David Usborne is US Editor of The Independent.
Michael Brown shooting: Ferguson police 'come under heavy gunfire' as violence flares on streets again
19 August 2014 09:34 AM
Two shot and 31 arrested as Captain Ronald Johnson blames 'criminals throwing Molotov cocktails' for escalation of civil unrest
Michael Brown shooting: Family lawyer suggests 18-year-old was 'surrendering' when he was killed by police
18 August 2014 09:08 PM
Missouri Governor calls in National Guard in attempt to restore order amid growing demands for arrest of officer who shot dead unarmed black teen
16 August 2014 08:13 AM
After a shift to less confrontational police tactics had eased tensions overnight in Ferguson, Missouri, authorities in the deeply fractured town finally gave in to demands that it release the name of the police officer whose deadly confrontation with a young black teenager had set off successive nights of violent confrontation on its streets.
Michael Brown shooting: One nation, still divided by race – why Ferguson was a flashpoint that could have happened anywhere across America
14 August 2014 07:40 PM
It is still a deeply unequal society 50 years after the Civil Rights Act was passed - as the unrest seen in Ferguson, Missouri, this week shows
13 August 2014 07:00 PM
Only one in five New Yorkers have heard of her, but Zephyr Teachout is on a mission to take the Democrats back to their progressive roots
11 August 2014 11:00 PM
President Barack Obama has made plain that the United States squarely supports the removal of Nouri al-Maliki as caretaker prime minister of Iraq and urged the man chosen to replace him, deputy speaker of the parliament, Haider al-Ibadi, to move forward quickly with formation of a new unity cabinet.
10 August 2014 12:00 AM
09 August 2014 12:57 AM
The unusual ruling will push up this year’s homicide tally in the nation’s capital by one
08 August 2014 06:20 PM
First strikes against the advancing jihadists in northern Iraq by the US got under way today just as Barack Obama had said they would a few hours before. That, however, may be about the only straight line you will find in the President’s stance on intervening in conflicts overseas and especially towards Iraq. And it was a pretty brief one.
08 August 2014 06:40 AM
President Barack Obama said late Thursday that he had authorised limited air strikes in Iraq to slow the advance of militant fighters of ISIS and confirmed that US Air Force cargo planes had begun humanitarian airdrops of food and other supplies in a bid to save the lives of religious minority Iraqis trapped on a mountain top.
Exclusive: We share blame for creating 'jihad generation', says Muslim strategist
Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising second round against Alistair Darling
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
Jeremy Clarkson is a cultural tumour and needs to be removed, says comedian Frankie Boyle
Air strikes? Talk of God? Barack Obama is following the jihadists’ script after James Foley beheading
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