White House chief of staff Reince Priebus (right) and White House chief strategist Steve Bannon during the CPAC  in National Harbor, Maryland. Photograph:  Alex Wong/Getty Images

As Republican congressmen return to their home states to face many angry constituents during this week’s Congressional recess, the great and the good (...)

‘In a study, more than 80% of students believed that an online article identified by the words ‘sponsored content’ was a real news story, even when they understood the term.’

Think your teens are internet savvy? Think again. The Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) published research last November which looked at how cap(...)

Guns on display inside the Ohio Gun, Knife & Military Show at the Summit County Fairgrounds in Tallmadge, Ohio. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

Gun control-related ballot measures in four American states are expected to pass, opinion polls are showing, after gun safety advocates poured a massi(...)

At the New York pride march in June, 49 members of Gays Against Guns dressed in white to represent the lives lost in the Orlando nightclub massacre. Photograph: Monika Graff/Getty Images

The LGBT community centre in Greenwich Village in Manhattan is, as you’d expect, bustling. Christopher Street, birthplace of the gay-rights movement, (...)

 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton departs the stage following the third and final US presidential debate with Republican nominee Donald Trump  at the Thomas & Mack Centre  on the campus of the University of Las Vegas. Photograph: Paul J Richards/AFP/Getty Images

Republican nominee Donald Trump refused to say on Wednesday night that he would accept the results of the presidential election, rejecting American po(...)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally in  Miami, Florida, on Friday. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Donald Trump called for disarming the bodyguards who protect his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton on Friday, and mused about the consequences of such(...)

The clock tower at the University of Texas in Austin, the spot from which Charles Whitman carried out a mass shooting fifty years ago. A new state law permits concealed firearms to be carried inside campus buildings. Photograph: Ilana Panich-Linsman/The New York Times.

The University of Texas has marked the 50th anniversary of a slaughter that thrust mass shootings into the US national consciousness as a new law allo(...)

A single white rose is left at the edge of the South Pool of the 911 Memorial atop the area of the memorial for New York City Police  officers killed in the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, following the deadly shootings of police officers in Dallas, Texas, July 8th, 2016. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

In a country where it’s easier to obtain a semi-automatic gun than to obtain healthcare, a fragile mind can wreak havoc on a fragile political culture(...)

President Barack Obama: “Gun violence requires more than moments of silence. It requires action. In failing that test, the Senate failed the American people.” Photograph: Stephen Crowley/The New York Times

The White House accused US senators of a “shameful display of cowardice” on Tuesday and said they failed the American people by not advancing any gun (...)

 Democratic Senator from Florida Bill Nelson (C) speaks to the media after a series of procedural votes on gun legislation in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 20th June 2016. The four amendments (two from Republicans and two from Democrats) all of which failed, were proposed in the wake of the Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting, during which a total of 50 people, including the suspect gunman, were killed and 53 were injured in a mass shooting attack at an LGBT club in Orlando, Florida, in the early hours of 12th June. The shooter was killed in an exchange of fire with the police after taking hostages at the club. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

The US Senate on Monday rejected four measures restricting gun sales after last week’s massacre in an Orlando nightclub, dealing a bitter setback to a(...)

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