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US president Donald Trump with ghis then newly-appointed national security adviser John Bolton in April, 2018. Photograph:  Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images

Donald Trump’s lawyers were set to wrap up their opening arguments in the Senate impeachment trial on Tuesday, as senators debate whether to call witn(...)

House of Representatives impeachment managers walk to the Senate chamber on Thursday  to begin the impeachment trial of US president Donald Trump. Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

The Senate impeachment trial on whether to remove US president Donald Trump from office formally began on Thursday, as a congressional watchdog found(...)

‘The problem is, time is limited and energy is so limited ... thankfully, the curiosity doesn’t end.’ Photograph: Philip Montgomery/The New York Times

Martin Scorsese is the most alive he’s been in his work in a long time, brimming with renewed passion for film-making and invigorated by the reception(...)

Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders at November’s Democratic presidential debate in Atlanta. Photograph: Demetrius Freeman/The New York Times

It started with a bang. Democrats in the US were tripping over themselves at the start of this year to audition as their party’s chief Trump-slayer. E(...)

Oil pump in North Dakota

Global oil prices have dropped almost 50 per cent below their 2014 high. But here in North Dakota, oil is still the only game in town. Named after He(...)

 Bottles of several opioid based medication at a pharmacy in  Ohio. Photograph: REUTERS/Bryan Woolston/File Photo

Turn on a TV set or YouTube video in America today and it won’t take long before you’ll encounter a drug company’s ad telling you how their product ca(...)

Opioid addiciton is considered to be one of the biggest and most intractable problems facing the US healthcare system. File photograph: Reuters

The fallout from the landmark judgment in Oklahoma this week holding drug companies liable for the scourge of addiction to opioid-based painkillers co(...)

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Purdue Pharma and members of the multi-billionaire Sackler family, who own the company that makes the prescription painkiller OxyContin, have offered (...)

Johnson & Johnson’s stock got a boost from the lower-than-expected fine imposed on the company. Photograph: EPA/Justin Lane

The world’s largest maker of healthcare products vowed on Tuesday to appeal an Oklahoma court ruling that it was liable for the costs of treating opio(...)

The ruling by an Oklahoma judge that Johnson & Johnson intentionally played down the dangers and oversold the benefits of opioids is an important milestone in the campaign to make drug companies accountable for their role in creating the prescription painkiller epidemic in the United States. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

The ruling by an Oklahoma judge that Johnson & Johnson intentionally played down the dangers and oversold the benefits of opioids is an important (...)

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