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Obama plans to nominate King as education secretary

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2015 file photo, John King Jr., accompanied by President Barack Obama, speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. President Barack Obama will nominate King, now the acting Education Secretary, to serve as Education Secretary after receiving commitments from lawmakers to give his nomination speedy consideration, the White House said Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will nominate Dr. John B. King Jr. to serve as Education Department secretary after receiving commitments from lawmakers to give his nomination speedy consideration, the White House said Thursday.


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15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World

Everyone has a bad day at work now and then. But if you have one of these 15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World, even one bad day can get you or someone else killed. From EMT to Coal Miner to Ice Road Trucker, these are the jobs that will keep you up at nights!


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last updated: Thu, 11 Feb 2016 22:23:08 GMT

Vic girl dies trying to rescue brother
A TEENAGE girl has died as she tried to help rescue her younger brother who was struggling in the water at a Victorian beach.

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Live: Kiwis lose five in first hour
NEW Zealand’s top order collapsed in the first Test against Australia at Basin Reserve after being sent in to bat on a green wicket. LIVE COVERAGE!

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Abducted drug duo’s final moments
DETECTIVES are building a picture of the terrifying final moments of a mum-of-three and her drug associate who were found brutally murdered and stuffed in a toolbox in southeast Queensland.

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5 things to see in Brisbane this weekend
AUSTRALIA’S only Academy Award accredited and BAFTA-recognised short film festival plays Brisbane this weekend.

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Live: Kiwis lose five in first hour
NEW Zealand’s top order collapsed in the first Test against Australia at Basin Reserve after being sent in to bat on a green wicket. LIVE COVERAGE!

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Western society is a dying breed
IT’S the biggest story of our times, but political correctness has stifled debate so badly that politicians are too afraid to even talk about it.

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Serial text stalker’s ‘sick’ tell-all book
THE family of a Queensland woman who plunged to her death after being SMS-bullied by a serial stalker have lashed out at the man for planning a book about her death.

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Medicare plan should make you sick
OPINION: My Medicare refund appears in my bank account quickly and efficiently - so why is the Federal Government digging a huge hole for itself by floating this new idea?

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Chilling kidnapping not as it seemed
GLAMOROUS singer Fairlie Arrow had complained of being stalked by a crazed fan for months. Then the young Queensland mum disappeared, in bizarre and chilling circumstances.

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Cyclone forms off Queensland coast
QUEENSLAND’s first cyclone of the season has formed off the coast of Mackay.

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‘He never has my support. Never’
THE father of the man charged over a horrific sex attack on two female backpackers in South Australia has spoken out.

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Sharks circling local Channel 7 team
RUMOURS are circulating that the station’s top executives are looking to make changes in the local newsroom. But who’s on the chopping block?

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Salary cap probe as NRL targets big spenders
THE NRL is investigating a salary cap crackdown on club budgets as the code confronts its $42 million debt crisis.

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Woman’s brilliant response to nasty parking note
A YOUNG woman has hit back after being faced with an anonymous note on the car she was in, berating her for parking in a disabled spot.

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A History Of The Windows Start Menu
Microsoft’s Start menu is a big deal. And over its 20 years of existence, it's had a lot of ups and downs.

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last updated: Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:24:48 GMT

Uncertainty at Syria talks as Russia backs government advance
MUNICH (Reuters) - Major powers began a new round of Syria talks on Thursday focusing on calls for a ceasefire and access for aid, but the mood was dour with Moscow showing no sign of calling off its bombing in support of a massive new government advance.

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last updated: Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:02:54 -0500

A WWII Veteran And His Wartime Sweetheart Just Reunited After 70 Years

True love lasts a lifetime <3.

More than 70 years after they last saw each other during WWII, these long-lost lovers had an emotional reunion on Feb. 10.

More than 70 years after they last saw each other during WWII, these long-lost lovers had an emotional reunion on Feb. 10.

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Norwood Thomas and Joyce Morris first met in London in 1944, just before D-Day. They had a brief romance before Thomas shipped off to Normandy, but they never forgot each other.

Norwood Thomas and Joyce Morris first met in London in 1944, just before D-Day. They had a brief romance before Thomas shipped off to Normandy, but they never forgot each other.

They met by chance while Thomas, an American soldier, was on leave in London. He and a friend saw two women renting a rowboat, so they said hello.

"This young lady had a smile that would melt you, and of course I was melted, and it very rapidly developed into something from attraction to a very strong affection," Thomas told Australia's Channel 10. Afterward, they spent several romantic weekends together before going their separate ways.

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After the war, Thomas went back to the U.S., and Morris stayed in the U.K. They stayed in touch at first, writing letters across the Atlantic.

After the war, Thomas went back to the U.S., and Morris stayed in the U.K. They stayed in touch at first, writing letters across the Atlantic.

At one point, Thomas wrote Morris asking her to come to the U.S. to marry him. She mistakenly thought he'd already married and was offering to leave his wife for her, so she never responded.

Eventually, they both married other people and had children, and decades passed without any contact — though they did keep photos of each other.

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Their paths, which had diverged so far apart, crossed again in October 2015, when Morris asked her son if he could try looking Thomas up on his computer.

Their paths, which had diverged so far apart, crossed again in October 2015, when Morris asked her son if he could try looking Thomas up on his computer.

“Can you find people on that thing?" she asked, which led to a search result showing a 2010 newspaper story about Thomas skydiving on his 88th birthday. Morris's son called the reporter, who then contacted Thomas.

From there, they made plans for a Skype date, where they talked for the first time since the 1940s.

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Tracy Morgan: How I’m Picking Up the Pieces
Tough times don't last—tough people do

Hey guys. It’s Tracy Morgan. As you probably know, I’m back. And you know what? I’m ready to start being funny again.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve used comedy to deal with anything that’s come my way. I figure it’s why God gave me my sense of humor. After all, if you don’t laugh, you’re going to cry.

So I decided to go back on tour. Even after everything I’ve been through, all those hardships, I knew it was time to go out there and feel the pulse of the people. And being back on that stage again? Ah, man, it’s like the first day I lost my virginity. Just incredible. It’s like a rebirth.

I remember when I stepped up on that stage during the Emmys last September, my first appearance since everything that happened. Oh, man, it was emotional. But at the same time, I wanted to let my family know that I was back by being funny. Because, to me, that’s the important thing. It was a moment that I’ll never forget in my life. To see L.L., Jon Hamm, Tina Fey, Jon Stewart…see all the people that I love in the game. They were welcoming me back. They were welcoming me home.

Now that I’m on the road, I’ve gotten back to my usual structured routine. To me, there’s nothing worse than living in chaos. I refuse to have that. Not at this point. That’s why I’m so grateful to have my family with me on the road. They keep me grounded. I’m a family man first; I’m a husband and a father above everything. Just seeing my wife and daughter every day has reminded me of what’s important and what’s really not. Keeps things in perspective.

I know that lots of you might be going through hard times right now, but remember one thing: Tough times don’t last, tough people do. In my opinion, you’ve got to either get busy living, or get busy dying—and I tell everybody to get busy living! Take it from me—I almost lost my life, and it’s too precious. You’ve got to live your life to the fullest. Don’t just follow your dreams, start living them.

I just want to finish this up by letting all you fans know that I love you all. I can’t wait to come to a city near you and give you that real ‘Tracy Morgan’ flavor. This tour, it’s the experience of my life. So let’s pick up the pieces!

This article was written by Tracy Morgan for WhoSay about his return to the stage for his national tour, Picking Up the Pieces

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