Who is Gen John F Kelly, the new White House chief of staff?
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Who is Gen John F Kelly, the new White House chief of staff?

Kelly spent 40 years as a Marine, and six months as Homeland Security secretary where…

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With four adult children living at home, the chaos is bigger and louder
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With four adult children living at home, the chaos is bigger and louder

It’s easy to forget how teenagers behave, especially when the house is in chaos

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Why I took my 90-year-old mum on an epic road trip across America
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Why I took my 90-year-old mum on an epic road trip across America

Her health was failing, and her husband had just died, but Norma Bauerschmidt decided to…

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Sweet-scented scurvy-grass is a spring tonic in every sense
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Sweet-scented scurvy-grass is a spring tonic in every sense

South Uist The bitter leaves of this hardy little plant once provided a welcome dose…

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It’s hard to talk about mental health at the best of times, which these are not
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It’s hard to talk about mental health at the best of times, which these are not

‘Nobody, even Trump, should be blamed for being mentally ill. But nor should we pretend…

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Trance producer Robert Miles has died, aged 47
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Trance producer Robert Miles has died, aged 47

Best known for his No 1 hit Children, the artist has died in Ibiza, Spain,…

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What I’m really thinking: the 24-year-old virgin
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What I’m really thinking: the 24-year-old virgin

Young midwestern farmers want to grow sustainable food – but they need help
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Young midwestern farmers want to grow sustainable food – but they need help

Midwestern states are the second leading producers of crops and livestock behind California. But young…

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Living by numbers: from factory to designer home
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Living by numbers: from factory to designer home

Television’s painting expert Pascal Anson shows Tamsin Blanchard around his converted factory home by the…

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Professional wrestling saved me from depression. That deserves a hell yeah!
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Professional wrestling saved me from depression. That deserves a hell yeah!

What I needed to lift my depression was to find something that gave me such…

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Storm Doris: why do so many buildings whistle in high winds?
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Storm Doris: why do so many buildings whistle in high winds?

The problem of ‘singing’ buildings has been blamed on everything from trendy modern architecture to…

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Utopian thinking: let’s embrace precariousness as the road to security
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Utopian thinking: let’s embrace precariousness as the road to security

Bruce Chatwin understood how ‘civilisation’ represses our need to wander. The ‘gig economy’ may allow…

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Billionaires’ bolthole: how New Zealand became an escapee’s paradise
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Billionaires’ bolthole: how New Zealand became an escapee’s paradise

Remote towns and beauty spots have attracted the attention of the mega-rich, including Trump cheerleader…

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Then the Daily Mail came for Gary Lineker, and I said: ‘Enough!’
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Then the Daily Mail came for Gary Lineker, and I said: ‘Enough!’

The Daily Mail is using scare tactics to undermine any case for decency – solidarity…

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Gary Lineker hits back at Daily Mail over tax accusation
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Gary Lineker hits back at Daily Mail over tax accusation

Former England striker says he pays his taxes in full, will not be bullied and…

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After the Women’s March: six mass US demonstrations to join this spring
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After the Women’s March: six mass US demonstrations to join this spring

Organizers across the US are riding the momentum of the post-inauguration march to mobilize in…

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Melissa McCarthy steals the show as Spicer on Saturday Night Live
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Melissa McCarthy steals the show as Spicer on Saturday Night Live

Grim Reaper-esque Steven Bannon encourages Donald Trump to tell Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull ‘your…

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Iranian baby girl in need of heart surgery gets waiver to enter US after travel ban
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Iranian baby girl in need of heart surgery gets waiver to enter US after travel ban

The case of four-month-old Fatemah sparked an outcry after Donald Trump’s travel ban prevented her…

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How to stop arguing and actually change someone’s mind on social media
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How to stop arguing and actually change someone’s mind on social media

There are ways to get your point across more effectively. Avoid shouting into the abyss…

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Is Trump’s ‘extreme vetting’ immigration order unconstitutional?
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Is Trump’s ‘extreme vetting’ immigration order unconstitutional?

Supreme court has often deferred to the president on immigration, but civil rights groups will…

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