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Paul Krugman, field-marshal of an American left, wailed of Trump’s voters: “I don’t fully understand this resentment.” Why don’t the poor blame the conservatives? Photograph: Getty Images

I have no tribe. I have no comfort blanket, no default button that enables me to join the prevailing hysteria and cry in unison, “Of course, it’s all (...)

First lady Michelle Obama. African-Americans make up about 4 per cent of West Virginia’s population. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/Getty Images

A racist post about US first lady Michelle Obama has prompted calls for the director of a West Virginia development group and a mayor to be sacked. (...)

Donald Trump (centre) campaigning in Florida, the biggest, most valuable battleground state in the US presidential election. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Voters go to the polls on Tuesday to elect a successor to Barack Obama as president of the United States. Here’s what to watch out for as results are (...)

A supporter holds up a sign as Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Sarasota, Florida, on Monday.  Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump criss-crossed the United States yesterday in a frantic effort to shore up their support as a long, nasty and divisive(...)

Tyson Gay pictured after winning the Men’s 200 Meter Dash final on day four of the 2013 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships Des Moines. Photograph: Getty

American sprinter Tyson Gay’s daughter, Trinity, has died after a shooting. The Lexington Police Department announced 15-year-old Trinity Gay was kil(...)

Governor Mike Pence, Donald Trump’s running mate, is named after his Sligo grandfather Richard Michael Cawley, a Chicago bus driver, with whom he was “especially close”. Photograph: Mark Makela/The New York Times

One Capitol Hill staffer recalls a question asked at a table quiz in Washington a few years ago: who is the only member of Congress to have cut turf i(...)

 Melbourne Rose Meghan Griffin (left) and Kerry Rose Danielle O’Sullivan (right) congratulate Offaly Rose Emma Kirwan after she got her Leaving Cert results last week. Photograph:  Domnick Walsh

The youngest contestant in this year’s Rose of Tralee final will be the first on stage this year. Offaly Rose Emma Kirwan (18) is one of 32 who mad(...)

Dollar Shave Club co-founder Michael Dubin: his 2012 YouTube ad kick-started the company’s sales, which soared to more than $240 million. Photograph: J Emilio Flores/The New York Times

Unilever is paying $1 billion (€895 million) for Dollar Shave Club, a five-year-old start-up that sells razors and other personal products for men. E(...)

Keggie Carew: Does an impressive job of sorting through mountains of records, recordings, official archives and family diaries and letters to create a coherent and sometimes compelling narrative of her father’s wars. Photograph: Juliette Foyhr

What is it about the lives of others? Narrated after the fact, they can seem so offhandedly heroic – even, and perhaps most strikingly, when they are (...)

Khizr Khan, father of deceased Muslim US soldier Humayun Khan, holds up a booklet of the US constitution as he offers to lend it to Donald Trump. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Trump put in place over Muslim plan The heaviest blow landed on Donald Trump this week came when the parents of Humayun Khan, a 27-year-old Muslim A(...)

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