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Firefighters cut defensive lines and light backfires to protect structures behind a CalFire fire station during the Bear fire, part of the North Lightning Complex fires in Butte County, California. Photograph: Getty

An unprecedented spate of fierce, wind-driven wildfires in all US west-coast states have destroyed thousands of homes and killed at least seven people(...)

A stage is erected for a rally of QAnon supporters on the National Mall, Washington, in September 2019. Photograph: Tom Brenner/The New York Times

Late last month, as the Texas Republican Party was shifting into campaign mode, it unveiled a new slogan, lifting a rallying cry straight from a once-(...)

President Donald Trump signed an executive action to provide $300 a week in federal support to most unemployment benefit recipients. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Applications for US unemployment benefits unexpectedly increased last week, a stumble for the labour market in its long road to recovery. Initial job(...)

Morgan Cabot, as she nears completion of the Everesting challenge of cycling the equivalent of Mt Everest’s altitude on Mount Seymour in Vancouver, Canada. Photograph: Alec Jacobson/New York Times

The biking challenge known as Everesting is catching on: pick a hill and cycle up it for 8,848 metres, the same as the world’s highest mountain (...)

Louis De Joy, a Republican donor  who was appointed by the president to lead the postal service,  has introduced several changes, including reducing overtime hours. Democrats say this is a political effort to interfere in the election. Photograph: DEPA/Michael Reynolds

What is the controversy surrounding the US postal system? The United States Postal Service – one of the oldest institutions in the United States, one(...)

The control room of the Mars mission at the Mohamed bin Rashid Space Centre, in the Gulf city of Dubai. Photograph: Giuseppe Cacace/AFP via Getty

The United Arab Emirates said on Thursday its Mars probe would be launched between July 20th and 22nd as conditions were expected to clear over Japan’(...)

US supreme court justice Neil Gorsuch: Liberal groups engaged in a fierce effort to keep him off the supreme court. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

Justice Neil Gorsuch is a profoundly conservative jurist and one of two appointments US president Donald Trump has made to the supreme court that Repu(...)

 Bob Dylan performing at Hyde Park,  London in July last year. File photo:  Dave J Hogan/Getty Images

A few years ago, sitting beneath shade trees in Saratoga Springs, New York, I had a two-hour discussion with Bob Dylan that touched on Malcolm X, the (...)

 Forrest Fenn, an art collector, at his home in Santa Fe. He created the treasure hunt. Photograph: Nick Cote/The New York Times

After 10 years the chase for hidden treasure in the Rocky Mountains comes to an end. Forrest Fenn, a New Mexico art collector who had created the trea(...)

Anti-racism protesters march   in Denver, Colorado, on Saturday. Photograph: Jason Connolly/AFP via Getty Images

Ever since people across the US began pouring into the streets to protest police violence, Dakota Patton has driven two hours each day to rally on the(...)

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