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An undated booking photo of Daniel Lee Lewis in Spokane, Washington. Photograph: Spokane Police Department /AFP via Getty Images

The first federal execution in 17 years is set to go ahead on Monday after a US appeals court overturned a lower court injunction, saying a lawsuit by(...)

Joe Biden: Biden’s gaffes, logorrhoea, puffery and handsiness are part of the messy package that is Uncle Joe. So are his empathy, sentimentality and loyalty. Photograph: Christopher Dolan/The Times-Tribune via AP

Sleepy Joe and Creepy Joe haven’t worked. So now they’re trying Sticky-Fingered Joe. After Joe Biden gave his big economic speech in Dunmore, Pennsylv(...)

Ireland’s Katie Taylor drops to her knees after being announced as the winner of the women’s lightweight final against Russia’s Sofya Ochigava at the ExCel Arena during the 2012 London Olympics. Photograph: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images

Day one. It was her dad Pete who suggested using a private room at the back of the building. Being Katie Taylor had started to kick in. Already it was(...)

US president Donald Trump  on the South Lawn of the White House on June 21st after his return from a campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Photograph: Patrick Semansky/AP

For a long time, Republicans have brandished the same old narrative to try to scare their way into the White House. Their candidates were presented as(...)

US president Donald Trump pumps his fist as he walks on the South Lawn after arriving at the White House,  in Washington, DC, on Thursday. Photograph: AP Photo/Alex Brandon

US president Donald Trump’s administration has petitioned the US supreme court to invalidate the Obamacare law introduced by his predecessor that adde(...)

A motorcyclist flies a Confederate flag during a protest against a coronavirus stay-at-home order  in Olympia, Washington state, on May 9th. Photograph: Jason Redmond/AFP via Getty Images

Once in a while America’s former slave states resemble one of those horror movies in which the monster keeps lurching back to life. There have been en(...)

‘It will feel positively patriotic to spend money at surf schools this summer.’ File photograph: Eamon Ward

Later, when the documentary we are living through is finished, part of the soundtrack of this particular episode will be all those radio ads telling u(...)

Dads: Bryce Dallas Howard with her father, Ron Howard. Photograph: Apple TV+

When Bryce Dallas Howard started making the documentary Dads, her family was clear: this was not going to be about them. The actor’s father, Ron, the (...)

The US supreme court ruled that the president cannot abolish the DACA programme which protects immigrants who came to the United States as children. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump’s immigration policy has received a major setback, as the country’s supreme court ruled that the president cannot abolish th(...)

US vice-president Joe Biden with Chinese president Xi Jinping in Beijing in 2013. Photograph: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

The US commitment to Europe is noble, a human-lifetime old and vastly successful. That does not stop it being slightly weird. Thirty years after the f(...)

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