Andrew Buncombe

The Independent's US Digital Editor, based in New York. Previously in Delhi and Washington DC.

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The US records its first measles death in 12 years

Tests on woman who died in Washington state confirm disease

New York bar to charge women just 77 per cent of bill to highlight gender wage gap discrimination

The Brooklyn bar says it wants to draw attention to a national issue

Miami defendant sobs in court as he realises he and the judge attended the same school

Judge Mindy Glazer and defendant Arthur Booth attended middle school together

Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives

The 46-year-old polygamist said he decided to act in the wake of recent Supreme Court decision

A large police presence gathers along M St. Southeast near the Navy Yard in Washington, after an official said shots were reported in a building on the Washington Navy yard campus

'Dukes of Hazzard' pulled from screens by CBS as outcry over Confederate flag grows

Move follows steps by retailers to stop selling merchandise featuring the symbol

President Obama and Girl Scouts in the White House grounds

Girl Scouts turn down $100,000 gift after donor insists money cannot be used to help transgender girls

Group has launched fund-raising effort to make up for loss of cash

Clayton Lockett is pictured in a photo dated June 29, 2011. Oklahoma State Rep. Mike Christian said Tuesday, June 9, 2014, he's formally requesting a legislative hearing on the state's death penalty procedures following the April 29 death of Clayton Lockett, whose vein collapsed prompting prison officials to halt his punishment and note the execution drugs weren't administered properly.

Supreme Court death penalty: Writhing prisoner took 43 minutes to die but judges say use of midazolam is constitutional

Lawyers for three men on death row had challenged use of the drug

FBI investigating as six black churches burn down in seven days as activists blame Dylann Roof arrest backlash

Activists believe incidents may be a backlash against arrest of Dylann Roof and moves against Confederate flag

Barack Obama leads emotional rendition of Amazing Grace at funeral of slain pastor Clementa Pinckney

The president spoke about race and gun control during an impassioned address

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Ten years after the terror attacks, is Britain an altered state?
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No hope and no jobs in Gaza

So the young risk their lives and run for it
Fashion apps: Retailers roll together shopping and social networking for mobile customers

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Retailers roll together shopping and social networking for mobile customers
The Greek referendum exposes a gaping hole at the heart of the European Union – its distinct lack of any genuine popular legitimacy

Gaping hole at the heart of the European Union

Treatment of Greece has shown up a lack of genuine legitimacy
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'Everything changed when I went to the hostel'

Number of young homeless people in Britain is 'more than three times the official figures'
Compton Cricket Club

Compton Cricket Club

Portraits of LA cricketers from notorious suburb to be displayed in London
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The Buddhist temple minutes from Centre Court

It helps a winner keep on winning
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Is this the future of flying?

Battery-powered planes made of plastic, and without flight decks
Isis are barbarians – but the Caliphate is a dream at the heart of all Muslim traditions

Isis are barbarians

but the Caliphate is an ancient Muslim ideal
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Curse of Brink's Mat strikes again

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Greece debt crisis: 'The ministers talk to us about miracles' – why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum

'The ministers talk to us about miracles'

Why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum
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Call of the wild

How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate