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Caroline Keenedy won an enthusiastic endorsement from the New York Post newspaper, owned by Rupert Murdoch, a sure sign that she is one of the front runners for the empty Senate seat

Big guns recruited to sell Kennedy to her doubters

JFK's daughter brings in top Democrat troubleshooter

Inside Americas

Madoff victims threaten legal action

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Banks and investment firms blamed for introducing clients to 'fraudster.'

The hammock-making co-operative in San Salvador. Javier is helping disabled
residents earn an income and is breaking down prejudice against them. One
World Action granted a human rights group �14,000 to start the scheme

Independent Appeal: Weaving their way out of deprivation

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

A hammock-making co-operative in El Salvador is giving disabled people the confidence and skills they need to become self-reliant.

Kirk Douglas, 92, who is known for his action hero roles such as the gladiator in Spartacus, has been named the oldest celebrity blogger on MySpace

4,414 friends and counting: how Kirk became a slave to his blog

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Kirk Douglas, the square-jawed hero famed for saving the world, getting the girl and in moments of toga-clad inspiration declaring "I am Spartacus!" has a new string to his bow – as MySpace's oldest celebrity blogger.

Leading anti-kidnap expert abducted in Mexico

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

An American anti-kidnap expert has been abducted by gunmen in northern Mexico, after he gave security seminars to businessmen about how they might avoid that very fate.

George Clooney was among 130 stars who signed a letter to end the strike

A-listers plead for end to Hollywood actors' strike

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Dozens of the film industry's biggest stars, including George Clooney and Cameron Diaz, have joined a last-ditch effort to prevent an actors' strike from crippling the Hollywood awards season for the second consecutive year.

Caroline Kennedy at the Democratic National Convention in August

JFK's daughter says she will run for Clinton's Senate seat

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Caroline Kennedy, who has always avoided publicity, enters the limelight

Obama picks his team to protect US environment

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Barack Obama last night named a Nobel Prize winner as his top environmental and energy cabinet appointee, signalling that he intends to transform the way Americans consume energy and contribute to global warming.

Barney the Scottie has been the star of many Whitehouse videos

Michael Phelps stars in White House Barney Cam

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Olympic gold medalists Michael Phelps and Nastia Liukin guest star in the final holiday Barney the dog video from the White House.

US President elect Barack Obama, flanked by Vice-President elect Joseph Biden and Hillary Clinton at a press conference

The man who can't wait to be President

Monday, 15 December 2008

He's lined up a cabinet of stars and has even made peace with his enemies. The Obama presidency is off to a flying start

Palin blames church arson attack on failed campaign

Monday, 15 December 2008

Alaska governor Sarah Palin said an arson attack on her home church could have been linked to "undeserved negative attention" from her failed Republican vice-presidential campaign.

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On the campaign trail


    With Barack Obama now President-elect, we take a look back at an historic and memorable race for the White House.