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Police secure the street outside the Turkish embassy during a visit by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on May 16th 2017 in Washington, DC.  Earlier, after Erdogan had met US President Donald Trump at the White House, the Turkish leader’s security detail had clashed with pro-Kurdish protesters, leaving at least eight people wounded. Photograph: Dave Clark/AFP/Getty Images

The United States has said it was voicing its “strongest possible” concern to Turkey over a street brawl that erupted between protesters and Turkish (...)

 Pedestrians walk on Amsterdam Avenue on Sunday in New York city. Most of New York’s streets were cleaned up overnight after a huge snow storm hit the mid-Atlantic states. Photograph: Getty

New York city has slowly emerged from a massive blizzard that paralysed much of the US east coast, while snowy gridlock gripped the nation’s capital (...)

Thousands of flights were cancelled and supermarket shelves were left bare Friday as millions of Americans hunkered down for a winter storm expected to dump historic amounts of snow in the eastern United States. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

At least nine people have died in the US and 10 states have declared emergencies as Storm Jonas edges across the country and air travel continues to b(...)

Plowed snow sits in front of the Capitol building in Washington on Thursday. Photograph: Drew Angerer/The New York Times

The Washington DC area is bracing itself for heavy snowfall and high winds in what would be, if forecasts prove to be accurate, the worst winter storm(...)

US president Barack Obama’s motorcade leaves an air force base amid snowfall  in Maryland. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Washington DC and Baltimore were under blizzard warnings on Thursday and states of emergency were declared across the east coast of the US as preparat(...)

DC law permits adults over the age of 21 to posses up to two ounces, 56 grams, of marijuana. Photograph: TJ Kirkpatrick/The New York Times

The District of Columbia became the first place on the US east coast to legalise recreational marijuana this week despite grave threats from congressi(...)

A view of Fourth Avenue in downtown Anchorage, Alaska. Photo: Joshua Corbett/The New York Times

Smoking, growing and owning small amounts of marijuana became legal in Alaska yesterday as a growing decriminalisation movement reached the northwest (...)

A woman is reflected in the snow-covered sculpture “Cloud Gate” as she walks through Millennium Park during blizzard conditions in Chicago. Photograph: Reuters/Jim Young

Chicago experienced the coldest February 19th in 79 years on Thursday, when temperatures hit -22 degrees Celsius. At Niagra Falls, the great gushing w(...)