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Group claims a hokey pokey record

Posted: 06/09/2012 - The instructions at a pedestrian bridge in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., today included telling thousands of people to put their left foot in, their left foot out and shake it all about.

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Thief stole 400K toothpicks in Georgia

Posted: 06/09/2012 - Police in Georgia are trying to figure out who stole about 400,000 toothpicks worth nearly $3,000 from a manufacturer in Athens.

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Hasidic Jew fired from NYPD over beard length

Posted: 06/09/2012 - An Orthodox Jew who was weeks away from becoming a New York City police officer says he has been kicked out of the police academy for refusing to trim his beard.

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No post parade for I'll Have Another

Posted: 06/09/2012 - I'll Have Another will not lead the post parade of horses before the Belmont Stakes, but there will be a retirement ceremony for the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner in the Belmont Park winner's circle.

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Invasive species ride tsunami debris to US shore

Posted: 06/09/2012 - Scientists are worried that the tsunami debris starting to wash up on West Coast and Alaska shores represents a new way for invasive species to break the earth's natural barriers and damage marine environments.

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Man accused of crashing SUV into DC building

Posted: 06/09/2012 - Authorities say the man accused of driving an SUV into an office building in the nation's capital has been charged with arson and other counts.

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GOP groups top Democrats in TV spending by far

Posted: 06/09/2012 - Independent Republican groups are heavily outspending their cross-party counterparts on television advertising in the campaigns for the White House and control of the Senate.

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Obama pushes Congress to help states hire teachers

Posted: 06/09/2012 - President Barack Obama wants Congress to help states rehire teachers and act on a key part of last year's jobs bill. He says the last thing the U.S. needs is to have fewer teachers in our schools.

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Holder appoints 2 US attorneys to lead leaks probe

Posted: 06/09/2012 - Two U.S. attorneys are taking over separate FBI investigations into leaks of national security information that critics have accused the White House of orchestrating to improve President Barack Obama's re-election chances.

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Vietnam vet's remains finally found

Posted: 06/09/2012 - After nearly 47 years, friends and relatives in the Willamette Valley town of Lebanon, Ore., have been able to bury a Vietnam War airman killed in action on Christmas Eve 1965.

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Officials probe E. coli outbreak in 6 states

Posted: 06/08/2012 - No form of contaminated food or other cause has been identified in the illnesses, which occurred in April and May, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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5 pieces of tsunami debris found so far

Posted: 06/08/2012 - Items ranging in size from a 164-foot shrimping vessel to a soccer ball have already made their way into North American waters following the March 2011 tsunami in Japan.

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Chicago cabbie gets 7 ½ years in terrorism case

Posted: 06/08/2012 - A Pakistani-born Chicago taxi driver was sentenced Friday to 7 ½ years in prison followed by lifetime supervision for attempting to send money to a terrorist with alleged links to al-Qaida.

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Navy blames sub fire on heat source in vacuum

Posted: 06/08/2012 - A fire that caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damage to a dry-docked submarine started when an industrial vacuum cleaner sucked up a heat source of some type that ignited debris inside the vacuum

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Wife contradicts Clemens' chief accuser on HGH

Posted: 06/08/2012 - Debbie Clemens testified Friday that her husband was not present when she received a shot of human growth hormone from Roger Clemens' strength coach

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Suicides are surging among US troops

Posted: 06/08/2012 - Suicides are surging among America's troops, averaging nearly one a day this year — the fastest pace in the nation's decade of war.

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US braces for tsunami debris, but impact unclear

Posted: 06/08/2012 - More than a year after a tsunami devastated Japan, the U.S. government and West Coast states don't have a cohesive plan for cleaning up the rubble that floats to American shores.

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Horse trainer 'Drug' O'Neill has plenty of company

Posted: 06/08/2012 - The affable man with the horse that may become the first Triple Crown winner in more than a generation can't seem to outrun his unflattering nickname: "Drug" O'Neill.

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