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US space-endurance champ says he could do another year

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. America’s space-endurance champ, Scott Kelly, returns to Earth next week after nearly a year in orbit aboard the International Space Station. High on his to-do list when he gets back: jumping into his pool and dining at a real table.

Yet he said he could hold out another year in the “harsh environment” of space where nothing ever feels normal if he had to.

106-year-old says she can ‘die happy’ after Obama meeting

WASHINGTON At 106 years old, she’s seen more than a dozen presidents come and go, but Virginia McLaurin says she can finally die happy after meeting President Barack Obama.

Video of the centenarian shaking her groove with excitement quickly went viral on the Internet after last week’s Black History Month reception at the White House.

Eagles’ co-founder dies of ailments

NEW YORK—Glenn Frey, a rock ‘n’ roll rebel from Detroit who journeyed west, co-founded the Eagles, and with Don Henley formed one of history’s most successful songwriting teams with such hits as “Hotel California” and “Life in the Fast Lane,” has died.

Frey, 67, died of complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis, and pneumonia, the band said on its website.

‘The Revenant’ leads Oscar nods

The brutal 1820s frontier saga “The Revenant” landed a leading 12 nominations for the 88th-annual Academy Awards while the acting categories again were filled entirely by white performers.

The strong showing today for “The Revenant,” including a best actor nod for Leonardo DiCaprio and best supporting actor for Tom Hardy, follows its win at the Golden Globes.