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May 12 is the 132nd day of the year (133rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 233 days remaining until the end of the year.




1971: Row rocks Rolling Stone wedding
The Rolling Stones singer, Mick Jagger, marries his fiancee Bianca Perez Morena de Macias after a row with the media nearly halts proceedings




On May 12, 1943, during World War II, Axis forces in North Africa surrendered.
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1820 Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, was born in Florence, Italy.
1870 Manitoba entered the confederation as a Canadian province.
1907 Actress Katharine Hepburn was born in Hartford, Conn.
1932 The body of the kidnapped son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh was found in a wooded area of Hopewell, N.J.
1943 Axis forces in North Africa surrendered during World War II.
1949 The Soviet Union announced an end to the Berlin blockade.
1965 West Germany and Israel established diplomatic relations.
1970 The Senate voted unanimously to confirm Harry A. Blackmun as a Supreme Court justice.
1972 The album "Exile on Main St." by the Rolling Stones was released.
1982 Pope John Paul II was assaulted by a knife-wielding Spanish priest while visiting the shrine of Fatima in Portugal. (In 2008, the pope's longtime private secretary revealed that the pontiff had been lightly wounded.)
2002 Jimmy Carter became the first present or former U.S. president to visit Cuba since Fidel Castro seized power in 1959.


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Norway plans to launch the first autonomous and fully electric cargo ship next year that the project's backers said Wednesday will save 40,000 truck journeys per year. Fertiliser company Yara International has teamed up with industrial group Kongsberg to build the Yara Birkeland, which will haul fertilisers between three ports in southern Norway.

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Boeing Airline mechanics assigned to perform critical maintenance on the fleet of Air Force One planes used to fly President Donald Trump and previous presidents were caught using contaminated tools on the craft, causing more than $4 million in damage that could have caused a fire to break out on the plane, according to a federal investigation.
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KABUL, Afghanistan – It has been one month since the U.S. military dropped its largest non-nuclear combat weapon -- the MOAB -- to eradicate ISIS from its base in Afghanistan's Nanganhar province. And still, the ghostly destruction zone is a vision that haunts. FoxNews.com has obtained exclusive images illuminating the bomb’s impact taken this week, showing the gouged and singed earth and even the limb of a dead fighter that had yet to be removed or buried. It worked extremely well, not only to kill more than 90 ISIS fighters, but to eliminate supply routes and squash morale within the terrorist organization. "This was very effective -- many of ISIS' training camps are gone, bunkers destroyed," Gen. Qadamshah Shahim, chief of the general staff of the Afghan Ministry of Defense, who just stepped down from his role following the Mazar-i-Sharif attack, told Fox News.

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KIEV, Ukraine — Television journalist Julia Kirienko was sheltering with Ukrainian soldiers and medics two miles (three kilometres) from the front when their cellphones began buzzing over the noise of the shelling. Everyone got the same text message at the same time. “Ukrainian soldiers,” it warned, “they’ll find your bodies when the snow melts.” Text messages like the one Kirienko received have been sent periodically to Ukrainian forces fighting pro-Russian separatists in the eastern part of the country. The threats and disinformation represent a new form of information warfare, the 21st-century equivalent of dropping leaflets on the battlefield.

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A kayaker was chased by an alligator in Mobile Bay, Alabama, on May 7. Shannon Collins caught the moment kayaker Jimmy Williams avoided the gator’s wrath. Collins was eating at a restaurant near Mobile Bay when she captured the incident on video.

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ICE announces largest anti-gang crackdown in agency history
Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Thursday that its investigative branch, along with other law enforcement agencies, has arrested 1,378 people across the United States in recent weeks in what officials called the largest anti-gang crackdown in ...


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Ex-Florida Congresswoman Convicted of Taking Money Meant for Charity
After she was convicted on Thursday, Corrine Brown, a former United States representative from Florida, said she disagreed with the jury's decision and would seek a new trial.


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North Korea demands that the US hand over would-be assassins of Kim Jong Un
Last week, North Korea made a fairly sensational allegation: that in 2014, the CIA and South Korea's National Intelligence Service conspired to assassinate Kim Jong Un with a biochemical weapon.


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Bank of England governor Mark Carney has warned of a consumer spending squeeze this year as inflation rises and real wages fall. This year will be "a more challenging time for British households" and "wages won't keep up with prices", he said.
He was upbeat about wage growth beyond 2017 - but only if the government secures a "smooth" exit from the EU. It came as the bank trimmed UK economic growth forecasts for 2017 from 2% to 1.9% and held interest rates at 0.25%.


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