US president Donald Trump  posing with a two-month-old mass shooting survivor held by Melania Trump:  grinning, the US leader  give the thumbs-up.  Photograph: Flotus/EPA

One of the most totemic pictures of the Obama era was a White House photo showing the president bowing to let a five-year-old black boy touch his hair(...)

US president Donald Trump makes a statement at the White House in Washington, on August 5th in response to two separate shooting incidents. Photograph: Chris Kleponis/EPA

Less than a month after celebrating Independence Day on July 4th, America once again reeled this week from a bloody spate of mass shootings over a sin(...)

Mr Peterson, then a Broward County deputy, was on duty during the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, but never went inside. File Photograph: Broward County Sheriff’s Office/Reuters

Prosecutors say the Florida deputy who failed to confront a gunman during last year’s Parkland massacre has been arrested on 11 charges. US state att(...)

Resistance is not futile: Michael Moore takes on Donald Trump in Fahrenheit 11/9. Montage: The Irish Times

It’s the middle of the London Film Festival and Michael Moore is a little dampened. I mean that literally. It’s been lashing for a few days and he’s h(...)

Michael Moore returns to his hometown of Flint and looks into the extraordinary capitalist banditry that led to the poisoning of the city’s water supply.

It seems as if we’ve been complaining about Michael Moore preaching to the converted since he turned up to pester Benedict Arnold for betraying the Re(...)

The Trump Tower Hotel & Casino, on the Las Vegas Strip. Photograph: Carmen Martínez Torrón/Getty Images

Leaving behind the hot desert landscape of Arizona and driving northwest towards Nevada, signs for the Hoover Dam begin to appear. The phenomenal feat(...)

People attend a prayer vigil to remember the victims of  the Santa Fe high school shooting at Walter Hall Park in League City, Texas on Sunday. Photograph:  Scott Olson/Getty Images

One of the students killed in the Santa Fe school shooting reportedly turned down romantic advances from Dimitrios Pagourtzis, the suspect in the deat(...)

The payment of $130,000 to adult film star Stormy Daniels is a persistent problem for President Trump. Photographs: Reuters

US president Donald Trump’s legal troubles continued to mount on Friday as the White House struggled to present a coherent narrative of circumstances (...)

Students hold a moment of silence during a rally while taking part in National School Walkout Day to protest school violence on April 20th, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Photograph: Jim Young/Getty Images

Students across the US have streamed out of their schools in the latest round of gun control protests following the February shooting at a high school(...)

People take part in a protest in Dublin, in support of the woman at the centre of a rape trial after two Ireland ruby players were acquitted. Photograph: Tom Honan/PA Wire

Will Paddy Jackson or Stuart Olding every play rugby for Ulster – or Ireland – again? The IRFU and Ulster Rugby announced as soon as the trial ended t(...)

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