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Best podcasts of the week: Inside the life of Phoenix Jones, Seattle’s real-life superhero

Best podcasts of the week: Inside the life of Phoenix Jones, Seattle’s real-life superheroIn this week’s newsletter: What is it like to suit up and hand out vigilante justice as an actual caped crusader? Plus: five of the best...

US military training manual describes socialism as ‘terrorist ideology’ – report

A US military training document has described the political philosophy of socialism – a relatively mainstream term in politics around the world – as a “terrorist ideology” akin to neo-Nazism.The document, which was obtained by The Intercept news website,...

‘It’s brutal’: Las Vegas cooks amid blazing heatwave – and it’s going to get worse

By midnight on Wednesday, two days into a scorching heat wave to hit the US west, the air in Las Vegas had barely cooled.Throughout the day and for the days that followed, temperatures in the desert city hovered close...

Colbert on Biden’s Putin summit: better than Trump’s ‘nauseating’ boot-licking

Stephen ColbertOn The Late Show, Stephen Colbert spoke about “an epic confrontation” that finally took place between Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin. Biden entered the meeting, hoping for “predictability and stability” which Colbert called “the most boring Jane Austen...

Goodbye masks, hello full bars: California lifts Covid rules in ‘grand reopening’

Bars at full capacity. No masks for vaccinated Disneyland goers. Fans sitting side-by-side at Giants and Dodgers games.California rolled back its major public health restrictions on Tuesday, 15 months after it became the first state in the US to...

Trevor Noah on world leaders praising Biden: ‘The bar is incredibly low’

Trevor NoahOn The Daily Show, Trevor Noah discussed Joe Biden’s trip to G7 and how he aims to repair international relationships in a new segment called Grandpa’s Day Out.Biden met American’s “oldest and palest ally” Great Britain, including meeting...

John Oliver on heat in prisons: ‘This is a deadly situation’

John Oliver has raised the alarm about the dangers of heat in US prisons and how a lack of air conditioning can often be fatal for prisoners.The Last Week Tonight host kicked off his show by stating that “heat...

‘We’re trying to sneak into people’s minds and hearts’: Laurie Anderson meets Róisín Murphy

“I’m going to show you my new gong – check it out!” Laurie Anderson is giving a new friend a tour of her flat on New York’s west side, jiggling through the corridors with her laptop. In a north...

Five fertility clinic patients awarded $15m after failure of freezing tank

Five patients of a California fertility center have been awarded a total of $15m after a freezing tank failed, rendering some of more than 3,500 frozen human embryos and eggs unviable.While the extent of the damage from the accidental...

From My Fair Lady to Grease 2: Guardian writers on their favourite movie musicals

The Gold Diggers of 1933The Gold Diggers of 1933 is a film of quarters, and not just the giant coins that cover the chorus line’s modesty. Four wisecracking kids are dying to make it on Broadway: Joan Blondell is...

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