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US president Donald Trump and attorney general William Barr at the White House in May. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

As someone with a knack for controlling the media narrative, Donald Trump’s carefully timed announcement of William Barr’s departure on Monday night d(...)

President-elect Joe Biden introduces retired US army general Lloyd Austin (left) his nominee to be secretary of defense, in Wilmington, Delaware on Wednesday. Photograph: Hilary Swift/The New York Times

US president-elect Joe Biden has staunchly defended his choice to lead the Pentagon, amid signs of significant backlash from Democrats and Republicans(...)

Democratic Senate candidate Mark Kelly and  his wife, former congresswoman Gaby Giffords,  in Phoenix, Arizona. Photograph: EPA/RIck D’Elia

The eyes of the world will turn to the US this week as one of the most consequential presidential elections in history takes place, yet the race to th(...)

Paul Manafort,  US president Donald Trump’s former campaign manager. His breach of his plea deal means he is likely to face a much tougher prison sentence than previously thought probable. File photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

William Barr has been confirmed as the next attorney general of the United States, replacing Jeff Sessions who was fired by President Donald Trump in (...)

US senator Cindy Hyde-Smith with President Donald Trump: said she would be in the “front row” if invited to a “public hanging”. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst

US president Donald Trump will travel to Mississippi on Monday in a bid to shore up support for Republican candidate Cindy Hyde-Smith ahead of Tuesday(...)

 Kellyanne Conway,  special counsellor to the president: government officials are prohibited from using their positions for partisan political purposes. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

White House aide Kellyanne Conway broke federal ethics rules during two television interviews last year, the US government ethics agency said on Tuesd(...)

Sally Hawkins and Doug Jones in The Shape of Water, directed by Guillermo del Toro

Be in no doubt. The current, slight favourite for the best picture Oscar is a lovely thing. It has taken over 60 years, but Guillermo del Toro has tu(...)

Richard Jenkins: Oacar-nominated for The Shape of Water. Photograph: Jeff Vespa/WireImage

It’s the morning after the London premiere of Guillermo Del Toro’s The Shape of Water, and Richard Jenkins – one of that film’s stars – is still marve(...)

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon (left) at a meeting between US president Donald Trump (background right) and congressional leaders in the White House in Washington last February. File photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

US president Donald Trump on Wednesday blasted former White House adviser Steve Bannon as having “lost his mind” in the fallout over damaging comments(...)

Roy Moore: Republican candidate faced accusations of sexual misconduct with teenage girls. Photograph: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

Alabama’s secretary of state said on Thursday that Democrat Doug Jones would be certified the winner of the state’s US Senate race despite a legal cha(...)

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