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Grieving husband describes victim of New York attack as the 'most beautiful mum'

Grieving husband describes victim of New York attack as the 'most beautiful mum'The grieving husband of a Belgian tourist killed in the New York terror attack has described her as “the most beautiful mum”. Ann-Laure Decadt was among eight people killed when Uzbek immigrant Sayfullo Saipov used a rented truck to mow down cyclists and pedestrians on a New York City bike path. The mother-of-two was enjoying a break in the city with her two sisters and mother, who were unharmed in the incident, when the vehicle struck her from behind. Her husband, who has not been named, said in a statement she was “a fantastic wife”, adding: “This loss is unbearable and cannot be overcome.” He added that “she was riding a bike and apparently was surprised by a vehicle that came from behind”. How the Manhattan attack unfolded The mother, who had travelled with relatives from the rural town of Staden, located 60 miles (100km) west of Brussels, leaves behind a three-year-old and a three-month old baby. Staden's mayor, Francesco Vanderjeugd, said Decadt was active in the town’s social scene, taking part in the youth council and village fairs. “Ann-Laure meant so much to us in town,” he said. “It is an attack in New York, but also one on our community.” Friend of the family, Johan Verstervete, said: “We knew her as a very spontaneous person, very dynamic, loving her family and her children.” He sent the family a message when he heard they were going to New York saying: “Wow, you'll have a great time there, with Halloween and the New York marathon and all.” New York attack hero cop: 'I was just doing my job' 00:51 Meanwhile, Donald Trump has called for the New York terror suspect to receive the death penalty and called for Saipov to be transferred to the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. “Send him to Gitmo. I would certainly consider that,” he told reporters. “We also have to come up with punishment that's far quicker and far greater than the punishment these animals are getting right now.”



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President Trump to reporter's kids: 'I cannot believe the media produced such beautiful children'

President Trump to reporter's kids: 'I cannot believe the media produced such beautiful children'President Trump joked about the White House press corps on Friday during a pre-Halloween visit with their children in the Oval Office.



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Harry Connick Jr. on Supporting Wife Jill Goodacre Amid Cancer Fight: ‘She’s the Most Beautiful Woman in the World’

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This article originally appeared on People.com.

Even after 23 years of marriage, Harry Connick Jr. still gazes at Jill Goodacre like a lovestruck teen.

“She’s my best friend, and I really don’t know what I would do without her,” the actor, multiplatinum recording artist and host of the daytime talk show, Harry, tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue as he and his wife reveal her five-year battle with breast cancer.

“I was scared I was going to lose her, absolutely,” says Connick Jr., 50, whose mother died of ovarian cancer when he was 13. “I wasn’t going to let her see that, but I was. I know from losing my mom that the worst can happen.”

In October 2012 — breast cancer awareness month — Goodacre was diagnosed with Stage 1 invasive ductal carcinoma and immediately underwent a lumpectomy, which didn’t come back with clean margins.

Pathology tests showed she also had extensive ductal carcinoma in situ, a less invasive form of the disease. She went in for a second surgery the next day and has been taking Tamoxifen, an estrogen modulator taken in pill form that helps prevent the development of hormone receptor-positive breast cancers, for the last five years.

“It threw me right into menopause,” Goodacre, 53, says of the medication, which can have difficult side effects. “And then there was the weight gain.”

As someone who once had a career built on posing in lingerie and swimsuits, former Victoria’s Secret model Goodacre has found herself in a size and shape she had never before experienced. (The drug can lead to weight gain, particularly in the midsection, a side effect with the dreaded nickname Tamoxifen Tummy.)

“I’ve always been a pretty fit person, and so to be just rounder and heavier and not to really be able to do much about it — that’s been hard,” she admits. “It’s taken a lot out of my self-confidence.”

Connick Jr. understands her struggles.

“It’s not silly and it’s not vain,” he explains. “It’s a part of how the cancer and the treatment impacted her, and it was a real issue, even though she will always be the most beautiful woman in the world.”

Connick Jr. met Goodacre at a party in 1990, at the height of her modeling career, when he was best known as New Orleans-bred big band crooner who repopularized Gershwin on the soundtrack of When Harry Met Sally.

They wed four years later, and today share a cozy, converted barn in a quiet Connecticut town with their daughters Georgia, 21, Sara Kate, 20 (who goes by Kate), and Charlotte, 15.

“I think one of the reasons we’ve lasted this long is that we’re so aligned in every way,” he says. “We have the same morals, the same goals.”

“Everything that he values, I value so much too,” she adds. “And our family has always been the most important.”

Now, as she approaches the five-year mark of remission, Goodacre is looking forward to stopping Tamoxifen soon and preparing to tell the world what few outside her family knew.

On Thursday’s episode of Harry, the couple will candidly discuss her cancer journey and the moment she was diagnosed — “It’s one of the hardest days of my life,” she recalls — in a heart-to-heart discussion.

As for her husband? He still has the same hope he did after their very first encounter.

“I knew as soon as I met her that I wanted to grow old with her,” he says. “I’m so grateful that I still can.”

Harry airs weekdays (check local listings or visit HarryTV.com).


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Aerial images capture beautiful autumn landscape 

Aerial images capture beautiful autumn landscape This beautiful autumn landscape comes to life as the leaves change color ready for fall. The aerial pictures, taken by Matt Benedetto, 28, from Burlington, Vermont, show the forests of his home state as they transition into their autumn foliage. (Caters News)



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Serena Williams Wrote the Most Beautiful Letter to Her Mom

Serena Williams Wrote the Most Beautiful Letter to Her MomAnyone who’s ever held a baby girl in her arms will relate.



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Beautiful White Houses That Suit Any Style

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These Stunning Photos of Saturn Are a Beautiful Goodbye From NASA’s Cassini Probe

These Stunning Photos of Saturn Are a Beautiful Goodbye From NASA’s Cassini ProbeEight striking images Cassini captured of the ringed planet



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Dad Dies Trying to Protect His 2-Year-Old From Carjackers: 'We Blindly Lost a Beautiful Soul'

Dad Dies Trying to Protect His 2-Year-Old From Carjackers: 'We Blindly Lost a Beautiful Soul'He was reportedly shot in the face.



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This Spoken Word Poem Is A Beautiful Love Letter To 'Undocumented People'

This Spoken Word Poem Is A Beautiful Love Letter To 'Undocumented People'If you want to understand the struggles, fears and boundless strength of undocumented immigrants in America, watch the spoken word video above.



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Donald Trump condemns the removal of ‘beautiful’ statues of Confederate generals and slave owners

Donald Trump condemns the removal of ‘beautiful’ statues of Confederate generals and slave ownersDonald Trump has again waded into the storm surrounding his comments over the violence in Charlottesville, saying that the removal of statues of Confederate generals makes him “sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart”. Mr Trump’s latest remarks come as the White House looks for ways to manage the fallout from his response to the racially charged protests at the weekend, as he continues to isolate himself amid widespread criticism. The President also tweeted “you can’t change history, but you can learn from it”, appearing to imply that keeping the statues up would be a reminder of the country’s Civil War bloodshed and the scourge of slavery.



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