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 Claressa Shields: “I’m getting judged because I’m from Flint, Michigan and I’m one of the baddest motherf**kers out there.” Photograph: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Twenty-four hours before they were scheduled to fight for the vacant WBC and WBO junior middleweight belts last October, Claressa Shields and Ivana Ha(...)

US president Donald Trump on the south lawn of the White House after returning from a rally in Michigan on Thursday. Photograph:  Michael Reynolds/EPA

Donald Trump on Wednesday evening became the third president in US history to be impeached. Here are the next steps: The selection of impeachment man(...)

US president Donald Trump has been accused of criminal and civil bribery in a House of Representatives judiciary committee report. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP Photo

Democrats accused US president Donald Trump of “multiple federal crimes” on Monday as the US House of Representatives prepares to hold a historic vote(...)

Doireann Markham from Ballinlough, Co Roscommon now lives in Chicago. ‘Get thee to Firecakes Donuts for the sugar bump to beat that afternoon slump’
Welcome to my place . . . Chicago
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  • December 8, 2019, 06:01

Doireann Markham is from Ballinlough, Co Roscommon. After graduating from UCD, she went to Chicago on the J1 work and travel visa, to experience life (...)

Google employees in Dublin take part in an organised walkout   in November 2018: some 20,000 employees in 50 cities across the globe were involved in the walkout. Photograph:   Nick Bradshaw

The big news in tech this week is the announcement that Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are stepping down as executives of parent compan(...)

Supporters react to election results during the watch party for Kentucky’s attorney general Andy Beshear, running for governor against Republican incumbent Matt Bevin, in Louisville. Photograph: Harrison McClary

As America passed the one-year mark until the presidential election, there was mixed news for Democrats this week. On Tuesday, several states held lo(...)

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: “I don’t know what the timetable will be – the truth will set us free.” Photograph: Kholood Eid/Bloomberg

US House of Representatives speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Friday she expected the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump to begin(...)

Democratic representative Jeff Van Drew speaking to reporters  at the Capitol in Washington on Thursday. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times

Before the House of Representatives voted on Thursday to endorse the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry into US president Donald Trump, two of the mos(...)

Kieran and Joanne Fahey in South Bend, Indiana

Kieran and Joanne Fahey have been living in South Bend, Indiana for five years. They moved there from Ballsbridge in Dublin after Joanne accepted(...)

A man uses a vaping  device in New York. Photograph: Caroline Tompkins/The New York Times

Hundreds more Americans have been hit by a severe vaping-related illness, with the official tally set to be updated, according to US health officials(...)

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