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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(...)

Participants at a traditional pow wow celebration in Pine Ridge Reservation last month. Photograph: Stephen Starr

There was a time in the late 1980s, says Darla Black, when the safest place for her at night was locked in a prison cell. Her partner at the time was (...)

Workers clean the stage before the  Democratic presidential primary debate at the Fox Theatre in Detroit on July 30th. Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

The suspense was high. The hour was late. The questions about the next Democratic debate were many: Ten candidates or 11? Two nights or one? One billi(...)

The late Peter Fonda with his father Henry and daughter Jane,  circa 1963. Photograph: Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images

The rebels of the 1960s are beginning to die of something like old age. Peter Fonda – who has died aged 79 – was nearly 30 when Easy Rider emerged in (...)

An image from a video posted on social media of a  tornado  in Mangum, Oklahoma. Photograph:  Lorraine Matti via Reuters

A “violent tornado” has touched down in Missouri, causing possible fatalities and heavy damage, according to the US National Weather Service. The ser(...)

Among those who worked on the railway were thousands of post-Famine Irish emigrants. File photograph: Getty

On this day 150 years ago one of the most important events in American history took place. A golden spike was driven into the ground to mark the com(...)

Tana French: the Irish crime author’s new novel is The Wych Elm. Photograph: Tom Honan

When the Irish crime writer got a rave from the US master, it took her literary journey full circle A few years ago, the crime writer Tana Frenc(...)

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