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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 (...)

Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams is building a coalition of minority voters, topped up with liberal whites. Photograph: Jessica McGowan/Getty Images

The world did not always notice, so absorbed was it in the fact of his blackness, but Barack Obama sought to de-emphasise race. Had events not forced (...)

Immigration activists hold up signs during rally to protest against the Trump administration’s immigration policy outside the White House in Washingtonon Saturday. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

After a day of mass demonstrations against Donald Trump’s family separations policy and calls by prominent Democrats to abolish the federal Immigratio(...)

Howard Dean  in Dublin last week: the former US Democratic presidential candidate paints Donald Trump as a racist, a provocateur and a narcissist obsessed with his public profile. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The former US Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean believes the party’s chances of winning back the White House in 2020 rest on appealing to(...)

Democratic senator from Minnesota Al Franken has said he would co-operate with a senate ethics investigation into his behaviour. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

Half of the Democrats in the US Senate on Wednesday called for fellow party member senator Al Franken of Minnesota to resign after new allegations of (...)

Arianna Huffington: last week David Bonderman interrupted Huffington, his fellow Uber director, to make a crass joke. He got his facts wrong.  There was nothing for it: the 74-year-old billionaire had to go. Photograph: Ruben Sprich/Reuters

Last week David Bonderman dropped the mother of all clangers. In the middle of a discussion about Uber’s sexist culture, he let slip a crass joke abou(...)

High school students marching to City Hall in Los Angeles last week to protest at the election of Donald Trump. Many are Latino youths who fear their families could be split up through mass deportations of immigrants. Photograph: David McNew/Getty Images

In California we live under the shadow of the knowledge that an earthquake could occur at any moment, a ground-shaking devastation that could destroy (...)

Online inmate records show Brock Turner is expected to be released from  Santa Clara County jail on September 2nd. He was sentenced on June 2nd. File photograph: Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Department/Reuters

California attorney general Kamala Harris, the leading US Senate candidate from the state, has joined the outpouring of criticism of a six-month jail (...)

A man has been jailed for 18 years in the US for running a ‘revenge porn’ website. Kevin Bollaert had been convicted in February of identity theft and extortion. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A man has been jailed in the US for 18 years for operating a “revenge porn” website and charging victims to remove the images.California attorney ge(...)

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