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# us - Wednesday 13 October, 2021

US to reopen land borders in November for fully vaccinated visitors
# US Travel Ban
# US Travel Ban

US to reopen land borders in November for fully vaccinated visitors

Oct 13th 2021, 9:53 AM 13,468 Views 3 Comments

Vehicle, rail and ferry travel between the US and Canada and Mexico has been largely restricted to essential travel.

# us - Wednesday 6 October, 2021

Five things we've learned from the Facebook whistleblower
# Frances Haugen
# Frances Haugen

Five things we've learned from the Facebook whistleblower

Oct 6th 2021, 3:38 PM 25,336 Views 9 Comments

Frances Haugen has called for the social media giant to be regulated.

# us - Tuesday 5 October, 2021

Single ticket wins $700 million Powerball jackpot in US
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

Single ticket wins $700 million Powerball jackpot in US

Oct 5th 2021, 9:35 AM 21,686 Views 14 Comments

No one had won the game’s grand prize since 5 June.

# us - Monday 4 October, 2021

Biden administration lifts abortion referral ban on family planning clinics
# Abortion
# Abortion

Biden administration lifts abortion referral ban on family planning clinics

Oct 4th 2021, 10:43 PM 13,901 Views 7 Comments

This comes as battles over abortion grow sharper from Texas to the US Supreme Court.

# us - Friday 1 October, 2021

'A great deal of healing to do' - NWSL calls off matches in the wake of coaching abuse scandal
# US Soccer
From The42
# US Soccer

'A great deal of healing to do' - NWSL calls off matches in the wake of coaching abuse scandal

Oct 1st 2021, 6:07 PM 4,958 Views 0 Comments

Paul Riley was fired as head coach of the North Carolina Courage following the latest allegations.

# us - Saturday 25 September, 2021

Canadian pair released from China following US deal with Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou
# China
# China

Canadian pair released from China following US deal with Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou

Sep 25th 2021, 10:42 AM 19,484 Views 39 Comments

The company’s chief financial officer and the daughter of the company’s founder has now left Vancouver.

# us - Thursday 23 September, 2021

US special envoy to Haiti resigns over migrant expulsions
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

US special envoy to Haiti resigns over migrant expulsions

Sep 23rd 2021, 4:19 PM 9,162 Views 12 Comments

Daniel Foote said that he was stepping down immediately ‘with deep disappointment and apologies to those seeking crucial changes’.

# us - Wednesday 22 September, 2021

Boris Johnson admits defeat on US trade deal after Joe Biden talks
# No Deal
# No Deal

Boris Johnson admits defeat on US trade deal after Joe Biden talks

Sep 22nd 2021, 6:48 PM 43,913 Views 42 Comments

British farmers can now sell the US lamb, though.

# us - Monday 20 September, 2021

US travel ban to be lifted for vaccinated passengers from November
# Good News
# Good News

US travel ban to be lifted for vaccinated passengers from November

Updated Sep 20th 2021, 6:35 PM 56,611 Views 35 Comments

Simon Coveney said this will come as “very good news” for many Irish people impacted by the ban.

US forces conduct mass expulsion of Haitian migrants from Texas
# Deportations
# Deportations

US forces conduct mass expulsion of Haitian migrants from Texas

Sep 20th 2021, 1:29 PM 25,226 Views 21 Comments

Over 12,000 migrants were camped around a bridge in the border town of Del Rio.

# us - Thursday 16 September, 2021

Irishman, 'one of world's largest facilitators' of child abuse images, jailed for 27 years in US
# America
# America

Irishman, 'one of world's largest facilitators' of child abuse images, jailed for 27 years in US

Sep 16th 2021, 8:21 AM 58,441 Views 0 Comments

Marques had been arrested in Dublin and extradited to the US in 2019.

# us - Saturday 11 September, 2021

Ohio woman pleads guilty over plot that led to deaths of eight family members
# Ohio
# Ohio

Ohio woman pleads guilty over plot that led to deaths of eight family members

Sep 11th 2021, 12:00 PM 58,816 Views 10 Comments

Angela Wagner, 50, admitted conspiracy to commit aggravated murder, along with burglary, evidence tampering and other charges.

Here's how the US is marking 20 years since the September 11 attacks
# Twin Towers
# Twin Towers

Here's how the US is marking 20 years since the September 11 attacks

Sep 11th 2021, 6:30 AM 22,328 Views 31 Comments

The US and other countries, including Ireland, are remembering the victims of 9/11 on its 20th anniversary.

# us - Thursday 9 September, 2021

US Justice Department sues Texas over restrictive abortion law
# Roe V Wade
# Roe V Wade

US Justice Department sues Texas over restrictive abortion law

Sep 9th 2021, 9:56 PM 13,381 Views 17 Comments

The Texas law bans abortion after six weeks of pregnancy.

First foreigners on commercial flight fly out of Kabul since US pulled out
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

First foreigners on commercial flight fly out of Kabul since US pulled out

Updated Sep 9th 2021, 5:37 PM 27,199 Views 13 Comments

It represented a breakthrough in the bumpy coordination between the US and the new Taliban leaders.

# us - Wednesday 8 September, 2021

Stricker admits losing sleep over Reed omission as US Ryder Cup captain makes wildcard picks
# Whistling Straits
From The42
# Whistling Straits

Stricker admits losing sleep over Reed omission as US Ryder Cup captain makes wildcard picks

Sep 8th 2021, 4:30 PM 7,440 Views 6 Comments

Jordan Spieth, Xander Schauffele, Harris English, Tony Finau, Daniel Berger and Scottie Scheffler are all in.

# us - Tuesday 7 September, 2021

Biden says extreme weather across US this summer is a sign of worse to come
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Biden says extreme weather across US this summer is a sign of worse to come

Sep 7th 2021, 7:46 PM 16,073 Views 21 Comments

Biden flew to storm-ravaged New York and New Jersey today after the states were struck by Hurricane Ida last week.

# us - Sunday 5 September, 2021

Biden to mark 20th anniversary of 9/11 at three memorial sites
# Itinerary
# Itinerary

Biden to mark 20th anniversary of 9/11 at three memorial sites

Sep 5th 2021, 12:53 PM 11,483 Views 19 Comments

Next Saturday’s anniversary falls less than two weeks after the end of the nearly two decade-long US war in Afghanistan.

# us - 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 29,638 Views 22 Comments

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

Hurricane Ida: Huge clean-up takes place after dozens killed in US floods
# Hurricane Ida
# Hurricane Ida

Hurricane Ida: Huge clean-up takes place after dozens killed in US floods

Updated Sep 3rd 2021, 1:29 PM 23,600 Views 10 Comments

The toll was highest in New Jersey, where 23 people died in heavy rains.

# us - Monday 30 August, 2021

EU recommends Member States reimpose travel restrictions on US over rising Covid cases
# Travel
# Travel

EU recommends Member States reimpose travel restrictions on US over rising Covid cases

Aug 30th 2021, 9:31 PM 19,588 Views 23 Comments

Most EU members have followed Brussels’ travel advice during the crisis so far.

# us - Sunday 29 August, 2021

US carry out air strike on explosive-laden car in Kabul after terror warning
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

US carry out air strike on explosive-laden car in Kabul after terror warning

Updated Aug 29th 2021, 4:34 PM 37,712 Views 42 Comments

A Taliban spokesman confirmed the incident, saying a car bomb destined for the airport had been destroyed.

# us - Saturday 28 August, 2021

Joe Biden says China still withholding 'critical' info on Covid-19 origins
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Joe Biden says China still withholding 'critical' info on Covid-19 origins

Aug 28th 2021, 10:02 AM 24,853 Views 43 Comments

The US intelligence community has concluded it did not believe the virus was a bio-weapon.

# us - Tuesday 24 August, 2021

US 'on pace' to complete Afghan pullout by 31 August, Biden tells G7 leaders
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

US 'on pace' to complete Afghan pullout by 31 August, Biden tells G7 leaders

Updated Aug 24th 2021, 10:43 PM 37,583 Views 53 Comments
  • Evacuation efforts by countries, including Ireland, are continuing ahead of the 31 August deadline.
  • United States President Joe Biden has faced calls from all corners to extend the evacuation window.
  • Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the Islamist group would not agree to an extension.

# us - Saturday 21 August, 2021

Northeastern United States bracing for Hurricane Henri
# Hurricane
# Hurricane

Northeastern United States bracing for Hurricane Henri

Aug 21st 2021, 6:30 PM 18,934 Views 2 Comments

Forecasters are predicting a dangerous storm surge.

# us - Friday 20 August, 2021

Joe Biden says he cannot guarantee final outcome of Kabul evacuation during White House address
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Joe Biden says he cannot guarantee final outcome of Kabul evacuation during White House address

Aug 20th 2021, 8:31 PM 17,289 Views 34 Comments

The US president addressed the nation tonight amid chaotic scenes at Kabul airport following the Taliban takeover.

# us - Thursday 19 August, 2021

Man threatening to detonate bomb near US Capitol surrenders
# Washington DC
# Washington DC

Man threatening to detonate bomb near US Capitol surrenders

Updated Aug 19th 2021, 8:23 PM 28,185 Views 23 Comments

Several buildings were evacuated as police negotiated with a man in a pickup truck threatening to detonate explosives near the site.

# us - Saturday 14 August, 2021

Afghanistan's president vows to prevent more bloodshed as Taliban nears Kabul
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Afghanistan's president vows to prevent more bloodshed as Taliban nears Kabul

Updated Aug 14th 2021, 6:29 PM 44,408 Views 68 Comments

It comes as the Taliban close in on Kabul after seizing a series of provincial capitals in its advance across the country.

# us - Wednesday 11 August, 2021

Huge California wildfire grows as Montana blaze threatens remote towns
# The Dixie Fire
# The Dixie Fire

Huge California wildfire grows as Montana blaze threatens remote towns

Updated Aug 11th 2021, 10:44 PM 37,438 Views 12 Comments

The Dixie Fire is the largest single fire in California history and the largest currently burning in the US.

# us - Tuesday 10 August, 2021

Hong Kong leader advocates retaliatory sanctions against West
# Democracy
# Democracy

Hong Kong leader advocates retaliatory sanctions against West

Aug 10th 2021, 8:20 AM 23,232 Views 19 Comments

Carrie Lam said the anti-foreign sanctions law should be adopted in Hong Kong through local legislation

# us - Monday 9 August, 2021

Nagasaki marks atomic bomb anniversary with sombre ceremony
# Japan
# Japan

Nagasaki marks atomic bomb anniversary with sombre ceremony

Aug 9th 2021, 7:58 AM 18,495 Views 34 Comments

The bombing came three days after the United States made the world’s first atomic attack on Hiroshima.

# us - Tuesday 27 July, 2021

Tearful Simone Biles withdraws from gymnastics team event citing mental health reasons
# Out Of Action
From The42
# Out Of Action

Tearful Simone Biles withdraws from gymnastics team event citing mental health reasons

Updated Jul 27th 2021, 3:45 PM 80,248 Views 22 Comments

The team representing the Russian Olympic Committee won the gold medal in Biles’ absence.

Last missing person from Miami building collapse identified
# Surfside
# Surfside

Last missing person from Miami building collapse identified

Jul 27th 2021, 8:43 AM 18,000 Views 7 Comments

98 were killed when the residential building collapsed last month.

# us - Friday 23 July, 2021

Taliban says Afghan president must go in order to reach peace deal
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Taliban says Afghan president must go in order to reach peace deal

Jul 23rd 2021, 9:41 AM 14,985 Views 25 Comments

The group has swiftly captured territory in recent weeks as the last US and Nato soldiers leave Afghanistan.

# us - Tuesday 20 July, 2021

Oregon wildfire: Biggest inferno in US is now larger than the city of Los Angeles
# Bootleg Fire
# Bootleg Fire

Oregon wildfire: Biggest inferno in US is now larger than the city of Los Angeles

Jul 20th 2021, 7:41 AM 13,871 Views 6 Comments

The blaze has prompted over 2,100 evacuations and destroyed 67 homes.

# us - Thursday 15 July, 2021

Moon 'wobble' to cause surge of severe flooding in 2030s, Nasa warns
# Moon Wobble
# Moon Wobble

Moon 'wobble' to cause surge of severe flooding in 2030s, Nasa warns

Jul 15th 2021, 4:00 PM 53,359 Views 51 Comments

Flooding will affect almost all US mainland coastlines, sometimes in clusters that could last over a month.

# us - Monday 12 July, 2021

Firefighters work in searing heat as they struggle to contain biggest California wildfire of year
# California
# California

Firefighters work in searing heat as they struggle to contain biggest California wildfire of year

Jul 12th 2021, 9:27 AM 18,667 Views 9 Comments

Elsewhere, power supplies were affected after another huge fire in Oregon.

# us - Thursday 8 July, 2021

Biden says US war in Afghanistan will end on 31 August
# Military
# Military

Biden says US war in Afghanistan will end on 31 August

Jul 8th 2021, 10:43 PM 10,896 Views 22 Comments

The US is seeking to end a war that has lasted nearly 20 years.

# us - Monday 5 July, 2021

Hackers demand $70m (€58.9m) after US IT company ransomware attack
# Cyber Attack
# Cyber Attack

Hackers demand $70m (€58.9m) after US IT company ransomware attack

Jul 5th 2021, 9:30 PM 26,427 Views 25 Comments

More than 1,000 companies have been affected in the US based Kaseya attack.

# us - Friday 2 July, 2021

Trump Organisation and finance chief plead not guilty to ‘audacious’ tax fraud
# New York
# New York

Trump Organisation and finance chief plead not guilty to ‘audacious’ tax fraud

Jul 2nd 2021, 7:21 AM 15,702 Views 28 Comments

Allen Weisselberg was arraigned after a grand jury returned an indictment charging him and Donald Trump’s company with tax crimes.

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