Today in History for March 17th

Highlights of Today in History: St. Patrick dies; President George W. Bush gives Saddam Hussein 48 hour ultimatum; Franklin D. Roosevelt gets married; Baseball players including Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa testify to congress about steroid use. (March 17)

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Chicago River dyed green for St. Patrick’s day

The Chicago River was on Saturday dyed green in honour of St. Patrick’s Day, as the city prepared for its world-renowned parade. (March 16)

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Trump receives Shamrock Bowl from Irish PM

President Donald Trump received a Shamrock Bowl as part of day long festivities with Ireland’s Prime Minister Leo Varadkar to celebrate an early St. Patrick’s Day. (March 14)

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“Leaves” hang in remembrance of Irish lives lost in WWI

An art installation of 36,000 messages inscribed on “leaves” hang from the ceiling of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin in remembrance of the Irish lives lost in WWI. The project is part of the nation’s commemoration events as the anniversary of armistice approaches. IMAGES.

Pope Francis leaves Dublin Castle after speech

Pope Francis leaves Dublin Castle after giving a speech in St. Patrick’s Hall. IMAGES

Trump Touts Irish Ties, Jokes About Low Taxes

President Donald Trump stressed the close ties between Ireland and America at a St. Patrick’s Day luncheon with the Irish Prime Minister Thursday, though he joked that the country was a “tough one to compete with” on taxes. (March 15)

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Raw: Crashes on Massachusetts Snow-Covered Roads

There were many crashes on the snow-covered roads in Massachusetts on Tuesday. Meteorlogists say Boston and other areas dealt with blizzard conditions from blowing snow and wind. Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day parade may be cancelled. (March 14)

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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – September 4, 2014

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The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: ​​Pakistan claims more than 900 militants killed in North Waziristan since June, Israel demolishes West Bank dairy factory, Singapore opens underground caverns to store oil, and New York’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade organizers lift ban on gay groups.

PAKISTAN
Army Claims Several Hundred Militants Killed Since June
Media access to North Waziristan has been blocked, making any independent confirmation of the figures impossible.

WEST BANK​
Israeli Forces Destroy Dairy Factory
​Tel Aviv accused the operator of affiliation with the militant group Hamas.​

SINGAPORE
Underground Caverns Built to Store Oil
​The facility has a capacity equivalent to 600 Olympic-size swimming pools.​

U.S.A.
Gay Groups Allowed to Participate in St. Patrick’s Day Parade
​Organizers had been under pressure to lift the ban for years.​

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