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Maine man can whistle, but he must keep moving

Updated: 02/26/2013 - A Maine man charged with disorderly conduct for his loud whistling in downtown Portland has reached a deal with the city — he can whistle, but he can't linger in one spot.

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Possible mammoth tooth found in waters off NH

Posted: 02/22/2013 - A New Hampshire fisherman has discovered whale vertebrae, porpoise skulls and an old fuel tank that he thought was a treasure chest. Now, he may have hit the big time: a possible mammoth tooth.

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Mass. boy, trying to avoid bedtime, calls 911

Posted: 02/22/2013 - Brockton police say the boy made the emergency call just after 8 p.m. Wednesday and told the dispatcher he was calling to report his mother because he did not want to go to bed.

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$100M Calif. mansion has unusual sale requirement

Posted: 02/22/2013 - As if the $100 million asking price wasn't deterrent enough, the owner of a mansion for sale in a ritzy San Francisco suburb says the buyer can move in only after his death.

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Sanitizer, oil, static blamed in hospital fire

Posted: 02/21/2013 - A combination of hand sanitizer, olive oil and static electricity likely caused an accidental fire that burned a young patient at a Portland hospital, the state fire marshal said Wednesday.

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Belgians hunt boar: No contest, animals win

Posted: 02/19/2013 - Belgians went on a boar hunt and at first it looked like no contest: 200 hunters vs. 170 wild boars. Yet in the end, only one boar was slain.

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Knut the polar bear becomes museum display

Posted: 02/18/2013 - Adorable in life, still attracting admirers in death: Knut the polar bear's hide has been mounted on a polyurethane body and is going on display in a Berlin museum.

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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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