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Former US vice president Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris debate racial issues as Senator Bernie Sanders listens during the second night of the first US Democratic presidential election debate in Miami, last Thursday. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

In January, a reporter contacted the nascent Biden campaign to request an interview. She wanted to ask the former US vice president about lingering cr(...)

John Bolton, the US national security adviser, looking on from the background as President Donald Trump meets with Nato secretary general Jens Stoltenberg at the White House. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

Only one person can save us from the dangerous belligerent in the White House. And that person is Donald Trump. How screwed up is that? Will the pre(...)

Former Texas Congressman and Democratic party presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke: The 46 year old offers the politics of feelings. Photograph: Stephen Maturen/AFP

The heavens part. The light shines down. The rise in the oceans begins to slow. The world is once more bathed in the mystical glow of a messiah. Our r(...)

Former president Barack Obama congratulates Donald Trump after the latter’s inauguration speech. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

When I was in Reykjavik in August, Icelanders were bragging about putting the corrupt bankers who ravaged their economy in prison. In the US, it works(...)

Former Democratic senator and presidential hopeful Gary Hart: “I bear a very heavy burden of responsibility.” Photograph: Nick Cote/The New York Times

As we fantasise about a parallel universe, where America is not a joke and our president cares about other human beings, the same questions keep swirl(...)

O Emperor’s farewell record, Jason, masterfully captures the true essence of music with 16 spectacular compositions conceived with unfiltered imaginat(...)

Protesters outside the federal courthouse in Alexandria, Virginia, on Tuesday. Photograph: Gabriella Demczuk/ The New York Times

Paul Manafort’s lead bookkeeper testified on Thursday that she was unaware of his financial holdings outside the United States, as prosecutors presse(...)

A mourner reads a sympathy card left for Anthony Bourdain at a make shift memorial outside the building that once housed Le Halles restaurant on Park Avenue. Photograph: Mary Altaffer/AP Photo

Over the last few weeks America has lost some of its brightest lights. Ten days ago, designer Kate Spade was found dead in her Manhattan apartment. Th(...)

Capt Dara Fitzpatrick, who died along with her crewmates Capt Mark Duffy, Ciarán Smith and Paul Ormsby while on a search and rescue mission in March. Photograph: Cyril Byrne
Rest in peace ... They died in 2017
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  • December 28, 2017, 06:00

JANUARY 8 – Peter Sarstedt, English singer/songwriter – Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)? – age 75 9 – TK Whitaker, economist and former public servan(...)

Stephen Bannon, who left his role as Donald Trump’s chief strategist last Friday.  The president believed that Bannon had been leaking unauthorised stories about infighting inside the administration for months before he ultimately took action.  Photograph:  Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

John Kelly, the new White House chief of staff, told Stephen Bannon in late July that he needed to go: No need for it to get messy, Kelly told Bannon,(...)

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