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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie visited Florida this weekend, on a trip likely intended to boost his profile as a potential presidential candidate. Instead, the scandal-plagued Republican arrived in the Sunshine State under a cloud. On Saturday Dawn Zimmer, the Democrat mayor of Hoboken, New Jersey, claimed in a television interview that two of Christie’s close aides had threatened to withhold Hurricane Sandy relief funds from her city if she continued to oppose a major property development plan backed by the Governor.

McCoy is less than masterly

As Master Minded repelled Somersby by the width of his whiskers after a down-and-dirty scrap in the mud to take the Victor Chandler Chase here at Ascot yesterday, the first reaction of his trainer,Paul Nicholls, was consternation. A win it was for the eight-year-old, his seventh at Grade One level, but the former two-mile champion is associated with imperious wide margins, not desperate, diminishing short-heads.

Hawaii: Tropical sun, surf - and heli-skiing

Hawaii's mild climate, warm ocean and gentle breezes make it the perfect holiday destination to visit any time of the year, but the variations in the weather across the islands can be quite surprising. Hawaii boasts 11 of the 13 climate zones in the world, each with unique weather characteristics. On the nightly local news, you'll find surf reports for each side of the islands, along with wind and rainfall forecasts.

Pothole warning as more snow falls

Motorists have been warned to expect "the worst driving conditions imaginable" by the AA as snow is forecast to return to much of Britain today.

Mist may mar firework displays

Mist and lingering fog threatens to mar revellers' enjoyment of tomorrow night's New Year's Eve firework displays, forecasters said.

Joan Smith: We should button up and press on

What happened to Haiti is a catastrophe: delay to trains and planes isn't. Whatever happened to British fortitude?

Opening for games hit by big freeze

The Premier League has said that it is confident that there will be no serious long-term disruption to fixtures after a weekend of games cancelled due to the weather.

Video: Snow to cause misery across Britain

Temperatures are plummeting across the UK with widespread ice and snow set to return.

Blizzards clear for Hurricane, but day ends in a bitter Twist

It was certainly worth the wait, and for Willie Mullins it came within an ace of being a perfect day. In the end, however, it turned out that jump racing remains every bit as cruel as the weather that had caused its prolonged suspension in Ireland. Mullins had already won two of the big prizes compressed into an extraordinary card at Fairyhouse yesterday and, jumping into the lead over the last in the Drinmore Novice Chase, it looked as though Mikael d'Haguenet would prove every bit as impressive as Hurricane Fly and Zaidpour. What's more, he positively flew the fence – only for his forelegs to give way beneath him, leaving Jessies Dream to see off Realt Dubh by five lengths.

Trillions of sums, but we can't predict a white Christmas

The 'big freeze' is set to return today, but forecasts that look even 10 days ahead always need an element of luck

Police guilty of killing unarmed black man after Katrina

A New Orleans police officer who opened fire on an unarmed black man and enlisted colleagues in a macabre attempt to cover up his crime in the chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina has been convicted of manslaughter.

A forecast for Nevis? Sunshine

Rain or shine, this tiny fragment of the Caribbean is the perfect place for a relaxing family holiday

Haitians 'escape lightly' as hurricane passes

With little to protect them beyond plastic sheets and flimsy tents, Haitians displaced by this year's earthquake cowered again yesterday as Hurricane Tomas roared past, lashing their struggling land with rains and fierce winds.

Hurricane floods quake-devasted Haiti

Hurricane Tomas flooded the earthquake-shattered remains of a Haitian town today, forcing families who had already lost their homes in one disaster to flee another.

Quake-ravaged Haiti braced for hurricane Tomas

Aid workers rushed to prepare for a hurricane that forecasters said could hit Haiti this week.

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US immigration: President Obama ready to press ahead with long-promised plan to overhaul 'broken system' - but will it get past a Republican-controlled Congress?

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The President is ready to press ahead with the long-promised plan to overhaul America's 'broken system' - but will it get past a Republican-controlled Congress?
Bill Cosby rape allegations explained: Why are these allegations coming out now? Why didn’t these women come forward earlier? And why has nobody taken legal action?

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Travelling to work by scooter is faster than walking and less sweaty than cycling, so why aren’t we all doing it?

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Paul Robeson: The story of how an American icon was driven to death to be told in film

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Paul Scholes column: England must learn to keep possession and dictate games before they are exposed by the likes of Germany and Brazil

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Michael Dawson: I’ll thank Spurs after we win says defender as he prepares to return with Hull

Michael Dawson: I’ll thank Spurs after we win

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Frank Warren column: Dr Wu has big plans for the professionals yet he should stick to the amateur game

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Synagogue attack: Fear unites both sides of Jerusalem as minister warns restoring quiet could take 'months'

Terror unites Jerusalem after synagogue attack

Rising violence and increased police patrols have left residents of all faiths looking over their shoulders
Medecins sans Frontieres: The Ebola crisis has them in the headlines, but their work goes far beyond West Africa

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The Ebola crisis has Medecins sans Frontieres in the headlines, but their work goes far beyond West Africa
Isis extends its deadly reach with suicide bombing in Kurdish capital

Isis extends its deadly reach with suicide bombing in Kurdish capital

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Sir John Major: Negative West End portrayals of politicians put people off voting

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Kicking Barbie's butt: How the growth of 3D printing enabled me to make an army of custom-made figurines

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