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Michael Stipe: ‘My life’s work with music is intangible’. Photograph: Adam Berry/Getty

The last time I saw Michael Stipe he had a beanie hat on and was wandering between the tents at the Extinction Rebellion camp in Trafalgar Square(...)

President Joe Biden makes remarks before signing the “American Rescue Plan” as Vice President Kamala Harris looks on in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on March 11th. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, but the labour market is regaining its footing as an (...)

Vehicles travel down an snow-covered road in McKinney, Texas, US.  Photograph: Cooper Neill/Bloomberg

Millions of Texans on Wednesday began their third day without heat in the wake of a punishing winter storm that has killed at least 21 people in the (...)

In this photo from the Twitter page of the Nashville Fire Department, damage is seen on a street after an explosion in Nashville, Tennessee on December 25th. Photograph: Nashville Fire Department/AFP via Getty Images

A motor home parked on a street exploded in downtown Nashville at dawn on Friday, moments after a recorded message emanating from the vehicle warned o(...)

Tim Severin at his home in Timoleague, west Cork in 1999. File photograph: Paddy Whelan

The explorer, writer and film maker, Tim Severin, best known for the Brendan Voyage where he sailed from Ireland to Newfoundland to prove that the 6th(...)

Undated handout photo issued by the Country Music Association of Charley Pride. Photograph:  Joseph Llanes/CMA/PA

Charley Pride, a son of sharecroppers who rose to become country music’s first black superstar on the strength of hits including “Kiss an Angel Good M(...)

Joe Biden appears certain to win the popular vote by at least three percentage points and take the college.

Quaint and eccentric it may be, but the US electoral college is in truth a stain on America’s democratic credentials. And, wthout it, we would all be (...)

Vanessa Ogbonna of Wexford Youths and Kellie Brennan of Athlone Town take a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement ahead of the Women’s National League match. Photograph: Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile

“I wear sun cream at the start of every game and every single time someone asks me why am I wearing it. And I’m like: ‘Cause the sun affects everyone’(...)

A protest against a ballot initiative that would allow Uber and Lyft to continue classifying drivers as independent contractors. The proposition was carried, curtailing the ability of drivers to claim employee rights. Photograph: Jim Wilson/The New York Times

In referendums across the US voters at state level directly engaged with a range of hot-button issues from abortion to tax policy which saw huge spend(...)

Democratic presidential nominee  Joe Biden and US president Donald Trump. Each side is convinced that the victory of the other spells the end of the republic, so the contest turns into a competition of terminal nightmares. Photographs: Angela Weiss and Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

A moment of truth is at hand. Or perhaps a trial of strength, not just between two mutually and grievously hostile political tribes, but of the fortit(...)

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