A police car burns on the street after a grand jury returned no indictment for police officer Darren Wilson in the August shooting of Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Missouri, late last night.   Photograph: Jim Young/Reuters

Darren Wilson will not face charges over shooting death of unarmed black teenager

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Leading immigration advocate invited to speak before president’s second speech since he announced reform orders

Outgoing US defence secretary Chuck Hagel: reported to have resigned under pressure from a White House eager to project more assertive responses.  Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Chuck Hagel is first US cabinet member to stand down after midterm election losses

 EU ambassador to the US, Dubliner David Sullivan, said president Barack Obama’s support for a EU-US trade agreement at the G20 meeting in Australia earlier this month shows the commitment of the Americans to reaching a transatlantic deal.

Irishman responds to Phil Hogan’s suggestion US lukewarm on transatlantic pact

Christmas homecoming scenes at Dublin Airport. Undocumented Irish migrants in the United States have been advised to seek legal advice before travelling home.

New migrant waivers not expected to apply to people wishing to travel home for holidays

A resident signs up for a health insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act. The computer glitches that have plagued the roll out of the act – better known as Obamacare – have not gone away. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Administrative kinks leave Affordable Healthcare Act vulnerable to Republican opposition

 Lorella Praeli, Chela Praeli and Ligia Jimenez  listen to US president Barack Obama speaking about immigration reform during a visit to Del Sol High School in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Neil (42), a Donegal native in Chicago, fears Republicans could block Obama reform

Protesters gather outside Del Sol High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, where US President Barack Obama was scheduled to deliver a speech  on his use of executive authority to relax US immigration policy on Friday night . Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

Taoiseach welcomes US president’s move to protect undocumented immigrants

Barack Obama evoked the tradition of European emigrants crossing the Atlantic to a “nation of immigrants,” including Irish and those fleeing famine, in making his case for legislative action. Photograph: Michael Nelson/EPA

US president mentions illegal Irish immigrants in Chicago in speech at Las Vegas high-school

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