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# us - Yesterday’s News

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.

# us - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

Deal reached to evacuate civilians and wounded from Aleppo

But it’s not clear if bombing has stopped.

# us - Monday 12 December, 2016

Clinton campaign presses for intelligence briefing on Russian hacking

Ten members of the Electoral College have called for a briefing before they officially vote in the next US President.

# us - Thursday 8 December, 2016

6.5 magnitude earthquake strikes off the coast of northern California USA

6.5 magnitude earthquake strikes off the coast of northern California

Seismologists said that no major tsunami threat was expected.

'Putting an arsonist in charge of fighting fires' - Trump picks fossil fuel advocate for top environment job

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has spent much of his political career battling the EPA.

# us - Sunday 4 December, 2016

Mocked for his tweets, Trump fires back - on Twitter

In the Saturday Night Live sketch, Trump is chided by aides for sending retweets.

# us - Saturday 3 December, 2016

Trump breaks decades of US foreign policy with telephone call from president of Taiwan

One Democratic Senator said, “That’s how wars start”.

# us - Thursday 1 December, 2016

Kidnapped California woman found tied up at the side of a road was branded by captors

Sherri Papini was abducted while jogging and found three weeks later.

'Terrific guy, fantastic country' - Trump's phone call to Pakistan leader

Trump’s transition team confirmed a call had taken place between the two men.

# us - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

Irish woman waiting to hear about extradition to US is on suicide watch

The mother-of-one is wanted by US authorities in connection with an alleged multi-million euro steroid distribution enterprise.

People have donated $100,000 to a website to dig a big hole in the ground

Organisers Cards Against Humanity has not pledged to give the donations to charity, or to any cause.

# us - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

US judge rules that anorexic patient can refuse forced feedings

The court also granted her request for care to relieve pain or discomfort.

# us - Tuesday 22 November, 2016

The US State Department has issued a terror travel alert for Europe

It warned American citizens of credible information showing planned attacks by Isis and Al-Qa’ida this Christmas.

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