Teenager accepted by all 20 top-ranked universities he applied to - with full scholarships

A high school senior from Houston, Texas, was accepted by each of the 20 top-ranked universities to which he applied — and was offered a full scholarship to every single one of them.

  • Pippa Middleton and husband James Matthews leave hospital with newborn baby boy
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    Pippa Middleton and husband James Matthews leave hospital with newborn baby boy

    The Duchess of Cambridge's younger sister Pippa gave birth on Monday. A spokesperson told HELLO!: "James and Pippa have had a baby boy. Everyone is delighted and mother and baby are doing well." This is the first child for the couple, who married in May 2017 after a year-long engagement.

  • Blue Peter's Tim Vincent becomes father to twins – find out names and gender
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    Blue Peter's Tim Vincent becomes father to twins – find out names and gender

    Congratulations to former Blue Peter presenter Tim Vincent, who has become a father for the first time. The TV star has welcomed twin boys with his partner Gemma Charles, revealing the joyous news to HELLO! Baby Jasper Oliver (6Ilbs) and Felix Samuel (5Ilbs) arrived on Thursday 18 October. Tim, 45, had hinted at his baby news on Tuesday, saying it was "ironic" that he was covering Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal baby announcement.

  • A Chechen warlord is unhappy with UFC fighter Zubaira Tukhugov because he slapped Conor McGregor instead of punching him
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    A Chechen warlord is unhappy with UFC fighter Zubaira Tukhugov because he slapped Conor McGregor instead of punching him

    A Chechen warlord is unhappy with the UFC fighter Zubaira Tukhugov's behaviour at UFC 229. Tukhugov was one of Khabib Nurmagomedov's teammates who was seen on video invading the UFC octagon and attacking Conor McGregor after the Irishman's stunning loss. Tukhugov then bragged on Instagram that he "slapped" McGregor during the post-fight brawl.

  • Ayda Williams just wore THE most stunning dress on Good Morning Britain
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    Ayda Williams just wore THE most stunning dress on Good Morning Britain

    READ MORE: How are Robbie Williams and Ayda Field friends with Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank? The wife of Robbie Williams was a guest at Princess Eugenie's wedding on Saturday, and her six-year-old daughter Theodora accompanied the royal up the aisle as a bridesmaid.

  • The one thing Meghan doesn't miss about life before joining royal family
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    The one thing Meghan doesn't miss about life before joining royal family

    The Duchess of Sussex has revealed the one thing she doesn’t miss about her life before marrying Prince Harry – and it may surprise you. Meghan explained how quitting social media had been "freeing" as they chatted with surfing community group OneWave on Sydney’s Bondi Beach on the fourth day of their royal tour. Speaking to local resident Jessina Oakes, Meghan shared her experience of quitting social media, after famously closing her public Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts, along with her lifestyle blog The Tig, once her relationship with Prince Harry became serious.

  • Now even the government admits it: no-deal would ground our aircraft
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    Now even the government admits it: no-deal would ground our aircraft

    Hidden away in the government’s latest batch of no-deal preparedness notices this week was the dirty little secret that Brexiters have spent the last two years denying. Brexit’s most tangible disaster and Project Fear’s most lurid poster-child is at last being dryly reported in government ink: grounded aircraft. The government says it "envisages” granting permission for EU airlines, but only “expects” EU countries to reciprocate.

  • MPs must not bow to Theresa May's pressure on this Brexit proposal for fear of no deal – there are other options
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    MPs must not bow to Theresa May's pressure on this Brexit proposal for fear of no deal – there are other options

    Theresa May has finally managed to unite her party’s warring factions on Brexit. With time running out to get a deal, previously loyal cabinet ministers wonder how long they should let May flog her dead Chequers horse. Eurosceptic and pro-EU Tory MPs are furious about a plan – confirmed by EU sources (to May’s frustration) at Thursday’s Brussels summit – to extend the transitional period after the UK’s departure by a year, until December 2021.

  • X Factor's Top 16 contestants get an all-star makeover
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    X Factor's Top 16 contestants get an all-star makeover

    With the first live shows imminent... From Digital Spy

  • Dianne Buswell and boyfriend Anthony Quinlan split... the Strictly Come Dancing curse strikes again
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    Dianne Buswell and boyfriend Anthony Quinlan split... the Strictly Come Dancing curse strikes again

    Strictly Come Dancing star Dianne Buswell has split from soap star boyfriend Anthony Quinlan, becoming the latest victim of the so-called curse. Buswell and Quinlan – who plays Pete Barton in Emmerdale –called time on their relationship for good after taking a break earlier this year due to struggles with long-distance. Reports have claimed that Quinlan had concerns over Buswell’s closeness to partner Joe Sugg, and they decided “enough is enough” a few weeks ago.

  • Emmerdale spoilers: Ross Barton's exit revealed as he plans to take this person with him?
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    Emmerdale spoilers: Ross Barton's exit revealed as he plans to take this person with him?

    Emmerdale fans have been anticipating Ross Barton's exit storyline for the past few months, when actor Michael Parr revealed his plans to quit the ITV soap earlier in the year. Elsewhere, Chas and Paddy struggle as they say a heartbreaking goodbye to their baby daughter Grace at her funeral, while Bernice's affair is threatened to be exposed when she is confronted by Kerry. Ross then suggests that they leave Emmerdale and make a fresh start.

  • Talking Politics
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    Talking Politics

    The only remaining issue preventing a deal is the Irish backstop. This is the promise that, no matter what, there will be a frictionless border in Ireland. Theresa May’s solution is to make sure it’ll be never be used, by signing up the whole of the UK to the customs union and the single market for goods.

  • Usain Bolt set to be added as a player on FIFA 19 after Central Coast Mariners trial
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    Usain Bolt set to be added as a player on FIFA 19 after Central Coast Mariners trial

    Former sprinter Usain Bolt has kicked off his professional football career in some style after scoring twice in Australia. Now, the world's fastest man is set to be virtualised on FIFA 19. The Jamaican has been on trial with Australian side Central Coast Mariners and the towering striker scored twice in a friendly to show he is capable of competing professionally.

  • People's Vote march: More than 100,000 set to descend on streets of London for huge anti-Brexit rally
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    People's Vote march: More than 100,000 set to descend on streets of London for huge anti-Brexit rally

    More than 100,000 people are set to take to the streets of London on Saturday to demand a people’s vote on Brexit. The central London march, which will start in Park Lane and end in Parliament Square, is expected to be the biggest public protest so far against the current Brexit situation. Activists will march through the capital demanding the government give the British people another vote on the final deal with the European Union.

  • Jacob Rees-Mogg: MPs won't back 'waffly' plan to extend Brexit transition period
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    Jacob Rees-Mogg: MPs won't back 'waffly' plan to extend Brexit transition period

    Jacob Rees-Mogg rejects plan to give Britain an extended transition period to leave the European Union, saying Parliament would not back the idea.

  • West Ham captain Mark Noble: It’s frightening how much Harry Kane has played... it’ll catch up with him for sure
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    West Ham captain Mark Noble: It’s frightening how much Harry Kane has played... it’ll catch up with him for sure

    A home game against Tottenham is always a special one for West Ham fans — and I am no different. Seriously, though, it’s frightening when you look at how much football Harry Kane has played in recent months.

  • Rachel Weisz can't believe she wore the same thing as her co-stars at The Favourite UK premiere
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    Rachel Weisz can't believe she wore the same thing as her co-stars at The Favourite UK premiere

    Rachel stars alongside Olivia Colman and Emma Stone in the new film

  • Apple's iPad Pro 2018 and new MacBook Air could be released at the end of October
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    Apple's iPad Pro 2018 and new MacBook Air could be released at the end of October

    One of the major disappointments of Apple’s big September event was that the new iPad did not make an appearance. Rumours about a new iPad Pro model, named iPad Pro 3, started circulating the internet in August, backed up by the well-respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. It turns out Apple may have been saving this release for 30 October when the company is going to be holding a special New York event to show off its new products.

  • Chelsea vs Manchester United: Jose Mourinho no longer inspires young coaches... he is a manager frozen in time
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    Chelsea vs Manchester United: Jose Mourinho no longer inspires young coaches... he is a manager frozen in time

    If Jose Mourinho cannot manage to reinvent himself in the next few years, he may cease to be the idol of young Portuguese coaches. Despite his recent sacking by Monaco, Leonardo Jardim has plenty of admirers here in Portugal. The perception of Mourinho now is very different from when he was at FC Porto, during his first spell at Chelsea and at Inter Milan.

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    Turkey suggests Khashoggi's remains taken out of consulate

    A Turkish official says investigators are assessing the possibility whether the remains of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi may have been taken to a forest in the outskirts of Istanbul or to another city, if and after he was killed inside the diplomatic mission earlier this month. The official told The Associated Press on Friday that police have established that two vehicles belonging to the Saudi consulate left the building on Oct. 2 — the day Khashoggi had walked into the consulate and vanished. The official says one vehicle went to the Belgrade Forest outside Istanbul while the other traveled to the city of Yalova.

  • France to allow congestion charges in bid to reduce traffic jams
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    France to allow congestion charges in bid to reduce traffic jams

    France plans to make it easier for cities to introduce congestion pricing in a bid to reduce traffic jams and air pollution, the transport minister said on Thursday. Elisabeth Borne said a draft law on mobility is now being vetted by the state council and will be presented to parliament next month. "Urban tolls will be part of the new mobility law, which will provide tools for local authorities to respond to mobility challenges on their territory," Borne told reporters at the Autonomy mobility conference.

  • Leonardo da Vinci’s genius was down to an eye condition, research claims
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    Leonardo da Vinci’s genius was down to an eye condition, research claims

    The reason for Leonardo da Vinci’s genius has finally been pinpointed, researchers say. New research suggests the reason for one of the world’s most celebrated painter’s genius was his eyesight. According to a study published in the journal of JAMA Opthalmology, a rare eye condition helped the artist paint distance and depth of objects on flat surfaces with incredible accuracy.

  • Pictures of the Week: Pies, pumpkins and Prince Harry
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    Pictures of the Week: Pies, pumpkins and Prince Harry

    Here’s our selection of some of the most memorable moments from around the world over the past week.

  • 100,000 EU citizens stayed away from UK last year due to Brexit, figures show
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    100,000 EU citizens stayed away from UK last year due to Brexit, figures show

    More than 100,000 EU citizens stayed away from Britain last year fuelling fears of skills shortages caused by Brexit. New figures reveal a massive 22 per cent fall in the number of people from the EU registering to work between 2017 and 2018 - with an even bigger 26 per cent drop in London. Business leaders told the Standard that firms are already suffering because talented young people from European countries are choosing to work elsewhere, leading to skilled posts going unfilled.

  • Ford GT production extended by 350 cars through to 2022
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    Ford GT production extended by 350 cars through to 2022

    That means 1,350 examples of the supercar will ultimately find homes.

  • China's top steel city outlines winter output cuts, seen more lenient than last year
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    China's top steel city outlines winter output cuts, seen more lenient than last year

    BEIJING/MANILA (Reuters) - Production cuts ordered for this winter by China's top steelmaking city Tangshan look less restrictive than last year, analysts said, potentially keeping output high even as the city seeks to fight pollution by cutting smokestack smog. Based on a list of restrictions detailed in a local government notice issued late on Thursday, the average production cut at mills in the city would come to 30-35 percent, lower than last year's 42 percent, analysts said. Of the 36 steel producers in Tangshan, 22 were ordered to reduce output by around 30 percent and nine by 50 percent, according to the notice.