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Morally speaking, I don't have any problem with representing someone who I personally believe is guilty.

Finger points way to Bullets' storming finale

Birmingham's revival bodes well for climax to basketball season

REAL LIVES: MAN'S WORLD

ONE OF my millennium's resolutions is to spend less time with my family - not my real family, but my internet family, a wide-ranging e-mail network providing a steady stream of gossip, support and inspirational poetry. Thanks to my modem I am in constant touch with faraway friends and relations. They are not, sadly, my friends and relations.

Dark suits and Christ fail to give Bush the edge

AFTER TWO lacklustre performances in television debates, George W Bush salvaged something from his third excursion into the debating hall, but still had much catching up to do. As the verdicts rolled in overnight and yesterday morning, the overall judgement on his latest appearance was: better, but still not good enough.

American Football: Warner the reject turns into fantasy man

t AMERICAN FOOTBALL In just three months an unknown quarterback has turned the St Louis Rams into Super Bowl contenders

Sun setting on America's family farms

FROM HER farmhouse kitchen, Lavon Griffieon can see field after field of green, stretching out to the horizon. On one side, that is. On the other, marching up almost to the farm, are serried ranks of brown and beige houses, concrete evidence of a problem that America is starting to notice: urban sprawl.

Living off fat of the bland: American Times: DES MOINES, IOWA

OUTSIDE, THE day is as hot as a well-tended barbecue at the Iowa State Fair. Inside, at the swine barn, the animals are moving nervously around the sawdust-strewn pen, sweating in the afternoon heat with a slightly harried look in their eyes. Their pigs don't look too happy either.

Monitor: The US press comments on the funding of the Iowa straw poll

All the News of the World The US press comments on the funding of the Iowa straw poll

Lamar Alexander pulls out of race

THE FIELD of Republican candidates for the Presidency narrowed yesterday, as a long- time contender finally acknowledged reality and withdrew.

Forbes is second, but emerges as real victor

ALL THROUGH the afternoon they streamed into Ames from across Iowa. Some had come for a good time or to show their children democracy in action. Most were trucked in by candidates as campaign fodder.

Letter from Des Moines, Iowa: Sluggers not heroes any more

HE DID it again on Saturday. Mark McGwire. Hit a home run, that is. A year ago, America was exploding with pleasure every time the man punched a ball into outer space but this year, the sportswriters are being very blase. McGwire broke Roger Maris' record in 1998, and that was something; but if he breaks his own, well that just goes to prove how little the records are worth these days.
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Turkey-Kurdish conflict: Obama's deal with Ankara is a betrayal of Syrian Kurds and may not even weaken Isis

US betrayal of old ally brings limited reward

Since the accord, the Turks have only waged war on Kurds while no US bomber has used Incirlik airbase, says Patrick Cockburn
VIPs gather for opening of second Suez Canal - but doubts linger over security

'A gift from Egypt to the rest of the world'

VIPs gather for opening of second Suez Canal - but is it really needed?
Jeremy Corbyn dresses abysmally. That's a great thing because it's genuine

Jeremy Corbyn dresses abysmally. That's a great thing because it's genuine

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, applauds a man who clearly has more important things on his mind
The male menopause and intimations of mortality

Aches, pains and an inkling of mortality

So the male menopause is real, they say, but what would the Victorians, 'old' at 30, think of that, asks DJ Taylor
Man Booker Prize 2015: Anna Smaill - How can I possibly be on the list with these writers I have idolised?

'How can I possibly be on the list with these writers I have idolised?'

Man Booker Prize nominee Anna Smaill on the rise of Kiwi lit
Bettany Hughes interview: The historian on how Socrates would have solved Greece's problems

Bettany Hughes interview

The historian on how Socrates would have solved Greece's problems
Art of the state: Pyongyang propaganda posters to be exhibited in China

Art of the state

Pyongyang propaganda posters to be exhibited in China
Mildreds and Vanilla Black have given vegetarian food a makeover in new cookbooks

Vegetarian food gets a makeover

Long-time vegetarian Holly Williams tries to recreate some of the inventive recipes in Mildreds and Vanilla Black's new cookbooks
The haunting of Shirley Jackson: Was the gothic author's life really as bleak as her fiction?

The haunting of Shirley Jackson

Was the gothic author's life really as bleak as her fiction?
Bill Granger recipes: Heading off on holiday? Try out our chef's seaside-inspired dishes...

Bill Granger's seaside-inspired recipes

These dishes are so easy to make, our chef is almost embarrassed to call them recipes
Ashes 2015: Tourists are limp, leaderless and distinctly UnAustralian

Tourists are limp, leaderless and distinctly UnAustralian

A woefully out-of-form Michael Clarke embodies his team's fragile Ashes campaign, says Michael Calvin
Blairites be warned, this could be the moment Labour turns into Syriza

Andrew Grice: Inside Westminster

Blairites be warned, this could be the moment Labour turns into Syriza
HMS Victory: The mystery of Britain's worst naval disaster is finally solved - 271 years later

The mystery of Britain's worst naval disaster is finally solved - 271 years later

Exclusive: David Keys reveals the research that finally explains why HMS Victory went down with the loss of 1,100 lives
Survivors of the Nagasaki atomic bomb attack: Japan must not abandon its post-war pacifism

'I saw people so injured you couldn't tell if they were dead or alive'

Nagasaki survivors on why Japan must not abandon its post-war pacifism
Jon Stewart: The voice of Democrats who felt Obama had failed to deliver on his 'Yes We Can' slogan, and the voter he tried hardest to keep onside

The voter Obama tried hardest to keep onside

Outgoing The Daily Show host, Jon Stewart, became the voice of Democrats who felt the President had failed to deliver on his ‘Yes We Can’ slogan. Tim Walker charts the ups and downs of their 10-year relationship on screen