Mitch Landrieu

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The statue of Robert E Lee which stood in Charlottesville, Virginia. Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

Driving through some southern states of America on a recent road trip, a peculiar feature of the urban landscape became apparent. In New Orleans a hu(...)

 Former New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu: “Plenty of gas left in the tank,” he says. Photograph:  Paul Marotta/Getty Images

Mitch Landrieu remembers the moment when he realised the gravity of what he was about to do. “Here I was, mayor of a major American city in the midst (...)

Former US vice-president Joe Biden fuelled speculation this week that he could be preparing for a presidential run when he delivered a speech at the r(...)

Nate gained strength Friday as it headed toward popular Mexican beach resorts and ultimately the US Gulf coast. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Hurricane Nate strengthened slightly on Saturday as it churned through the Gulf of Mexico, threatening to hit the US central Gulf Coast as a Category (...)

The controversial statue in Memphis, Tennessee, of Nathan Bedford Forrest,  a civil war general who was also an early member of the Ku Klux Klan. Photograph: Suzanne Lynch

In the sixth part of her series “Coast to Coast: Travels in Trump’s America”, Washington Correspondent Suzanne Lynch travels to Memphis. Driving(...)

The  Jefferson Davis monument is removed in  New Orleans, Louisiana, US. Photograph: Dinah Rogers/EPA

New Orleans authorities dismantled a statue honouring former president of the Confederacy Jefferson Davis amid cries by protesters waving Confederate (...)

Workers dismantle the Liberty Place monument early on Monday morning in New Orleans. The Confederate monument commemorates whites who tried to topple a biracial post-Civil War government. Photograph:  Gerald Herbert/AP

Workers in New Orleans have removed the first of four prominent Confederate monuments, as another Southern US institution severs itself from symbols v(...)

People enjoy the music during a Hurricane Katrina 10th anniversary event at the Smoothie King Center on Saturday, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Photograph: Getty

From the Lower Ninth Ward to the Super Dome, New Orleans launched a day of events on Saturday to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina(...)

A  monument to Confederate General Robert E Lee towers over a traffic circle in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Photograph: Jonathan Bachman/Reuters

As southern US statehouses and cities debate the legitimacy of flying the Confederate flag, the mayor of New Orleans is proposing the most comprehensi(...)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) acting administrator Melvin Carraway (centre) meets with TSA officers at New Orleans International Airport in New Orleans March 21st, 2015. Photograph: Reuters/TSA

A machete-wielding man who was shot during an attack at New Orleans International Airport on Friday has died.The death of Richard White was announced (...)

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