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Clinton lead narrows

Bob Dole's relentless attacks on the integrity of President Bill Clinton appear to be paying some belated dividends - though the third candidate in Tuesday's presidential election, Ross Perot, looks to be reaping some of the benefit too.

Gloves-off Gloria

'Why do we treat him like a pal of ours?' Gloria Allred is a top US lawyer - and she's gunning for OJ Simpson. Tim Cornwell met her in Los Angeles

Letter: CNN cameras on the roof

Sir: Bob Graham's article from Atlanta (6 July) stated that CNN plans to broadcast live coverage of the Olympics, using a camera site on the roof of Pauly D's Bar. This is categorically not true.

TV takes step into cyberspace

A US news service linking NBC and Microsoft promises to fuse television and the Internet. David Usborne reports

CNN to broadcast Olympics from shed on top of bar

A tiny bar overlooking the Olympic Stadium is set to become the world's most famous watering hole over the next few weeks - as a result of one of the most unusual deals struck in television history.

CNN's million-dollar anchor

How can this woman command a seven-figure salary? Emma Daly reports

Yeltsin on the edge after low turn-out

Boris Yeltsin appeared to be pushing ahead in the Russian election despite a flurry of panic amongst his advisers over signs of a dissappointingly low turn-out.

The 'unambitious' billionaire

Ross Perot, the billionaire who took 19 per cent of the vote in the 1992 US presidential election, insisted that his new Reform Party was not driven by his personal ambition. But his appearance on CNN's Larry King Live show, where he announced his intention to run four years ago, heightened speculation that he would enter the 1996 race.

OJ faces the public in TV phone-in

TIM CORNWELL

CNN success spurs rivals into action

DAVID USBORNE

A year's Juice, freshly squeezed

Many believe that OJ Simpson will be found not guilty. But the media, the legal profession and the LA police may not be so lucky.

Turner welcomes $7.5bn Time Warner embrace

DAVID USBORNE

'They did to us what they do to the people every day'

Emma Daly describes the attack on Sarajevo's press corps
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Save us from small screen superheroes

Save us from small screen superheroes

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Reach for the skies

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These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

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Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
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How to make a Lego masterpiece

Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
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Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Urbanites are cursed with an acronym pointing to Employed but No Disposable Income or Savings
Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam
'She was a singer, a superstar, an addict, but to me, her mother, she is simply Amy'

'She was a singer, a superstar, an addict, but to me, her mother, she is simply Amy'

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Is this the role to win Cumberbatch an Oscar?

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England and Hodgson take a joint step towards redemption

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Relatives fight over Vivian Maier’s rare photos

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‘Fashion has to be fun. It’s a big business, not a cure for cancer’

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