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David Usborne is US Editor of The Independent.

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2,000 migrating snow geese have died in eastern Idaho likely because of avian cholera. File photo

2,000 snow geese fall out of the sky over Idaho in avian cholera outbreak

Volunteers have spent days picking up dead birds

Dilma Rousseff and her party are embroiled in a continuing investigation into the $800m (£538m) in bribes allegedly paid by companies bidding for Petrobras contracts

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff pledges corruption reforms in wake of mass protests

More than a million Brazilians poured on to streets in cities including Sao Paolo, Rio de Janeiro and the capital, Brasilia, on Sunday

The shootings promised to inflame tensions that erupted after the killing of an unarmed black man, 18-year-old Michael Brown, by a police officer last August

Ferguson shooting: Officers shot and wounded during protests 'ambushed,' say police as incident receives widespread condemnation

Both officers have been released from hospital as the hunt for those responsible continues

Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird has sold 40 million copies

To Kill a Mockingbird sequel: Authorities investigating whether Harper Lee was bullied into releasing Go Set a Watchman

It remains unknown whether Ms Lee, 88, who is in a nursing home, is in fact alert or something far short of it

Richard Branson's Virgin Group sued by former partner who claims the company 'stole his plans' for cruise line

Colin Veitch claims he could have earned up to $314 million from the deal if it had been honoured and the company had succeeded

Senator Lindsey Graham talks to the media about Congressional letter sent to Iran
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker can expect closer scrutiny of his personal life, in particular his disappearance from university shortly before he was due to graduate

US Presidential campaign 2016: After ending the power of Wisconsin's labour unions, Republican governor Scott Walker's attention now shifts to the White House

His Right to Work law drew criticism from President Obama and outraged workers in the state, but it has helped give Mr Walker a commanding lead over his rivals in the GOP's nomination race

Jeb Bush in Iowa, whose party caucuses are traditionally a bellwether of the election

Jeb Bush tries out conservative credentials in Iowa

Family connections alone won’t win him the nomination

Tamerlan Tsarnaev: Friends said he dominated his younger brother and 'just didn't like America'

Boston Marathon bombing trial: Victim reveals how he 'locked eyes' with suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev

Jeffrey Bauman told the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev that he had noticed the 'odd' behaviour of the defendants' elder brother shortly before the twin blasts

Medical workers aid injured people at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon immediately following the attack

Boston Marathon bombing trial: Court shown distressing video footage of the immediate aftermath of the blasts

Footage shot by Colton Kilgore showed some of the gruesome injuries suffered by the victims

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The Greek referendum exposes a gaping hole at the heart of the European Union – its distinct lack of any genuine popular legitimacy

Gaping hole at the heart of the European Union

Treatment of Greece has shown up a lack of genuine legitimacy
Number of young homeless in Britain 'more than three times the official figures'

'Everything changed when I went to the hostel'

Number of young homeless people in Britain is 'more than three times the official figures'
Compton Cricket Club

Compton Cricket Club

Portraits of LA cricketers from notorious suburb to be displayed in London
London now the global money-laundering centre for the drug trade, says crime expert

Wlecome to London, drug money-laundering centre for the world

'Mexico is its heart and London is its head'
The Buddhist temple minutes from Centre Court that helps a winner keep on winning

The Buddhist temple minutes from Centre Court

It helps a winner keep on winning
Is this the future of flying: battery-powered planes made of plastic, and without flight decks?

Is this the future of flying?

Battery-powered planes made of plastic, and without flight decks
Isis are barbarians – but the Caliphate is a dream at the heart of all Muslim traditions

Isis are barbarians

but the Caliphate is an ancient Muslim ideal
The Brink's-Mat curse strikes again: three tons of stolen gold that brought only grief

Curse of Brink's Mat strikes again

Death of John 'Goldfinger' Palmer the latest killing related to 1983 heist
Greece debt crisis: 'The ministers talk to us about miracles' – why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum

'The ministers talk to us about miracles'

Why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum
Call of the wild: How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate

Call of the wild

How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate
Greece debt crisis: What happened to democracy when it’s a case of 'Vote Yes or else'?

'The economic collapse has happened. What is at risk now is democracy...'

If it doesn’t work in Europe, how is it supposed to work in India or the Middle East, asks Robert Fisk
The science of swearing: What lies behind the use of four-letter words?

The science of swearing

What lies behind the use of four-letter words?
The Real Stories of Migrant Britain: Clive fled from Zimbabwe - now it won't have him back

The Real Stories of Migrant Britain

Clive fled from Zimbabwe - now it won’t have him back
Africa on the menu: Three foodie friends want to popularise dishes from the continent

Africa on the menu

Three foodie friends want to popularise dishes from the hot new continent
Donna Karan is stepping down after 30 years - so who will fill the DKNY creator's boots?

Who will fill Donna Karan's boots?

The designer is stepping down as Chief Designer of DKNY after 30 years. Alexander Fury looks back at the career of 'America's Chanel'