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Andi Owen, chief executive of Herman Miller: ‘I was called reactionary, crazy,’ she says. Even some board members asked, ‘Are you sure you need to be that drastic? It’s just the flu.’

Andi Owen has been back in her office for a few weeks now and says there’s something about the place that working from home just can’t match. “There’(...)

Some estate agents said they found the term offensive and inappropriate because it recalled pre-Civil War plantation life.Beautiful master bedroom. Photograph: iStock

New York estate agency groups are planning to drop the description “master bedroom” from their property descriptions and from conversations with clien(...)

California senator and US vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris. Her career ‘has been defined by trailblazing’. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

Just a year ago, Kamala Harris and Joe Biden were sparring on a debate stage over racism. Harris, then a Democratic presidential candidate, attacked h(...)

California senator Kamala Harris, who has been selected by Joe Biden as his Democratic Party running mate in November’s US presidential election. Photograph:  Scott Olson/Getty Images

The announcement by Joe Biden that California senator Kamala Harris will be his presidential running mate followed feverish speculation in recent week(...)

US president Donald Trump is escorted away from a news conference by a member of the secret service.  Photograph: Stefani Reynolds/CNP/Bloomberg

US president Donald Trump was evacuated from the White House briefing room on Monday evening after a shooting occurred on the perimeter of the White H(...)

Tablescape highlights how to create attractive settings

Table talk Don’t ditch the family china or Waterford glass until you’ve had a look at Tablescapestyle on Instagram, an account that revels in vintage(...)

Eoin Kelly, Elizabeth Osikomaiya, Jack Goodman, Tara O’Sullivan and Amy Birmingham, who were all due to sit their Leaving Certificate exams this year. Photograph: Alan Betson

Elizabeth Osikomaiya was “buzzed” about the prospect of schools closing for a few weeks in March, as “sixth year was driving me crazy”. Little did she(...)

US president Donald Trump. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/Pool/Getty

US president Donald Trump defended his decision to send federal agents to American cities, describing protesters as “anarchists”, as he sought to high(...)

US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden: His advanced age means it is quite likely his running mate may ultimately become president. Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

“The primary role of the vice-president of the United States of America is to support the president of the United States of America, give that preside(...)

Former US president Barack Obama speaking during the funeral of late civil rights leader John Lewis in Atlanta on Thursday. Photograph:  Alyssa Pointer/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

Barack Obama called for sweeping reform to US voting laws during his eulogy at the funeral of civil rights activist and veteran congressman John Lewis(...)

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