David Usborne

David Usborne is US Editor of The Independent.

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It has only been 10 years since Massachusetts became the first and only state in the US to allow gay marriage

Judges allow same-sex marriage in five US states

Gays and lesbians in Virginia, Oklahoma, Utah, Wisconsin and Indiana can now legally marry, with North Carolina, West Virginia, South Carolina, Wyoming, Kansas and Colorado also likely to follow suit

US President Barack Obama has warned that the Ebola epidemic is 'spiralling out of control'

Ebola crisis: US under fire for faltering response to first case of deadly disease

Officials in Texas conceded that Texas hospital turned the patient away

Students are dismissed from Sam Tasby Middle School, where a pupil had contact with the victim

Ebola virus in the US: 100 people monitored by Dallas health officials after potential contact with infected man

The authorities are taking steps to prevent an Ebola outbreak in the city but also trying to reassure the population that it is unlikely to happen

Jeb Bush endorses North Carolina’s Republican Senate candidate last week

US midterm elections: Curtain-raiser in North Carolina is 'ground zero' for Republican attempts to retake the Senate

The stage is set as the Grand Old Party gears up for a tense contest

President Barack Obama walks with U.S. Secret Service agents to Air Force One at Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, Calif., May 8, 2014.

Obama's Secret Service has become sloppy with its delusions of Hollywood grandeur

After a number of shocking security lapses, it's time the leader of the free world's safety was taken seriously

Luka Magnotta trial: Macabre murder trial resumes in Montreal with accused set to claim mental incapacity

Lukas Magnotta has pleaded guilty to dismembering a young Chinese student and posting parts of the victim's body to political figures across Canada

Andre Robinson caught on video kicking the cat

New York man who kicked a cat is dogged by animal rights campaigners - and the city's pet welfare squad

Andre Robinson posted the footage on Facebook and is now facing a year in prison

Leonardo DiCaprio was in New York to get his message across

UN finds that star power works as celebrities focus attention on world issues

Leonardo DiCaprio's speech for action on global warming was seen by 1,143,167, President Obama's by 15,000

Postcard from... New York

New York last week played host to a parade of prime ministers, presidents and potentates for the annual United Nations jamboree, but for most denizens of this town only one man rules – and his name is Derek Jeter, the most famous name on the roster of players at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.

Barack Obama has told delegates at the United Nations that the response to the Ebola outbreak is still lacking

Ebola outbreak: We’re not doing enough to stop the spread of the virus, President Obama warns UN General Assembly

Sierra Leone has announced it is placing another one million of its inhabitants under forced quarantine

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A Christmas without hope: Fears grow in Gaza that the conflict with Israel will soon reignite

Christmas without hope

Gaza fears grow that conflict with Israel will soon reignite
After 150 years, you can finally visit the grisliest museum in the country

The 'Black Museum'

After 150 years, you can finally visit Britain's grisliest museum
No ho-ho-hos with Nick Frost's badass Santa

No ho-ho-hos with Nick Frost's badass Santa

Doctor Who Christmas Special TV review
Chilly Christmas: Swimmers take festive dip for charity

Chilly Christmas

Swimmers dive into freezing British waters for charity
Veterans' hostel 'overwhelmed by kindness' for festive dinner

Homeless Veterans appeal

In 2010, Sgt Gary Jamieson stepped on an IED in Afghanistan and lost his legs and an arm. He reveals what, and who, helped him to make a remarkable recovery
Isis in Iraq: Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment by militants

'Jilan killed herself in the bathroom. She cut her wrists and hanged herself'

Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment
Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
He's behind you, dude!

US stars in UK panto

From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?
Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all