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West Valley, Utah (CNN)Mitt Romney did not win the Utah Republican Party’s nomination on Saturday, meaning he must compete in a June primary election as he seeks to replace retiring US Sen. Orrin Hatch. After a wild and raucous day of voting at the Utah GOP convention, the former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican presidential […]
Bernie Sanders entered Duke University Chapel on Thursday night to hundreds of people singing “This Little Light of Mine.” Sitting down with NAACP national board member Rev. William Barber II, Sanders’s conversation brought up a familiar theme of his 2016 campaign: the “moral economy.” “There is no excuse for 40 million Americans living in poverty,” […]
A 99-year-old Australian swimmer appears to have smashed a world record for his age group in the 50m freestyle. George Corones clocked 56.12 seconds at an official event in Queensland – a new benchmark for the 100-104 age category. He eclipsed the previous mark, set in 2014, by 35 seconds. It will now be verified […]
Some movies have a way of infiltrating our everyday conversations. “Clueless,” for example, influenced the way an entire generation of kids talked. In the mid-1990s, suddenly every teen was dishing out a blase “whatever” when they weren’t totally buggin’ or Audi. It’s not the only comedy with pithy, repeatable dialogue that weaseled its way into […]
One day, my daughter wasn’t feeling well, so I took her to the doctor. Wanting the receptionist to take me seriously, I started the conversation by listing all possible symptoms my daughter had: A fever, a cough, a congested nose. After I was done with the litany, the receptionist asked: “So what do you want?” […]
When I arrive at my daughter and son-in-law’s Brooklyn apartment on Thursdays, my 18-month-old granddaughter hurtles toward me with her still lurch-y gait, happy for our weekly date. While her parents work, we spend the day doing toddler stuff — reading favorite books six times in a row, singing about spiders and stars, placing objects […]
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A 92 year old female pilot, Joy Lofthouse, spent part of her VE celebration in the cockpit of a Spitfire – one of several planes she used to fly during World War II.
She was excited as donned her helmet, and goggles…and then climbed into the rear cockpit of her favorite “iconic plane.” The BBC followed her that day.