Donald Trump: false claims of election fraud continue to resonate with millions of his supporters. Photograph: Erin Schaff/New York Times

Facebook will announce on Wednesday whether it will continue to ban Donald Trump from its platform, as the former president reiterated unsubstantiated(...)

If New York had counted 89 more people than the 20.2 million registered, the state would have held on to all of its 27 its seats in the House of Representatives. Instead, one of its seats when to Minnesota. Photograph: Ed Jones/AFP via Getty

In the end it came down to a shortage of just 89 residents. As the US Census Bureau reported its first batch of census figures this week, it emerged t(...)

A body is taken from a   FedEx facility in Indianapolis, Indiana, where a  gunman on Thursday killed eight people and injured at least seven in a mass shooting. Photograph: A J Mast/The New York Times

Eight people lost their lives and several more were injured when a shooter opened fire at a FedEx centre in Indiana, the latest mass shooting to occur(...)

President Joe Biden speaks about gun regulations from the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington on Thursday. Photograph: Amr Alfiky/The New York Times

US president Joe Biden has announced several executive actions at tightening rules on gun ownership as he described the gun violence epidemic in the (...)

In this image from video, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies during a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing at the US Capitol in Washington on THursday. Photograph: House Energy and Commerce Committee via AP

The CEOs of America’s biggest technology companies faced a grilling on Thursday from Congress about the January 6th insurrection at the Capitol, as pr(...)

US vice-president Kamala Harris: ‘There is no reason why we have assault weapons on the streets of a civil society. They are weapons of war.’ Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

The Biden administration has played down the prospect of changing US gun laws through executive order, reiterating calls for Congress to act, followin(...)

Customers  leaving  the King Soopers  store in Boulder, Colorado,   following the fatal mass  shooting. Photograph:  Hart Van Denburg/Colorado Public Radio via AP

US president Joe Biden urged Congress to pass stringent gun-control measures as the US reeled from its seventh mass shooting in a week after a gunman (...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin will also speak with US vice-president Kamala Harris and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. File photograph: Julien Behal

Virtual meetings with US president Joe Biden, vice-president Kamala Harris and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi will headline Taoiseach Micheál Marti(...)

US president Joe Biden signs the American Rescue Plan Bill with vice-president Kamala Harris looking on, in the Oval Office, in the White House, on Thursday. Photograph: Doug Mills / EPA/ POOL

US president Joe Biden will host a joint meeting with the leaders of Japan, India and Australia on Friday, as the new administration seeks to counterb(...)

US president Joe Biden’s call for bipartisanship has fallen at the first hurdle, a harbinger of the challenge every piece of his agenda will face. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

The passing of US president Joe Biden’s first legislative intitiative, a €1.6 trillion pandemic relief bill, his “American Rescue Plan”, is a notable (...)

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