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Home Is Where the Corpse Is—At Least In These Dollhouse Crime Scenes

The “godmother of forensic science” didn’t consider herself an artist. Instead, Frances Glessner Lee—the country’s first female police captain, an eccentric heiress, and the creator of the “Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death”—saw her series of dollhouse-sized crime scene dioramas as scientific, albeit inventive, tools. Lee created the Nutshells during the 1940s for the training of budding forensic investigators. Inspired by true-life crime files and a drive to capture the truth, Lee constructed domestic interiors populated by battered, blood-stained figures and decomposing bodies. The scenes are filled with intricate details, including…

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Google disables touch function on Home Mini

Google has stopped its Home Mini speakers responding when users touch them. It permanently turned off the touch activation feature after it found that sensors primed to spot a finger tap were too sensitive. Early users found that the touch sensors were registering “phantom” touches that turned them on. This meant the speakers were recording everything around them thousands of times a day. Google said it disabled the feature to give users “peace of mind”. Google’s Home Mini gadgets were unveiled on 4 October as part of a revamp of…

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Northern Ireland 1-3 Germany: Michael O'Neill's side fall to first competitive home defeat in four years

Germany will be in Russia next summer to defend their World Cup crown having sealed their qualification by inflicting a first competitive home defeat on Northern Ireland in four years. Michael O’Neill’s men last lost a qualifier in Belfast to Portugal in September 2013 when Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick and, while they were undone by arguably the world’s best player that night, they were beaten 3-1 here by perhaps the planet’s finest international team. Sebastian Rudy’s sweetly-struck effort from range 83 seconds in ended Michael McGovern’s 10-hour run without…

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Marilyn Manson recuperating at home after stage accident

Media playback is unsupported on your device Rock star Marilyn Manson is recuperating at home after a stage accident in which he was crushed by a prop, his spokesman has told the BBC. The prop – apparently two large guns held together with metal scaffolding – fell as he was performing at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom. An eyewitness said Manson lay on stage for up to 15 minutes before he was taken to hospital on a stretcher. The singer has cancelled nine dates of his US tour after Saturday’s incident….

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News: UK government to fly 110,000 passengers home as Monarch Airlines collapses

Monarch Airlines has been forced to cancel all bookings, including flights and holidays, following a decision by the CAA not to renew its licence to operate. The carrier become the largest ever airline in the UK to enter administration. As all of Monarch’s flights due to depart from the UK have now been cancelled, customers should not go to their UK airport, the CAA said in a statement. However, all affected customers still in the UK should check the CAA website for further information. Around 110,000 Monarch passengers are currently…

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This Breathtaking Greek Island Is Home to More Than 700 Churches

t was our second morning in Tínos, Greece, when we saw our first pilgrim. The woman, who appeared to be in her 60s, was crawling on her hands and knees along the street that leads from the port up a hill to the majestic Our Lady of Tínos church. Though it felt disrespectful to watch her intimate struggle, it was impossible not to keep turning back to follow her excruciatingly slow but deliberate progress. Ever since an icon of the Virgin Mary credited with miraculous healing powers was found at…

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Lady Lucan, the widow of Lord Lucan, found dead at London home

Lady Lucan, the 80-year-old widow of Lord Lucan, has been found dead at her home in London, police have confirmed. Officers found her body after forcing entry to the property in Belgravia on Tuesday, but her death is not believed to be suspicious, the Met Police said. Lady Lucan was one of the last people to see her husband John Bingham, the 7th Earl of Lucan, alive before he disappeared in November 1974. He vanished after the family’s nanny was found murdered at their home. Veronica, the Dowager Countess of…

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