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Anna, Kayley and Aleisha,  former students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Photograph: Suzanne Lynch

As a warm breeze drifts in from the Atlantic, exclusive houses peep behind picket fences. Here, under the impossibly blue skies, one of the deadliest (...)

A Dick’s Sporting Goods store in Georgia. Photograph: Epa

Dick’s Sporting Goods, a prominent seller of guns in the United States, said on Wednesday it will permanently stop selling assault-style rifles after (...)

Protesters  demonstrate in front of the US supreme court while the court hears arguments on gerrymandering, on October 3rd, 2017, in Washington, DC. Photograph: Bill O’Leary/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Is a blue wave coming? That’s the question swirling around Washington ahead of the mid-term elections in November. Though still nine months away, Demo(...)

Larry Nassar (right) with his defence lawyer Matt Newberg during the sentencing phase in Ingham County Circuit Court, Michigan, on January 24th, 2018. Photograph: Getty Images

They rose, one by one, to take the stand at a small courthouse in suburban Michigan. In a week-long sentencing hearing more than 150 women told their (...)

A welcome sign at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, where US president Donald Trump will on Friday undergi his first medical since assuming office. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

This Friday, Donald Trump has an unusual appointment on his agenda. Before departing Washington for his Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida, he will make (...)

Gillian Ackland enjoying the snow in Calgary

As winter makes its presence felt in Ireland, we decided to ask our readers living in cooler climates what proper cold feels like. Dress appropriately(...)

Rochelle Carlotti (28) shovels steps near her home after a record snowfall on Tuesday in Erie, Pennsylvania. Photograph: Greg Wohlford/Erie Times-News via AP

A Christmas storm has dumped a record 1.3m (53in) of snow in Pennsylvania, and surrounding areas. The National Weather Service office in Cleveland sai(...)

Brenna Cahill: ‘The thermometer just hit 34 degrees Celsius (it’s 11am). I have never experienced a December like this.’

This week, Irish Times Abroad readers have been telling us how they will be spending Christmas Day, from Puglia in Italy to Bali in Indonesia. Joy Fl(...)

President Donal Trump’s tax bill looks set to be passed: economists at the Penn Wharton Budget Model at the University of Pennsylvania have published some early estimates of how the package might affect US companies

In the rankings of winners and losers from the Republican tax bill passing through Congress, US companies are among the biggest beneficiaries. The gai(...)

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Monday. The Nasdaq surpassed the 7,000-point mark for the first time in the early afternoon.  Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Markets kicked off the build-up to Christmas on a positive note after US lawmakers agreed on tax cuts in the world’s biggest economy. DUBLIN Ryanair(...)

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