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Newspaper review: Papers analyse US debt deal

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The US may have stepped back from what the Financial Times calls "the brink of potential economic calamity".

But the paper says President Obama has been damaged by the debt crisis.

However, Anatole Kaletsky, writing in the Times , argues that the president's willingness to compromise will chime with centrist voters.

The Daily Telegraph believes the crisis "may signal the end of the American century, not only economically but also militarily and diplomatically".

Book choice

According to the Guardian , Labour leader Ed Miliband is pressing ahead with proposals to reduce the influence of trade unions inside the party.

The paper's leader column advises Mr Miliband to stand firm and says any retreat would be a "mistake".

The Daily Telegraph takes delight in trawling through the stack of 10 books he has chosen for his holiday reading.

One title catches the paper's eye - Leadership on the Line. Perhaps he is expecting a rough ride, it wonders?

Legal victory

The Sun is among several papers to report that former Haringey head of children's services Sharon Shoesmith could be in line for £1m damages.

This follows her legal victory in the UK Supreme Court over her dismissal.

The Daily Express says a payout of that magnitude would "fly in the face of natural justice".

It says the decision by then Children's Secretary Ed Balls to remove her over the Baby Peter case was "a terrible and very expensive error of judgement".

Long life

There is apparently conflicting advice on how to live to a ripe old age.

The Daily Mail says a study of hundreds of centenarians found they were just as likely to have unhealthy vices as those who died younger.

The Daily Express declares on its front page that the "secret of a longer life" has finally been revealed.

It says scientists have calculated that not smoking, regular exercise, avoiding obesity and a Mediterranean-style diet can raise lifespan by up to 15 years.

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