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The 17-year-old senior at Duluth High School has been suspended for violating school rules on sexual harassment

Levitt plays down day-trading fears

Levitt plays down day-trading fears

Rowing: Redgrave the maestro takes ninth world title

Hugh Matheson reports from Ontario on a British superlative

Rowing: Redgrave ready to turn up the heat

STEVEN REDGRAVE and his coxless four of Matthew Pinsent, Ed Coode and James Cracknell carry the flag for Britain in the World Championships here today.

Sports Letter: Greene error

Sir: Sportswriters everywhere keep saying that Maurice Greene is the world's fastest man.But he's not. Michael Johnson is. His time of 19.32sec for the 200 metres in Atlanta represents a higher average speed than Maurice Greene's 9.79sec for the 100m in Athens,or even Obadele Thompson's "windy" 9.69sec.

Adultery is our best-loved sport

Offer women a decent, monogamous bloke, the perfect Mr Right, and they turn away in distaste

LA nursery gunman surrenders to police

AFTER A 23-hour game of cat and mouse with police, the man suspected of shooting at a group of children and their teachers at a Jewish community centre in suburban Los Angeles gave himself up in Las Vegas yesterday, saying his actions should be "a wake-up call to America to kill Jews".

Obituary: Helen Rollason

"I LOVE everything about being in the world," Helen Rollason said shortly before the final round of her two-year fight with cancer. "Giving up is not an option in my book."

Sacked office worker kills three in Alabama

THREE PEOPLE were shot dead in a small Alabama town yesterday, marking the second time in two weeks that a disgruntled American has taken out his grievances on his former colleagues.

When the losers of America take to the killing floor

WHEN THE bustling regularity of a city day was interrupted by the hollow crack of bullets, swiftly followed by the screams of sirens, no one had to apply much imagination to guess what had happened. Yet another American had snapped, taking out his frustrations in the first best way that came to mind: with a gun (or two, or three).

Atlanta killer's wife went in fear of her life feared for her safety

MASS KILLER Mark Barton's first victim last week - his estranged wife, Leigh Ann, 27 - had been worried for her safety but loved Barton's children and wanted to remain involved in their lives, her sister said at the weekend.

The American Dream gets another bashing

Chris Cramer, the former head of BBC Newsgathering, left Britain three years ago to become president of CNN in Atlanta. He finds a city that took immense pride in its achievements is now hanging its head in shame

Money at the root of killing spree

Disastrous stock market losses and a sense of personal failure sparked Mark Barton's rampage in Atlanta, writes David Usborne

'I don't plan to live much longer, just long enough to kill the people that greedily sought my destruction'

MARK BARTON meant to be a helpful murderer. He left a detailed letter with the bodies of his wife and children. It was meant as an explanation for what he had done. It talked of his depression, of the downward spiral his life had taken, of his fear that the dark moods he had inherited from his father would be passed on to his own children. But no explanation, not even from his own hand, will be adequate to make us understand.

Letter: Death in Atlanta

Sir: Why are the British and US media concentrating on gun control when it is obvious that the capitalist marketplace was behind the latest American shooting massacre (report, 30 July)? Money is notorious as a cause of murders, suicides and no end of despair. The gunman, Mark Barton, became engrossed in online trading along with 7 million other non-rich Americans desperate to make Wall Street-size profits.

Atlanta shootings: The Killer's Words

The text of a note found in Mark Barton's apartment along with the bodies of his wife, son and daughter.
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Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

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Dominic Rossi of Fidelity says his pressure on business to control rewards is working. But why aren’t other fund managers helping?
The King David Hotel gives precious work to Palestinians - unless peace talks are on

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End of the Aussie brain drain

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Meditation is touted as a cure for mental instability but can it actually be bad for you?

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Researching a mass murder, Dr Miguel Farias discovered that, far from bringing inner peace, meditation can leave devotees in pieces
Eurovision 2015: Australians will be cheering on their first-ever entrant this Saturday

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Australia, a nation of kitsch-worshippers, has always loved the Eurovision Song Contest. Maggie Alderson says it'll fit in fine
Letterman's final Late Show: Laughter, but no tears, as David takes his bow after 33 years

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Veteran talkshow host steps down to plaudits from four presidents
Ivor Novello Awards 2015: Hozier wins with anti-Catholic song 'Take Me To Church' as John Whittingdale leads praise for Black Sabbath

Hozier's 'blasphemous' song takes Novello award

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Tequila gold rush: The spirit has gone from a cheap shot to a multi-billion pound product

Join the tequila gold rush

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Paul Scholes column: Does David De Gea really want to leave Manchester United to fight it out for the No 1 spot at Real Madrid?

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Season's finale brings the end of an era for top coaches and players across the continent

The end of an era across the continent

It's time to say farewell to Klopp, Clement, Casillas and Xavi this weekend as they move on to pastures new, reports Pete Jenson
Bin Laden documents released: Papers reveal his obsession with attacking the US and how his failure to keep up with modern jihad led to Isis

'Focus on killing American people'

Released Bin Laden documents reveal obsession with attacking United States
Life hacks: The innovations of volunteers and medical workers are helping Medécins Sans Frontières save people around the world

Medécins Sans Frontières's life hacks

The innovations of volunteers and medical workers around the world are helping the charity save people
Ireland's same-sex marriage vote: As date looms, the Irish ask - how would God vote?

Same-sex marriage

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The underworld is going freelance: Why The Godfather's Mafia model is no longer viable

The Mafia is going freelance

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