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The only house on a small island in Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay — with the unique address of 0 Patience Way — has hit the market for an asking price of $399,900, The Newport Daily News reported last week.

By Associated Press May 8, 2021
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Authorities say a man was rescued after a tree that fell during high winds trapped him inside a portable toilet at Gettysburg National Military Park in south-central Pennsylvania.

By Associated Press May 8, 2021
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Missing out on Thin Mints in the pandemic? A Google affiliate is using drones to deliver Girl Scout cookies to people’s doorsteps in a Virginia community.

By Matt O'Brien, Associated Press May 8, 2021
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A fight over the name of Josh drew a crowd from around the country to a Nebraska park on Saturday, April 24, for a heated pool-noodle brawl.

By Associated Press May 8, 2021
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Authorities in Arizona have arrested a man who police believe severed his finger while slashing his neighbor’s car tires after an argument.

By Associated Press May 5, 2021
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A Southern California man is recovering after he was bitten by a rattlesnake when he tried to pick up the poisonous reptile using barbecue tongs, authorities said.

By Associated Press April 29, 2021
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The California Gold Rush town of Placerville will change its logo to remove a noose that stems from its mid-19th century reputation as “Hangtown” following lynchings of criminal suspects by mobs of miners.

By Associated Press April 29, 2021
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A Connecticut middle school teacher who raised $41,000 to help hundreds of his struggling neighbors during the COVID-19 pandemic got an unwelcome surprise for his charitable efforts: a form stating he could owe $16,031 in income taxes.

By Associated Press April 29, 2021
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Vermont’s largest city is banning the use of loud, gas-powered leaf blowers.

By Associated Press April 29, 2021
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The Ohio county sheriff and his tiny police dog were inseparable, their lives unwaveringly intertwined.

By Mark Gillispe, Associated Press April 29, 2021
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The 300-million-year-old shark’s teeth were the first sign that it might be a distinct species.

By Cedar Attanasio, Associated Press April 24, 2021
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When the pallbearers brought Phil McLean’s coffin into the chapel, there were gasps before a wave of laughter rippled through the hundreds of mourners.

By Nick Perry, Associated Press April 24, 2021
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A Canadian Parliament member was caught stark naked in a virtual meeting of the House of Commons.

By Associated Press April 24, 2021
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Nine lives notwithstanding, killing a cat in a hit-and-run soon could become illegal in New Hampshire.

By Holly Ramer, Associated Press April 21, 2021
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Alex White thought he was watching a huge worm writhing in plastic-wrapped lettuce he’d just brought home from a Sydney supermarket — until a snake tongue flicked.

By Rod McQuirk, Associated Press April 21, 2021
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NASA chose SpaceX on Friday to build the lunar lander that will eventually put the first woman and person of color on the moon.

By Marcia Dunn, Associated Press April 21, 2021
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A North Carolina woman who grew up picking cotton, got married at 14 and went on to become the oldest living American with more than 120 great-great-grandchildren has died peacefully in her home, according to her family.

By Associated Press April 21, 2021
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Police say one of the world’s biggest bunnies has been stolen from its home in central England.

By Associated Press April 14, 2021
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From a giant statue towering over Moscow to a more modest monument on the Sakhalin Island in the Pacific Ocean, dozens of memorials across Russia commemorate Yuri Gagarin, the cosmonaut who became the first person in space 60 years ago.

By Associated Press April 14, 2021
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Sonia Sein said she spent the last six years “trying to catch every breath at every moment” after extensive treatment for her severe asthma damaged her windpipe.

By Mario Renault and Marshall Ritzel, Associated Press April 14, 2021
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Camille Coelho just wanted to take a stroll on the beach and look for some sea glass. Instead, the Massachusetts nurse ended up feeling the way so many have felt during the pandemic: she was stuck in the mud.

By Associated Press April 14, 2021
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Quarterback Tom Brady is proving he’s the GOAT not just on the football field but also in the collectibles market: A rookie football card just sold for $2.25 million.

By Associated Press April 9, 2021
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A Fairbanks man stopped an attempted robbery at a gas station by pointing his gun at the suspect and holding him until law enforcement arrived.

By Associated Press April 9, 2021
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A mother bear caught on video trying to coax four rambunctious cubs across a busy Connecticut road has parents across the internet nodding in sympathy.

By Associated Press April 9, 2021
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A male giraffe has been doing his part to promote Zoo Miami’s breeding program, with two of his long-legged babies born in the last few days.

By Associated Press April 9, 2021

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