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Diamond Reynolds: “The police are not here to protect and serve us. They are here to assassinate us . . . Because we are black.”  Photograph: Eric Miller/Reuters

Diamond Reynolds was cool and composed as an anchorwoman on Wednesday night, her voice strong as she narrated the horrific scene around her into her p(...)

Young Bernie Sanders supporters hold Bernie posters before the campaign rally at Washington Square Park in New York on Wednesday night.  Photograph: Peter Foley/EPA

Thousands of Bernie Sanders’s supporters descended on Washington Square Park in Manhattan on Wednesday evening, bringing even more colour and energy t(...)

Ahead of Sunday’s Oscars Emma Donoghue accepts the best first screenplay award for the film ’Room’. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

Lenny Abrahamson’s Room, one of two Irish films competing for best picture at the Oscars tonight, took two prizes at the Film Independent Spirit Award(...)

Democratic US presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. Photograph: Kamil Krzaczynski/EPA

Same fighters, different issues, new arena. Entering the first voting states in the American south and west with a win and a virtual draw under his(...)

Senator Bernie Sanders in Concord, New Hampshire, where he defeated Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire Democratic primary. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/ Bloomberg

The second qualifying round in the US presidential race ended with runaway victories for Democrat Bernie Sanders, the socialist Vermont senator, and R(...)

Spike Lee, in a post on Instagram, said he “cannot support” the “lily white” Academy Awards this year. Photograph: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

Calls for a boycott of the Academy Awards are growing over the Oscars’ second straight year of all-white acting nominees, as Spike Lee and Jada Pinke(...)

The casket of Walter Scott is removed from a hearse for his funeral at WORD Ministries Christian Center in Summerville, South Carolina. Photograph: David Goldman/EPA

Hundreds of mourners, including prominent South Carolina politicians, attended the funeral on Saturday of Walter Scott, an African-American father of (...)

Police stand guard at a crime scene in the Bronx on Tuesday after two  New York plainclothes officers were shot and injured while responding to a grocery store robbery. Three suspects are being questioned. Photograph: Bebeto Matthews/AP

The widening rift between New York City mayor Bill de Blasio and city’s rank-and-file police officers over his police reforms and response to the kill(...)

New York mayor Bill de Blasio (left) appealed for calm in the aftermath of the killing of two officers, who were gunned down as they sat in their patrol car. Photograph: Richard Perry/The New York Times

New York mayor Bill de Blasio sought to ease tensions with the city’s police force on Monday, calling for a suspension of protests against the use of (...)

Rev Al Sharpton (right) with Esaw Garner, Eric Garner’s widow, during a press conference at the National Action Network in  New York  yesterday. Photograph:  Michael Graae/Getty Images

One day after two New York City police officers were shot dead at point-blank range while sitting in their patrol car in Brooklyn, targeted apparentl(...)

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