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# Washington

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# tensions brewing
'Whose streets? Our streets': Anti-Trump protesters gather outside White House
Scattered protests also took place from Seattle to New York City, but across the US there were no signs of widespread unrest.
# mick mulvaney
US will protect the Good Friday Agreement, Special Envoy to NI says
Mulvaney, the former Chief of Staff to US President Donald Trump, took up the role of Special Envoy in March.
# Wisconsin
Handcuffs attaching paralysed police shooting victim Jacob Blake to his hospital bed removed
Jacob Blake cannot move from the waist down after being shot seven times in the back.
# Washington
One killed, another seriously injured by car which ploughed into crowd protesting against police brutality in Seattle
Footage of the incident was shared online.
# fourth july
Trump attacks opponents as he promises to 'safeguard' American values
Trump echoed comments he’d made the day before at Mount Rushmore.
# black lives matter
Street section near White House renamed Black Lives Matter Plaza
Washington DC’s mayor Muriel Bowser announced the change.
# Washington
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.
# St Patrick's Day
Varadkar to raise issue of undocumented Irish in US during meeting with Trump
Varadkar will commence his US St Patrick’s Day trip in Washington DC.
# Ukraine
'You're a damn liar, man': Joe Biden lashes out at Iowa voter who raises son's business activities
Biden also invited the man to do “push-ups” and “take an IQ test” to show that he wasn’t too old to run as US President.
# fire drill fridays
Jane Fonda arrested during climate change protest in Washington
The 81-year-old was arrested alongside 16 other protesters.
# trade mission
Phil Hogan is planning a trip to Washington to convince Donald Trump to work with the EU
Hogan told RTÉ in recent weeks that he aimed “to get Mr Trump to see the error of his ways” on trade.
# Washington
Plaque commemorating 1916 Rising unveiled at Washington Monument in the US
The plaque was a gift from President Michael D Higgins on behalf of the people of Ireland.
# Washington
A man has set himself on fire on the grounds of the White House
Members of the Secret Service tried to assist the man.
# recomposition
Composting of human bodies now legal in Washington
The bill was signed in a bid to cut carbon emissions from burials and cremations.
# St Patrick's Day
Taoiseach marches alongside Conor McGregor in Chicago's St Patrick's Day parade
Government officials were left surprised at McGregor’s appearance at the parade.
# St Patrick's Day
Leo Varadkar's partner to attend breakfast meeting at house of US vice president Mike Pence
The US vice president has been criticised for his views and his legislative record on LGBT people.
# Washington
Simon Coveney is travelling to the US today - this is what he'll be up to
He’ll be meeting with Mike Pompeo, along with launching a new government strategy for the US and Canada.
# smeared
Trump says students accused of mocking Native American 'unfairly treated'
The US President tweeted at a Fox News host and said new footage showed that “media was wrong”.
# Viral Video
Teen who stared at Native American protester says he was trying to calm the situation
Footage of Nick Sandmann at the protest on Friday in Washington has gone viral.
# Washington
US diocese apologises after students mock Native American demonstrator
“I heard them saying, ‘Build that wall, build that wall.’ We’re not supposed to have walls here, we never did.”
# Washington
Trump says shutdown could last 'years' as he threatens to declare national emergency
The US president says he could bypass Congress for border wall funding.
# deadline passes
US visa bill for Irish graduates scuppered by single US senator
The bill was passed in the US House of Representatives without the need for a vote early in December but then hit a serious roadblock in the Senate.
Show of unity in divided Washington at state funeral of George HW Bush
An Irish tenor sang at Washington National Cathedral today.
# good hands
Brees throws four touchdown passes as Saints down Falcons to hit 10-game winning streak
Meanwhile, there were also wins for the Dallas Cowboys and the Chicago Bears.
# Homophobia
Kidnapped, robbed and killed - but Matthew Shepard is to finally be laid to rest after 20 years
He will be interred in the Washington National Cathedral.
# rally
US far-right rally drowned out by hundreds of counter-protesters
An effort was made to avoid a repeat of the chaos of a deadly protest in Charlottesville, Virginia exactly a year ago.
# richard russell
'So many people loved him' - family pays tribute to airline employee who stole passenger plane and crashed it
The man who stole the plane has now been identified as 29-year-old Richard Russell.
# contemptible
US judge orders deportation plane to 'turn around', threatens Jeff Sessions with contempt of court
The Washington deportation hearing heard that a woman and her daughter had been deported just hours before their case was due to be heard.
# Anniversary
Group behind far-right Charlottesville rally gets approval for 'white civil rights' march in Washington
The rally is due to take place on the anniversary of the Charlottesville event during which a woman was killed.
# roo s a!
Wayne Rooney has reportedly agreed a move to MLS side DC United
The team based in the US capital are in need of firepower.
Trump snubs 'phony White House correspondents dinner' for second year in a row
“If you don’t smile they will say he was terrible. He couldn’t take it. If you do smile, they will say what was he smiling about.”
# Ballin'
Wall back in business as the Wizards book NBA playoff spot
Elsewhere, the Heat were made to wait to guarantee their post-season plans while the Raptors were beaten by the Celtics.
# march for our lives
'This march wouldn't be happening if people at my school weren't shot dead'
Hundreds of thousands of people are to take part in gun control rallies across the US today.
# Phoenix Park
Taoiseach says one name has been suggested for the next US ambassador to Ireland
The role of ambassador has been vacant for over a year now.
# Washington
Republican Congressman linked to Trump's travel ban to be honoured at Irish-American event
Leo Varadkar said he is comfortable with tonight’s event, stating he doesn’t have to agree 100% with everyone’s views.
# Washington
Varadkar presents Irish physicist and technology innovator with St Patrick's Day science medals
The medal is awarded annually to a distinguished Irish scientist, engineer or technology leader living and working in the US.
# florida shooting
'Enough is enough': School students across the US stage walkouts against gun violence
The protests come after 17 people were killed during a school shooting in Florida last month.
White House visit: Simon Coveney to brief Trump administration on Northern Ireland
The Tánaiste is to travel to New York and Washington DC following this morning’s Cabinet meeting.
# Politics
Launching political comeback, Romney says Utah 'welcomes legal immigrants around the world'
The 70-year-old will be the heavy favorite for the Utah Senate seat.
# Washington
Trump White House admits it could have 'done better' over allegations of domestic abuse against senior aide
Rob Porter left his post as senior aide to Donald Trump on Wednesday after multiple accusations of domestic abuse were made by his two ex-wives.