David Usborne

David Usborne is US Editor of The Independent.

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Norman Braman gives a thumbs-up to Rubio as he unveils his Republican presidential nomination

Norman Braman: Billionaire backer of Marco Rubio who is out to stop Jeb Bush's bid for Republican presidential nomination at any cost

David Usborne meets one of the new generation of super-wealthy money men whose influence over US elections has grown so large

President Obama holding a meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (left) of Saudi Arabia in the Oval Office

US-Gulf summit: Saudi King 'snubs' President Obama over his perceived inattention to the region

Last-minute failure to attend White House meeting bodes ill for the gathering, with tensions expected over the Iran nuclear deal and calls for a defence treaty

Emergency personnel help a passenger at the scene of a train wreck

Amtrak train crash: Fears death toll will rise as six people 'critical' after derailment

About 238 passengers and five crew reported on board the Amtrak train travelling from Washington DC to New York

A hologram of Tupac Shakur performing with Snoop Dogg

National Comedy Centre to bring back famous historical comedians - as holograms

Teaming up with Hologram USA, the venue hopes to present a wide roster of expired comedic greats

Tom Brady lifts the Super Bowl trophy

Americans can stomach dodgy deals but not when it comes to sports

Deflategate is a new scandal that at once seems piffling and egregious

Cuban refugees are rescued from a raft

US-Cuba relations: Cuban refugees amazed at plans to restart ferry services between the two nations

Some are against the move, but for Alex Dias - who came to America on a makeshift raft 23 years ago - it is a chance to return, this time on a seagoing vessel

Marilyn Mosby: Who is the prosecutor who brought charges against Baltimore cops involved in Freddie Gray death

All six officers were charged in the death of Mr Gray

Hillary Clinton’s Vermont socialist rival may cause her more trouble than she thinks

Bernie Sanders seems like an eccentric but there is a chance a wave will build for him, driven by suspicious Democrats

Baltimore police hand over preliminary Freddie Gray investigation to state prosecutors

Freddie Gray case was handed over a day earlier than expected

Firefighters battling a blaze at a building site on Monday in east Baltimore

Baltimore riots: After the violent protests and looting, the clear up and recriminations begin in a city in shock

After Monday night's rioting over the death of a black man in custody, some people are saying it took such violence for the rest of the country to attend to their plight

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Forget little green men

Leading evolutionary biologist says aliens will look like humans
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The Real Stories of Migrant Britain

An Algerian scientist struggles to adjust to her new life working in a Scottish kebab shop
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There's hot (London) and too damn hot (the Underground). Simon Usborne braved the Central line to discover what its passengers suffer
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Computerised cooking is coming

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Add football to an after-school homework club, and even the naughtiest boys can score
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Junk balls and chop and slice are only way 5ft 1in Kurumi Nara can live with Petra Kvitova’s power
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Just when you thought your commute couldn't get any worse...

Heatwave will see temperatures on the Tube exceed legal limit for transporting cattle
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Cheaper energy on the way, but it's not all sunshine and rainbows

Solar power will help bring down electricity prices over the next five years, according to a new report. But it’s cheap imports of ‘dirty power’ that will lower them the most