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From TheJournal.ie The first ‘double execution’ in the US for 14 years will be carried out on Tuesday Death Penalty

The first ‘double execution’ in the US for 14 years will be carried out on Tuesday

The move comes as a court ruled that Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner are not entitled to know the source of the drugs that will be used to kill them.

From TheJournal.ie Chelsea Manning officially granted name change – but will still be treated as male prisoner Prison

Chelsea Manning officially granted name change – but will still be treated as male prisoner

A US judge has granted Manning’s request to be formally known as Chelsea.

From TheJournal.ie Meet Martin O’Malley, the Irish-American who could be the next US President The Governor

Meet Martin O’Malley, the Irish-American who could be the next US President

The Maryland Governor wasn’t giving much away when TheJournal.ie asked him if he’ll be looking to succeed Barack Obama in two years’ time, but we did a learn a bit about his genuine Irish roots.

From The Daily Edge Kidnapper releases little boy because he wouldn’t stop singing gospel music Joyful Joyful

Kidnapper releases little boy because he wouldn’t stop singing gospel music

The nine-year-old boy sang a gospel song over and over until he was let go.

From TheJournal.ie Irish welcome for civil rights leader who ‘fought the scars and stains of racism all his life’ John Lewis

Irish welcome for civil rights leader who ‘fought the scars and stains of racism all his life’

John Lewis, an iconic figure from the US civil rights movement, was in Dublin yesterday to talk about his struggle, the lessons he learned and how it can apply to Northern Ireland.

From The Score The other Irishman set to lead Europe’s Ryder Cup charge Interview

The other Irishman set to lead Europe’s Ryder Cup charge

Paul McGinley’s right-hand man, Des Smyth, chats to TheScore.ie about his preparations for the big event.

# us - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Affirmative action promotes racial and ethnic diversity in US colleges – but it’s under threat Civil Rights Movement

Affirmative action promotes racial and ethnic diversity in US colleges – but it’s under threat

A referendum in Michigan that disallowed the policy has been backed the US Supreme Court.

# us - Sunday 20 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Russian ambassador on Ukraine: ‘If my grandma had a beard, she would have been my grandpa’ Crisis

Russian ambassador on Ukraine: ‘If my grandma had a beard, she would have been my grandpa’

Maxim Peshkov said that his country has received no calls from eastern regions to allow them to join the Russian Fedration.

From The Score ‘This is a market people seriously need to look at’ – US rugby combine a success Crossover

‘This is a market people seriously need to look at’ – US rugby combine a success

The NFRL hosted its inaugural rugby combine event in Minneapolis two weekends ago, with a number of former NFL players attending.

# us - Saturday 19 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Pressure of further US sanctions prompts Russia to flex military muscle Ukraine

Pressure of further US sanctions prompts Russia to flex military muscle

It has thousands of troops along the border with Ukraine, ready to act, it says.

# us - Thursday 17 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge US school gives children terrible, terrible advice on how to deal with bullies Beat The Bullies

US school gives children terrible, terrible advice on how to deal with bullies

“Do not tell on bullies” was one particularly awful tidbit.

From The Daily Edge Joe Biden took his first selfie with Barack Obama WHITE HOUSE SELFIE

Joe Biden took his first selfie with Barack Obama

The lads were having the craic in the car.

# us - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Former KKK man charged with murder after shooting 3 people at Jewish sites and shouting ‘Heil Hitler’ Kansas City

Former KKK man charged with murder after shooting 3 people at Jewish sites and shouting ‘Heil Hitler’

Frazier Glenn Cross shot and killed three people – all Christian – over the weekend. Prosecutors said he i

From TheJournal.ie Boston to mark one year since marathon bombings Tragedy

Boston to mark one year since marathon bombings

The ceremonies will take place at the scene of the bombings on Boylston Street.

# us - Monday 14 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie US woman admits to killing six of her newborn babies and hiding them in her garage Megan Huntsman

US woman admits to killing six of her newborn babies and hiding them in her garage

Police say they believe that Megan Huntsman killed the children between 1996 and 2006.

# us - Friday 11 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge Crafty nine-year-old steals family car to avoid having to go to school Inspired By Cadbury

Crafty nine-year-old steals family car to avoid having to go to school

Officers said the child couldn’t actually see beyond the wheel.

# us - Thursday 3 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge Nigella Lawson barred from boarding US flight over cocaine confession Nigella Lawson

Nigella Lawson barred from boarding US flight over cocaine confession

The chef was not allowed to board a flight from Heathrow to Los Angeles on Sunday.

From TheJournal.ie Mass shooting at US base Fort Hood: 14 wounded, gunman reported killed Texas Shooting

Mass shooting at US base Fort Hood: 14 wounded, gunman reported killed

The Texas base was the scene of a deadly shooting rampage in 2009.

# us - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge Thief hides stolen $35,000 watch in a very safe place indeed Hide And Seek

Thief hides stolen $35,000 watch in a very safe place indeed

Hint: It wasn’t in her pocket.

# us - Monday 31 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Ukraine crisis: Putin orders ‘partial’ troop pullout Cooling Tensions

Ukraine crisis: Putin orders ‘partial’ troop pullout

The development follows a hastily arranged summit in Paris between John Kerry and the Russian Foreign Minister.

# us - Thursday 27 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: ‘With a few surviving classmates, I stepped carefully over the dead and dying’ Nuclear Weapons

Column: ‘With a few surviving classmates, I stepped carefully over the dead and dying’

As a 13-year old schoolgirl, Setsuko Thurlow became a survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Her harrowing testimony is a continuing reminder of the importance of nuclear disarmament, writes Jamie Walsh.

From TheJournal.ie Popular Pope meets increasingly unpopular US President Audience With The Pope

Popular Pope meets increasingly unpopular US President

US bishops were among the most outspoken opponents of Obamacare, objecting to its mandatory coverage of contraception.

From The Daily Edge The Strypes performed on David Letterman and totally stole the show Laser Tag

The Strypes performed on David Letterman and totally stole the show

The Cavan band gave a show-stopping performance on the US chat show.

# us - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie US Supreme Court: Domestic abusers can’t own guns Overruled

US Supreme Court: Domestic abusers can’t own guns

America’s top court has upheld a ruling barring anyone convicted of even a minor domestic violence charge from owning a firearm.

# us - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge Unfortunate pothole-filling crew manage to get stuck in giant pothole Hole-y Moly
From TheJournal.ie Fatal US mudslide: Five questions families want answered Washington State

Fatal US mudslide: Five questions families want answered

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

# us - Monday 24 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Over 30 injured as Chicago train derails and travels up airport escalator Off The Rails

Over 30 injured as Chicago train derails and travels up airport escalator

The eight-car commuter train derailed early this morning at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport

From The Daily Edge Lorde fans hit back at Westboro Baptist protest with sympathetic banner Sorry

Lorde fans hit back at Westboro Baptist protest with sympathetic banner

The Church’s Lorde picket was the first since the death of leader Fred Phelps

# us - Friday 21 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Fitch downgrades Russia rating as EU adds sanctions to 12 more people Crimea

Fitch downgrades Russia rating as EU adds sanctions to 12 more people

The agency says investors will be reluctant to lend to Russia during the current crisis.

# us - Thursday 20 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Chelsea Manning is going to court to have her name legally changed from Bradley Transgender

Chelsea Manning is going to court to have her name legally changed from Bradley

Fort Leavenworth have said Manning would have to get a legal name change to be known in the prison as Chelsea.

From The Daily Edge Couple caught having Paddy’s Day sex beside bins wanted by police Wanted

Couple caught having Paddy’s Day sex beside bins wanted by police

The pair were captured on camera by several members of the public.

# us - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie If Irish people had never emigrated to the US, Ireland would be pretty packed Breathe In

If Irish people had never emigrated to the US, Ireland would be pretty packed

Research estimates that instead of having 213 people per square mile, there would be 850.

From TheJournal.ie Child pornography ring used social networks to lure 251 victims Operation Round Table

Child pornography ring used social networks to lure 251 victims

There were more than 27,000 subscribers to the website.

# us - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie 8 things that have been said and done on the Crimean crisis today Diplomatic War

8 things that have been said and done on the Crimean crisis today

The process of integration has started and the international community isn’t happy as Russia sets itself up as a powerful entity once more.

# us - Sunday 16 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie 93 per cent of Crimeans want to re-join Russia: exit polls Ukraine Crisis

93 per cent of Crimeans want to re-join Russia: exit polls

Crimeans have been going to the polls to decide on whether to leave Ukraine and join Russia. Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has condemned the ballot as ‘illegal’.

# us - Friday 14 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge Man plays bagpipes for whale with magical results Beluga Me Away

Man plays bagpipes for whale with magical results

It just can’t get enough of those Scottish sounds.

From TheJournal.ie It’ll be all smiles and shamrocks in the White House today Caption Time

It’ll be all smiles and shamrocks in the White House today

Enda Kenny will meet US President Barack Obama in the Oval Office.

From TheJournal.ie ‘I feel so safe in Ireland, but as an undocumented migrant I fear for my future’ Migrant Rights

‘I feel so safe in Ireland, but as an undocumented migrant I fear for my future’

Groups have said the government here should do the same for undocumented migrants as it is asking the US to do for undocumented Irish people living there.

# us - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge Family call 911 after angry fat cat holds them hostage Cat Melodeon

Family call 911 after angry fat cat holds them hostage

The cat was feline a bit crazy. Ahem.

# us - Monday 10 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge Singer breaks down on stage after crowd sings along during debut show Oh Boy

Singer breaks down on stage after crowd sings along during debut show

The Swiss/German band BOY weren’t ready for the Brooklyn crowd.

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