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Trump-Russia: president says he has answered Mueller's questions – live

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President insists he wrote replies – not lawyers; Trump adds answers have been written but not submitted; Sign up to the Guardian’s new US morning briefing

‘There’s always hope’: John Kerry on Donald Trump, the US midterms and climate change – video

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John Kerry, the former US presidential candidate and secretary of state for the Obama administration, discusses his life and career with the Observer's chief political commentator, Andrew Rawnsley. Kerry reflects on his early memories, his…

Trump says he has answered Mueller's questions but not submitted them

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President said on Friday he answered the written questions ‘very easily’ but did not indicate when he would turn them in

Melania Trump's ousting of aide ramps up White House reality TV feel

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The first lady’s public call for Mira Ricardel’s dismissal was an unprecedented move for a president’s wife

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John Kerry: ‘People are going to die because of the decision Trump made’

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The former US secretary of state has looked on as Donald Trump has dismantled the Paris climate agreement. Now, 14 years after losing his presidential bid, he is considering another

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Billion-dollar US energy firm opposes Trump plan to roll back mercury rules

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Exelon lobbies against proposals and says weakening emissions rule would kill jobs and waste billions in investments

Voter suppression is an all-American problem we can fight – and win | Cas Mudde

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It has been part of US history since its foundation. But the midterms have proven that vital progress against it can be achieved

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Betsy DeVos to alter sexual misconduct guidelines to bolster rights of accused

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Plans would narrow definition of harassment and allow students accused of misconduct to cross-examine accusers on campus

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Facebook told us it wasn't a typical big, bad company. It is | Jessica Powell

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The tech giant claimed to be bringing the world together for the benefit of humanity. The truth is far less palatable

California's wildfire fighters: what it's like on the frontline of a deadly blaze

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For those battling the deadly wildfires ravaging the state, shifts can be 48 hours of back-breaking work in daunting conditions

California: Camp fire death toll rises to 63 with more than 600 still missing

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Authorities say figure up by 500 since Wednesday as more remains found in towns devastated by state’s deadliest fire

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Friday US briefing: Number of missing in Camp fire tops 600

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Florida senate race goes to hand recount ... May pushes on with Brexit plan despite broad opposition ... Zuckerberg claims he did not know about PR firm’s Soros attack

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Aerial footage shows aftermath of California's deadliest wildfire – video

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The number of people missing and unaccounted for as a result of the northern California wildfire has risen sharply to 631, an increase of more than 500 since Wednesday. Almost 8,000 homes were destroyed as the fire tore through the town of…

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'We chose not to fix this': Florida's new election crisis, 18 years after Bush v Gore

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It’s the state ‘where good elections go to die’, says a strategist as recount madness engulfs Florida once again

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What the midterms can teach the Democrats about winning in 2020

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Results have showed the midterm elections were better for Democrats than they initially seemed. But what are the real lessons to be taken from 2018?

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John Kerry: Europe must tackle climate change or face migration chaos

The ex-US secretary of state, speaking at a Guardian Live event, predicts mass movement from Africa

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Florida: Senate race stays on knife edge as hand recount ordered

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Republican Ron DeSantis appears to have won governor’s race over Andrew Gillum

Florida elections still too close to call as Senate race goes to hand recount – as it happened

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Republican Rick Scott declares victory despite new recount; Trump to make rare visit to California to survey Camp Fire damage; Sign up for the morning US briefing

US civil rights agency decries Trump administration’s lax approach to police violence

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Recommendations to ‘return to vigorous enforcement of constitutional policing’ came a day after leading health group declared police violence a ‘critical’ public health

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California wildfires: death toll at 56 as sheriff releases names of missing

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Governor describes scenes of devastation as a ‘war zone’, as thousands remain displaced and more than 100 unaccounted for

Thursday, Nov 15

Does the new Congress reflect you?

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The 2018 midterm elections saw a record number of women elected and many historic firsts. But do the new members of Congress reflect you and the US population?

John Kerry: US 'cannot afford truculent child president'

Former US secretary of state criticises Trump’s failure to attend Armistice Day ceremony

Florida election recount nears deadline as Trump stirs the pot with baseless claim

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Florida’s election recount reaches a pivotal point on Thursday as most counties across the state complete reviews that could determine the next senator and governor in one of America’s top political battlegrounds.

Death toll rises in California’s worst ever wildfire outbreak – video report

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The Camp fire in northern California has killed 56 people, making it the deadliest wildfire in state history. It is also the most destructive, incinerating the town of Paradise and displacing more than 50,000 people. Other blazes continue…

Wednesday, Nov 14

Trump announces support of criminal justice reform bill while taking swipe at Clintons – as it happened

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Bill faces uncertain prospects in Senate, where Republicans are divided on criminal justice; Jeff Flake’s bid to protect Mueller investigation blocked by Mitch McConnell; Sign up for the Guardian’s new US morning briefing

How Trump's presidency has divided Jewish America

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After the Pittsburgh shooting the divide in America’s Jewish community is in ever sharper focus. At the heart of that divide is President Trump

Aerial footage shows California fire continues to burn – video

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The death toll from California's deadliest wildfire has risen to 50, with hundreds of people still missing and thousands displaced. Aerial footage shows flames continuing to spread across the mountain wilderness

US toughens border as first members of migrant caravan reach Tijuana

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Hundreds of Central American migrants planning to seek asylum in the United States have reached the Mexican border city of Tijuana as the US military reinforced security measures, laying razor wire and erecting barricades.

Tuesday, Nov 13

Top White House aide 'fired' after Melania Trump intervention, report says – as it happened

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First lady called for Mira Ricardel, top aide to John Bolton, to go; Pair had dispute over plane seating during first lady’s Africa trip; Sign up for the Guardian’s new US morning briefing

California wildfires: Camp fire becomes state's deadliest with 42 people killed

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The Camp fire in northern California has killed 42 people, making it the deadliest in state history, authorities said.

Rightwing author Jerome Corsi: I expect Mueller to indict me

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Roger Stone associate has been under scrutiny in relation to hacking and leaking of Hillary Clinton emails

Democrats unveil ambitious reforms targeting voter suppression and ethics violations – as it happened

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House Democrats plan to hold first vote on campaign finance reforms and automatic voter registration

Monday, Nov 12

Trump claims 'honest vote' not possible in Florida as counties rush to recount

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President called for end to legally required recount of governor and Senate races as state’s 67 counties face Thursday deadline

'The lesson is to be hopeful': Ilhan Omar's journey from Somali refugee to US Congress

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The 36-year-old politician, who will assume office in January, hopes her remarkable story can inspire the next generation

The Zinke effect: how the US interior department became a tool of big business

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Trump’s interior secretary has been remaking the agency charged with protecting public lands as an ally of big energy, e-mails and records reveal

Planned Parenthood's new president warns of 'state of emergency' for women's health

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Dr Leana Wen, who takes over as president of the US’s biggest reproductive healthcare institution this week, says she plans to expand services despite attacks

Sunday, Nov 11

Fire chief: climate change helped make California wildfires more devastating

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Daryl Osby says fire in north of state has taken resources which would usually be used to help deadly blaze in his area

'Only bones and fragments': California wildfire toll at 31 as grim searches go on

Rescuers begin the task of scouring the wreckage of the most destructive fire in state records, in search of remains of the dead

Can Democrats ever win back white, rural America?

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Kansas was encouraging but in Iowa, a well-funded and energetic candidate lost to a Republican who openly flirts with Nazis. What should the party do next time?

'It hasn't benefited us a dime': Georgia steelworkers' verdict on Trump tariffs

US steel plants are meant to be booming in the wake of Trump’s tariffs – but tell that to production line workers in Trenton