David Usborne is US Editor of The Independent.
New York police shooting: Mayor Bill de Blasio rushes to repair rift after officers turn their backs on him
22 December 2014 05:54 PM
Relations with public are at 40-year low following black men’s deaths
19 December 2014 12:33 AM
Review ordered after incident in September when an Iraq veteran jumped the perimeter fence of the White House and gained access to the presidential mansion
18 December 2014 08:23 PM
Because the state, where most Cuban-Americans live, offers so many Electoral College votes, winning it is essential for presidential candidates
18 December 2014 07:32 PM
Pressure is growing on the Obama administration to take action
17 December 2014 07:40 PM
Extraordinary rapprochement drew fiery rebukes from Republicans in Florida
Barack Obama is on track to take more executive actions than any president in the last 70 years — so is he brave or power-mad?
17 December 2014 06:00 PM
With two years still ahead of him, the President has issued 195 executive orders so far
16 December 2014 05:43 PM
Wording of statements on both Facebook and Twitter leaves Mr Bush a window to back out of
16 December 2014 02:13 AM
Former Florida Governor says he’ll announce his political intentions within a month
15 December 2014 12:00 AM
I have had to queue crammed like a heifer in Best Buy for a gift the nature of which I can’t divulge here. (The recipient may read this.) And I have again agonised over whether this is the year I really can stop sending out cards. (It is.) But these are small Christmas stresses. I’m lucky, I’m a guy.
Letter from the Defence Correspondent: If nowhere in Iraq is totally safe, then how can British troops be?
15 December 2014 12:00 AM
Once again we are seeing British troops sent to Iraq. The defence secretary Michael Fallon has announced that an additional deployment of 200 troops will be sent to Iraq next month to train local forces battling Isis militants. Yet even as the US-led mission against Isis got under way, the constant reminder from commanders and analysts was that an air campaign alone would not defeat the militants; troops would be needed to confront a formidable insurgency.
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Elif Shafak: Turkish author warns against rise of British nationalism
Most people think legal tax avoidance is just as wrong as illegal tax evasion, poll suggests
Nigel Farage promises Ukip will not 'stigmatise' would-be migrants – and says he wants 'everyone to speak the same language'
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- 2 Kate Moss: Previously unpublished nude photo revealed by Mert and Marcus
- 3 Indian woman creates 'Marriage CV' after parents put her on dating site: 'Definitely not marriage material. Won’t grow long hair, ever'
- 4 World Book Day: Boy 'excluded' from school after dressing up as Fifty Shades' Christian Grey
- 5 Bad Jews poster 'censored' on London Tube