Police said the victim was a white female shot in the shoulder, according to local reports.

‘Huge disappointment’ as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange refused bail
# Extradition
# Extradition

‘Huge disappointment’ as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange refused bail

Jan 6th 2021, 12:58 PM 10,346 Views 0 Comments

Assange’s partner Stella Moris said she had hoped to be reunited with him after it was ruled he should not be extradited.

Pence under growing pressure from Trump to act against Congress confirming Biden's election win
# US Politics
# US Politics

Pence under growing pressure from Trump to act against Congress confirming Biden's election win

Jan 6th 2021, 9:44 AM 33,392 Views 49 Comments

Congress is today set to certify Biden’s presidential win.

# united-states - Tuesday 5 January, 2021

Proud Boys leader arrested over burning of church banner ahead of Washington protests
# Washington
# Washington

Proud Boys leader arrested over burning of church banner ahead of Washington protests

Jan 5th 2021, 8:50 AM 50,845 Views 74 Comments

Henry ‘Enrique’ Tarrio was taken into custody after a warrant was issued for his arrest for destruction of property, police said.

# united-states - Saturday 2 January, 2021

'A resounding rebuke': US Congress votes overwhelmingly in favour of overriding Trump veto
# Defence Bill
# Defence Bill

'A resounding rebuke': US Congress votes overwhelmingly in favour of overriding Trump veto

Jan 2nd 2021, 9:25 AM 44,951 Views 32 Comments

The US President called the move ‘pathetic’.

# united-states - Thursday 31 December, 2020

US expects to approve Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine in April
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

US expects to approve Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine in April

Dec 31st 2020, 7:30 PM 21,026 Views 35 Comments

The vaccine was approved for use in the UK yesterday.

# united-states - Wednesday 30 December, 2020

US Congressman-elect dies of Covid-19 aged 41
# United States
# United States

US Congressman-elect dies of Covid-19 aged 41

Dec 30th 2020, 12:26 PM 46,662 Views 46 Comments

Republican Luke Letlow announced earlier this month that he had tested positive for Covid-19.

US detects first case of UK coronavirus variant in Colorado
# Strain
# Strain

US detects first case of UK coronavirus variant in Colorado

Dec 30th 2020, 7:32 AM 9,767 Views 8 Comments

The case was confirmed in a man in his 20s who had no close contacts.

# united-states - Tuesday 29 December, 2020

Ohio police officer fired over fatal shooting of black man
# US Police
# US Police

Ohio police officer fired over fatal shooting of black man

Dec 29th 2020, 8:43 AM 19,418 Views 21 Comments

Officer Adam Coy shot Andre Hill and refused to give him first aid for several minutes.

# united-states - Wednesday 23 December, 2020

White House virus expert who was criticised over Thanksgiving trip to retire
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

White House virus expert who was criticised over Thanksgiving trip to retire

Dec 23rd 2020, 12:54 PM 29,992 Views 8 Comments

Dr Deborah Birx travelled to Delaware with family members from two households.

# united-states - Tuesday 22 December, 2020

The Explainer: RTÉ's Brian O'Donovan on reporting in Trump's America - and what 2021 holds for Biden
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: RTÉ's Brian O'Donovan on reporting in Trump's America - and what 2021 holds for Biden

Dec 22nd 2020, 8:00 AM 11,876 Views 19 Comments

We talk to the Washington Correspondent about the past year.

# united-states - Monday 21 December, 2020

US charges Libyan over 1988 Lockerbie bombing
# Pan Am Flight
# Pan Am Flight

US charges Libyan over 1988 Lockerbie bombing

Dec 21st 2020, 4:34 PM 7,054 Views 0 Comments

The charges were announced on the 32nd anniversary of the bombing.

$600 direct payments to most Americans as deal struck on almost $1 trillion in economic relief
# Stimulus
# Stimulus

$600 direct payments to most Americans as deal struck on almost $1 trillion in economic relief

Dec 21st 2020, 8:13 AM 13,979 Views 12 Comments

The final agreement is the largest spending measure yet.

# united-states - Friday 18 December, 2020

US agency warns of ‘grave’ threat from long-undetected hack
# Cybersecurity
# Cybersecurity

US agency warns of ‘grave’ threat from long-undetected hack

Dec 18th 2020, 7:14 AM 16,749 Views 9 Comments

The hack compromised federal agencies and “critical infrastructure” in a sophisticated attack.

# united-states - Tuesday 15 December, 2020

Poll: Do you think Joe Biden's presidency will benefit Ireland?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think Joe Biden's presidency will benefit Ireland?

Dec 15th 2020, 10:04 AM 31,839 Views 68 Comments

The Electoral College confirmed Biden as the US President-elect yesterday.

Biden praises US 'flame of democracy' and criticises Trump after Electoral College win
# US Election
# US Election

Biden praises US 'flame of democracy' and criticises Trump after Electoral College win

Dec 15th 2020, 7:08 AM 35,796 Views 34 Comments

Electors confirmed Biden as the president-elect yesterday.

# united-states - Sunday 13 December, 2020

US country music singer Charley Pride dies aged 86
# Charley Pride
# Charley Pride

US country music singer Charley Pride dies aged 86

Dec 13th 2020, 9:31 AM 26,108 Views 5 Comments

The singer died yesterday of Covid-19 complications.

Four stabbed and one shot after pro-Trump rallies in US
# Donald Trump
# Donald Trump

Four stabbed and one shot after pro-Trump rallies in US

Dec 13th 2020, 8:00 AM 56,300 Views 100 Comments

Some Trump supporters held rallies in the US yesterday.

# united-states - Saturday 12 December, 2020

US to begin rollout of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine as the country's death toll nears 300,000
# Fda Approval
# Fda Approval

US to begin rollout of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine as the country's death toll nears 300,000

Updated Dec 12th 2020, 6:51 PM 18,255 Views 8 Comments

It is the first Covid-19 vaccine approved in the US.

US Supreme Court rejects bid to overturn Joe Biden’s election victory
# Presidency
# Presidency

US Supreme Court rejects bid to overturn Joe Biden’s election victory

Dec 12th 2020, 7:32 AM 66,343 Views 77 Comments

The Electoral College will meet this Monday to formally elect Biden as the next US president.

# united-states - Thursday 10 December, 2020

Facebook anti-trust lawsuits seek to divest Instagram and WhatsApp
# United States
# United States

Facebook anti-trust lawsuits seek to divest Instagram and WhatsApp

Dec 10th 2020, 7:22 AM 13,599 Views 13 Comments

The Federal Trade Commission said Facebook has engaged in a “a systematic strategy” to eliminate its competition

# united-states - Monday 7 December, 2020

Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani tests positive for Covid-19
# United States
# United States

Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani tests positive for Covid-19

Dec 7th 2020, 6:56 AM 26,857 Views 33 Comments

“Get better soon Rudy, we will carry on!!!” Trump tweeted yesterday.

# united-states - Sunday 6 December, 2020

US confirms record high Covid-19 cases for third day in a row
# Surge
# Surge

US confirms record high Covid-19 cases for third day in a row

Dec 6th 2020, 12:41 PM 36,444 Views 53 Comments

The US recorded nearly 230,000 new infections and 2,527 Covid-related deaths yesterday alone.

# united-states - Thursday 3 December, 2020

US tightens travel rules for Chinese Communist Party members

US tightens travel rules for Chinese Communist Party members

Dec 3rd 2020, 7:40 PM 12,325 Views 51 Comments

Previously, some visas were issued that permitted unlimited entries and could remain valid for as long as 10 years.

# united-states - Tuesday 1 December, 2020

No widespread voter fraud found in US presidential election, William Barr says
# United States
# United States

No widespread voter fraud found in US presidential election, William Barr says

Dec 1st 2020, 10:02 PM 35,666 Views 64 Comments

Shortly after Barr’s statement was published, Trump tweeted out more baseless claims of voter fraud.

# united-states - Monday 30 November, 2020

Arizona certifies Biden’s election victory over Trump
# United States
# United States

Arizona certifies Biden’s election victory over Trump

Nov 30th 2020, 9:13 PM 26,570 Views 36 Comments

He is just the second Democrat in 70 years to win the state.

# united-states - Wednesday 25 November, 2020

'Are they bouncing satellites off it?': Metal monolith discovered in Utah sparks mystery
# Utah
# Utah

'Are they bouncing satellites off it?': Metal monolith discovered in Utah sparks mystery

Nov 25th 2020, 5:15 PM 41,447 Views 29 Comments

The object was discovered by local officials who were counting sheep from a helicopter.

# united-states - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

Biden says his team will show the US is back on the world stage
# National Security
# National Security

Biden says his team will show the US is back on the world stage

Nov 24th 2020, 9:30 PM 17,709 Views 56 Comments

Joe Biden said that his team would ’embody my core beliefs that America is strongest when it works with its allies’.

# united-states - Friday 20 November, 2020

Joe Biden wins Georgia after hand recount affirms lead
# US Election 2020
# US Election 2020

Joe Biden wins Georgia after hand recount affirms lead

Nov 20th 2020, 6:59 AM 33,828 Views 31 Comments

No individual county showed a variation in margin larger than 0.73%.

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