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# usa - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

'It's unfathomable that we've reached this point': US death toll from Covid-19 tops 200,000

Only five countries — Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Spain and Brazil — rank higher in Covid-19 deaths per capita.

# usa - Thursday 17 September, 2020

Russian spy chief accuses US of fomenting Belarus protests as opposition ally is charged

Protesters in Belarus are seeking the resignation of Alexander Lukashenko, denouncing his landslide re-election in August.

# usa - Sunday 30 August, 2020

One dead in Portland shooting after demonstrators clash

The death follows another night of unrest in the city.

# usa - Sunday 9 August, 2020

Larry Donnelly: American politics is in a bad state and the TV networks aren't helping

Donnelly dismays at the polarised and simplistic discussion of politics in the US from all media sources, not just Fox News.

# usa - Saturday 8 August, 2020

US-China relations deteriorate further as Beijing slams 'barbarous' sanctions placed on Hong Kong

The fresh sanctions from the US came after Donald Trump’s move against TikTok and WeChat.

# usa - Sunday 19 July, 2020

From The42 'We were just a couple of the lucky ones' - Golf great Nicklaus reveals he had coronavirus Jack Nicklaus

'We were just a couple of the lucky ones' - Golf great Nicklaus reveals he had coronavirus

The 80-year-old Nicklaus revealed the experience on the television broadcast of the US PGA Tour’s Memorial tournament, which he hosts in Ohio.

# usa - Friday 17 July, 2020

US won't be on travel green list and UK 'unlikely' to make the cut, confirms Coveney

The green list will have countries on it which pose no higher risk than travelling in Ireland represents.

# usa - Friday 10 July, 2020

From The42 Hawaii-based team set to join Major League Rugby for 2021 Exciting Move

Hawaii-based team set to join Major League Rugby for 2021

It has been reported that several big-name former All Blacks are behind the expansion bid.

# usa - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

Brother pays tribute after death of world’s longest-surviving conjoined twins

Twins Donnie and Ronnie Galyon died on July 4 aged 68.

From The42 Leinster confirm Barry Daly's retirement from pro rugby at the age of 27 Moving On

Leinster confirm Barry Daly's retirement from pro rugby at the age of 27

The prolific UCD wing will move to the US to continue his education.

# usa - Saturday 4 July, 2020

Cloud cast over US holiday weekend on yet another record day for new cases of Covid-19

Over 11,000 cases were recorded today in Florida, alone.

# usa - Sunday 28 June, 2020

Two dead after man drives into Walmart centre in California and begins shooting

Police officers shot the suspected gunman at the centre in Red Bluff after he killed one person and injured four others.

# usa - Friday 26 June, 2020

New coronavirus cases hit all-time high in US with over 40,000 recorded in 24 hours

The figure represents a resurgence that has led some governors to back track or at least pause the reopening of their states.

# usa - Thursday 11 June, 2020

From The42 US Soccer scraps controversial anthem kneeling ban Apology

US Soccer scraps controversial anthem kneeling ban

‘We apologize to our players – especially our black players – staff, fans, and all who support eradicating racism.’

# usa - Saturday 6 June, 2020

Washington DC braced for largest protest yet as Biden attacks Trump for 'despicable' George Floyd comments

There were zero arrests during demonstrations in the US capital in the last two days, and a curfew has been lifted in advance of today’s protest.

# usa - Friday 5 June, 2020

More Republicans rebuke Trump over lack of unity in America as memorial service held for George Floyd

After Lisa Murkowski added to the criticism of the president, he warned of the consequences if Republicans turn against him.

# usa - Wednesday 3 June, 2020

Four police officers to be charged in relation to George Floyd's death; one charged with second-degree murder

George Floyd’s family described news of the new charges as a “bittersweet moment”.

# usa - Friday 29 May, 2020

Minneapolis riot police arrest CNN crew reporting live on George Floyd protest USA

Minneapolis riot police arrest CNN crew reporting live on George Floyd protest

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz said the arrest was “totally unacceptable and totally inadvertent”.

# usa - Monday 11 May, 2020

Federal prosecutors to consider hate crime charges in shooting of Ahmaud Arbery

Georgia has no hate crime law allowing charges at the state level.

# usa - Saturday 9 May, 2020

From The42 US women's soccer team file appeal after legal setback in equal pay fight Battling On

US women's soccer team file appeal after legal setback in equal pay fight

A federal judge dismissed the team’s bid for equal pay last week.

# usa - Sunday 26 April, 2020

Larry Donnelly: I'm taking a break from politics this week ... now, about lasagne and spuds

Larry Donnelly, a ‘yank in Ireland’, has a little shutdown rant.

# usa - Friday 17 April, 2020

Wave of protests in several US states as anti-lockdown campaigns grow

Much of the protesters are affiliated with Trump supporter groups.

# usa - Wednesday 15 April, 2020

Over 2 million confirmed cases globally, a further 38 Irish deaths: Today's Covid-19 main points

A total of 12,547 people have been diagnosed with Covid-19 in Ireland.

# usa - Tuesday 14 April, 2020

Death toll from US tornado outbreak rises to at least 34

The storms claimed lives in at least six states.

At daily White House coronavirus briefing, Trump shows 'propaganda' video of people praising him Coronavirus This post contains videos

At daily White House coronavirus briefing, Trump shows 'propaganda' video of people praising him

A reporter for CBS News asked Trump what had been done in February on Covid-19. The president responded that she was a “fake”.

# usa - Sunday 12 April, 2020

Fauci says US may start to reopen next month as death toll rises above 20,000

There are over 500,000 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the United States of America.

# usa - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

From The42 Padraig Harrington wants Ryder Cup to go ahead even if qualifying is shortened Whistling Straits

Padraig Harrington wants Ryder Cup to go ahead even if qualifying is shortened

Three-time major winner Harrington will captain Europe at Whistling Straits.

# usa - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

US to send $100 million worth of medical supplies to Italy and other European countries, says Trump

New York mayor Andrew Cuomo has warned the city was running out of essential equipment like ventilators.

# usa - Sunday 29 March, 2020

Trump rolls back on proposal to quarantine New York and other states with coronavirus 'hotspots'

It was unclear if Trump had the power to issue the quarantine order.

# usa - Saturday 28 March, 2020

Trump signs off on $2.2 trillion rescue package as Covid-19 cases reach over 100,000 in the US

Trump’s signature brings an end to a dramatic, weeklong legislative saga on Capitol Hill.

# usa - Friday 13 March, 2020

From The42 US Soccer president resigns amid gender equity dispute Usa Wnt

US Soccer president resigns amid gender equity dispute

Carlos Cordeiro has stepped down as the gender discrimination lawsuit row rumbles on.

From The42 Rapinoe rips 'misogyny and sexism' in US women's equal pay fight Stateside Affairs

Rapinoe rips 'misogyny and sexism' in US women's equal pay fight

The lawsuit row has escalated over ‘unacceptable’ language in a court filing.

# usa - Tuesday 3 March, 2020

In full: Here’s where the Taoiseach and our ministers are going for St Patrick’s Day

There are far fewer trips this year than before.

# usa - Sunday 23 February, 2020

British minister refuses to rule out chlorinated chicken in trade deal with North America

George Eustice also defended the Government’s new immigration system after businesses raised fears of a shortage of workers.

# usa - 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.

# usa - Friday 10 January, 2020

Trump administration announces new sanctions on Iran as it pins blame for Ukrainian airline disaster

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo became the highest-level US official to point the finger at Iran today.

# usa - Friday 3 January, 2020

Donald Trump says ‘reign of terror’ is over after Iranian general killed

The air strike ordered by President Donald Trump in Iraq’s capital Baghdad killed General Qassem Soleimani.

'We've woken up to a more dangerous world': The world reacts to the US killing of a top Iran general

Presidential hopeful Joe Biden said we could be on the brink of a “major conflict across the Middle East”.

# usa - Thursday 12 December, 2019

Fiery clashes in House judiciary committee ahead of crucial vote on Trump impeachment

The deeply partisan committee is preparing to send charges against Donald Trump to the full House of Representatives.

# usa - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

Pack of feral hogs attack and kill woman outside Texas home

Texas has seen a boom in its feral hog population in recent years.

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