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Martin O’Malley: “There is among the Irish, by and large in America, a keen and heartfelt awareness that we are a nation of nations and we have all been strangers in a foreign land at one point.” Photograph: David Sleator

Martin O’Malley couldn’t figure out why the president of Ireland wanted to meet him. It was 2000 and he had been elected mayor of Baltimore just a few(...)

Edward Snowden: The 29-year-old former undercover CIA technical assistant, responsible for one of the biggest leaks about US government surveillance programmes, is hiding in a hotel in Hong Kong.  Photograph: AP/the Guardian

SIMON CARSWELL Edward Snowden was so concerned about being spied on that he lined the door of his hotel room with pillows to prevent eavesdropping and(...)

Firefighters on the scene of a CSX Corp derailed train car carrying chemicals after being struck in Rosedale, Maryland. Photograph: Kim Hairston/Baltimore Sun/Reuters.

A freight train carrying hazardous chemicals and a variety of other materials collided with a truck northeast of Baltimore yesterday, injuring the tr(...)

Reporters outside the Graham Putnam & Mahoney Funeral Parlor in Worcester where the body of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of the two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings, was being held while a burial place was sought. Photograph: Evan McGlinn/New York Times.

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s body has been buried, according to police in Worcester, Massachusetts, who did not disclos(...)

Garrett Plath (left), 20, and Kyle Senechal (centre), 21, both of North Attleborough, protest outside the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home. Photograph: Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters

The body of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was the subject of a massive manhunt and died after a gun battle with police(...)

Barack Obama at the University of Hartford in Connecticut: “Now’s the time to get engaged. Now’s the time to get involved. Now’s the time to push back on fear and frustration and misinformation. Now’s the time for everybody to make their voices heard.” Photograph: Reuters/Jason Reed heard.”

As US president Barack Obama made an emotional public appeal for political support on tighter gun controls in a speech on Monday evening in Con(...)

The term “superfood”, used to describe high-nutrient foods, could take on an entirely different meaning in the US when applied to the phenomeno(...)

Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky at  the Conservative Political Action Conference in  Maryland yesterday. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

US Republicans have gathered in Maryland for the Conservative Political Action Conference. The party is using the three-day conclave to search (...)

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