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Bride takes time out for CPR, and more

The bride, a trained nurse, took over—she jumped into the water to administer CPR.

Bride takes time out for CPRA wedding party in Glenelg, Australia, was posing for pictures on a scenic jetty when an unrelated woman fell into the water. The best man, wearing his tuxedo, jumped in and tugged the 55-year-old woman to shallow water. That’s when the bride took over: A trained nurse, she jumped in to administer CPR. The victim, who was taken to a local hospital, was “very lucky that the bridal party was there and they acted quickly and got her to the shallows,” said safety official Shane Daw. “They did a fantastic job.” 

Holocaust survivor meets her Polish saviorSara Marmurek finally got a chance to thank the Polish man who saved her life during the Holocaust. In 1943, Wladslaw Misiuna raised rabbits as food for workers at an arms factory where Marmurek was forced to work. He snuck food and medicine to her and four other Jewish women working there, enabling them to survive. The Nazis caught Misiuna, but he managed to flee. “He helped me endure and he helped save my life,” said Marmurek, who was reunited with Misiuna, 85, in New York. The meeting was arranged by a group that honors gentiles who have risked their lives to help Jews.

What the right Twitter name can do When Ashley Kerekes, a 22-year-old babysitter from Westfield, Mass., created the Twitter name “theashes” because of a nickname her boyfriend had bestowed on her, she was unaware that it is also the name of a cricket series played between England and Australia that dates back to 1882. When the Ashes match began last week, Kerekes was bombarded with messages from cricket fans. Quickly, Kerekes amassed more than 10,000 followers. Sponsors have now offered her free airfare and tickets to the match. “I intend on reading up on rules,” she said.

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