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Today a judge will review a debt restructuring plan to rescue Detroit from bankruptcy. The scheme protects pensions, but creditors claim it has left them shouldering an unfair share of the burden

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Police found a note in Mr Rogers' home reading: "I can't live without my kids."

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The eruption is latest after months of activity around Tunguarahua volcano

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Leandra Becerra Lumbreras is reported to have been born on 31 August 1887

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Robert M. Moore died after the golf cart overturned, ejecting everyone from the vehicle

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A man in Texas is being investigated by police for making his 10-month-old granddaughter take the ice bucket challenge

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Michael Sam, the NFL's first openly gay player, has been cut

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Scott Rogers, a US TV host and former Suffolk dance teacher has been shot dead by his son-in-law at his home in Louisiana.

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Four employees await the verdict of a US court for 2007 killings
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Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is considering changing the capital from Buenos Aires

President Cristina Kirchner is considering moving Argentina’s capital from Buenos Aires to Santiago del Estero

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US military psychiatrist Hasan is on death row for killing 13 people

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A man who was violently disowned by his family after they confronted him about being gay in a “delayed intervention” has received over $90,000 in donations to cover his living expenses

Mr Pierce said his Christian family kicked him out for 'choosing to be gay'

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This week, designers begin to show their spring 2015 collections in New York
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She's done pretty well, for a boffin without a beard

Alice Roberts talks about her new book on evolution - and why her early TV work drew flak from (mostly male) colleagues
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Get well soon, Joan Rivers

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Doctor Who Into the Dalek more than compensated for last week's nonsensical offering
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Fashion walks away from the celebrity runway show

As the collections start, fashion editor Alexander Fury finds video and the internet are proving more attractive
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Meet the stars of TV's Wolf Hall...

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Europe's biggest steampunk convention

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Daddy, who was Richard Attenborough?

The atomisation of culture means that few of those we regard as stars are universally loved any more, says DJ Taylor