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Kamala Harris joins Joe Biden in first campaign event

Joe Biden formally introduces Kamala Harris as his vice-presidential pick in Delaware.
Thursday August 13, 2020

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris speak in Delaware

It's their first joint appearance since Biden named Harris as his vice-president running mate.
Thursday August 13, 2020

Donald Trump calls Kamala Harris 'meanest' US senator

The US president says he likes his running mate, Vice-President Mike Pence, "much better".
Wednesday August 12, 2020

QAnon supporter Marjorie Taylor Greene wins Georgia Republican primary

Marjorie Taylor Greene seems set to become the conspiracy theory's first devotee in Congress.
Wednesday August 12, 2020

Facebook adds 'blackface' photos to banned posts

The company's rules also explicitly target references to common anti-Semitic stereotypes.
Wednesday August 12, 2020

Trini Lopez, singer and Dirty Dozen actor, dies with coronavirus at 83

The Mexican-American singer and guitarist had a hit in 1963 with his version of If I Had A Hammer.
Wednesday August 12, 2020

Officers point guns at black teenagers in Santa Clarita

The teenagers were reportedly attacked by a homeless man with a knife. The incident is under investigation.
Thursday August 13, 2020

Sumner Redstone: US media mogul dies aged 97

His influential entertainment empire included ViacomCBS and Paramount Pictures, MTV and Nickelodeon.
Wednesday August 12, 2020

US mother killed while daughter takes first day of Zoom lessons

A teacher was able to mute the girl's feed before the suspect opened fire in her home, police say.
Wednesday August 12, 2020

Top US college sports leagues halt autumn season

The Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences say the decision was taken because of coronavirus fears.
Wednesday August 12, 2020

Coronavirus: White House weighs plan to keep out US citizens and legal residents

A proposed rule would allow officials to deny US citizens and legal residents entry over Covid-19.
Tuesday August 11, 2020

Seattle police chief quits after city council votes to strip funds

Chief Carmen Best's resignation came hours after the city council voted to reduce the police budget.
Tuesday August 11, 2020

US stores recall onions amid salmonella outbreaks

More than 600 people across 43 states have reported salmonella infections linked to the onions.
Tuesday August 11, 2020

Tiger King's Carole Baskin faces lawsuit from family of husband Don Lewis

The family of Don Lewis, who disappeared in 1997, file a lawsuit against his wife Carole Baskin.
Tuesday August 11, 2020

Final Blockbuster to open for summer sleepover

The chain's last store in the US state of Oregon is to give locals the chance to stay the night.
Wednesday August 12, 2020

Kamala Harris: Countries rush to celebrate Biden's running mate

People in India, Jamaica and Canada are queuing up to heap praise on the California senator.
Wednesday August 12, 2020

Skater girls: Gender, joy and slow photography

A nearly 170-year-old process has been used to photograph female and non-binary skateboarders.
Wednesday August 12, 2020

Coronavirus: Can California's economy survive the latest surge?

The US state has had to reverse its reopening plans amid a surge in cases.
Tuesday August 11, 2020

Democratic National Convention: What to expect at Biden's nomination party

Covid may have spoiled the party in Wisconsin but there's still a lot you need to know about the virtual event.
Tuesday August 11, 2020

Trump's WeChat ban shocks Chinese abroad

For China's global community, the app provides a vital means of staying in touch with home.
Monday August 10, 2020

Can a Eurovision-style song contest work in the US?

The American Song Contest is set to air in 2021, organisers have announced.
Friday August 07, 2020

US election 2020 polls: Who is ahead - Trump or Biden?

An in-depth look at the polls and what they can and can’t tell us about who will win the White House.
Wednesday August 12, 2020

US gun control: What is the NRA and why is it so powerful?

The National Rifle Association is the most powerful single player in the divisive issue of US gun control.
Thursday August 06, 2020

Biden VP pick: Susan Rice, the diplomat and lightning rod

A former national security adviser is on the short list to become the Democratic vice-presidential nominee.
Monday August 10, 2020

The British role in America's tainted past

Alongside calls for reform, historians say a re-examination of how US racism got to this point is needed.
Sunday August 02, 2020

NBA: Black Lives Matter and basketball’s role in discussion on racism

Basketball is perhaps the sport best placed to challenge racial inequality. Is the NBA doing it right?
Friday July 31, 2020

The frustration of trying to invest in my hometown

Would-be investors in US black neighbourhoods say they still face significant financial barriers.
Sunday July 26, 2020

George Floyd death: The other names we're also hearing now

For some bereaved relatives fighting for justice the spotlight can be welcome, but it's still painful
Wednesday July 22, 2020

Cancel culture: What unites young people against Obama and Trump

The push to bring down memorials has renewed criticisms of "cancel culture" from current and past presidents.
Wednesday July 08, 2020

Say Her Name: 'Black women are killed by police too'

The campaign group Say Her Name believes deaths of black women at the hands of police are overlooked.
Thursday July 16, 2020

Three generations on the impact of George Floyd's death

Three generations of one family discuss their experiences of racism and whether things are changing.
Monday July 13, 2020

Professional Bull Riders: American rodeo and its history of black athletes

Ezekiel Mitchell is following those who blazed a trail before him, helping restore an American history that has not been fully told.
Tuesday July 14, 2020

Black America Speaks: What black radio makes of this moment

"Hunted" because of my race: The BBC tunes in to black-owned radio stations amid national upheaval.
Wednesday July 08, 2020

George Floyd death: What US police officers think of protests

Some think change needs to come from the top, others say they are doing a tough job and under attack.
Friday June 26, 2020

Black Lives Matter: Can viral videos stop police brutality?

Do viral videos like the one captured of George Floyd's death actually reduce police abuse?
Monday July 06, 2020

'Speak and be heard': Why black media matters

Sara Lomax-Reese owns WURD, one of a handful of black-owned and operated radio stations in the US.
Tuesday June 23, 2020

'My best friend was killed in the protests - I'm marching for him'

19-year-old Diamond wants "justice" for her friend, who died days after George Floyd.
Sunday June 21, 2020

One thing Americans find hard to talk about

A US psychologist who specialises in conflict resolution overseas is now turning her attention to race at home.
Wednesday March 06, 2019

Trump rushed out of news conference amid 'shooting'

In the opening minutes of his press conference, the US president was asked to step outside by a Secret Service agent.
Tuesday August 11, 2020

Chicago imposes restrictions after night of unrest

More than 100 people were arrested for looting, battery against police and other charges.
Tuesday August 11, 2020

'No one is above the law, not even the NRA'

New York's attorney general is suing the NRA to dissolve it over alleged financial mismanagement.
Thursday August 06, 2020

FBI raids home of YouTube star Jake Paul

Agents seized several firearms. The nature of the investigation has not been disclosed.
Thursday August 06, 2020

Tropical Storm Isaias: 'The Lord spared us for another day'

Deadly Tropical Storm Isaias has cut a swathe of destruction along parts of the East Coast.
Wednesday August 05, 2020

Nasa SpaceX crew return: Dragon capsule splashes down

The SpaceX capsule touches down off Florida, in the first crewed US water landing in 45 years.
Monday August 03, 2020

An underwater webcam in the port of Miami has become a lockdown sensation.

An underwater webcam in the port of Miami has become a lockdown sensation thanks to its tailless star 'Oval'.
Sunday August 02, 2020

John Lewis: Former presidents eulogise civil rights titan

Three former US presidents speak at the funeral of congressman John Lewis in Atlanta, Georgia.
Friday July 31, 2020

Plain clothes police officers bundle woman into unmarked car

The video of her arrest for vandalism in New York has drawn criticism from public officials.
Thursday July 30, 2020

How much power does tech 'big four' have?

Regulators are scrutinising Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook. How much power do the 'big four' hold?
Wednesday July 29, 2020

Coronavirus: 'We’re still waiting at home for them to come back'

Latinos represent 18% of the total US population but more than a third of Covid-19 cases.
Tuesday July 28, 2020

Coming out at 90 years old... to my gay daughter

While writing his memoirs in lockdown, Kenneth Felts opened up to his daughter about his first love.
Monday July 27, 2020

Reopening US schools 'makes our kids guinea pigs'

Florida's decision to reopen all brick and mortar schools in August caused a teacher backlash.
Thursday July 23, 2020

'I just love helping, I'm not ready to give it up'

Dr Melissa Freeman is a doctor in New York City who has been practising for 65 years. The BBC spoke to her about her journey into medicine.
Thursday July 23, 2020

Driving into the art of Vincent Van Gogh

Toronto's immersive exhibition allows audiences to experience art from the comfort of their car.
Saturday July 04, 2020

Coronavirus: Protest, rally or eating out - Where is riskier?

Dr Georges Benjamin breaks down the risks of going into crowds and how best to protect yourself.
Friday July 03, 2020

Why Texas is seeing a surge in coronavirus cases

In the past week, the state has seen upwards of 6,000 new cases every day and hospitals are reaching capacity.
Thursday July 02, 2020

Young skater goes viral performing at Black Lives Matter Plaza

A video of Kaitlyn Saunders skating on the square opposite the White House has amassed 5 million views.
Tuesday June 30, 2020

Martin Luther King Jr's daughter: 'I know the pain of growing up without a father'

Rev Bernice A King was speaking at Rayshard Brooks' funeral in Atlanta, Georgia.
Wednesday June 24, 2020

Living through the threat of eviction in the pandemic

The BBC meets a single father of three as he navigates trying to keep his apartment.
Saturday June 20, 2020