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He Once Set His Sights on Stars. Now, the Senate

February 12, 2019 |

Retired astronaut Mark Kelly has announced his “next mission”—and it’s an ambitious, albeit earthbound, one. “I care about people. I care about the state of Arizona. I care about this nation. So because of that, I’ve decided I’m launching a campaign for the United States Senate,” Kelly says in…
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Bryan Singer: ‘Smear Piece’ Was Turned Down Once

January 23, 2019 |

In October, director Bryan Singer posted on Instagram about a forthcoming “negative article” on him full of “false accusations.” It wasn’t the Atlantic investigation that dropped on Wednesday, but rather a piece that he said Esquire was working on. And, in a statement released Wednesday, one that he said found…
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Gatwick Resumes Flights Once Again After Drone Scare

December 22, 2018 |

The airport late Friday again suffered a shutdown because of another drone sighting but was able to quickly resume flights, as one of Europe’s biggest airports made a fitful recovery from Thursday’s full-day closure.
WSJ.com: US Business

Gatwick Resumes Flights Once Again After Drone Scare

December 22, 2018 |

The airport late Friday again suffered a shutdown because of another drone sighting but was able to quickly resume flights, as one of Europe’s biggest airports made a fitful recovery from Thursday’s full-day closure.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

Dr. Seuss’ Widow Dies; Once Said He Wasn’t Much for Kids

December 21, 2018 |

Audrey Geisel, the widow of children’s author Dr. Seuss and longtime overseer of his prolific and lucrative literary estate, has died at age 97. She died “peacefully” at her home in La Jolla, California. Dr. Seuss, whose real name was Theodor Geisel, died in 1991, and Audrey Geisel founded Dr….
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Congresswoman considering House Speaker bid once vouched for former Ohio judge accused of killing ex-wife

November 20, 2018 |

Ohio Rep. Marcia Fudge – who has said she’s considering a run for House Speaker – once defended the Cleveland judge accused of murdering his ex-wife.
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Beatles Came to Japan Once. The Footage Remains Sealed

October 31, 2018 |

Some Beatles superfans are likely not feeling fine after a decision by Japan’s Supreme Court regarding 50-year-old footage of the Fab Four from when they visited the Land of the Rising Sun. AFP reports that Beatles buffs from Nagoya had tried to get their hands on a 35-minute reel that…
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Jason Chinnock once drove tanks. Now he drives Ducati’s U.S. operations

October 21, 2018 |

Jason Chinnock, the 47-year-old chief executive of Ducati North America, took a wildly circuitous route to one of the motorcycle industry’s most coveted corner offices, including stints as a touring rock musician, Desert Storm tank pilot and marketing director for Lamborghini.

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5 Strange Things That Were Once Taxed

October 17, 2018 |

If you currently sport a beard, just be glad you’re not living in England a few centuries ago. King Henry VIII introduced the first beard tax in 1535, in an attempt to turn the facial hair into a status symbol. Though he later did away with the tax, Queen Elizabeth…
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Stolen Stradivarius Once Again Is ‘Waking Up’

October 12, 2018 |

The Stradivarius stolen from the late violinist Roman Totenberg and miraculously found more than three decades later has a new life—under the chin of a budding 18-year-old virtuoso. On Tuesday in New York, his three daughters presented the multimillion-dollar instrument on long-term loan to Juilliard student Nathan Meltzer, the…
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