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A file image of US attorney general William Barr (left) and president Donald Trump. Mr   Barr, long a close defender of Mr Trump, gave federal prosecutors blanket authorisation  to open investigations into alleged voting irregularities. Photograph: Getty

President Donald Trump will push ahead on Tuesday with legal challenges to the results of last week’s election after US attorney general William Barr (...)

Donald Trump supporters gather to protest the election results at the Maricopa County Elections Department office  in Phoenix, Arizona. Photograph: Courtney Pedroza/Getty Images

Authorities across the US are preparing for more protests after demonstrators took to the streets on Wednesday night in numerous cities following Dona(...)

Supporters for Donald Trump cheer as Texas is called for him  by Fox News at a watch party for Republicans on election day  in Austin, Texas. Photograph: Sergio Flores/AFP/Getty

After four years of head-spinning drama and churning news-cycles, a presidential election in the time of Donald Trump was never going to conclude quie(...)

Amy Coney Barrett, US president Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times

It’s been almost 30 years, but Bridget keenly remembers life in Pittsburgh as a child living among the People of God covenant community. When she was(...)

A ski lift operating for summer tourists crosses another at Flimjoch mountain on September 9th, 2020 in Ischgl, Austria. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty

An Austrian consumer protection group has filed four civil lawsuits against the country’s government for failing to contain a coronavirus outbreak at (...)

The Empire State Building sits behind the Statue of Liberty in New York City. Photograph: Getty

Shabazz Stuart was one year old when the TV sitcom Seinfeld first went on air, and seven when the much-loved show about nothing broadcast its final ep(...)

Rivers such as the Great Miami (pictured) which flows into the Ohio River are particularly susceptible to agricultural runoff.

With a flow rate 35-times the River Shannon’s, the Ohio River is one of America’s most important waterways. It flows for 1,579 kilometres from Pittsbu(...)

A very quiet Dublin Airport

Shortly before 6am, the arrivals hall at Dublin Airport, usually thronged with people emerging from overnight transatlantic flights, is deadly quiet, (...)

 DeSean Jackson announced his intention to visit Auschwitz and to continue to educate himself about the suffering of the Jewish people after recent anti-Semitic social media posts. Photograph:  Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

Earlier this month, the Philadelphia Eagles’ DeSean Jackson posted what he believed to be an Adolf Hitler quote on Instagram. It read: “because the wh(...)

There are now 11 museums on TikTok, according to the booming social media platform.  Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Last month, the Uffizi Gallery in Florence – long a bastion of tradition – posted a video to its TikTok account featuring Botticelli’s Spring. The pai(...)

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