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In this file photo taken on March 04, 2020, US secretary of defence Mark Esper speaks during a press conference at the Pentagon in Washington, DC. Photograph: Olivier Douliery/AFP/Getty Images

After weeks of wrangling, the Pentagon will effectively ban the display of the Confederate flag on military installations from Friday. The new policy(...)

The group Save Our Streets holds a peace march near the scene in Brooklyn where a one-year-old child, Davell Gardner jnr, was shot and killed. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

The shooting death of one-year-old Davell Gardner at a barbecue in Brooklyn last Sunday evening was surely heartbreaking. It was also another ominous (...)

Ivanka Trump endorsing a product on social media this week, prompting concerns that she violated US government ethics rules. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

America’s National Association of Manufacturers gave Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter, its prestigious Alexander Hamilton award this year. “Like(...)

 DeSean Jackson announced his intention to visit Auschwitz and to continue to educate himself about the suffering of the Jewish people after recent anti-Semitic social media posts. Photograph:  Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

Earlier this month, the Philadelphia Eagles’ DeSean Jackson posted what he believed to be an Adolf Hitler quote on Instagram. It read: “because the wh(...)

Sculpture of Black Lives Matter protester by artist Marc Quinn  in place where  Edward Colston statue  was removed. Photograph: by Geoff Caddick/AFP/Getty Images)

The statue of slave trader Edward Colston was replaced in Bristol on Wednesday morning – with a sculpture of one of the protesters whose anger brought(...)

 Tiger Woods hits a shot from a bunker during  a practice round ahead of  the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club  in Dublin, Ohio. Photograph: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Tiger Woods said the Ryder Cup was not the same without fans as he backed the decision to postpone the Whistling Straits showpiece until next year. T(...)

Benjamin Zephaniah, British writer and dub poet, United Kingdom, 2017. (Photo by Richard Ecclestone/Redferns)

It is 42 years since Benjamin Zephaniah wrote the poem Dis Policeman Keeps on Kicking Me to Death, and it has never felt more resonant. Although, to b(...)

US president Donald Trump arrives for the Independence Day events at Mount Rushmore National Memorial in Keystone, South Dakota, on Friday July 3rd. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

In 1936, the French novelist and screenwriter Vladimir Pozner took a long trip around the United States. The richly impressionistic account he publish(...)

Too Much and Never Enough, the controversial new book by Mary Trump about her uncle, US president Donald  Trump. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo

Donald Trump developed a penchant for employing hyperbole and lying after watching his “high-functioning sociopath” father demean any members of the f(...)

Covid-19: most of Global Language Monitor’s top 10 words of 2020 relate to coronavirus. Photograph: iStock/Getty

“Covid” is the top word of 2020 so far, according to Global Language Monitor, an American data-research company that tracks trends in worldwide use of(...)

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