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Philadelphia Democratic congressman Brendan Boyle: Tweet about Belfast Agreement caused much head-scratching as the United States is not a signatory to the 1998 peace deal, nor is it referenced in the text in any way. Photograph:  Rich Polk/Getty Images

America’s role in the peace process is often misunderstood, including it seems by Philadelphia Democrat congressman Brendan Boyle, who last week tweet(...)

 Firefighters battle the Bobcat Fire as it grows, out of control, on its northern front near Wrightwood, California, USA. Photograph: David McNew/EPA

What most disturbs best-selling science author David Wallace-Wells about climate change isn’t so much that the worst-case scenarios may come to pass. (...)

Maryland governor Larry Hogan: “I think now many of our mayors and our governors are making the mistake of allowing destructive mobs to take over their cities without taking any action.” Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty

Larry Hogan knows a lot about political and personal challenges. In 2015, less than five months into his first term as governor of Maryland, he was di(...)

Lieut Col Alexander Vindman: Having testified about Donald Trump’s Ukraine policy during the impeachment inquiry, he is retiring after  a “campaign of bullying, intimidation and retaliation” since. Photograph:  Mandel Ngan

The Trump administration received a boost on Wednesday after the supreme court upheld a rule allowing employers to deny workers insurance coverage for(...)

 Protestors try to enter the Michigan House of Representative chamber and are being kept out by the Michigan State Police  in Lansing, Michigan. Photograph: Jeff Kowalsky/AFP/Getty Images

Governors in some states across the United States are wrestling with fresh protests as they seek to extend or reintroduce lockdown measures imposed to(...)

Denmark’s prime minister Mette Frederiksen (left) and US president Donald Trump. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz and Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump described the Danish prime minister as “nasty” after she dismissed his notion of the US buying Greenland as an “absurd” idea, which promp(...)

Patients attend the Remote Area Medical Clinic which treats the poorest in America, those squeezed out by ‘the punishing health system’. Photograph: Suzanne Lynch

It’s shortly after 5.30am on Saturday morning and on the outskirts of the small town of Emporia in rural Virginia, it is still the black of night. Ou(...)

Facebook chief executive  Mark Zuckerberg  testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington in April 2018. Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AP Photo

As Democrats reeled from Donald Trump’s shock victory in the 2016 US presidential election, thoughts soon turned to who could take on the Republican p(...)

From left,  Ayanna Pressley, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib listen as Ilhan Omar speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. US president Donald Trump refers to the four Democrats as ‘the squad’. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times)

What is racism? “It’s pointing out that I am different to you based on a physical characteristic or an ethnicity or a religion,” says Dr David Ralph o(...)

Jim Jarmusch with Adam Driver, Selena Gomez, Bill Murray, Chloë Sevigny, Tilda Swinton and Luka Sabbat. Photograph: Julien Mignot/New York Times

YOU CAN READ THE FILM-MAKER’S PERSONALITY IN HIS DEADPAN, SARDONIC CINEMA. HE DOESN’T SOUND EXACTLY HAPPY – BUT HE’S NOT IN DESPAIR EITHER Here (...)

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