Ivanka Trump, daughter and assistant to US president Donald Trump. “Whether my contribution ultimately lives up to the expectations of some of the harshest critics? Only time will tell.” Photograph:  Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

At sundown on August 12th, about 24 hours after neo-Nazis marched in the streets of Charlottesville, wielding torches and chanting “Jews will not repl(...)

Members of the Ponca tribe outside the hearing in Lincoln into the construction of the Keystone oil pipeline through Nebraska. Photograph: Suzanne Lynch

In the ninth part of her series “Coast to Coast: Travels in Trump’s America”, Washington Correspondent Suzanne Lynch travels to Nebraska It’s a (...)

 Monalisa Perez tweeted: “Me and Pedro are probably going to shoot one of the most dangerous videos ever. His idea, not mine.” Photograph: Norman County Sheriff’s Office/AFP

A Minnesota woman has been charged with shooting dead her boyfriend in what she told police was a YouTube stunt gone wrong. Monalisa Perez (19) was c(...)

Native Americans lead demonstrators as they march to the Federal Building in protest against president Donald Trump’s executive order fast-tracking the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines, in Los Angeles, California. Photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP

The US Army Corps of Engineers will grant the final easement needed to finish the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline, according to a court filing on(...)

Trump and the protesters

Sir, – In “Beware Trump, we are dissidents; we are legion” (Opinion & Analysis, January 23rd), Charles Blow begins celebrating the “dissidents” wh(...)

Rock Obelisk marking what was believed to be the geographical centre of North America In Rugby, North Dakota, 1955. Photograph: Frederic Lewis/Getty Images

In 1931, the town of Rugby, North Dakota, erected a 15-foot stone monument declaring itself the “geographical centre of north America.” For 85 years(...)

 US president Donald Trump speaks after signing executive orders related to the oil pipeline industry in the Oval Office of the White House. Photograph: Shawn Thew-Pool/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump has signed executive orders to allow construction of the Dakota Access and Keystone XL oil pipelines, a move certain to ange(...)

 US president Barack Obama: “These actions, and Canada’s parallel actions, protect a sensitive and unique ecosystem that is unlike any other region on earth.” Photograph:  Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP

Barack Obama has permanently banned new oil and gas drilling in most US-owned waters in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans, a last-ditch effort to lock in(...)

Rex Tillerson, chairman of Exxon Mobil. Links with Russia’s energy industry could create a blurry line between his business interests and his new job. Photograph: New York Times

Donald Trump’s nomination of Exxon Mobil chief Rex Tillerson as secretary of state has divided opinion, setting the stage for a contentious confirmati(...)

 Native American and other activists celebrate after learning an easement had been denied for the Dakota Access Pipeline at Oceti Sakowin Camp on the edge of the Standing Rock Sioux reservation on Sunday outside Cannon Ball, North Dakota. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Thousands of protesters in North Dakota celebrated on Monday after the US federal government ruled against a controversial pipeline project. But they(...)