David Usborne

David Usborne is US Editor of The Independent.

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President Obama speaking in Chicago last month

Is Chicago Obama's kind of town - or is it New York?

Usborne in the USA: Cities actually fall over themselves to win the chance to snag a presidential library - Barack Obama's is no different

The battle over the Barack Obama Museum and Library just got geographical

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has told Chicagoans that he's prepared to move 'heaven and earth' to win them the museum

After talks with President Ashraf Ghani at the White House, Mr Obama acknowledged that the pace of withdrawal from Afghanistan was being slowed

Obama to slow troop withdrawal from Afghanistan to help maintain stability

Mr Obama acknowledged that the pace of withdrawal from Afghanistan was being slowed

The firing squad execution chamber at the Utah State Prison in Draper, Utah.

Death by firing squad law approved in state of Utah, but only if the drugs run out

At least two other American states are now considering using firing squads

Afghans protesting yesterday against the killing of a woman, 27, accused of destroying a Koran last week

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani opens US visit with speech honouring sacrifices made by American soldiers

Mr Ghani is intent on contrasting his style with that of his predecessor, Hamid Karzai, who became belligerent towards the US

Jon Hamm (right) and John Slattery in the final series of Mad Men

Mad Men final episodes: Museum exhibition just part of the hoopla greeting end of 1960s-set TV hit

New York is saluting the series with a wave of tributes sufficient to satisfy even the most ardent of its fans

Monica Lewinsky gives her TED talk

Cyber bullying is devastating, says Monica Lewinsky

Ms Lewinsky addressed a TED conference in Vancouver

Ricky Jackson at court on the day of his release

Innocent man who spent 39 years in prison receives $1 million in compensation

Ricky Jackson is the longest-serving prisoner in America to have been freed after exoneration

University of Virginia: Governor launches investigation into police treatment of black student

Student called police officers racist as they took him to the ground

The Kappa Delta Rho fraternity house at Penn State University

Penn State shuts down fraternity over Facebook images of unconscious women, drug deals and hazing rituals

A member of Kappa Delta Rho tipped-off local police about the postings that are 'in direct violation of the standards and values' of the university

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