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Paula Saunders: “One of the things that we can all do is remember how short a time we’re going to have together. Remember that at the end of your life, it’s going to look different than it does this minute.”

Last July, on a Greek island outcrop overhanging the Aegean, US author Paula Saunders gave her first public reading from her superb debut novel, The D(...)

Mariia Butina, then leader of a pro-gun organization in Russia, pictured on Sunday, April 21st, 2013 speaking to a crowd during a rally in support of legalising the possession of handguns in Moscow. Photograph: AP

For four years, a Russian accused of being a covert agent pursued a brazen effort to infiltrate conservative circles and influence powerful Republican(...)

Visitors take photographs at the brink of the Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario, as cold weather continues through much of the province. Photograph: Aaron Lynett/The Canadian Press via AP

Bone-chilling cold has gripped the middle of the US, putting paid to some new year’s celebrations and leading to at least two deaths attributed to exp(...)

Mochi and her record-breaking tongue. Photograph: Kevin Scott Ramos/GWR/PA Wire

Mochi ‘Mo’ Rickert is a dog with a difference. The eight-year-old St Bernard from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, has a tongue measuring 18.58cm (7.31in) i(...)

Members of the Ponca tribe outside the hearing in Lincoln into the construction of the Keystone oil pipeline through Nebraska. Photograph: Suzanne Lynch

In the ninth part of her series “Coast to Coast: Travels in Trump’s America”, Washington Correspondent Suzanne Lynch travels to Nebraska It’s a (...)

 President Donald Trump  with his son Donald Trump Jr: the president  personally intervened to draft a misleading initial statement by his son, according to a report. Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images

Republicans in Congress are demonstrating an increasing willingness to defy Donald Trump, in a sign of the uphill battle the US president faces as he (...)

Trump and the protesters

Sir, – In “Beware Trump, we are dissidents; we are legion” (Opinion & Analysis, January 23rd), Charles Blow begins celebrating the “dissidents” wh(...)

People ride horses in the Oceti Sakowin camp during a protest against plans to pass the Dakota Access Pipeline near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, on Wednesday. Photograph: Stephanie Keith/Reuters

More than 2,000 US military veterans plan to form a human shield to protect protesters of a pipeline project near a Native American reservation in Nor(...)

 Barack Obama: what he discovered – and what his successor will learn – is that every presidency lasts for only a brief moment in time. Photograph: Al Drago/The New York Times

Barack Obama claimed the presidency eight years ago in Chicago’s Grant Park, declaring “a new dawn” in US history and promising the enthusiastic crowd(...)

Donald Trump (centre) campaigning in Florida, the biggest, most valuable battleground state in the US presidential election. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Voters go to the polls on Tuesday to elect a successor to Barack Obama as president of the United States. Here’s what to watch out for as results are (...)

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