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Tyler Holland guides his bike through the water as winds from Tropical Storm Barry push water from Lake Pontchartrain over the seawall. Photograph: David J Phillip/AP Photo

Weakened but still potent, Storm Barry inundated the Gulf Coast but appeared unlikely to deluge New Orleans as it continued its slow advance. Neverth(...)

A palm tree blows in the wind in Morgan City, Louisiana as Hurricane Barry approaches the Louisiana coast. Photograph: Bryan Thomas/The New York Times

A storm forecasters warn is carrying “off the chart” amounts of moisture is slowly crawling towards shore along the US Gulf coast, having already caus(...)

Lucy Ellmann: ‘Due to a certain fatigue with conventional narrative, 'Ducks, Newburyport' is essentially one long sentence, with plenty of commas.’ Photograph:  Colin McPherson/Corbis via Getty Images

You mean we massacred the Indians, enslaved the Africans, cut down all the trees, poisoned all the rivers and imprisoned all the animals for THIS, thi(...)

 Lawmakers in Missouri’s Senate advanced a bill that would ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. Photograph: Nick Schnelle/New York Times

Missouri’s Republican-led House has passed legislation designed to survive court challenges, which would ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy. I(...)

Alabama governor Kay Ivey signing into law the Alabama Human Life Protection Act in Montgomery, Alabama on Wednesday. Photograph: Alabama Governor’s Office/EPA

Alabama’s governor signed a Bill on Wednesday to ban nearly all abortions in the state, even in cases of rape and incest, in the latest challenge by (...)

Bourbon Street is a hive of activity every night of the week, with live bands in every bar and children on the neon-lit streets bucket-drumming. Photograph: iStock

New Orleans’s famed cuisine, music and nightlife stirs, soothes and fizzes to the rhythm of a city that really never sleeps. Go for a week and your se(...)

Centrist Democrat Beto O’Rourke, adherent of the “Oprah Winfrey school of positive thinking”. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

When Barack Obama launched his White House bid 12 years ago, he already had a library of well-crafted policies. Some were bold. Others were small-bore(...)

Dalal Alshohaib, from Saudi Arabia, and her new partner, Erik Van der Veken, from Belgium. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dalal Alshohaib was 14 years old the first time she wore the hijab. She was living in the United States at the time and found the head scarf uncomfort(...)

Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith  waves to supporters after speaking during an election night event  in Jackson, Mississippi. Photograph:  Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith has won a divisive race for the Mississippi Senate seat, surviving a video-recorded remark decried as racist. In the foot(...)

Republican US Senate candidate Rick Scott  with his daughter Alison at his midterm election night party in Naples, Florida, on November 6th. Mr Scott took 50.05 per cent of the recounted vote. Photograph: Joe Skipper/Reuters

Republicans look set to widen their majority in the US Senate after two Florida recounts – one by machine, one manual – confirmed that the state’s out(...)

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