A Florida National guardsman directs drivers of cars waiting at a coronavirus testing site outside of Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. Photograph: AP

Florida banned alcohol consumption at its bars on Friday as the coronavirus threatened to spiral out of control in the state. The move came as Florid(...)

Joe Biden speaks via video link  at the funeral service for George Floyd inHouston, Texas, on Tuesday. Photograph: David J Phillip/EPA

Until now, Joe Biden has made a dry and quiet case for his election as US president. He may not have pledged a “return to normalcy” (a tainted phrase (...)

Tianna Bartoletta in action at the 2016 US Olympic trials at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. Photograph: Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Her name probably doesn’t mean a lot to you. Tianna Bartoletta is one for the athletics heads. She’s the reigning Olympic long jump champion, if that (...)

A rally is held outside the court on the day of a hearing for the white men accused in the killing of unarmed black jogger Ahmaud Arbery in Brunswick, Georgia, US. Photograph: Erik S. Lesser/EPA

One of the white men charged in the Georgia killing of Ahmaud Arbery used a racial slur after shooting the unarmed black man, an investigator for the (...)

People at a Black Lives Matter protest rally outside the US Embassy in Dublin on Monday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

In the midst of a pandemic that has already claimed more than 100,000 lives and a deep depression, the United States now finds itself convulsed by the(...)

US president Donald Trump makes a statement to the press in the Rose Garden about restoring “law and order” in the wake of protests at the White House. Photograph:  Somodevilla/Getty Images)

US president Donald Trump on Monday vowed to end violent protests in major cities across the nation “now,” saying that he would deploy the military if(...)

A protester prays in front of the memorial of George Floyd who died in police custody on Monday in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photograph: Kerem Yuce/AFP via Getty Images

Four Minneapolis police officers who were involved in the arrest of a black man who died in police custody have been fired after a bystander’s video s(...)

The Minnesota Lynx raise the Championship trophy after defeating the Los Angeles Sparks in Game Five of the 2017 WNBA Finals  in Minneapolis. Photograph: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

When they tell you sport and politics don’t mix, what they mean to say is the politics I don’t agree with do not mix with the sport I love. While in r(...)

Minneapolis Mayor Betsey Hodges  tries to hold a press conference to announce the resignation of Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau as protesters shout. Photograph: Craig Lassig/EPA

Minneapolis police chief Janee Harteau resigned on Friday at the request of the city’s mayor, who said that she and the community had lost confidence (...)

Mohamed Noor poses for a photo at a community event welcoming him to the Minneapolis police force in 2016. Photograph: City of Minneapolis/AP

Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull called the fatal shooting of an Australian woman by a Minneapolis police officer over the weekend “shockin(...)

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