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#America

# 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'

USA! USA! USA!

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.

# america - 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.

# america - Friday 30 December, 2016

'Great move, Vladimir': Trump praises Russian President for reaction to US sanctions

“I always knew he was very smart,” Trump tweeted.

Putin won't expel US diplomats, invites them to party in the Kremlin instead

Putin says he’ll plan his next steps “based on the policies pursued by the administration of President Donald Trump”.

# america - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

Poll: Would you welcome Trump if he visited Ireland in 2017? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you welcome Trump if he visited Ireland in 2017?

Trump has divided opinion during his presidential campaign – and that hasn’t changed since he won the election.

There were 27 shootings in Chicago over the Christmas weekend

12 of the gang-related shootings were deadly.

# america - Thursday 15 December, 2016

A Colorado school district will allow teachers carry guns

The latest Colorado vote came on the fourth anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre.

US news network claims Putin directly involved in Hillary Clinton hack

Intelligence officials are said to have a “high level of confidence”, according to NBC.

# america - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

The man who forgot the US Energy Department existed will be the head of it

Trump’s choice has close ties to the Texas oil industry and has corporate roles in two petroleum companies.

# america - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

Man pleads guilty to helping his cousin plan notorious Bali murder of girlfriend's mother

Sheila von Weise was beaten to death with a fruit bowl during a vacation in 2014.

# america - Sunday 11 December, 2016

Trump says CIA finding Russia helped him win election is 'just another excuse'

Trump dismissed the reports as an attempt by Democrats to excuse their election loss.

# america - Thursday 8 December, 2016

'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.

# america - Tuesday 6 December, 2016

Oscar-winning director won't be sent to the US to face sentence for statutory rape

Roman Polanski is still wanted in the United States for sentencing over the 1977 statutory rape of Samantha Gailey.

# america - Saturday 3 December, 2016

Death toll from California party fire could reach 40

Between 50 and 100 people were believed to have been at the party when the fire started.

# america - Thursday 1 December, 2016

'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.

Opportunist thief steals pot of gold worth $1.6m from back of truck

The man stole the gold in broad daylight in Midtown Manhattan.