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Ketanji Brown Jackson is confirmed as the first Black female Supreme Court Justice

How the world reacted to Ketanji Brown Jackson’s historic Supreme Court confirmation

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    Viola Davis and Gillian Anderson are forces to be reckoned with in the trailer for The First Lady

  • Netflix's Colin In Black And White
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    Netflix’s Colin In Black & White: “A provocative, inspiring and infuriating watch”

  • Impeachment: American Crime Story episode 1 premiered on BBC One last night – and critics are already impressed
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    American Crime Story reveals the truth about the 90s scandal that rocked the White House

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The Independent: Jodie Turner-Smith to star in new pulse-raising political thriller
Entertainment

Jodie Turner-Smith’s new pulse-raising political thriller is giving us big Succession vibes

It even stars the show’s patriarch, Brian Cox.

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Lena Headey
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The real political scandal behind Lena Headey’s gripping new series

She will appear opposite Justin Theroux in The White House Plumbers.

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Hollie Richardson
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Michelle Obama
People

Michelle Obama’s retirement plans are as inspirational as you’d expect

“I’ve been telling my daughters I’m moving toward retirement right now...”

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Hollie Richardson
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Amanda Gorman delivering her inauguration poem The Hill We Climb
Celebrity

Amanda Gorman: “One day you’re called an icon, the next day, a threat”

The poet has shared “the reality of Black girls” in a viral tweet.

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Hollie Richardson
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The best podcasts on the dangers of conspiracy theories and fake news

How does misinformation spread? Who is most likely to believe conspiracy theories? Whatever your question, there's a podcast to answer it.

Diane Guerrero in Amend: The Fight For America on Netflix
TV

The star-studded trailer for Netflix’s new docu-series is here, and it looks so, so good

Amend: The Fight For America will tell the story of the US' Fourteenth Amendment.

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Lauren Geall
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Biden Harris Inauguration
Politics

US Presidential Inauguration: the 8 most memorable moments you missed

History has been made once more – Donald Trump is out, and President Joe Biden is in.

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Charley Ross
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US President Donald Trump boards Air Force One
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What’s the deal with the second Trump impeachment, and will it really make a difference?

It has been confirmed that Donald Trump has been impeached (again) just days before Biden's inaugeration.

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Natalie Gil
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The US Capitol building being stormed by Trump supporters yesterday 6 January
Politics

27 tweets that tell the story of the riots at the US Capitol

“Something that has been made clear: we need to stop saying ‘This is not who we are’ in ‘America’.”

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Lauren Geall
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The Biden-Harris press team will be entirely led by women
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Every single member of the Biden-Harris press team will be a woman

“I am proud to announce today the first senior White House communications team composed entirely of women,” says the President-elect.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Crowds after the election in America
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“On edge, elated and exhausted”: American women react to the US presidential election results

American women give their honest reaction to the results of the Biden vs Trump US presidential election results

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Katy Harrington
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What is vice president-elect Kamala Harris’ stance on the issues that matter to women?

She is the first woman of colour elected US vice president.

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Why Stacey Abrams is the real hero of the 2020 US election

But it’s not up to Black women to save the world.

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Moya Crockett
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28 tweets that tell the story of last night’s US election rollercoaster (and it’s not over yet)

Twitter was on fire as the counting began across America. There was hope, worry, dismay, then hope again. Here are 28 tweets that sum up the drama.

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Katy Harrington
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Sarah McBride.
Politics

Sarah McBride responds to making history with her US election win

“We did it. We won the general election.”

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Hollie Richardson
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Alexandria Ocasio Cortez
Politics

The Squad share powerful responses to their US election 2020 wins

“Our sisterhood is resilient.”

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Hollie Richardson
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“If Biden wins, we can't stop fighting and if Trump wins, we must stay hopeful”

A young Black activist in the US looks ahead to the results of this year's polarising presidential election and says her work must continue no matter who wins.

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Olivia Pace
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“As an American in the UK, watching the US election unfold makes me feel nervous and hopeful”

An American who moved to London for love explains why, even though she loves her adopted home, when presidential elections roll round she longs to be in the US.

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Jennifer Barton
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“I voted for Trump in 2016, but I won’t be doing that this time”

As the polarising US Presidential election campaign approaches its denouement, a young American who voted for Trump in 2016 tells us why she changed her mind

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Emily Maitlis lights up Twitter in clash with Trump advisor John Bolton, holding power to account

The Newsnight host hit home in a heated exchange over Trump's impeachment trial.

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Anna Brech
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