David Usborne

David Usborne is US Editor of The Independent.

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Tony Verna, the inventor of instant replay, has died (Brief pause) Tony Verna, the inventor of instant replay, has died

Technical innovation was so radical that game's commentator had to explain it on first use

Making his sixth State of the Union address, the US President, Barack Obama, will look straight past the routing of his party at last November’s midterm congressional elections and instead throw down the gauntlet to the Republican majority on raising taxes on the rich to help the middle class

State of the Union address: 'Lame-duck president' Barack Obama's speech has an eye on Hillary Clinton's candidacy

The White House believes it can win the debate on wage stagnation and the still-mediocre fortunes of most Americans

David Cameron greets members of education tech company EdClub
The decision expected from the Supreme Court could be momentous

US Supreme Court to hear cases on same-sex marriage

Decision promises a period of high anxiety for both sides of a debate that has been raging in America

Republican candidate Mitt Romney told of his desire to stand again

Republicans trying to politely discard two-time loser Romney

Twice-unsuccessful presidential candidate gets an icy response to announcement to stand

A Saudi family arrives for the the Hael International Rally in Hael Nufud desert in 2011.

2014 the hottest year since records began, climate experts confirm

Last year global temperatures were 0.69C above 20th century averages

The changes are likely to provoke an angry reaction from conservatives on Capitol Hill

Cuba-US relations: Washington moves to ease restrictions on business and travel - but the economic embargo remains

The changes are likely to provoke an angry reaction from conservatives on Capitol Hill who oppose the thaw with Havana

The NRA has already announced lawsuits against Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Lancaster

NRA has Pennsylvania's gun laws in its sights, but mayors have vowed to resist challenge

The organisation has already announced lawsuits against Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Lancaster in a bid to force their city-wide ordinances off the books

Leo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill in The Wolf of Wall Street

Wolf of Wall Street crony's firm raided by FBI over suspected Medicaid fraud

Daniel Porush is listed as an executive vice-president at a company targeted by a lawsuit alleging fraudulent syphoning of government healthcare funds

Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee in 2012, has taken many by surprise with his intentions

Romney vs Bush? It’s more thrilling than what the Democrats are offering

Whoever does snag the nomination will have a serious chance of being president

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Chuka Umunna: A virus of racism runs through Ukip

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Yemen's exotic war will soon affect Europe

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Marginal Streets project aims to document voters in the run-up to the General Election

Marginal Streets project documents voters

Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
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The real-life kingdom of Westeros

Is there something a little uncomfortable about Game of Thrones shooting in Northern Ireland?
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How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
Samuel West interview: The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents

Samuel West interview

The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence
Public relations as 'art'? Surely not

Confessions of a former PR man

The 'art' of public relations is being celebrated by the V&A museum, triggering some happy memories for DJ Taylor
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Bill Granger's luxurious sweet treats

Our chef loves to stop for 30 minutes to catch up on the day's gossip, while nibbling on something sweet
London Marathon 2015: Paula Radcliffe and the mother of all goodbyes

The mother of all goodbyes

Paula Radcliffe's farewell to the London Marathon will be a family affair
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Steven Naismith: 'We know we must do better'

The Everton forward explains the reasons behind club's decline this season
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