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Guy Adams was The Independent's Los Angeles correspondent from 2008-2012.

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One cool dude: How Parker Liautaud aims to save the world, one polar expedition at a time

It’s sunny California, but 17-year-old Parker Liautaud is in furs, preparing to make his fourth polar expedition. As Guy Adams discovers, he’s driven both by concern for our planet and the hubris of youth.

Amardeep Kaleka comforts members of the temple in Oak Creek yesterday

Wisconsin temple killer was neo-Nazi who left army in disgrace

White supremacist gunman's past emerges as families in Wisconsin mourn deaths of six Sikhs

Speakers pull out of Obiang charity bash

Bill Clinton sits on the board of directors of a US charity that has controversially decided to hold its prestigious biennial "human rights" conference on the home territory of one of Africa's most corrupt dictators.

A man wipes away tears outside the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, where seven people were killed

Seven killed in Sikh temple mass shooting

Dozens of worshippers are also injured before police kill gunman in Wisconsin

Opinion for hire: Ryan Holiday offered himself to journalists as an 'expert' source on dozens of topics

Mr Rent-a-Quote fools mainstream media

PR boss's hoax exposes flaws in modern newsgathering methods

Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo

Equatorial Guinea's dictator attempts to rebrand himself as a champion of human rights with the help of a Clinton-endorsed charity

Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo's PR campaign begins on 20 August, when he welcomes 4,000 delegates, including world leaders, Hollywood actors, Emmy-winning pop stars, famous athletes, and a cross-section of US television celebrities, to the city of Malabo

NBC accused of deliberately editing footage of the women’s team gymnastics

Controversy over the coverage of the Olympics on American television deepened today when NBC was accused of deliberately editing footage of the women’s team gymnastics in order to create what critics called “fake suspense.”

James Holmes was identified as a possible safety threat by his own psychiatrist

Colorado cinema Batman massacre accused James Holmes was identified as threat by his psychiatrist

Development adds weight to speculation that the mass shooting could have been avoided

Guy Adams: Twitter backs down at last - but why did I get banned?

While our writer has got his account back, the social media giant is saying very little about why it was suspended

An official threatens Greysia Polii and Meiliana Jauhari of Indonesia and Jung Eun Ha and Min Jung Kim of Korea with a 'black card' disqualification

Tarnished gold: Some of the 'great' Olympics cheats

Faster, higher, farther...sneakier? From non-disabled Paralympians to rigged fencing foils and badminton players intent on losing - here's our guide to the Olympians who fell far short of the high Olympic ideals...

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