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Ms D'Auriol had stayed overnight at the clinic after undergoing plastic surgery

Cold comfort for all on Groundhog Day

The Seer of Seers, Sage of Sages, Prognosticator of Prognosticators and Weather Prophet Extraordinary has spoken: Punxsatawney Phil, the American groundhog revered by thousands, popped out of his burrow on Gobbler's Knob, saw his own shadow and declared that winter will persist for another six weeks.

Oh, Monica, it could have been so different...

It's not much fun being a Bill-bimbo. Poor Monica Lewinsky. She's probably lying there sobbing in the Watergate Hotel wondering how she went from a fresh-faced intern to the girl at the centre of Zippergate. Anyone who saw Hillary Clinton on the morning talkshows shivered for Monica. Once Hillary's gunning for you you're a gonna we thought.

Clinton accused: Lewinsky: a dangerous infatuation in anguish

At the Pacific Hills High School in Beverly Hills, teachers were especially proud of one old-girl, Monica Lewinsky: after three years reading psychology at university in Oregon, she was going on to the White House as an intern.

Clinton accused: Lewinsky: in anguish

At the Pacific Hills High School in Beverly Hills, the Los Angeles enclave favoured by the wealthy and famous, teachers were especially proud of one old-girl, Monica Lewinsky. After three years reading psychology at university in Oregon, she was going on to the White House as an intern.

Letter: Non-smoking US

Sir: Michael S Maxson of Toledo, Ohio, (letter, 15 November) cannot have travelled very much around his own country. Smoking has been banned in restaurants in Los Angeles (and the adjoining cities of Beverly Hills, Glendale and Burbank) for the past five years. There are several other cities in California with the same ruling.

Fatherhood for Michael Jackson

The pop singer Michael Jackson (left) became a father yesterday when his wife Debbie Rowe gave birth to a boy, a Los Angeles television station reported. Mother and child were said to be doing well.

US broker to sell babies to British

The Department of Health warned last night that it may take legal action to stop an American "rent-a womb" baby broker recruiting childless couples in the United Kingdom.

Total eclipse of the stars

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LA's angry suburbs threaten to secede

This was not, it was clear, California's answer to the break-up of the Soviet Union. The dozen people gathered on the steps of a boarded- up municipal building in the San Fernando Valley were law-abiding businessmen and homeowners who cleared their throats before they spoke.

Timothy Leary, Sixties messiah, dies with the words 'Why not?'

In the end it wasn't the inter-galactic blow-out live on the Internet, the first ever "visible, interactive suicide" he once said he wanted, complete with an encore centuries down the line if science could find a cure for death. Timothy Leary, the old prince of psychedelia, Messiah of a certain 1960s madness, yesterday departed from the world he had variously mocked, mesmerised, and scandalised in the manner most people would choose. In his bed, in his sleep, in the company of close friends.

Menendez brothers found guilty of murder

A California jury yesterday found Lyle and Erik Menendez guilty of first- degree murder in the brutal shootings of their mother and father nearly seven years ago.

George Burns, world's oldest comedian, is dead

SHOWBUSINESS lost one of its most enduring stars yesterday with the death of comedian George Burns, just a few weeks after his 100th birthday.

an insider's guide to penetration

SEX, DRUGS AND ROCK 'N' ROLL It used to seen as the be-all and end-all of sex. Now a generation of 'tactical virgins' is showing there's more than one way to skin a cat. By Cora Mann

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Robert Fisk: No victory for Israel despite weeks of devastation

Palestinians have won: they are still in Gaza, and Hamas is still there
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Unlikely friends: Mary Beard and the troll who called her a ‘filthy old slut’

The Cambridge University classicist even wrote the student a character reference
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America’s new apartheid

Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone
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What is the appeal of Twitch?

Amazon is buying the video-game-themed online streaming site for £600m - but why do people want to watch others playing Xbox?
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How bosses are making us work harder

As it is revealed that one newspaper office pumps out the sound of typewriters to increase productivity, Gillian Orr explores the other devices designed to motivate staff
Manufacturers are struggling to keep up with the resurgence in vinyl records

Hard pressed: Resurgence in vinyl records

As the resurgence in vinyl records continues, manufacturers and their outdated machinery are struggling to keep up with the demand
Tony Jordan: 'I turned down the chance to research Charles Dickens for a TV series nine times ... then I found a kindred spirit'

A tale of two writers

Offered the chance to research Charles Dickens for a TV series, Tony Jordan turned it down. Nine times. The man behind EastEnders and Life on Mars didn’t feel right for the job. Finally, he gave in - and found an unexpected kindred spirit
Could a later start to the school day be the most useful educational reform of all?

Should pupils get a lie in?

Doctors want a later start to the school day so that pupils can sleep later. Not because teenagers are lazy, explains Simon Usborne - it's all down to their circadian rhythms
Prepare for Jewish jokes – as Jewish comedians get their own festival

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SJ Watson: 'I still can't quite believe that Before I Go to Sleep started in my head'

A dream come true for SJ Watson

Watson was working part time in the NHS when his debut novel, Before I Go to Sleep, became a bestseller. Now it's a Hollywood movie, too. Here he recalls the whirlwind journey from children’s ward to A-list film set
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10 best cycling bags for commuters

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Paul Scholes: Three at the back isn’t working yet but given time I’m hopeful Louis van Gaal can rebuild Manchester United

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Kate Bush shows a voice untroubled by time

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Robot sheepdog technology could be used to save people from burning buildings

The science of herding is cracked

Mathematical model would allow robots to be programmed to control crowds and save people from burning buildings
Tyrant: Is the world ready for a Middle Eastern 'Dallas'?

This tyrant doesn’t rule

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