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VIDEO: Meteor explodes over Russia; about 1,100 injured

Updated: 02/15/2013 - A meteor streaked across the sky and exploded over Russia's Ural Mountains with the power of an atomic bomb Friday, its sonic blasts shattering countless windows and injuring about 1,100 people.

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Man accused biting off ear lobe pleads not guilty

Posted: 02/14/2013 - A Connecticut man accused of biting off his cousin's ear lobe and swallowing it during a fight over loud music has pleaded not guilty to assault and other charges.

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Guppies use ugly friends to seem more attractive

Posted: 02/13/2013 - An article published Wednesday by Britain's Royal Society says that male guppies prefer to associate with their drab-colored counterparts when females are around.

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SARS-linked virus may have spread between people

Updated: 02/13/2013 - British officials say a mysterious virus related to SARS may have spread between humans, as they confirmed the 11th case worldwide of the new coronavirus in a patient who they say probably caught it from a family member.

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Toddler is Cambodia's 6th bird flu death of year

Posted: 02/13/2013 - Cambodia's Health Ministry and the World Health Organization said Wednesday that the child was in contact with poultry in her village in southern Kampot province, where there were recent deaths among poultry.

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Hacker warns of zombies on 2 Mich. TV broadcasts

Posted: 02/13/2013 - WNMU General Manger Eric Smith says police determined the source isn't local and may be from another country. He wasn't aware of any arrests and says equipment changes have been made

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Boy's postcard mailed in 1967 turns up in Oklahoma

Posted: 02/13/2013 - Bert Jacobson sent the postcard to his mother in Pauls Valley, Okla., in January 1967, when he was 13 years old. The card, from the Old Country Store Museum in Hereford, Penn., arrived last Friday.

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Dallas chocolatier pumps out chocolate high heels

Posted: 02/12/2013 - Florists and chocolate-makers are working around the clock in the run-up to Valentine's Day. Prices for the pumps range from $30 to $55, but more if you fill the heel with more chocolates.

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Team braves wet, cold retracing Shackleton's steps

Posted: 02/12/2013 - Nearly 100 years later, a group of British and Australian adventurers have discovered why. They re-enacted Ernest Shackleton's journey to save his crew when their ship got stuck and sank in Antarctica's icy waters.

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Philippine town mourns largest captive crocodile

Posted: 02/11/2013 - A southern Philippine town plans to hold funeral rites for the world's largest saltwater crocodile and then preserve its remains in a museum to keep tourists coming

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Swedish ice pole-sitting contest has 6 winners

Posted: 02/11/2013 - Two women and four men shared the 20,000-kronor prize ($3,100) for remaining on 8.25-foot-tall (2.5-meter) blocks of ice during the 48-hour contest, which ended Saturday.

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Stella! Ornery dog leads to $1M Idaho lottery win

Posted: 02/11/2013 - A group of blue collar University of Utah workers will split $1 million in lottery winnings thanks to a set of keys left in a truck and an ornery little dog named "Stella."

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Giant bill for fixing Rowan Atkinson's McLaren

Updated: 02/08/2013 - Everyone who's had a fender bender knows the cost of repairs is going up. But few cars can be as costly to fix as "Mr. Bean" actor Rowan Atkinson's rare McLaren F1.

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Ohio school cancels prom over water balloon fight

Posted: 02/08/2013 - Principal Sharon Johnson says staff found out and tried to prevent it. She made announcements the day of the planned prank, warning students the prom would be canceled if they had the balloon fight.

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London 'Micrarium' aims to showcase tiny animals

Posted: 02/08/2013 - Jack Ashby, who is in charge of the Grant Museum of Zoology in central London, said Thursday he is trying to give dragonfly nymphs, tortoise mites, and sea spiders the attention they deserve.

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