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Factbox: Latest on the worldwide spread of the coronavirus

May 18 (Reuters) - Health authorities in Shanghai face huge pressure to keep COVID-19 at bay the longer the city goes without a new community infection with residents counting down the days until June 1 and the end of their hated lockdown. read more. DEATHS AND INFECTIONS. * Eikon users,...
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Greece ends mandatory mask-wearing in planes, public indoor areas

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece said on Wednesday it would end the mandatory wearing of face masks in airplanes and indoor public venues from June 1, as it lifts restrictions imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19 ahead of the summer, its peak tourism season. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency...
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I caught a creep taking photos of my feet on an airplane

This airplane creep is toe-tally out of line. Social media siren Alina Bedrossian recently sent TikTok into a tizzy with footage exposing a man seated next to her on a Delta flight for brazenly snapping and editing pictures of her feet without permission. “WTF am I supposed to say,” questioned Bedrossian, 23, in the caption of her viral video, which has amassed over 4.9 million views. In the clip, the Atlanta-based bombshell secretly records the unidentified foot fanatic, wearing what appears to be a black cap and a grey sweatshirt, as he angles his iPhone towards her tootsies and takes a pic. He then opens...
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Trip Report: Three Major U.S. Ultra-Low-Cost Carriers

Ultra-Low-Cost Carrier (ULCC) refers to a carrier that doesn’t offer any amenities or services with their fares. ULCCs often receive harsh and significant criticism here in the U.S., and I have made every effort to avoid traveling on them until this point. However, I have been curious about why people disliked them and how they have survived the market. Therefore, I set out to fly on as many of them as possible in a single day to understand what they are and which one is the worst of the worsts.
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Tom Cruise Brought Up A Hollywood Legend When Asked Why He Still Does His Own Stunts

Tom Cruise is, as you might have heard, an intense guy. He doesn’t celebrate his birthday like a normal person, he makes his co-stars go through “boot camp,” and he does his own stunts, including climbing the tallest building in the world and holding his breath underwater for over six minutes. His process is high risk, high reward. But between the increasingly fantastic Mission: Impossible series and Top Gun: Maverick (“one of the best theatrical experiences” ever), the reward has outweighed the risk.
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Passenger who landed plane relied on ‘common sense’ in heroic moment

The hero passenger who miraculously landed a plane on his own has insisted he never once thought he would die — even remaining “calm and collected” in a high-speed nosedive when his pilot first fell sick. Darren Harrison, 39, told the “Today” show in an interview that aired Monday that he relied on “common sense” to level the nosediving single-engine Cessna while reaching across the body of the sick pilot. “I knew if I didn’t react, then we would die,” the expectant dad recalled nonchalantly. “I was pretty calm and collected the whole time because I knew it was a life or death...
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Harrison Ford Had Some Presidential Help Preparing For Air Force One

For the uninitiated, the film, a Wolfgang Petersen special, follows the American president, a decorated Vietnam vet and chopper pilot, as he valiantly attempts to reclaim his official plane following its hijacking by terrorists loyal to an imprisoned Russian general. It's the movie that radicalized an entire generation of adolescents to taunt their siblings and "GoldenEye 007" video game opponents with "We don't negotiate with terrorists." And it turns out to have gotten a boost from the commander-in-chief himself.
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Baltimore Designer Aims to Turn Heads With Preakness Hats

Preakness may be a gathering centered around horse racing, but for Baltimore native Lacey Johansson, who has been attending festivities for decades, the hats steal the show. “I just liked the hats, and it’s a special day for Baltimore, and it’s the best day to be in Baltimore,” said Johansson, 42, who attended the pre-Preakness Black-Eyed Susan event as a toddler and grew up going to the horse races nearly every year. “It’s just a lot of fun to get dressed up and take the time to think about what you’re going to wear.”
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