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Gtech has won three of the US lottery contracts: Indiana, Illinois and, last month, New Jersey. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty

Where better to launch a bid for the State’s lottery business than from inside its Dublin headquarters? Italian-owned gaming giant Gtech (...)

Members of the “Gang of Eight” drawing up the legislation are led by Democrat Chuck Schumer (centre) and Republican John McCain. (left). Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

Hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants in the US could be excluded from becoming US citizens under proposals being worked(...)

A Connecticut state police officer outside a house in Newtown, Connecticut, a few days after the Sandy Hook killings last December. In carrying out the second deadliest school shooting in US history, 20-year-old Adam Lanza is said to have used 30-round magazines. Photograph: Joshua Lott/Reuters

The gunman who killed 20 children and six adults at a Connecticut elementary school last December fired 154 rounds in less than five minutes, s(...)

While the federal ban on online gambling remains, there is nothing to stop individual states legalising the activity, once it remains within their own borders and does not cross the line into other US states.

Yesterday’s Financial Times reported that the US states that are legalising online gambling(...)

Earlier this week I struggled along the seafront in howling flurries of stinging snow. I was amazed when I got home to find I didn’t have a bea(...)

The woman behind the counter in Walgreens drug store on Michigan Avenue remarks on my accent and tells me she has been to Ireland twice, both t(...)

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