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Democratic congresswoman allowed to enter West Bank to see grandmother

Democratic congresswoman allowed to enter West Bank to see grandmother

Rashida Tlaib will be able to enter the Israeli-occupied West Bank on humanitarian grounds.

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‘Boy Next Door Killer’ found guilty of murdering Ashton Kutcher’s date

‘Boy Next Door Killer’ found guilty of murdering Ashton Kutcher’s date

Kutcher gave evidence in the trial of Michael Gargiulo, who was also found guilty of fatally stabbing another woman.

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Death row inmate executed in electric chair

Death row inmate executed in electric chair

Stephen West had made a late request to be put to death in the electric chair instead of dying by lethal injection.

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‘Madoff whistle blower’ hits GE shares

‘Madoff whistle blower’ hits GE shares

General Electric (GE) fell the most in four months after a prominent whistleblower working with a short-seller accused the company of masking financial problems.

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US bids to stop release of Iranian tanker held off Gibraltar

US bids to stop release of Iranian tanker held off Gibraltar

The Grace 1 was detained by the Royal Navy last month amid suspicion it was violating EU sanctions on oil shipments to Syria.

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US politician asks if humanity would exist without rape or incest

US politician asks if humanity would exist without rape or incest

Steve King made the comments while defending his call for a ban on all abortions.

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Mike Pence to assert US commitment to Good Friday agreement during Irish visit

Mike Pence to assert US commitment to Good Friday agreement during Irish visit

US Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Ireland next month on behalf of President Donald Trump, the White House has confirmed.

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Jeffrey Epstein prison guards ‘falsified cell check records’

Jeffrey Epstein prison guards ‘falsified cell check records’

Prison guards are suspected of falsifying log entries to show they were checking on inmates in Jeffrey Epstein’s unit every half-an-hour when they were not doing so, sources have said.

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San Francisco Opera cancels Domingo concert

San Francisco Opera cancels Domingo concert

And the Philadelphia Orchestra rescinded an invitation for Domingo appear at its opening night concert next month.

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Two guards suspended and warden reassigned after Jeffrey Epstein death

Two guards suspended and warden reassigned after Jeffrey Epstein death

The FBI and the Justice Department’s inspector general are investigating Epstein’s death.

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One of Jeffrey Epstein’s guards on night of death was a ‘fill-in’, reports claim

One of Jeffrey Epstein’s guards on night of death was a ‘fill-in’, reports claim

The abrupt death of the 66-year-old on Saturday cut short a criminal prosecution.

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Cosby lawyers ask appeals court to overturn conviction

Cosby lawyers ask appeals court to overturn conviction

Bill Cosby is serving a three to 10-year prison term for drugging and molesting a woman at his home.

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Federal probe launched into Jeffrey Epstein death

Federal probe launched into Jeffrey Epstein death

Epstein was accused of orchestrating a sex trafficking ring and sexually abusing underage girls.

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Jeffrey Epstein taken off suicide watch before death in prison

Jeffrey Epstein taken off suicide watch before death in prison

Millionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein had been taken off suicide watch before he apparently killed himself in jail in New York while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.

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Pilot flies father’s remains home 52 years after he was killed in Vietnam

Pilot flies father’s remains home 52 years after he was killed in Vietnam

A Southwest Airlines pilot has flown his father’s remains back home to the US after they were identified from the Vietnam War.

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Boston Marathon 'cheat' Rosie Ruiz dies aged 66

Boston Marathon 'cheat' Rosie Ruiz dies aged 66

She crossed the line in a then-record time of two hours and 31 minutes.

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Visit the 8 American Frank Lloyd Wright buildings recently given UNESCO status

Visit the 8 American Frank Lloyd Wright buildings recently given UNESCO status

Sarah Marshall looks at some of the architect’s finest works, which are open to tourists today.

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FedEx ends Amazon deal as retailer builds its own

FedEx ends Amazon deal as retailer builds its own

FedEx has confirmed it would terminate its contract with Amazon for small-package ground deliveries, as the online retailer focuses on building out its own delivery network.

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Toni Morrison: An international treasure

Toni Morrison: An international treasure

‘National treasure’ is an over-used accolade, but former US president Barack Obama can be forgiven for awarding it to Toni Morrison whose death at 88 ends one of America’s most outstanding literary careers.

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USA Today HQ evacuated as police search for man with weapon

USA Today HQ evacuated as police search for man with weapon

Law enforcement officers with rifles and body armour patrolled the area and a helicopter hovered overhead.

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Backfiring motorcycle sparks panic in Times Square

Backfiring motorcycle sparks panic in Times Square

The Fire Department of New York said nine people were hurt.

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Woman released from prison after case championed by celebrities

Woman released from prison after case championed by celebrities

Cyntoia Brown’s case was taken up by stars including Kim Kardashian West and Rihanna.

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El Paso opens grief centre ahead of Trump visit

El Paso opens grief centre ahead of Trump visit

The centre opened a day before Donald Trump was due to visit the border city, much to the chagrin of some Democrats and other residents.

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20-year sentence for man who sent pipe bombs to leading Democrats

20-year sentence for man who sent pipe bombs to leading Democrats

Cesar Sayoc wept and crossed himself when the sentence was announced.

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Mass shootings in America - Beyond reason

Mass shootings in America - Beyond reason

One of the great challenges of today’s world is trying to see the other’s point of view, to respect positions that are so far from your own considered position that they seem incomprehensible, dangerously uninformed, or just plain stupid. That challenge is exacerbated by the refusal of individuals or societies to change circumstances or behaviour that lead to, or at least facilitate, repeated tragedy.

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Firefighters rescue a raccoon stuck in a sewer grate in Massachusetts

Firefighters rescue a raccoon stuck in a sewer grate in Massachusetts

Newton Fire Department said the animal was ‘doing well’ after being freed.

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Several people killed in Texas shopping complex shooting

Several people killed in Texas shopping complex shooting

A suspect has already been taken into custody after the incident in El Paso.

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Woman, 30, dies after being shot by officer firing at her dog in Texas

Woman, 30, dies after being shot by officer firing at her dog in Texas

The 25-year-old officer involved has been placed on administrative leave.

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Three killed as cliff collapses onto popular California beach

Three killed as cliff collapses onto popular California beach

The fall took place at Grandview Beach in a suburb north of San Diego.

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The Kennedys: Fabled family dynasty has been touched by tragedy

The Kennedys: Fabled family dynasty has been touched by tragedy

The Kennedys are one of the most famous families of modern times but many members have met untimely deaths in unfortunate circumstances.

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Robert F. Kennedy's granddaughter Saoirse Kennedy Hill dies aged 22

Robert F. Kennedy's granddaughter Saoirse Kennedy Hill dies aged 22

The granddaughter of Robert F. Kennedy, the brother of JFK, is thought to have died of a drug overdose.

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Donald Trump says robbery at politician’s home is ‘too bad’

Donald Trump says robbery at politician’s home is ‘too bad’

The president had previously denigrated Elijah Cummings and the district he represents.

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Jeffrey Epstein will not go on trial before June 2020, US judge rules

Jeffrey Epstein will not go on trial before June 2020, US judge rules

The wealthy financier is facing sex trafficking and conspiracy charges.

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Seesaws on US-Mexico border encouraging children from both countries to play together

Seesaws on US-Mexico border encouraging children from both countries to play together

‘Actions that take place on one side have a direct consequence on the other side.’

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Dublin teen wins $50,000 at Fortnite World Cup

Dublin teen wins $50,000 at Fortnite World Cup

Dublin teenager Josh Juliano placed 58th in the Fortnite World Cup solo event last night.

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Mueller dismisses Trump’s claims of Russia probe exoneration

Mueller dismisses Trump’s claims of Russia probe exoneration

Republicans and Democrats took divergent paths in questioning Mr Mueller.

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Watch: Robert Mueller takes centre stage at Russia probe hearings

Watch: Robert Mueller takes centre stage at Russia probe hearings

Robert Mueller has warned that he will not stray beyond what has already been revealed in his report.

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Girl, 9, thrown in air after bison charges Yellowstone tourists

Girl, 9, thrown in air after bison charges Yellowstone tourists

The incident happened near Observation Point Trail, in the area of Old Faithful Geyser.

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Senate approves bill to extend 9/11 victims’ fund

Senate approves bill to extend 9/11 victims’ fund

The bill will extend through 2092 a fund created after the 2001 terrorist attacks, essentially making it permanent.

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Iran’s claimed arrests of 17 CIA spies ‘totally false’, says Trump

Iran’s claimed arrests of 17 CIA spies ‘totally false’, says Trump

Iranian intelligence official said those arrested worked on ‘sensitive sites’ in military and nuclear facilities.

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Power restored in some areas amid New York heatwave

Power restored in some areas amid New York heatwave

Thousands of people in Brooklyn were left without power amid high temperatures.

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Number of students travelling to US on J1 declines sharply in recent years

Number of students travelling to US on J1 declines sharply in recent years

Under this programme, students can work and travel in America for the summer.

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Family of Corkman facing deportation say minor drug charge shouldn't force him out of US

Family of Corkman facing deportation say minor drug charge shouldn't force him out of US

Keith Byrne, originally from Fermoy, was arrested by federal immigration officers last week.

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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

'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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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