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Mitt Romney so far has only released tax returns for 2010

Romney booed for attack on Obama at black rally

Mitt Romney received a rough reception from members of the NAACP, the country's oldest black civil rights organisation, yesterday, which erupted into boos and shouts of disapproval when he said he meant to overturn Barack Obama's healthcare reforms.

Boxing: Amir Khan ready for Danny Garcia test

Amir Khan has promised to beat Danny Garcia after his next opponent's father claimed the former world champion was overrated ahead of their July 14 meeting.

Amir Khan and Lamont Peterson (left) in London yesterday

Boxing: Amir Khan rematch with Lamont Peterson in doubt

Amir Khan's rematch with Lamont Peterson is in doubt after the American tested positive for a banned substance.

Rolling with the punches: Floyd Mayweather Jnr is resigned to a prison stint after he fights Miguel Cotto next Saturday

Boxing: Jail is not a problem – it will make me just like Malcolm X, says Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather Jnr insists on his innocence ahead of his impending prison sentence

The Revel is a new hotel opening in Atlantic City
Snow business: Mammoth's town centre

Mammoth: The real McCoy of ski resorts

It started with a pioneer and his tow rope. Now Mammoth is huge.

Newt Gingrich attempted to convince America that his campaign remains viable, following a second straight hammering at the polls.

Gingrich battles on after second straight poll defeat

He looked less like a contender for the US Presidency, and more like a combination of Comical Ali, the Iraqi PR minister famed for declarations of impending victory in the jaws of catastrophic defeat, and the finger-jabbing Kevin Keegan who once said: “we’re still fighting, and I tell you, I’ll love it if we beat them... love it!”

Romney draws on super-rich donors to increase lead over rivals

Riding high from his big win in the Florida primary, Mitt Romney tried yesterday to deflect criticism that the race for the Republican Party had become destructively negative saying it was good training for the "vitriolic, spiteful campaign" that will be unleashed later this year by President Barack Obama.

Romney strolls to victory in Florida primary

Advertising campaign attacking Gingrich pays off for Republican frontrunner

OJ Simpson to lose his house

A bank is to sell the Florida home of O J Simpson, who is serving time for kidnapping, armed robbery and other charges.

Pippa Mann in London yesterday. 'You couldn't do it if you were scared of crashing'

Pippa Mann: 'The big thing in a crash is to relax'

The Suffolk-born racer's IndyCar career almost ended in the pile-up that killed Dan Wheldon. Fit again, she can't wait to get back on track

Donald MacInnes: A glutton for punishment, my card’s really on the ropes this time

Last week I detailed how my flimsy little Santander debit card had taken a man-sized kicking in Miami, due to the demands placed upon me to make sure I tipped with as much largesse as American waiting staff deemed acceptable (for the record, it's 83 per cent of the value of the bill, plus a 3 per cent cut of your net wages for the next four years, plus a set of Argos pasta plates). However, that shock to my monetary system was but a stern telling-off compared with the toe-to-toe slugfest to which this day, Christmas Eve, provides the climax.

Dan Wheldon was killed by a head injury after colliding with a post

Wheldon's death due to 'perfect storm' of factors

IndyCar officials yesterday determined British driver Dan Wheldon was killed by blunt force head trauma after colliding with a fence post that lined the Las Vegas Motor Speedway track.

The (very) secret history of Area 51

Just how covert is the infamous US air base? New files show that even Presidents don't always 'need to know' its activities

William Hill buys US bookmakers

Britain's biggest bookmaker William Hill yesterday announced another acquisition as part of its drive to become a key player in the US betting market.

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Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

25 years of The Independent on Sunday

The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
Growing mussels: Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project

Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project
Diana Krall: The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai

Diana Krall interview

The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai
Pinstriped for action: A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter

Pinstriped for action

A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter
Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: 'Our friendship flourished online. You can share some very revelatory moments at four in the morning…'

Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: How we met

'Our friendship flourished online. You can share some very revelatory moments at four in the morning…'
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef serves up his favourite Japanese dishes

Bill Granger's Japanese recipes

Stock up on mirin, soy and miso and you have the makings of everyday Japanese cuisine
Michael Calvin: How we need more Eric Cantonas to knock some sense into us

Michael Calvin's Last Word

How we need more Eric Cantonas to knock some sense into us