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A memorial outside the Robb Elementary School in Texas.

‘Chaos’: How 400 police failed to stop Texas school shooting

The first report into the mass shooting in May found police failed to prioritise saving innocent lives over their own safety.

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  • Jake Bleiberg and Paul J. Weber


Donald Trump speaks to supporters just before the US Capitol riots.

Donor slump signals Trump’s grip on GOP may be slipping

The former president’s camp says anything that suggests he is not raising money at an ‘unparalleled pace’ is fake news.

  • Jason Lange and Alexandra Ulmer
Larry Fink's BlackRock can do the things governments need right now.

Why Larry Fink is more worried about food prices than oil

The Wall Street titan and boss of the world’s largest fund manager, BlackRock, says the destruction of arable land during the Ukraine war has dangerous global consequences.

  • Brooke Masters and Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, right, greets US President Joe Biden with a fist bump in Jeddah.

Biden’s outreach to Middle East dictators is about China and Russia

During painful encounters Arab strongmen, Joe Biden returned to one reason for renewing ties with allies on the wrong side of the struggle battle between democracy and autocracy.

  • David E. Sanger and Peter Baker
Donald Trump and his then wife, Ivana, pose outside the Federal Courthouse after she was sworn in as a United States citizen in 1988.

Ivana Trump died from ‘blunt impact’ injuries

Police had been looking into whether former president Donald Trump’s first wife fell down the stairs. New York’s medical examiner ruled her death an accident.

  • Carolyn Thompson
Tony Davis testing the Model Y.

10 of the best opinion reads from this week

Here’s 10 long reads to enjoy: meet the Aussie scientist who knows how to make green steel; find out what the new Tesla SUV is like; and why the extended weekend is on the rise

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Tony Davis testing the Model Y.

10 long reads for the weekend

Here’s 10 long reads to enjoy: meet the Aussie scientist who knows how to make green steel; find out what the new Tesla SUV is like; and why the extended weekend is on the rise

Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Richard Marles with US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin.

Subs would be built faster with Australian investment in US shipyards

Richard Marles is open to co-crewing and co-flagging America’s Los Angeles class of submarines, but investing in new shipyards in America might be a step too far for the Defence Minister.

  • Matthew Cranston
Joe Biden’s re-election prospects will depend on whether the US can avoid recession.

Why the US may avoid a ‘real’ recession

Many Americans believe the country is already in – or very close to – a recession, conventionally defined as two consecutive quarters of negative growth. But are they right?

  • Matthew Cranston
Little fires everywhere. Workers rally against inflation and economic volatility in Buenos Aires at the weekend.

US inflation surge signals tough times ahead

Have no doubt: the latest inflation numbers point to rough seas ahead, particularly for the most vulnerable segments of society in the US and around the globe.

  • Mohamed El-Erian
People face travelling disruption and long queues at Heathrow Airport amid the industry’s ongoing staffing crisis.

Delta flew plane of stranded luggage from Heathrow to the US

A Delta Air Lines plane packed with luggage but no passengers was flown from Heathrow Airport in London to Detroit this week.

  • Lora Kelley
Governor Tiff Macklem.

Bank of Canada lifts key rate by full point to 2.5pc

The unexpected monetary jolt illustrates the extent to which officials are spooked by soaring inflation; it was the largest increase since 1998.

  • Erik Hertzberg
NASA’s Amber Straughn speaks about the James Webb image (behind) of the star-forming region in the Carina Nebula.

Scientists marvel at long-awaited Webb photos

The extraordinary images was taken by the James Webb Space Telescope, the world’s most advanced observatory, which floats around 1.6 million kilometres away from Earth, scanning the heavens.

  • Sarah Knapton
Texas hosted the National Rifle Association’s 2022 annual meeting in May.

I asked about abortion at a Texas gun show. The answer I got was grim.

If women are to be forced to carry pregnancies, so much more must be done about maternal homicide and interpersonal violence.

  • Karen Attiah
Demonstrators attempt to breach the US Capitol building on January 6, 2021.

Trump held ‘craziest meeting of his presidency’ before Jan 6 riots

The US committee investigating the attack on the Capitol heard evidence of a Trump meeting to overturn the 2020 election result that featured screaming, insults and a plan to call in the military.

  • Zach Montague
Australian Deputy Prime Minister Richard Marles, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, at Arlington National Cemetery, in Arlington

Climate change a bigger threat to Pacific than China

Climate change is a greater threat to the Pacific than Chinese military aggression, Defence Minister Richard Marles said in Washington. He said the US and Australia needed to lift their game in the Pacific or risk “catastrophic failure”.

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  • Matthew Cranston
An image captured by the James Webb Space Telescope shows galaxy cluster SMACS 0723.

NASA’s deepest view yet into the past of the cosmos

The James Webb Space Telescope has managed to capture a piece of sky where fledgling galaxies were searing into visibility just 600 million years after the Big Bang.

  • Dennis Overbye, Kenneth Chang and Jim Tankersley
The events of January 6 last year show that America is a country in which armed insurrections can, and do, happen.

Dangerously polarised US is starting to resemble an emerging market

When it comes to issues of political risk and volatility terms, the US is starting to look more like a developing rather than a developed economy.

  • Rana Foroohar
Steve Bannon, Donald Trump’s former chief strategist, has been indicted on two counts of contempt of Congress.

Facing jail, Trump ally Bannon agrees to testify to Jan 6 panel

Mr Trump’s former chief strategist had been staunchly opposed to the House committee investigating the attack on the US Capitol building.

  • Luke Broadwater and Maggie Haberman
In some places, Uber initially paid nearly 90 per cent of drivers’ hourly earnings, essentially giving away rides for free, sending taxi drivers into economic despair.

‘Violence guarantees success’: Inside Uber’s global rise

In its push for global expansion, Uber gave rides away for free and saw clashes with taxi cab workers as a way to gain support, a trove of new documents shows.

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