Andrew Buncombe

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

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White House welcomes America's strong relationship with Britain

Spokesman Josh Earnest was asked about his reaction to the UK election result

Elton Simpson has been named as one of the two gunmen who attacked the Curtis Culwell Centre arena in Garland

Garland shooting: FBI warned police of suspicions about alleged gunman three hours before attack

Event had many police and security guards in place

Argentine journalists said they accessed the database leaked by Snowden that allegedly showed Argentina had been a 'clear victim' of cyber-attacks

NSA surveillance: Court says US government's collection of mass data is illegal

Court has asked Congress to step in

Freddie Gray death: Many Americans - especially young people - unimpressed with media coverage of Baltimore riots

Survey suggests young people wanted less coverage of unrest and more of peaceful protests that preceded it

Sylvia Driskell: Nebraska woman files lawsuit against every gay person in the world

Resident of Auburn asks judge to declare that homosexuality is a sin

The Breakers mansion: Row over 'America's Downton Abbey' as Vanderbilt family accuses preservation trust of betrayal

Jewel of America's Gilded Age was sold to preservation society in the 1970s

Nebraska could become first conservative state in 40 years to abolish the death penalty

Democrats and Republicans agree, but for different reasons

Pennsylvania: Fracking chemicals detected in drinking water, says report

Study found traces of chemicals in drinking water at three homes

Chuck Norris pictured in 1996

Chuck Norris: Texas Ranger warns of potential US government plot to take over Lone Star State

Veteran actor and conservative said US military exercise might not be innocent

Elton Simpson has been named as one of the two gunmen who attacked the Curtis Culwell Centre arena in Garland

Garland shooting: Prophet Mohamed cartoon contest organisers condemn attack as 'war on free speech' after police kill two gunmen

Extra security was in place at the anti-Islamic and inflammatory event

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