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Joe Biden during the final presidential debate at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty

It is set to be third time lucky for Joe Biden, the veteran Democratic politician who failed in attempts to become US president in 1988 and 2008. At (...)

US president Donald Trump: His team spent $11 million on a 60-second ad during the Super Bowl in February. Photograph: Saul Loeb

“Can you donate $25 to make history?” That’s just one of the emails from Democratic vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris flooding into inboxes ac(...)

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden: Should he make it to the White House, Biden would have completed the longest marathon in US political history. Photograph: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

It was late afternoon on February 2nd, the eve of the Iowa caucuses. We were jammed into a high-school gymnasium in Des Moines, the state capital, for(...)

Urban decay in Detroit. Photograph: Paul Sancya/AP

The hulking Michigan Central Train station rising high into the Detroit sky has seen better days. The building and the district of Corktown it’s situ(...)

Pedestrians bundle up in sub-freezing temperatures on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Omaha on Wednesday. Photograph:  Nati Harnik/PA

A wave of Arctic air that paralysed the US Midwest and caused at least a dozen deaths swept across the country’s Northeast on Thursday but was expect(...)

The Chicago city skyline is seen from the North Avenue Beach at Lake Michigan on Tuesday. Photograph: Pinar Istek/Reuters

A large swath of the United States was gripped by brutal cold and wind chills on Wednesday as record-low temperatures caused by a blast of Arctic air(...)

A derailed Amtrak car can be seen up the tracks near a crossing after an early morning collision with a CSX freight train on Saturdayin Cayce, South Carolina. Photograph: Logan Cyrus/AFP/Getty Images

A locked track switch is being blamed for the collision of an Amtrak passenger train with a freight train that killed two people and injured more tha(...)

Stock Image: Amtrak train. An Amtrak train was involved in a South Carolina crash. Photograph: Getty Images

A two-train collision in South Carolina has killed at least two people and injured 50, according to reports. In a statement, Amtrak said Train 91, op(...)

Observation car on an Amtrak train. Photograph: Julia Vallerga

Train travel in the US is well worth doing – if you have the time and the patience. To get from New York to Austin, Texas, a journey of more than 2,70(...)

Seats are jammed together with other debris on an upside-down Amtrak train carriage taken from the scene of Monday’s fatal crash, in DuPont, Washington. Photograph: Elaine Thompson/AP

Investigators are looking into whether the Amtrak driver whose speeding train plunged off an overpass, killing at least three people, was distracted b(...)

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