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February 21, 2019

Tortoise thought to be extinct for more than 100 years discovered in Galapagos Islands

RODRIGO BUENDIA/AFP/Getty Images(FAIRFAX, Va.) -- A species of tortoise thought by scientists to be extinct for more than 100 years were actually hiding in plain sight on a remote Galapagos island. The Galapagos Conservancy, a Fairfax, Virginia-based organization dedicated to the long-term protection of the Galapagos Islands, wrote on Twitter Wednesday that one of its employees had just returned from Fernandina Island, where he spotted a female adult Chelonoidis phantasticus, describing the disc..
February 21, 2019

DNA test reunites sisters in South Korea after 47 years

MyHeritage DNA(SEOUL, South Korea) -- After nearly five decades of living without knowing each other, two South Korean-born sisters embraced each other at a subway station in Daegu, a city 180 miles outside of Seoul, thanks to a DNA test. "The chances of finding each other really are one in a billion without taking a DNA test," Rafi Mendelsohn at MyHeritage told ABC News. "Taking the MyHeritage DNA test has enabled Kim and Christine to finally discover their biological family for the first time ..
February 20, 2019

Amal Clooney among the stars spotted arriving for Meghan Markle’s New York City baby shower

Adrian Edwards/GC Images via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Meghan Markle's wedding to Prince Harry last May was a star-studded affair, and her baby shower Wednesday in New York City proved no different. Amal Clooney and Serena Williams were reported to be the co-hosts of Meghan's private baby shower reportedly held at the Mark Hotel on New York's Upper East Side. Meghan's close friends designer Misha Nonoo, actress Abigail Spencer stylist Jessica Mulroney and makeup artist Daniel..
February 20, 2019

‘ISIS bride’ Hoda Muthana is not a US citizen, Sec. Pompeo says, despite lawyer’s assertions

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- "ISIS bride" Hoda Muthana, who has been asking to return to the United States, is not an American citizen, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement on Wednesday, contrary to her family lawyer's assertion. Muthana is being held by U.S.-allied Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in eastern Syria as they regain the final territory from ISIS. In her first television interview, the 24-year-old Alabama woman who spent four years as an "ISIS bride" told ABC News she f..