A White House intern reaches for and tries to take away the microphone held by CNN correspondent Jim Acosta as he questions US president Donald Trump during a news conference at the White House  on November 7th. File photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

The White House on Monday said it had made a final decision to restore press credentials for CNN reporter Jim Acosta, ending a court fight, the netwo(...)

Somali-American Ismail Mohamed from Columbus, Ohio, is out to connect the Democratic Party with Ohio’s Somali community.

Ismail Mohamed’s life could have turned out very differently. Born in 1992, when civil war raged across Somalia, his family and he were forced to live(...)

Carole King on Trump: “I don’t even like using his name.” Photograph: Richard Drew/AP

At her home in rural Idaho, Carole King is having some difficulty saying the president’s name. “Trump,” she manages eventually, her accent still pure (...)

John McCain climbed from depths of despair as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. Photograph: Zach Gibson/The New York Times

John McCain was an essential element of the United States’s political conversation for half a century, an ever-present figure eager to challenge frien(...)

It is nearly impossible to know what’s really going on up in space

There is a seemingly minor administrative change in the new American Space Commerce Free Enterprise Act. Passed unanimously by the US House of Represe(...)

Protesters call for an end to the separation of immigrant families, outside the White House grounds in Washington on Thursday. Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

The US military has been asked to get ready to house up to 20,000 immigrant children, officials said on Thursday, as president Donald Trump’s efforts (...)

Democratic senator from Minnesota Al Franken has said he would co-operate with a senate ethics investigation into his behaviour. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

Half of the Democrats in the US Senate on Wednesday called for fellow party member senator Al Franken of Minnesota to resign after new allegations of (...)

US president Donald Trump: fired Michael  Flynn 24 days into his White House appointment, citing the fact that Mr Flynn had lied about the conversations to vice-president Mike Pence. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump lashed out at the Department of Justice on Saturday night, alleging it had mishandled the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private em(...)

Corporate tax cut: Speaker Paul Ryan (right) looks on as Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy speaks in Washington after the US House of Representatives passed a sweeping tax-code rewrite. Photograph: Al Drago/New York Times

It may be the first step in a legislative process that has some way to go, but Thursday’s vote by the US House of Representatives in favour of a tax o(...)

The world’s largest wind turbine manufacturer Vestas warned that competition was hurting margins.  Photograph: Bloomberg via Getty Images

Shares in Vestas plunged 20 per cent after the world’s largest wind turbine manufacturer lowered its profit guidance on the prospect of cuts in US sub(...)

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