Muriel Bowser

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Frederick King listens to a speaker at a rally in Minneapolis on Monday. Photograph: Morry Gash/AP

It was Memorial Day last year – traditionally the day that marks the start of summer in America. But for George Floyd, May 25th, 2020 would be the fin(...)

The George Floyd memorial in Minneapolis. Photograph: Amr Alfiky/The New York Times

Former police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of the murder of George Floyd on Tuesday, in a landmark court case that shone a light on race relati(...)

 People  demonstrate outside the Hennepin County Government Center  in Minneapolis, Minnesota in advance of the trial of  former  Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd last May. Photograph:  Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

Jury selection in the murder trial of the police officer accused of killing George Floyd could begin as early as Tuesday, as the US prepares for one o(...)

Shoppers at a  flea market in Georgetown in Washington, DC, last Sunday. Photograph:  Daniel Slim/AFP via Getty Images

As residents of Washington, DC process the events of the past 10 days, which saw supporters of Donald Trump mob the Capitol and thousands of armed sol(...)

 Joe Biden: “I am not afraid to take the oath outside, and we’ve been getting briefed.”  Photograph: Amr Alfiky/The New York Times

House Democrats initiated impeachment proceedings against president Donald Trump on Monday, formally introducing an article of impeachment to the Hous(...)

Harry Sheedy (55) from Bishopstown in Cork has worked as carpenter on Capitol Hill since 2014

A Cork man working on Capitol Hill has told how he found himself caught up in the drama in Washington earlier this week when pro-Trump supporters stor(...)

 Supporters of US president Donald Trump enter the US Capitol on Wednesday. Photograph:  Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

Wednesday, January 6th 7am: Gates open at the “Save America” rally at the “ellipse” in front of the White House, stretching towards the Washington Mo(...)

A man calls on people to raid the building as Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as they try to storm the US Capitol building. Photograph: Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty

The events that unfolded in Washington this week have prompted a recurring question: how could such a security breach take place in the US Capitol bui(...)

Election officials assist voters at a polling location during the US Senate runoff elections in Atlanta, Georgia. Photograph: Dustin Chambers/Bloomberg

Democrats have won both senate seats for Georgia giving them control of the chamber and the power to advance US president-elect Joe Biden’s policy goa(...)

Members of the New York Army National Guard prepare to close a road near the White House in Washington, DC on Tuesday. The city’s mayor, Muriel Bowser, urged residents not to engage with any protesters ‘seeking confrontation’.  Photograph: Erin Scott/Bloomberg

Residents of Washington, DC have been urged to stay away from downtown on Wednesday, as the city braces itself for protests to coincide with a joint s(...)

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