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Jay Powell: confirmed for a second term as Fed chair. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

The US Senate has confirmed Jay Powell to serve a second term as chair of the Federal Reserve, capping off a series of historic votes that have reshap(...)

Former US attorney general William Barr says Donald Trump surrounded himself with ‘whack jobs from outside the government, who fed him a steady diet of comforting but unsupported conspiracy theories’. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm / AFP

In a new memoir, the former US attorney general William Barr says Donald Trump must not be the Republican candidate for president in 2024. The man he(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin. Photograph: Sergei Guneyev/Sputnik/AFP via Getty

What has surprised me most about the history I have lived through is how often we get dragged on demented, destructive rides by leaders who put their (...)

Jimmy Neary inside his restaurant on East 57th Street in New York in 2019. Photo: Michelle V. Agins/The New York Times

Jimmy Neary never threw a pass, caught a touchdown or made a tackle in his life but ended up as the only Irishman with two Super Bowl rings and a foot(...)

US secretary of state Colin Powell speaks adresses the United Nations Security Council in 2003 ahead of the Iraq War. Photograph: Stephen Chernin/Getty Images

Colin Powell, who served Democratic and Republican presidents in war and peace but whose sterling reputation was forever stained when he went before t(...)

Former US president Bill Clinton. Photograph:  Martin Bureau/AFP via Getty

Former US president Bill Clinton is recovering after two days of treatment for an infection in a California hospital, his doctors said on Thursday. (...)

 Jimmy  and    Rosalynn Carter at their home in Plains, Georgia. Photograph: Erin Schaff/New York Times

Jimmy Carter, a midshipman in the US Naval Academy, wanted to marry Rosalynn Smith, a girl he met on the day she was born and knew mostly as his siste(...)

Former US president George W Bush: Described his position as “border enforcement with a compassionate touch”.Photograph: Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images

Within months of Donald Trump’s surprise election victory in November 2016, a new T-shirt began to appear at vendor stalls across America. “Miss me y(...)

Rosalynn Carter stands on the front porch of her home as she watches US president Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden leave, after a visit with her husband, former president Jimmy Carter, in Plains, Georgia, on Thursday. Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

Joe Biden has respect for his elders. And there aren’t that many of them. Before the president’s rally near Atlanta on Thursday, he and Jill went out(...)

Actor Olympia Dukakis is pictured in Hollywood, California, in 2013. Photograph: Joe Klamar/AFP via Getty Images

Olympia Dukakis, who won an Oscar for her performance as a sardonic, middle-aged mother who advises her headstrong daughter on matters of love in the (...)

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