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# america - Friday 7 April, 2017

First US targeted missile strike on Assad regime kills six Syrian soldiers

Trump confirmed the first American targeted strike against Assad’s regime.

# america - Thursday 6 April, 2017

For the first time, a country will sell recreational marijuana in its pharmacies

Uruguay will become the first nation to make the step later this year.

Head of probe into Trump's ties to Russia steps aside due to ethics complaints

Republican Devin Nunes stepped aside temporarily today.

# america - Monday 3 April, 2017

Hollywood star Doris Day finds out she's 95 on her 93rd birthday

There are a couple of theories about how the error occurred.

# america - Sunday 2 April, 2017

'The sky hasn't fallen': The cannabis business is in great shape in Trump's America

The federal government still classifies marijuana as an illegal drug, but business in booming in states where it’s legal.

# america - Friday 31 March, 2017

Donald Trump's visits to his resort are costing Florida millions

If Trump continues to visit Mar-a-Lago, the county will need funds to defend against cyber attacks and terrorism.

# america - Friday 24 March, 2017

Trump forced to withdraw Obamacare replacement in major political defeat

House Republicans indicated the vote would lose.

# america - Thursday 23 March, 2017

Trump's pick for top judge has set US politicians on a collision course

A Supreme Court seat has been open for more than 13 months, since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

# america - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

He called it 'obsolete', but Trump says he will reaffirm US commitment to Nato

The White House confirmed Trump will attend a Nato meeting in May.

# america - Sunday 12 March, 2017

Trainee doctors in the US can work 24-hour shifts under new rules

Groups representing medical students, interns and residents oppose the loosening of work-shift caps.

# america - Thursday 9 March, 2017

Assange accuses CIA of 'devastating incompetence' and warns he has a lot more info to leak

US officials told CNN that a federal criminal investigation was being opened into the leak.

# america - Monday 6 March, 2017

Donald Trump has brought in a new travel ban targeting people from six countries

The new ban applies to six of the seven countries which were included in the initial travel ban.

# america - Saturday 4 March, 2017

Jewish communities in the US have faced a string of anti-semitic threats so far this year

Over 500 headstones were damaged at the weekend at the Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia.

# america - Sunday 26 February, 2017

'He was just enjoying his glass of beer': Family's distress after Indian men shot in 'hate crime'

India has demanded the “strongest action” from the US government over the incident.

# america - Saturday 25 February, 2017

Man arrested in New York after chainsawing through door and injuring his boss

Police haven’t said what led to the incident.

# america - Friday 24 February, 2017

Sanders says Trump has 'opened the floodgates' for private prisons to profit

President Trump has promised a crackdown on crime and illegal immigration, meaning more prisons are needed quick.

# america - Thursday 23 February, 2017

20 fires started at Standing Rock as protest camp dismantled

“The camps will continue,” one protester said. “Freedom is in our DNA, and we have no choice but to continue the struggle.”

# america - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

Trump appoints his third pick as national security advisor

McMaster is another name on the long list of Trump advisors who have been plucked from the military.

# america - Sunday 19 February, 2017

Student finds 11-foot snake in his car engine

Nope. Nope. Nope.

# america - Saturday 18 February, 2017

At least four reported dead as Pacific storm batters California

Tens of thousands of homes are without power, and hundreds of flights have been cancelled due to the storm.

# america - Thursday 16 February, 2017

Two-year-old shot dead in attack streamed live on Facebook

Police said last night that they were still searching for a suspect in the shooting which shocked Chicago.

# america - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

New York jury finds man guilty of killing six-year-old boy in 1979

Etan Patz was walking to school on his own for the first time when he disappeared in May 1979.

# america - Monday 13 February, 2017

Trump planning to speed up deportation of illegal immigrants

The White House confirmed the president’s plans to introduce a raft of new immigration measures.

# america - 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.

# america - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

Trump attacks 'terrible' Nordstrom for dropping Ivanka's clothing line

After Trump’s criticism, Nordstrom stock grew by nearly a percentage point.

# america - 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.

A law that aimed to prevent mentally ill people from buying guns has been overturned in the US

On the campaign trail, Trump had heavily campaigned on the constitutional right to bear arms.

# america - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

'It was such a shock, I no longer feel 61 but 22 again': Barry's delight at scooping major book award

Barry won the Costa Book of the Year award for Days Without End last night.

# america - Friday 27 January, 2017

From The Daily Edge 17 things that just scream 'MURICA'

17 things that just scream 'MURICA'


Trump and Nieto aren't going to talk about the border wall anymore

…At least not publicly.

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.

# america - Tuesday 24 January, 2017

Here are the policy decisions Donald Trump made yesterday

Trump was busy yesterday.

# america - Monday 23 January, 2017

Here are the policy decisions Donald Trump made over the weekend

Trump has promised a lot in his first 100 days.

# america - 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”.

# america - Saturday 21 January, 2017

While Americans have been marching against him - where has Trump been?

Hundreds of thousands of Americans have turned up to march against their new president.

Mississippi tornado kills 4 and flattens homes overnight

Authorities have said that local firefighters and police are going door-to-door to try to rescue victims.

# america - Thursday 19 January, 2017

From The42 Irish star ends extended break from athletics following disastrous injury run Back On Track This post contains videos

Irish star ends extended break from athletics following disastrous injury run

Ciarán Ó Lionáird is taking a different approach to running these days.

# america - 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.

# america - Monday 16 January, 2017

Final acts as President: Obama moves 10 prisoners from Guantanamo to Oman

The nationality of the ten inmates are unconfirmed.

# america - Monday 9 January, 2017

'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.