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SUV plunges into California apartment pool

Posted: 01/18/2013 - Merced police say 69-year-old Pamela Gwyn was in her Chevy Blazer on a city street Wednesday when for an unknown reason she failed to make a right turn and lost control of the vehicle.

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Ohio ex-teacher sues, says she fears young kids

Posted: 01/16/2013 - A former high school teacher is accusing school district administrators of discriminating against her because of a rare phobia she says she has: a fear of young children.

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Russian soldiers ordered to start wearing socks

Posted: 01/15/2013 - Since the late 17th century, Russian soldiers have been using wraps, rectangular strips of cloth that are carefully wrapped around their bare feet to prevent blisters from tall heavy boots with no laces.

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Hog-nosed skunk causes stir at Grand Canyon

Posted: 01/15/2013 - The striped creatures are usually found in southeastern Arizona, Texas and Mexico. But one of them somehow made its way north of the Colorado River last year.

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Germany: Robbers dig 100-foot tunnel to raid bank

Posted: 01/15/2013 - German police say robbers dug a 30-meter (100-foot) tunnel into the safe deposit room of a Berlin bank and escaped with their haul, setting a fire as they left to cover their tracks.

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Passenger has baby aboard flight to Armenia

Posted: 01/14/2013 - A passenger has given birth aboard a plane flying to Armenia and named her daughter after one of the flight attendants who helped with the delivery.

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Fla. 'python challenge' draws about 800 hunters

Posted: 01/14/2013 - Nearly 800 people signed up for the month-long "Python Challenge" that started Saturday afternoon. The vast majority — 749 — are members of the general public who lack the permits usually required

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Obama won't support building 'Death Star'

Posted: 01/14/2013 - More than 34,000 people have signed an online petition calling on the Obama administration to build the "Star Wars" inspired super-weapon to spur job growth and bolster national defense.

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Snake clings to plane wing on Australian flight

Posted: 01/11/2013 - Stunned Qantas Airways passengers watched out their windows as a large python clung to a plane's wing during a two-hour flight from Australia's northeastern city of Cairns to Papua New Guinea.

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Large pet reptile found guarding Calif. pot stash

Posted: 01/11/2013 - Authorities in Northern California made a snappy discovery during a routine probation check: An alligator-like reptile named "Mr. Teeth," who was apparently protecting a stash of marijuana.

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Sweden seeks 2 Britons for smuggling garlic

Posted: 01/10/2013 - Swedish prosecutors have issued international arrest warrants for two Britons suspected of masterminding a smuggling ring involving Chinese garlic.

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Owners try to ID items stolen in NY burglaries

Posted: 01/10/2013 - For five years, someone prowled rural counties in upstate New York, pilfering pearl necklaces, gold chains, bracelets, coins, silverware and other valuables from an untold number of homes.

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VIDEO: Baby Panda cub a day away from public debut

Updated: 01/09/2013 - The San Diego Zoo has a six month old panda cub that will be put on public display, for limited hours, beginning Thursday. Bill Whitaker was the first person allowed with a camera inside the panda's enclosure

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Bobcat that attacked Mass. man had rabies

Posted: 01/09/2013 - Wildlife officials suspected that the bobcat that attacked Roger Mundell Jr. on Sunday was rabid because of its unusually aggressive behavior.

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Swiss court wipes slate clean on ancient farm debt

Posted: 01/08/2013 - The payments had been a tradition since 1357, when a man named Konrad Mueller killed a man named Heinrich Stucki. To atone, Mueller promised to always pay to keep an eternal lamp lit.

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Antique Spitfire plane collapses on UK runway

Posted: 01/08/2013 - Airport officials say an antique Spitfire aircraft owned by engine company Rolls Royce collapsed shortly after landing at East Midlands Airport in central England.

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