The tumult in markets: stocks are in a ‘superbubble’
Federal Reserve chairman Jay Powell: planning rate rises?
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The tumult in markets: stocks are in a ‘superbubble’

The party is finally drawing to an end, it seems. How big will the bust be?
28 Jan 2022
Prince Andrew and his ‘doctrine of unclean hands’ defence examined
Prince Andrew
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Prince Andrew and his ‘doctrine of unclean hands’ defence examined

Duke of York demands trial by jury in new legal filings
27 Jan 2022
Where Melania Trump’s great hat auction went wrong
Melania Trump
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Where Melania Trump’s great hat auction went wrong

Cryptocurrency crash blamed for ‘deflated results’
27 Jan 2022
Anti-Semitism in America: a case of double standards?
Police outside synagogue
In Brief

Anti-Semitism in America: a case of double standards?

Officials were strikingly reluctant to link Texas synagogue attack to anti-Semitism
27 Jan 2022
Where did the term snowflake come from?
Snowflake
Between the lines

Where did the term snowflake come from?

The term is often said to derive from the 1996 cult book Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
26 Jan 2022
The battle to keep rap lyrics out of courtrooms
Jay-Z
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The battle to keep rap lyrics out of courtrooms

Jay-Z among rappers backing legislation to stop defendants’ verses from being used against them
25 Jan 2022
Can Joe Biden finally close Guantánamo?
Protester during an end Guantanamo protest
In Depth

Can Joe Biden finally close Guantánamo?

Of 780 total detainees, only 12 have ever been charged, and two convicted
21 Jan 2022

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Joe Biden: verdicts on the president’s first year in the White House
Joe Biden arrives for a press conference marking his first year in the White House
Between the lines

Joe Biden: verdicts on the president’s first year in the White House

Covid-19, the economy and democracy have dominated ‘tumultuous’ twelve months
20 Jan 2022
Is Hillary Clinton planning a comeback?
Hillary Clinton
In Brief

Is Hillary Clinton planning a comeback?

It’s clear that at 74, Clinton is still fired up, ‘ambitious’ and keen to wield influence
20 Jan 2022
US culture war: why book bans are back
Republican Representative Matt Krause
Between the lines

US culture war: why book bans are back

Hundreds of titles targeted in school libraries stand-off between ‘traditionalists’ and ‘left-wing’ rivals
20 Jan 2022
5G and planes: the risk to flying examined
United Airlines flight
Fact file

5G and planes: the risk to flying examined

Airlines bosses say roll-out of 5G services near US airports risks flights “chaos”
19 Jan 2022
‘Jews don’t count?’: the debate about racism and anti-Semitism
Police car outside synagogue
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‘Jews don’t count?’: the debate about racism and anti-Semitism

FBI criticised for claiming synagogue attack ‘not specifically related to the Jewish community’
17 Jan 2022
Could the ‘muted’ Golden Globes spell trouble for awards season?
Twitter page of Golden Globe awards
Getting to grips with . . .

Could the ‘muted’ Golden Globes spell trouble for awards season?

The traditionally glitzy event was ‘dramatically pared down’, with no celebrities in attendance
12 Jan 2022
Ghislaine Maxwell trial: will jurors’ sex abuse revelations lead to a retrial?
Ghislaine Maxwell
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Ghislaine Maxwell trial: will jurors’ sex abuse revelations lead to a retrial?

Lawyers for former socialite say judge ‘can and should order’ new hearing
7 Jan 2022
Will Joe Biden run again in 2024?
President Joe Biden
In Focus

Will Joe Biden run again in 2024?

US public gives president the thumbs down over his Covid-19 response
7 Jan 2022
How the world reported the Capitol Hill riot
Supporters of US President Donald Trump gather across from the US Capitol
In Focus

How the world reported the Capitol Hill riot

Joe Biden blames Donald Trump for ‘carnage’ on anniversary of deadly protest
6 Jan 2022
Will secret Epstein-Giuffre settlement end Prince Andrew’s legal woes?
Prince Andrew
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Will secret Epstein-Giuffre settlement end Prince Andrew’s legal woes?

Newly unsealed court papers show royal accuser was paid $500,000 in 2009 deal
4 Jan 2022
What we’ve learned so far from Ghislaine Maxwell trial
Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida in 2000
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What we’ve learned so far from Ghislaine Maxwell trial

Jury begins deliberations after prosecution urges conviction of ‘sophisticated predator’
21 Dec 2021
What the arrival of Omicron means for US
Joe Biden with his Chief Medical Adviser Anthony Fauci
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What the arrival of Omicron means for US

Pressure mounts on Biden as multiple states report successive days of record cases
20 Dec 2021
Should parents be held responsible for school shootings?
Jennifer Crumbley, Ethan's mother, in court
In Focus

Should parents be held responsible for school shootings?

Parents of perpetrator of latest US school shooting charged with involuntary manslaughter
17 Dec 2021
Inside the texts sent to Donald Trump during Capitol riot
Pro-Trump supporters during the deadly Capitol Hill riot
Between the lines

Inside the texts sent to Donald Trump during Capitol riot

President’s son and Fox News hosts called on former president to condemn deadly protest
15 Dec 2021
Where is cannabis legal?
180102_Marijuana
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Where is cannabis legal?

Malta legalises the drug in European first
14 Dec 2021
Could Anne Sacoolas face jail over Harry Dunn’s death?
Harry Dunn
In Depth

Could Anne Sacoolas face jail over Harry Dunn’s death?

Former CIA spook could be made to serve a sentence in the US if convicted
14 Dec 2021
Is Kamala Harris right to be wary of Bluetooth?
Kamala Harris
In Depth

Is Kamala Harris right to be wary of Bluetooth?

Vice president insists on using wired headphones for security reasons, report claims
8 Dec 2021
Why US abortion rights may be overturned
Pro-life and pro-abortion demonstrators gather in front of the US Supreme Court
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Why US abortion rights may be overturned

Supreme Court justices signal support for tighter restrictions in pivotal case
7 Dec 2021
America’s vigilante killings: a ‘terrifying trend’
Person holds sign reading 'the whole system is guilty!'
In Focus

America’s vigilante killings: a ‘terrifying trend’

‘This is not normal – or, for a people, sustainable’
2 Dec 2021
Sebold, Lucky and the wrongful rape conviction
Author Alice Sebold in 2018
In Depth

Sebold, Lucky and the wrongful rape conviction

Anthony Broadwater cried ‘tears of joy and relief’ after being exonerated following 16 years in prison
1 Dec 2021
Ghislaine Maxwell: the allegations examined
Ghislaine Maxwell
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Ghislaine Maxwell: the allegations examined

Prosecutors at New York trial will argue the British socialite groomed underage girls for Jeffrey Epstein
29 Nov 2021
Man visits 8,000 Chinese restaurants
Chinese food
Tall Tales

Man visits 8,000 Chinese restaurants

And other stories from the stranger side of life
25 Nov 2021
Why Biden is releasing 50m barrels of oil 
President Biden delivered a speech on the economy at an event in Washington D.C.
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Why Biden is releasing 50m barrels of oil 

White House moves to lower prices at the pump and combat rising inflation 
24 Nov 2021
Is ‘dormzilla’ the solution to California’s housing crisis?
A representation of Charles Munger’s building
Today’s big question

Is ‘dormzilla’ the solution to California’s housing crisis?

In the blueprint for new student digs Munger Hall, almost all the 4,500 residents sleep in windowless cells
19 Nov 2021
Chris Christie: the man threatening to derail Trump’s 2024 hopes
Donald Trump and Chris Christie pictured together during the 2016 election campaign
Profile

Chris Christie: the man threatening to derail Trump’s 2024 hopes

Ex-governor wooing ‘never Trumpers’ in early bid for Republican support in presidential contest
18 Nov 2021
Is the White House deliberately sidelining Kamala Harris?
Kamala Harris and Joe Biden hug at White House signing ceremony for $1.2trn infrastructure package
Behind the scenes

Is the White House deliberately sidelining Kamala Harris?

Vice president’s allies reportedly fear for her political future
16 Nov 2021
Archipelago: the online activists spearheading Cuba protests
Demonstrators on the streets of Havana in July 2021
Profile

Archipelago: the online activists spearheading Cuba protests

Government security forces detain leaders of youth opposition group ahead of planned day of action
16 Nov 2021
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