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Leslie Woit finds treats for the body and spirit in America's snow-capped peaks and valleys
This tropical paradise has long been calling pleasure seekers to its shores, writes John Walsh
Follow the latitude of luxury at 35 north
The dance drug ecstasy can help people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to benefit from psychotherapy, researchers have found.
The change took 80 years, but Augusta is taking women – and an ex-Secretary of State is one of the first
Irishman claims first major to be played on tougher paspalum surface will suit him down to the ground
With apologies to Mr Shakespeare, all the world's a stage and we are merely at The Players – not the fifth major, as the PGA Tour would have the world believe, but nevertheless an elite championship in Florida with a $9.5m (£6m) purse and a first prize of $1.71m.
In one of the closest fought Republican primaries to date, the polls can't split the main candidates
If Republican voters select Newt Gingrich as the party's 2012 presidential nominee they would be handing President Barack Obama a second term in the White House, the campaign for Mitt Romney claimed last night.
Newt Gingrich stormed to a shock victory over Mitt Romney in the South Carolina primary today, scrambling the race to choose a Republican challenger to President Barack Obama.
Romney flounders over tax as Gingrich piles on the pressure in South Carolina. By Rupert Cornwell
The race for the Republican presidential nomination took several twists and turns as Rick Perry dropped out, Newt Gingrich faced stunning allegations from his ex-wife and Mitt Romney struggled to maintain a shaky front-runner's standing.
Jon Huntsman suspended his bid for the Republican presidential nomination today, calling on his party to end "an onslaught of negative and personal attacks" in the campaign and then endorsing rival Mitt Romney.
Out of America: One of the oddest aspects of the Republican race is how little mention there is of the favourite's faith
The long journey to the White House seldom offers a chance to see a high-flying candidate speak candidly. By David Usborne
The long journey towards the White House seldom offers a chance to see a high-flying candidate speak candidly – with no script or stage management. But there is one place where guards are dropped... David Usborne climbs aboard