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What sea level rise will do to famous American sites, visualized

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The land on which 10% of the world’s population lives could be lost to sea level rise if carbon emission trends continue, new maps and visualizations show. Fifty major cities, mostly in Asia, and at least one large na...

American schools gave kids laptops during the pandemic. Then they spied on them

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When the pandemic started last year, countless forms of inequality were exposed – including the millions of American families who don’t have access to laptops or broadband internet. After some delays, schools across t...

Why the American west’s ‘wildfire season’ is a thing of the past – visualized

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It’s only October, en 2021 has already been a horrendous year for wildfires in the American west. The Dixie fire leveled the town of Greenville. The Caldor fire forced the evacuation of tens of thousands in Lake Taho...

Mexico police intercept 652 Central American migrants in three cargo trucks

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Police in northern Mexico have discovered more than 600 Central American migrants hiding in three long cargo trucks headed to the United States, in one of the biggest roundups of US-bound migrants by Mexican authoriti...

Wild Abandon by Emily Bitto – a thrilling, irreverent take on the great American road trip

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Emily Bitto’s Wild Abandon is a sprawling novel, easy to read, with characters that are generously written and full of life. It is easy to get lost with Will, as he flees the shame of his small-town upbringing and the...

American siblings return home after three years under Chinese ‘exit ban’

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Two American siblings prevented from leaving China since 2018 have returned to the United States, their release coming shortly after the United States ended a legal case against a top Huawei executive. Cynthia and Vic...

‘American democracy will continue to be tested’: Peril author Robert Costa on Trump, the big lie and 2024

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It is nearly half a century since Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein became the world’s most famous journalistic double act, immortalized by Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman in the film All the President’s Men. But Wood...

The Cause: a history of the American revolution for our own troubled time

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A word to know: semiquincentennial, which will appear with increasing frequency as the 250th anniversary of American independence approaches. Joseph Ellis, author of well-regarded biographies of America’s founders, is ...

Living the stream: glamping in an American Airstream trailer … in Somerset

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“They changed my life,” says Nick Monckton, surveying his restored Airstream trailers proudly. There’s no doubt the vintage caravans look superb in the Somerset landscape, with barbecue, loungers and fire pits, and so...

A Calling for Charlie Barnes review – tragicomedy of the American Dream

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“Attention must be paid.” The standout line in Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman – the anguished admonishment of Linda Loman that her husband’s suffering deserves the dignity of being noticed – seems to stand as an ...

US charges American mercenary hackers over their work in UAE

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Three former US intelligence operatives, who went to work as mercenary hackers for the United Arab Emirates, are facing federal charges of conspiring to violate hacking laws, according to justice department court docu...

‘This is my country’: how the family of Balbir Singh Sodhi resolved to carry on his American dream

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At a gas station in Mesa, Arizona, meer as 2,300 miles from where the twin towers fell on 9/11, stands a permanent reminder of long reaching trauma. A memorial constructed with speckled white marble and black tile m...

States across American west see hottest summer on record as climate crisis rages

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California experienced its hottest summer on record this year as the climate crisis caused deadly heatwaves and intense wildfires in the state and across the American west. Idaho, Nevada, Oregon and Utah – totaling 1...

The quest to find African American graves before they’re lost to climate crisis

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On a cloudy weekend day in May, Jennifer Blanks took a trip to Canaan cemetery in Bryan, Texas. The six-acre site is the final resting place for a community of primarily Black farmers and veterans, with generations st...

Gevaarlike buitestanders en uitsonderlike burgers: Moslem -Amerikaner sedertdien 9/11

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Aan 17 September 2001, dae nadat gruwelike terreuraanvalle die land getref het, George W. Bush het 'n goed gepubliseerde besoek aan die Islamitiese sentrum van Washington gebring. Op daardie stadium, vigilante geweld reën hard op Musli ...

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