The scores of old masters held by the Detroit Institute of Arts might have fetched hundreds of millions of dollars at auction
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Saturday 10 March 2012
The chances are that Tiffany Porter will be on the rostrum for the 60m hurdles medal ceremony in the Atakoy Athletics Arena today. Unless Australia's Sally Pearson false-starts or crashes into a barrier, however, the British team captain is unlikely to be singing the national anthem.
Thursday 08 March 2012
The race for the Republican nomination could be on the cusp of a shake-up with aides to Newt Gingrich whispering for the first time that he needs to win in two southern states voting next week or face leaving the field.
Wednesday 29 February 2012
Disaster narrowly averted in his native state of Michigan, Mitt Romney was last night preparing to take a reinvigorated fight for the Republican presidential nomination to 10 states voting on ‘Super Tuesday’ next week.
Wednesday 29 February 2012
Republican frontrunner accuses rival Santorum of dirty tricks as Super Tuesday draws near
Tuesday 28 February 2012
As Republican primary voters go to the polls in Michigan today, the US President Barack Obama will be trumpeting the renaissance of the state's auto industry, born of a taxpayer bailout in the depths of the recession which both current Republican front-runners say should never have been approved.
Sunday 26 February 2012
Blemished by a botched rally in a near-empty Detroit stadium and an unfortunate boast about his collection of cars, Mitt Romney was last night stumbling towards primary contests in two key American states on Tuesday that could determine the future of his quest for the Republican nomination.
Saturday 25 February 2012
Jeb Bush, seen by some as a Republican candidate-in-waiting for the 2016 presidential season, has set aside normal party decorum by lamenting this year's contenders, likening them to a "circular firing squad" scaring away independent voters with right-wing rhetoric that plays on their fears.
Saturday 18 February 2012
As former senator surges ahead of Mitt Romney, President's aides question his 'divisive' policies
Friday 17 February 2012
But wealth of 'poorest' candidate sets him apart from blue-collar image he is trying to project
Monday 02 January 2012
The Republican nomination race started like a train – but became a train wreck. As the primaries loom, David Usborne charts how the GOP became the gaffes and 'oops' party
Thursday 01 December 2011
The Roots' 13th album may be their best.
Tuesday 23 August 2011
A stunt wing walker has died after falling about 60 metres as horrified crowds looked on at an air show in the state of Michigan.
Thursday 11 August 2011
Bubba Smith, who died on 3 August aged 66, was an American footballer who went from feared defensive end to playing endearing giants in his successful second career as an actor.
Thursday 14 July 2011
Three former First Ladies, Rosalynn Carter, Nancy Reagan and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, joined the present First Lady, Michelle Obama, and the former President George W. Bush at the funeral of former First Lady Betty Ford at St Margaret's Episcopal Church in Palm Desert, California.
Dr Jack Kevorkian: Practitioner of assisted suicide dubbed 'Dr Death' for helping 130 people take their own lives
Saturday 04 June 2011
"Have a nice trip," the small, intense man with cropped grey hair told the woman, as she lay on the makeshift bed, fitted with new sheets, pillowcases and curtains to protect the occupant's privacy, in the back of his ancient Volkswagen van. "Thank you, thank you," replied Janet Adkins that day in early June 1990, despairing at her inexorably advancing Alzheimer's disease.
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
Leaked documents show Ukip leaders approve NHS privatisation once it becomes more 'acceptable to the electorate'
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