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No time to dawdle over the roast beef lunch. The dog will have to walk itself. And you may need to draw the curtains. This is going to be tasty. Settle back in your sofa for Rory McIlroy versus Lee Westwood. And this time, it's personal.

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TJ Yates was hurried into action after the Texans first and second choice quarter-backs suffered season-ending injuries

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Gray had a voice like Sam Cooke's, though he could also rasp

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Is David Eagleman the cleverest man in America?

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Gabrielle Giffords in surprise return to Capitol Hill for vote

She came, she smiled and she was greeted by tearful colleagues. But the glow of Gabrielle Giffords' unexpected appearance on Capitol Hill on Monday to vote for the debt-ceiling deal was quickly tempered by her frustration with the mess Congress had created over tax-and-spend policies in her absence.

Shot congresswoman Giffords released from hospital

Gabrielle Giffords, the Arizona congresswoman who was shot in the head during a political rally in Tucson, was released from hospital yesterday after five months of treatment.

Texas: No bodies found after 'psychic' tip

Police who raided a farm in Texas where a woman claiming to be a psychic said many bodies were buried found no evidence of even a single killing.

Texas police searching for 'mass grave' site

Authorities in Texas yesterday said they had received claims that a mass grave containing up to 30 bodies had been discovered.

Seven of Allen Stanford's charges dropped

Federal prosecutors have narrowed their criminal case against Allen Stanford, the Texas financier accused of running a $7 billion Ponzi scheme.

Video: Massive fire at chemical plant

Firefighters have been tackling a huge blaze at a chemical plant near Houston in Texas.

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