US attorney general William Barr departs after speaking at a news conference on Thursday about special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

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Monica Lewinsky at Vanity Fair’s Oscar  party last weekend. Photograph: Reuters/Danny Moloshok

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Monica Lewinsky in New York, 2015. Photograph: Damon Winter/The New York Times

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An official photo shows President Clinton and intern Monica Lewinsky at the White House on November 17th, 1995

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Irish couple Mark Pollock and Simone George speaking at Ted 2018 in Vancouver. Photograph: Ryan Lash/TED

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Chris Lehane: “Ultimately a basic question is begin called about do we want to live in an open world or a closed world.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

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US president Donald Trump listens during a meeting with members of Congress at the White House on Tuesday. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Bloomberg

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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

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Judge Brett Kavanaugh   shakes hands with President Donald Trump after being nominated to the US supreme court in the East Room of the White House on Monday. Photograph:  Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

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Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh shakes hands with US President Donald Trump in the White House in Washington, US. Photograph: Jim Bourg/Reuters.

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