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# us - Monday 13 February, 2017

200,000 people ordered to evacuate their homes over dam risk

The evacuation was ordered yesterday afternoon after engineers spotted a hole on the concrete lip of the secondary spillway of the dam.

# us - Thursday 9 February, 2017

Jeff Sessions, controversial senator consistently accused of racism, confirmed as US Attorney General

Sessions, a former attorney general of Alabama, was finally confirmed by the US Senate last night.

# us - Sunday 5 February, 2017

Trump draws criticism as he repeats respect for 'killer' Putin

Trump was speaking in an excerpt of a Super Bowl interview with Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly.

# us - Saturday 4 February, 2017

'Do you speak Arabic?': How the US bungled its online fight against IS

The US security programme dealing with IS online is beset with “incompetence, cronyism and flawed data”.

'We're over the moon' - Irish comedian successfully donates kidney to brother in US

Jarlath Regan tweeted yesterday that the operation had been a success.

# us - Friday 3 February, 2017

City mayor confirms there was no massacre at Bowling Green

“I understand during a live interview how one can misspeak and we appreciate the clarification,” Mayor Wilkerson said.

# us - Thursday 2 February, 2017

White House defends airstrike in which US soldier and several civilians were killed

US president Donald Trump has vowed to fight Islamic extremism relentlessly.

# us - Sunday 29 January, 2017

Explainer: Why China could be set for a showdown with the US on the South China Sea

Trump has antagonised China for showing his support for Taiwan on the issue.

Setback for Trump as US judge stops deportations under refugee ban Airport Protests This post contains videos

Setback for Trump as US judge stops deportations under refugee ban

The American Civil Liberties Union won a legal challenge, describing Trump’s move as a ban on Muslims.

# us - Saturday 28 January, 2017

US immigration at Dublin and Shannon operating Trump's ban on people from 7 Muslim countries

Entry to the US is being denied to people from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

# us - Friday 27 January, 2017

Trump to Theresa: 'A free and independent Britain is a blessing to the world'

Trump had accepted an invitation to make a state visit to Britain later this year.

# us - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

Donald Trump resigns as director of two Irish companies which operate his luxury Clare hotel

Donald Trump resigns as director of two Irish companies which operate his luxury Clare hotel

The move comes just weeks after he told media that he “couldn’t care less” about the resort.

# us - Sunday 22 January, 2017

Trump's chief advisor Kellyanne Conway defends crowd claims as 'alternative facts'

The presenter replied that ‘alternative facts’ were not facts: “they’re falsehoods”.

# us - Saturday 21 January, 2017

'It's only a matter of time before Putin makes a fool of Trump'

The former chair of Republicans Abroad Ireland tells us why he thinks Russia probably has compromising material on the new US President, but it might not matter.

# us - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

'The only thing that’s the end of the world is the end of the world' - Obama bows out

Overall, the outgoing President said, he believes America will be ok.

Assange 'standing by' offer to be extradited to US - lawyer

Assange has been living in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since June 2012 to avoid being extradited to Sweden.

Iran president calls Trump's talk over renegotiating nuclear deal 'meaningless'

During the campaign trail the US president-elect referred to it as “the worst deal ever negotiated”.

# us - Sunday 15 January, 2017

Lady Liberty will be portrayed as a black woman on a US coin for the first time

African-American heroes and those from other minorities are being used on a special series of coins.

# us - Saturday 14 January, 2017

Donald Trump in Twitter attack on Congressman who marched alongside Martin Luther King

Ahead of MLK Day in the US, Trump has claimed that Congressman John Lewis is ‘all talk’.

# us - Friday 13 January, 2017

Obama to Biden: 'I had to quote an Irish poet and Seamus Heaney was taken' Was It For This This post contains videos

Obama to Biden: 'I had to quote an Irish poet and Seamus Heaney was taken'

Seamus Heaney and WB Yeats featured in the speeches given by the men yesterday.

# us - Thursday 12 January, 2017

Amazon to create 100,000 full-time jobs in US in next 18 months

Donald Trump is claiming to have played a role in the move.

# us - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

Jeff Sessions says he'd be a fair Attorney General and defy Trump if necessary

Civil rights advocates have rallied against his nomination, with protesters attending today’s Senate hearing.

# us - Monday 9 January, 2017

Donald Trump is giving his son-in-law a top job in the White House

Jared Kushner will need to argue that a federal anti-nepotism law barring officials from appointing relatives to government positions does not apply to him.

"We are growing rather tired of these accusations": Moscow hits back at hacking claims

The accusations from the US are baseless and amateurish, the Kremlin insists.

'Sold to the highest bidder' - how Ireland's institutions allowed Americans to adopt Irish children in the 1950s

On average 10 Irish children (the vast majority born outside of marriage) per month were adopted by American citizens in the early-to-mid 1950s.

# us - Saturday 7 January, 2017

"You have to go through us": US sanctuary cities plan to fight Trump's deportation efforts

LA police chief Charlie Beck says his officers won’t take part in federal operations to deport undocumented foreigners.

# us - Friday 6 January, 2017

US intelligence says Putin ordered hacking campaign to help Trump win

A new report says the Russian president acted on grudges against the US after being embarrassed by the Panama Papers and the Olympic doping scandal.

# us - Thursday 5 January, 2017

Orlando's soccer club dedicates part of stadium to Pulse nightclub victims

On 12 June, 2016, a gunman opened fire inside the nightclub, killing 49 people and wounding 53 in America’s deadliest mass shooting.

'You don’t throw 30 million people off healthcare without having a plan' - Battle lines drawn over Obamacare

Repealing the controversial health care plan is one of the main plans of the incoming Republican administration.

# us - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

Over 100 people injured after train derails in Brooklyn

None of the injuries are thought to be life-threatening.

# us - Sunday 1 January, 2017

Trump: 'No computer is safe - if you have something important, write it out'

Trump rarely uses email or computers despite his frequent tweeting.

# us - Saturday 31 December, 2016

US claims Russia tried to hack one of its domestic electricity grids

The attack, on the electrical network of northeastern state Vermont, is not believed to have upset supply.

# us - Thursday 29 December, 2016

Russia pledges "adequate reprisals" after Obama expels Russian diplomats

Barack Obama has announced a series of sanctions in retaliation for the alleged US election hack by Russia.

# us - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

Chaos in US shopping centres: Skirmishes send shoppers scrambling for the doors

There were incidents across America, and numerous false reports of gunfire.

# us - Monday 26 December, 2016

Obama says he could have been re-elected if he ran against Donald Trump

He said he believes the American public still supports his progressive vision.

# us - Friday 23 December, 2016

Rockettes' owners deny dancers are being forced to attend Trump inauguration

Some dancers have said they don’t want to perform at the event next month.

# us - Thursday 22 December, 2016

Boy (9) kills himself when playing with gun in US

The boy’s 11-year-old brother said the two were home alone when the nine-year-old began playing with a gun and it accidentally fired.

Trump says America needs to boost nuclear capability until 'world comes to its senses'

The US President-elect made the comment a few hours after Vladimir Putin said something similar about Russia.

# us - Friday 16 December, 2016

Obama says US will hit back at Russia 'at a time and place of our own choosing'

The outgoing US president’s remarks dramatically upped the stakes in a dispute between the world’s leading nuclear powers.

# us - Thursday 15 December, 2016

Affair website Ashley Madison fined just $1.6 million for massive data breach

The settlement comes after a hacker group released what was said to be personal data on millions of people.

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