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Marriage proposal upstaged by 3-year-old’s call of nature

A Michigan boy found a way to make his mark on the occasion of his mother’s marriage proposal.

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Roo-ting out trouble: Rogue S Carolina kangaroo nabbed again

South Carolina’s most talented escape artist may be a kangaroo.

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Person in Spider-Man costume hangs out on Boston train

A person sporting a Spider-Man costume joined commuters on a Boston subway train — dangling from a handrail.

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Owner of $85M apartment offers trip to space with purchase

The owner for a New York City condominium is offering a trip to outer space included with the purchase of an $85 million dollar apartment.

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Man arrested for posing as Texas high school athlete

Police say a 25-year-old man duped two Dallas high schools for nine months by posing as a 17-year-old student and Hurricane Harvey evacuee in order to play basketball.

Ammo box falls from military chopper, crashes into school

Authorities are trying to determine how a box of ammunition fell from a military helicopter and crashed through the roof of an elementary school in Texas.

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Laurel, Yanny or ... covfefe? White House joins in on debate

The White House is joining in on the viral debate over whether people hear the names “Laurel” or “Yanny” in a much-shared audio clip.

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6 young squirrels rescued from ordeal of tangled tails

Six young squirrels whose tails were stuck together by tree sap are recovering after a Nebraska wildlife expert untangled them.

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93-year-old makes first hole-in-one in 65 years of golfing

A 93-year-old Ohio man wrapped up his nearly seven decades of golfing with his first hole-in-one.

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Watch: Silly Looks in Yoga Classes Targeting the Face

Yoga has been said to help the mind and body, but some say it also can help the face. New yoga classes target the face with silly expressions. (May 18)

Chinese tourists spark anger in Vietnam over map on shirts

A group of Chinese tourists wearing T-shirts depicting the country’s territorial claims in the disputed South China Sea has sparked anger in Vietnam.

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Police praise Wisconsin students for prank that was illusion

Police had praise for students who created an illusion for a senior class prank that appeared to show a car crashed into the principal’s office.

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Tickle Me, Fleury: Vegas goalie tickles Jets player’s ear

Marc-Andre Fleury gave Blake Wheeler quite an earful.

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Watch: Quirky Turkey Turns Heads, Stops Traffic

A wild turkey has been stopping traffic and turning heads in Rochester, Minn. Residents who live nearby are calling their feathered friend "Jake." As one resident puts it, he's "very entertaining." (May 16)

Ex-lawmaker: Naked man tackled on Alaska Airlines flight

A retired Alaska state lawmaker says a naked passenger was tackled and detained on an Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle to Anchorage, Alaska.

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Watch: Hollywood memorabilia up for auction

More than 2,000 pieces of movie memorabilia -- including a motorcycle used in "Terminator 2" and a "Star Wars" Death Star model -- are headed to the auction block next month. (May 15)

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Watch: 70 MPH Winds Halt New York Transportation

A line of strong storms pushing across New York City has badly disrupted the evening commute. Officials said Tuesday evening some lines are experiencing delays of up to 60 minutes after being suspended earlier due to downed trees on the tracks. (May 15)

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Woman fired after cops seize laxative-laced brownies

A Michigan engineering company employee has been fired after police determined she baked laxatives into brownies intended for a departing colleague’s send-off.

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Domestic dispute in Germany: Man arguing with a parrot

Police were called to investigate a domestic disturbance in a southern German town — and found a man arguing with a parrot.

Buried treasure found in NYC; pirates nowhere in sight

A couple of urban island-dwellers have found buried treasure in their backyard — but so far the pirates are nowhere in sight.

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Ohio transit bus driver accident-free over 1 million miles

If you need to ride a public transit bus in Cleveland and Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County, there’s no better person behind the wheel than Godwin McNeal.

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German police bring in crane to get 5 buffalo off autobahn

Police called in a crane to lift five fugitive water buffalo off a highway in western Germany during an operation that lasted about nine hours.

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Bee on the lookout: Georgia keeper stung by $20K hive heist

A Georgia beekeeper says thieves stole dozens of hives, taking off with up to $20,000 worth of equipment.

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Watch: 2 Famed NY Glaser's Bakery Closing After 116-Years

Glaser's Bake Shop, which first opened its doors on New York's Upper East Side in 1902, says it is closing this summer after 116-years in the business. The bakery is famous for its iconic black-and-white cookie. (May 14)

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