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Black Lives Matter demonstrators march in the street in protest against police brutality in Louisville, Kentucky. Photograph: Jon Cherry/Getty

Last June, Marvin McAtee fielded questions from a reporter days after his uncle David McAtee was shot dead in a confrontation with the Kentucky Nation(...)

The West Indies and England batsman Rory Burns take the knee at Old Trafford in July. Photograph:   Michael Steele/Getty

West Indies captain Jason Holder was left “disappointed” by the commitment to the Black Lives Matter movement during Pakistan and Australia’s recent t(...)

 US president Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden: The average of national polls run by Real Clear Politics has put Biden’s lead at about nine percentage points. Photograph:  Jim Watson, Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

As the US presidential campaign enters its final weeks, polls are showing Democratic candidate Joe Biden with a decisive lead. But with the memory of (...)

US president Donald Trump: “I know nothing about Q Anon. I do know they are very much against paedophilia, they fight it very hard.”   Photograph: Brendan Smialowski

US president Donald Trump told older Americans that he would “protect . . . defend . . . and fight for you with every ounce of energy and conviction t(...)

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

“If I do not sound like a typical Washington politician, it’s because I’m NOT a politician.” Sound familiar? Yes, because this was Donald Trump last n(...)

Supreme court nominee Amy Coney Barrett  during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, on Capitol Hill,  October 13th. Photograph:  Susan Walsh/POOL/AFP

US supreme court nominee Amy Coney Barrett came under intense questioning from senators on Tuesday as she said that her personal choices had no bearin(...)

 LeBron James celebrates with his teammates after winning the NBA Championship. Photograph: PA

Winning an NBA championship is nothing new for the Los Angeles Lakers. They have been in the finals a record 31 times since winning the title on the(...)

Actor John Wayne plays Ethan Edwards in The Searchers. Photograph: Warner Bros/AP Photo

Among the waves of bizarre news last week, one gobbet stood out for lovers of cinema. For a day or so, Mattie McGrath caused his own name and that of (...)

US president Donald Trump  in his conference room at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on October 4th, 2020 in Bethesda, Maryland. Photograph: Tia Dufour/The White House via Getty Images

Even by the extraordinary standards of the past week’s news agenda, Donald Trump’s decision to leave the Walter Reed hospital and wave to his supporte(...)

Joe Biden speaks during the first debate of the 2020 US presidential election in Cleveland, Ohio, on Tuesday. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

Nothing dates a period as much as the quaintness of its scandals. In 1987, the unattributed use of some rhetoric from a British politician was enough (...)

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