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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: “I wake up every day and I’m a Puerto Rican girl from the Bronx.” Photograph: David Dee Delgado/New York Times

At dawn on the day after the election that rocked her world and her party, working on three hours of sleep, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez walked out of her(...)

Drugs that activate the immune system to fight cancer have brought remarkable recoveries to many people in recent years. But one of those drugs seems(...)

Gerry Adams , Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald,  and Sinn Féin vice-president Michelle O’Neill in Gormanstown, Co Meath. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin’s US fundraising arm raised a further $309,802 (€265,000) between November 2017 and April 2018 and spent another $15,931 on the party in Nor(...)

Chris Slattery, who set up an anti-abortion group in New York,  is travelling to Ireland to support   the Save the Eighth campaign

Irish-American Chris Slattery is in Queens monitoring a court case involving an abortion doctor, Robert Rho, who has been charged with manslaughter ov(...)

Joy Shaughnessy and Karl Flynn who run Kickboxing to Inspire and Challenge Kids in Tallaght. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

At first glance it looks like a standard gym circuit work-out. At the blast of a trainer’s whistle, the teenage participants move from station to stat(...)

Saoirse Ronan attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon in Beverly Hills, California, the US. Photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

You wouldn’t guess that Saoirse Ronan carried the expectations of a nation on her narrow shoulders. The art of being Saoirse is, perhaps, the art of n(...)

James P O’Neill, center, police commissioner of New York City, speaks during a news conference  in New York on Thursday. Photograph: John Taggart/The New York Times

A former teacher at a charter high school and his twin brother were arrested Thursday on federal bomb-making charges, stockpiling more than 32 pounds (...)

Central Park: keen birders can find as many as 100 species here on a single autumn day. Photograph: iStock

Lou Reed’s quintessential 1970s hymn to New York nightlife, Walk on the Wild Side, is limited to the strange behaviour of the human animal. Over recen(...)

Trump Resistance: Following the US president’s election a year ago, “one thing people seemed to cling to in the darkness and despair – [was] the sky is falling, but at least the tunes will be banging”. Photograph: Getty

It was the middle of 2017 – 12 toxic, corrosive months that consistently found new ways to chill the soul – and I was reviewing a four-minute song. Af(...)

During a brain surgery, a team led by Dr David Langer uses a videomicroscope, which provides a magnified, high-resolution 3D image, at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York. Photograph: Beatrice de Gea/The New York Times

One blue surgical drape at a time, the patient disappeared, until all that showed was a triangle of her shaved scalp. “Ten seconds of quiet in the ro(...)

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