Today's Irish news roundup

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Ann Curry paid $10 million to exit “The Today Show”

Ann Curry, the fired "Today” show host, has accepted a $10 million golden handshake from NBC, according to the New York Post....READ MORE

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Getting off the American treadmill to live the Irish dream

I was born in Chicago, lived there while attending law school, and stayed there to start my work career. My wife, Karen, was born and raised in Manhattan and continued to live in the city into early adulthood during the beginning of her career...READ MORE

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Maureen Dowd says Clinton “a warm bath”, Obama a “cold shower”

Pulitzer Prize winning writer Maureen Dowd was given a civic reception in County Mayo last night and stated it would have been one of the proudest days in the lives of  her Irish-born father and Irish American mother...READ MORE

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Leaked memo reveals Joe Biden thought Afghan 2009 war plans were “flawed”

Vice President Joe Biden counseled President Obama to resist the military's call to add as many as 40,000 US forces to the campaign in Afghanistan in 2009, a new book reveals. Biden was unpersuaded by the rationale for doing so and called the request flawed...READ MORE

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Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton plans to redecorate Kensington Palace

The Duchess of Cambridge is hoping to recruit interior designer Kelly Hoppen to help her plan changes to her and Prince William's home, which looks set to be the royal couple's official permanent base if he doesn't undertake another tour with the RAF...READ MORE

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