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# united-states - Thursday 9 July, 2020

Texas resumes executions after months-long shutdown due to Covid-19

Billy Joe Wardlow, convicted for murder, was given the lethal injection yesterday evening.

# united-states - Thursday 2 July, 2020

United States records over 50,000 Covid-19 cases in 24-hour period for first time

The US has now reported nearly 2.7 million cases and more than 128,000 deaths.

# united-states - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

EU lifts travel restrictions for 'safe' countries, excluding virus-stricken US

If the Chinese government agrees to allow EU citizens travel there, the country may be added to the list.

# united-states - Friday 26 June, 2020

Ireland ranked worst in western Europe for tackling human trafficking

The annual trafficking report by a US State department has worsened Ireland’s ranking this year.

US House of Representatives passes police reform bill after George Floyd death

US President Donald Trump’s administration said he would veto the bill.

Texas halts reopening as US virus cases soar

Texas was among the most aggressive states in reopening in early June after months of lockdown.

# united-states - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

Protesters attempt to pull down statue of former US president near White House

Police used pepper spray to move protesters out of Lafayette Square, where the Andrew Jackson statue is located.

# united-states - Sunday 21 June, 2020

Prosecutor overseeing investigations into Trump allies removed from job

Geoffrey Berman is the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan.

# united-states - Wednesday 17 June, 2020

Trump administration sues to block ex-aide John Bolton's book

‘The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir’ is due to hit the shelves next Tuesday.

# united-states - Sunday 31 May, 2020

Protesting brutality against black people is 'right and necessary', but 'needless destruction' is not, says Joe Biden

Protests over police killings of black people reignited after George Floyd was killed during an arrest on Monday.

# united-states - Saturday 30 May, 2020

Debunked: No, Anthony Fauci did not say a Covid-19 vaccine must be delivered to people without 'proper studies'

Fauci has been falsely quoted on a number of social media posts.

# united-states - Monday 25 May, 2020

China says virus pushing US ties to brink of 'Cold War'

Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Washington had been infected by a “political virus”.

# united-states - Thursday 14 May, 2020

Court overturning of Wisconsin governor’s lockdown hailed by Donald Trump

Some bars in the key election state opened to customers after a judge struck down the stay-at-home order.

# united-states - Monday 11 May, 2020

Harry Dunn suspect ‘wanted internationally’ after Interpol Red Notice issued

The teenager was killed when his motorbike crashed into a car outside RAF Croughton in August last year.

Spokesman denies reports that US Vice President Mike Pence is in self-isolation

A close aide of Pence was diagnosed with Covid-19 last week.

# united-states - Thursday 7 May, 2020

Fears of second wave hang over Covid-19 containment successes around the world

Authorities in many countries are drawing up plans to cope with a resurgence in cases, as lockdowns are eased.

Trump defends not wearing mask at mask factory tour

The song Live and Let Die played in the background during the US president’s visit.

# united-states - Wednesday 29 April, 2020

Coronavirus cases pass million mark in US as states begin lifting restrictions

The country’s death toll from Covid-19 has surpassed the 58,220 service personnel killed in Vietnam.

# united-states - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

Trump says US may seek damages from China over coronavirus outbreak

The US president also appeared to confirm that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is alive.

# united-states - Thursday 23 April, 2020

Las Vegas mayor wants city to reopen, but says it's not her job to issue social distancing guidance

Goodman offered the city as a ‘control group’ for ending Nevada’s state lockdown, but was turned down.

# united-states - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

Donald Trump announces halt to US immigration green cards

Much of the country’s immigration system has already ground to a halt.

# united-states - Sunday 19 April, 2020

Some lockdown measures eased in US as protesters demand more

The number of Covid-19 cases, particularly in hotspot areas, continue to rise.

Donald Trump warns China could face 'consequences' over pandemic

Trump’s comments were made after he appeared to back anti-lockdown protests in several US states.

# united-states - Saturday 18 April, 2020

Poll: Who do you think will win the US presidential election? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who do you think will win the US presidential election?

The 2020 United States presidential election is scheduled for Tuesday 3 November.

# united-states - Thursday 16 April, 2020

'We'll be the comeback kids': Trump says that virus in US has passed its 'peak' despite record death toll

Trump has promised swift “guidelines” on reopening parts of the country,

# united-states - Monday 13 April, 2020

Bernie Sanders formally endorses Joe Biden for president

“We’ve got to make Trump a one-term president,” Sanders said.

At least 11 killed as tornadoes rip through Mississippi Extreme Weather This post contains videos

At least 11 killed as tornadoes rip through Mississippi

Governor Tate Reeves tweeted that he had declared a state of emergency.

# united-states - Wednesday 8 April, 2020

Bernie Sanders suspends US presidential campaign

He said that “while the campaign ends, the struggle for justice continues on”.

# united-states - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

Trump warns Americans of 'hell of a bad two weeks' ahead as up to 240,000 US deaths projected from Covid-19

Between 100,000 and 240,000 people in the US could die from Covid-19, according to White House projections.

# united-states - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

New York transformed as US virus death toll exceeds China's

The pandemic has killed more than 1,000 New Yorkers.

# united-states - Monday 23 March, 2020

Harvey Weinstein reported to have tested positive for coronavirus

Sources told TMZ that Weinstein was one of two inmates to test positive at a New York prison.

# united-states - Wednesday 11 March, 2020

Larry Donnelly: Super Tuesday 2 makes Joe Biden the Democratic nominee in-waiting

Biden was all but counted out by most onlookers before recently, writes Larry Donnelly.

# united-states - Thursday 5 March, 2020

Elizabeth Warren to drop out of Democratic presidential race, US media reports

Warren led some national polls last summer but she never managed to build a broad coalition.

# united-states - Wednesday 4 March, 2020

At least 24 dead after tornadoes strike Tennessee

The storms moved so quickly that many people in their path could not flee to safer areas.

# united-states - Tuesday 3 March, 2020

At least eight dead and 40 buildings collapse after tornadoes hit Tennessee US

At least eight dead and 40 buildings collapse after tornadoes hit Tennessee

Authorities are continuing to search the wreckage for injured people.

# united-states - Monday 2 March, 2020

Poll: Who do you think will win the Democratic nomination? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who do you think will win the Democratic nomination?

Democrats in 14 States will vote tomorrow for who they want to see take on President Donald Trump in November.

# united-states - Saturday 29 February, 2020

US-Taliban landmark peace deal signed as full American troop withdrawal agreed

“We’re seizing the best opportunity for peace in a generation,” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said.

# united-states - Thursday 27 February, 2020

Trump considers Italy and South Korea travel bans as Saudi Arabia bars entry to holy sites

The decision comes after the Middle East recorded at least 220 cases of Covid-19.

# united-states - Friday 14 February, 2020

Senate approves limiting power of Donald Trump to attack Iran

The bi-partisan vote was a rare exertion of authority from Congress.

# united-states - Tuesday 14 January, 2020

Iran makes arrests and plans 'special court' over shooting down of Ukrainian plane

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said ‘anyone who should be punished must be punished’.