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US President Donald Trump gestures as he speaks during a rally in Carson City, Nevada. Photograph by Mandel Ngan/AFP

With just 15 days until the US presidential election, polls suggest that Donald Trump has an uphill battle to secure a second term in the White House.(...)

Supreme court nominee Amy Coney Barrett  during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, on Capitol Hill,  October 13th. Photograph:  Susan Walsh/POOL/AFP

US supreme court nominee Amy Coney Barrett came under intense questioning from senators on Tuesday as she said that her personal choices had no bearin(...)

Robert E Lee: known bitterly as the greatest Yankee-killer of all time, he died 150 years ago in October 1870

On the afternoon of April 9th, 1865, Robert Edward Lee, the recently appointed general-in-chief of the armies of the Confederate States of America, su(...)

Arriving in Cork in October 1845, Frederick Douglass gave a series of well-attended lectures including one at Cork City Courthouse. He also met temperance campaigner Fr Theobald Mathew, who also supported abolitionism. Image: Getty

Campaigners seeking to have a street in Cork named after anti-slavery campaigner Frederick Douglass are hopeful of success as an online petition to ho(...)

Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter. Photograph: Magdalena Wosinska/The New York Times

Three decades after finally graduating San Dimas High, Bill and Ted, now a pair of middle-aged dads, are getting the band back together. Alex (...)

Rev Al Sharpton, centre, founder and president of National Action Network, and Martin Luther King III, third from right, march with others during the  protest against racism and police brutality in Washington, DC. Photograph: Olivier Douliery / AFP via Getty

Tens of thousands of people gathered on the National Mall in Washington on Friday to call for racial justice, as they marked the 57th anniversary of M(...)

President Donald Trump is joined on stage by family members during the final night of the Republican National Convention. Photograph: New York Times

US president Donald Trump launched a pointed attack on his Democratic rival Joe Biden on the final night of the Republican convention, as he formally (...)

Giving it Socks: Bill Clinton’s cat poses for the press corps on the White House lawn in 1999. Photograph: Robert Giroux/Getty Images

As you will now be aware, Kamala Harris, recently confirmed Democratic candidate for US vice-president, is both Wall Street’s favourite cop and the ad(...)

US president Donald Trump. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty

US president Donald Trump will accept the Republican Party’s presidential nomination at the White House or at Gettysburg, the civil war site where Abr(...)

US president Donald Trump arrives for the Independence Day events at Mount Rushmore National Memorial in Keystone, South Dakota, in July. File photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

US president Donald Trump has denied that his team ever approached South Dakota’s governor about adding his face to the monument depicting four presid(...)

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