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Debris is seen in the front yard of a damaged home in Linwood, Kansas, US, after several tornadoes touched down in the region. Photograph: Nate Chute/Reuters

Residents of Oklahoma and Arkansas near the swollen Arkansas river prepared for flooding on Wednesday, moving valuables to higher floors of their hom(...)

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ author Harper Lee in a local courthouse while visiting her hometown. Photograph: Donald Uhrbrock/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images

His name is William Maxwell. He works in the roughneck industries of mid-20th-century Alabama, rock breaking with explosives, pulpwooding, but mostly (...)

An image from a video posted on social media of a  tornado  in Mangum, Oklahoma. Photograph:  Lorraine Matti via Reuters

A “violent tornado” has touched down in Missouri, causing possible fatalities and heavy damage, according to the US National Weather Service. The ser(...)

It begins with the sound of an infinite void. Press play on The Antlers’ third album Hospice and all that will greet you is a cold, unsettling silence(...)

 Theodore Edgar McCarrick pictured in 2013. In July he  became the first Roman Catholic prelate in nearly 100 years to lose the title of cardinal. Photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters

Former US cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been expelled from the Roman Catholic priesthood after he was found guilty of sexual crimes against minors a(...)

 Potential unicorns such as Checkr and Earnin are building businesses off the last generation of unicorns by offering services to them. Photograph: Getty Images

Technology startups worth $1 billion, once as rare as unicorns, are now plentiful enough and old enough that there is a new generation behind them – o(...)

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(...)

US president Donald Trump shakes hands with Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh at a ceremonial swearing in in the East Room of the White House. Photograph: Susan Walsh/AP

US president Donald Trump doubled down on his defence of Brett Kavanaugh as he apologised to the supreme court justice on behalf of the nation “for th(...)

 One of the four pairs of ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in the 1939 film “The Wizard of Oz” on display during a 1996 media tour of the “America’s Smithsonian” traveling exhibition in Kansas City, Missouri. File photograph: Ed Zurga/AP

A pair of sequined ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard Of Oz, which were stolen from a museum in her home town 13 years ago, have been re(...)

 Republican congressional candidate Troy Balderson gives a victory speech at his election night party in Newark, Ohio. Photograph:  Justin Merriman/Getty Images

Republican candidates backed by US president Donald Trump clung to small leads in closely watched races in Ohio and Kansas on Wednesday, with the nar(...)

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