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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(...)

US attorney general William Barr. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

The US justice department has said the federal government will resume executing death-row inmates for the first time since 2003. Attorney general Wi(...)

President Donald Trump during an announcement in the Rose Garden at the White House, in Washington on July 11th. Photograph: New York Times

US president Donald Trump abandoned his controversial bid to demand citizenship details from all respondents in next year’s census, instead directing (...)

Donald Trump: highlighted his nomination of conservative judges since his election. Photograph: Olivier Douliery/Bloomberg

US president Donald Trump has weighed in on the abortion debate, arguing that he will deliver a strongly anti-abortion agenda if re-elected in 2020. (...)

Light from the setting sun shines on the supreme court in Washington, US. Photograph:  Joshua Roberts/Reuters

The US supreme court on Tuesday let president Donald Trump enforce his policy barring certain transgender people from joining or staying in the milita(...)

 President Donald Trump has warned the government shutdown could last for years. Photograph: Bloomberg

Sunday is day 16 of a partial government shutdown that US president Donald Trump said could go on for months or years, if he is not given funding for (...)

 US president Donald Trump shakes hands with US supreme court chief justice John Roberts  in Washington in February last year. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/AFP/Getty Images

US chief justice John Roberts on Wednesday strongly defended the federal judiciary a day after president Donald Trump referred to a judge who ruled ag(...)

Trump 2020: the US president has already created a formidable re-election campaign. Photograph: Bloomberg

They were billed as the most important midterm elections in decades, as Americans went to the polls on Tuesday to deliver their first political verdic(...)

US president Donald Trump. Photograph: Al Drago/Reuters

US president Donald Trump is considering taking executive action to bar migrants, including asylum-seekers, from entering the country at the southern (...)

A San Francisco jury ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto to pay $289 million to a former school groundskeeper dying of cancer. Photograph: AP

A San Francisco jury has awarded $289 million dollars (€253 million) to a former school groundsman who claimed Monsanto’s popular Roundup weed killer (...)

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