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Friday 1 December 2023 Dublin: -2°C

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The Daily Fix: Friday
All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as any of the bits and pieces you may have missed.
US man successfully undergoes world's most extensive face transplant
Richard Lee Norris can feel his face and is already shaving, despite having his face ruined in a gun accident 15 years ago.
Oil laundering plant discovered in Cavan
Gardaí and Revenue officers uncovered the plant this evening and said it had the capacity to launder around ten million litres of fuel per year.
Former US vice president Dick Cheney receives heart transplant
The former vice president of the United States has had a long history of heart problems and had been on the transplant list for 20 months.
Riverdance bids farewell to US
After 16 years Riverdance will end its US tour in June. The final St Patrick’s Day performance will take place in Chicago this weekend.
Mitt Romney prevails - just about - in not-so-Super Tuesday
Romney tops the poll in six states, but Rick Santorum’s showing – particularly in the key battleground of Ohio – is a strong one.
Santorum runs Romney close on dramatic ‘Super Tuesday’
A dramatic night in the race for the Republican Party nomination, and we followed it all the way…
Romney and Santorum prepare to square off in Super Tuesday battles
Voters in 10 US states will today decide on who should be the Republican presidential nominee, with everything to play for.
Bumper Sitdown Sunday: 12 deadly reads for Christmas
A special double edition of the very best writing from around the web.
Republican candidate Newt Gingrich misses out on Super Tuesday ballot in own state
Gingrich failed to qualify for his state’s Super Tuesday primary ballot.
Has our Baby Jesus thief gone Stateside? Spate of statue thefts in US
But one large Nativity figure was recovered – after its alleged robber put a photo of it on Facebook.
Virginia Tech gunman was 'standoffish' student, neighbours say
Ross Truett Ashley, 22, is said to have killed a police officer apparently at random before turning the gun on himself.
Police say Virginia Tech gunman acted alone
Investigators are still trying to find out why the gunman ambushed the officer, Deriek W. Crouse before taking his own life.
Two dead after shooting on Virginia Tech campus
The campus was the scene of a mass shooting in which a single gunman killed 33 people four years ago.
Thomas Haynesworth exonerated after 27 years in US prison for rape
Haynesworth, now 46, was convicted in 1984 of three sexual assaults, but has been released following new DNA evidence.
Woman found guilty of throwing two-year-old granddaughter off a bridge
Angelyn Ogdoc died after she was thrown off a 45-foot-high skywalk in the US state of Virginia last November.
US Army officer suspected of killing rampage found dead
A US Army officer suspected of killing four people in two different states during the turmoil of Hurricane Irene has been found dead in a wooded area following a manhunt.
In Pictures: the aftermath of Hurricane Irene
Residents return to their homes along the east coast as New York dealt with the effects of the tropical storm.
Water levels rise as New York braces for Irene's impact
Two million people are without electricity on the east coast as high winds and rough seas take at least ten lives…
5.9-magnitude earthquake in Virginia sparks nuclear safety worries
The earthquake, which was the largest to hit the US east coast in 67 years, struck less than 24 kilometres from a two-reactor power plant.
Five-hour lockdown but no gunman found at Virginia Tech
The US state university was hailed for its response to reports of a gunman on campus. In the end no such person was found.
Virginia Tech campus locked down after reports of gunman
The reported sighting of an armed man on the Blacksburg, Virginia campus has trigged a precautionary lockdown.
LIVE: Coverage of the Virginia Tech incident from WDBJ7
Live video of a press conference regarding a potential incident at the Virginia Tech campus, from a local CBS affiliate.
Female prisoner sues state of Virginia after she fails in gruesome attempt at sex change
Ophelia De’lonta is demanding the state pay for a sex change and says if she loses she will continue to try self-surgery – even if it kills her.
Obama’s healthcare plan set for first federal appeal
A three-judge panel will hear arguments on whether to overturn a ruling which found ‘Obamacare’ to be unconstitutional.
Death toll from US storms rises to 45
The search for survivors gets underway across southern states of America. More than 240 tornadoes have been reported.
Alleged Wikileaks source Bradley Manning given extra charges
One of the charges carries the death penalty but prosecutors say they will not press for this.
Virginia to execute first woman in nearly a century
The state of Virgina is getting ready to execute a woman – despite claims that she suffers from severe learning difficulties.
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