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Prince Harry to join expedition to the South PolePrince Harry to join expedition to the South Pole

LONDON (Reuters) – Prince Harry, Britain’s third in line to the throne, will take part in a race to the South Pole alongside wounded British servicemen and women, he announced on Friday. The 208-mile (335-km) trek to the South Pole will see Britain’s Royal compete against teams from the United States and Commonwealth countries. “As a member of the British team, I will have a brew (tea) on ready for you when you join us at the Pole,” he said in a speech, referring to participants from other countries. Harry took part in a 2011 expedition to the North Pole organized by the same charity. …

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Blackwood paces Missions batters’ big dayBlackwood paces Missions batters’ big day

Blackwood paces Missions batters’ big day Express-News Copyright 2013 Express-News. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 11:50 pm, Friday, April 19, 2013 Jake Blackwood said he didn’t feel comfortable at the plate Friday night. If that was indeed the case, the Missions’ third baseman hid it well.

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Streep voices admiration for “Iron Lady” she played in filmStreep voices admiration for “Iron Lady” she played in film

LONDON (Reuters) – Actress Meryl Streep, who won an Oscar for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in the 2011 film “The Iron Lady”, praised the former British prime minister on Monday as a pioneer for the role of women in politics. Britain’s first and only female political leader died on Monday, aged 87, after suffering a stroke. Streep, 63, described Thatcher as a trailblazer, “willingly or unwillingly”, for female political leaders. “To me she was a figure of awe for her personal strength and grit,” the American actress said in a statement. …

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Women’s Final Four: Connecticut vs. Notre Dame previewWomen’s Final Four: Connecticut vs. Notre Dame preview

Women’s Final Four: Connecticut vs. Notre Dame preview Express-News Copyright 2013 Express-News. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 10:54 am, Monday, April 8, 2013 The Huskies have won 12 straight over the Cardinals, adding more fire to Louisville’s underdog status. Its only win over UConn came in their first meeting, 74-71 on March 17, 1993. At the time, UConn had zero NCAA titles and had only been to one Final Four.

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New pope slips out of Vatican for morning prayer visitNew pope slips out of Vatican for morning prayer visit

By Keith Weir and Crispian Balmer VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Barely 12 hours after his election, Pope Francis quietly slipped out of the Vatican on Thursday to pray for guidance at one of Rome’s great basilicas as he prepared to usher in a new age of simplicity and humility in a Church mired in scandal. …

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