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Republican politician won't give up his lifestyle to run for the White House

Warm welcome to the people's house

The First Lady, Michelle Obama, laid on the warmth and affection she is famous for when she invited Sarah Brown into the residential quarters of the White House yesterday afternoon.

Brown faces humiliation after Obama 'snub'

Downing Street is looking to avoid potential humiliation after the White House scaled down the profile of Gordon Brown's first formal meeting with Barack Obama.

9/11 widow killed in US plane crash

One of the victims of Continental Flight 3407, Beverly Eckert, was a 9/11 widow who put her grief to good use to make the country safer.

Obama takes presidential oath — again

After the mistake heard around the world, President Barack Obama has taken the oath of office. Again.

Through the keyhole at the White House

Tomorrow morning, the Obamas will wake up in some pretty cool digs. From FDR's private cinema to the bed where Barbra Streisand laid her head, Rupert Cornwell peers through the keyhole of America's historic – and iconic – First Residence

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48 Hours In: Washington DC

There's only one place to be this week. As Barack Obama prepares to take the Oath of Office, Cathy Packe visits a city bulging with impressive museums and trendy eateries

Presidency, Sprüth Magers, London

One of the world's most famous rooms is not all it seems in Thomas Demand's latest work

<a href="http://j-riley.livejournal.com/2007.html">Jack Riley: Post Barack'n'Roll with Death Cab For Cutie </a>

Back in May, when Death Cab For Cutie front man Ben Gibbard did his best to drum up support for a man who, at the time, seemed a million miles from the White House, the crowd in which I stood to watch them play were unsure what to make of the political outburst for Barack Obama, sandwiched as it was between heartfelt ballads to broken relationships and pessimistic rocking-out.

Scramble for top jobs at the White House

As the celebrations subside, the task of appointing key lieutenants begins. Leonard Doyle reports from Washington

Bush hails Obama win as 'triumph of the American story'

President-elect Barack Obama can "count on complete cooperation" after his "impressive victory" as he prepares to take over at the White House, President George Bush said today.

Leading article: In the shadow of the White House

All eyes are on the US election this week, but closer to home, the by-election in Glenrothes will be important in a British context as a test of the Government's standing and of the strength of the "Brown bounce".

McCartney prepares for landmark Israel concert

Sir Paul McCartney was today preparing for his controversial concert in Israel, more than 40 years after the Beatles were banned amid concerns over youngsters being corrupted.

School's out for ever at Grange Hill

The Grange Hill school bell rings for last time today as the final episode of the series is screened.

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Isis profits from destruction of antiquities by selling relics to dealers - and then blowing up the buildings they come from to conceal the evidence of looting

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Labour leadership: Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea

'If we lose touch we’ll end up with two decades of the Tories'

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Tunisia fears its Arab Spring could be reversed as the new regime becomes as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor

The Arab Spring reversed

Tunisian protesters fear that a new law will whitewash corrupt businessmen and officials, but they are finding that the new regime is becoming as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor
King Arthur: Legendary figure was real and lived most of his life in Strathclyde, academic claims

Academic claims King Arthur was real - and reveals where he lived

Dr Andrew Breeze says the legendary figure did exist – but was a general, not a king
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Theme parks continue to draw in thrill-seekers despite the risks - so why are we so addicted?

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