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George Stinney was 14 when executed for a crime his family says he didn’t commit. A retrial may clear his name

Feel like being a sex machine? Bid for a James Brown jumpsuit

Grab a final slice of the late Godfather of Soul as 350 items of personal memorabilia go up for sale

Feud ends with auction of James Brown memorabilia

A South Carolina judge says an auction of James Brown's belongings in New York can go forward as planned this week.

Ira Tucker: Dixie Hummingbirds lead singer

Ira Tucker fronted the gospel group the Dixie Hummingbirds for 70 years. His soulful singing and flamboyant performances influenced James Brown and Jackie Wilson, while the Drifters and the Temptations took the template of the Dixie Hummingbirds into the charts in the Fifties, Sixties and Seventies.

Murray addicted to sex and drugs, says his wife

The actor Bill Murray is embroiled in an acrimonious divorce, with his wife filing separation papers detailing lurid accusations about his behaviour.

Bill Murray's wife alleges drink and drugs abuse in divorce proceedings

Actor Bill Murray's wife is demanding a divorce after nearly 11 years of marriage claiming he abused her and is addicted to marijuana and alcohol.

Hooters: Over the top, underdressed, and over here

It's the feminist nightmare: an American restaurant chain whose unique selling point is the vital statistics of the waitresses. Now Hooters is coming to a city near you

You write the reviews: Band Of Horses, Thekla Social, Bristol

Musically, South Carolina's Band of Horses straddle the fine line between alt-rock cool and old- fashioned Southern rootsy-ness. Their evocative blend of US indie and country-tinged Neil Young balladeering has hit home with bloggers and ordinary music fans alike.

Why success is coming at a gallop for Band of Horses

Band of Horses count Bruce Springsteen among their fans. Hardeep Phull on the Sub Pop group fighting off the majors

Book of a Lifetime: The Road to Xanadu, John Livingston, Lowes

It might seem strange for me to choose a book that I've never finished. But John Livingston Lowes's The Road to Xanadu: A Study in the Ways of the Imagination isn't really a need-to-read-every-word kind of book. Rather, it's a get-completely-lost-in-it book.

South Carolina: Middle America keeps coming back

South Carolina's Kiawah Island is an idealised version of the US. No wonder Middle America – and Justin Webb – keeps coming back

Analysis: Just the start of a nomination marathon for Democrat rivals

Hillary Rodham Clinton captured needed states on Super Tuesday - including delegate-rich California - even as Barack Obama ate into her traditional base of support on a topsy-turvy night in which ballot victories were not the only measure of success.

Obama's happy band put their faith in floating voters

At one of Barack Obama's all-volunteer California campaign offices, nestled between the gyms and the juice bars of Venice Beach, someone has posted several copies of a recent Los Angeles Times poll.

Edwards quits race but refuses to reveal preferred candidate

John Edwards pulled out of the race for the White House yesterday, saying that it was time to step aside "so that history can blaze its path" and elect a Democrat.

Edwards to quit presidential race

The former North Carolina Senator John Edwards, who focused his bid for the Democratic nomination on helping the middle class, will withdraw from the US presidential race in a speech later today.

Jubilant Obama wins Kennedys' endorsement

Barack Obama took his re-energised campaign for the Democratic nomination across the Deep South yesterday after crushing Hillary Clinton in a racially polarised primary in South Carolina.

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Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

It's in all our interests to look after servicemen and women who fall on hard times, say party leaders
Millionaire Sol Campbell wades into wealthy backlash against Labour's mansion tax

Sol Campbell cries foul at Labour's mansion tax

The former England defender joins Myleene Klass, Griff Rhys Jones and Melvyn Bragg in criticising proposals
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The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?
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Is the criticism of Miliband anti-Semitic?

Attacks on the Labour leader have coalesced around a sense that he is different, weird, a man apart. But is the criticism more sinister?
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UK firm Biscuiteers is giving cookies a makeover

It worked with cupcakes, doughnuts and macarons so no wonder someone decided to revamp the humble biscuit
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Can SkySaga capture the Minecraft magic?

It's no surprise that the building game born in Sweden in 2009 and now played by millions, has imitators keen to construct their own mega money-spinner
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The school in Cambridgeshire is ahead of the pack when it comes to using the latest classroom technology. Richard Garner discovers how teachers and pupils stay connected
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The Ox celebrates century with trademark display of speed and intuition
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Homeless Veterans Christmas Appeal: Turning lives around for ex-soldiers

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