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Recipient actually lived in Illinois, not Daughter Killed In Car Crash

OJ Simpson's children go home to daddy

The saga of OJ Simpson has evolved from a murder drama into a horror story. The man who was acquitted of killing his wife by a jury of 12, but convicted by the vast majority of the millions who followed the trial on TV, has been awarded full custody of his two small children.

AMERICAN ELECTION: Blacks lose out as the GOP gets its way

Bob Dole rolled the dice on California and lost, making little headway in his last gamble to steal the Sunshine State from President Bill Clinton.

Dole plays the race card

Bob Dole resorted to an old formula yesterday in his last-ditch attempt to unseat President Bill Clinton in California. On a campaign swing he blamed illegal immigrants for swamping schools and jails at a cost of $3bn (pounds 2bn) to state taxpayers.

Brooding Bruno still confident

Ken Jones in Las Vegas on the phoney war ahead of tomorrow night's World Boxing Council heavyweight showdown

It started with a California trucker

LOUISE JURY

Bluegrass makes hay

Music: a small US record company is prospering on the fringes

OJ's lawyer beats his rival again

RUPERT CORNWELL

Arresting time with a PR tyrant

Emma Daly has a little difficulty trying to get permission to work in Serb territory

White anger spills over in aftermath of OJ acquittal

TIM CORNWELL

After OJ: the forgotten victims of the

Someone killed Ron Goldman. His family still allege that it was OJ Simpson.

A very British coup

Shortly before Riddick Bowe knocked down Herbie Hide seven times to win a version of the world heavyweight championship, a murmur rose up from a small group in one of the Las Vegas betting emporiums. "Hey, what the hell is happening?" one of the men said.

A comedian comes in from the cold

Woody Allen rehabilitated; British thespians applauded. Phil Reeves on how the Oscars are going down in LA

Polanski sex case may be dropped

THE WOMAN who was sexually assaulted as a child by Roman Polanski, in one of Hollywood's biggest modern-day scandals, wants the criminal case against him to be dropped, allowing him to return to the United States without going to prison.

O J case threatens to tear open US racial wounds

WHEN O J Simpson was arrested after a car chase through Los Angeles watched by 95 million Americans, one thing at least was clear: his case may have been about domestic violence, the pressures of stardom, the effects of wealth, but it did not have much to do with the colour of his skin.

FILM / The lion that whimpered: The MGM lion roared through the 1940s, but had all but croaked by the 1960s. Will it ever regain its once powerful voice? Sheila Johnston on Metro Golwyn Mayer at 70

These days, Emerald City can be found on the Las Vegas Strip. At the great green ziggurat unveiled by the American gambler-entrepreneur Kirk Kerkorian at the beginning of this year, the Land of Oz is the central attraction. And an 88 ft golden replica of Leo the Lion, MGM's famous mascot, now guards the entrance to the MGM Grand, the biggest hotel-casino complex in the world.
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A timely reminder of the bloody anniversary we all forgot

A timely reminder of the bloody anniversary we all forgot

Who remembers that this week we enter the 150th anniversary year of the end of the American Civil War, asks Robert Fisk
Homeless Veterans appeal: Former soldiers pay their respects to a friend who also served

Homeless Veterans appeal

Former soldiers pay their respects to a friend who also served
Downfall of Dustin 'Screech' Diamond, the 'Saved By The Bell' star charged with bar stabbing

Scarred by the bell

The downfall of the TV star charged with bar stabbing
Why 2014 was a year of technological let-downs

Why 2014 was a year of technological let-downs

Security breaches and overhyped start-ups dominated a year in which very little changed (save the size of your phone)
Cuba's golf revolution: But will the revolutionary nation take 'bourgeois' game to its heart?

Will revolutionary Cuba take 'bourgeois' golf to its heart?

Fidel Castro ridiculed the game – but now investment in leisure resort projects is welcome
The Locked Room Mysteries: As a new collection of the genre’s best is published, its editor Otto Penzler explains the rules of engagement

The Locked Room Mysteries

As a new collection of the genre’s best is published, its editor explains the rules of engagement
Amy Adams on playing painter Margaret Keane in Tim Burton's Big Eyes

How I made myself Keane

Amy Adams hadn’t wanted to take the role of artist Margaret Keane, because she’d had enough of playing victims. But then she had a daughter, and saw the painter in a new light
Ed Richards: Parting view of Ofcom chief. . . we hate jokes on the disabled

Parting view of Ofcom chief... we hate jokes on the disabled

Bad language once got TV viewers irate, inciting calls to broadcasting switchboards. But now there is a worse offender, says retiring head of the media watchdog, Ed Richards
A look back at fashion in 2014: Wear in review

Wear in review

A look back at fashion in 2014
Ian Herbert: My 10 hopes for sport in 2015. Might just one of them happen?

Ian Herbert: My 10 hopes for sport in 2015

Might just one of them happen?
War with Isis: The West needs more than a White Knight

The West needs more than a White Knight

Despite billions spent on weapons, the US has not been able to counter Isis's gruesome tactics, says Patrick Cockburn
Return to Helmand: Private Davey Graham recalls the day he was shot by the Taliban

'The day I was shot by the Taliban'

Private Davey Graham was shot five times during an ambush in 2007 - it was the first, controversial photograph to show the dangers our soldiers faced in Helmand province
Revealed: the best and worst airlines for delays

Revealed: the best and worst airlines for delays

Many flyers are failing to claim compensation to which they are entitled, a new survey has found
The stories that defined 2014: From the Scottish independence referendum to the Ice Bucket Challenge, our writers voice their opinions

The stories that defined 2014

From the Scottish independence referendum to the Ice Bucket Challenge, our writers voice their opinions
Stoke-on-Trent becomes first British city to be classified as 'disaster resilient' by the United Nations

Disaster looming? Now you know where to head...

Which British city has become the first to be awarded special 'resilience' status by the UN?