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Tennessee school board bans Holocaust graphic novel Maus
# United States
# United States

Tennessee school board bans Holocaust graphic novel Maus

1 hour ago 6,285 Views 12 Comments

“There is some rough, objectionable language in this book,” said a school board director.

Biden promises to nominate a black woman to the US Supreme Court for first time
# United States
# United States

Biden promises to nominate a black woman to the US Supreme Court for first time

2 hours ago 5,044 Views 22 Comments

The US President said a nomination like this is “long overdue”.

Ukraine welcomes February talks with Russia to defuse crisis
# Ukraine Tensions
# Ukraine Tensions

Ukraine welcomes February talks with Russia to defuse crisis

Updated 12 hours ago 17,757 Views 30 Comments

It comes after Russia said the US was failing to address its main security concerns, but left the door open to further talks.

# united-states - Wednesday 26 January, 2022

US President to get Supreme Court pick as liberal justice Breyer set to retire
# US Court
# US Court

US President to get Supreme Court pick as liberal justice Breyer set to retire

Wed 8:01 PM 17,761 Views 20 Comments

Joe Biden has pledged to name the first black woman to the US’s highest court.

# united-states - Tuesday 25 January, 2022

39 people missing as capsized boat found near Florida
# Coast Guard
# Coast Guard

39 people missing as capsized boat found near Florida

Tue 10:51 PM 31,588 Views 6 Comments

The agency patrols the waters around Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Cuba and the Bahamas.

# united-states - Monday 10 January, 2022

Russian diplomat predicts ‘difficult’ week of talks with US over Ukraine
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Russian diplomat predicts ‘difficult’ week of talks with US over Ukraine

Jan 10th 2022, 7:28 AM 6,420 Views 9 Comments

The two sides are meeting to discuss Nato expansion and the Russian military build-up on the border with Ukraine.

# united-states - Sunday 9 January, 2022

US warns Russia of risk of 'confrontation,' ahead of Ukraine talks
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

US warns Russia of risk of 'confrontation,' ahead of Ukraine talks

Updated Jan 9th 2022, 4:20 PM 23,842 Views 41 Comments

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has insisted that talks will yield no progress so long as Russia has a “gun to Ukraine’s head”.

# united-states - Wednesday 5 January, 2022

Fox News host asked for information about texts to Trump as part of 6 January riot probe
# Sean Hannity
# Sean Hannity

Fox News host asked for information about texts to Trump as part of 6 January riot probe

Jan 5th 2022, 8:26 AM 29,837 Views 55 Comments

Legislators said that they have obtained “dozens of text messages” that Hannity sent to Donald Trump and his entourage before the attack.

# united-states - Tuesday 28 December, 2021

US-Russia talks on security, Ukraine to be held on 10 January in Geneva
# Rising Tensions
# Rising Tensions

US-Russia talks on security, Ukraine to be held on 10 January in Geneva

Dec 28th 2021, 8:48 AM 5,754 Views 15 Comments

It comes after Moscow demanded that NATO deny membership to Ukraine and other former Soviet countries.

# united-states - Tuesday 21 December, 2021

Biden pledges 500 million free rapid Covid tests to counter Omicron
# Testing
# Testing

Biden pledges 500 million free rapid Covid tests to counter Omicron

Dec 21st 2021, 10:00 PM 12,684 Views 43 Comments

People will use a new website to order their tests, which will then be sent by US mail at no charge, the White House said.

Putin warns West of military measures over Ukraine threats
# Russia
# Russia

Putin warns West of military measures over Ukraine threats

Dec 21st 2021, 8:20 PM 24,580 Views 26 Comments

He said Russia “will react toughly to unfriendly steps”, adding that he wanted to underscore that “we have every right to do so”.

New moves to cancel UK Christmas celebrations unlikely despite Omicron surge
# Omicron
# Omicron

New moves to cancel UK Christmas celebrations unlikely despite Omicron surge

Dec 21st 2021, 7:37 AM 18,218 Views 30 Comments

Boris Johnson did not impose new restrictions yesterday, but he said the government will “reserve the possibility” of taking further action.

# united-states - Wednesday 8 December, 2021

Joe Biden warns Putin of 'unprecedented sanctions' if Russia invades Ukraine
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Joe Biden warns Putin of 'unprecedented sanctions' if Russia invades Ukraine

Dec 8th 2021, 6:01 PM 11,026 Views 31 Comments

The US President spoke to his Russian counterpart for two hours by video link yesterday.

# united-states - Tuesday 7 December, 2021

Biden and Putin square off for two-hour call as Ukraine tensions mount
# Rising Tensions
# Rising Tensions

Biden and Putin square off for two-hour call as Ukraine tensions mount

Dec 7th 2021, 10:33 PM 18,447 Views 26 Comments

Putin came into the meeting seeking guarantees from Biden that the Nato military alliance will never expand to include Ukraine.

# united-states - Monday 6 December, 2021

US vows to boost military presence if Russia attacks Ukraine
# Rising Tensions
# Rising Tensions

US vows to boost military presence if Russia attacks Ukraine

Dec 6th 2021, 10:33 PM 18,179 Views 66 Comments

US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin are due to hold talks via video call tomorrow.

US actor Jussie Smollett takes the stand in his own defence
# Chicago
# Chicago

US actor Jussie Smollett takes the stand in his own defence

Dec 6th 2021, 10:00 PM 20,121 Views 0 Comments

Smollett is facing charges accusing him of staging a racist, anti-gay attack on himself and lying to Chicago police about it.

# united-states - Wednesday 1 December, 2021

US Supreme Court appears likely to roll back abortion rights
# Mississippi
# Mississippi

US Supreme Court appears likely to roll back abortion rights

Updated Dec 1st 2021, 10:20 PM 29,159 Views 142 Comments

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside the imposing court in Washington as the nine justices heard two hours of arguments.

# united-states - Wednesday 24 November, 2021

Organisers of far-right rally in Virginia ordered to pay €25m in damages
# Charlottesville
# Charlottesville

Organisers of far-right rally in Virginia ordered to pay €25m in damages

Nov 24th 2021, 7:46 AM 16,167 Views 35 Comments

A civil suit was filed by residents of the city of Charlottesville who were impacted by the August 2017 ‘Unite the Right’ rally.

# united-states - Saturday 20 November, 2021

Body representing Olympic athletes calls for 'quiet diplomacy' around missing Chinese tennis star
# Peng Shuai
# Peng Shuai

Body representing Olympic athletes calls for 'quiet diplomacy' around missing Chinese tennis star

Nov 20th 2021, 5:50 PM 31,978 Views 28 Comments

The statement underlines the softly-softly approach adopted by the IOC ahead of the Beijing Winter Olympics.

# united-states - Thursday 18 November, 2021

Search underway for gunman after fatal shooting of Memphis rapper Young Dolph
# Tennessee
# Tennessee

Search underway for gunman after fatal shooting of Memphis rapper Young Dolph

Nov 18th 2021, 7:40 AM 17,711 Views 15 Comments

The rapper had survived a number of previous shootings.

# united-states - Tuesday 26 October, 2021

Two dead, four injured in Idaho shopping mall shooting
# United States
# United States

Two dead, four injured in Idaho shopping mall shooting

Oct 26th 2021, 6:52 AM 15,875 Views 6 Comments

Police said the suspect is in critical condition at a hospital.

# united-states - Friday 15 October, 2021

Robert Durst sentenced to life for murder of best friend
# Robert Durst
# Robert Durst

Robert Durst sentenced to life for murder of best friend

Oct 15th 2021, 7:10 AM 28,731 Views 6 Comments

Ms Berman provided a fake alibi for Durst when Kathie Durst vanished, prosecutors said.

# united-states - Wednesday 13 October, 2021

US Congress averts default with stop-gap debt limit hike
# Crisis Averted
# Crisis Averted

US Congress averts default with stop-gap debt limit hike

Oct 13th 2021, 7:53 AM 6,131 Views 6 Comments

Democratic leaders had spent weeks underlining the havoc that a default would have wrought.

# united-states - Tuesday 12 October, 2021

Texas governor Greg Abbott bans all vaccine mandates
# Greg Abbott
# Greg Abbott

Texas governor Greg Abbott bans all vaccine mandates

Oct 12th 2021, 7:50 AM 30,914 Views 54 Comments

Democratic President Joe Biden last month announced the government would demand vaccines for federal workers.

# united-states - Monday 11 October, 2021

Taliban says US will provide humanitarian aid to Afghanistan
# Talks
# Talks

Taliban says US will provide humanitarian aid to Afghanistan

Oct 11th 2021, 8:15 AM 12,004 Views 7 Comments

The American government says this will not amount to recognition of Afghanistan’s new rulers.

US navy engineer charged with trying to pass secrets about nuclear-powered subs
# Espionage
# Espionage

US navy engineer charged with trying to pass secrets about nuclear-powered subs

Oct 11th 2021, 7:22 AM 15,467 Views 15 Comments

Jonathan Toebbe was arrested in West Virginia together with his 45-year-old wife Diana.

# united-states - Saturday 9 October, 2021

Taliban ‘will not work with US to contain Islamic State’
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Taliban ‘will not work with US to contain Islamic State’

Oct 9th 2021, 2:20 PM 29,560 Views 17 Comments

The US delegation will meet this weekend in the Qatari capital Doha.

Prosecutor seeking to indict Robert Durst over ex-wife’s death
# Kathie Durst
# Kathie Durst

Prosecutor seeking to indict Robert Durst over ex-wife’s death

Oct 9th 2021, 1:26 PM 20,330 Views 3 Comments

Kathie Durst disappeared in 1982.

Strictest abortion law in the US reinstated following court order
# United States
# United States

Strictest abortion law in the US reinstated following court order

Oct 9th 2021, 7:14 AM 22,798 Views 57 Comments

Clinics had braced for the New Orleans-based appeals court to act fast.

# united-states - Thursday 7 October, 2021

Judge orders Texas to suspend new law banning most abortions
# United States
# United States

Judge orders Texas to suspend new law banning most abortions

Oct 7th 2021, 7:10 AM 14,573 Views 19 Comments

The ruling is the first legal blow to the contentious Texas law known as Senate Bill 8.

# united-states - Sunday 3 October, 2021

Women’s March targets US Supreme Court to protest over abortion rights
# United States
# United States

Women’s March targets US Supreme Court to protest over abortion rights

Oct 3rd 2021, 8:29 AM 8,338 Views 11 Comments

The Texas law motivated many of the demonstrators and speakers.

# united-states - Saturday 2 October, 2021

US hits 700,000 Covid deaths but cases begin to fall
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

US hits 700,000 Covid deaths but cases begin to fall

Oct 2nd 2021, 10:32 AM 14,908 Views 17 Comments

An estimated 70 million eligible Americans remain unvaccinated.

Joe Biden visits Capitol in bid to thrash out deal on infrastructure bill
# United States
# United States

Joe Biden visits Capitol in bid to thrash out deal on infrastructure bill

Oct 2nd 2021, 8:04 AM 6,788 Views 15 Comments

Voting on Friday appeared increasingly unlikely, throwing the president’s big domestic agenda into doubt as negotiations dragged.

# united-states - Thursday 23 September, 2021

One person killed and 12 injured in Tennessee supermarket shooting
# United States
# United States

One person killed and 12 injured in Tennessee supermarket shooting

Sep 23rd 2021, 10:05 PM 17,576 Views 20 Comments

One person was killed in the incident and a police chief also said the shooter died of a “self-inflicted gunshot wound”.

# united-states - Tuesday 14 September, 2021

Dozens of candidates try to unseat California governor in 'recall election' - here's how it works
# California
# California

Dozens of candidates try to unseat California governor in 'recall election' - here's how it works

Sep 14th 2021, 8:47 AM 18,528 Views 15 Comments

Most of the list of 40-odd challengers are Republicans.

# united-states - Monday 6 September, 2021

Maguire shines once more as Europe hold two-point lead ahead of final day at Solheim Cup
# Almost There
From The42
# Almost There

Maguire shines once more as Europe hold two-point lead ahead of final day at Solheim Cup

Sep 6th 2021, 12:08 AM 22,834 Views 12 Comments

The United States mounted a comeback on Sunday but Europe maintain their lead.

# united-states - Friday 3 September, 2021

'Shaman' rioter pleads guilty over US Capitol unrest
# Capitol Riot
# Capitol Riot

'Shaman' rioter pleads guilty over US Capitol unrest

Sep 3rd 2021, 9:30 PM 29,659 Views 22 Comments

Chansley has been a subscriber to QAnon, the far-right conspiracy theory.

Biden moves to declassify documents about September 11 attacks
# 9/11
# 9/11

Biden moves to declassify documents about September 11 attacks

Sep 3rd 2021, 8:07 PM 23,317 Views 27 Comments

The order directs the Justice Department and other executive branch agencies to begin a declassification review.

# united-states - Wednesday 1 September, 2021

Travel rules for US tourists to Ireland unchanged despite EU decision to remove from safe list
# Travel
# Travel

Travel rules for US tourists to Ireland unchanged despite EU decision to remove from safe list

Sep 1st 2021, 4:45 PM 33,258 Views 11 Comments

The tourism sector had sought clarity as businesses feared further loss of revenue.

# united-states - Tuesday 31 August, 2021

Taliban celebrates 'victory' over US as Biden prepares to give address on Afghanistan departure
# US Troops
# US Troops

Taliban celebrates 'victory' over US as Biden prepares to give address on Afghanistan departure

Updated Aug 31st 2021, 3:10 PM 46,008 Views 63 Comments
  • Taliban spokesman claims "victory" over US was given to the group after "20 years of sacrifice".
  • US President to deliver an address later today on the decision to withdraw troops.
  • EU states are trying to decide how to help Afghanistan's neighbouring countries take in refugees.
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