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Matthew Knott is North America correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.

US to announce diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics

US to announce diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics

The Biden administration’s plan to freeze out China’s games paves the way for Australia and other nations to follow suit.

  • by Matthew Knott and Eryk Bagshaw

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‘Not credible’: How Lovely Bones author Alice Sebold misidentified her rapist

‘Not credible’: How Lovely Bones author Alice Sebold misidentified her rapist

It was the night that changed Anthony Broadwater’s life for ever. Without a now-abandoned film adaptation, it’s unlikely he would have been exonerated.

  • by Matthew Knott
Supreme Court appears ready to gut landmark Roe v Wade abortion ruling

Supreme Court appears ready to gut landmark Roe v Wade abortion ruling

Gutting or overturning the landmark decision would severely limit access to terminations and further supercharge America’s vicious left-right culture wars.

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Trump received positive COVID test before debate against Joe Biden: book

Trump received positive COVID test before debate against Joe Biden: book

Trump’s former chief of staff says the then president tested positive for the coronavirus three days before his first presidential debate with Joe Biden.

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‘I feel very dark’: All is not well in Normal America

‘I feel very dark’: All is not well in Normal America

Gratitude is in short supply this Thanksgiving. Instead, the overwhelming sentiments are grumpiness and pessimism.

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Duchess on line one: Meghan raises eyebrows with political lobbying

Duchess on line one: Meghan raises eyebrows with political lobbying

Meghan is ramping up her profile in the US by cold-calling politicians and making a new talk show appearance - this time on Ellen.

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Biden, Xi de-escalate threat of military conflict over Taiwan

Biden, Xi de-escalate threat of military conflict over Taiwan

Taiwan was a key focus of discussions between the two superpower leaders during a call that lasted three-and-a-half hours.

  • by Matthew Knott and Eryk Bagshaw
Biden to tell Xi to ‘follow the rules of the road’ at first summit

Biden to tell Xi to ‘follow the rules of the road’ at first summit

At the world leaders’ first direct call since Biden assumed office, the US President will raise the topic of economic coercion of countries such as Australia.

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‘Workers are empowered’: The four factors driving America’s ‘great resignation’

‘Workers are empowered’: The four factors driving America’s ‘great resignation’

Some 35 million Americans have quit their jobs this year. “Pandemic epiphanies” are among their reasons.

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Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon charged with contempt of Congress
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Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon charged with contempt of Congress

A federal magistrate is expected to issue an arrest warrant for the man who ran Trump’s 2016 election campaign following the criminal indictment. 

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Surprise inflation jump disastrous news for Joe Biden and Democrats
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Surprise inflation jump disastrous news for Joe Biden and Democrats

As prices soar for gasoline and other goods across America, the prospect of Donald Trump returning to the White House in 2024 grows more plausible each day. 

  • by Matthew Knott