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Brian Deese: ‘I am hopeful that we can show right off the bat that bipartisanship is alive.’ Photograph: Ken Cedeno/CNP/Bloomberg

US president Joe Biden faces a narrow window to clinch bipartisan support for his $1.9 trillion (€1.56 trillion) stimulus plan, after congressional De(...)

John Riley  shows off his chest painted with a portrait of president Donald Trump during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in August, 2020 in Sturgis, South Dakota. Photograph: Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images

Like many in South Dakota, Curt Soehl believed the sparsely populated state tucked deep into America’s interior would be spared the worst of the coron(...)

A protest against a ballot initiative that would allow Uber and Lyft to continue classifying drivers as independent contractors. The proposition was carried, curtailing the ability of drivers to claim employee rights. Photograph: Jim Wilson/The New York Times

In referendums across the US voters at state level directly engaged with a range of hot-button issues from abortion to tax policy which saw huge spend(...)

Maureen Bartee, associate director for global health security within the Center for Global Health at the CDC,  in Kazakhstan in 2007

Maureen Bartee has seen a lot during her two decades with the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) in the United States, but when news sta(...)

Pitkin County volunteer election official John Ortega (left), guides a voter as he drops his ballot after voting in person on the first day of early voting at the Aspen Jewish Community Center earlier this week. Photograph: Kelsey Brunner/The Aspen Times/AP

More than 84,000 people were diagnosed with Covid-19 across the United States on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, a record one-day increase in in(...)

A sign displays a QR code for the NZ Covid Tracer app outside a store in Queenstown, New Zealand. Photograph: Mark Coote/Bloomberg

More than 30.7 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and more than 950,000 people have died, according to(...)

US president Donald Trump arrives for the Independence Day events at Mount Rushmore National Memorial in Keystone, South Dakota, in July. File photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

US president Donald Trump has denied that his team ever approached South Dakota’s governor about adding his face to the monument depicting four presid(...)

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump during an Independence Day celebration outside the White House in Washington. Photograph: Cheriss May/The New York Times

Donald Trump celebrated America’s Independence Day weekend by stoking divisions over a perceived culture war and dismissing the two most immediate thr(...)

President Donald Trump smiles at Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Photograph: Alex Brandon/AP Photo

Standing beneath Mount Rushmore on the eve of American independence day, Donald Trump staged a defiant celebration of what critics say is white identi(...)

Supporters of US president Donald Trump ride through Keystone, South Dakota, on July 3rd, before a fireworks display at Mount Rushmore. Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds

Millions of Americans were preparing to celebrate independence day on Saturday as coronavirus cases in the United States continued to surge to record (...)

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