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# Washington

All time
# 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.
# emigrants
Gilmore in Washington to 'highlight plight' of undocumented Irish
The Tánaiste will also discuss the establishment of a visa regime for future legal migration between Ireland and the US.
# proud to be
This brilliant anti-Washington Redskins ad is going to beam into millions of US homes tonight
The ad entitled ‘Proud to be’ will air during game three of the NBA finals.
# call on me brother
Thousands of people sing 'Lean On Me' while stuck in a tunnel
They’ll help you carry on.
# white house down
Naked man tackled outside the White House
The man was protesting, but nobody is sure just what.
# Nigeria
Abducted schoolgirls: Michelle Obama to deliver White House address
The UN Security Council has condemned the abduction of more than 200 Nigerian girls, abducted by Boko Haram three weeks ago.
# Washington
Irishman appointed as EU ambassador to the United States
David O’Sullivan previously worked with the Department of Foreign Affairs.
# ukraine crisis
The blacklist: Russian army chief of staff & 14 others targeted in new EU sanctions
Meanwhile, Russia’s defence minister has raised concerns over an “unprecedented” rise in US and Nato activity near his country’s borders.
# Cold Case
FBI adds 'family annihilator' to Ten Most Wanted list
Investigators say the man brutally murdered his wife, mother and three sons at their home in Maryland almost 40 years ago.
# health is on fire
Everyone who went to this Kings of Leon concert might have measles
Well, some people anyway.
# cold war games
US denies it created Twitter-style app to stir Cuban unrest
The White House insists it was part of a “development assistance” scheme to allow Cubans to “talk freely among themselves”.
# texts from bill
'Following my leader': Bill Clinton parodies his wife's famous meme photo
The 2012 photo of former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton went viral.
# clear eyes round heart
Astronauts' hearts grow rounder in space, finds study
Astronauts’ hearts also got weaker because the heart doesn’t work as hard in space, say researchers.
# Missing
WATCH: Helicopter rescues four-year-old boy from Washington mudslide
The death toll today reached 25, with over 90 more people missing.
# Search and Rescue
"We haven't lost hope" - search for survivors of Washington mudslide continues
Ten more bodies have been found today, authorities confirmed.
# washington state
Fatal US mudslide: Five questions families want answered
The number of people missing has fluctuated wildly from 18 to 176.
New photos from Kurt Cobain death released by police
The images were discovered on an undeveloped roll of film in Seattle police archives.
# hotline
'Violation of sovereignty': Obama and Putin hold hour-long phonecall on Ukraine crisis
Obama said Russia had violated Ukraine’s “territorial integrity”. Meanwhile, Russia’s parliament has indicated it will back plans for a referendum in Crimea.
# it's not us it's you
Bank admits tax 'misconduct', but blames employees
Switzerland’s second largest bank, Credit Suisse, said management was unaware of any wrongdoing.
# 50 Years On
"The fans were pelting us with jellybeans": Here's what happened when The Beatles stormed Washington
John, Paul, George and Ringo conquered America 50 years ago this weekend — making their historic debut on ‘Ed Sullivan’, and playing their first US gig to 8,000 screaming fans.
# State of the Union
A "year of action": Obama sends warning to Congress, pledges to tackle inequality
In his annual State of the Union address, the US President vowed to narrow the gap between rich and poor and said he would bypass Congress if needed…
# Maryland
Three killed, including suspected shooter, in US mall attack
Police have now moved into the shopping centre to escort shoppers and staff to safety.
# Snowstorms
It's January and we've no snow. These pics from the US might induce jealousy (or fear)
New York and Washington are among the US cities battling huge snowfall and freezing temperatures.
# Property Porn
This coastal house could withstand a tsunami
It is confusingly called Tsunami House, though.
# Legalised
The positives and negatives: How marijuana affects your brain and body
While there are recreational uses and recognised medical applications of the drug, it can also be damaging to our bodies and minds.
# Ok then
US judge rules NSA phone surveillance lawful
The issue could well end up in the Supreme Court.
# Pakistan
Pakistani doctor who helped find bin Laden charged with murder and fraud
Shakeel Afridi was recruited by the CIA to run a fake vaccination programme in Abbottabad in hopes of obtaining DNA samples to identify the Al Qaeda chief.
# Illinois
Man films terrifying video of tornado devastating his house and neighbourhood
The man and his daughter sheltered in their home as the storm passed.
# Storms
Six killed as tornadoes tear across America's midwest
Trees were uprooted, cars flipped and houses flattened.
Vikings turn on the style in second half blitz of Washington
All the NFL action from last night’s Thursday Night Football
# Washington
Caitríona Perry is RTÉ's new Washington correspondent
Perry, who has been working for RTÉ since 2007, will replace Richard Downes in the Washington post.
# Bailout exit
The reviews are over but we may not leave for "a number of years" --- IMF Mission Chief
Ireland remains on track to exit the bailout following the final review, but the IMF says it has no immediate plans to withdraw its officials from Dublin.
# Spying
Photobomb protestors tell the NSA to 'stop spying'
The CodePink protestors sat behind the National Security Agency’s chief at hearings today.
# Shutdown
Obama meets with Republicans in bid to end crisis
The two sides held talks in an effort to avert a looming debt crisis and end the continuing US federal shutdown.
# Egypt
US suspends supply of cash, large military hardware to Egypt
Washington has confirmed it’s halting $260 million in cash aid as well as shipments of some large scale military systems — including Apache helicopters and F-16 fighter jets.
# us shutdown
Talks on landmark EU - US trade deal postponed as a result of shutdown
The negotiations had been due to begin in Brussels next week.
# Washington DC
Investigators seek answers after woman shot dead following White House car chase
The woman with a toddler in her car tried to ram a White House barrier before a high-speed car chase which ended in her being shot dead.
# layer off mate
Man arrested for 'attacking' kid's birthday cake in courthouse
The devastation. There was frosting EVERYWHERE..
# Good call
US and Iranian presidents speak by phone in first direct contact since 1979
The call to discuss Iran’s nuclear programme shows evidence of an unprecedented opening of relations between the two nations.
# Shooting
FBI releases CCTV footage of Navy Yard shooter
The FBi said today that Aaron Alexis believed he was being controlled by low-frequency electromagnetic waves.