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An 81-Year-Old Discovered A Long-Lost Son After Finding A Letter Hidden By His Wife For 56 Years

“He’s my full son that I’ve had my whole life, but why my wife hid that letter is beyond me.”

An 81-year-old man has discovered a long-lost son after finding a letter sent by the child’s mother more than 50 years ago.

An 81-year-old man has discovered a long-lost son after finding a letter sent by the child's mother more than 50 years ago.

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Tony Trapani claims he found the letter after his wife died, when he was cleaning her filing cabinets.

The letter reads: “I have a little boy. He is five years old now. What I'm trying to say Tony is he is your son. He was born November 13th, 1953.”

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In a tearful interview with Fox 17 News, Trapani said he and his wife had been trying to have children all his life. “He's my full son that I've had my whole life, but why my wife hid that letter is beyond me,” he said.


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65 Highly Anticipated Films At The 2015 Sundance Film Festival

There are all kinds of movies for all kinds of people at this year’s premier Park City-set independent film fest. Here they are, grouped by recurring themes.

It’s Hard Being a Teenager

It’s Hard Being a Teenager

1. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (U.S. Dramatic Competition)
Starring: Thomas Mann, RJ Cyler, Olivia Cooke, Nick Offerman, Connie Britton, and Molly Shannon
Directed by: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Thomas Mann plays Greg, an antisocial high-schooler who also makes movies as a hobby. He and his one friend, Earl (RJ Cyler), are forced by Greg's mother to befriend Rachel (Olivia Cooke), who has been diagnosed with leukemia. I have prepared myself to be moved by this film, since I teared up while watching the Sundance video of director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon merely describing it. Jesse Andrews, whose 2013 debut novel of the same name inspired the movie, also wrote the screenplay.

2. The Diary of a Teenage Girl (U.S. Dramatic Competition)
Starring: Bel Powley, Alexander Skarsgård, Christopher Meloni, and Kristen Wiig
Directed by: Marielle Heller
This movie, which has animated elements as well as live action, was adapted from Phoebe Gloeckner's graphic novel from 2002. Written and directed by Marielle Heller, The Diary of a Teenage Girl takes place in '70s San Francisco and centers on teenaged Minnie (Bel Powley), who has sex with her mother's (Kristen Wiig) boyfriend (Alexander Skarsgård).

3. Seoul Searching (Premieres)
Starring: Justin Chon, Jessika Van, In-pyo Cha, Teo Yoo, Esteban Ahn, and Byul Kang
Directed by: Benson Lee
Another period movie, Seoul Searching is set in the John Hughesian era of 1986 and follows a group of Korean teens from all over the world who have come to Seoul for a summer program. According to the Sundance program, Benson Lee, who also wrote the screenplay, based the movie on his own experiences.

4. Slow West (World Cinema Dramatic Competition)
Starring: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Michael Fassbender, Ben Mendelsohn, Caren Pistorius, and Rory McCann
Directed by: John Maclean
Set even further back in time than either of the previous two movies, Slow West sends the audience to the late 19th century where Kodi Smit-McPhee (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) plays Jay, a Scottish 17-year-old who heads to the American West and starts traveling with Silas (Michael Fassbender, an executive producer here). This is John Maclean's first feature (and he wrote it as well), but he and Fassbender have previously collaborated on two shorts.

5. Dope (U.S. Dramatic Competition)
Starring: Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons, Blake Anderson, Zoë Kravitz, and A$AP Rocky
Directed by: Rick Famuyiwa
Dope centers on three nerdy friends who live in a rough neighborhood in Inglewood, California, and are trying to avoid its pitfalls. Writer/director Rick Famuyiwa is an alumnus of Sundance's Director's Lab, where he finished 1999's The Wood, which was also set in Inglewood and is also about a group of friends (played by Omar Epps and Taye Diggs, among others). The festival write-up of Dope describes it, in part, as being “a delightful mash-up of DIY punk, Yo! MTV Raps, YouTube, and Neil deGrasse Tyson.”

6. Grandma (Premieres)
Starring: Lily Tomlin, Julia Garner, Marcia Gay Harden, Judy Greer, Laverne Cox, Sam Elliott
Directed by: Paul Weitz
As a director, Paul Weitz has gone from the broadest comedies there are (American Pie, Little Fockers) to more nuanced movies like About a Boy. In Grandma, which Weitz also wrote, Lily Tomlin plays Elle, a lesbian poet whose granddaughter (Julia Garner) needs her help, causing Elle to revisit her past. Marcia Gay Harden plays Elle's daughter.

7. Songs My Brothers Taught Me (U.S. Dramatic Competition)
Starring: John Reddy, Jashaun St. John, Irene Bedard, Taysha Fuller, Travis Lone Hill, and Eléonore Hendricks
Directed by: Chloé Zhao
In writer/director Chloé Zhao's feature film debut, Johnny, a high school senior, wants to leave the reservation where he grew up, but after his father dies, he finds he can't leave his younger sister. —Kate Aurthur

Clockwise from top left: Courtesy Sundance Institute; Aaron Epstein; Sam Emerson; Daniel Katz; Chung Hoon Chung

Advantageous

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Z for Zachariah

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Is Kylie Jenner Modelling Her Entire Look On This Woman?

Let’s examine the evidence.

This is Heather. She is the owner of Sorella Boutique and is in a relationship with rapper Trell, whose best friend is Tyga – Kylie’s boyfriend.

Heather and Kylie have been friends for a while, but it's only recently that it's being noticed, by this blog and A LOT of people on Twitter, that there are comparisons between the pair. It seems that Kylie is being influenced by Heather's style and makeup – and in particular her love of matte lipstick, arched eyebrows and hair dye.

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Hundreds Of Dying Seabirds Covered In Mysterious Sticky Substance Rescued Near San Francisco

At least 80 birds have already died, unable to shield their bodies with their gunk-coated feathers and succumbing to hypothermia. Now, it’s a race against time to save hundreds of other birds, even as rescuers continue to collect more from the shoreline.

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At least 80 seabirds have already died since since they were discovered late last week along the eastern shoreline.

Even though the sticky substance is not considered toxic, rescuers say it has proven deadly as it separates the birds' feathers, letting in cold air and water. For the unlucky, that can lead to hypothermia and death.

During triage, volunteers have been using syringes to force feed the birds warm water to help them raise their body temperatures from the inside out. Once they're stabilized, volunteers use a washing solution that includes soap, vinegar and baking soda to clean the feathers.

“The good news is that we have modified our wash protocol and it appears to be
working on healthier birds,” Barbara Callahan, interim executive director of the International Bird Rescue, said in a statement. “However, some of the birds that have recently arrived are in much poorer condition, likely because they've had this
substance on their feathers for several days now.”

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11 Indian Drinks You Haven’t Heard Of And Need To Try Immediately

Because filter kaapi and masala chai are way too mainstream.

Noon chai

Noon chai

Noon chai or shir chai is a salty, milky take on tea, found only in Kashmiri homes, and typically had at the end of a rich meal. It's pale pink in colour, topped with some malai, and you will be in for a surprise when you take your first sip. (Spoiler alert: Unlike every other tea you've ever drank, it's salty… And still, bafflingly, delicious.)

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Kadhai doodh

Kadhai doodh

A steaming hot post-dinner drink to beat the chilly, foggy winter nights of the North, milk is boiled for hours in an open kadhai till a thick layer of malai forms on top. Served boiling hot straight from the kadhai with a generous dollop of malai and some dry fruits in every kulhad. Very much an acquired taste, this drink is available only at your local halwai shop.

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Nannari sarbath

Nannari sarbath

A South Indian street push-cart specialty, especially refreshing in the summers given its cooling properties and other health benefits, this is a sherbet made using the root of an Indian herb called Nannari or “Indian Sarsapilla”. This is supposed to be one of the flavouring ingredients used in root-beers popular around the world.

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Bovonto

Bovonto

Manufactured and marketed in Tamil Nadu, this is an indigenous Indian cola which came into existence in – wait for it – 1916! It has a different taste as compared to more mainstream colas due to lesser carbonation and a tangy grape juice flavor base. It has stood its own even against competition presented by the MNCs.

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24 Situations That Will Baffle Any Upper Middle Class Indian

I’m bratty and I know it ♫

When it’s past 3pm and the chai dude hasn’t even come yet. Where does chai come from when there’s no chai wala? Can one make it themselves? UGHHH.

#Ewwwww

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When your cigarette guy doesn’t have your brand and you’re forced to smoke Gold Flake. #HELP #CRISIS #LIFESUX

When your cigarette guy doesn't have your brand and you're forced to smoke Gold Flake. #HELP #CRISIS #LIFESUX

#EWWW

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When you’re forced to climb up to your three-bedroom apartment because the lift is under maintenance.

When you're forced to climb up to your three-bedroom apartment because the lift is under maintenance.

I'll just wait downstairs until we've invented a way for humans to fly, thanks. #Eww

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When you fall one episode behind your friends on “Game of Thrones” because your SUPPOSEDLY high speed internet connection isn’t working.

When you fall one episode behind your friends on "Game of Thrones" because your SUPPOSEDLY high speed internet connection isn't working.

#Ewwww

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