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People wearing masks wait to cross the street in Hollywood, California, on Monday,  on the second day of the return of the indoor mask mandate in Los Angeles County due to a spike in coronavirus cases. Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images

The ripple of unease across Europe over rising Covid-19 case numbers manifested itself stateside this week as the threat of the Delta variant became a(...)

Kathryn Garcia, a Democratic candidate for New York City mayor, does yoga in Times Square in Manhattan on Sunday. Photograph: Michelle V Agins/The New York Times

New Yorkers go to the polls on Tuesday to choose the Democratic candidate for the city’s mayoral election, as the race for votes went down to the wire(...)

Donald Trump jnr tosses campaign hats to the crowd before his father arrives on stage to announce his candidacy for a second presidential term in June 2019 in Orlando, Florida. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty

It started with an invocation. Shortly before the arrival of Donald Trump jnr to the small trucking depot on the outskirts of Toledo, Ohio, the young (...)

Signs advertise indoor dining on a Manhattan street as New York restaurants open their doors to 25 per cent capacity caps. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty

Manhattan’s skyline is one of the world’s most recognisable sights, its soaring skyscrapers and sparkling steel a symbol of American energy and modern(...)

US secretary of education Betsy DeVos listens as vice-president Mike Pence speaks during a White House coronavirus task force briefing in Washington, DC, on Wednesday. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg

The United States reached a new milestone on Wednesday, reporting three million confirmed cases of coronavirus, the highest of any country in the worl(...)

US president Donald  Trump declines to take questions from journalists  in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, on Friday. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/EPA

US president Donald Trump reiterated his call for state governors to suppress protesters as he urged authorities to “dominate the streets” during the (...)

New York governor Andrew Cuomo said he had had a “very good conversation” with Mr Trump during a visit to the White House. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/Bloomberg

US president Donald Trump has suspended green card applications for 60 days, as he revealed details of his plan to halt immigration in response to the(...)

 Robert Redfield, director of the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times

America’s Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended that large events and mass gatherings of more than 50 people should be cance(...)

Protesters opposed to Amazon’s  New York campus on the steps of city hall in New York. Photograph: Hiroko Masuike/The New York Times

Amazon is pulling out of its plan to build a second headquarters in New York following widespread local resistance to the project. The decision is a (...)