The icy shoreline of Lake Michigan. The American Midwest has suffered significant environmental degradation and the loss of millions of jobs. Photograph: Shafkat Anowar/AP

In the first half of the 20th century, the American Midwest incubated a world-leading culture of innovation in science and technology. Orville and Wi(...)

Donald Trump has 232 electoral college votes while his opponent Joe Biden has 306. Photograph: The New York Times

The state of Texas, aiming to help US president Donald Trump upend the results of the election, said on Tuesday it has sued Georgia, Michigan, Pennsyl(...)

People stand in front of a digital screen displaying election coverage in Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington DC. Photograph: Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Given Donald Trump’s lifelong predilection for tying up opponents in the courts, and his long-stated threat to do the same with an election result tha(...)

US president Donald Trump and Joe Biden, the presmumptive Democratic candidate in November’s election. Photographs: Jim Watson, Dominic Reuter//AFP via Getty Images

It is a scenario that the US state department has warned about the world over: an incumbent politician in a democracy with weak institutions tries to (...)

Fake Tinder profile: Does she have a degree? Does he care?

This week in dating apps research: women on Tinder prefer highly-educated men and compulsive checking of dating apps can leave you feeling lonelier th(...)

Dr Richard Strauss was found to have sexually assaulted more than 170 Ohio State athletes, male and female, over a 20 year period during his time as chief doctor. Photo: Angie Wang/AP Photo

One student at Ohio State University reported to Dr Richard Strauss’s office complaining of a sore throat. The sports department physician then spent (...)

Dr Richard Strauss: Investigators say more than 100 male students were sexually abused by Strauss who died in 2005. Photograph: Ohio State University/AP

At least 177 male students were sexually abused by an Ohio State University team doctor who died in 2005, according to investigators. The university (...)

 An iceberg floats in a fjord near the town of Tasiilaq, Greenland last year. File photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Greenland’s ice is melting faster than scientists previously thought, with the pace of ice loss increasing four-fold since 2003, new research has foun(...)

Poet Mary Oliver, with her dog Ricky, at her home in Hobe Sound, Florida in 2013. Photograph: Angel Valentine/The New York Times

Mary Oliver, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet whose work, with its plain language and minute attention to the natural world, drew a wide following while (...)

Somali-American Ismail Mohamed from Columbus, Ohio, is out to connect the Democratic Party with Ohio’s Somali community.

Ismail Mohamed’s life could have turned out very differently. Born in 1992, when civil war raged across Somalia, his family and he were forced to live(...)

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