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Did OJ create Trump?

Image caption Was OJ Simpson’s arrest and trial the beginning of reality TV – and Donald Trump’s rise? It seems entirely fitting that OJ Simpson should reappear at this surreal juncture in American life because many of the trends that culminated in the election of Donald J Trump can be ...

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No secrets

Image copyright Getty Images This week the British papers revelled in news about how much the BBC’s on-air stars get paid, though the salaries of their counterparts in commercial TV remain under wraps. In Norway, there are no such secrets. Anyone can find out how much anyone else is paid ...

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Animal v Athlete

Image copyright SPL/Discovery Image caption The race is being broadcast as part of Discovery Channel’s Shark Week Michael Phelps, the world’s most decorated Olympian and a swimmer nicknamed the “Flying Fish”, has gone head-to-head against a Great White Shark in a 100m race set to be broadcast by the Discovery ...

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