David Usborne

David Usborne is US Editor of The Independent.

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Somali muslims pray in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 2011

Isis in US: Minneapolis's Somali community in shock following arrest of a group of its young men for attempting to fly to Syria

'I don't believe he was going there. He is a good kid,' says mother of one of the accused despite claims by authorities that they 'never stopped plotting' to get to Syria

Occupy Wall Street protesters march against wealth inequality

In America, closing the wealth gap will be the issue of 2016

Bill de Blasio has already warned that the widening chasm between the top 1 per cent and everyone else risks destabilising the entire country

The USS Theodore Roosevelt is already in the Arabian Sea and will join other US Navy assets already in the Gulf of Aden

US aircraft carrier heads for Yemen to confront Iranians

The fighting in Yemen risked escalating still further as American defence officials said the USS Theodore Roosevelt, an aircraft carrier, was steaming towards Yemeni waters potentially to intercept suspected Iranian arms shipments to the Houthi rebels.

U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger, left, has admitted that Minesota has a terrorist recruiting problem

Six men living in Minneapolis area arrested for planning to fight for Isis in Syria

The US attorney for Minnesota said the city has a terror 'recruiting problem'

Narconon's rehab program involves listening to the teachings of the founder of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard

Drug rehab centre next door to Camp David in jeopardy over owners' links to Scientology

Trout Run stood in for the real presidential retreat in 'The West Wing'

Being gay ceased to be a crime in Cuba in 1979, though changing attitudes to the LGBT community remains a work in progress still today

Cuba's rainbow revolution: Surprisingly, the country is embracing LGBT lifestyles - and at a faster rate than some of its neighbours

Fidel Castro's niece is proving a force for progress, although some people are nostalgic for the old, secretive days

US president Barack Obama needs to keep enough Democrats on side to ensure that the fast-track bill is passed

Barack Obama set for special powers to secure trade deals

Senior Republicans and Democrats in Congress have agreed the outlines of a bill to give President Barack Obama special powers to conclude sweeping free trade deals with two giant blocks of nations in Europe and in the Latin American-Pacific region.

The Clinton Foundation to accept donations from just six countries amid concerns over foreign money

It is illegal in the US for overseas governments, individuals or companies to donate funds to presidential candidates

School girls wave the Iranian flag at a rally marking 30 years since the Islamic revolution, where President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said he would welcome talks with Barack Obama

How horse-trading on Capitol Hill threatens President Obama's nuclear deal with Iran

We now have a situation where a Republican Congress will be able to stick its oar in at the very moment almost a decade of negotiations finally bears fruit

President Barack Obama shakes hands with Cuba's President Raul Castro, at last weekend's Summit of the Americas, in Panama City

US-Cuba relations: President Obama removes Caribbean nation from 'terror sponsor' list

The next step is likely to be an agreement to restore full diplomatic ties and re-open respective embassies in Havana and in Washington

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