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Armstrong prepares for Oprah interview

Lance Armstrong has been mentally preparing himself for a no-holds-barred interview with talk show queen Oprah WInfrey about his history of doping.

Texan university holds JM Coetzee’s past to Ransom

The professional archive of JM Coetzee will be housed at the University of Texas's Ransom Centre, offering a rare glimpse into the master storyteller.

Under investigation, Armstrong stays in public eye

While prosecutors examine his past as part of an investigation into doping, Lance Armstrong is sticking to a relentless public schedule.

Rural Texas highways get speed-limit boost

Yeehaw! Texans who brag they do things bigger and better now can go faster too. State transportation officials on Thursday boosted speed limits on two stretches of rural highway from 75mph (121kph) to 80mph (129kph) -- the United States's highest posted speed limit.

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