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Students released from a lockdown are overcome with emotion following following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. Photograph: AP

At 2.40pm on Wednesday a 19-year-old man wearing a gas mask walked into his former high school armed with smoke grenades and an AR-15 style rifle. Af(...)

People are brought out of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida after a multiple-fatality shooting at the school. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

At least 17 people have died after a teenage gunman opened fire at his former high school in southern Florida on Wednesday. Thousands of students wer(...)

A shooting spree in Kentucky came about three weeks after the state was rocked by a high school shooting in Benton.

Five people, including a suspected gunman who apparently took his own life, were killed in a shooting spree at two locations in northeast Kentucky on (...)

US House speaker Paul Ryan  answers questions  in Washington, DC. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

This week saw the inner workings – some would say dysfunction – of the US Congress fully on display, as the US slipped into its second government shut(...)

A view of the Capitol through a Senate office building. The federal government on Friday shut down for the second time so far this year. Photograph: The New York Times

The US government is set to reopen after the House of Representatives passed a spending Bill in an early morning vote, bringing to an end the second U(...)

Authorities investigate the scene of fatal school shooting Tuesday,  in Benton, Kentucky. Kentucky State Police said the suspect was apprehended by a Marshall County deputy. Photograph: Stephen Lance Dennee/AP Photo

A 15-year-old student opened fire with a handgun inside a rural Kentucky high school on Tuesday, killing two of his classmates, injuring 17 and sendi(...)

US president Donald Trump speaks to reporters at the White House on Monday as he departs for a trip to Utah. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

US president Donald Trump on Monday said the FBI ruined the life of his former national security adviser and said his Democratic opponent for presiden(...)

Businessman Pat Donaghy (centre) beside Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams listens at a fund-raiser for the party in New York in 1999. Photograph: AP Photo/Mark Lennihan

Friends of Sinn Féin, the party’s US-based fundraising arm, raised more than $102,000 (€86,000) from donors in the six months to the end of the Octobe(...)

Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare, Co Wexford

Profits at the four-star Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare increased by 12 per cent in 2016 as a “bit more confidence” returned to the economy, the com(...)

Texas Gun is one of the 6,700 gun dealers located near the US-Mexico border. Photograph: Gilles Mingasson/Getty Images

The deadliest mass shooting in US history in Las Vegas last week, which left 58 people dead, has reignited the debate over gun control. The state of (...)

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