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Inventor Musk to share plans for high-speed travel

Posted: 08/12/2013 - Twice as fast as an airplane, cheaper than a bullet train and completely self-powered: that's the mysterious transportation system that inventor and entrepreneur Elon Musk is promising

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Court reporters trying to beat world record

Posted: 08/08/2013 - Court reporters will try to beat a world record 360 words per minute during a meeting of the National Court Reporters Association in Nashville.

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Clients drop $180 for bird poop facials at NYC spa

Posted: 08/02/2013 - That's what goes into facials at a luxury spa where the traditional Japanese treatment using imported Asian nightingale excrement mixed with rice bran goes for $180 a pop.

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3 Utah sisters have 3 baby boys in July

Posted: 08/02/2013 - July is full-fledged baby season for one Utah family. Three sisters from Layton gave birth to three baby boys in the month of July, including two who were born about an hour apart.

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WATCH: Hungry bear steals dumpster

Updated: 08/02/2013 - Surveillance video from the Edelweiss Restaurant in Colorado Springs recorded the hungry culprit two nights in a row.

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Grieving dad returns $150K insurance money -- in quarters

Updated: 08/02/2013 - An Illinois businessman outraged by a court order that he return more than $500,000 in insurance money related to a 2001 wreck that killed his teenage son wanted to pay the money back in pennies in protest

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Denver hotel offers pop-up inflatable room

Updated: 07/31/2013 - For a limited time, a Denver hotel is offering a package with a one-night stay in a pop-up, inflatable room that rises 22 feet in the air, thanks to a scissor lift on top of the van on which it sits.

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Turkish officials clear bird of spying for Israel

Posted: 07/29/2013 - Authorities confirmed in a statement that they released the bird into the wild Thursday after x-rays performed at a veterinary hospital found that "there was no other device" attached to the bird aside from the leg band.

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Would-be mermaid banned from Fla. pool

Posted: 07/19/2013 - Jenna Conti, who lives in the FishHawk Ranch subdivision, had been in the Aquatic Club pool with her custom-made tail once before with the staff's approval

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Elderly grocery store owner refuses robber

Posted: 07/18/2013 - A masked robber apparently thought the 96-year-old owner of a neighborhood grocery store in Marshfield would be an easy target for his crime. But, he was so wrong.

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South Dakota's Corn Palace renovations get city OK

Posted: 07/18/2013 - A quirky eastern South Dakota landmark dedicated to all things corn is undergoing a multimillion-dollar renovation, including new lit domes resembling ears of corn.

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Ill. researchers build 'vanishing' tech gear

Posted: 07/18/2013 - That's the idea behind a project at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where researchers are investigating how to build electronics that vanish in water.

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Officer uses hotdog bits to rescue dog from roof

Posted: 07/18/2013 - An animal control officer equipped with hotdog bits has managed to rescue a 15-pound dog that somehow found itself stuck on the roof of a Vancouver, Wash., area house.

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