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# Washington

All time
# Dream on
Donald Trump was disappointed his crowds weren't as big as Martin Luther King's
Trump says it was because they weren’t let into the Washington Momument.
# Washington
St Patrick's Day flights for Taoiseach's entourage cost €37,334
Delays and uncertainty in the formation of a new government meant the tickets were booked just four days in advance – costing €9,257 for Enda Kenny alone.
# obama out
Obama drops the mic and roasts Trump at his final White House Correspondents’ Dinner
The annual gag-fest for politicians and journalists was held last night.
# Washington
Man accused of torturing woman to death escapes psychiatric hospital
28-year-old Anthony Garver stands accused of stabbing a woman to death after tying her to a bed with electrical cords.
# Washington
Man shot by US police after drawing weapon on Capitol Hill
A female bystander suffered what police said appeared to be minor injuries and was hospitalised.
# Washington
Hatchet-swinging attacker shot dead by shop customer
The customer was in possession of a concealed-weapon permit.
# Mikhail Lesin
Former Putin press secretary died of 'blunt force trauma' in Washington hotel
Russian state media had said Mikhail Lesin died of a heart attack.
# kyle odom
Shooting suspect with 'Martian master race' manifesto arrested at White House
Kyle Odom, a former Marine from Idaho, has a history of mental illness.
# Washington
'It's a terrible tragedy': Five dead in apparent family murder-suicide
A 12-year-old girl survived the carnage.
# the jungle
Five shot, two killed in 'targeted' attack at Seattle homeless camp
Police are hunting for two men in the wake of the shooting.
# Go pack go
It wasn't always pretty, but Packers set up a playoff showdown with the Cardinals
Green Bay ran out 35-18 winners against Washington.
# Computer Glitch
Whoops: Over 3,000 US prisoners mistakenly freed early
“Frankly, it is maddening,” the governor of Washington state said.
# Monday Night Football
Late drama as Dan Bailey's 54-yard field goal sees Cowboys edge past Washington
The placekicker nailed the last-gasp attempt to seal victory for his side in the most dramatic of circumstances.
# Terror Threat
Isis 'threatens to attack Washington' in new video
A militant featured in the footage says Europe should also expect more attacks.
# Good hustle
Tom Brady took down a 110kg linebacker to save a touchdown last night
Is there anything this guy can’t do?
# putin ally
Controversial Russian media mogul found dead in Irish-owned Washington hotel
Russian state media said the former minister of media affairs died of a heart attack.
# Property Porn
This 1994 mansion looks like it was built hundreds of years ago
It’s the most expensive home ever sold in Washington DC.
# Seattle
Four dead, 12 critical after crash between tour bus and amphibious vehicle
The crash happened on Seattle’s Aurora Bridge at about 7pm Irish time.
# tillie and phoebe
This dog watched over her friend for a week after she got trapped
BFFs.
# never before seen
Teenager unknowingly tweets unseen photos of first ever Nirvana gig
She found the photos in her Dad’s books about Nirvana.
# Washington
DNA from pizza crust helps identify suspect in murders of millionaire and family
Savvas Savopoulos, his wife, their young son and the family’s housekeeper were killed in a fire at the family mansion earlier this month.
# pacific property porn
Bill Gates's architect has dreamed up another utopia with this Pacific paradise
Prepare to drool.
# Just delivering the mail
Panic at US Capitol after postman lands a helicopter outside
He said he was just delivering the mail.
# Washington
US Capitol on lockdown after shots fired
Police said a suspicious package was found.
# Oops
Man who crashed drone onto White House grounds says it was an accident
President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, were overseas when the quadcopter struck the southeast side of the grounds at about 3am.
# Havana
Moving on: US welcomes release of 53 political prisoners in Cuba
it’s part of the moves to normalise ties between the two countries.
# Wal-Mart
Boy (2) finds his mum's gun in her purse - and accidentally shoots her dead
The concealed gun fired when the child reached into her purse.
# proposal
North Korea: 'We had nothing to do with the Sony attack'
Pyongyang warned the US of “grave consequences” if the proposal for the joint investigation was rejected.
# small turkey
Woman gives birth to baby weighing nearly 15lbs... twice the average size
Ouch.
# School Shooting
Fourth teen victim in Washington school shooting dies
All three of the teens who were brought to hospital in critical condition, each of whom had been shot in the head, are now dead.
# United Airlines
Reports of smoke in the cockpit forces flight to divert to Dublin Airport
The United Airlines flight landed safely at 6.15pm.
# midterm elections
Disaster for Obama as Republicans win US Senate
Republicans seized at least seven seats from Senate Democrats.
# The Real McCoy
Washington's third-string QB leads overtime drive to beat Cowboys
Colt McCoy stepped up in a big way last night.
# Shooting
Two dead after shooter opens fire at US high school
Police are at the scene in Washington, north Seattle.
# north lawn
White House fence jumper charged with kicking two police dogs
Ah here, not again.
# Three and out
Percy Harvin scored three touchdowns last night... and none of them counted
This is the kind of thing that drives fantasy football players around the bend.
# Questions
The Redzone: No Washington monument likely for RGIII
Robert Griffin III has looked a shadow of the player who won a Heisman Trophy in 2011.
# escalation
US steps up air-strike campaign to target fighters in Iraq's Sunni heartland
The new strikes deepen Washington’s involvement in the conflict and represent a significant escalation for President Barack Obama.
# Iraq
Iraqi troops launch major operation against IS fighters over Saddam's hometown
Meanwhile, Washington insists it is not ‘on the same page’ as Syria in their fight against Islamic State militants.
# Murder
Former White House Press Secretary's death ruled a homicide - 33 years after he was shot
James Brady died earlier this week, more than three decades after he was shot while serving alongside President Reagan.