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# washington - Monday 26 January, 2015

Man who crashed drone onto White House grounds says it was an accident
# Oops
# Oops

Man who crashed drone onto White House grounds says it was an accident

Jan 26th 2015, 9:30 PM 20,256 Views 23 Comments

President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, were overseas when the quadcopter struck the southeast side of the grounds at about 3am.

# washington - Friday 9 January, 2015

Moving on: US welcomes release of 53 political prisoners in Cuba
# Havana
# Havana

Moving on: US welcomes release of 53 political prisoners in Cuba

Jan 9th 2015, 10:05 PM 11,120 Views 33 Comments

it’s part of the moves to normalise ties between the two countries.

# washington - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

Boy (2) finds his mum's gun in her purse - and accidentally shoots her dead
# Wal-Mart
# Wal-Mart

Boy (2) finds his mum's gun in her purse - and accidentally shoots her dead

Dec 31st 2014, 9:30 AM 53,693 Views 127 Comments

The concealed gun fired when the child reached into her purse.

# washington - Saturday 20 December, 2014

North Korea: 'We had nothing to do with the Sony attack'
# Proposal
# Proposal

North Korea: 'We had nothing to do with the Sony attack'

Dec 20th 2014, 7:50 PM 18,192 Views 72 Comments

Pyongyang warned the US of “grave consequences” if the proposal for the joint investigation was rejected.

# washington - Thursday 11 December, 2014

Woman gives birth to baby weighing nearly 15lbs... twice the average size
# Small Turkey
From The Daily Edge
# Small Turkey

Woman gives birth to baby weighing nearly 15lbs... twice the average size

Dec 11th 2014, 10:28 AM 2,842 Views 5 Comments

Ouch.

# washington - Saturday 8 November, 2014

Fourth teen victim in Washington school shooting dies
# School Shooting
# School Shooting

Fourth teen victim in Washington school shooting dies

Nov 8th 2014, 7:23 AM 13,965 Views 32 Comments

All three of the teens who were brought to hospital in critical condition, each of whom had been shot in the head, are now dead.

# washington - Thursday 6 November, 2014

Reports of smoke in the cockpit forces flight to divert to Dublin Airport
# United Airlines
# United Airlines

Reports of smoke in the cockpit forces flight to divert to Dublin Airport

Nov 6th 2014, 6:50 PM 24,979 Views 62 Comments

The United Airlines flight landed safely at 6.15pm.

# washington - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Disaster for Obama as Republicans win US Senate
# Midterm Elections
# Midterm Elections

Disaster for Obama as Republicans win US Senate

Nov 5th 2014, 6:43 AM 11,335 Views 84 Comments

Republicans seized at least seven seats from Senate Democrats.

# washington - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

Washington's third-string QB leads overtime drive to beat Cowboys
# The Real McCoy
From The42
# The Real McCoy

Washington's third-string QB leads overtime drive to beat Cowboys

Oct 28th 2014, 10:17 AM 2,763 Views 3 Comments

Colt McCoy stepped up in a big way last night.

# washington - Friday 24 October, 2014

Two dead after shooter opens fire at US high school
# Shooting
# Shooting

Two dead after shooter opens fire at US high school

Oct 24th 2014, 10:45 PM 37,501 Views 128 Comments

Police are at the scene in Washington, north Seattle.

# washington - Thursday 23 October, 2014

White House fence jumper charged with kicking two police dogs
# North Lawn
# North Lawn

White House fence jumper charged with kicking two police dogs

Oct 23rd 2014, 7:53 PM 8,125 Views 28 Comments

Ah here, not again.

# washington - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

Percy Harvin scored three touchdowns last night... and none of them counted
# Three And Out
From The42
# Three And Out

Percy Harvin scored three touchdowns last night... and none of them counted

Oct 7th 2014, 11:12 AM 2,035 Views 2 Comments

This is the kind of thing that drives fantasy football players around the bend.

# washington - Monday 8 September, 2014

The Redzone: No Washington monument likely for RGIII
# Questions
From The42
# Questions

The Redzone: No Washington monument likely for RGIII

Sep 8th 2014, 11:34 AM 3,322 Views 2 Comments

Robert Griffin III has looked a shadow of the player who won a Heisman Trophy in 2011.

# washington - Sunday 7 September, 2014

US steps up air-strike campaign to target fighters in Iraq's Sunni heartland
# Escalation
# Escalation

US steps up air-strike campaign to target fighters in Iraq's Sunni heartland

Sep 7th 2014, 1:22 PM 7,443 Views 25 Comments

The new strikes deepen Washington’s involvement in the conflict and represent a significant escalation for President Barack Obama.

# washington - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

Iraqi troops launch major operation against IS fighters over Saddam's hometown
# Iraq
# Iraq

Iraqi troops launch major operation against IS fighters over Saddam's hometown

Aug 19th 2014, 11:02 AM 6,812 Views 60 Comments

Meanwhile, Washington insists it is not ‘on the same page’ as Syria in their fight against Islamic State militants.

# washington - Friday 8 August, 2014

Former White House Press Secretary's death ruled a homicide - 33 years after he was shot
# Murder
# Murder

Former White House Press Secretary's death ruled a homicide - 33 years after he was shot

Aug 8th 2014, 11:19 PM 20,590 Views 22 Comments

James Brady died earlier this week, more than three decades after he was shot while serving alongside President Reagan.

# washington - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

Gilmore in Washington to 'highlight plight' of undocumented Irish
# Emigrants
# Emigrants

Gilmore in Washington to 'highlight plight' of undocumented Irish

Jun 18th 2014, 8:30 AM 3,686 Views 37 Comments

The Tánaiste will also discuss the establishment of a visa regime for future legal migration between Ireland and the US.

# washington - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

This brilliant anti-Washington Redskins ad is going to beam into millions of US homes tonight
# Proud To Be
From The42
# Proud To Be

This brilliant anti-Washington Redskins ad is going to beam into millions of US homes tonight

Jun 10th 2014, 7:27 PM 6,064 Views 7 Comments

The ad entitled ‘Proud to be’ will air during game three of the NBA finals.

# washington - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

Thousands of people sing 'Lean On Me' while stuck in a tunnel
# Call On Me Brother
From The Daily Edge
# Call On Me Brother

Thousands of people sing 'Lean On Me' while stuck in a tunnel

May 27th 2014, 9:28 AM 5,937 Views 2 Comments

They’ll help you carry on.

# washington - Friday 23 May, 2014

Naked man tackled outside the White House
# White House Down
# White House Down

Naked man tackled outside the White House

May 23rd 2014, 9:30 PM 9,858 Views 24 Comments

The man was protesting, but nobody is sure just what.

# washington - Saturday 10 May, 2014

Abducted schoolgirls: Michelle Obama to deliver White House address
# Nigeria
# Nigeria

Abducted schoolgirls: Michelle Obama to deliver White House address

May 10th 2014, 7:27 AM 8,891 Views 46 Comments

The UN Security Council has condemned the abduction of more than 200 Nigerian girls, abducted by Boko Haram three weeks ago.

# washington - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

Irishman appointed as EU ambassador to the United States
# Washington
# Washington

Irishman appointed as EU ambassador to the United States

May 6th 2014, 10:22 AM 6,652 Views 12 Comments

David O’Sullivan previously worked with the Department of Foreign Affairs.

# washington - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

The blacklist: Russian army chief of staff & 14 others targeted in new EU sanctions
# Ukraine Crisis
# Ukraine Crisis

The blacklist: Russian army chief of staff & 14 others targeted in new EU sanctions

Apr 29th 2014, 10:23 AM 4,207 Views 41 Comments

Meanwhile, Russia’s defence minister has raised concerns over an “unprecedented” rise in US and Nato activity near his country’s borders.

# washington - Thursday 10 April, 2014

FBI adds 'family annihilator' to Ten Most Wanted list
# Cold Case
# Cold Case

FBI adds 'family annihilator' to Ten Most Wanted list

Apr 10th 2014, 6:44 PM 22,594 Views 17 Comments

Investigators say the man brutally murdered his wife, mother and three sons at their home in Maryland almost 40 years ago.

# washington - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Everyone who went to this Kings of Leon concert might have measles
# Health Is On Fire
From The Daily Edge
# Health Is On Fire

Everyone who went to this Kings of Leon concert might have measles

Apr 8th 2014, 1:30 PM 2,615 Views 0 Comments

Well, some people anyway.

# washington - Thursday 3 April, 2014

US denies it created Twitter-style app to stir Cuban unrest
# Cold War Games
# Cold War Games

US denies it created Twitter-style app to stir Cuban unrest

Apr 3rd 2014, 10:23 PM 8,384 Views 89 Comments

The White House insists it was part of a “development assistance” scheme to allow Cubans to “talk freely among themselves”.

# washington - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

'Following my leader': Bill Clinton parodies his wife's famous meme photo
# Texts From Bill
# Texts From Bill

'Following my leader': Bill Clinton parodies his wife's famous meme photo

Apr 1st 2014, 2:13 PM 18,342 Views 19 Comments

The 2012 photo of former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton went viral.

# washington - Saturday 29 March, 2014

Astronauts' hearts grow rounder in space, finds study
# Clear Eyes Round Heart
# Clear Eyes Round Heart

Astronauts' hearts grow rounder in space, finds study

Mar 29th 2014, 4:15 PM 8,622 Views 5 Comments

Astronauts’ hearts also got weaker because the heart doesn’t work as hard in space, say researchers.

# washington - Thursday 27 March, 2014

WATCH: Helicopter rescues four-year-old boy from Washington mudslide
# Missing
# Missing

WATCH: Helicopter rescues four-year-old boy from Washington mudslide

Mar 27th 2014, 9:00 PM 9,906 Views 2 Comments

The death toll today reached 25, with over 90 more people missing.

# washington - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

"We haven't lost hope" - search for survivors of Washington mudslide continues
# Search And Rescue
# Search And Rescue

"We haven't lost hope" - search for survivors of Washington mudslide continues

Mar 26th 2014, 3:16 PM 6,157 Views 0 Comments

Ten more bodies have been found today, authorities confirmed.

# washington - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

Fatal US mudslide: Five questions families want answered
# Washington State
# Washington State

Fatal US mudslide: Five questions families want answered

Mar 25th 2014, 8:03 AM 8,220 Views 7 Comments

The number of people missing has fluctuated wildly from 18 to 176.

# washington - Friday 21 March, 2014

New photos from Kurt Cobain death released by police
# RIP
From The Daily Edge
# RIP

New photos from Kurt Cobain death released by police

Mar 21st 2014, 9:25 AM 28,589 Views 61 Comments

The images were discovered on an undeveloped roll of film in Seattle police archives.

# washington - Friday 7 March, 2014

'Violation of sovereignty': Obama and Putin hold hour-long phonecall on Ukraine crisis
# Hotline
# Hotline

'Violation of sovereignty': Obama and Putin hold hour-long phonecall on Ukraine crisis

Mar 7th 2014, 7:53 AM 6,911 Views 167 Comments

Obama said Russia had violated Ukraine’s “territorial integrity”. Meanwhile, Russia’s parliament has indicated it will back plans for a referendum in Crimea.

# washington - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

Bank admits tax 'misconduct', but blames employees
# It's Not Us It's You
# It's Not Us It's You

Bank admits tax 'misconduct', but blames employees

Feb 26th 2014, 3:36 PM 10,508 Views 7 Comments

Switzerland’s second largest bank, Credit Suisse, said management was unaware of any wrongdoing.

# washington - Saturday 8 February, 2014

"The fans were pelting us with jellybeans": Here's what happened when The Beatles stormed Washington
# 50 Years On
# 50 Years On

"The fans were pelting us with jellybeans": Here's what happened when The Beatles stormed Washington

Feb 8th 2014, 3:00 PM 7,196 Views 7 Comments

John, Paul, George and Ringo conquered America 50 years ago this weekend — making their historic debut on ‘Ed Sullivan’, and playing their first US gig to 8,000 screaming fans.

# washington - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

A "year of action": Obama sends warning to Congress, pledges to tackle inequality
# State Of The Union
# State Of The Union

A "year of action": Obama sends warning to Congress, pledges to tackle inequality

Jan 29th 2014, 6:47 AM 4,900 Views 31 Comments

In his annual State of the Union address, the US President vowed to narrow the gap between rich and poor and said he would bypass Congress if needed…

# washington - Saturday 25 January, 2014

Three killed, including suspected shooter, in US mall attack
# Maryland
# Maryland

Three killed, including suspected shooter, in US mall attack

Jan 25th 2014, 6:49 PM 13,950 Views 36 Comments

Police have now moved into the shopping centre to escort shoppers and staff to safety.

# washington - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

It's January and we've no snow. These pics from the US might induce jealousy (or fear)
# Snowstorms
# Snowstorms

It's January and we've no snow. These pics from the US might induce jealousy (or fear)

Jan 22nd 2014, 11:03 AM 17,467 Views 19 Comments

New York and Washington are among the US cities battling huge snowfall and freezing temperatures.

# washington - Saturday 18 January, 2014

This coastal house could withstand a tsunami
# Property Porn
# Property Porn

This coastal house could withstand a tsunami

Jan 18th 2014, 9:15 AM 24,412 Views 34 Comments

It is confusingly called Tsunami House, though.

# washington - Saturday 11 January, 2014

The positives and negatives: How marijuana affects your brain and body
# Legalised
# Legalised

The positives and negatives: How marijuana affects your brain and body

Jan 11th 2014, 5:00 PM 941,776 Views 164 Comments

While there are recreational uses and recognised medical applications of the drug, it can also be damaging to our bodies and minds.