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‘It’s been a lot’: Joyce Carol Oates, SA Cosby, Richard Ford and Margo Jefferson on Biden’s first year
Four leading American authors assess the Covid-battered first year of Joe Biden’s presidency

09, Jan, 2022 @12:00 PM

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‘If not us, then who?’: inside the landmark push for reparations for Black Californians
Taskforce including civil rights leaders and attorneys scrutinizes legacy of centuries of injustice

Vivian Ho

09, Jan, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Exclusive: many resettled Guantánamo detainees in legal limbo, analysis shows
One-third of former prisoners sent to third countries are lacking legal status – unable to work or travel and at risk of human rights abuses

Noa Yachot

09, Jan, 2022 @10:05 AM

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‘It’s a huge political albatross’: Guantánamo Bay, 20 years on
The US-run enclave has proved hard to dismantle over two decades, a legal anomaly and lead weight wrapped around America’s global reputation

Julian Borger in Washington

09, Jan, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Omicron drives Covid surge but New York a long way from pandemic’s early days
America’s biggest city is seeing another winter spike, but with good vaccines and a new message many residents say this wave feels different

Edward Helmore in New York

09, Jan, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Is the US really heading for a second civil war?
With the country polarised and Republicans embracing authoritarianism, some experts fear a Northern Ireland-style insurgency but others say armed conflict remains improbable

David Smith in Washington

09, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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‘Being tough, being a fighter’: Obama and Biden salute Harry Reid at Las Vegas funeral
Two presidents, Pelosi and Schumer address service in Nevada for former Senate majority leader who died at 82 in December

Edward Helmore and agencies

08, Jan, 2022 @10:05 PM

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Snow leopard at Illinois zoo dies after contracting Covid-19
Rilu, 11, began showing symptoms in November and the CDC says most animal Covid infections come from contact with humans

Edward Helmore

08, Jan, 2022 @4:16 PM

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Houston woman charged after allegedly isolating Covid-positive son in car trunk
Authorities say 13-year-old son of Sarah Beam, a teacher, was found in her car’s trunk at a testing site in the Texas city

Edward Helmore and agencies

08, Jan, 2022 @3:17 PM

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‘Weakness and surrender’: Ted Cruz seeks to move on from Tucker Carlson mauling
The Republican senator was widely mocked after being forced to walk back his description of 5 January as a ‘violent terrorist attack’

Martin Pengelly in New York

08, Jan, 2022 @2:13 PM

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Strategy shift: Biden confronts Trump head on after year of silent treatment
President strikes different tone in tacit admission that ignoring the most powerful force in the Republican party is risky

Lauren Gambino in Washington

08, Jan, 2022 @11:00 AM

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The racist 1890 law that’s still blocking thousands of Black Americans from voting
Revealed: Fewer than 200 of those affected have been able to regain their voting rights in the last quarter-century

Sam Levine in New York, with photographs by Imani Khayyam

08, Jan, 2022 @10:00 AM

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