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 The lawsuit argued that Mike  Pence had discretion to decide what votes should count.  File photograph: AP/Lynne Sladky

A federal judge on Friday rejected a lawsuit from a Republican congressman that sought to allow vice president Mike Pence to reject Electoral College (...)

Jeffrey Toobin: banned ‘indefinitely’ from podcasts and airwaves after incident. Photograph: Robert Ascroft

Until Jeffrey Toobin’s fateful appointment with Zoom on October 15th, his quarantine was going better than most people’s. In August his eighth book, T(...)

 Joe Biden speaks during an event to announce new cabinet nominations last week  in Wilmington, Delaware. Photograph:  Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Electors will gather in state capitols across the country on Monday to formally vote for Joe Biden as the next US president, effectively ending presi(...)

After the ruling Donald Trump said on Twitter, ‘The Supreme Court really let us down. No Wisdom, no Courage!’. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

The US supreme court on Friday rejected a long-shot lawsuit by Texas and backed by president Donald Trump seeking to throw out voting results in four(...)

Cardiovascular diseases account for 36%  of deaths in Ireland. High blood pressure is experienced by one in four Irish men. All told around 10,000 people in Ireland die from heart disease every year

The pandemic has prompted many people in Ireland to postpone out-patient cardiovascular appointments, but studies are emerging that show SARS-CoV-2 ma(...)

 Democrat Joe Biden may be US president elect but he will not take up the position until January 20th. Photograph: Timothy A Clary/AFP via Getty Images

Although Democratic nominee Joe Biden is now the president-elect, there are still quite a few steps left in the US electoral process. He is projected (...)

International students have to pay an annual fee of €300 for a Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) card. File photo: The Garda National Immigration Bureau on Burgh Quay. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/THE IRISH TIMES

This morning I trudged through the rain, wind, and gray to the local Garda station in order to pay my yearly dues to the Irish state. As I stood waiti(...)

Democratic candidate for Senate Jaime Harrison addresses supporters during a drive-in rally held at The Bend in North Charleston, South Carolina. Photograph: Logan Cyrus/AFP via Getty Images

The mist is rising over Lake Murray, a huge reservoir in the centre of South Carolina, on this grey mid-October morning. The lake is a popular amenity(...)

At a certain point, if everyone sports masks, they can become a new norm, but getting to this point takes time. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

“We’re supposed to be wearing masks,” the host said as I entered a birthday party recently. He rolled his eyes and waved his hand in the air, as if to(...)

This is an exciting time for Irish music. the dreary male with Guitar is being replaced and a wave of multicultural and multifaceted (...)

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