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Arizona family builds Christmas tree made of dead cactuses

An Arizona family is gaining attention for building a Christmas tree made of dead cactuses

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Crews rescue man stuck two days in grease vent of empty restaurant

A man who authorities say was possibly trying to burglarize an abandoned Chinese restaurant has been rescued from the grease vent, where officials say he had been trapped for two days.

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Man sues after getting finger caught in airplane armrest

A man is suing after he says one of his pinky fingers was caught in an airline armrest mechanism for nearly an hour during a flight to Los Angeles.

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Watch: Apparent Grinch caught on video driving through Christmas display

An apparent Grinch was spotted on surveillance video plowing through a Christmas display outside a suburban Indianapolis home and tips are being sought to find the man.

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Factory mishap paves street with chocolate in Germany

A street in a western German town got a repaving worthy of fictional candy maker Willy Wonka when a ton of chocolate flowed out of a factory and solidified.

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Watch: Even the dogs get snow boots at this police department

A police dog in South Dakota is learning how to walk a beat in snow boots.

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Watch: Moose rings Alaska home’s doorbell

A moose used the doorbell to awaken a couple in Alaska. The couple thought maybe it was an aftershock or some kids playing a prank...

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Watch: Drivers dodge giant spool rolling on Houston highway

Students on a field trip in Texas captured video of a giant industrial spool that broke free from an 18-wheeler on a Houston highway Friday morning.

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Watch: Rat found in vending machine at Florida high school

Students at a Florida high school found an unwelcome surprise in a vending machine: a rat climbing the rows of packaged snacks and drinks.

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Man yells ‘there’s no Santa’ at Florida holiday event

It wasn’t the Grinch who stole Christmas. It was a man who screamed “there’s no Santa Claus” over and over during a recent holiday festival in Florida.

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Alleged laptop thief comments on surveillance photo social media post, gets arrested

Police say a man suspected of stealing a computer from a New Mexico church was arrested after he demanded a surveillance photo of him be removed from social media.

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Ohio State students gets bacon vending machine for finals

Ohio State University students can fuel up on pork as they study for finals. A bacon vending machine has been installed at the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences...

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Watch: Leaping lemur surprises Florida trooper during DUI arrest

A lemur surprised a Florida Highway Patrol trooper when it crawled from a trailer being pulled by a pickup truck that had been stopped for driving erratically and hitting other cars.

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German town installs Elvis Presley pedestrian crossing lights

Keep your blue suede shoes behind the curb: the central German town where Elvis Presley was stationed as a U.S. soldier in the 1950s has installed three pedestrian lights with images of the American rock icon.

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Grinch steals Christmas decorations for someone else’s yard

Authorities say they found Christmas lights stolen from a drive-thru display at a rural South Carolina home in someone else’s yard.

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Amusement park finds wallet lost nearly 4 years ago

A Pennsylvania man has his wallet back nearly four years after it apparently fell out of his pocket while riding a roller coaster.

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Quackarazzi: Mandarin duck holds NYC in its spell

It took just days for the brightly colored Mandarin duck that appeared suddenly in a Central Park pond to turn both New Yorkers and visitors into a new gaggle: the quackarazzi.

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Bah, Humbug: Florida neighbors scorn woman over display

A woman has been scorned by her neighbors in a high-rise Florida condo because of a holiday message she spelled out in lights across her balcony.

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California teacher arrested for forcibly cutting student’s hair

A high school teacher in central California was arrested on suspicion of felony child endangerment after forcibly cutting the hair of one of her students while singing the national anthem, authorities said.

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Sheriff: Man hid 26 grams of possible crystal meth in undies

A sheriff’s office in West Virginia say deputies stopped a man suspected of shoplifting and found about 26 grams of what’s believed to be crystal meth in his underwear.

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Watch: Camera captures car hitting Florida Trooper

A Florida Highway Patrol trooper was hit by a car while pushing another man out of danger along Interstate 95 near West Palm Beach. He is recovering in a hospital.

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Police: Man freed from jail steals car from its parking lot

Police say a Pennsylvania man released from jail immediately stole a car from its parking lot.

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Boy hits target, convinces town to scrap snowball fight ban

A 9-year-old boy has convinced the leaders of a small northern Colorado town to overturn a nearly century-old ban on snowball fights, and he already knows who his first target will be — his little brother.

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Teacher who spoiled Santa will not return to school

School officials say a substitute teacher who told first-grade students in New Jersey that Santa Claus isn’t real will not be returning to the school.

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Watch: Hundreds of Santas hit the ski slopes for charity

Hundreds of skiing and snowboarding jolly Old St Nicks hit the slopes Sunday in Maine for a good cause.

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