“Hard day” poses question for US in space

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Two fatal rocket crashes may bring demise of small space companies

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Virgin Galactic rocket suffers fatal crash

SpaceShipTwo breaks up over Mojave desert

Democrats make last stand in Georgia

Demographic changes offer hope to the party in the South

No FBI agent could write this column

Sleuths may use the web to trap criminals, but those in the media should not make it easy

US broadband map

Digital divide exacerbates US inequality

FT analysis shows size of task facing policy makers

Learn to love the not-so-quiet American

Too little enthusiasm and things can be demotivating, too much and no one will thank you

US issues guidelines over Ebola

White House seeks to end dispute over quarantine of medical workers

Republicans look to lock up the House

The party could cement control of the chamber for years

Cuomo backs down on NY Ebola orders

Governor follows White House warnings about consequences of quarantine

US governors order Ebola quarantine

Medical worker isolated in New Jersey tests negative for virus

Ebola alarm meets its match in New York

An unflappable city carries on much as it always does

Go slow on pot, says Colorado governor

Hickenlooper says think twice before following his state’s lead

New York doctor tests positive for Ebola

Aid agency worker recently returned from Guinea, west Africa

Tea Party favourites struggle to keep grip

Voters balk at cuts and policies that fail to deliver growth

Obama leads tributes to Bradlee

US president acclaims ‘a true newspaperman’

Water: Thirst for life

In California farmers are pulling crops as residents worry about shortages

Political landscape shifts in US south

Social issues, urbanisation and racial politics are changing allegiances across southern states

US craft beers hit the spot in Britain

American exports to the UK have increased tenfold in past decade

Mylan faces pressure over US executions

Generic drugmaker’s product set to be used for lethal injections

Yellen bemoans rising US inequality

Boston speech highlights Fed chair’s liberal sympathies