Heidi Heitkamp

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 Stacey Abrams, the Demcratic candidae for governor of Georgia: “In a civilised nation, the machinery of democracy should work for everyone, everywhere.” Photograph: Jessica McGowan/Getty Images

The US midterm elections brought significant gains for Democrats, who retook the House of Representatives and snatched several governorships from the (...)

A White House staff member reaches for the microphone held by CNN’s Jim Acosta as he questions US president Donald Trump during a news conference following Tuesday’s midterm US congressional elections. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

CNN’s chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta has been banned from the White House, after a tense interaction with US president Donald Trump at a p(...)

House minority leader Nancy Pelosi. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

House minority leader Nancy Pelosi has pledged to work constructively with US president Donald Trump as the Democrats prepare to take control of the H(...)

Comedian Amy Schumer (left) is led away after she was arrested during a protest against the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Photograph: Getty

More than 300 protesters, including the comedian Amy Schumer, have been arrested at the US Capitol in Washington as they made a final, desperate appea(...)

US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Prof Christine Blasey Ford, testify in Washington. Photograph: Jim Bourg/Reuters

Two weeks of chaos clouding Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation process culminated Thursday in a hearing that was stunning, even in a t(...)

Brett Kavanaugh is congratulated by Donald Trump after the US president nominated him as a justice of the supreme court. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

When Donald Trump strode into the East Room of the White House on Monday night to face the cameras, the US president could barely contain his smile. (...)

CIA director Mike Pompeo testifying before the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee in Washington on April 12th. The   committee  on Monday approved the confirmation of Mr Pompeo to be the next secretary of state. Photograph: Lawrence Jackson/The New York Times

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee narrowly endorsed Mike Pompeo as secretary of state after Republican Rand Paul withdrew his opposition on Monda(...)

US president Donald Trump at the launch of the Boeing Dreamliner 787-10, where he pledged to  bring jobs back to the United States. Photograph: Sean Rayford/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump has warned US companies they will face harsh financial penalties if they fire American workers and move manufacturing overse(...)

 Native American and other activists celebrate after learning an easement had been denied for the Dakota Access Pipeline at Oceti Sakowin Camp on the edge of the Standing Rock Sioux reservation on Sunday outside Cannon Ball, North Dakota. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Thousands of protesters in North Dakota celebrated on Monday after the US federal government ruled against a controversial pipeline project. But they(...)

The San Bernadino gunman Syed Rizwan Farook pictured in his Californian  driver’s licence.  The shooting  rampage by Farook and his wife  Tashfeen Malik   left 14 dead. Photograph: California Department of Motor Vehicles/Handout/Reuters

It happens all too often and the response – and lack of any follow-up action to prevent it happening again – is all too familiar. It is easy to list o(...)

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