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 The ‘Wall of Moms’ form a line at a  Black Lives Matter protest in July  against racism and police brutality in downtown Portland, Oregon. Photograph: David Swanson/EPA

One month ago, Portlanders took to Facebook to alert friends and family outside the city: “I’ve been marked safe from living in an anarchist jurisdict(...)

The scene in Lacey where a man suspected of fatally shooting a supporter of a right-wing group in Portland last week was killed as investigators moved in to arrest him. Photograph: Ted Warren/AP.

A man being investigated for the fatal shooting of a right-wing activist who was part of a pro-Trump caravan in Portland, Oregon, was shot dead by pol(...)

Donald Trump: an uncharacteristic outburst of humility. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Sharing your name with a famous person presents certain challenges. Just ask any Sinead O’Connor. Imagine endless strangers asking when you stopped sh(...)

 Portrait of Enid Starkie by Patrick George. Time magazine referred to her as “a brilliant Rimbaud scholar who pub-crawls about Oxford in bright red slacks and beret while smoking cigars”. Courtesy of Somerville College, Oxford

‘A bit of a character” is how an Irish newspaper journalist once referred to Enid Starkie. The colourful Dublin-born academic worked in Oxford Univers(...)

Mayra Ramirez after her surgery. She was not told she’d had a lung transplant until several days after she woke up. ‘I couldn’t process it,’ she says. Photograph: The New York Times

The last thing that Mayra Ramirez remembers from the emergency room at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago is calling her family to say she had (...)

Federal police make an arrest as they confront protesters in front of the Mark O Hatfield federal courthouse in downtown Portland on Sunday night. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

The Trump administration is to send more federal agents to Portland, Oregon, according to reports, after clashes between demonstrators and law-enforce(...)

Police push back protesters in the Capitol Hill neighbourhood in Seattle. Photograph: Grant Hindsley/New York Times

Protests, in places violent, were see in many US cities over the weekend as demonstrations reignited at the presence of federal troops. Riots were dec(...)

Police pepper spray protesters, Saturday, July 25th, 2020, near Seattle Central Community College in Seattle. Photograph: Ted S Warren/AP

One person was killed when several shots were fired amid a Black Lives Matter protest in downtown Austin, Texas, on Saturday, authorities said. Foota(...)

Richard Bruton, the new chairman of Fine Gael’s parliamentary party. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

An urban-versus-rural battle in Fine Gael this week revived memories of the Great Heave of 2010, when country and western Enda Kenny routed the leader(...)

Breda Wall (left) with her daughters Brigid and Claire in Santa Barbara, California

Breda Wall is originally from Trim, Co Meath. She works in special education in Santa Barbara, California. She has two daughters, Brigid, 21 and (...)

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