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Lego space mission: Denmark's first astronaut gets toys for company

Andreas Mogensen will take 26 specially designed toys on his mission to the International Space Station<p>Denmark is sending its first man into space – along with 26 Lego toys to keep him company on the journey.<p>Andreas Mogensen, a 38-year-old aerospace engineer from Copenhagen, will leave for the …


The Latest: Obama calls TV shooting heartbreaking

MONETA, Va. (AP) — The latest on the on-air killing of two TV station employees in Virginia (all times local):<p>8 p.m.<p>President Barack Obama says the fatal on-air shooting of two Virginia TV station employees is heartbreaking.<p>Obama says "it breaks my heart every time" he reads or hears about these …

Chamber of Commerce

Herve Leger’s famous “bandage” dress is not for voluptuous women or lesbians, an executive says

Lately it feels like each week brings a new form of body shaming leveled at women. The most recent instance involves the fashion label Herve Leger, and it apparently cost the man who made the comments his job.<p>In an interview with the Daily Mail, Patrick Couderc, the managing director of Herve …

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New Book Details Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Diana's Relationship

It's no secret that Queen Elizabeth II and her daughter-in-law, Princess Diana, had a difficult relationship at times over the years—but a new book, <i>The Queen's Speech: An Intimate Portrait of the Queen in Her Own Words</i>, by Ingrid Seward is diving into the inner workings of that bond. The book …

Queen Elizabeth II

Going up? Space elevator could zoom astronauts into Earth's stratosphere

Canadian space firm granted US and UK patents for elevator designed to take astronauts 20km (12 miles) above Earth so they can then be propelled into space<p>A Canadian space firm is one step closer to revolutionizing space travel with a simple idea – instead of taking a rocket ship, why not take a …

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