Paul Lewis

San Bernardino Shooting: What We Know About the Suspects

The motives of anyone who plans a mass shooting are necessarily murky and complex. But the actions of Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, the young couple who seemingly left their infant daughter with a relative the morning before they shot dead 14 people at a Christmas work party, seem more incomprehensible still.

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The Donald Trump Show: 24 Hours With the Republican Frontrunner

Donald Trump sits behind his desk on the 26th floor of Trump Tower in Manhattan. It is 2pm, and he has just got off the phone with America’s most famous football player, Tom Brady.

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FBI Violated Its Own Rules While Spying on Keystone XL Opponents

This story was produced in partnership with The Guardian.

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Baltimore Brings In National Guard After Clashes Between Protestors and Police

Troops from the US national guard began rolling into Baltimore in armored vehicles after violent clashes, looting and fires led city authorities to declare a week-long curfew banning people from the streets at night.

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Mitt Romney 'Considering' 2016 Presidential Run Despite Two Previous Losses

The failed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney reportedly told donors on Friday that he is considering a third campaign for the White House.

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Who Is Jeffrey Epstein, the Tycoon-Turned-Sex Offender?

The rise and fall of Jeffrey Epstein, Wall Street investment banker turned disgraced sex offender, could be a plot line in an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel.

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Prince Andrew Named in Underage 'Sex Slave' Case

A woman who claims that an American investment banker loaned her to rich and powerful friends as an underage “sex slave” has alleged in a US court document that she was repeatedly forced to have sexual relations with Prince Andrew.

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'We Can't Breathe': Protesters Chant Eric Garner's Last Words

The last words of Eric Garner became the rallying cry for protests that swirled in New York after a grand jury refused to indict a police officer who placed the unarmed black man in a chokehold, reigniting racial tensions that have been simmering for months in the US.

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Dick Cheney Gives GOP "Pep Talk" Urging Military Response Against ISIS

Former vice-president Dick Cheney met behind closed doors with Republican members of Congress on Tuesday to urge them to adopt a more muscular military posture in the Middle East.

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Obama Sends Troops Back to Iraq as ISIS Insurgency Worsens

The Obama adminstration has ordered the urgent deployment of several hundred armed troops in and around Iraq, after the rampant insurgency in the country forced the first talks between the US and Iran over a common security interest in more than a decade.

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Execution Drugs Such as Cocktail Used on Clayton Lockett Banned on Animals

An injection of chemicals used to execute death row inmates can cause such excruciating pain that veterinarians are banned from using them to put down animals, according to one of the most thorough reviews ever undertaken of the administration of the death penalty.

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U.N. Condemns Oklahoma's Botched Execution of Clayton Lockett

The United Nations human rights office on Friday condemned the bungled and chaotic execution of an Oklahoma death-row inmate, which left him thrashing on the gurney during a chaotic process that lasted nearly two hours.

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Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead in His New York Apartment

The Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead on Sunday afternoon in his New York apartment, after a suspected drug overdose. He was 46.

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US Economy Losing Up to One Billion a Week After Jobless Benefits Cut

The US economy is losing up to a billion dollars a week because of the “fiscally irresponsible” decision to end long-term unemployment benefits, a Harvard economist said on Friday.

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Senate Democrats Plan Fast-Track Fix to Reinstate Lost Unemployment Benefits

Democratic leaders in the Senate are planning to fast-track legislation to extend unemployment insurance, a move that would provide a lifeline tomore than a million jobless Americans who lost their benefits five days ago.

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Obama Throws Support Behind Minimum Wage Movement in Economy Speech

Barack Obama warned that a "relentless, decades-long trend" of growing inequality and social immobility posed a fundamental threat to the American dream on Wednesday, throwing his support behind a grassroots movement to address chronically low wages across the US.

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US Warned of Credit Downgrade as Republicans Inch Closer to the Brink

A leading ratings agency put the the US on notice of a downgrade on Tuesday amid political turmoil in Washington over how to resolve the budget crisis less than a day before the country's borrowing requirement expires.

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Debt Limit Talks in Limbo After Senate Deal Collapses

A fragile deal to end the US budget crisis collapsed on Tuesday when Democrats accused conservative Republicans of sabotaging the bipartisan proposals less than two days before the country's borrowing authority expires.

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Senators Seek to End U.S. Government Shutdown and Avoid Default

Two senior senators have taken on the fraught process of finding a congressional deal to reopen the US government and raise the country's borrowing limit, just four days before the Treasury is scheduled to run out of money.

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Congress Closer to Shutdown After Senate Democrats Stand in the Way of GOP Attempts to Delay Obamacare

The US Senate rejected an attempt by the House of Representatives to make the continued funding of the federal government contingent upon a one-year delay to Barack Obama's healthcare reforms on Monday, forcing Republicans to decide whether they would trigger a government shutdown by pressing on with their high-stakes attempts to hobble the law.

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US Government on Verge of Shutdown as House Votes to Delay Obamacare

The US government is on the precipice of a historic shutdown that would result in hundreds of thousands of federal workers being placed on unpaid leave, after House Republicans refused to pass a budget unless it involved a delay to Barack Obama's signature healthcare reforms.

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Plans for 50th Anniversary of MLK's March on Washington Revamped After Zimmerman Acquittal

Plans to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech are being redrawn in the wake of an angry reaction over the decision to acquit George Zimmerman over the shooting of Trayvon Martin, and a recent decision by the supreme court to strike down key sections of a law that protects black voters.

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