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# usa - Sunday 7 February, 2016

‘I’m an American, but Sarah Palin and Donald Trump do not speak for me’

‘I’m not sure when there began to be such a disconnect between myself and the campaign oratory – and whether I have changed or if it’s the American discourse.’

# usa - Thursday 28 January, 2016

Barbie is getting a makeover – to bring her more in line with reality

The nigh-on 60-year-old doll is a global icon. Unfortunately, experts have never seen her proportions as being humanly possible.

# usa - Tuesday 26 January, 2016

Anti-abortion activists who took undercover videos face criminal charges

It’s the first time anyone has been charged in relation to the videos.

# usa - Sunday 24 January, 2016

Snow has ground the east of the US to a halt

16 people are reported dead.

# usa - Friday 22 January, 2016

Defamation case against Bill Cosby thrown out by judge

A woman had claimed the comedian defamed her when he responded to allegations that he drugged and sexually assaulted her.

# usa - Tuesday 19 January, 2016

Donald Trump has a new high-profile supporter

“I am proud to endorse Donald J. Trump for President of the United States of America.”

# usa - Monday 18 January, 2016

The yawn-inducing name of this EU-US trade deal is what makes it so dangerous

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership covers a wide range of policy areas that will impact on your life, writes David Lundy

# usa - Saturday 9 January, 2016

11 true-crime documentaries to watch after you’re done with Making a Murderer

If you’re having Making a Murderer withdrawals here’s a few to sink your teeth into.

Here’s a look inside New York City’s first ‘micro apartment’

This is the first modular prefab constructed building in New York City.

# usa - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

Watch: Obama in tears as he announces plan on gun control

The US President became emotional as he remembered 20 elementary school children shot dead three years ago in Newtown, Connecticut.

# usa - Sunday 3 January, 2016

Militiamen seize wildlife reserve – and won’t rule out violence if police storm them

They were reportedly angered by the jailing of two ranchers.

# usa - Thursday 31 December, 2015

Bill Cosby’s attorney: ‘My client is not guilty. This is a game of political football’

Monique Pressley, Bill Cosby’s attorney, said he has been “unjustly” accused of a crime.

# usa - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

US bans soaps, body washes and toothpastes containing microbeads

Microbeads don’t get filtered out by wastewater treatment plants. Instead, they get discharged directly into rivers, lakes, and the ocean.

# usa - Tuesday 29 December, 2015

‘I watched this man bleed out. He was rolling on the ground and I imagined his last moments’

The drone programme has been referred to as a “global assassination campaign” that has murdered over 4,000 people, writes Julien Mercille.

This photo of a tornado has been chosen as the best image of 2015 by National Geographic

The photo, entitled ‘Dirt’, was shot by James Smart in Colorado last spring.

# usa - Monday 28 December, 2015

Man accused of killing partner and son may blame cough syrup

Lawyers are to make the case Dr Louis Chen suffered from a cough-syrup induced psychosis.

# usa - Sunday 27 December, 2015

‘Good’, ‘bad’, ‘stupid’ – on the campaign trail, Donald Trump speaks like a nine-year-old

And it seems that it’s quite deliberate. Trump’s rhetoric consistently comprises the most basic language to make what he says as understandable as possible for voters.

# usa - Monday 21 December, 2015

Students loaded with loans are less free to conduct their lives in the way they wish. It’s a bad idea

We know very well the negative consequences of a student loan system. Just look at the United States, writes Julien Mercille.

# usa - Sunday 20 December, 2015

‘I surprised my mum when I told her I’m more afraid of visiting home in the US than living here’

Incidents of gun violence have become so commonplace back home that I can’t remember a time when we could go a full week without hearing about a shooting.

# usa - Friday 18 December, 2015

‘Affluenza’ teen who killed four people in drink-driving crash may have fled US

Ethan Couch was 16 when he crashed his pickup truck into a group of pedestrians and another vehicle.

30% of Republican voters support bombing Agrabah (the country from Aladdin)

19% of Democrats would like to see the fictional kingdom bombed too.

# usa - Sunday 13 December, 2015

Here’s a glimpse of what Donald Trump’s America will look like

Pondering what Donald Trump’s presidency might be like is scary, writes Larry Donnelly.

# usa - Saturday 12 December, 2015

If you’re thinking of a J1 the new job rules shouldn’t stop you (as long as you don’t delay)

You need a job before you go out, so go get one.

# usa - Thursday 3 December, 2015

Secret Service agents didn’t spot four men fishing in Joe Biden’s back garden

It’s ok, a neighbour rang the police.

Women are now able to fight on the US military’s frontline

This has ended centuries of men-only tradition.

# usa - Tuesday 1 December, 2015

Move over calories – now New York menus will have salt warnings on them

It is the first city in the US to have the warnings on its menus.

# usa - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

Toddler killed after siblings put her in the oven and switched it on

Her mother has been charged with child endangerment.

# usa - Tuesday 24 November, 2015

Five Black Lives Matter protesters shot by “three white men”

None suffered life-threatening injuries.

# usa - Monday 23 November, 2015

Chicago “on the tipping point” as police get ready to release video of officer shooting black teenager 16 times

How Longford is the first town in Ireland to embrace Black Friday

There will be late night banks, 65 retailers offering discounts and free parking this Friday in Longford

# usa - Sunday 22 November, 2015

To reduce the threat of terrorism, stop bombing and close Shannon Airport to the US military

There are a number of steps that should be taken to address the threat posed by terrorists, writes Julien Mercille.

# usa - Thursday 19 November, 2015

New York “won’t be intimidated” by Isis threat video USA

New York “won’t be intimidated” by Isis threat video

The city’s mayor said that New Yorkers won’t live in fear.

# usa - Monday 16 November, 2015

Explainer: Who are Islamic State?

What are the roots of the militant group, and why are people talking about its ‘new phase’?

# usa - Sunday 8 November, 2015

Things are about to get nasty in the Republican presidential race

Whoever wins the race, they will most certainly be up against Hilary Clinton, writes Larry Donnelly.

# usa - Monday 2 November, 2015

Die Hard actor and former Senator Fred Thompson dies aged 73 RIP

Die Hard actor and former Senator Fred Thompson dies aged 73

The 6ft 6in former lawyer also starred in Cape Fear and In The Line of Fire.

# usa - Sunday 1 November, 2015

It’s going to take six years to extend the breast cancer screening programme

The US changed its rules on when women should begin getting mammograms.

# usa - Saturday 31 October, 2015

Son charged with murder as parents’ remains found months after their disappearance

His girlfriend has also been arrested.

# usa - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

President Higgins will plant a tree in honour of Berkeley victims during US trip

Michael D is en route to the west coast of America.

# usa - Monday 19 October, 2015

From The42 IABA insist they did their ‘utmost’ to retain Billy Walsh’s services Explanation

IABA insist they did their ‘utmost’ to retain Billy Walsh’s services

Sport Ireland have also suggested they made “every effort” to prevent the acclaimed coach from leaving.

From The42 ‘This morning, I spent a lot of time crying’ – Billy Walsh on his hardest-ever decision Reaction

‘This morning, I spent a lot of time crying’ – Billy Walsh on his hardest-ever decision

The Irish boxing coach’s resignation was confirmed earlier today.

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