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  1. In for the high jump: woman defies police and parachutes off suspension bridge in ChinaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | NEWS.com.au

    A foreign woman was manhandled by Chinese police and told not to parachute from one of the world's longest suspension bridges, but then jumped off it half an hour later when they were not looking, mainland media reports. The woman, whose name and nationality were not given, landed safely after parachuting from the Aizhai bridge in Hunan province, the news website Thepaper.cn reported.

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  2. Plucky skydiving pensioner hits out at 'postcode lottery' as he fights to save sightRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Dorsetecho.co.uk

    BETTER WITH FRIENDS: Reg Foy with, from left, Dawn Purvis, Tylor Gower, Sarah Eagers, Ellen Foy and baby Riley Eagers A PLUCKY pensioner set to take on a fundraising skydive as he fights to save his sight has hit out at the postcode lottery that has denied him treatment on the NHS. The Echo reported last week how 77-year-old Reg Foy, from Wool , who suffers from age-related macular degeneration is set to take on the skydive for a procedure at the London Eye Hospital that is not available on the NHS and costs around A 9,000.

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  3. BASE jumper who died in B.C. identified as former marine from SeattleRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | SooToday

    ... people jump from a fixed structure or cliff using a parachute or wingsuit. It's considered more dangerous than skydiving due to the relatively low altitude of the jumps. In 2010, after two BASE jumpers had to be rescued from the Stawamus Chief in ...

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  4. BASE jumper dies in B.C. after parachute apparently fails to deploy: RCMPRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Globe and Mail

    ... people jump from a fixed structure or cliff using a parachute or wingsuit. It's considered more dangerous than skydiving due to the relatively low altitude of the jumps. The first peak of the Stawamus Chief towers about 540 metres above the highway. ...

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  5. Didiza's appointment ranks high in stupidity stakesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 26 | Iol.co.za

    United States president Barack Obama has a rule of thumb when it comes to political decision making: "Don't do stupid." He is of course not the first US president to leave us with a memorable phrase.

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  6. Nothing but blue skies at annual skydiver 'boogie'Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 25 | New Jersey Herald

    ... today, many spectators came out and looked to the skies with binoculars in hand. The aerial boogie, which is skydiving lingo for a party among skydivers from around the country, Winstock said, has grown every year since its incorporation in 2013 and ...

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  7. Retired nurse attempts skydiving, makes other plans for bucket listRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 25 | Ohio.com

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  8. Harold Hill dad sky dives to fund daughter's operationRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 24 | Romford Recorder

    The thought of his daughter gave a father the courage to jump out of a plane to raise funds for an operation to help her walk. Russell Triggs, 48, of Straight Road, Harold Hill, and family friend Paul Allen drove to the UK Parachuting Sibson Airfield in Peterborough where they flew 13,000 ft in the air and sky dived for his eight-year-old daughter Amber Lilly.

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  9. LA's New Skyslide Is in Good, Heart-Attack-Inducing CompanyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 12 | Wired

    ... at a time, secured by harnesses attached to an overhead rail. These folks look like they're ready to jump, but skydiving isn't part of the experience. But the way CN Tower is going, that may well be next. What do you do when you've already installed ...

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  10. Longmont sky-high over air spectacularRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 25 | LongmontFYI

    ... at and, in some cases, climb inside. A number of law enforcement and rescue vehicles were also present. Mile High Skydiving, which is based out of Vance Brand, offered jumps. At any time, there seemed to be no fewer than a dozen skydivers in the air ...

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  11. Nation-Now 35 mins ago 12:39 p.m.Analysis: 'Brexit' unravels EU's dreamRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 25 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    The United Kingdom's break with the European Union is an unprecedented "political earthquake" that sweeps away decades of diplomatic harmony and unravels a post-World War II dream of a unified voice to guarantee peace, economic prosperity and security. The U.K. first joined the EU in 1973, when it was called the European Economic Community.

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  12. Sky's the limit for Dove fund-raisersRead the original story

    Saturday Jun 25 | Grantham Journal

    ... raise 3,200 for Dove Cottage Day Hospice in Stathern, by jumping out of a plane at 15,000 ft (4,572 metres). The skydiving group including Caroline Chilcott, 50, Amy Stroud, 27, Liam Chapman, 25, and George Harris, 17, took to the skies above Langar ...

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  13. DMI and Virgin Collaborate to Build Virgin Red Loyalty AppRead the original story

    Saturday Jun 25 | PR.com

    ... to unlock exclusive experiences, offers and events hidden in Vaults, such as a discounted afternoon tea, tandem skydiving or a free bottle of wine. The app also provides smaller, weekly opportunities from Virgin and friends such as offers and ...

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  14. One more mission for remarkable career: A medal for the OSSRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 24 | St. Petersburg Times

    He helped French resistance fighters and Italian partisans fight Nazis and fascists when he served with the storied Office of Strategic Services. He was instrumental in the creation of the Green Berets and Delta Force.

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  15. NASA launches suborbital rocket carrying student experimentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 24 | Education Week

    NASA says it has successfully launched a suborbital rocket carrying student experiments from its Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia's Eastern Shore. The craft lifted off Friday shortly after 6 a.m. The payload reached an altitude of 74 miles before parachuting into the Atlantic Ocean.

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  16. New Robinson manager embracing city's challenges, assetsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 23 | Waco Tribune-Herald

    After a month on the job, Craig Lemin has received an earful about city street conditions from residents while also working to prepare the proposed fiscal year 2017 budget. Lemin, who has 32 years of experience in public service, said besides liking the area and being close to his children in Fort Worth, he was attracted to the position because he thinks his experience can help Robinson.

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  17. A Spiritual Bucket-ListRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 23 | Jewish World Review

    ... in your presence there is fullness of joy..." [Psalms 16:11]. Popular bucket-list goals on Bucketlist.org include skydiving (of course), swimming with sharks, spending the night in an underwater hotel and experiencing zero gravity. I got the feeling ...

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  18. Woman Skydives to Raise Alzheimer's AwarenessRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 23 | NBC29

    ... Virginia , and she jumped out of airplane to raise awareness for the debilitating disease. Clark paired up with a skydiving instructor to take a big leap to raise awareness about the disease and the 16 million Americans caring for people who have ...

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  19. Joanna Lumley and Danny Boyle remember Olympics James BondRead the original story

    Thursday Jun 23 | Pressat

    With the 2016 Olympics looming in Rio, this week sees a mission to remember one of the most iconic performers of London 2012: James Bond. Mark Sutton was the stuntman who thrilled crowds at the Opening Ceremony, parachuting over the Olympic stadium alongside partner Gary Connery as HM The Queen.

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  20. Skydivers to boogie at Sussex Airport this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 22 | New Jersey Herald

    Professional skydivers from across the country and first-time thrill-seekers will dot the sky with parachutes this weekend, taking part in the third annual "That's How We Roll Boogie" Friday through Sunday at the Sussex Airport. Boogie is a term for such events, used by skydivers to describe gatherings for the purpose of skydiving, Skydive Sussex owner Richard Winstock said.

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