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Michael Nelson, known as Nub, the former executive director of Valdosta High’s Touchdown Club, on the field at Valdosta High School in Georgia. Photograph: Aileen Perilla/The New York Times

There is no joy in Titletown, as this south Georgia city calls itself. The Valdosta Wildcats are undoubtedly one of America’s most successful high sch(...)

 Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson had vetoed a Bill that would have prevented transgender minors from receiving gender-affirming medication or surgery. Last week Republicans voted to override the veto. Photograph: Jacob Slaton/New York Times

Straight people have often asked me what I, a gay man, have in common with someone who is trans. Gay people have often put that question to themselves(...)

A  woman gets a dose of a Covid-19 vaccine in New Delhi, India. Some 11 million have received two doses in India as the country tries to build immunity to protect its population of nearly 1.4 billion people. File photograph: EPA

India has recorded its highest-ever number of daily Covid-19 cases as its fight to curtail a renewed wave of infections is beset by vaccine shortages (...)

Jeff Bezos. Technology companies like Amazon will likely pay more under the Biden tax plan.  Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP

Amazon. com In chief executive officer Jeff Bezos said he supported investing in US infrastructure and a hike in the corporate tax rate to help pay f(...)

An Amazon Prime lorry near a fulfilment centre in Bessemer, Alabama, where workers have voted on whether to unionise. ‘We know that drivers can and do have trouble finding restrooms,’ Amazon admitted. Photograph: Patrick T Fallon / AFP

In all the discussion of the millions of jobs that have been lost and will be lost to automation, one point is perhaps not emphasised enough: that in (...)

In Bessemer, Alabama, 6,000 workers at one of Amazon’s vast product fulfilment warehouses are deciding whether to unionise. Photograph: Patrick T Fallon/AFP/Getty

The future shape of Amazon, and of many technology companies across the US, may well be hanging on a union vote count now unfolding in an Alabama town(...)

Amazon workers in Alabama have voted to decide whether they want to unionise. The results are not expected until next week. Photograph: Cristobal Herrera-Ulashkevich/EPA

Amazon. com Inc has apologised to US Representative Mark Pocan, admitting to scoring an “own goal” in its initial denial of his suggestion that its dr(...)

Is change coming? Union supporters distribute information before sunrise outside the Amazon.com BHM1 fulfilment centre in Bessemer, Alabama, on Monday. Photograph: Patrick T Fallon / AFP

Image of the week: Unionising Amazon In Bessemer, Alabama, workers at Amazon. com’s BHM1 fulfilment centre have been voting this week on whether to c(...)

The Amazon.com fulfillment centre is seen before sunrise in Bessemer, Alabama. Photograph: Patrick T Fallon / AFP

Perry Connelly has been working at Amazon for 11 months, a tenure long enough to earn him the status of “old timer” among his colleagues at the facili(...)

A house is totally destroyed after a tornado touches down south of Birmingham, Alabama. Photograph: Butch Dill/AP

Several powerful tornadoes tore through northern Alabama on Thursday, killing at least five people, injuring dozens of others and destroying entire ne(...)

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