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A combination photo of NBA basketball player LeBron James and US President Donald Trump. Photo: Robert Galbraith/Reuters, Leah Millis/File Photo

LeBron James was in Las Vegas the other week watching his 13-year-old son Bronny play in the AAU National Basketball Championships. As his team, the N(...)

Trump Resistance: Following the US president’s election a year ago, “one thing people seemed to cling to in the darkness and despair – [was] the sky is falling, but at least the tunes will be banging”. Photograph: Getty

It was the middle of 2017 – 12 toxic, corrosive months that consistently found new ways to chill the soul – and I was reviewing a four-minute song. Af(...)

There was clear and indisputable video evidence of the white nationalist protesters in Charlottesville last weekend. Their faces weren’t hidden under the traditional attire of hoods and robes. Photograph: Edu Bayer/New York Times

All of 100 years ago, a US supreme court justice, Louis Brandeis, had this to say about wrong-doing: “Publicity is justly commended as a remedy for so(...)

New York mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife, Chirlane McCray after the funeral of police officer Miosotis Familia. Photograph: Chang W Lee/The New York Times

Donald Trump’s presence at the G20 summit and the leadership pretensions of his daughter Ivanka, who replaced him for a time at the top table, may hav(...)

New York police commissioner William Bratton is pictured while New York City mayor Bill de Blasio announces Bratton’s retirement. Photograph: Reuters

Teneo Holdings, the advisory firm run by Irishman Declan Kelly, has appointed New York’s outgoing police commissioner Bill Bratton (68) as director an(...)

Police officers stand near the scene of where three police officers were killed  on July 17, 2016 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

About three weeks ago, I left the United States for Europe for a spell, hoping to take a bit of a break from reporting on the horrors of American viol(...)

Prof Anita Hill  Photograph:  Frank Miller

They were dramas that drilled into the most sensitive parts of the national psyche, searing and dividing us with lurid sexual images and racial grieva(...)

Beyonce performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show at Levi's Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

*In the course of a 1983 interview widely circulated after his death, David Bowie took MTV reporter Mark Goodman to task for that station’s reluctanc(...)

Undated handout images, two of the 198 decade-old photos released by the Pentagon from investigations into the abuse of detainees during the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. The photographs were a focus of a lawsuit filed in 2004 by the American Civil Liberties Union in the wake of the Abu Ghraib prison torture scandal, and some 1,800 others are still being withheld by the Pentagon. Photograph: The New York Times

Bruises, reddened marks and bandaged body parts featured in nearly 200 images of US detainee abuse that the Pentagon was forced to release on Friday, (...)

A makeshift memorial for Tamir Rice at Cudell Commons Park, where Rice was fatally shot by police, in Cleveland, Ohio, in 2014. The Cleveland police officer who shot 12-year-old Rice last year will not face  criminal charges. Photograph: TY WRIGHT/NYT

The white police officer who fatally shot Tamir Rice, an African-American 12-year-old, will not face criminal charges, it was announced on Monday – mo(...)

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