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Virginia governor  Ralph Northam with  his wife, Pamela, at a news conference in the Governor’s Mansion at the Capitol in Richmond on Saturday. Photograph: Steve Helber/AP

Virginia governor Ralph Northam was on Sunday resisting calls to resign despite widespread outcry after racist photographs surfaced from his student d(...)

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York: New York State  has millions of baptised Catholics, but the faithful are accustomed to tuning out messages from their bishops. Photograph: John Moore/Getty

In a sense it’s not surprising that a renewed debate about abortion would begin in New York State, which passed a law last week – since imitated, to m(...)

 Democratic Governor Ralph Northam has confirmed he appeared in a racist yearbook photo and said he is ‘deeply sorry.’ Photograph: Getty

Virginia governor Ralph Northam on Saturday resisted mounting pressure from his Democratic party that he resign, denying that he appeared in a racist (...)

Genesis Automation’s software manages inventory in hospitals, captures procedure information and analyses the cost of procedures. Photograph: iStock

Genesis Automation, a Cork-based healthcare software company, has signed a “multimillion dollar deal” with a US private hospital chain which it expect(...)

Photo provided of, from left, Brian Colaneri, Andrew Crysel and Vincent Vetromile, who were arrested and charged with plotting a terror attack. Photograph: Greece Police Department/The New York Times

A seemingly offhand remark in a high school lunchroom set off an investigation that uncovered an arsenal of weapons and a plot to attack a Muslim encl(...)

 Katie Hill, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez,  Lauren Underwood  and Angie Craig: tracked Mitch McConnell to petition him to have a vote to reopen the government. Photograph: Sarah Silbiger/New York Times

After I’d been writing a column for a few years, a male boss gave me a T-shirt depicting the Furies swooping. He didn’t mean it as a compliment. The(...)

Bernie Sanders participates in a news conference with Democratic politicians, in Washington, last week.  Photograph: Michael ReynoldS/EPA

Oppressive regimes hide economic inequalities with bread and circuses. The US does it with a mere idea: classlessness. It explains the national self-i(...)

 Nancy Pelosi is applauded after her election as speaker of the US House of Representatives on Thursday. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Ebullient Democrats assumed control of the US House of Representatives on Thursday and elected Nancy Pelosi of California speaker, returning her to a (...)

US senator Elizabeth Warren is a fierce critic of President Donald Trump and on Monday took a big step towards a run for the presidency. Photograph: Reuters

US senator Elizabeth Warren on Monday became the most prominent Democrat to announce a challenge to the Republican president in 2020. The Senator has(...)

 A “yellow vest” (gilets jaunes) anti-government demonstrator holds up the French flag as he stands before  a fire during protests in the western French city of Bordeaux on Saturday. Photograph: Mehdi Fedouach/AFP/Getty Images

France’s “yellow vest” demonstrators kept numerous roads across the country blocked on Saturday as groups of protesters marched in city centres, but t(...)

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