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

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(...)

Impeachable offence: President Trump has been accused of obstructing justice. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

A few weeks ago only Donald Trump’s most implacable political opponents – the type derided as liberal crackpots on Fox News and other right-wing media(...)

Donald Trump’s presidency is becoming increasingly erratic. Photograph: AFP

In the relentless real-life drama of the Trump presidency there have been many points at which it seemed the president has crossed a red line. Perhap(...)

US president Donald Trump at the White House:“I believe in relationships. And I believe in partnerships. But alliances have not always worked out very well for us.” Photograph: Olivier Douliery/Pool via Bloomberg

Halfway through an interview in the Oval Office, President Donald Trump is asked if he regrets any of his abrasive tweets about allies, political oppo(...)

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