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Thom Tillis’s victory as the Republican nominee for North Carolina  in the race for the Senate is seen as more ground won by the Republican establishment in the internal tug of war with the Tea Party. Photograph: Reuters/Davis Turner

Victory by a North Carolina state representative to run as the Republican nominee in the race for the Senate may appear insignificant in this year’s b(...)

Chicago’s mayor Rahm Emanuel emerges from the water of Lake Michigan after taking part in the Annual Polar Plunge in Chicago on March 2nd, 2014. Photograph: Jim Young/Reuters

There were concerns that after one of the coldest winters in decades the city of Chicago would not be able to dye the river green for St Patric(...)

Google said any bill banning the use of Google Glass by drivers would be premature, as product development  is still ongoing.

JJ Worrall Illinois, Delaware and Missouri are set to introduce bills to stop drivers from wearing Google Glass headsets while behind the(...)

François Hollande arrives at city hall in San Francisco yesterday.  Photograph: Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP

French president François Hollande sought to breathe life into France’s sluggish economy by wooing investment from the new media world on a whi(...)

Dr John Ryan, cardiologist and assistant professor at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. “The reality is patients don’t complain based on organ systems, they complain based on symptoms.”

There are downsides to every job and, in the case of Tipperary-born cardiologist Dr John Ryan, it is telling people they have an incurable illness. Ry(...)

People use skyways to avoid going outside as temperatures  in Minneapolis dropped to -25 degrees Celsius. Photograph: EPA/Craig Lassig.

Temperatures plunged to record lows on the US east coast as the so-called polar vortex drove freezing Arctic wind chills eastwards in another day o(...)

A view of the War Memorial in Indianapolis, Indiana. According to news reports, Indianapolis received about 30 centimeters of snow and the morning temperature was -9 degrees Celsius. Photograph: Steve C Mitchell/EPA

A deadly blast of arctic air shattered decades-old temperature records as it enveloped the eastern United States today, canceling thousands of flight(...)

A taxi drives through snow at Madison Avenue in New York yesterday. A severe winter storm dumped more than 60cms of snow in some areas of Northeastern US including the cities of New York, Hartford, Providence and Boston. Photograph: EPA

A deep freeze expected in the US Midwest, north-eastern New England states and even the South will be one to remember, with potential record-low tempe(...)

The State Claims Agency has strongly defended its handling of recent cases involving compensation. Photograph:  Leonhard Foeger/Reuters

The State Claims Agency, the organisation that manages personal injury and property damage claims against the State, tends to go about its work quietl(...)

‘It’s a part I’ve waited 77 years for.” When Bruce Dern’s turn in Alexander Payne’s Nebraska deservedly took the Best Actor prize at this year’s Canne(...)

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