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Anti-abortion protesters embrace each other outside the US supreme court of the United States after it struck down a controversial Louisiana state abortion law in Washington, DC. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

The US supreme court has struck down a court ruling in Louisiana which would have limited the number of abortion providers in the state to a single cl(...)

Sil Fox at Dublin District Court. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

I first heard about the allegation against Sil Fox when I was reporting Brendan Grace’s funeral in July 2019. Poor Sil, people said, dropping their vo(...)

Judge Justin Walker is sworn in on May 6th. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Pool/ AFP via Getty

As coronavirus kept most Americans confined at home this week, the Senate was back in session at the US Capitol. Dismissing the lockdown, Senate major(...)

Joe Biden  is known for being sometimes warmly, sometimes inappropriately, hands-on with men and women. What Reade accuses him of is a crime and seems completely out of character.  Photograph: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque

One of my quarantine diversions was revisiting the first season of Mad Men, where women in the workplace were sexual playthings and where a young woma(...)

Democrat candidate Joe Biden: supporters point out he is  running on a much more progressive platform than is generally thought. Photograph: Tracie Van Auken

This week marked a year since former US vice-president Joe Biden entered the presidential race, launching his campaign in a union hall in Pittsburgh. (...)

US president Donald Trump on Tuesday. Dr Rick Bright, who led the US vaccine agency, says he was moved from his post after questioning a coronavirus treatment embraced by Trump. Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

A senior US government doctor who worked on the search for a coronavirus vaccine has claimed he was fired after resisting Donald Trump’s push to use (...)

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders address supporters during a campaign rally in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, on March 8th, 2020. Photograph:  Jeff Kowalsky/AFP via Getty

The sun may be shining on this spring afternoon in Grand Rapids, Michigan, but you can feel the bracing wind blow in from Lake Michigan 50km away. Thi(...)

Under president Trump, there has been no shortage of scandal, intrigue or drama.  Photograph: Stefani Reynolds/CNP/Bloomberg

Once upon a time, I was completely and utterly besotted with American politics. As a teenager, I was so taken with Barack Obama’s message of hope and (...)

US president Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump  board Air Force One in New Delhi prior to their return to the US from India on Tuesday. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

US president Donald Trump on Tuesday called the conviction of former film mogul Harvey Weinstein on two sex crime charges “a great victory” for women (...)

Pete Buttigieg, a Democratic candidate for president, during a campaign event in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on Tuesday, February 4th, 2020. Photograph: Alyssa Schukar/The New York Times

US Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg has taken the lead in the Iowa caucuses in a major boost for the 38 year-old mayor as the primary season gets u(...)

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