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A year after Weinstein, Hollywood is still soul-searching

After Rashida Jones exited Pixar's "Toy Story 4" in 2017 she noted that the studio, after 25 years in business, had not made a single feature film directed by a woman, calling it "a culture where women and people of color do not have an equal creative voice."

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Watch: 'Masked bandit' spurs Texas police station chase

Police officers spent a couple of hours trying to capture two elusive raccoons inside their Bedford, Texas police station. The effort was caught on a surveillance camera.

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Zero Waste households winnow their trash down to almost nil

Less may be more, but zero is the best of all — at least where contributing to landfills is concerned.

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Man arrested for chasing after plane at Dublin Airport

An Irish man who missed his flight at Dublin Airport was arrested Thursday for running after the plane on the tarmac in a bid to flag it down.

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Michigan township allows autistic boy to keep therapy ducks

New guidelines will allow a 12-year-old western Michigan boy with autism to keep his ducks, which are his emotional support animals.

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Get ready for ‘Bongzilla,’ selfie frenzy at Vegas pot museum

A glass bong taller than a giraffe. Huggable faux marijuana buds. A pool full of foam weed nuggets.

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$18M worth of cocaine found in bananas given to Texas prison

HOUSTON — Authorities say bananas donated to a Texas prison turned out to have nearly $18 million worth of cocaine hidden inside the boxes.

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Superman to The Fonz: Vintage lunchbox collection on sale

CINCINNATI — Look, up on the shelf! It's Superman. There's the king of the wild frontier himself, Davy Crockett. And over in that case is Davy Crockett again, except this time he's Daniel Boone (we'll explain later). And aaaaay! It's The Fonz and the whole "Happy Days" family!

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Beer lovers, listen up: New book has some life hacks for you

Beer snobs, turn away, Ben Robinson has some hacks involving your favorite, foamy beverage.

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Margiela touts genderless fashion in Paris with new campaign

Maison Margiela went co-ed in Wednesday's installment of Paris Fashion Week, as designer John Galliano bravely championed gender difference in a powerful new runway show.

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Drones help search for escaped kangaroo in Florida

JUPITER, Fla. — A runaway kangaroo in South Florida has wildlife officers sending up a pair of drones to help search for a second day.

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Flyers introduce odd-looking mascot, soak in the comments

The Philadelphia Flyers have introduced an odd-looking new team mascot — a 7-foot fuzzy creature named Gritty with a wild, orange beard.

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Agency says two-headed snake may go to educational facility

A wildlife and conservation research hospital says a two-headed snake recently found near the nation’s capital may be sent to an educational facility.

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Walk into my parlor: Greek spiders spin giant web over shore

It’s not quite the World Wide Web — but the spiders of Aitoliko in Greece have made a good start.

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What's yogurt? Industry wants greater liberty to use term

If low-fat yogurt is blended with fatty ingredients like coconut or chocolate, is it still low-fat? Is it even yogurt?

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Authorities pull globe, not honey pot, from bear cub's head

BALSAM LAKE, Wis. — A bear cub in Wisconsin had a Winnie the Pooh moment, but it wasn't a honey pot that got stuck on its head. It was a hard plastic globe.

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Researchers say they're closing in on Captain Cook's ship

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Researchers are exploring whether a shipwreck off the coast of Rhode Island could be the vessel that 18th-century explorer Capt. James Cook used to sail around the world.

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Too soon? Fans find Red Sox division title banner in street

The Boston Red Sox have not clinched this year’s American League East division championship, but a banner marking the accomplishment has already been accidentally unveiled.

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Giant bong, huggable buds: Marijuana museum opens in Vegas

A glass bong taller than a giraffe. Huggable faux marijuana buds. A pool full of foam weed nuggets. Las Vegas' newest attraction — and Instagram backdrop — is a museum celebrating all things cannabis.

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Watch: Six-legged walking robot named world's largest by Guinness

Watching Star Wars as a seven-year-old inspired a British engineer Matt Denton to create a 2-ton, 6-legged robot that has walked into the record books.

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Watch: Bear breaks window to escape from van

A North Carolina woman who unknowingly trapped a bear in her van is paying for a new driver's side window and other repairs after the bear found its own way out.

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Man sends toddler into arcade machine to steal prizes

Police say a man was caught on video using a toddler to steal expensive prizes by having her crawl inside an arcade machine at a New Hampshire mall.

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Watch: Wandering mountain lion visits Colorado hotel

A mountain lion has been caught on a surveillance camera dashing to the doorstep of a Colorado motel office, venturing toward the open doorway and then wandering away.

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Huge squirrel population chomps crops, driving farmers nuts

There’s a bumper crop of squirrels in New England, and the frenetic critters are frustrating farmers by chomping their way through apple orchards, pumpkin patches and corn fields.

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Watch: Man who walked near boiling-hot Old Faithful geyser ticketed

Yellowstone National Park officials have ticketed a man caught on video wandering close to Old Faithful geyser, where he risked burns from the boiling-hot water that erupts every hour or so.

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