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Pa. girl back to class after bubble gun suspension

Posted: 02/01/2013 - A 5-year-old kindergartner is headed back to class in central Pennsylvania after being suspended for comments she made to another girl about a pink toy gun that blows soapy bubbles

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Sperm whale secretion may spell fortune for UK man

Posted: 02/01/2013 - Ken Wilman told British broadcasters that he had been walking along Morecambe beach in northern England when his dog, Madge, discovered a hard, soccer ball-sized piece of smelly rock.

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Dozens interested in Wash. pot consultant job

Posted: 02/01/2013 - The job description requests an unlikely mix of skills: five years of regulatory experience, with a law degree preferred, and extensive knowledge of all things marijuana.

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Police: Pa. man stopped for beer after breakout

Posted: 01/31/2013 - Police say a western Pennsylvania man stopped at a bar and had a beer minutes after he broke out of a police station holding cell after his arrest on an assault charge.

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Aspen reviews 14 mph speed limit to alert drivers

Posted: 01/31/2013 - Aspen city council members are considering a 14 mph speed limit in a residential area of the Colorado mountain town in attempt to get the attention of drivers and have them slow down.

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Roaming cows create havoc at Mass. cemetery

Posted: 01/31/2013 - Police say a small herd of cows knocked over 40 American flags and veterans' bronze grave markers, then snacked on a few flower arrangements, at the Center Cemetery in Southampton on Monday.

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Green thumb? Wash. state looks for pot consultant

Posted: 01/30/2013 - As Washington state tries to figure out how to regulate its newly legal marijuana, officials are hiring an adviser on all things weed: how it's best grown, dried, tested, labeled, packaged and cooked into brownies.

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Gnomes to stay on Calif. utility poles for now

Posted: 01/30/2013 - Small paintings of gnomes that have popped up on utility poles have become a community sensation in Oakland, prompting Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to say Tuesday that it will keep them in place for now.

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NYC pulling down 'Don't Honk' signs

Posted: 01/29/2013 - New York City's "Don't Honk" signs are coming down, but it's still against the law to blow a car horn unnecessarily. The city Department of Transportation says all the signs will be removed by the end of the year.

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Pa. man gets drive-thru send-off after funeral

Updated: 01/28/2013 - Mourners at a Pennsylvania fast-food fan's funeral wanted him to have it his way, so they arranged for his hearse — and the rest of the procession — to make one last drive-thru visit before reaching the cemetery.

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Dolphin dies amid NY canal's industrial pollution

Posted: 01/28/2013 - Marine experts say a dolphin seen shaking black gunk from its snout after wandering into a polluted canal in New York may well have been ill before it lost its way and died.

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Help! Too many crocodiles, S.Africa police say

Posted: 01/28/2013 - Thousands of crocodiles escaped a breeding farm along a river on the South Africa-Botswana border when the farms' gates were opened earlier this week to alleviate pressure caused by rising flood waters.

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Ireland won't ease drunken-driving law for farmers

Posted: 01/28/2013 - Councilmen in Kerry, southwest Ireland, passed a motion this week asking the government to create a permit that would allow isolated farmers the ability to drink a few pints and then return home

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NY dad forgets baby in car for 8 hours on cold day

Posted: 01/25/2013 - Police in the Albany suburb of Colonie say the man forgot to drop off his son at day care and left the child strapped in the back seat of the car when he parked outside his office Thursday morning.

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Blind NH sled dog thrives with brother's help

Posted: 01/25/2013 - Gonzo, one of 120 dogs at Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel, was happy to comply. With help from his brother, Poncho, he soon resumed his place pulling a sled all over New Hampshire's North Country

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Flower-eating goat cleared of vandalism

Posted: 01/24/2013 - A Sydney judge ruled Wednesday that neither the goat nor his owner could be found guilty of vandalism over an August incident when Gary decided to snack on a flowerbed outside a city museum.

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Norway cheese fire shuts down road tunnel

Posted: 01/23/2013 - A road tunnel in northern Norway will be shut for several weeks after a 27-ton truckload of sweet goat's milk cheese caught fire.

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Mass. thieves thwarted by restaurant cash register

Posted: 01/23/2013 - Police say three masked men who tried to rob a Chinese restaurant in Massachusetts ran away empty handed because they couldn't figure out how to open the cash register.

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