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 President Donald Trump has warned the government shutdown could last for years. Photograph: Bloomberg

Sunday is day 16 of a partial government shutdown that US president Donald Trump said could go on for months or years, if he is not given funding for (...)

A stop sign is seen near the White House during a government shutdown in Washington, DC. Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images

A partial US government shutdown appears likely to drag into the new year, as Congress made no progress towards ending the impasse and President Donal(...)

Protesters gather as US president Donald Trump visits the synagogue named Tree of Life in the Squirrel Hill neighbourhood of Pittsburgh on Tuesday. Photograph: Hilary Swift/The New York Times

The shooting in a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday was the worst attack on American Jews in the nation’s history. The past 18 months have also seen th(...)

 Supporters of then Republican US presidential nominee Donald Trump scream and gesture at members of the media at a campaign rally in Cincinnati, Ohio, in  October 2016. Photograph:  Mike Segar/Reuters

The undercurrent of rage that has been driving US politics for the past few years surfaced on Wednesday in a series of suspected bombs sent to promine(...)

Republican congressman Joe Barton has apologised to constituents after a photograph   showing him naked with his private parts obscured was circulated online. Photograph: Todd Heisler/New York Times

The heightened scrutiny of sexual impropriety on Capitol Hill in Washington has swept up a senior House Republican who has apologised for a sexually e(...)

US president Donald Trump’s speech at the Metropolitan Police Department in Las Vegas on Wednesday had all the hallmarks of a well-prepared White House media event. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

A day after US president Donald Trump and his wife Melania visited the hurricane-ravaged territory of Puerto Rico, the president and first lady arrive(...)

Irma Maldanado stands with her pets in what is left of her home after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

The Trump administration has lifted a restriction on foreign vessels transporting cargo to Puerto Rico, amid accusations that the federal government h(...)

‘The alt-right have committed significant violence since the turn of this century, far more than the Antifa, but the opposition cannot stoop to the same kind of tactics and retain any kind of moral authority.’ Photograph: Edu Bayer/The New York Times

Donald Trump was wrong to imply a moral equivalence between the white supremacists and those who gathered to oppose them in Charlottesville, Virginia.(...)

US president Donald Trump tweeted a video clip of him attacking an opponent in a wrestling match with a CNN logo imposed on the head of his opponent. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

In many ways Donald Trump’s departure from Washington this week for Europe was a relief for many in this increasingly polarised country. Tired and di(...)

Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff is taking on Republican Karen Handel in Atlanta, Georgia’s sixth  congressional district election. Photograph: Chris Aluka Berry/Reuters

All eyes turn to Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday when Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff takes on Karen Handel, the Republican former secretary of state for (...)

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