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The move by Republican senator for Texas Ted Cruz and 10 other senators from his party is largely symbolic and unlikely to overturn the result of the presidential election. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty

Ted Cruz of Texas, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and nine other Republican US senators or senators-elect said on Saturday they will reject presidential ele(...)

US congressman-elect Luke Letlow, who has died from complications related to Covid-19, in a YouTube campaign video with Donald Trump.

The death of Louisiana’s incoming Republican member of the US House of Representatives from complications related to Covid-19 has stunned the state’s (...)

Andrew Day, chief executive of Keywords Studios, at South County Business Park, Leopardstown, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dublin headquartered video games specialist Keywords Studios has agreed a deal to buy games development services provider High Voltage for up to $50 m(...)

Supporters of US president Donald Trump demonstrate in Washington 0n Saturday. Photograph: Jose Luis Magana /AFP via Getty Images

Senior Republicans have urged Donald Trump’s supporters to accept the presidential election results ahead of Monday’s Electoral College vote. Elector(...)

The federal prison complex in Terre Haute, Indiana, where Bourgeois was executed. File photograph: AP Photo/Michael Conroy/AP Photo

The Trump administration continued its unprecedented series of post-election federal executions by putting to death a Louisiana truck driver who sever(...)

The coronavirus pandemic and resulting lockdowns led to dramatic changes in health behaviours, prompting people around the world to cut back on physical activity and eat more junk foods. Photograph: iStock

Not long ago, Stephen Loy had a lot of healthy habits. He went to exercise classes three or four times a week, cooked nutritious dinners for his famil(...)

Brandon Bernard as he sits on death row awaiting his scheduled execution in Terre Haute, Indiana. Photograph: EPA.

A wave of outrage from US human rights groups, activists, elected officials, and others over the execution on Thursday night of federal prisoner Brand(...)

Christopher Krebs was fired as  the director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. File photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP

US president Donald Trump fired the top US official responsible for overseeing election security last night, claiming without evidence he made “highly(...)

Louisiana man sentenced to 25 years for setting fire to Black churches. Photograph: AP Photo

A young white man was sentenced on Monday to 25 years in prison by a federal court in Lafayette, Louisiana after he pleaded guilty to setting three hi(...)

Robert E Lee: known bitterly as the greatest Yankee-killer of all time, he died 150 years ago in October 1870

On the afternoon of April 9th, 1865, Robert Edward Lee, the recently appointed general-in-chief of the armies of the Confederate States of America, su(...)

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