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Did you hear the one about President Trump, Rory McIlroy and the round of golf?

No one asked me if Theresa (with an 'h') May - or may not - need Donald Trump

Dear Donald, Sorry about the carpet stains. Regards, Barack.

The night Michelle Obama showed she was first and foremost a mother

Dear everyone - to be read on November 9

Ireland rugby team breaks its own curse in Chicago by beating the All Blacks

Spare a thought for the poor Cubs fans who've never NOT won a World Series

A nightmare weekend in Chicago. For shootings, not Halloween.

I spent the presidential debate behind a cushion, just like a Hallowe'en horror movie

My life-long love affair with coffee on National Coffee Day

What someone who can't vote learnt from the presidential debate

Dear Hillary Clinton, a few tips for your 'Back to Work' day

9/11: Hillary Clinton fell short for me when she said it was a beautiful day in New York

7 fun facts I discovered about the original 'Star Trek' on its 50th anniversary

Liberty, equality, fraternity. Now more than ever.

Meet Boris Johnson, Britain's John Kerry. Or maybe not.

When Facebook Live is actually someone dying

So should Chicago be renamed Chicagone?

What's in a name? Obviously something Boaty McBoatface doesn't have.

A James Bond Chicago cable car scene - now that would boost tourism!

10 fun facts if you want to sound on the ball about the Leicester City soccer story

How the Queen was not amused (well, maybe a little) by the Obamas' Invictus Games challenge

Fun facts about Panama. Because it's not just a tax haven.

If you can wear a onesie at 30, why not a bikini at 90?

The $1.1 million potato photo - the spud's story

Wilmot Mtn is the new Vail - at least for Chicago skiers

For many he was Snape; for me, he was the always watchable Alan Rickman

When Ricky Gervais met David Bowie

If spooks could spy in my home using smart toys

A tribute to the Chicago Tribune on a day it makes the news

Struggling to breathe - Laquan McDonald

It's World Toilet Day - not everyone forgets to flush, many don't have the choice

David Beckham: Sexiest Man Alive and all-round good bloke

How French press is helping parents and teachers answer questions on Paris attacks

Forget red cup controversy - what about the sausage roll rumpus?

Can you believe 'Bohemian Rhapsody turns 40 this Hallowe'en?

Traveling back in time for the story of the DeLorean, the 'Back to the Future' car

Chicago, mafia, ISIS - words I don't like seeing together on the front page of the FT

And I had just sussed US-style restaurant tipping

Chicago's Cloud Gate - the 'Bean there, done that' debate

Standing up for the 236 living leprechauns - and Rory McIlroy