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Crackdown on undocumented/illegal migrants in the US could see Irish caught in crossfire

Crackdown on undocumented/illegal migrants in the US could see Irish caught in crossfire

The current Trump administration is the most hostile to immigrants in recent US history, writes Dr Piaras Mac Éinrí.

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Hawaii activists protest over construction of giant telescope

Hawaii activists protest over construction of giant telescope

Scientists hope the massive telescope will help them peer back to the time just after the Big Bang but some Native Hawaiians consider the land sacred.

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'He was always open and honest' - Family of Cork man facing deportation from US devastated

Keith Byrne, a married father of 3 originally from Cork, has lived in the US for 12 years and runs his own business.

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Change for ‘quality’ in US shares

With the US economic expansion getting longer and longer, nervous investors are pouring money into funds tracking the investment factor known as “quality”. It’s a category whose composition has changed.

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Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter celebrate 73 years of marriage

The former US President and his wife tied the knot in Plains, Georgia, on July 7 1946.

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Explosion probed at Florida shopping plaza

The blast sent large pieces of debris about 100 yards across the street.

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Kevin Spacey questioned by Scotland Yard officers in US

The Oscar-winning actor was voluntarily interviewed under caution.

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Southern California jolted by biggest quake in 20 years

Residents have been warned to expect aftershocks for a number of days.

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Joe Biden hints at picking woman for VP role if he wins 2020 nomination

Mr Biden, who served in that office under Barack Obama, is the frontrunner in the early stages of the Democratic primary race.

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Joe Biden trailing Pete Buttigieg in fundraising for Democratic primary race

The mayor of South Bend, Indiana is upstaging better known opponents in the early stages of the campaign to determine Donald Trump’s opponent in 2020.

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US government report finds ‘serious overcrowding’ in border facilities

The report warned that the facilities in South Texas need ‘immediate attention’.

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US ambassador pledges to build bonds with Ireland

Newly appointed US ambassador to Ireland Edward Crawford has pledged to strengthen the bonds between Ireland and America.

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Incoming White House press secretary bruised in scuffle with North Korean guards

President Donald Trump's historic first steps into North Korea sparked a scuffle between reporters and North Korean security guards, with officials shoving and trying to block the press.

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Florida man arrested after breaking into a restaurant and cooking himself a hamburger

Patrick Benson broke into two restaurants and in one case, fired up the grill before stealing the safe.

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Wanted Alabama ‘attack squirrel’ owner arrested after chase

Authorities said he was taken to Lauderdale County Jail after fleeing a motel on a stolen motorcycle.

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Alabama woman who was shot in the stomach charged over death of unborn baby

The office of District Attorney Lynneice O Washington said there has been no decision on whether to pursue the case against Jones.

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Weaning US off fossil fuel use ‘to cost $4.7 trillion’

Eliminating fossil fuels from the US power sector, a key goal of the “Green New Deal” backed by many Democratic presidential candidates, would cost $4.7 trillion and pose massive economic and social challenges, according to a report released by energy research firm Wood Mackenzie.

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US growth continuing but showing signs of fizzling out

US economic growth has accelerated in the first quarter, but the export and inventory boost to activity masked weakness in domestic demand, some of which appears to have prevailed in the current period.

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Victory for White House as Democrats agree bipartisan deal on border migrants

The House of Representatives has now sent the measure to President Donald Trump for approval.

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New US sanctions permanently close road for diplomacy, says Iran

Donald Trump ordered new sanctions on Monday.

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Donald Trump softens stance against Iran after US drone shot down

But the president warned military action against the country is still an option.

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Bear locks itself into US home and sleeps in wardrobe

Montana officials said the bear just yawned when deputies knocked on the window.

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US blacklists five Chinese technology companies

The US is calling the firms national security threats and cutting them off from critical US technology.

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Alabama man denies feeding meth to ‘attack squirrel’

Mickey Paulk said his pet was not a threat to anyone.

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Global poll places US near Russia and Saudi Arabia in ‘using influence for bad’

The survey of 17,000 people found 22% believed the US used its international influence mostly in a negative way.

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Self-help guru convicted in US sex-trafficking case

Prosecutors said the 58-year-old’s organisation, called NXIVM, was more like a cult.

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Why not now for slavery reparations, US House Judiciary panel told

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell opposes the idea.

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16 tons of cocaine worth $1bn intercepted at Philadelphia port

The drug seizure is the latest in a series of large cocaine busts along the East Coast.

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Acting US Secretary of Defence Patrick Shanahan withdraws from role

Mr Shanahan, 56, had extensive of experience in the defence industry but little in government.

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US releases photos to bolster claim Iran attacked tankers

The military says the photos taken from a Navy helicopter show Iranian forces removing an unexploded mine from the side of a Japanese-owned ship.

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Jon Stewart: journey from satirist to political advocate is no laughing matter

When Jon Stewart quit the Daily Show, the satirical news and comedy show he hosted for 16 years until August 2015, he explained to his replacement, Trevor Noah, that he was tired – and angry at the state of politics and political discourse in the US.

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White House candidate open to starting family with his husband after election

Pete Buttigieg is aiming for the Democratic Party nod and would be the first openly gay presidential nominee from a major party.

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Jeremy Corbyn accused of ‘virulent anti-Americanism’ over Iran threat

The Labour leader has warned Britain and the US are stoking military escalation in the Gulf.

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Police video shows man falling from Tulsa bridge after chase

Police say Damico Taylor, of Sand Springs, ran from the car to the wall and climbed over.

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Baby cut from murdered woman’s womb dies

Marlen Ochoa-Lopez’s baby had been in a Chicago hospital since April.

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Kim Kardashian back at White House to talk criminal justice

Kardashian West has been to the White House several times to discuss criminal justice reform issues.

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Death sentence for South Carolina father who killed his five children

Jones drove around with the bodies for nine days before dumping them in five rubbish bags in Alabama.

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Charges dropped in Flint water scandal

The outbreak occurred at the same time that the city’s water system was contaminated with lead.

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Five detained over shooting of ex-baseball star David Oritz

Authorities gave the name of the alleged shooter as Rolfy Ferrery, aka Sandy.

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Maine becomes eighth state to legalise assisted suicide

Supporters say the terminally ill should have the right to choose a peaceful end.

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White House candidate vows to pursue Donald Trump for ‘obstruction of justice’

Kamala Harris, a former California attorney general, said she would instruct the Department of Justice to act, if she is elected.

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Mother of killed children seeks mercy for ex-husband at his trial

The mother of five children who were killed by their father stunned a South Carolina courtroom by asking the jury to spare her ex-husband’s life.

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Infowars to pay up over unauthorised Pepe the Frog posters

The creator of the original comic book character said he did not authorise Alex Jones’ conspiracy-promoting website to use the image.

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Watch: Jon Stewart gives emotional testimony at US congress over 9/11 victims’ fund

The comedian called legislators’ non-attendance an ’embarrassment’.

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Dallas crane collapse victim identified as 29-year-old woman

The crane fell as storms ripped across parts of Oklahoma and Texas.

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Baseball star back in Boston after Dominican Republic shooting

David Ortiz had been in a stable condition after doctors removed his gallbladder and part of his intestine, according to his spokesman.

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Man convicted of killing family found buried in desert

Charles Merritt murdered his business associate Joseph McStay, as well his wife and young sons.

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Firefighters in Louisiana swim through flash floods to rescue trapped driver

Firefighters in Baton Rouge were forced to shatter a driver’s window to rescue her from flooding.

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Police link 60 murders to ‘most prolific serial killer in US history’

Samuel Little continues to cooperate with investigators from around the country.

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Obamas to produce podcasts with Spotify

The former US president and his wife will ‘lend their voices’ to the project via their production company Higher Ground.

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Probe finds ‘state actor’ led attack on tankers in UAE port

US national security adviser John Bolton has said Iran is responsible for the attacks.

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Rock star: US state to turn huge boulder into tourist attraction

The Colorado boulder has been dubbed Memorial Rock, after it fell on Memorial Day weekend.

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Man dies after setting himself on fire outside White House

A man who set himself on fire outside of the White House yesterday has died from his injuries.

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First US state trial against opioid makers under way

Oklahoma claims drug firms marketed addictive opioids for years in a way that overstated their effectiveness and underplayed the addiction risk.

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Michael Avenatti pleads not guilty to defrauding Stormy Daniels

Avenatti rose to fame representing Ms Daniels in her battle to be released from a non-disclosure deal regarding an alleged affair with Donald Trump.

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Two dead after suspected tornado roars through Oklahoma town

A hotel was destroyed and trailers at a mobile home park were damaged.

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