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Democrat Ibraheem Samirah interrupts President Donald Trump as he speaks at an event in Jamestown, Virginia to mark  the 400th anniversary of the founding of the colony by British settlers in 1619. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

A speech by the US president to mark the 400th anniversary of America’s first legislative assembly was boycotted by several black lawmakers on Tuesday(...)

House of Representatives oversight and reform committee chairman Elijah Cummings. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

US president Donald Trump has attacked a majority-black district represented by a congressional nemesis as a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess(...)

US president Donald Trump has said he is ordering a ‘major investigation’ into alleged  voter fraud. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP Photo

US president Donald Trump will request “a major investigation” into his unverified allegations of voter fraud, acting on his claim that millions of “i(...)

US Attorney General Loretta Lynch (C) said “the situation in Baltimore involves a core responsibility of the Department of Justice - not only to combat illegal conduct when it occurs, but to help prevent the circumstances that give rise to it in the first place”. Photograph: Jose Luis Magana/Reuters.

The US justice department will investigate whether the Baltimore Police Department engaged in a pattern of unconstitutional policing, law enforcement (...)