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A raccoon stretches out on a windowsill high above downtown St Paulon Tuesday. Photograph: Evan Frost/Minnesota Public Radio via AP

A raccoon stranded on the ledge of an office building in Minnesota which captivated onlookers and generated interest on social media has safely made i(...)

Late pop star Prince, pictured during the Purple Rain era, 1984.

No criminal charges will be filed in the 2016 death of pop star Prince from an opioid overdose, a Minnesota prosecutor has said. “We simply do not h(...)

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has fended off questions from US senators on how the world’s largest social network might be regulated more c(...)

Henk van der Klok in Mongolia during a road trip through the country in July 2011.

Henk van der Klok started and quit teacher-training, a university degree in social work and the marine corps. He quit judo, guitar, drums, basketball(...)

Damian Loftus: “I wanted to prove I had Irish ancestry. When the test came back as 58 per cent Irish, I could say it for sure.”. Loftus went on to discover his great-grandfather was born in Sligo in 1865

Max Sparber grew up in Minnesota with two concrete pieces of information. He knew that he was adopted, and that he was Irish-American. He never questi(...)

Choctaw Nation chief Gary Batton during a visit to Dublin in June 2017.

As the annual St Patrick’s Day celebrations in the United States get under way this week, this year’s customary visit by the Taoiseach will include a (...)

The Minnesota Lynx raise the Championship trophy after defeating the Los Angeles Sparks in Game Five of the 2017 WNBA Finals  in Minneapolis. Photograph: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

When they tell you sport and politics don’t mix, what they mean to say is the politics I don’t agree with do not mix with the sport I love. While in r(...)

The stigma associated with dementia in particular is the theme of Headspace 2018, a two-day symposium in Trinity College Dublin (TCD) on March 2nd and 3rd

“We talked about growing old gracefully And Elsie who’s seventy-four Said, ‘A, it’s a question of being sincere, And B, if you’re supple you’ve nothin(...)

 US president Donald Trump holds his notes while hosting a listening session with student survivors of mass shootings, their parents and teachers in the State Dining Room at the White House on February 21st, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photograph:  Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump suggested on Wednesday that arming teachers could help prevent massacres such as last week’s mass shooting at a Florida high(...)

Senior class at Dance Theatre of Ireland, at Bloomfield Centre, Dún Laoghaire. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Loneliness is often described as being more detrimental to older people’s health than physical illness. But not every older person wants to play bridg(...)

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