News According to reports, federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty against Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

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Newt Gingrich has debts of $1.5m

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Mitt Romney waves with his wife, Ann, last night in New Hampshire after all but clinching the nomination

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Shirley May Setters: American swimmer who, at 17, tried to cross the English Channel

Shirley May Setters, with her blue eyes, upturned nose and cute dimpled smile, captivated two continents and the imagination of the world with her attempt to swim the English Channel in 1949.

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Lawyers for a British man serving a life sentence in the US for shooting dead his wife and baby daughter today launched an appeal against his conviction.

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Former Speaker now hopes party convention 'coup' will win him the nomination

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