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Single-adult male detainees stand inside a holding area inside the Border Patrol station in McAllen, Texas on July12th. Photograph: Veronica G. Cardenas/Reuters

US vice president Mike Pence played down reports of overcrowding and unsanitary conditions at two migrant detention centres in Texas that he visited o(...)

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(...)

Protesters are arrested during a demonstration in Washington in opposition to US president Donald Trump’s supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and in support for Dr Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

The woman who has accused US supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of assault more than 30 years ago has said she will testify next week if the Senate(...)

 US president Donald Trump and Polish president Andrzej Sebastian Duda at the White House in Washington, DC.  Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump waded into the sexual assault controversy surrounding Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination on Tuesday, expressing sympathy with the (...)

President Donald Trump’s supreme court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, testifies before a US Senate committee on Capitol Hill, in Washington, on Wednesday. Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AP

US supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh faced tough questions about his views on abortion in his third full day in front of members of the senate jud(...)

A demonstrator is removed by US Capitol police during a  confirmation hearing for supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Chaotic scenes unfolded on Capitol Hill yesterday as Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh faced his first day of questioning by the Senate Judiciary (...)

Adin Chistian (16), student of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, with his mother, next to the crosses and Stars of David to commemorate Parkland, Florida victims. Photograph: Reuters

US president Donald Trump supports efforts to improve the national background check system for gun purchasers, the White House said on Monday, potenti(...)

A view of the Capitol through a Senate office building. The federal government on Friday shut down for the second time so far this year. Photograph: The New York Times

The US government is set to reopen after the House of Representatives passed a spending Bill in an early morning vote, bringing to an end the second U(...)

Republican senator John Cornyn: said that he has confidence in Robert Mueller, the former FBI director who is leading an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

John Cornyn, the US Senate’s number two Republican, came to the defence of Robert Mueller, saying it “would be a mistake” for US president Donald Trum(...)

Speaking to reporters at the White House on Wednesday, US president Donald Trump said Congress would return to the healthcare issue in the first few months of 2018. Photograph: Zach Gibson/Bloomberg

US president Donald Trump, faced with the latest congressional failure to undo Obamacare, said on Wednesday he was working on an executive order to ex(...)

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