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Famous birthdays for Nov. 14: Laura San Giacomo, Condoleezza Rice

Famous birthdays for Nov. 14: Laura San Giacomo, Condoleezza Rice

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Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Scorpio. They include: Advertisement -- French Impressionist painter Claude Monet, in 1840 -- Indian statesman Jawaharlal Nehru in 1889 -- First lady Mamie Eisenhower in 1896 -- Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren in 1907 -- U.S. Sen. Joseph McCarthy, R-Wis., in 1908 -- Former U.N. Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali in 1922 -- Actor Veronica Lake in 1922 -- Astronaut Edward White, killed in a 1967 Apollo I launch pad fire, in 1930 -- Astronaut Fred Haise in 1933 (age 87) -- King Hussein of Jordan in 1935 -- Writer P.J. O'Rourke in 1947 (age 73) -- Musician Buckwheat Zydeco in 1947 -- Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, in 1948 (age 72) -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in 1954 (age 66) ...
Hurricane Laura causes flash flooding as it makes landfall in Louisiana

Hurricane Laura causes flash flooding as it makes landfall in Louisiana

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Hurricane Laura has struck the coast of Louisiana, with extreme winds causing flash flooding in the US state, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) says.The category four hurricane is expected to cause an "unsurvivable" storm surge as it moves inland with wind speeds of up to 150mph (240km/h).If it maintains those speeds it would be one of the strongest storms to ever hit the US Gulf Coast.Half a million residents have been told to leave parts of Texas and Louisiana.Hurricane Laura made landfall shortly after midnight local time (05:00 GMT) near the district of Cameron, in Louisiana.The NHC warned any residents remaining in or near the path of the "catastrophic" storm to "take action now to protect your life... in a reinforced inte...
Laura Marling: ‘I was in danger of being bored of myself’

Laura Marling: ‘I was in danger of being bored of myself’

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Three years ago, Laura Marling's sixth album, Semper Femina, ended with the sound of her putting down her guitar and walking out of the studio and into a garden. Then a door closed and the listener was left alone, in silence. It was a cryptic reference, the singer explained, to Henrik Ibsen's play A Doll's House, in which with a woman walks out on her husband and children in an effort to discover herself.Marling continues the theme on her new album Song For Our Daughter, which was released earlier than planned, as a response to the coronavirus lockdown.The opening song, Alexandra, is a response to Leonard Cohen's Alexandra Leaving that wonders where Cohen's lover went after she left. "What became of Alexandra? Did she make it thr...
Famous birthdays for March 7: Laura Prepon, Rachel Weisz

Famous birthdays for March 7: Laura Prepon, Rachel Weisz

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March 7 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Pisces. They include: -- Pope Clement XIII in 1693 -- British astronomer John Herschel in 1792 -- British painter Edwin Henry Landseer in 1802 -- U.S. botanist Luther Burbank in 1849 -- Dutch abstract painter Piet Mondrian in 1872 -- Actor Anna Magnani in 1908 -- Photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones, earl of Snowden, in 1930 -- NBC weatherman Willard Scott in 1934 (age 86) -- Race car driver Janet Guthrie in 1938 (age 82) -- Actor Daniel J. Travanti in 1940 (age 80) -- Former Disney executive Michael Eisner in 1942 (age 78) File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI -- TV evangelist Tammy Faye Bakker Messner in 1942 -- Actor John Heard in ...
Laura Whitmore replaces Caroline Flack as Love Island host

Laura Whitmore replaces Caroline Flack as Love Island host

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Laura Whitmore is to step in as host of ITV2's winter edition of Love Island after Caroline Flack had to stand down after being charged with assault.The broadcaster will front the show when the contestants move into a new villa in South Africa in January.She previously replaced Flack as host of I'm A Celebrity... Get me Out Of Here's ITV2 spin-off in 2011, and has a weekly show on BBC Radio 5 Live.Flack was charged after police were called to an incident on 12 December.She was charged with assault by beating following an incident at her north London home. Police were called to the 40-year-old's home in Islington, where she lives with her partner, tennis player Lewis Burt...