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Flood waters move on the street on Wednesday in Pensacola, Florida. Photograph: Gerald Herbert/PA

Hurricane Sally uprooted trees, flooded streets and cut power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses on Wednesday as the powerful storm brou(...)

Benjamin Luna helps recover items from the children’s wing of the First Pentecostal Church in Orange, Texas that was destroyed by Hurricane Laura. Photograph: Eric Gay/AP

The remnants of Hurricane Laura doused Arkansas on Friday and were due to bring rain to the US east coast over the weekend. Since downgraded to a tro(...)

Satellite image showing Hurricane Laura reaching the coasts of Louisiana and Texas on Wednesday evening. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images.

Hurricane Laura ripped through southwestern Louisiana on Thursday, destroying buildings in towns across the southwestern corner of the state and ki(...)

Donald Trump with a map of a previously projected path of Hurricane Dorian. He used a marker pen to erroneously claim the hurricane would strike southeastern Alabama. File photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

Founded in 1969 by scientists and students at MIT, the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCI) has been particularly busy of late. Since US president Dona(...)

 Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence: one of the high-profile names to  have lent their support to the  #WeWantToPlay and #WeAreUnited camaign. Photograph: Streeter Lecka/Getty

Donald Trump has tweeted his support for college football players pushing for the opportunity to compete this season despite the Covid-19 pandemic. “(...)

Former US president Barack Obama speaking during the funeral of late civil rights leader John Lewis in Atlanta on Thursday. Photograph:  Alyssa Pointer/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

Barack Obama called for sweeping reform to US voting laws during his eulogy at the funeral of civil rights activist and veteran congressman John Lewis(...)

The seating area of Baste BBQ on Clanbrassil Street in Dublin. Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

Are Irish people really as nice as tourists say we are? We’re friendly and considerate, and we “go out of our way” to be helpful. But maybe not so muc(...)

John Lewis, the non-violent civil rights campaigner who marched with Martin Luther King Jr and nearly died from police beatings before serving for decades as a US congressman, has died at age 80. File photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

John Lewis, a pioneer of the civil rights movement and long-time member of the US House of Representatives, died on Friday aged 80. Lewis, a Democrat(...)

People gather to protest the resumption of federal executions near the US Penitentiary and execution chamber in Terre Haute, Indiana, US. Photograph: Tannen Maury/EPA

The US government has carried out the first federal execution in almost two decades, putting to death a man who killed an Arkansas family in the 1990s(...)

Mary Mooney and Viola Montgomery, mother of Olen, one of the Scottsboro Boys, photographed together in April 1932. Credit: Labour Defender.

In late February 1932, Mary Mooney, an 84-year-old woman from Mayo, stood on a stage before thousands in New York’s Coliseum theatre. Weary from trave(...)

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