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# united-states - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

'A moral imperative' Divisive slavery reparations hearing takes place in the US

The idea that the descendants of US slaves should be compensated has proven controversial.

# united-states - Friday 14 June, 2019

Say hello to Ambassador Crawford, now officially the United States' new man in Ireland

Until now, the role has been vacant for the entirety of Donald Trump’s presidency

Gulf of Oman attacks: US says video shows Iran removing mine from oil tanker

Iran has denied any involvement in yesterday’s attacks.

# united-states - Thursday 13 June, 2019

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders to step down from role

The president tweeted the news evening.

US accuses Iran of being behind attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf

The suspected attacks come amid spiralling tensions between Tehran and Washington.

# united-states - Sunday 9 June, 2019

'I was in disguise as an American tourist': The woman who egged Richard Nixon in 1970

Nixon’s motorcade was making its way through Dublin when it was egged three times.

# united-states - Saturday 8 June, 2019

Trump suspends tariffs against Mexico after 11th-hour migration deal

Mexico has agreed to expand its policy of taking back migrants from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador as their asylum claims are processed.

# united-states - Friday 7 June, 2019

Legendary New Orleans blues pianist Dr John dies at 77 RIP

Legendary New Orleans blues pianist Dr John dies at 77

The Grammy award winning musician has been described today as a “radiant singer, songwriter, and pianist”.

# united-states - Thursday 6 June, 2019

Trump, Macron, May all to attend ceremonies in Normandy to mark 75 years since D-Day

D-Day is seen by many as one of the great symbols of transatlantic cooperation.

# united-states - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

US jury orders wife of Seán Dunne to pay €18 million to bankruptcy trustee

The unanimous decision from the 10-person jury was the result of a five-week civil trial.

A respectful welcome - but no pomp and circumstance: What to expect from the Trump visit

Trump will arrive in Shannon Airport later today.

# united-states - Sunday 2 June, 2019

Donald Trump says the UK should send in Nigel Farage to handle Brexit negotiations

Trump also said the UK should send in Nigel Farage to negotiate.

'He's not welcome here': Major security operation planned as protests to take place during Trump visit

Local protest groups will set up a camp close to Shannon Airport for the duration of the US President’s trip.

# united-states - Saturday 1 June, 2019

Eleven people killed in shooting at government building in Virginia

The gunman, a longtime public utilities employee, was also killed.

# united-states - Friday 31 May, 2019

Trump announces US to hit Mexico with tariffs on 'all goods' from next weekend

Mexico’s top diplomat for North America described the move as “disastrous”.

# united-states - Thursday 30 May, 2019

Louisiana lawmakers pass controversial 'heartbeat' abortion ban

Restrictions passed by a number of US States recently are expected to be blocked in lower courts and eventually appealed to the Supreme Court.

# united-states - Saturday 25 May, 2019

US judge blocks Mississippi's 'heartbeat' abortion ban

The bill banning abortion where a heartbeat is detectable was passed in March.

Wisconsin man sentenced to life in prison for kidnapping 13-year-old and killing her parents

Jake Patterson (21) pleaded guilty to two counts of intentional homicide and one count of kidnapping.

# united-states - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

Composting of human bodies now legal in Washington

The bill was signed in a bid to cut carbon emissions from burials and cremations.

# united-states - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

US delays Huawei ban for up to 90 days, while founder says the firm 'can't be isolated'

The founder of the Chinese technology giant has said that it “can’t be isolated”.

# united-states - Monday 20 May, 2019

The Explainer: Why are so many US states tightening abortion laws right now?

With a Supreme Court dominated by conservatives and a pro-life president, this type of shift in abortion legislation had been expected for some time – so what happens now?

# united-states - Sunday 19 May, 2019

Trump says he's 'strongly pro-life' but supports abortion in cases of rape, incest and protecting life of mother

Trump’s comments come after several US states passed tough new restrictions on abortions.

# united-states - Friday 17 May, 2019

Trump announces plans for 'merit-based' immigration policy plan

The immigration reforms would be the first major change to the system in decades.

# united-states - Sunday 12 May, 2019

Man (26) who reported Texas girl missing arrested in her disappearance

Derion Vence, who is the former fiancé of the girl’s mother, was arrested near Houston yesterday.

# united-states - Saturday 11 May, 2019

From The42 PSG teenager Tim Weah cuts short Celtic loan Transfer News

PSG teenager Tim Weah cuts short Celtic loan

With the U20 World Cup approaching, the United States striker has opted to leave the Scottish champions early.

# united-states - Friday 10 May, 2019

Whistleblower Chelsea Manning released from US prison

Manning was jailed in early March for refusing to testify in a grand jury investigation .

Fake heiress who conned New York's elite sentenced to up to 12 years in prison

Ana Sorokin traveled free of charge on private jets and lived for months at luxury hotels without paying the bill.

US more than doubles tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods

China has pledged “necessary countermeasures” to the 25% tariffs.

# united-states - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

US Attorney General Barr held in contempt by committee over Mueller report

The move escalates tensions between Democrats and President Donald Trump.

From The42 Europe captain Padraig Harrington gets Ryder Cup wildcards reduced to three for 2020 Cut

Europe captain Padraig Harrington gets Ryder Cup wildcards reduced to three for 2020

His request for the number of wildcards for Europe’s 2020 Ryder Cup campaign to be decreased from four has been accepted.

Iran inches away from landmark nuclear deal amid US sanctions

President Rouhani said Iran wants to negotiate new terms with remaining partners in the deal.

# united-states - Friday 26 April, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn turns down invitation to state banquet for Donald Trump

Corbyn said May “should not be rolling out the red carpet for a state visit”.

# united-states - Thursday 25 April, 2019

North Korea billed US $2 million for imprisoned student's medical care

Otto Warmbier fell into a coma after apparently being tortured behind bars and died days after arriving back in the United States.

# united-states - Friday 19 April, 2019

US couple sentenced to life in prison for imprisoning 12 of their children

David Allen Turpin and Louise Anna Turpin pleaded guilty.

# united-states - Wednesday 17 April, 2019

FDA orders medical device companies to stop selling pelvic mesh

The FDA said it couldn’t assure women that these devices were safe and effective longterm.

# united-states - Friday 5 April, 2019

Ex-convict charged with claiming to be missing boy Timmothy Pitzen This post contains videos

Ex-convict charged with claiming to be missing boy

The FBI declared Rini’s story a hoax after performing a DNA test.

# united-states - Thursday 4 April, 2019

A US teenager has come forward to say he is a young boy missing since 2011

Timmothy Pitzen has not been seen since his mother died by suicide.

# united-states - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

'Grave breaches': Trump's White House reversed security clearance details

White House security adviser Tricia Newbold has detailed “grave breaches of national security”.

# united-states - Sunday 3 March, 2019

SpaceX Dragon capsule docks with International Space Station

The announcement was met with applause at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.

Trump gives mammoth two-hour speech attacking Democrats, 'socialism' and the Russia investigation

Trump’s speech came as he sought to move on from a bruising week in domestic and international politics.