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Maryland shooting: Five killed in attack on US newspaper

Media captionPolice describe how the shooting at the newspaper office ended A gunman has opened fire at a local newspaper office in Maryland, killing five people and wounding others. Staff at the Capital Gazette building in Annapolis said he shot through a glass door into the newsroom. Police said it was a targeted attack on […]

‘We care’: Women in Washington march for immigrants

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Annapolis shooting: Several people shot at US newspaper building

Media captionHelicopter video shows police escorting people from the Capital Gazette newspaper building US police are investigating a shooting at a local newspaper in Maryland, where several people have been shot. Police said there were multiple injuries at the scene, and that a suspect was now in custody. The shooting occurred at the Capital Gazette […]

Women fear abortion rights under threat

Image copyright Tom Williams Women’s reactions to news of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy retirement were immediate, arguing whether or not this signals an end to legal abortion in the US. President Donald Trump promised during his campaign to deliver “pro-life” judges to the Supreme Court, and his second appointee is all but assured to […]

Supreme Court: Political row brews over Kennedy’s successor

Media caption“We have a very excellent list… of tremendous people” A political battle is brewing over the replacement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, who announced his retirement from the US top court. Mr Kennedy, 81, retires on 31 July, giving President Donald Trump a chance to cement a conservative majority on the high court […]

UK ‘knew US mistreated rendition detainees’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption British agencies participated in interviewing detainees at the US holding facility Guantanamo Bay The UK tolerated “inexcusable” treatment of US detainees after the 9/11 attacks, MPs have found. The Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) said it was “beyond doubt” the UK knew how the US handled some detainees. The […]

Anthony Kennedy: US Supreme Court judge to retire

Image copyright Reuters Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is set to retire, giving President Donald Trump the chance to cement a conservative majority on the top court. The conservative has been a pivotal vote on many decisions including the 5-4 rulings that decided same-sex marriage and upheld abortion rights. In his letter to Mr Trump, […]

US Supreme Court rules public sector union fees violate first amendment

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Activists at the Supreme Court earlier this year when the case was heard The top court in the US has ruled that states and public sector unions may no longer collect fees from workers without their consent, a defeat for supporters of organised labour. The US Supreme Court said […]

Trump-Putin summit agreed by US and Russia in principle

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The deal follows talks between President Putin and visiting US National Security Adviser John Bolton Moscow and Washington have agreed to hold a long-delayed summit between US President Donald Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin. The announcement follows a meeting between President Putin and US National Security Adviser John Bolton. Mr […]

Migrant separations: US judge orders family reunifications

Media captionVeronica is terrified she’ll be separated from her daughter when she seeks asylum at the US border A US judge has ordered that migrant children and their parents who were separated when they crossed into the US should be reunited within 30 days. The judge issued the injunction in a case stemming from the […]