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Have police cracked the case of the mother of triplets who went missing?

Just short of two years after Jacque Sue Waller vanished, prosecutors say the body of the mother of then-five year-old triplets has been found. Waller, of Southeastern Missouri, had been embroiled in an ugly divorce proceeding with her husband, Clay Waller, when she disappeared on June 1, 2011. He was charged with first-degree murder in 2012 and faces trial in September. He has denied harming his estranged wife. Cheryl Brenneke, Waller's sister, has had custody of the three children, now 7 years-old. Clay Waller is serving a five-year prison term for threatening Brenneke over the Internet.

What's the French word for 'French kiss?'

For centuries, there was none. Only recently did the French add the verb "galocher" -- to kiss with tongues -- to the "Petit Robert" 2014 French dictionary. The French have had phrases to describe such kisses, but never a single verb. Still, the verb "galocher" should not be confused with the noun "la galoche," a skating boot.

Have searchers found Amelia Earhart's plane?

A sonar image that is roughly the shape of the aircraft flown by the doomed aviator was recorded by a team of researchers near an underwater cliff in the Pacific -- close to where many believe she likely crashed in 1937.

The image was taken during an expedition in July 2012 by a company contracted by the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery. The object, which is roughly the size of the wing and fuselage of Earhart's plane, is near an island in what is today the Republic of Kiribati. Richard Gillespie, executive director of TIGHAR, described the object seen by sonar as "an anomaly unlike anything else in that underwater environment."

mhedges@washingtonexaminer.com

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