Senator Jeff Sessions: has come under criticism for his hardline anti-immigration stance, but has vehemently denied being racist.  Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Senator Jeff Sessions sought to distance himself from Donald Trump’s election rhetoric by promising to recuse himself from any prosecution of Hillary (...)

Opponents of North Carolina’s HB2 law protest at the state’s House of Representatives chamber in North Carolina on Tuesday. Photograph: Jonathan Drake/Reuters

North Carolina’s Republican-controlled legislature on Wednesday rejected a bid to repeal a state law restricting bathroom access for transgender peop(...)

An undated photograph of Chelsea Manning who is serving a 35-year-sentence for releasing US government archives to WikiLeaks. Photograph: US army via The New York Times

US army soldier Chelsea Manning, who is serving 35 years in prison for passing classified files to WikiLeaks, attempted suicide last month for the sec(...)

A protester walks in front of officers in riot gear with a sign reading “All Lives Matter We Are 1” in Charlotte. Photograph: Jeff Siner/The Charlotte Observer via AP

Residents of Charlotte, North Carolina, woke up to a state of emergency and the National Guard and State Highway Patrol deployed to their city on Thu(...)

Chelsea Manning: “I am unendingly relieved that the military is finally doing the right thing. I applaud them for that.” Photograph:  AP Photo/US Army

The imprisoned US soldier Chelsea Manning has ended a hunger strike after the army said she would be allowed to receive gender transition surgery, the(...)

People who rent out their homes through Airbnb will have to sign up to a new non-discrimination policy or face being suspended from the service.  File photograph: John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images

People who rent out their homes through Airbnb will have to sign up to a new non-discrimination policy or face being suspended from the service. The(...)

Austrian lawyer Max Schrems (above), whose complaint over the validity of existing data transfer channels has been provisionally deemed by Commissioner Helen Dixon to be “well-founded”.

A draft finding by the Irish Data Protection Commissioner that existing EU-US data transfer channels are invalid could, if upheld by the European cour(...)

 Austrian Max Schrems  complained Facebook Ireland was transferring his data via SCCs to servers located in the US, where it was being processed, without ensuring sufficient protection for it as required under the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU.

The US government has said the Irish Data Protection Commissioner’s action querying the validity of the main channels being used for EU-US data transf(...)

Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton

How fitting it was that the couple whose case helped change American anti-miscegenation laws were named Mrs and Mrs Loving. As recently as 1967, the (...)

The FBI succeeded in accessing the San Bernardino iPhone by using a hacker. Photograph: AFP

In early 2003, FBI agents hit a roadblock in a secret investigation, called Operation Trail Mix. For months, agents had been intercepting phone calls (...)

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