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In a new biography of Joe DiMaggio, author Jerome Charyn writes that "there was a kind of heartbreak, as we worried that he might disappear in that enormous expanse of space ... that the leaping gazelle we saw was some aberration, a phantom put there by our own wish to create some creature more perfect than ourselves. No fellow human being could possibly look that good, but DiMaggio did."
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Joe Pelton operates a computer-controlled machine that drills a tiny hole into a needle that is used to make microchips. He works at AccuRounds, an advanced manufacturing facility in Avon, Mass.
Nina Crossland holds up a photo of her aunt Phyllis Macay. The U.S. military says pirates killed Macay and three other American hostages they were holding on a yacht off Somalia's coast.