Judge Amy Coney Barrett, US president Donald Trump’s nominee for the supreme court, in Washington on October 1st. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/New York Times

On a winter afternoon in 2018, Judge Amy Coney Barrett rose to speak in Notre Dame Law School’s wood-panelled courtroom and thanked the people gathere(...)

White House physician Sean Conley answers questions alongside by other doctors, during an update on the condition of US president Donald Trump at Walter Reed Medical Center in Maryland on Monday. Photograph:  Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

Sean Conley’s appearance in front of the television cameras on Monday was everything Donald Trump wanted to see from one of his advisers: it was confi(...)

A high-security facility near what is believed to be a re-education camp where mostly Muslim ethnic minorities are detained, on the outskirts of Hotan, in China’s northwestern Xinjiang region. File photograph: Greg Baker/AFP via Getty

As China faced rising international censure last year over its mass internment of Muslim minorities, officials asserted that the indoctrination camps (...)

Jessica Krug – a history professor at George Washington University in the US capital focusing on Africa – said she had been pretending to be black “for the better part” of her adult life. Photograph: Getty Images

A university in the US is investigating the case of a history professor who apparently pretended to be a black woman for her entire career. In a blog(...)

A journalist bleeding after police fired tear gas and rubber bullets in Minneapolis, Minnesota, at the weekend. Photograph:  Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images

“I’ve never seen anything like this,” CNN anchor John Berman said, as the network broadcast the arrest of his colleagues covering protests in Minneapo(...)

US  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announcing that articles of impeachment are to be drawn up against US president Donald Trump. Photograph:  Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

US president Donald Trump faces an impeachment vote as early as this month after the top Democrat in Congress ordered that charges against him should(...)

Professor  Jonathan Turley at  a House judiciary committee hearing on the impeachment of US president Donald Trump on Wednesday. He said that Trump was “allowed” to go to court to block witnesses and that it would be an abuse of power for Congress to treat that as an impeachable act of obstruction. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

Are House Democrats making a mistake by moving swiftly to impeach President Donald Trump when some facts remain hidden about whether he abused his pow(...)

Noah Feldman of Harvard Law School  and Pamela Karlan of Stanford Law School  during a House judiciary committee hearing on the impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump in Washington on Wednesday. Photograph: Tom Brenner/Reuters

US president Donald Trump’s actions towards Ukraine constitute impeachable conduct, three legal scholars testified on Wednesday, as the House judiciar(...)

 US president Donald Trump speaks to reporters before departing the White House en route to New York. Photograph:/Erin Scott / EPA

A US federal judge in Oregon temporarily blocked a Trump administration proclamation that would have required prospective immigrants to prove they wou(...)

You may or may not have heard of Gab, a social networking site that touts itself as an alternative to Twitter, “champion[ing] free speech, individual (...)

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