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Larry Swearingen who had long maintained his innocence, was  executed for the abduction, rape and murder of a Houston community college student more than 20 years ago. Photograph: Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP

A man has been executed in Texas for the rape and murder of a 19-year-old college student following arguments from his attorneys that authorities igno(...)

Donald Trump accused Jewish Americans who vote for Democrats as showing ‘either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty’. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters.

US president Donald Trump beat back criticism of his comments accusing American Jews who vote for Democrats of “great disloyalty” and went a step furt(...)

Members of the Proud Boys and their supporters march during a rally in Portland, Oregon, on Saturday. Photograph: Jim Urquhart/Reuters

Portland saw its largest far-right demonstration of the Trump era on Saturday, as 500 right-wingers travelled from around the United States to march b(...)

Mr Cuccinelli responded that he was ‘certainly not prepared to take anything down off the Statue of Liberty’. Photograph: iStock

Kenneth Cuccinelli, one of the Trump administration’s top immigration officials, set off a controversy this week with comments about The New Colossus,(...)

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(...)

A makeshift memorial outside Ned Peppers bar for victims of the mass shooting in th Dayton, Ohio, last weekend. Photograph: Maddie McGarvey/New York Times

With its trendy bars, bright boutiques and cobblestone streets, Dayton’s Oregon District has been a leading light in the Ohio city’s efforts to bring (...)

People hold candles as they pray during a candlelight vigil at the Immanuel Church for victims of a shooting that left 22 people dead at the Cielo Vista Mall WalMart in El Paso, Texas. Photograph:  Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

At some stage during this century, perhaps near its midpoint, white people might no longer amount to an absolute majority of the US population. Whethe(...)

People gather at a make shift memorial for the victims of the mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. Photograph: Larry W Smith/EPA

US president Donald Trump will visit Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas on Wednesday as the fallout from last weekend’s mass shootings continues to rever(...)

US president Donald Trump speaks to the media next to  the White House before flying to  Andrews Air Force Base and then on to Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas, in response to  two recent mass shootings. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters.

Protests overshadowed Donald Trump’s visit to the cities of Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas on Wednesday as the US president met survivors of two week(...)

An El Paso police department official briefing media. ‘People were panicking and running, saying that there was a shooter. They were running close to the floor –  people were dropping on the floor,’ an eyewitness said. Photograph:  Joel Angel Juarez/AFP/Getty Images

At least 20 people are dead and 26 injured in a mass shooting at a busy Walmart store in the Cielo Vista Mall complex in the US border city of El Paso(...)

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