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Nomadland: Frances McDormand in her Oscar-winning role. Photograph: Searchlight Pictures

It was a February day so overcast that noon looked like dusk, and Frances McDormand felt a little rattled. She told me this as we ambled down the main(...)

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 (...)

US vice-president Mike Pence. Photograph: Kevin Dietsch/Pool/EPA

Mike Pence has asked a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit brought against him by Republican lawmakers who want the US vice-president to overturn the(...)

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 (...)

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(...)

“Won Texas” written on a notepad during an election night party in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC. Photograph: Bloomberg

At the end of a tense election day with historic turnout, here are five key takeaways as Americans head into Wednesday on edge and without a clear win(...)

US economists Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson have won the Nobel Economics Prize for work on commercial auctions. Photograph: Anders Wiklund/TT News Agency / AFP

Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson, professors at Stanford University, have won this year’s Nobel Prize in economics for their work on auction theory and (...)

Demonstrators at Lafayette Park in Washington, DC, on Tuesday. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty

Protesters have been marching in cities across the United States since the death last week of George Floyd, an unarmed 46-year-old black man, after po(...)

Writer Raymond Chandler. Photograph: Ralph Crane//Time Life Pictures/Getty

Raymond Chandler, the quintessential crime writer, master of the noir genre, is remembered as chronicler of the grimy underside of rapidly expanding m(...)

Henry Red Cloud’s solar-powered battery trailer: “It’d run one-third of your house easily.”  Photograph: Stephen Starr

Down a dirt track on South Dakota’s bucolic Pine Ridge Reservation, Henry Red Cloud is working out a plan to help Native and indigenous communities ar(...)

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