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Lawmakers push to award posthumous Medal of Honor to Black World War II medic

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Army medic Cpl. Waverly Woodson Jr. is credited with saving many lives on D-Day when Allied troops landed on Omaha Beach, but a bipartisan group of lawmakers says he was not considered for the Medal of Honor because...

A World War II veteran will get his final wish to have Juicy Fruit-themed casket

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A World War II veteran's wish to have his casket painted to resemble a pack of Juicy Fruit when he dies has been granted. Suttie Economy, 94, told his friend Sammy Oakey, President of Oakey's Funeral Service, his l...

A Brazilian surfer broke her own Guinness World Records title by riding an epic wave

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Brazilian surfer Maya Gabeira has broken her own world record for the largest wave surfed by a woman. The 33-year-old rode a 73.5-foot wave in Praia do Norte, Portugal, in febbraio 11, beating her previous record by...

Wife’s prank on husband goes viral, bringing smiles to faces around the world

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Sharea Overman and her husband Nate are parents to three young boys and like many (let's be real, tutti) genitori -- they find themselves constantly tired. Così, when the family of five decided to road trip across India...

America’s oldest World War II veteran celebrates his 111th birthday

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Looking on from his front porch in New Orleans, Lawrence Brooks probably never imagined he'd see this day. Oggi, the oldest known US veteran of World War II turned 111, and the National WWII Museum held a socially ...

There is a new world record for tallest mohawk and it’s a hair raising accomplishment

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There is a new world record for the tallest Mohican mohawk, and it will give you all kinds of hair envy. Joseph Grisamore, of Park Rapids, Minnesota, checks in with a mohawk fan over 42.5 inches tall, the Guinness ...

How the director of ‘This Is Parisreintroduced Paris Hilton to the world

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The director of the Paris Hilton documentary, "Questa è Parigi," says that before making the eye-opening film about the heiress and entrepreneur, lei, like most people, had misunderstood Hilton for decades. In an int...

Former head of world athletics Lamine Diack is jailed for corruption

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The former head of athletics' governing body, Lamine Diack, has been sentenced to two years in prison after being found guilty on charges of corruption related to the Russian doping scandal, a Paris courthouse annou...

Joe Biden reminds Boris Johnson the world is watching Brexitand some are not impressed

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London Joe Biden has provided UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson with the latest reminder that the world is watching how his government is handling Brexit. The Democratic Presidential candidate tweeted on Wednesday: "W ...

A new Canadian Covid-19 gargle test ‘one of the first of its kind’ nel mondo, doctor says

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Most children in British Columbia can say goodbye to those icky swabs and uncomfortable Covid-19 tests as the Canadian province launches a new gargle method for students ages 4 per 19. "It is one of the first of its ...

Israel is winning on the world stage, but losing the plot at home

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Jerusalem Last week's signing ceremony on the south lawn of the White House, as Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain normalized relations, was the celebration Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wanted -- e ...

‘Utopiais about a fictional pandemic in the middle of a real one, as nerds try to save the world

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The timing for "Utopia" is either incredibly good or atrociously bad, depending on one's tolerance for fiction that parallels current events. In questo caso, it's a pandemic tied into conspiracy theories advanced via ...

Il principe Harry dice che ha avuto un "risveglio"’ sul razzismo, in un mondo "creato dai bianchi per i bianchi’

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Il principe Harry di Londra ha descritto il suo "risveglio" all'esistenza del razzismo sistemico, detto "il mondo che conosciamo è stato creato dai bianchi per i bianchi." Harry ha detto di aver riconosciuto solo di recente il ...

'Il morto che cammina: World Beyondstumbles into the world of teen troubles

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With the end of "Il morto che cammina" now officially on the horizon, efforts to wring additional life out of the franchise have taken on greater significance -- and for AMC, urgenza. Ancora "Il morto che cammina: World Beyond...

Geneva adopts what’s believed to be the highest minimum wage in the world, a $25 an hour

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Voters in Geneva, Svizzera, have agreed to introduce a minimum wage in the canton that is the equivalent of $ 25 an hour -- believed to be the highest in the world. According to government data, 58% of voters i...

This World Teachers’ Giorno, here’s what teachers want you to know

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If there was ever a year to appreciate teachers, è 2020. And World Teachers' Day -- which is held annually on October 5 -- aims to do just that. Amid a global pandemic, teachers have become even more vital, come ...