Andrew Buncombe

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

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The barber who gives free hair cuts to children - as long as they are reading

Courtney Holmes' offer is part of a community youth project

Rihanna to appear as 'special adviser' on 'The Voice'

The 27-year-old will appear in the ninth series of the reality TV show

Rick Perry is questioned by journalists (EPA)

Republican Rick Perry has stopped paying some of his staff, raising questions about his White House run

A spokeswoman for the former Texas Governor says the campaign is continuing

Megyn Kelly interrupted the broadcast

Megyn Kelly says she will not be cowed by Donald Trump's criticism of her

Mr Trump has come under fire after comments that suggested the Fox News journalist had blood 'coming out' of her

GOP debate live: Donald Trump comes under fire as Republicans finally go head-to-head in showdown

Things are heating up in the presidential campaign... with only 460 days to go until the election

Jeb Bush will go head to head with his rival candidates in the Republican debate

Jeb Bush: The Republican candidate's views on immigration, abortion and planned parenthood

The former Florida Governor has seen his primacy in the polls eclipsed by Donald Trump

Agnes Fenton: Woman who drank three beers and a shot of whiskey every day for 70 years has just turned 110

Experts say only a few hundred people around the world reach such an age

The Brooklyn sinkhole

Brooklyn sinkhole: intersection in Sunset Park closed after massive hole appears in middle of road

Video footage shows huge chunk of intersection being swallowed up

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton flexes her muscles with Miss Teen New Hampshire Allie Knault, center, and Miss New Hampshire Holly Blanchard, during a Fourth of July parade in Gorham, USA

Hillary Clinton is declared 'fit to serve' by her personal doctor

Statement released by 67-year-old's campaign is vital requirement for any candidate looking to contest for White House

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Cameron lowered the flag for the dead king of Saudi Arabia...

But will he do the same honour for little Aylan Kurdi, asks Robert Fisk
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Our leaders lack courage in this refugee crisis. We are shamed by our European neighbours

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Joe Biden's 'tease tour'

Could the US Vice-President be testing the water for a presidential run?
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Britain's 24-hour culture

With the 'leisured society' a distant dream we're working longer and less regular hours than ever
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The addictive nature of Diplomacy

Bullying, betrayal, aggression – it may be just a board game, but the family that plays Diplomacy may never look at each other in the same way again
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Take inspiration from DH Lawrence's racy tome with equally racy underwear
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Charlie Austin: Queens Park Rangers striker says ‘If the move is not right, I’m not going’

Charlie Austin: ‘If the move is not right, I’m not going’

After hitting 18 goals in the Premier League last season, the QPR striker was the great non-deal of transfer deadline day. But he says he'd preferred another shot at promotion
Isis profits from destruction of antiquities by selling relics to dealers - and then blowing up the buildings they come from to conceal the evidence of looting

How Isis profits from destruction of antiquities

Robert Fisk on the terrorist group's manipulation of the market to increase the price of artefacts
Labour leadership: Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea

'If we lose touch we’ll end up with two decades of the Tories'

In an exclusive interview, Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea