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Rebecca Hagelin and her daughter, Kristin Carey.

Kristin Carey: A tribute to my hero — my mom

Real-life heroes, the kinds of heroes that truly influence the way others live, are simply ordinary people who live wisely and sincerely. We hang on to their words and ways, and when we soak in their wisdom, it becomes as much a part of who we are as it was a part of them.

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Alexion Pharma to pay $8.4 billion for Synageva BioPharma

- Associated Press

Alexion Pharmaceuticals is spending about $8.4 billion - a huge premium - to buy Synageva BioPharma, a fellow rare disease treatment developer with no products on the market that booked a first-quarter loss of nearly $60 million.

Freightliner unveils its Inspiration self-driving truck during an event at the Hoover Dam Tuesday, May 5, 2015, near Boulder City, Nev. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Daimler's self-driving big rig makes big entrance in Nevada

- Associated Press

Its name is "Inspiration" and Daimler Trucks says it's the first ever self-driving semi-truck licensed to drive on public roads - in this case Nevada's highways - not only for testing, but business, too.

European Commissioner for Digital Single Market Andrus Ansip, left, and European Commissioner for Digital Economy Guenther Oettinger participate in a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. The EU on Wednesday announced a strategy push to make the continent more relevant on the digital marketplace which is currently dominated by U.S. companies. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

EU plan hopes to help tech companies compete with US giants

- Associated Press

The European Union unveiled Wednesday a long-term strategy to help its technology companies compete with U.S. giants like Google and Amazon by unifying the continent's digital sector and taking a hard line on abuses by dominant firms.

Bollywood actor Salman Khan arrives at a court in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, May 6, 2015. Media reports say a Mumbai court has held Khan guilty of running over five men sleeping on a sidewalk, killing one in a 2002 hit-and-run case. The court on Wednesday charged Khan with culpable homicide, saying all charges against him had been proved, Press Trust of India said. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)

Bollywood star Salman Khan sentenced to 5 years in 2002 case

- Associated Press

One of India's biggest and most popular movie stars, Salman Khan, was sentenced to five years in jail Wednesday on charges of running over five men sleeping on a sidewalk and killing one in a hit-and-run case that has dragged for more than 12 years.

Ocean Springs aldermen agree to can film ordinance

Associated Press

The Ocean Springs Board of Aldermen has voted unanimously to rescind the 11-page film ordinance they passed last month, which the mayor vetoed last week, and start over with encouragement from the film industry.