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Scott Walker on the BBC’s Presenting Nana Mouskouri TV show, 1970. Photograph:  Michael Putland/Getty Images

When David Bowie, Nick Cave and Brian Eno all salute you as a “musical genius”, you are more than an extraordinary talent, your work is woven into the(...)

Scott Walker  on his TV show in 1969

Scott Walker, one of the most innovative and enduring songwriters of the 20th century, has died aged 76. The news was announced by his label, 4AD. “F(...)

In New York, public polling as recently as last week showed that a majority of New Yorkers supported the state’s deal with Amazon. But Amazon’s opponents among community groups, unions and public officials were fierce, and they held the power to stymie the deal.

In exchange for tens of thousands of tech jobs, cities promised Amazon the moon - and an airport lounge, and naming rights, and a chance to pocket its(...)

Democrat Christine Hallquist, the first transgender woman to be selected to run for governor of a US state, at her primary election night party in Burlington, Vermont. Photograph: Caleb Kenna/Reuters

Democrats in Vermont have chosen the first transgender nominee for governor for a major US party, in primaries that also saw Minnesota Republicans rej(...)

Police stand guard during disturbances following the police shooting of a man in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Photograph: Reuters

The black man whose killing sparked rioting in Milwaukee had a gun in his hand and was shot by a black officer after turning towards him, the city’s t(...)

 A delegate reacts after Donald Trump was officially nominated during the roll call of states for the nomination of Donald Trump on the second day of the 2016 Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

Donald Trump sought to draw a line under the scandal around his wife’s plagiarism of a Michelle Obama speech by releasing a statement from one of his (...)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to guests during a campaign rally at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton, Wisconsin. The state’s  voters go to the polls for the Republican  primary on Tuesday. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

This week was the first since the inaugural qualifying round of the US presidential election in Iowa on February 1st that there hasn’t been primary or(...)

Whither Wisconsin?: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump looks to supporters as he leaves a campaign stop yesterday, in Appleton, Wisconsin. Photograph: Nam Y Huh/AP

The danger signs are mounting for Donald Trump in Wisconsin: right-wing radio hosts are flaying him, governor Scott Walker and other elected Republica(...)

Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski (left) stands next to Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump during a news conference in Palm Beach, Florida, in this file photo taken March 15th, 2016. File photograph: Joe Skipper/Reuters

Florida police have charged Donald Trump’s campaign manager with misdemeanour battery in an incident with a reporter earlier this month. Corey Lewand(...)

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker announced on Monday that he was suspending his bid for the Republican presidential nomination. Photograph: Ben Brewer/The New York Times.

Republican Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin abruptly pulled out of the 2016 US presidential race on Monday, doomed by a lightning-quick collapse (...)

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