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Filipino fishermen find possibly world's biggest pearl
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- A Filipino fisherman in western Palawan island has found possibly the world's biggest pearl, which he had hidden under a bed for more than 10 years as a lucky charm, a tourism official said Thursday....
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Purdue entomologist returns moth library book 60 years late
LINTON, Ind. (AP) -- A Purdue University entomology professor has returned a copy of "The Moths of the Limberlost" that he checked out 60 years ago at age 8....
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Officers penalized for taking recruits to play 'Pokemon Go'
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) -- Two officers in a suburban Denver police department that's under federal investigation are no longer allowed to train recruits after taking them to play "Pokemon Go" instead of teaching them....
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Childless Bosnian couple stage and attend their own funeral
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- A childless Bosnian couple have staged and attended their own funeral saying they wanted it to be an opportunity to celebrate life with friends and family....
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Russian cat adopts abandoned baby squirrel monkey from zoo
MOSCOW (AP) -- A Russian cat has adopted a baby squirrel monkey after he was abandoned by his mother at a zoo, comforting the little primate by letting him cling to her back for warmth....
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Branching out: Stick sculptor gains global following
BOYLSTON, Mass. (AP) -- The towering, whimsical shapes Patrick Dougherty creates by twisting and weaving sticks together have gained him an international following. Now, the artist who lives in a log cabin near Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is back in New England to build two more of his almost cartoon-like stick sculptures....
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Dog-gone: Canine candidate re-elected Minnesota town mayor
CORMORANT, Minn. (AP) -- The four-legged mayor of a northwestern Minnesota village greets voters like a true politician....
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Hawaii woman wins $10.7M off penny slot machine in Vegas
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A Hawaii woman has won more than $10 million playing the penny slots in Las Vegas....
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Twerking, lowriders shut down Route 66 in New Mexico
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- A hip-hop video shoot shut down parts of Route 66 in New Mexico last weekend because lowriders were driving around in circles as a crowd of hundreds twerked in the street....
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Illinois minor leaguer sends homer into own truck windshield
SAUGET, Ill. (AP) -- A minor league baseball player in southern Illinois hit a grand slam homerun only to find the ball smashed the windshield of his own truck....
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