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Why, a friend asks, are so many of the top stories on the Guardian website about America?

It is a good question. On Monday, highlights on the list of “top stories” included the following: “‘Stay away from her’: LeBron James defends Caitlin Clark as Iowa fall in NCAA final.”

I have no idea who either of these people are or what they’re talking about. Hold on, I’ve just used the internet to check and they are basketball players. The NCAA is… oh never mind, check it yourself.

Most of the top stories that day, as they are every day on the Guardian, were American.