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James Mahon: ’I exhaled a sigh of relief that enough Americans heard this same message from Joe Biden and Kamala Harris this November to give the American Dream another chance for everyone who calls this country their home.’

Joe Biden has been elected the 46th president of the United States of America. We asked Irish people living in the US to send us their reactions. Here(...)

Democratic vice-presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris: would  be the first woman of colour to hold the US’s second-highest office. Photograph: Michael Perez

Kamala Harris is a serial breaker of glass ceilings but the 2020 US election will shatter the highest ceiling of her political career so far as the fi(...)

Technology stocks pushed Wall Street indices sharply higher on in early trading on Wednesday as the initial vote count pointed to a close race for the White House. Photograph: Kena Betancur/AFP

European shares closed higher after a choppy start to the day’s trading, influenced by the closeness of the US presidential race between Democratic ca(...)

Voters in California backed a ballot proposal by Uber, Lyft and its allies that cements app-based food delivery and ride-hailing drivers’ status as independent contractors. Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP

Uber and Lyft stocks soared on Wednesday after California voters endorsed the gig economy’s blistering campaign not to count drivers as employees, eve(...)

A protest against a ballot initiative that would allow Uber and Lyft to continue classifying drivers as independent contractors. The proposition was carried, curtailing the ability of drivers to claim employee rights. Photograph: Jim Wilson/The New York Times

In referendums across the US voters at state level directly engaged with a range of hot-button issues from abortion to tax policy which saw huge spend(...)

Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden removes his mask before speaking at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware on Wednesday. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

Democrat Joe Biden said on Wednesday he was heading toward a victory over president Donald Trump in the US election after claiming the pivotal Midwest(...)

President Donald Trump smiles at supporters after a campaign rally at Gerald R Ford International Airport, early  on Tuesday. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP

Polls close on Tuesday evening and counting will begin in one of the most closely watched US elections. While a final result may not be known for days(...)

Supermarkets are happy to spend a lot of money working out the best ways to get us to spend ours. Photograph: iStock

Supermarkets are happy to spend a lot of money working out the best ways to get us to spend ours and they have been doing it in this country almost si(...)

Democratic presidential nominee  Joe Biden and US president Donald Trump. Each side is convinced that the victory of the other spells the end of the republic, so the contest turns into a competition of terminal nightmares. Photographs: Angela Weiss and Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

A moment of truth is at hand. Or perhaps a trial of strength, not just between two mutually and grievously hostile political tribes, but of the fortit(...)

This year’s Halloween costume: the coronavirus itself. Photograph: Pedro Pardo/AFP

Image of the week: Corona-costume Every year a select group of Halloween costumes goes viral, but this year the “in” choice is an actual virus. Yes, (...)

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