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Former US president Barack Obama speaking during the funeral of late civil rights leader John Lewis in Atlanta on Thursday. Photograph:  Alyssa Pointer/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

Barack Obama called for sweeping reform to US voting laws during his eulogy at the funeral of civil rights activist and veteran congressman John Lewis(...)

John Lewis, the non-violent civil rights campaigner who marched with Martin Luther King Jr and nearly died from police beatings before serving for decades as a US congressman, has died at age 80. File photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

John Lewis, a pioneer of the civil rights movement and long-time member of the US House of Representatives, died on Friday aged 80. Lewis, a Democrat(...)

Georgia governor Brian Kemp participates in a coronavirus Covid-19 press conference at the Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia on July 17th 2020. Photograph: Erik S Lesser/EPA

Divided Americans dug further into debates over mask mandates and schools reopening on Friday, with states and localities choosing conflicting strateg(...)

Tiger Woods celebrates with caddie Joe LaCava after winning the 2019 Masters in Augusta, Georgia. Golfers will be desperate to play in this year’s Masters, be it their first or 25th. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Augusta is one venue where silence can never be mistaken for inaction. As the US remains in the grip of Covid-19 – and its sporting calendar is altere(...)

Ruth Negga. Photograph: Tom Jamieson/New York Times

The actor, known for Preacher, Loving, Hamlet and Breakfast on Pluto, on growing up in Ireland, the movie industry, and Black Lives Matter I fan(...)

People hold hands during a Juneteenth celebration in the Greenwood District of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Photograph: Matthew Hatcher/Bloombe

Thousands marched through US cities on Friday in Juneteenth observances marking the abolition of slavery more than a century and a half ago, an occasi(...)

District attorney Paul Howard  points during a press conference announcing charges against Atlanta police officer Garrett Rolfe in the fatal police shooting of Rayshard Brooks. Photograph: Erik S Lesser/EPA

A Georgia county prosecutor on Wednesday announced that a fired Atlanta police officer has been charged with felony murder over the fatal shooting of (...)

This screen grab taken from body camera video provided by the Atlanta Police Department shows Rayshard Brooks speaking with Officer Garrett Rolfe in the parking lot of a Wendy’s restaurant. Photograph: Atlanta Police Department via AP

The death of Rayshard Brooks, a black man killed by a white police officer in Atlanta on Friday, was a homicide caused by gunshot wounds to the back,(...)

Protesters confront officers with the Atlanta Police Department near the scene of an overnight police shooting which left a black man dead at a Wendy’s restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, June 13th 2020. Photograph: Erik S Lesser/EPA

Protesters shut down a major highway in Atlanta on Saturday and set fire to a Wendy’s restaurant where a black man was shot by police as he tried to e(...)

Voters wait in an hours-long line to vote  in the coronavirus-delayed Georgia  primary  in Atlanta,  June 9th.  Photograph: Epa/Erik S Lesser

Concerns have been raised about the preparedness of US authorities for November’s presidential election, after chaotic scenes unfolded at some voting (...)

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