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Larry Kelly at the New Jewish Home in Manhattan on July 14th. Larry got the virus just as the pandemic hit New York, and his personal catastrophe mirrors the city’s. The worst may be behind him but the wreckage is not. Photograph: Heather Sten/The New York Times

On Saturday, March 28th, Dawn Kelly got the phone call summoning her to the hospital to say goodbye to her husband, Larry. A palliative care social wo(...)

The group Save Our Streets holds a peace march near the scene in Brooklyn where a one-year-old child, Davell Gardner jnr, was shot and killed. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

The shooting death of one-year-old Davell Gardner at a barbecue in Brooklyn last Sunday evening was surely heartbreaking. It was also another ominous (...)

A volunteer giving  directions at a walk-in Covid-19 test site  in Los Angeles, California. Photograph: Getty Images

US president Donald Trump plans to travel to South Dakota as planned on Friday for an Independence Day celebration despite an alarming rise in coronav(...)

US president Donald Trump: Accused his Democratic rival Joe Biden of wanting to defund the police. Photograph:  Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump accused the Democratic Party of wanting to “defund and abandon” the police, as the issue of police reform moved centre-stage(...)

Anti-racism protesters march   in Denver, Colorado, on Saturday. Photograph: Jason Connolly/AFP via Getty Images

Ever since people across the US began pouring into the streets to protest police violence, Dakota Patton has driven two hours each day to rally on the(...)

Demonstrators gather on 16th Street and the portion newly named Black Lives Matter Plaza. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty

US president Donald Trump resumed his attacks on political opponents on Sunday, a day after more than 10,000 gathered in Washington DC to demonstrate (...)

Demonstrators over the death of George Floyd are arrested for a curfew violation in Los Angeles on  Wednesday. Photograph: Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP

A former mayor of Minneapolis is blaming leaders of the local police union for fostering an “us-versus-them” culture that hinders oversight of officer(...)

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden: “Too often just the colour of your skin puts your life at risk.”  Photograph: Jim Watson

Presidential candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday denounced Donald Trump’s threat to deploy the US military to deal with protesters, as demonstrations again(...)

A man raises his arms during a demonstration in Atlanta, Georgia on Monday against the death of George Floyd in police custody. Photograph:  Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images

The family of George Floyd, whose death in police custody in Minneapolis sparked protests across the world, has called for the four men involved in th(...)

People walk along the East River on Monday, US Memorial Day, in New York. Photograph: Jason Szenes/EPA

Just over a year ago, before the modern plague descended, Manhattan’s Hudson Yards threw a launch party that was Versailles-like in its overabundance (...)

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