Meryl Streep says violent experiences changed her profoundly

Meryl Streep
Updated 17 November 2017
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Meryl Streep says violent experiences changed her profoundly

NEW YORK: Meryl Streep said the two times in her life she dealt with violence were so profound it changed her “on a cellular level.”
Streep made the remarks on Wednesday at the Committee to Protect Journalists’ 27th annual International Press Freedom Awards in New York. The Oscar-winner told the audience she did “know something about real terror.”
She recounted two incidents, one in which she said she was attacked and “played dead and waited until the blows stopped.”
Streep then described another incident when someone else was being abused.
She said in that case, she “went completely nuts” and chased the man off. It was after telling the stories that Streep said the experiences changed her permanently.
Streep did not give any more details, other than to say Cher witnessed the second incident.


Europe, Japan send spacecraft on 7-year journey to Mercury

Updated 20 October 2018
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Europe, Japan send spacecraft on 7-year journey to Mercury

  • Once the spacecraft arrives in late 2025, it will release two probes that will independently investigate the planet

TOKYO: European and Japanese space agencies say an Ariane 5 rocket has successfully lifted a spacecraft into orbit for a joint mission to Mercury, the closest planet to the sun.
The European Space Agency and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency say the BepiColombo spacecraft successfully separated and was sent into orbit from French Guiana early Saturday to begin a seven-year journey to Mercury.
The mission is complicated by the intense gravity pull of the sun, forcing the spacecraft to take an elliptical path that involves two fly-bys of Venus and six of Mercury itself.
Once the spacecraft arrives in late 2025, it will release two probes that will independently investigate the surface and magnetic field of Mercury.