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June 2, 2014

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A long time ago, in a galaxy not too far away ...

“Star Wars: Episode VII” has added two powerful actresses to its ensemble. Lupita Nyong’o, who earned a best supporting actress Academy Award earlier this year for her heart-wrenching turn in “12 Years a Slave,” is joining the film’s cast, as is Gwendoline Christie, best known as the towering fighter known as Brienne of Tarth on HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” — The Los Angeles Times

Condolences for late actress come in bunches

Ann B. Davis’ “Brady Bunch” co-stars offered up kind words and memories of the actress, who played the family’s beloved housekeeper, Alice, after news of her death broke Sunday. Florence Henderson (mother Carol Brady) tweeted about her “dear friend,” who died at 88 after slipping in her bathroom and hitting her head. — USA Today

Will army sergeant face a court martial?

Army sergeant Bowe Bergdahl’s release after five years in Taliban captivity has raised questions about the circumstances of his initial capture, with some members of his unit accusing him of desertion. But there’s reason to assume that Bergdahl won’t face a court martial when he returns to the United States. — Business Insider

It’s true: Females (hurricanes) are more deadly than males (hurricanes)

Are people more afraid of Hurricane Victor than Hurricane Victoria? Yes, says a study out today from researchers at the University of Illinois.

“People may be dying as a result of the femininity of a hurricane (name),” says Sharon Shavitt, a professor of marketing at Illinois and a co-author of the study, which appears in the peer-reviewed journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Researchers examined more than 60 years of death tolls from the 94 hurricanes that hit the USA between 1950 and 2012 and found that hurricanes with a more “feminine” name killed more people than those with male names. Additonally, the scientists put the masculinity and femininity of some storm names on a rating scale.

The paper claimed that a masculine-named storm would kill about 15 people, but the same strength hurricane with a female name would lead to about 42 deaths. — USA Today

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