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Obama, on St. Pat's Day, announces trip to Ireland

President Barack Obama chose St. Patrick's Day to announce that he's adding Ireland to the itinerary for his trip to Europe in May. Full story

Celebrating St. Patrick's Day

   Under sunny warm skies, New York city reveled in St. Patrick's Day. NBC's Brian Williams reports.

Space music: A pennywhistle for your thoughts?

Irish-American astronaut Cady Coleman has not forgotten her Emerald Isle roots, even as she sails high above Earth on the International Space Station. The NASA astronaut marked St. Patrick's Day in space by playing a solo on a 100-year-old Irish flute. Full story

Green in the streets

   Hundreds of thousands of revelers were expected to take in St. Patrick's Day events around the world. The holiday is celebrated every year by people of Irish descent, and often by those with out any Irish ancestry.

How to throw a last-minute St. Patty’s party

   For the procrastinators among us, chef Jeanne Benedict shows quick ways to make a festive pizza and Irish whiskey balls for an impromptu St. Patrick’s Day bash.

Beer pairings for St. Patrick’s Day

   Beer sommelier Hayley Jensen pairs four dishes with different beers, showing which kind of beer goes best with banger sausage, Irish stew, boudin Basque and an Irish coffee chocolate tart.

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  Erin go bragh! Munn co-hosts with green beer

On St. Patty’s Day, actress Olivia Munn fills in for Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb tries to keep up with Munn’s “day-wasted” drinking.

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Table mountain is seen lit up in green, in a spectacular display to commemorate St Patrick's Day in Cape Town, South Africa, Thursday, March 17, 2011.

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Crowds watch as floats pass during a St

Crowds watch as floats pass during a St Patrick's Day parade in Dublin, Ireland, on March 17, 2011. Hundreds of thousands of people were expected to attend St Patrick's Day parades throughout debt-ridden Ireland on Thursday with the traditional celebrations a welcome relief from economic austerity m