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Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren on stage during the Democratic presidential debate in Houston, Texas, on Thursday. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

He’s in our heads. Even more than we knew. It isn’t just that he hovered over the Democratic debate on Thursday night: should the candidates attack hi(...)

Former US vice president Joe Biden speaks during the Democratic Party presidential debate in Texas. Photograph: Ruth Fremson/The New York Times.

There was a fiery exhange of ideas during the third Democratic primary debate in Houston on Thursday night, as frontrunner Joe Biden came under attack(...)

Daniel Johnston: the singer-songwriter and visual artist was acclaimed as one of the United States’ most gifted outsider voices. Photograph: Bryan Schutmaat/New York Times

Daniel Johnston, a singer-songwriter and visual artist whose childlike, haunted songs brought him acclaim as one of the United States’ most gifte(...)

Archbishop of Armagh and Catholic Primate of All Ireland Eamon Martin with anti-abortion activists on a rally during the divisive abortion campaign. File Photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

Catholic politicians are obliged to oppose laws that violate the integrity of life “from conception to death”, Archbishop of Armagh and Catholic Prima(...)

Workers clean the stage before the  Democratic presidential primary debate at the Fox Theatre in Detroit on July 30th. Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

The suspense was high. The hour was late. The questions about the next Democratic debate were many: Ten candidates or 11? Two nights or one? One billi(...)

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CATHEDRALS National Cathedral of Saint Patrick, Dublin THE NINTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY - 9.15 EUCHARIST said in the Lady Chapel. 11.15 CHORAL EUCHARIS(...)

Former US vice-president Joe Biden touches US senator Cory Booker on the second night of the second 2020 Democratic US presidential debate in Detroit, Michigan. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Former US vice-president Joe Biden came under pressure from Democratic rivals for his previous policy stances on immigration, women’s rights and crimi(...)

Democratic presidential candidates  Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Photograph:  Justin Sullivan/Getty

It has hosted music stars from Elvis Presley to Frank Sinatra, from Stevie Wonder to Diana Ross. But on Tuesday night the historic Fox Theatre in dow(...)

Nasa handout photo of astronaut Buzz Aldrin on the moon. Photograph: Nasa/PA Wire

Mary Coughlan (singer) What were you doing in 1969? I was 13 and listening to Radio Luxembourg all the time! Just being a teenager around Galway a(...)

Former US first lady Lady Bird Johnson (polka-dot dress), her husband former president Lyndon B Johnson (dark suit) and former vice-president Spiro T Agnew (holding glass, far right)  at Kennedy Space Center, Florida, watching the launch of  Apollo 11  on its mission to carry out the first  manned lunar landing. Photograph: National Geographic/Getty Images

There has been a lot in the media over the past weeks as we close in like a moon lander on the 50th anniversary of the first touchdown by a human on t(...)

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