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Exercising in the morning is more effective than post-3pm workouts for losing weight, a new US study has found. Photograph: iStock

People who exercise in the morning seem to lose more weight than people completing the same workouts later in the day, according to a new study of wor(...)

Alabama Crimson Tide and Notre Dame Fighting Irish during  a  college football game. Research suggests former students who attend games are more likely to donate. File photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

It’s a crisp week day morning in the small city of Columbia in central Missouri. Like many towns across America at this time of year, shopfronts and h(...)

University of North Carolina police surround the toppled statue of a Confederate soldier nicknamed Silent Sam. Photograph: Jonathan Drake/Reuters.

Protesters toppled a statue of a Confederate soldier on the campus of University of North Carolina on Monday, the latest move to dismantle American Ci(...)

Erin Fornoff: “It was a gift for her to be impatient with my insecurity.”

The Time of My Life is a weekly column about a moment that changed someone’s life – for the better or the worse In a shouty, benevolent rant, my firs(...)

 Rokeby Park  in Lucan. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

It was a spa that first brought droves to visit Lucan in west Dublin in the 1750s, after a health resort sprung up around Chapel Hill. In those days L(...)

Torch-bearing white nationalists rally around a statue of Thomas Jefferson near the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville. Photograph: Edu Bayer/The New York Times

Within hours of the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, the fight between white supremacists and everyone else moved from the streets to the digita(...)

Donald Trump and his wife Melania at Wilmington International Airport:  “In three days, we are going to win the great state of North Carolina. Then, we will win the White House.” Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The roads leading to the polling station at the New Hanover County board of elections are lined with campaign signs, but there is not one visible for(...)

Craig Stephen Hicks (46) of Chapel Hill, who has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder for  shooting three Muslim students near the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus. Photograph: Durham County Office of the Sheriff handout/Reuters

A gunman shot dead three Muslim students near the University of North Carolina, enraging Muslim activists who demanded US state and federal authoriti(...)