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A drone carrying marijuana, cigarette lighters and cellphones got caught in a net above a Mississippi prison fence, resulting in the arrest of two men, state corrections officials said.

By Associated Press September 21, 2020
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After 13 years, a South Florida city has overturned a ban on “saggy pants” — bottoms that reveal the wearer’s underwear.

By Associated Press September 21, 2020
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Musicians have taken to the roofs of apartment blocs with alphorns in the German city of Dresden to perform a concert featuring distant harmonies at a time when cultural events have been disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic.

By Associated Press September 21, 2020
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Presidential transitions are always at least a little tricky. Case in point: Researchers at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum have found a cache of letters from Americans objecting to JFK’s embrace of cocktails at White House events.

By WILLIAM J. KOLE, Associated Press September 21, 2020
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The grandson of U.S. President Warren G. Harding and his lover, Nan Britton, went to court in an effort to get the Republican’s remains exhumed from the presidential memorial where they have lain since 1927.

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press September 21, 2020
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Experts at the St. Louis Zoo are trying to figure out how a 62-year-old ball python laid seven eggs despite not being near a male python for at least two decades.

By Associated Press September 21, 2020
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President Donald Trump ... and “Spike?”

By Associated Press September 16, 2020
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Peeps treats are going on hiatus for several months — another consequence of the coronavirus pandemic.

By Associated Press September 16, 2020
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A 40-pound (18-kilogram) African serval cat named Spartacus has been found safe and sound after escaping from his home and spending days in the New Hampshire wild.

By Associated Press September 15, 2020
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Males were long assumed to be loners, because they leave their mother’s herd when they reach 10 to 20 years of age.

By Christina Larson, Associated Press September 15, 2020
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Customs officers at a Florida airport found nearly a half-million dollars being smuggled out of the United States hidden inside furniture, officials said.

By Associated Press September 15, 2020
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Hundreds of fans attended a special kind of musical happening last week at a church in Germany: a chord change in an organ piece that is supposed to last for an entirety of 639 years.

By Kirsten Grieshaber And Markus Schreiber, The Associated Press September 15, 2020
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An elephant who has become a cause celebre for animal rights activists around the world will be allowed to leave his Pakistani zoo and transferred to better conditions, the animal welfare group helping with the case said Saturday.

By Kathy Gannon, Associated Press September 15, 2020
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Police in Maryland investigating reports of a casket photographed bobbing up and down in a river discovered the object was something far less macabre.

By Associated Press September 15, 2020
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A voter who was told she couldn’t wear an anti-Trump shirt at a polling place because it violated electioneering rules simply whipped it off and did her civic duty topless.

By Associated Press September 15, 2020
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A dog has been credited with saving an Alabama family’s lives after his bark awakened them to a fire that was sweeping through their rental home early Tuesday

By Associated Press September 15, 2020
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The Dallas Zoo has welcomed three African lion cubs – one male and two females.

By Associated Press September 15, 2020
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In an age of growing divisive political discourse across the country, a Nebraska man is drawing attention for his impassioned plea to take action — against boneless chicken wings.

By Associated Press September 14, 2020
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