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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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  • 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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  • Beatles Fans Won't Like Paul McCartney's Latest Statement

    Beatles purists will probably want to look away now, as Sir Paul McCartney has made an interesting comparision, stating that working with Kanye West is a lot like working with his late bandmate John Lennon. Now, Paul has revealed that collaborating with Kanye reminds him of John, telling the Sun: "When I wrote with John, he would sit down with a guitar. Paul also revealed how one of his stories inspired Kanye’s track ‘Only One’, which is told from the viewpoint of his mother Donda, who died in 2007.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Spice Girls Reunited At David Beckham's Birthday (Erm, But Without Mel B)

    First he joins Instagram, then he hosts an amazeballs £250,000 bash, and then – perhaps the greatest gift of all. The Artist Formerly Known As Scary Spice was seemingly absent from the weekend's festivities, but thankfully Eva Longoria stepped in to ensure that the group never returned to the dark days of the four-piece. Posting the snap on Instagram, Eva seemed proper made up about being an honourary member for the evening, writing: 'I'm the new Spice Girl #LatinaSpice @victoriabeckham@emmabunton @MelanieCmusic @gerihalliwell'.

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  • Woman in court battle with rail operator after losing both legs under a train

    Diana Morgan-Hill was 29 and running her own company, with her future before her. Then, one fateful day 25 years ago, her life changed forever when she lost both legs after falling underneath a train in south London. And her ordeal didn't end there. Only a week after the accident, while she was still in hospital under heavy sedation, British Rail announced it was intending to take Diana to court. Using a 100-year-old by-law, they wanted to prosecute her for trespassing on the railway line. It was the start of a five-year struggle for Diana, who was certain the train had been stationary when she attempted to board. She said: "My fight with what was then British Rail was worse even than losing my legs."

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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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  • AP source: Goldberg died after collapsing in gym

    David Goldberg, the SurveyMonkey CEO who also was Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg's husband, was exercising at a gym in a Mexican resort when he collapsed before he died Friday, a person close to the family said. Efforts to revive Goldberg, who was vacationing with family and friends, were unsuccessful. The family is planning a service in Silicon Valley on Tuesday.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Singer Chris Brown accused of battery in Las Vegas

    Singer Chris Brown faces another battery accusation just days after he performed at an after-party to the weekend's much hyped boxing match, which was also billed as the kickoff to his residency at the Drai's nightclub. Las Vegas police said Brown, 25, is suspected of beating a man who was found at the Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center at 3:42 a.m. Monday. The man said he was playing basketball at the Palms Casino Resort when he got into a verbal argument on the court with the singer.

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  • Woman kicked off plane for bringing an oxygen tank on board 

    A female passenger returning home from attending her daughter's funeral was kicked off a plane for bringing an oxygen tank on board for her heart condition. Mary Walker, and her husband James, were flying out of Orlando Sanford International Airport with Allegiant Air when they were forced to return to the terminal.

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  • Dan Osborne Involved In ANOTHER Police Call-Out After Row With Ex-Girlfriend

    Yikes – things don't seem to be settling down between Dan Osborne and his ex, Megan Tomlin. The pair have been involved in a long-running row over access to their son, Teddy – and after repeated altercations between the pair and  numerous police visits, Dan was once again visited by law-enforcers after a 'verbal altercation' between him and Megan. According to The Sun, the police were called to Megan's house after a row broke out between the pair.

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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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