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US secretary of state Mike Pompeo has been a close ally of outgoing president Donald Trump. Photograph: Jacquelyn Martin/AFP/Getty Images

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo on Tuesday voiced confidence that once every “legal” vote was counted, it would lead to a “second Trump administrat(...)

A file image of US attorney general William Barr (left) and president Donald Trump. Mr   Barr, long a close defender of Mr Trump, gave federal prosecutors blanket authorisation  to open investigations into alleged voting irregularities. Photograph: Getty

President Donald Trump will push ahead on Tuesday with legal challenges to the results of last week’s election after US attorney general William Barr (...)

Democratic vice-presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris: would  be the first woman of colour to hold the US’s second-highest office. Photograph: Michael Perez

Kamala Harris is a serial breaker of glass ceilings but the 2020 US election will shatter the highest ceiling of her political career so far as the fi(...)

US president Donald Trump arrives for a rally at the Des Moines International Airport. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

The playwright Tom Murphy said that the most important question to ask about any drama is: what is at stake? When it comes to next Tuesday’s president(...)

The US Department of Justice is suing search giant Google, in what is the biggest antitrust case in decades. Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP via Getty Images

On Tuesday, the US Department of Justice announced it was bringing an antitrust suit against the multinational search-and-everything-else giant, Googl(...)

British Islamic State fighters El Shafee el-Sheikh and Alexanda Kotey, in images released in February, 2018. Photograph: Syrian Democratic Forces/AFP via Getty Images

Two alleged Islamic State militants known as the Beatles were set to arrive in the United States on Wednesday to face trial on US criminal charges for(...)

Senator Kamala Harris: to men like Trump, she represents  piercing wit, quiet strength, simmering rage. Photograph: Carolyn Kaster

Donald Trump’s instinctive response to women, contrary to what he’d like you to believe, is neither lust nor derision. The US president, whose careful(...)

Federal officers near the US district courthouse in Portland, Oregon, on Tuesday. Photograph: Brandon Bell/The New York Times

Federal agents will begin to withdraw from Portland, Oregon, after clashes with protesters drew attention around the world, the US department of homel(...)

People gather to protest the resumption of federal executions near the US Penitentiary and execution chamber in Terre Haute, Indiana, US. Photograph: Tannen Maury/EPA

The US government has carried out the first federal execution in almost two decades, putting to death a man who killed an Arkansas family in the 1990s(...)

Fired: US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey Berman. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty

US attorney general William Barr said on Saturday that President Donald Trump had fired Geoffrey Berman, the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan whose(...)

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