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Wedding dress made from German parachute goes to museum

Deany Keith's brother was part of the brigade to storm Normandy Beach in WWII. He marched through France and into Germany when he stumbled across an interesting war souvenir--a German parachute. He sent it home to his family. When Deany became engaged shortly after the war ended, material was scarce, so her mother made her wedding gown out of the silk parachute. To help others learn from the past and understand the bravery and sacrifices of Americans during WWII, Deany donated the wedding dress to the National WWII Museum in New Orleans, La.

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Succeeds in Historic First Flight

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NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter became the first aircraft in history to make a powered, controlled flight on another planet. The Ingenuity team at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California confirmed the flight succeeded after receiving data from the helicopter via NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover at 6:46 a.m. EDT (3:46 a.m. PDT).

Ex-Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan, 37, dies in hospital after ‘detox facility he was admitted...

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Record-setting former University of Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan has died at the age of 37 after being found unconscious at an in-patient rehabilitation facility in California, his family has confirmed.

Archaeologists unearth remains of 387-year-old colonial fort in Maryland

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The site, known as St. Mary's Fort, was the fourth English colony established in the United States and was home to approximately 150 settlers.

Man arrested over murder of pregnant wife on Turkey cliffside

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A pregnant woman’s last moments while on holiday have been captured on camera after her husband was charged with her murder.

Ellen DeGeneres tests positive for COVID-19

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By Hannah Yasharoff/USA TODAY Ellen DeGeneres has tested positive for the novel coronavirus but is "feeling fine right now," she announced Thursday. Production on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show"...

Vax and scratch: NY offers $5M lottery for newly vaccinated

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Anyone who gets vaccinated at select state-run vaccination sites in New York next week will receive a lottery scratch ticket with prizes potentially worth millions, as the state tries to boost slowing vaccination rates.

Emma Watson Fans Are Freaking Out Over Rumors She’s Retiring From Acting

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Love can make people do the strangest things. It can make the sanest person crazy and the craziest person completely wacko. It can also make people retire from acting. Now, in Emma Watson’s case, “retiring” may be too strong a word. “Stepping back” might be a better description of what the 30-year-old actress is doing.

Curtis Crosland was cleared of murder after 34 years by evidence that was in...

Curtis Crosland fought for decades to clear his name. The evidence that finally exonerated him was in the Philadelphia Police Department's and District Attorney's files all along.

Monkey business: Researchers find origins of Florida colony

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A colony of monkeys has lived for about 70 years in urban South Florida, near jets taking off from a nearby airport and fuel storage tanks.

“I’m going to take the plane down!!!”; Delta passengers and crew subdue off-duty flight...

A Delta Air Lines flight from Los Angeles to Atlanta declared an emergency and diverted to Oklahoma Will Rogers World Airport on Friday night after a passenger sat in First Class attempted to open an emergency exit mid-flight before fighting with crew and passengers.

After child dies, US regulator warns about Peloton treadmill

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Safety regulators warned people with kids and pets Saturday to immediately stop using a treadmill made by Peloton after one child died and others were injured.

Vandals deface and destroy 1,000-year-old Native American petroglyphs in the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests

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A series of petroglyphs, or rock carvings, made by Native Americans more than 1,000 years ago were found vandalized in Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests in northern Georgia.

The Federal Communications Commission fined two Texas-based telemarketers $225 million on Wednesday for making...

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The U.S. communications regulator on Tuesday proposed a $225 million fine, its largest ever, against insurance telemarketers for spamming people with 1 billion robocalls using fake phone numbers.

90-year-old woman loses $32 million in phone scam

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90-year-old woman loses $32 million in phone scam