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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(...)

The Black Mamba, the largest venomous snake in Africa. The researchers found strong evidence that venoms have evolved to be more potent toward animals that are more closely related to their diet

Irish researchers have revealed why the venom of some snakes makes them more deadly than others – and how venom has evolved depending on where they li(...)

 Denny Solomona of Sale Sharks scores a try during the Aviva Premiership match against  Worcester Warriors at AJ Bell Stadium. Solomona has been charged by the RFU after allegedly aiming homophobic abuse at Worcester outhalf Jamie Shillock. Photograph: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

Denny Solomona has been charged by the English Rugby Football Union after allegedly aiming homophobic abuse at a Worcester player during an incident i(...)

Brenda Schad: Choctaw and Cherokee ancestry. Photograph: tribeoftwo.com Brenda Schad: Choctaw and Cherokee ancestry. Photograph: tribeoftwo.com

All that stuff about Leo Varadkar and the Choctaws on Monday reminded me of one of the highlights of my journalistic career: the day I had lunch with (...)

circa 1833: A Choctaw Indian encampment on the Mississippi River. Original Artwork: Painting by Karl Bodmer. (Photo by MPI/Getty Images)

Skullyville, Oklahoma – Tuesday 23 March 1847 On that spring day, as Major William Armstrong surveyed those who had gathered in the small timber agen(...)

Choctaw Nation chief Gary Batton during a visit to Dublin in June 2017.

As the annual St Patrick’s Day celebrations in the United States get under way this week, this year’s customary visit by the Taoiseach will include a (...)

US President Donald Trump receives a traditional bowl of shamrocks from then taoiseach  Enda Kenny in 2017. Photograph: SAul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump has praised Irish-Americans for “helping usher in a new era of American prosperity”. Declaring March 2018 Irish-American He(...)

US president Donald Trump delivers remarks alongside Navajo code talkers during an event at the White House on Monday. Photograph: Tom Brenner/New York Times

US president Donald Trump punctuated a meeting with Native American veterans on Monday by calling Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas” (...)

 Artist Jim Fitzpatrick with a promotional image of a stamp featuring his world famous image of Che Guevara.

A prominent Cuban-American radio host is calling on An Post to explain why it decided to put Che Guevara on a stamp. Ninoska Perez Castellón, a promi(...)

A Sheriff’s deputy stands near the toppled statue of a Confederate soldier in  Durham, North Carolina. Photograph: Kate Medley/Reuters

President Donald Trump is not generally known as a student of history. But on Tuesday, during a combative exchange with reporters at Trump Tower in Ne(...)

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