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A derailed Amtrak car can be seen up the tracks near a crossing after an early morning collision with a CSX freight train on Saturdayin Cayce, South Carolina. Photograph: Logan Cyrus/AFP/Getty Images

A locked track switch is being blamed for the collision of an Amtrak passenger train with a freight train that killed two people and injured more tha(...)

US president Donald Trump has repeatedly complained about his treatment by federal investigators.  Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump has authorised the release of a controversial memo which documents alleged failings in the FBI’s approach to the surveillanc(...)

US president Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of   Congress in Washington on Tuesday night. Photograph: Jim Bourg/Reuters

US president Donald Trump pledged to make America great “for all Americans” in his inaugural State of the Union address, though he failed to offer sub(...)

As expected, last night Donald Trump sought to strike a note of unity. He began his speech with a pledge to make America great again “for all Americans.”

As the great and the good of Washington’s political elite filed into the hallowed chamber of the House of Representatives on Tuesday night, a quiet hu(...)

Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Devin Nunes walks past reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Republicans on the committee have voted to release a contentious secret memorandum said to accuse the  FBI of misusing their authority. Photograph: New York Times

Tensions between Republicans and US intelligence agencies deepened last night after the House Intelligence Committee voted to release a memo detailing(...)

US president Donald Trump: is expected to strike a conciliatory tone in his state of the union speech, focusing on tax reform, immigration and infrastructure plans. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/ Getty

President Donald Trump promises a “big speech, an important speech” when he addresses a joint session of the United States Congress on Tuesday night.(...)

FLOTUS Melania Trump. Photograph: Al Drago/Bloomberg

Melania has learned a few things from the master. The first lady will never be as brilliant at trolling as her husband. He is an idiot-savant who play(...)

Larry Nassar (right) with his defence lawyer Matt Newberg during the sentencing phase in Ingham County Circuit Court, Michigan, on January 24th, 2018. Photograph: Getty Images

They rose, one by one, to take the stand at a small courthouse in suburban Michigan. In a week-long sentencing hearing more than 150 women told their (...)

US president Donald Trump prepares to board Air Force One in Zurich following his speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, today. Photograph: Tom Brenner/The New York Times

US president Donald Trump returned from the World Economic Forum in Davos to face a wave of new allegations involving the Russia investigation, includ(...)

Dublin players celebrate their third All-Ireland victory in a row following the narrow victory over Mayo at Croke Park lasat September. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Other points from Páraic Duffy’s 2018 annual report 1) Dublin: “Neither on competitiveness grounds nor on account of the unfairness of depriving Dubl(...)

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