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  • Woman seeking man she kissed at marathon hears from his wife

    A Tennessee woman searching for the stranger she kissed while running the Boston Marathon this year says she finally heard back — from the mystery man's wife. Barbara Tatge says her daughter had dared her to kiss a random, good-looking man as she ran through the town of Wellesley, where the women of Wellesley College traditionally offer kisses to runners. Tatge says The Wellesley Townsman, a Boston-area news outlet, passed on a letter addressed to her Sunday after the campaign generated nationwide attention.

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  • Nasa has a 'warp drive' that could zip people to the moon in just hours

    Nasa has finally invented a ‘warp drive’ that could take people to the moon in just a few hours. The new ‘warp’ drive works on an electromagnetic system, which creates thrust from electrical energy without rocket fuel. This should violate the laws of ‘conservation of momentum’, whereby the momentum of a system is constant if there are no external forces.

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  • Britain's new princess can't expect fairy-tale life

    William and Kate's new daughter is the first British princess who won't face royal discrimination because she's a girl, but that doesn't mean her life will be a fairy tale. Thanks to a change in the centuries-old rules of royal succession, if Princess Charlotte has a younger brother, he won't overtake her in line to the throne. The experience of Kate — and, even more, of the baby's late grandmother, Princess Diana — suggests the level of interest the princess can expect.

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  • Violent thugs rob martial arts fighter

    A PROFESSIONAL martial arts fighter tried valiantly to defend himself from two violent muggers who attacked him for his mobile phone and laptop as he ran along a Walcot street. 21-year-old Ben Bullock was jogging home from Muay Thai training through Cumberland Road at around 10.30pm on Wednesday, when two men on mountain bikes approached him.

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  • Championship - No replay for abandoned Blackpool match

    The Seasiders' final fixture of the season was halted 48 minutes in when supporters poured on to the pitch in protest at the Tangerines' chairman Karl Oyston and, after staging a sit-in demonstration in the centre circle for over an hour, referee Mick Russell eventually called the fixture off. In a statement issued on Monday evening, the Football League said: "The Football League can confirm that Blackpool and Huddersfield Town will not be required to finish or replay their Championship fixture that was abandoned after 48 minutes on Saturday. "The board of the Football League will consider the result of the match, and any other matters relating to it that are within its remit, at its next meeting on May 14.

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  • Pictures Of The Week: Elvis, Elections And Exercise (12 photos)

    Here is our selection of the best pictures from the past seven days. A young boy tries on an Elvis mask at a Guinness Book of World Records event for the largest gathering of Elvis Presley impersonators in Antrim, Northern Ireland (Charles McQuillan/Getty

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  • Ed Balls 'plans £45billion tax raid in first budget'

    Well-placed City sources say Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls wants to move quickly to cut the deficit further – without significantly cutting public spending.

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  • Secret Imperial Japan submarine 'aircraft carriers' mapped off Hawaii

    At 400 feet long, the Imperial Japanese Navy's I-400 class were the largest submarines of the war and remained the largest constructed until the first nuclear ballistic missile boats rolled down slipways in the 1960s. Designed as underwater aircraft carriers, they were able to stow three Aichi light bombers, with folded wings, in a hangar on the deck. Aware of its inferiority in surface ships in the Pacific theatre, the Japanese Navy nevertheless wished to take the fight to the enemy and the vessel was given the task of approaching the US coast, surfacing, preparing and launching its aircraft within minutes. Japan surrendered before the raid could be carried out.

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  • Hidden Camera Catches Student Spitting On Food

    A student has appeared in court after being secretly filmed by her roommates spitting on and spraying glass cleaner over their food. The video shows Hayley King allegedly spitting in multiple containers of food stored in a refrigerator in the off-campus house she shared with two other female students from the University of South Carolina. Columbia Police arrested the 22-year-old for unlawful, malicious tampering with human drug product or food, which could carry a jail sentence of up to 20 years.

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  • David Beckham's Daughter Harper Helps Him 'Feel Pretty' After A 'Heavy Night' Of Birthday Partying

    ANYWAY, the reason we're praising the birth of David's Instagram account is because he's only gone and added some more photos of joy, and we're celebrating. According to The Sun, the Beckhams hired snake-charmers and belly dancers for the event, and even roped in their pal Gordon Ramsay to cater for the whole thing, which was reported to have set the family back a mere £250,000.

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  • Drivers hit by cars 'double tax'

    Motorists are being hit by the "double taxing" of cars for the month they change hands under new regulations accompanying the scrapping of the need to show tax discs on windscreens, the AA has said. This double tax is providing the Government with an estimated £38 million windfall, according to the AA. Since October, motorists have not been required to display their vehicle excise duty (VED) car tax discs on their windscreens, with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) logging tax details electronically.

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  • Lauren Goodger Shows Off Weight Loss In Gorgeous Dress At Pregnant Billi Mucklow's Baby Shower

    Having already admitted that she's feeling more confident than ever after her recent weight loss, Lauren Goodger looked a million bucks as she helped her TOWIE pal celebrate her baby shower. Lauren flaunted her trim figure in a low-cut midi dress, looking totally happy and healthy with friends, who'd gathered to watch Billi Mucklow announce whether she's having a baby boy or girl.

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  • Anna Nicole Smith's Daughter Dannielynn Birkhead Shines at Kentucky Derby

    Standing alongside her dad, Larry Birkhead, Dannielynn smiled for the cameras at the Kentucky Derby on Saturday.

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  • Spain princess risks asset seizure in fraud case

    A Spanish judge Monday took a step towards seizing the assets of Cristina, sister of King Felipe VI, pending her trial in a fraud scandal that has shamed the royal family. It said Cristina, 49, had failed to pay a 2.7 million euro ($3 million) court bond to cover her liability in the case. Cristina Federica de Borbon y Grecia is the first member of Spain's royal family ever to be sent to the dock.

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  • Selfless wife kept her cancer secret to care for husband

    A NURSE decided to keep her terminal illness a secret from her family so she could care for her bedbound husband. Val Turner, who worked at Hereford’s Nuffield Hospital for 37 years, died this month – just 10 days after her daughters found out she had breast cancer. He died in February aged 68 from pneumonia two months before cancer took Val’s life. The couple’s daughters Julie Turner, 43, and Clare Crosby, 41, described Val as selfless and brave for keeping her terminal illness a secret to nurse their father.

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  • Star Trek's Grace Lee Whitney dies aged 85

    Grace Lee Whitney, who played Captain Kirk’s assistant in the original Star Trek series, has died. She was 85. Her son Jonathan Dweck said she died of natural causes on Friday in Coarsegold, California, about 50 miles north of Fresno. Star Trek’s Grace

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  • Man punches dog in the face in Manchester city centre

    A man punched a dog in the face during an attack in the city centre. A 34-year-old man dressed in a tracksuit was seen by members of the public attacking the defenceless bull terrier on Portland Street. City centre inspector Phil Spurgeon said a 34-year-old man had been arrested for animal cruelty.

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  • Russia's new Armata tank makes debut in parade rehearsal

    Russia's new Armata tank appeared in public for the first time Monday, rumbling down a broad Moscow avenue on its way to Red Square for the final rehearsal of the Victory Day parade. The Russian Defense Ministry last month released photographs of the tank, but its turret was covered with fabric and only the platform was visible. The Armata will be a highlight of the military parade on Saturday, the 70th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. About 200 pieces of military hardware and 16,500 troops will take part in the parade on Red Square.

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  • Shipwrecks Spotted in Crystal-Clear Waters of Lake Michigan

    Early spring is apparently a good time to look for shipwrecks in Lake Michigan. Earlier this month, a helicopter from the Coast Guard's Air Station in Traverse City, Michigan, was out on a routine patrol over the lake, looking for boats in distress or anything out of the ordinary. When Petty Officer Mitch Brown looked out the window of the helicopter, he could spot several century-old shipwrecks in the crystal-blue waters.

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  • Rio Ferdinand's Wife Dies From Cancer

    Former England footballer Rio Ferdinand has confirmed that his wife, Rebecca Ellison, has died from cancer. The Queen's Park Rangers defender said his "wonderful wife" passed away peacefully at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London after a short illness. "I would also like to express my gratitude for the dedication and expertise of the staff led by Professors Johnstone and Clarke at the Royal Marsden.

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