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Garbiñe Muguruza achieves goal in return to Latin America

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Seven years ago, as Garbiñe Muguruza moved up the rankings and into full view, she already knew she had one of the decisions of her life ahead of her. Muguruza had grown up on the courts of Caracas, Venezuela, where s...

Food writer Mayukh Sen: ‘Immigrants have labored to shape the way America cooks and eats’

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Over the last five years, Mayukh Sen has been writing about figures on the margins of the American food world. His profiles act as counternarratives to a food canon long unconcerned with the accomplishment of non-whit...

America needs help. Yet Democrats are getting sucked into fake culture wars

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I do not know if I can survive three more years of Democrats stumbling over themselves to disavow the Democratic platform in a doomed attempt to win bad-faith culture wars. It is too painful, like watching ruthless hu...

Murder, missing money and cover-up claims: South Carolina family mystery grips America

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It’s a story as thick and unctuous as South Carolina’s low country mud. Those in the know aren’t talking, and those who don’t know are. But with six active investigations, including a murder inquiry, the case of Richa...

Politics aside, Colin Powell was a Black man in America

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Perhaps the most revealing analogy for blackness can be found in the first section of the standard obituary. Most of these life synopses follow a straightforward template, with the first paragraph spelling out the bar...

Solar storm confirms Vikings settled in North America exactly 1,000 years ago

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Long before Columbus crossed the Atlantic, eight timber-framed buildings covered in sod stood on a terrace above a peat bog and stream at the northern tip of Canada’s island of Newfoundland, evidence that the Vikings ...

Far Cry 6 review – neatly packaged chaos in fictional Latin America

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Far Cry games are often, and not unfairly, characterised as predictable – but after a global pandemic, supermarket shelves running bare and fights breaking out in garage forecourts, who isn’t aching for a little predi...

Is America experiencing an unofficial general strike?

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Last Friday’s jobs report from the US Department of Labor elicited a barrage of gloomy headlines. The New York Times emphasized “weak” jobs growth and fretted that “hiring challenges that have bedeviled employers all ...

A microcosm of segregated America: Michael von Graffenried’s best photograph

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The guy on the left is Frank Palombo, the former chief of police of New Bern in North Carolina, a town I have spent the last 15 years photographing. In 2006, an organisation called Swiss Roots invited me to document N...

America faces supply-chain disruption and shortages. Here’s why

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There’s a quiet panic happening in the US economy. Medical labs are running out of supplies like pipettes and petri dishes, summer camps and restaurants are having trouble getting food, and automobile, paint, and elec...

The ‘Missing White Woman Syndrome’ still plagues America

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When the late Gwen Ifill used the phrase “Missing White Woman Syndrome” at a 2004 journalism conference, she was responding to news anchor Suzanne Malveaux’s concern that US media outlets had failed to cover internati...

Human footprints thought to be oldest in North America discovered

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New scientific research conducted by archaeologists has uncovered what they believe are the oldest known human footprints in North America. Research done at the White Sands national park in New Mexico discovered the a...

Men on horses chasing Black asylum-seekers? Sadly, America has a precedent

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You’ve probably seen a photograph haunting the internet this week: a white-presenting man on horseback – uniformed, armed and sneering – is grabbing a shoeless Black man by the neck of his T-shirt. The Black man’s fac...

Wildland review: Evan Osnos on the America Trump exploited

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Ever since Donald Trump was inaugurated as president, bookstores have been flooded with volumes attempting to explain America’s unraveling. George Packer’s Last Best Hope, published earlier this year, provided one of ...

Seth Meyers: ‘Why is it easier to vote on America’s Got Talent than it is in America?’

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Seth Meyers panned California’s process for recall elections on Wednesday evening, a day after the current governor, Gavin Newsom, handily defeated an effort to unseat him by the Republican party. “Recalls in Californ...

America mourns as FBI releases declassified 9/11 documents

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Good morning. The FBI has released a newly declassified 16-page document related to logistical support provided to two of the Saudi hijackers in the lead-up to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The document describes contac...

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