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Elizabeth Warren  after announcing she has formed an exploratory committee to run for president in 2020, outside her home in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Monday. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

US senator Elizabeth Warren, a sharp critic of big banks and unregulated capitalism, entered the 2020 race for president on Monday, becoming the first(...)

Texas, the state synonymous with oil and gas, has become the leading supplier of wind energy in the United States.

Ignore the vapid efforts by the US administration to resurrect antiquated energy industries like coal. Economies of scale have provided wind and solar(...)

Donald Trump presents a mock check from the Trump Foundation. Photograph: Rick Wilking/File Photo/Reuters

US president Donald Trump’s namesake charitable foundation has agreed to dissolve under court supervision, partially resolving a New York state lawsui(...)

Dana Rosemary Scallon’s sister and niece have taken separate High Court defamation actions against the singer and former presidential candidate. Photograph: The Irish Times

Dana Rosemary Scallon has won an appeal that means her sister and niece are required to put up security for legal costs should they lose a defamation (...)

US president Donald Trump had a lengthy media exchange before leaving Washington  for   Paris. Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg

US president Donald Trump has renewed his attack on the media, describing CNN reporter Jim Acosta as an “unprofessional guy” with a “loud voice” and a(...)

Matt Whitaker: argued that special counsel Robert Mueller was “dangerously close” to crossing a red line by looking at the finances of Donald Trump or his family. Photograph: Charlie Neibergal/AP

As Jeff Sessions left the justice department on Wednesday evening, his replacement as attorney general was there to bid him farewell. Sessions, a sho(...)

Supporters of congressional candidate Harley Rouda watch Nancy Pelosi speak on a big screen in Newport Beach, California. Photograph: New York Times

Tuesday’s US congressional elections ended with what might be called a split decision. Democrats gained more than enough seats to take control of the (...)

US president Donald Trump listens during a briefing on the federal response to Hurricane Michael at the Oval Office on Wednesday. Hurricane Michael made landfall on the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday, with 155mph winds, making it  the strongest storm to hit the continental US since 2004. Photograph: Zach Gibson/Bloomberg

Democrats may be more energised than Republicans to vote in next month’s mid-term elections in the wake of Brett Kavanaugh’s contentious confirmation (...)

US president Donald Trump shakes hands with Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh at a ceremonial swearing in in the East Room of the White House. Photograph: Susan Walsh/AP

US president Donald Trump doubled down on his defence of Brett Kavanaugh as he apologised to the supreme court justice on behalf of the nation “for th(...)

US president Donald Trump chairing a United Nations Security Council meeting in New York on Wednesday. Photograph:  Spencer Platt/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump has accused China of trying to meddle in November’s midterm elections. Chairing his first meeting of the UN Security Counci(...)

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