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# us - Saturday 27 February, 2021

$650 million settlement approved in privacy lawsuit against Facebook
# Tagged
# Tagged

$650 million settlement approved in privacy lawsuit against Facebook

Feb 27th 2021, 12:32 PM 25,047 Views 7 Comments

The legal action concerned the use of photo face-tagging and other biometric data without users’ consent.

# us - Friday 26 February, 2021

Saudi Arabia 'completely rejects' US report claiming crown prince 'approved' murder of Washington Post journalist
# Jamal Khashoggi
# Jamal Khashoggi

Saudi Arabia 'completely rejects' US report claiming crown prince 'approved' murder of Washington Post journalist

Updated Feb 26th 2021, 9:46 PM 21,591 Views 40 Comments

The report was released by Joe Biden’s administration this evening.

US to publish report today claiming Saudi crown prince was responsible for Jamal Khashoggi murder
# Mohammed Bin Salman
# Mohammed Bin Salman

US to publish report today claiming Saudi crown prince was responsible for Jamal Khashoggi murder

Feb 26th 2021, 7:56 AM 11,399 Views 14 Comments

President Donald Trump had avoided making the report public, which was completed a month after the murder in October 2018.

US bombs sites in Syria used by Iran-backed militia
# Retaliation
# Retaliation

US bombs sites in Syria used by Iran-backed militia

Feb 26th 2021, 7:10 AM 20,281 Views 56 Comments

The airstrike was the first military action undertaken by the Biden administration.

# us - Wednesday 24 February, 2021

US regulator says Johnson & Johnson vaccine is 'effective' against Covid-19 and new variants
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

US regulator says Johnson & Johnson vaccine is 'effective' against Covid-19 and new variants

Feb 24th 2021, 3:46 PM 19,827 Views 18 Comments

The vaccine is seen as a vital tool in the pandemic.

# us - Monday 22 February, 2021

Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen have made an eight-part podcast
# Renegades
# Renegades

Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen have made an eight-part podcast

Feb 22nd 2021, 10:45 PM 10,027 Views 3 Comments

The pair met for the first time during Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign and have since become friends.

# us - Saturday 20 February, 2021

US deports 95-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard to Germany
# Crimes Against Humanity
# Crimes Against Humanity

US deports 95-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard to Germany

Feb 20th 2021, 6:57 PM 44,633 Views 54 Comments

His deportation was first ordered by an immigration judge last year.

# us - Wednesday 17 February, 2021

At least 20 people dead as 100 million Americans brace for more cold, ice and snow
# Winter Storm
# Winter Storm

At least 20 people dead as 100 million Americans brace for more cold, ice and snow

Updated Feb 17th 2021, 4:19 PM 62,295 Views 28 Comments

Nearly three million customers remained without power early today in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi.

# us - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

US congressman sues Donald Trump under Ku Klux Klan Act over role in deadly riot at US Capitol
# Capitol Riot
# Capitol Riot

US congressman sues Donald Trump under Ku Klux Klan Act over role in deadly riot at US Capitol

Feb 16th 2021, 6:51 PM 31,563 Views 17 Comments

It is the first case in an expected wave of litigation over the 6 January riot.

# us - Wednesday 10 February, 2021

Eight Britons arrested for hacking phones of US celebrities and sport stars
# Scam
# Scam

Eight Britons arrested for hacking phones of US celebrities and sport stars

Feb 10th 2021, 11:53 AM 12,552 Views 0 Comments

The suspects used a SIM-swapping scam to take control of the wealthy targets’ mobile phones and steal cash, bitcoin and personal data.

# us - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

Trump's second impeachment trial to begin today
# Insurrection
# Insurrection

Trump's second impeachment trial to begin today

Updated Feb 9th 2021, 2:51 PM 15,482 Views 19 Comments

The trial is set to begin at 6pm Irish time.

# us - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

Biden wants to undo 'national shame' of child separations at US-Mexico border
# Donald Trump
# Donald Trump

Biden wants to undo 'national shame' of child separations at US-Mexico border

Feb 3rd 2021, 9:59 AM 22,572 Views 44 Comments

An estimated 600 to 700 children remain apart from their families.

# us - Monday 1 February, 2021

US police pepper-sprayed 9-year-old girl, footage shows
# Rochester
# Rochester

US police pepper-sprayed 9-year-old girl, footage shows

Feb 1st 2021, 11:50 AM 39,602 Views 72 Comments

The video sparked new outrage over excesses committed by the country’s law enforcement.

# us - Sunday 31 January, 2021

Republican group proposes alternative Covid-19 relief plan to Biden
# Washington
# Washington

Republican group proposes alternative Covid-19 relief plan to Biden

Jan 31st 2021, 6:45 PM 22,577 Views 25 Comments

The Republican senators are suggesting that their plan would give Biden the bipartisan support he wants.

Harry Dunn suspect ‘willing to discuss resolution’ despite extradition refusal
# Diplomatic Immunity
# Diplomatic Immunity

Harry Dunn suspect ‘willing to discuss resolution’ despite extradition refusal

Jan 31st 2021, 3:16 PM 30,530 Views 0 Comments

Anne Sacoolas’ lawyers said she would like “nothing more than to find a path forward”.

# us - Tuesday 26 January, 2021

Second night of violence in the Netherlands amid anger over Covid-19 curfew
# Riots
# Riots

Second night of violence in the Netherlands amid anger over Covid-19 curfew

Jan 26th 2021, 8:00 AM 40,649 Views 52 Comments

Meanwhile, US President Joe Biden has said herd immunity could be achieved this year.

# us - Sunday 24 January, 2021

'Special relationship' between US and UK raised in first call between Biden and Johnson
# Say Hi
# Say Hi

'Special relationship' between US and UK raised in first call between Biden and Johnson

Jan 24th 2021, 11:54 AM 32,201 Views 43 Comments

Boris Johnson is believed to be the first European leader to have spoken to the new president.

# us - Saturday 23 January, 2021

Biden undoes Trump migration orders and pushes for major reform
# Immigration Policy
# Immigration Policy

Biden undoes Trump migration orders and pushes for major reform

Jan 23rd 2021, 7:15 PM 34,322 Views 45 Comments

As Biden rolls back Trump’s controversial policies, advocates still see new battles ahead.

Biden administration to review US-Taliban withdrawal deal
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Biden administration to review US-Taliban withdrawal deal

Jan 23rd 2021, 1:14 PM 15,996 Views 42 Comments

The US struck a deal with the Taliban in Qatar last year.

# us - Friday 22 January, 2021

Joe Biden seeks to pass $1.9 trillion relief plan amid warning about 600,000 Covid-19 deaths
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Joe Biden seeks to pass $1.9 trillion relief plan amid warning about 600,000 Covid-19 deaths

Jan 22nd 2021, 10:29 PM 19,548 Views 58 Comments

The president called for the passage of his ‘American Rescue Plan’ through Congress.

Article of impeachment against Donald Trump to be brought to US Senate on Monday
# Impeachment
# Impeachment

Article of impeachment against Donald Trump to be brought to US Senate on Monday

Jan 22nd 2021, 4:21 PM 12,414 Views 56 Comments

A charge of incitement of insurrection is being brought against the former president.

# us - Thursday 21 January, 2021

Covid-19 deaths in US top WWII fatalities as Biden warns worst is yet to come
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19 deaths in US top WWII fatalities as Biden warns worst is yet to come

Jan 21st 2021, 6:58 AM 18,444 Views 40 Comments

405,400 people have died from the disease, more than the 405,399 total US combat and non-combat deaths in WWII.

# us - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

When does it start? Is it on TV? Will there be music? Everything you need to know about the US inauguration
# Biden Time
# Biden Time

When does it start? Is it on TV? Will there be music? Everything you need to know about the US inauguration

Jan 20th 2021, 12:05 AM 52,862 Views 17 Comments

Joe Biden will be officially sworn-in as the 46th president of the United States today.

# us - Tuesday 19 January, 2021

On his last full day in office, Donald Trump will mull over pardons - but isn't expected to pardon himself
# Season Finale
# Season Finale

On his last full day in office, Donald Trump will mull over pardons - but isn't expected to pardon himself

Jan 19th 2021, 9:17 AM 39,439 Views 75 Comments

If Trump pardoned himself, that would likely harden anger among previously supportive Republicans in the Senate, which will soon start an impeachment trial.

# us - Sunday 17 January, 2021

Music producer and convicted murderer Phil Spector dies aged 81
# Phil Spector
# Phil Spector

Music producer and convicted murderer Phil Spector dies aged 81

Jan 17th 2021, 4:41 PM 57,095 Views 39 Comments

Spector, a former music producer, was in prison for murder.

Swiss tech sleuths claim two people at the origin QAnon conspiracy
# Qanon
# Qanon

Swiss tech sleuths claim two people at the origin QAnon conspiracy

Jan 17th 2021, 3:29 PM 45,564 Views 17 Comments

A Swiss startup said it had used its algorithm-based software, developed to detect plagiarism, to help crack QAnon.

Joe Biden to sign a dozen executive orders on his first day as US President
# White House
# White House

Joe Biden to sign a dozen executive orders on his first day as US President

Jan 17th 2021, 9:31 AM 44,252 Views 45 Comments

Inauguration day is on Wednesday.

# us - Saturday 16 January, 2021

US threatens to halt intel sharing in Mexican drug row
# US-Mexico Border
# US-Mexico Border

US threatens to halt intel sharing in Mexican drug row

Jan 16th 2021, 7:31 PM 25,864 Views 7 Comments

Mexico’s president accused American authorities of fabricating drug trafficking evidence against a former defense chief.

Iran deal architect among veterans named for Biden State Department
# Washington
# Washington

Iran deal architect among veterans named for Biden State Department

Jan 16th 2021, 6:33 PM 12,673 Views 6 Comments

Biden said that the State Department nominees “have secured some of the most defining national security and diplomatic achievements in recent memory”.

# us - Friday 15 January, 2021

Five-time Olympic medallist appears in US court over Washington riot
# Capitol Riots
# Capitol Riots

Five-time Olympic medallist appears in US court over Washington riot

Jan 15th 2021, 7:02 AM 47,192 Views 0 Comments

Klete Keller competed in the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics.

# us - Monday 11 January, 2021

Biden taps diplomat who helped lead secret talks with Iran as new CIA chief
# Spies
# Spies

Biden taps diplomat who helped lead secret talks with Iran as new CIA chief

Jan 11th 2021, 3:53 PM 14,973 Views 5 Comments

William Burns would be the first career diplomat to lead the CIA.

# us - Sunday 10 January, 2021

Fresh calls for Trump to resign after Capitol violence
# Washington
# Washington

Fresh calls for Trump to resign after Capitol violence

Jan 10th 2021, 7:25 PM 50,956 Views 123 Comments

Some members of Trump’s own party have called for him to resign over the violent incursion into the US Capitol.

# us - Saturday 9 January, 2021

Fifteen people charged over Capitol violence as police release images to public
# Capitol Riot
# Capitol Riot

Fifteen people charged over Capitol violence as police release images to public

Jan 9th 2021, 12:22 PM 39,067 Views 71 Comments

Most have been charged with illegal entry into restricted buildings of Congress and violent or disorderly conduct.

Nancy Pelosi speaks with US military chief on preventing Trump nuclear strike
# House Speaker
# House Speaker

Nancy Pelosi speaks with US military chief on preventing Trump nuclear strike

Jan 9th 2021, 7:53 AM 54,886 Views 54 Comments

Pelosi told Democrats that she was prepared to launch impeachment proceedings against Trump if he does not voluntarily resign.

# us - Friday 8 January, 2021

'We're patriots on the front lines': Details emerge of Trump supporters who stormed the US Capitol
# Capitol Riots
# Capitol Riots

'We're patriots on the front lines': Details emerge of Trump supporters who stormed the US Capitol

Jan 8th 2021, 9:15 AM 75,297 Views 59 Comments

More than 90 people have been arrested following Wednesday’s protests.

Donald Trump recognises there will be a 'new administration'; Education Secretary DeVos resigns
# Capitol Hill Riot
# Capitol Hill Riot

Donald Trump recognises there will be a 'new administration'; Education Secretary DeVos resigns

Jan 8th 2021, 6:56 AM 32,820 Views 29 Comments

The only two women in Trump’s inner cabinet, Betsy DeVos and Elaine Chao, resigned overnight.

# us - Thursday 7 January, 2021

The 25th Amendment: Could Trump be removed from office before Joe Biden's inauguration?
# Explainer
# Explainer

The 25th Amendment: Could Trump be removed from office before Joe Biden's inauguration?

Jan 7th 2021, 12:50 PM 40,772 Views 33 Comments

Republicans and Democrats have floated the idea of removing Trump from the White House.

Donald Trump pledges 'orderly' transfer of power after confirmation of Joe Biden's election win
# Transition
# Transition

Donald Trump pledges 'orderly' transfer of power after confirmation of Joe Biden's election win

Jan 7th 2021, 9:32 AM 59,101 Views 76 Comments

Biden’s win was certified in the early hours of this morning local time.

US Congress certifies Biden win in wake of pro-Trump supporters storming Capitol Building
# Capitol Hill
# Capitol Hill

US Congress certifies Biden win in wake of pro-Trump supporters storming Capitol Building

Updated Jan 7th 2021, 8:35 AM 67,334 Views 129 Comments
  • Trump said he will facilitate "an orderly transition", but will also continue to fight the election result.
  • Some Republicans raised objections to accepting votes from states like Arizona and Pennsylvania, but overwhelmingly lost those votes.
  • At least three Republican senators said they were now accepting electoral votes after the Capitol Hill riot.

# us - Monday 4 January, 2021

Donald Trump recorded pressuring official to ‘find’ votes to overturn election result in Georgia
# US
# US

Donald Trump recorded pressuring official to ‘find’ votes to overturn election result in Georgia

Jan 4th 2021, 7:11 AM 57,136 Views 99 Comments

The conversation is the latest step by Trump to reverse the outcome of the US election.

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