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Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Ten Things of Woo and Wow

Michelle Obama dances with portrait girl/Parker Curry
  1. Former first lady Michelle Obama met Parker Curry after a photo of the two-year-old mesmerised by Mrs. Obama's portrait painting went viral.
  2. Serena Williams says it is "heartbreaking" black women in the United States are more likely than white women to die from complications in pregnancy or childbirth.
  3. Four-time Olympic champion Sir Mo Farah says he was racially harassed by security staff at a German airport.
  4. A black one-handed player has blown away NFL coaches at a talent scouting event.
  5. West End show hit hip-hop musical Hamilton has made Olivier awards history by receiving a record 13 nominations, which opened in London last year after enjoying huge success in New York.
  6. A more than 200-year-old tree planted by the first US President George Washington was toppled in a winter storm, according to his estate.
  7. Washington State has signed a law that bars service providers from blocking websites or offering fast lane net access to companies willing to pay, effectively protecting net neutrality attacks from the White House.
  8. A climber from Cardiff who sacrificed himself to save his wife from a rock fall in Yosemite National Park, California, died "in a loving and selfless act", an inquest has heard.
  9. British designer Anna Bullus is on a mission to recycle chewing gum into useful objects, cleaning up our streets in the process.
  10. A robot wolf designed to protect farms has proved to be such a success in trials that it is going into mass production next month.

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