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Transport hitches and security delays have resulted in spectators missing much of the action at the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

Thousands of New Yorkers are threatening to sue the city authorities for £5bn, over the management of the rescue operation following the 11 September attacks.

Firefighters are the largest group that claims it was not adequately protected from toxic fumes.

Schoolchildren may be able to drop science lessons from the age of 14 if government proposals announced last week get the go ahead.

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