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A war memorial sponsored by weapons dealers is no place for quiet reflection on Anzac Day

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Checking in on Anzac Day commemorations at the Australian War Memorial today? If so, besides paying appropriate respect to our service personnel, perhaps consider just how contorted the official memorialisation of war...

Seven ways Republicans are already undermining the 2024 election

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American democracy suffered two brutal blows on 6 January. The first has been seared into the national psyche: costumed insurrectionists ransacking the US Capitol, attacking Capitol police, and interrupting the consti...

‘Tom Daley effect’ spurs men to take up knitting amid home crafting boom

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The home knit is having a moment this winter as the “Tom Daley effect” sees more young men and women picking up knitting needles to create “slow” fashion. Figures show that about 1 million people have taken up the hob...

Tom Daley speaks out on sport and gay rights in TV Christmas message

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The Olympic champion diver Tom Daley has said countries such as Qatar and Saudi Arabia should not be allowed to host major sporting events while their governments continue to persecute gay people. Daley made the comme...

Republicans are ‘cracking and packing’ voters to secure minority rule

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Salt Lake is the largest county in Utah, containing not only the state’s capital, Salt Lake City, but 40% of the state’s population. While Donald Trump carried the safely conservative state, Joe Biden defeated him in ...

The US Senate is undemocratic. That’s bleak for Democrats’ midterm hopes

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Think Democrats have it tough now, trying to keep a precarious US Senate majority in tune on a trillion-dollar-plus budget reconciliation package without a single vote to spare? Just wait. These days of 50 Democratic ...

Tom Daley on love, grief and health: ‘It was hammered into me that I needed to lose weight’

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Tom Daley, Britain’s most decorated diver, grew up in the spotlight. He was 14 when he made a splash at his first Olympics, in 2008, and at 15 he became a world champion. This year in Tokyo, at his fourth Games, he fi...

Send us your questions for Tom Daley

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This October, Olympic champion Tom Daley will be publishing his latest book, Coming Up for Air: What I Learned from Sport, Fame and Fatherhood. It promises to be a deeply personal and inspiring memoir and to celebrate...

Madison Cawthorn: behold the rotten fruit of extreme Republican gerrymandering

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The congressman from North Carolina brandished a gun as he addressed a Macon county Republican event last weekend. “We all need to be storing up some ammunition,” Madison Cawthorn warned the crowd, as he embraced the ...

Tom Daley takes 10m diving bronze and uses platform for LGBTQ+ awareness

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Tom Daley took the bronze medal in the 10m platform dive on an afternoon of vertiginously high-grade competition. This was a thrilling final, perhaps the finest 10m dive competition staged, with gold and silver medals...

Tom Daley takes bronze in platform diving final at Tokyo Olympics

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Tom Daley missed out on the Olympic gold he has long coveted in the men’s 10 metres platform event as he won bronze despite a near-faultless display in the final. Daley topped the podium alongside Matty Lee in the syn...

Tom Daley knits a tea-cosy holder to keep his gold medal safe from scratches

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Great Britain’s Tom Daley had waited a long time to get his hands on an Olympic gold diving medal, having made his debut in Beijing in 2008 and coming close at every subsequent Olympics. With Monday’s victory in the 1...

Tom Daley ‘incredibly proud to say I am gay and an Olympic champion’

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“I feel incredibly proud to say that I am a gay man and also an Olympic champion. When I was younger I didn’t think I’d ever achieve anything because of who I was. To be an Olympic champion now just shows that you can...

Republicans can win the next elections through gerrymandering alone

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In Washington, the real insiders know that the true outrages are what’s perfectly legal and that it’s simply a gaffe when someone accidentally blurts out something honest. And so it barely made a ripple last week when...

Georgia is updating Jim Crow race laws. Now, he’s Dr James Crow

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Georgia has a long history of racial inequity at the ballot box. Voters wait an average of just six minutes in line after 7pm in precincts where 90% of residents are white. But when 90% of voters are Black? The wait s...

Republicans want to make it harder to pass ballot initiatives. That should alarm us David Daley

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They walked through Michigan college football games dressed as gerrymandered districts. They crisscrossed Idaho in a decades-old RV dubbed the Medicaid Express. In Florida, they united black and white, left and right,...