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Police and officials work at the scene of a shooting in the Metro bus station outside the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Gunshots have been fired near the entrance to the Pentagon, resulting in multiple injuries. The facility, the headquarters of the US military, was te(...)

Made in Chelsea: Covid means the cast have isolated in a grand English country house, but they are still bejewelled with wealth. Photograph: Channel 4

In the first episode of the reality-TV show Bling Empire, an heiress named Anna Shay commits to an excursion so globe-straddlingly audacious it w(...)

John F Kennedy in Ireland in 1963. Photograph: Irish Times

The inscription on the plaque alongside the stark memorial to President Kennedy in Dallas, Texas – the city where he was assassinated – begins with th(...)

The site of a mass grave for children who died in the Tuam mother and baby home in Galway. Like the Magdalene inquiry, the commission did not support a preferred narrative and this seems to be at the root of much of the criticism. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Three weeks ago today the report of the Mother and Baby Homes Commission was published and this month marks the eighth anniversary of the publication (...)

Snow falls around the US Capitol building in Washington, DC. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times

A wintry blast blanketed the east coast of the US this week, as the first storm of the season descended on the region. In Washington, DC, a dusting o(...)

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In a Word . . .

I have a weakness for off-the-cuff political wit. A master, of course, was Winston Churchill. For instance, when an MP blurted angrily, “Mr Churchill,(...)

US president Donald Trump holds a Bible outside St John’s Church in Washington on June 1st. Photograph: Patrick Semansky/AP

My mom always spelled out I Street as Eye Street when she addressed mail there, so it wouldn’t be confusing. On May 30th, the eyes of the world were (...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/AFP/Getty

I am a fan of neither hip-hop nor musical theatre but on a birthday treat for my daughter to see the musical Hamilton last year, I was enthralled from(...)

Dr Martin O’Reilly, Dr Darragh Whelan and Julian Eberle, co-founders of Output Sports

A chance meeting at an event in Boston led to Output Sports chief executive Dr Martin O’Reilly taking part in a rowing race against teams of Irish bus(...)

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi with fellow House Democrats on the steps outside the US Capitol. She is derided by the far left for her pragmatism, despite being a long-time target for Republicans. Photograph: Getty

After I interviewed Nancy Pelosi a few weeks ago, The HuffPost huffed that we were Dreaded Elites because we were eating chocolates and – horror of ho(...)

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