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Former US president Barack Obama speaking during the funeral of late civil rights leader John Lewis in Atlanta on Thursday. Photograph:  Alyssa Pointer/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

Barack Obama called for sweeping reform to US voting laws during his eulogy at the funeral of civil rights activist and veteran congressman John Lewis(...)

Donald Trump’s election comments came after gross domestic product figures revealed that the US is in the throes of the biggest economic slowdown since the 1940s. Photograph: EPA

US president Donald Trump’s suggestion that November’s presidential election should be delayed, citing unsubstantiated postal voting concerns, prompte(...)

 Demonstrators march to protest against the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died in police custody, in Los Angeles on Saturday. Photograph: Ariana Drehsler/AFP via Getty Images

The novelist William Faulkner said: “The past is not dead. It is not even past.” The past 72 hours of burning US cities triggered parallels with 1968 (...)

US president Donald Trump signed an executive order that might strip liability protection from social media sites. Photograph: Saul Martinez/Getty Images

C’mon, @Jack. You can do it. Throw on some Kendrick Lamar and get your head in the right space. Pour yourself a big old glass of salt juice. Draw an(...)

 Morne Du Plessis leads out his team against the British Lions in 1980 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Photograph: Getty Images

No issue has divided or caused more controversy in rugby than apartheid, and specifically the sport’s links with South Africa and the Springboks while(...)

David Norris in one of the reception rooms of his restored Georgian home. Norris was the winner of Celebrity Home of the Year 2017. Photograph: Ruth Medjber

Some time ago a Danish TV company hit upon an interesting idea: that if you can have contests for everything from singing and baking to modelling and (...)

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton do battle in the US presidential election

Tuesday is election day in the United States which, depending on who you ask, is somewhere between just another election and the End of Days. Here’s (...)

Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton is depicted as an angel, Republican candidate Donald Trump as a devil, with former vice-president Dick Cheney looking on, at a Halloween display in Georgia. Photograph: Erik S Lesser/EPA

“Imagine a bowl of red raspberries,” says Tom Houck in a gravelly voice, followed by a laugh, “and in the middle you have a real blue blueberry.” Th(...)

Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump jeers the media in front a crowd of supporters in July  in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Photograph:  John Moore/Getty Images

Richard Ford My old mentor and friend Shelby Foote used to say that a person couldn’t understand the US without understanding the American civil wa(...)

Police officers stand guard during a protest in Times Square in support of the Black lives matter movement in New York on July 09, 2016.   AFP PHOTO / KENA BETANCUR

The centre is not holding. We are not a country in open revolution. We are not a country under enemy siege. We are the United States of America in th(...)

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