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Merriam-Webster has succeeded in its attempt to stop ‘fascism’ being named its word of the year. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Merriam-Webster has succeeded in its attempt to stop “fascism” being named its word of the year: the dictionary publisher’s word of 2016 is “surreal”.(...)

A filing cabinet broken into in 1972 as part of the Watergate burglary, beside a computer server that Russian hackers breached during the 2016 presidential campaign, both now in the basement of the Democratic National Committee’s headquarters in Washington. Photograph: Justin T Gellerson/The New York Times

When special agent Adrian Hawkins of the FBI called the Democratic National Committee in September 2015 to pass along some troubling news about its c(...)

Democratic senators Chuck Schumer, Bernie Sanders and Debbie Stabenow: the party wants  to bridge the gap between the   leadership and key constituencies. Photograph: Al Drago/The New York Times

Democrats, still reeling from Donald Trump’s shock win and heavy losses in last week’s US elections, took the first steps towards uniting the party t(...)

Donald Trump (centre) campaigning in Florida, the biggest, most valuable battleground state in the US presidential election. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Voters go to the polls on Tuesday to elect a successor to Barack Obama as president of the United States. Here’s what to watch out for as results are (...)

A supporter holds up a sign as Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Sarasota, Florida, on Monday.  Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump criss-crossed the United States yesterday in a frantic effort to shore up their support as a long, nasty and divisive(...)

Hillary Clinton and Senator Elizabeth Warren at a rally Monday at St Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. “I just want to be official here: I’m with her. Are you with her?” Warren asked the enthusiastic crowd. Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

In New Hampshire, the “Live Free or Die” state in the northeastern US, young Democrats have found a happy electoral compromise between freedom and de(...)

Streetscape in Williamsburg along Broadway with empty chairs on hazy day. Williamsburg bridge is visible in the background.

I’ve been visiting New York City for years, for both work and pleasure, but of late I’ve been drawn away from the mayhem of Manhattan towards Williams(...)

Democratic US presidential nominee Hillary Clinton appears on a video monitor streamed live from New York at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US July 26th, 2016. Photograoh: Mark Kauzlarich/Reuters

Hillary Clinton capped a historic night after becoming the first woman to lead a major party into a US presidential election with a surprise appearan(...)

Who could have imagined that, in 2016, a socialist candidate in the United States would have 46% of mandated delegates at a Democratic national convention ?  EPA/SHAWN THEW

“Together we have begun a political revolution,” declared a triumphant Bernie Sanders to the Democratic national convention. He has every reason to be(...)

Democratic national committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who is to resign,  speaking at a Clinton rally in Miami on Saturday. Photograph: Scott Audette/Reuters

As Democrats arrive in Philadelphia to foster internal unity and introduce the party’s presidential ticket, a leak of internal emails has disrupted pl(...)

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