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US supreme court Justice Stephen Breyer has announced that he plans to retire. Justice Breyer is expected to stay on until the end of the current term and until a replacement is confirmed. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Stephen Breyer has always insisted, no matter how much reality suggested otherwise, that politics, whether party or ideology, plays no part in the US (...)

Former US president Donald Trump. As the Boston Globe argues: ‘He attacked his own country. Five people died. Allowing him to go unpunished would set a far more dangerous precedent than having Trump stand trial.’ Photograph: Cooper Neill/The New York Times

The US constitution makes clear, as if it needed to be stated, that the president “shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed.” And yet, clo(...)

Elon Musk can sometimes sound tongue-tied and stumble over ideas, before throwing out sweeping pronouncements – often about the future and about how technology will reshape it.

Elon Musk says he wants to be generous with his critics. But after years of battling an army of doubters in the rest of the auto industry and on Wall (...)

Demonstrators gather for the ‘Justice for J6’ rally in Washington DC on Saturday. Photograph: Eric Baradat/AFP via Getty

Police and media vastly outnumbered protesters around the US Capitol on Saturday at a sparsely attended rally by supporters of the people who breached(...)

Afghan forces flying over Lashkar Gah, in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, in May 2021. Photograph: Jim Huylebroek/The New York Times

The US House of Representatives was on Tuesday night poised to vote on a Bill to speed up the visa application process for Afghan citizens who helped (...)

Former US president Donald Trump speaking to  supporters during a “save America” rally at  Lorain County Fairgrounds in Wellington, Ohio. Photograph: Matthew Hatcher/Bloomberg

The sedans and pick-up trucks, many of them flying Trump 2024 signs, queued from early afternoon along the roads leading into Lorain County fairground(...)

Viola Ford Fletcher (107) about to testify  before a  judiciary sub-committee in Washington DC. She is one of three known survivors of the 1921 race massacre in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in which white mobs gunned down black people in the streets. Photograph: Stefani Reynolds/The New York Times

This week offered a moment of reflection on race relations in the US as it marked the first anniversary of the death of George Floyd. Floyd’s final wo(...)

US president Joe Biden eats an ice cream at Honey Hut Ice Cream in Cleveland, Ohio, on Thursday. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images

US president Joe Biden has urged Republicans to back an ambitious infrastructure plan, as negotiations continued on Capitol Hill on a proposal to upgr(...)

Honduran immigrant Nani (10) is greeted by her aunt Saiyda Gonzalez upon her arrival to Louisville, Kentucky. The unaccompanied minor had been released that day from US Health and Human Services custody after spending nearly eight weeks in shelters. Photograph: John Moore/Getty Images

This week, newspapers and websites in the United States carried heart-warming photographs of estranged family members reuniting. In San Ysidro, south(...)

Transportation secretary Pete Buttigieg at a press briefing  on Friday said  the new infrastructure plan would create ‘millions of good jobs for communities across the country’. Photograh: Andrew Harnik/ AP

US transportation secretary Pete Buttigieg defended the Biden administration’s plan to use changes to the corporate tax system to fund a multi-trillio(...)

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