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4 arrested for defying San Francisco's nudity ban

Posted: 02/04/2013 - Four protesters were arrested entirely in the buff as they took to the steps of San Francisco City Hall in a brazen challenge of the city's ban on public nudity on Friday, the first day it went into effect.

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Experts: We've found England's King Richard III

Updated: 02/04/2013 - University of Leicester researchers say it is "beyond reasonable doubt" that a battle-scarred skeleton unearthed last year is the king, who died at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485.

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Russian judge fired after falling asleep in court

Posted: 02/01/2013 - Judge Yevgeny Makhno of Blagoveshchensk City Court in Russia's Far East was forced to resign Friday for obviously falling asleep several times while trying a businessman on charges of fraud.

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Patrick Fitzgerald takes on Socrates at mock trial

Posted: 02/01/2013 - Patrick Fitzgerald has prosecuted mobsters, terrorists, a White House aide and two Illinois governors. On Thursday, the former top prosecutor got a crack at Socrates. Yes, that Socrates, the Greek philosopher.

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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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