But without a plan in sight, the ladies prepare to embark upon the great unknown, piling into a van and hitting the road to promote their album and get back on top.—Dory Jackson, Peoplemag, 15 Feb. 2024 Then, a van pulled up, and passengers quickly jumped out.—Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi, Discover Magazine, 15 Feb. 2024 In July 1994, Michael and Daniel Stanley were struck by a van fleeing from Independence police and died.—Katie Moore, Kansas City Star, 15 Feb. 2024 While the van was traveling through Fort Worth, several people called in to report a white van swerving in and out of traffic while driving at a high speed.—Nicole Lopez, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 9 Feb. 2024 On April 18, 1983, a dark delivery van loaded with two thousand pounds of explosives turned into a cobblestone lane in front of the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, a seven-story complex that overlooked the Mediterranean Sea.—Robin Wright, The New Yorker, 6 Feb. 2024 Things are much more dangerous when he’s thrown around inside a van during the movie’s climax.—Kyle Barr / Gizmodo, Quartz, 6 Feb. 2024 At least 27 people, only one of them a protester, were driven in a police van to Kitay-Gorod station where they are currently being held, according OVD-info, a group that monitors Russian repression.—Darya Tarasova and Amy Cassidy, CNN, 3 Feb. 2024 The cases were loaded into a van, the doors were closed and the vehicle pulled away.—Peter Baker, New York Times, 2 Feb. 2024
This little Sundance-darling-that-could is as quirky and charming as the yellow Volkswagon van the Hoovers use for their road trip to California.—Andrew Walsh, EW.com, 27 Nov. 2023 Natalee Holloway's Mom Reveals How Joran van der Sloot Killed Her Daughter in 2005 (Exclusive)
Van der Sloot, 36, was temporarily extradited to Alabama in June to face extortion and wire fraud charges in a case connected to Natalee’s 2005 disappearance.—Emily Palmer, Peoplemag, 31 Oct. 2023 See More
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