Workers building a border fence in a private property located in the limits of the US states of Texas and New Mexico taken from Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, Mexico. Photograph: Herika Martinez/AFP/Getty

The US Supreme Court has cleared the way for the Trump administration to use billions of dollars in Pentagon funds to build sections of a border wall (...)

Tasty alternatives to beef. But are they burgers?  The state of Arkansas says no. Photograph: iStock

Is a veggie burger actually a burger? More to the point, is it misleading to call it one? By the end of this week, stores in Arkansas might not be a(...)

The administration of Donald Trump has announced it will vastly expand fast-track deportation powers across the US. File photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

The administration of Donald Trump has announced it will vastly expand the authority of immigration officers to deport migrants without allowing them (...)

Migrant children play soccer at  Homestead  in Florida, the largest child detention facility in the US. Photograph: Scott McIntyre/The New York Times

Leaving the sprawling metropolis of Miami and driving south, signs soon point towards Homestead. The small town about an hour south of Florida’s bigge(...)

A group of Central American migrants attempt to cross the Rio Grande in Eagle Pass, Texas. Photograph: Ilana Panich-Linsman/The New York Times

The United States and Mexico struck a deal on Friday to avert a tariff war, with Mexico agreeing to rapidly expand a controversial asylum programme an(...)

Lead plaintiff in the case against JP Morgan Derek Rotondo pictured with with his son Lincoln at home outside Columbus, Ohio, this week. Photograph: The New York Times

Wall Street fathers have secured a historic $5 million (€4.5 million) settlement with JP Morgan Chase over the bank’s failure to uphold policies givin(...)

Alabama governor Kay Ivey signing into law the Alabama Human Life Protection Act in Montgomery, Alabama on Wednesday. Photograph: Alabama Governor’s Office/EPA

Alabama’s governor signed a Bill on Wednesday to ban nearly all abortions in the state, even in cases of rape and incest, in the latest challenge by (...)

Photograph: iStock

Concerned that some new surveillance technologies may be too intrusive, San Francisco became the first US city to ban the use of facial-recognition to(...)

Pro-choice activists hold signs alongside anti-abortion activists mark the anniversary of the 1973 supreme court case Roe v Wade outside the US supreme court in Washington, DC. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Alabama has become the latest US state to limit abortion access, voting to outlaw abortion in almost all cases. The legislation, which was backed by (...)

The statue of Robert E Lee which stood in Charlottesville, Virginia. Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

Driving through some southern states of America on a recent road trip, a peculiar feature of the urban landscape became apparent. In New Orleans a hu(...)

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