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Spoiler alert: Seven ways Breaking Bad might end... but probably won't

Simon Mayo, 5 Live

A bishop who's not a 'Simpsons' fan is hardly fit for purpose

The rumble in the tumble: Fight for the right to dry

What could be more environmentally friendly than hanging out your laundry in the fresh air? Yet a growing global movement that advocates doing just that has met outrage in America from those who want to keep their neighbourhoods knicker-free. David Usborne reports

Matthew Norman: The only tears for Hillary are her own

Under section 17 (b) iv, the socalled "Clinton Indestructibility Amendment to the Political Pundits (Smart Arses, Know-Alls, and Assorted Puffed-Up Ponces) Act 1991, it is a statutory offence to begin this obituary without the pre-emptive disclaimer: "Barring a miracle..."

Paperback: Body Surfing, By Anita Shreve

Over the course of 12 previous novels, Anita Shreve's heroines have sampled some of life's crueller blows. Sydney Sklar, the troubled protagonist of Body Surfing, is no exception. At the age of 29, Sydney has already been once divorced and once widowed. In an effort to "drift and heal", she takes a job as tutor to 18-year old Julie Edwards at her parents' beach house in New Hampshire. The house has featured in Shreve's previous novels, Fortune's Rocks, Sea Glass and The Pilot's Wife.Arriving to undermine Sydney's new-found equilibrium are Julie's two disturbingly restless older brothers. Both good-looking preppy professionals, one is an academic, the other a corporate realtor. Both seem attracted to Sydney, but after an afternoon watching her body surf, it's Jeff, the enigmatic elder sibling, who greets her from the surf with a dry towel.

I Found My Horn By Jasper Rees

Blow-by-blow tales of one man's wind of change

Obama campaign has just one week to prove it can win again

After two consecutive defeats, Barack Obama is under pressure to snatch a victory in South Carolina this week and restore badly needed momentum to his presidential campaign.

Clinton cracks the jokes on her 'Hil Force One' plane

First she was formidable. Then she was emotional. Now, in her pursuit of the presidency, Hillary Clinton has donned another persona – the goofy, knock-about, campaign plane joker.

Mary Dejevsky: The women used their votes to fight back

These primaries are male-female contests, but the coverage is mostly male

John Rentoul: The primaries show – opening here soon

The Tories are seeking pointers from the US as avidly as New Labour emulated Bill Clinton's tactics in 1992

Comeback Kid: The Sequel: never underestimate a Clinton

The media gleefully predicted Obama's onward march, and were left stunned when New Hampshire spoke. So, has Hillary finally found her voice? By Rupert Cornwell in Washington

Howard Jacobson: Few human beings can resist the sight of a woman's tears – crocodile or otherwise

Hillary knows what works, and anyone who mistrusts such calculation is too naive to be allowed to vote

Kerry backs Obama to 'turn new page' in US politics

John Kerry, the defeated Democratic candidate in the 2004 presidential election, has thrown his weight behind Barack Obama, offering his endorsement in the key state of South Carolina which holds its primary in just over a fortnight.

Leading article: Hold the front page!

Our front page yesterday may, regrettably, have given the impression that Barack Obama had beaten Hillary Clinton in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary and was well on his way to sewing up the Democratic Party's presidential nomination. "Barack Obama's Incredible Journey," we called it.

Revitalised but broke, McCain soldiers on for battle of Michigan

Looking energetic and refreshed after just four hours' sleep, John McCain, the winner of the New Hampshire primary took his upstart political campaign to the Great Lakes state of Michigan in a borrowed plane.

Adrian Hamilton: Why Brown can draw comfort from New Hampshire

If Gordon Brown is heaving a sigh of relief at the New Hampshire primary results, it is not only because he has put so many eggs in Hillary Clinton's basket – which he has – but also because of the obvious parallels with his own situation.

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Homeless Veterans appeal: 'You look for someone who's an inspiration and try to be like them'

Homeless Veterans appeal

In 2010, Sgt Gary Jamieson stepped on an IED in Afghanistan and lost his legs and an arm. He reveals what, and who, helped him to make a remarkable recovery
Could cannabis oil reverse the effects of cancer?

Could cannabis oil reverse effects of cancer?

As a film following six patients receiving the controversial treatment is released, Kate Hilpern uncovers a very slippery issue
The Interview movie review: You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here

The Interview movie review

You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here
Serial mania has propelled podcasts into the cultural mainstream

How podcasts became mainstream

People have consumed gripping armchair investigation Serial with a relish typically reserved for box-set binges
Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up for hipster marketing companies

Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up

Kevin Lee Light, aka "Jesus", is the newest client of creative agency Mother while rival agency Anomaly has launched Sexy Jesus, depicting the Messiah in a series of Athena-style poses
Rosetta space mission voted most important scientific breakthrough of 2014

A memorable year for science – if not for mice

The most important scientific breakthroughs of 2014
Christmas cocktails to make you merry: From eggnog to Brown Betty and Rum Bumpo

Christmas cocktails to make you merry

Mulled wine is an essential seasonal treat. But now drinkers are rediscovering other traditional festive tipples. Angela Clutton raises a glass to Christmas cocktails
5 best activity trackers

Fitness technology: 5 best activity trackers

Up the ante in your regimen and change the habits of a lifetime with this wearable tech
Paul Scholes column: It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves

Paul Scholes column

It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves
Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Club World Cup kicked into the long grass by the continued farce surrounding Blatter, Garcia, Russia and Qatar
Frank Warren column: 2014 – boxing is back and winning new fans

Frank Warren: Boxing is back and winning new fans

2014 proves it's now one of sport's biggest hitters again
Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton: The power dynamics of the two first families

Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton

Karen Tumulty explores the power dynamics of the two first families
Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley with a hotbed of technology start-ups

Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley

The Swedish capital is home to two of the most popular video games in the world, as well as thousands of technology start-ups worth hundreds of millions of pounds – and it's all happened since 2009
Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?

Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

The story goes that Japanese store workers created a life-size effigy of a smiling "Father Kurisumasu" attached to a facsimile of Our Lord's final instrument of torture
Jennifer Saunders and Kate Moss join David Walliams on set for TV adaptation of The Boy in the Dress

The Boy in the Dress: On set with the stars

Walliams' story about a boy who goes to school in a dress will be shown this Christmas