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Rusten Sheskey, the officer who shot  Jacob Blake several times in the back. Photograph: Kenosha Police Department

The FBI has opened a civil rights investigation into the police shooting of a black man in the Wisconsin city of Kenosha, as a suspect remained in cus(...)

Rory McIlroy has struggled since the tour’s resumption. Photograph: Getty

Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy have become quite the buddies, they can’t get enough of each other. Having played the final two rounds together of the No(...)

People dine outdoors in Austin, Texas, on June 17th. Photograph: Ilana Panich-Linsman/New York Times

The coronavirus has been testing America’s governors. Few are being squeezed harder than Greg Abbott of Texas. Abbott, the governor of the country’s (...)

Brooks Koepka is due to take part in the first three events when the PGA Tour  returns to action in June. Photograph:  Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

PGA Tour officials are “optimistic” that overseas-based players will be able to return to the United States in time for competition to resume next mon(...)

A United Airlines aircraft being loaded with cargo. The US airline has launched a cargo service between Dublin and Washington DC, operating three times a week

US carrier United Airlines has begun flying three cargo services a week between Dublin Airport and Washington DC. The airline confirmed on Monday th(...)

Miriam Figueroa, a dialysis nurse at the Brooklyn Hospital Center, tends to a Covid-19 patient in the intensive care unit, in Brooklyn. Photograph: Victor J Blue/The New York Times

For weeks, US government officials and hospital executives have warned of a looming shortage of ventilators as the coronavirus pandemic descended. But(...)

Washington DC has long exemplified the racial divisions of American society. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

As normal life and politics continued to hover in a strange, suspended state this week in Washington, for some residents life was more challenging tha(...)

US president Donald Trump. The sudden stop of the US economy has several economists predicting gross domestic product will shrink in the second quarter by the most in quarterly records dating back to 1947.  Photograph: Bloomberg

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits surged to a record 3.28 million last week as businesses shuttered and laid off workers as par(...)

Former US vice-president Joe Biden and Vermont senator Bernie Sanders greet one another before Sunday night’s primary debate in Washington. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP

Joe Biden vowed to pick a female running mate if he won the Democratic presidential nomination, while Bernie Sanders only said he would “in all likeli(...)

Bernie Sanders leaves a press conference after losing ground to Joe Biden in the campaign for the Democratic presidential  nomination. Photograph: Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty

Bernie Sanders has vowed to continue his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, despite a number of disappointing finishes in primary co(...)

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