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# united-states - Sunday 20 September, 2020

Donald Trump vows to nominate a woman to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s vacant seat

The towering women’s rights champion who became the court’s second female justice died aged 87 at her home in Washington.

# united-states - Thursday 17 September, 2020

Hurricane Sally: Storm weakens over US after leaving one dead and streets under water

The death happened in Orange Beach, Alabama.

Donald Trump disputes health officials on timeline for mass vaccinations

“We think we can start sometime in October,” US President Trump claimed.

# united-states - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

'It will start getting cooler': Donald Trump dismisses climate change as cause of US wildfires

At least 35 people have died as wildfires blaze in the western states of California, Oregon and Washington.

# united-states - Sunday 13 September, 2020

United States wildfires death toll climbs to 33 with one person still missing

The flames have destroyed neighbourhoods and driven tens of thousands of people from their homes.

# united-states - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

California wildfires burn a record two million acres

Two of the three largest fires in state history are burning in the San Francisco Bay Area.

# united-states - Monday 7 September, 2020

Julian Assange fails in bid to rule out new allegations as extradition fight continues

Assange spoke to state he does not consent to extradition.

# united-states - Friday 4 September, 2020

# united-states - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

Joseph Kennedy III defeated in Massachusetts senate primary

In the waning weeks of the campaign, Kennedy had leaned into his family’s long political legacy in Massachusetts.

# united-states - Monday 31 August, 2020

'It’s lawlessness, plain and simple': Joe Biden condemns rioting, looting and arson at protests

Biden also blamed Donald Trump for “stoking violence” in US cities.

Democrats accuse Trump of inflaming racial tensions in Portland

The city has been the site of daily protests for months.

# united-states - Friday 28 August, 2020

Trump says Biden is destroyer of American 'greatness' as he accepts Republican nomination

The US president spoke for 70 minutes at an event held at the White House.

# united-states - Thursday 27 August, 2020

'Extremely dangerous' Hurricane Laura reaches Louisiana with wind speeds of 240 km/hr

Videos on social media already show the damage from the storm.

Pence warns Americans 'won't be safe' if Joe Biden wins

Pence was the keynote speaker at the Republican convention last night in a parade of Trump acolytes.

# united-states - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

Jacob Blake: Father says son shot 'eight times' by police is 'paralysed from the waist down'

Protests broke out in the city of Kenosha after 29-year-old Jacob Blake was shot.

Republicans paint dark picture of future if Donald Trump loses election

Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley was among the key speakers at the first night of the Republican National Convention.

# united-states - Saturday 22 August, 2020

California wildfires some of largest in state history

Thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes by the intense summer blazes.

# united-states - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

'May you rot in prison': US Golden State Killer victims speak out

Joseph DeAngelo Jr, a former police officer, is due to be sentenced on Friday.

# united-states - Sunday 9 August, 2020

US hits 5 million Covid-19 cases - the highest in the world

The US death toll – currently at 162,441 – is also the highest in the world.

'We've had it': Trump extends unemployment benefits after rescue package talks collapse

He said that if he is re-elected in November, he would look at the possibility of making the payroll tax permanent.

# united-states - Friday 7 August, 2020

India's coronavirus cases reach over two million

The country has the third-highest number of cases in the world.

# united-states - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

Donald Trump suggests he could accept Republican nomination from White House

Use of the presidential residence for such a partisan event would break with tradition.

# united-states - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

Donald Trump says US is 'lower than the world' in Covid-19 deaths as proportion of cases

A 30 minute interview of the US president was aired by HBO yesterday.

# united-states - Friday 31 July, 2020

Oklahoma murder suspect escapes from 12th floor cell using sheets

Pablo Robledo (34) was being held on a first-degree murder charge.

Republicans push back against Trump’s suggestion to delay US election

Donald Trump did not deny that he was trying to cast doubt about the election results when asked directly in a news conference.

# united-states - Thursday 30 July, 2020

Donald Trump suggests delaying presidential election amid unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud

There is no evidence of widespread voter fraud through postal voting, even in states with all-mail votes.

# united-states - Monday 27 July, 2020

Thousands of volunteers begin tests of US government’s Covid-19 vaccine

It is one of several candidates to find a cure for the pandemic.

US closes consulate in Chengdu, China amid diplomatic spat

The US State Department said it was disappointed at China’s order to close the consulate.

# united-states - Wednesday 22 July, 2020

Donald Trump sending ‘surge’ of federal agents into US cities

Hundreds have already been sent to Kansas City to help quell violence.

# united-states - Saturday 18 July, 2020

Covid-19: US posts record 77,638 new cases in 24 hours

It’s the third day in a row that a new daily record has been set in the world’s hardest-hit country.

# united-states - Thursday 16 July, 2020

Concerns raised over US troop flights into Shannon after plane arrives from army base in Tennessee

Flight OY-545 arrived at Shannon Airport this morning from Fort Campbell in Tennessee

The Explainer: Why are tourists able to visit Ireland right now?

And are they actually legally required to quarantine?

Covid-19: United States posts record 67,632 new cases in 24 hours

The death toll currently stands at more than 136,400.

# united-states - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

Daniel Lewis Lee executed by lethal injection in Indiana

Lee was convicted with another man of murdering a family in 1996.

Judge rules Donald Trump's niece can publicise book about US president

Robert Trump had objected to Mary Trump publicly discussing family members.

US says Beijing's pursuit of offshore resources in South China Sea are illegal

Beijing claims most of the South China Sea through a vague delineation based on maps from the 1940s.

California shuts bars, indoor dining and most gyms and churches

Overall, California has reported more than 329,100 cases and over 7,000 deaths.

# united-states - Monday 13 July, 2020

Busiest recent flight from Texas to Dublin had 'fewer than 20 passengers on board'

Only two such flights from Dallas to Dublin have landed since the route resumed service.

# united-states - Sunday 12 July, 2020

Florida reports record high 15,300 positive Covid-19 cases in one day

The US yesterday recorded a new daily high of 66,528 cases.

# united-states - Thursday 9 July, 2020

Joe Biden proposes 'Buy American' campaign to bolster US firms

The former vice-president has called for $700 million to be spent on supporting manufacturing and technology firms.

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