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At Pippa Middleton's wedding, Duchess Kate returns the favor by holding sister's train

Six years ago, Pippa Middleton famously held the train of Duchess Kate’s wedding dress. On Saturday, the royal returned the favor by smoothing the back of her sister's custom lace dress as she got ready to walk down the aisle.

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In 2011, Middleton's figure went viral after photos were widely shared of her holding the train of sister Kate’s Alexander McQueen dress at Westminster Abbey, where the duchess joined the royal family by marrying Prince William.

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“As I have found out, recognition has its upside, its downside and – you may say – its backside,” Pippa later joked, according to People, adding that her infamous dress “fitted a little too well.”

>> Meghan Markle attends Pippa Middleton’s wedding reception as Prince Harry’s Date

Photos from both ceremonies are reminiscent of each other.

>> Pippa Middleton ties the knot with James Matthews in ‘almost royal’ wedding

Saturday’s ceremony took place at St. Mark’s Church in England, during which Middleton tied the knot with hedge fund manager James Matthews, whom she has been dating on-and-off since 2012. In addition to Duchess Kate, Prince George and Princess Charlotte served as members of the wedding party. Prince William and Prince Harry also were in attendance.

Meghan Markle attends Pippa Middleton's wedding reception as Prince Harry's date

After no sign of her being at the actual ceremony, Meghan Markle reportedly made her big arrival at Pippa Middleton and James Matthew’s wedding reception Saturday evening.

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Markle arrived in London for the event a few days ago, leading many to hope that she would make an appearance at the nuptials. However, Prince Harry was spotted both arriving to and leaving the wedding without a date. People reported that Markle did make it to the reception, though, marking a huge milestone in her relationship with the royal.

>> Pippa Middleton ties the knot with James Matthews in 'almost royal' wedding

“Right now, Harry and Meghan are leaning towards not wanting to attract extra attention, especially on a day that’s not about them,” a source told E! News. “It takes the pressure off.”

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More than 300 guests were expected to attend the reception at the Middleton family home in Bucklebury. Markle and Harry have been dating and recently made their first public appearance together at a charity polo match.

Just this week, the Church of England granted the couple permission to marry at Westminster Abbey should they get engaged sometime soon, the Daily Express reported

Pippa Middleton ties the knot with James Matthews in 'almost royal' wedding

Congratulations are in order for Mr. and Mrs. Matthews.

>> Photos: Wedding of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews

Pippa Middleton said “I do” to fiance and hedge fund manager James Matthews on Saturday during a beautiful wedding ceremony at St. Mark’s Church in Englefield, England, near where she and her sister, Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, grew up. After the ceremony, the bride and groom made their debut as husband and wife as they left the church.

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“The church bells at St. Marks’s Church began to peal. They are man and wife!” a source told E! News.

Both Prince George and Princess Charlotte served in the wedding party, as did Duchess Kate. Prince William and Prince Harry were also in attendance. Middleton wore a beautiful, custom lace dress, while Matthews donned pinstriped pants, a light blue vest and a long, black blazer.

“The kids looked absolutely gorgeous and really well-behaved,” Leanne Fox told People. “It was lovely to see them. We got to see the little ones coming out."

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Middleton and Matthews started dating in 2012, broke up briefly, and got back together in 2015. Last July, Matthews proposed, and the two were engaged. Now, they’re officially husband and wife.

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Woman designs dress made from 20,000 salmon bones

You could call this a fishy fashion trend.

An Alaskan woman has created a dress made from 20,000 salmon bones.

The one-of-a-kind dress was a creative project four years in the making, according to designer Cynthia Gibson. Vertebrae from the Chinook salmon were used to create the dress, according to JuneauEmpire.com. Gibson said she's had a fascination with nature since she was a child, and once she moved to Sitka, her passion for salmon was sparked.

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It was a painstaking process to clean and disinfect the 20,000 bones, then stringing them like pearls to construct the dress.

The dramatic results were displayed at the Wearable Arts Show, an annual fundraiser in Sitka.

Gigantic indoor water park in Georgia on track to open in spring 2018

By next spring, amusement park lovers will have a new attraction to visit.

Great Wolf Lodge Georgia, which will include a 456-room hotel, is on target to open in 2018. Officials say it’s too early to given an exact opening date.

"Our guests would probably say that the highlight at any Great Wolf Lodge would be the indoor water park, and for Great Wolf Lodge Georgia, we’re building a massive, nearly 100,000-square foot indoor water park,” said  Jason Lasecki, a spokesman for Great Wolf Resorts. 

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Several “new experiences” are currently in development and officials hope to share more details in the fall.

The LaGrange park will be the 16th in the company’s portfolio.

Features include Fort Mackenzie, a multi-level interactive water fort treehouse with a massive tipping water bucket; a huge wave pool and several zero depth entry pools.

The water park is only available to guests at the hotel.

The resort will also offer  several onsite dining options including Barnwood, the brand’s unique full service restaurant and Hungry as a Wolf  handcrafted pizza and pasta.

Malnourished baby dies after health-conscious parents fed him strict diet

A 7-month-old baby died after his parents fed him only gluten-free and lactose-free foods, including quinoa milk, the New York Post reported.

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The child’s Belgian parents self-diagnosed him with an array of food allergies, but never sought a medical professional’s opinion before deciding on his diet, according to the newspaper.

“The parents determined their own diagnosis that their child was gluten intolerant and had a lactose allergy,” lawyers said in court during the trial for the child’s 2014 death, the Independent reported. “Not a single doctor had a dossier about Lucas and child protection services did not know about them.”

At the time of his death, baby Lucas weighed fewer than 10 pounds, which is only half the size of an average baby his age. An autopsy later found that his stomach was completely empty when he died, and his official cause of death was dehydration and malnutrition, according to the New York Post. 

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In court, the child’s parents said that they never took him to a doctor because they didn’t notice that anything was wrong with him. His mother said that sometimes Lucas would gain a little weight and then lose it, and that his parents thought such weight fluctuations were normal. They eventually took him to a homeopathic doctor, who insisted that they take him to a real hospital. By the time they did, it was too late. The hospital pronounced him dead on arrival.

In addition to quinoa milk, Lucas’ parents fed him oat milk, rice milk, buckwheat milk and semolina milk from the natural foods store they own, according to the Independent. While doctors warn that such a diet will not sustain an infant that age, the parents’ lawyer argued that wasn’t the case and that Lucas died for another reason.

“Lucas had an eating disorder. He got cramps when he was fed with a bottle, and his parents tried out alternatives,” the couple’s attorney, Karine Van Meirvenne, said, according to the Daily Mail.

The parents’ trial began this week. Each faces up to 18 months in prison for contributing to the infant’s death.

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Family dog finds cat thought lost in house fire two months ago

It's being called a "Mother's Day miracle."Two months after a fire raged through their home, a family in Michigan was reunited with their pet cat that they thought they would never see again.

The March fire was accidental in nature, and the Marr family has plans to rebuild, according to WXMI. Firefighters were able to save the family dog, Chloe, by using an improvised oxygen mask, but the family's cat, Ringer, could not be located. The Marrs assumed that the cat was lost or had not survived.

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Christine Marr posted on Facebook that on Sunday, the family went to the house and Chloe began scratching and sniffing at a hole in the floor. Marr heard a cat meowing so the family got food to coax the animal out. To their disbelief, out emerged Ringer.

The cat had lost about half its body weight, and veterinarians believe it survived on bugs. Ringer is steadily improving and is expected to make a full recovery, according to Marr.

Black market baby finds long lost sister 70 years later

 

Toni Rosenberg nervously scanned the passengers deplaning and flooding the gate at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport from a late Tuesday afternoon flight.

When a spirited 87-year-old woman with short Irish-red hair rolled toward Rosenberg in a wheelchair, Rosenberg lunged toward her and cradled her in a bundle of warmth and love.

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At the ripe age of 72, Rosenberg was hugging her half-sister for the first time.

“You got hair like mommy,” Florence Serino, who flew in from California, said to her. “Oh my God.”

The words brought a swell of tears to Rosenberg’s eyes.

Adopted as a newborn on Jan. 1, 1945, with hardly any paperwork to recount, Rosenberg learned as a young adult that she had a family — and a mysterious history and sense of identity as she puts it — that she’d never met.

Even after Rosenberg, who lives in Boca Raton, learned that her adoptive parents supposedly paid $10,000 to adopt her in an undocumented and illegal exchange, she never gave up looking for her biological family.

Little did she know that some 2,500 miles away, Serino never gave up either.

“Wait,” Rosenberg abruptly said to Serino while they waited for a tote loaded with family photos to roll toward them at baggage claim. “Do we have the same eyes?”

The pair giggled like teenage sisters, with Rosenberg’s family and closest friends watching, occasionally tearing, and snapping photos.

Rosenberg found out as an 18-year-old that she had been adopted after her cousin, Terri Converse, overheard a private conversation between their mothers.

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She’d always suspected that was the case. Rosenberg, raised by Jewish parents in New York, had blonde hair and bright blue eyes unlike her parents. And her adoptive mother, Betty Wiener, initially wouldn’t give her a copy of her birth certificate, even when she’d hoped to get a driver’s license.

“I always knew I was different,” Rosenberg said.

In 2002, a year before Rosenberg’s father, Rosenberg’s father, Jack Wiener, had died, he told Rosenberg that he’d given $10,000 to an attorney in exchange for a closed adoption.

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Atlanta girl wins ‘MasterChef Junior’

Jasmine Stewart of Milton is the new “MasterChef Junior” champion.

“This is the biggest moment of my entire life. Who would ever think a little girl from Milton, Georgia would ever win “MasterChef Junior?” said an elated Jasmine, moments after winning the final round of competition in “MasterChef Junior,” which aired Thursday evening on Fox in a two-hour-long finale. 

Jasmine,  who is 12, is a sixth-grader at the Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta. She is also the new MasterChef Junior, winning a trophy — and a $100,000 grand prize.

“Some of the highlights of the show was winning of course,” Jasmine told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in an interview. “But I did love it when I got an apron. I never thought I would even make it on the show, let alone be getting an apron and get to wear it.” 

Also in the top two was another local contestant -- Justise Mayberry, 11, of Sugar Hill. Justise is a sixth-grader at Lanier Middle School in Gwinnett County.

During the first half of the show Thursday, Jasmine and Justise were in the final four in this culinary competition, now in its fifth season, and hosted by Gordon Ramsay, British star chef of “Hell’s Kitchen” and Christina Tosi, renowned pastry chef.  

 After winning a molten lava cake challenge and impressing the judges with a rack of lamb dish followed by three-course-meal which included a scallop and white fish appetizer with a green papaya salad, a lobster tail and coconut curry entree and for dessert, a sticky rum cake with pineapple chips, Jasmine was declared the winner. 

 “Whether she’s baking flawless French macaroons or putting together stunning sushi, Jasmine’s culinary skill and sophisticated palate make her talented well beyond her years,” said Tosi.  

After winning the first challenge — baking a flawless molten lava cake — Jasmine got to decide the choice of meat for contestants in the next challenge. Jasmine opted for a more challenging rack of lamb over beef and pork. She made a Mediterranean lamb dish with herb couscous, olive puree and pickled bell peppers. Ramsay called the lamb “breathtaking.” 

Meanwhile, Justise made a goat curry dish with cilantro-scented rice and crispy shallots. She also wowed the judges.

“You made this in an hour?” said Ramsay. “The meat is incredible. It is fragrant, spicy. . . It is absolutely phenomenal.”

The impressive meat dishes paved the way for the two contestants from metro Atlanta to land in the finale.

They were tasked with preparing a three-course meal.  

On Thursday, renowned chef Wolfgang Puck and Martha Stewart helped judge the dishes and gave high marks to both contestants.

While Jasmine’s made a scallop and white fish appetizer and lobster tail entree received high marks, it was her dessert -- the sticky rum cake with pineapple chips -- that helped secure her victory. Stewart said she wanted the recipe. Tosi said she could open a pastry shop and just sell the sticky rum cake, it was that good. 

Justise made grilled spot prawns with basil pesto, chili watermelon and avocado balls, cider-based pork belly with wilted greens, pickled peaches, grits and onion rings for the entree, and a buttermilk panna cotta with balsamic strawberries and strawberry meringue for dessert. She  called her menu. “Georgia-based with a healthy spin.” She also impressed the judges with her dessert.

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Last Thursday, Jasmine and Justise were part of a team that won a difficult cooking challenge, preparing a meal (pan-roasted scallops with polenta cakes and fried quail eggs for an appetizer, and pan-seared red snapper with purple potato gnocchi and chorizo-saffron lemon broth for the main dish) at a pop-up restaurant on the beach. Diners included food critics and magazine writers — all of whom were impressed by the dishes but had no idea their meals were prepared by kids — until after they finished the meal, and critiqued the dishes.

Throughout the competition, Ramsay and Tosi coached and encouraged the hopefuls to cook like pros and teach them the tricks of the trade along the way. Surprise guests and diners have included former first lady Michelle Obama and the Muppets.  

During a recent episode, Jasmine was eliminated, but she, along with five other contestants, were brought back for another chance. She ended up winning her cooking challenge (she broke down a whole chicken) and has remained in the competition ever since. The season premiered in February, and the episodes were filmed in Los Angeles last spring.

In a recent interview with the AJC, Jasmine said she draws inspiration from her parents.

“My mom loves to cook Southern food, and kind of homestyle cooking that makes you feel warm inside, and my dad loves to cook a lot of elaborate breakfast foods — things that wake you up in the morning and make you super-excited to start the day, like tomato pancakes or homemade French toast or crepes,” she said. “Another thing is our household is busy, but we can make quick, tasty and good food.”

In an interview, Jasmine and her mother, Deborah Stewart, said they plan to save the money for college. Jasmine added she would like to also use some of the winnings for a new car when she is old enough to drive. 

Girl choked on fidget spinner part, needed surgery, mom says

A Texas mother is warning others about fidget spinners, the latest toy craze, after her daughter choked on a piece of the toy. 

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Kelly Rose Joniec of Houston said she and her 10-year-old daughter, Britton, were on their way home Saturday when Kelly heard Britton choking in the back seat. According to the post, Kelly pulled over and found Britton had swallowed one of the bearings from her fidget spinner. 

After an unsuccessful attempt to remove the small piece of metal with the Heimlich maneuver, Kelly took Britton to the nearest urgent care center, she wrote in the post. 

An X-ray revealed the round metal bearing was lodged in the girl’s esophagus and required immediate surgery. 

In a Facebook post, Joniec wrote, "Britton was taken to surgery to endoscopically locate and remove the object. Fortunately, we had a positive outcome, but it was pretty scary there for a while ... not only because of the initial ingestion, but then the concern about the composition and structure of the object, and finally, the risk with general anesthesia." 

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In a statement to CNN, the Joneic family said, "Our full attention and focus is on caring for our daughter and ensuring she continues to lead a healthy life." 

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CNN said efforts to reach the makers of the fidget spinner for comment were not successful. According to a CNN report, Learning Express Toys, which carries the gadgets online and in stores across the country, has a warning for consumers on its website. 

The warning states that their fidget spinners contain small parts that present a choking hazard, and are not for children under 3 years old.

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