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David Usborne is US Editor of The Independent.

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Demonstrators chant at the steps of the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, during a protest against the shooting of unarmed Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old killed by a white police officer in Ferguson

Michael Brown shooting: US to review militarisation of police in aftermath of Ferguson riots

US newspapers were filled with images of police firing rubber bullets and the streets of Ferguson, Missouri swirling with tear gas

Two US firemen electrocuted while taking part in ice-bucket challenge

One officer left in critical condition after incident at Campbellsville University in Kentucky

Robert Hansen dead: Alaska’s ‘butcher baker’ murderer who hunted his female victims dies in prison of natural causes

The killer of 17 women was jailed in 1984 for series of deaths that read like a horror film

Texas Gov. Rick Perry might try to run for president again in 2016

Rick Perry could end up in jail for the rest of his life — so why does he look so smug?

His arrogance is outstanding, but it could also be justified

Peshmerga fighters guarding Mosul dam; the US provided air cover for Kurdish and Iraqi forces in the area

James Foley beheading: President Obama calls jihadists’ bluff and launches fresh air strikes against Isis targets near Mosul

Hostages at risk of reprisals thought to include at least 10 Westerners

Jernetta Conner says she may be forced to move her family away from Ferguson if the civil unrest continues

Ferguson families speak out: ‘I got stopped. I got pulled over... for DWB. Driving while black’

Looking at the streets of the St Louis suburb, anyone would think the United States was at war with itself, but is the societal gap between black and white unbridgable? David Usborne meets one family to try to find out

Police watch as demonstrators protest the killing of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Despite the Brown family's continued call for peaceful demonstrations, violent protests have erupted nearly every night in Ferguson since his death

Ferguson: Scenes of chaos on the streets as protests over Michael Brown shooting continue

It was clear that the police were again at a loss over how to deal with the unrest

Police attempting to control protesters shot smoke and tear gas to disperse them

Ferguson: In the heartlands of America, a descent into madness

David Usborne arrived in Ferguson, Missouri to be greeted by a scene more redolent of Gaza and Afghanistan. This is a country where those fighting for justice have given up on the law as a means of redress

Michael Brown shooting: Ferguson police 'come under heavy gunfire' as violence flares on streets again

Two shot and 31 arrested as Captain Ronald Johnson blames 'criminals throwing Molotov cocktails' for escalation of civil unrest

Dr Michael Baden points to an autopsy diagram showing where the gun shots hit Michael Brown

Michael Brown shooting: Family lawyer suggests 18-year-old was 'surrendering' when he was killed by police

Missouri Governor calls in National Guard in attempt to restore order amid growing demands for arrest of officer who shot dead unarmed black teen

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