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Democrat Ilhan Omar, an immigrant born in a Kenyan-Somali refugee camp, was elected. Photograph: Craig Lassig

The election of two Muslim women to the US House of Representatives as well as the Democratic Party’s success in taking back control of the chamber ha(...)

George Soros, the billionaire investor and Democratic donor, has been accused by Republicans, without evidence,  of  funding a caravan of Central American migrants headed for the US border. Photograph: Damon Winter/The New York Times

Three years ago, Hungary’s prime minister accused billionaire George Soros of trying to flood the country with Middle Eastern migrants. In recent wee(...)

Somali-American Ismail Mohamed from Columbus, Ohio, is out to connect the Democratic Party with Ohio’s Somali community.

Ismail Mohamed’s life could have turned out very differently. Born in 1992, when civil war raged across Somalia, his family and he were forced to live(...)

Each piece in Wone’s first, all-black collection was numbered like a limited-edition lithograph. They have all sold out. Photograph: Luke Wooden

First there were the impossible-to-get-into $40 exercise classes. Then came $365 foam rollers and $1,000 yoga mats. And now: $320 workout tights you b(...)

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(...)

Girl from the North Country: Mare Winningham performs Bob Dylan’s Like a Rolling Stone. Photograph: Sara Krulwich/New York Times

Brightness flickers fitfully in the bleak, beautiful landscape of Girl from the North Country, a rich and strange marriage of the talents of the Irish(...)

Jered Chinnock,  paralyzed since 2013, walking down a  hallway with his therapy team at the Mayo Clinic in  Minnesota on September 18th, 2018.  Photograph: AP Photo/Teresa Crawford

A small group of paraplegic patients have once again been able to take steps after researchers implanted a device to electrically stimulate their spin(...)

Aer Lingus has announced that it will fly direct to Montreal in Canada and Minneapolis St Paul in Minnesota next year. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Work on Dublin Airport’s €900 million expansion needs to be completed quickly to exploit an opportunity that could create 34,000 jobs and boost the ec(...)

 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(...)

Democrat Christine Hallquist, the first transgender woman to be selected to run for governor of a US state, at her primary election night party in Burlington, Vermont. Photograph: Caleb Kenna/Reuters

Democrats in Vermont have chosen the first transgender nominee for governor for a major US party, in primaries that also saw Minnesota Republicans rej(...)

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