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Watch: Harlem Globetrotters upper deck shot from Chase Field

In advance of their upcoming games in Phoenix at Talking Stick Arena on August 11, the Arizona Diamondbacks invited The Harlem Globetrotters to stop by Chase Field for a warm-up... from the upper deck.

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Watch: Great white shark caught off RI beach

Fisherman Michael Lorello was very surprised when he dragged up a net off the coast of Rhode Island less than a mile from a popular tourist beach. (July 30)

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Ballet to cure the Mexico City traffic blues

Remedios Rosas was walking down a Mexico City street Saturday when she saw seven tutu-clad dancers tiptoe to the sidewalk, their chins held high, and join pedestrians waiting to cross the road. When the light changed, music started and the dancers leaped into the street, twirling and twisting in front of surprised drivers.

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50 years on, McDonald's isn't messing with its Big Mac

McDonald's is fighting to hold onto customers as the Big Mac turns 50, but it's not messing with the makings of its most famous burger.

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Pawn shop buys violin for $50, finds out it’s worth $250,000

A violin bought by a Massachusetts pawn shop for $50 has ended up being worth about 5,000 times that.

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Superintendent accused of going No. 2 on track resigns

The school superintendent accused of repeatedly defecating on another high school’s track has resigned.

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Watch: Rescue group seizes illegal caiman in DC home

After receiving an anonymous tip of a large reptile living in a DC residence, the Humane Rescue Alliance seized an illegal caiman, which is very similar to an alligator.

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Watch: Texas inmate being transferred gets atop moving patrol car

A Texas inmate took a wild ride after breaking the window of a patrol car and climbing onto its roof as it sped down a highway.

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Watch: Surfer Takes Epic 8-Barrel Ride into History

Surfer Koa Smith has caught the wave of a lifetime, riding nearly a mile in two minutes. He stayed upright through eight barrels as the wave broke over his head off the coast of Namibia on the western shore of Africa. (July 27)

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Extraordinary drug dog worries Colombian cartel

This is the story of a drug dog with a bounty on its head.

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11-year-old girl catches piranha relative in Oklahoma lake

An 11-year-old girl has quite the fish tale: A rare pacu with human-like teeth chomped down on the worm at the end of her line while she was fishing with her grandparents and brother in an Oklahoma lake.

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Iconic Spice Girls outfits and memorabilia on display in London

From dresses to space suits, mopeds to dolls, and - of course - platform boots, a new Spice Girls exhibit is stuffed full of iconic items from the band's colorful history. SpiceUpLondon launches July 28. (July 26)

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Watch: Dad dances to Ciara Song for son with leukemia

A New Jersey father's video of him dancing to a Ciara song to celebrate his baby son being released from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia after being diagnosed with leukemia has gone viral.

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Water is buried beneath Martian landscape, study says

A huge lake of salty water appears to be buried deep in Mars, raising the possibility of finding life on the red planet, scientists reported Wednesday.

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Pregnant again! April the giraffe's calf is due in March

You don't need to stick your neck out to predict that this bundle of joy is going to get some attention.

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Watch: Scientists Study 'Hurricane Strength' Lizards

Scientists have figured out how little lizards survive big hurricanes: with bigger toe pads and strong front limbs. Scientists looked at lizard populations before and after 2017’s devastating hurricanes. (July 25)

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Watch: Final Solo Season for Longtime Stunt Pilot

Airshow legend Sean D. Tucker plans to perform stunts at a Wisconsin airshow as part of his last season as a solo performer. But the 66-year-old isn’t retiring. He plans to start performing as part of an aerobatic team (July 23)

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Super Bowl champ to play sax with Philadelphia Orchestra

The Philadelphia Orchestra has acquired a Super Bowl champion.

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Oregon woman reunites girl with toy lion lost on remote hike

A little girl who lost her beloved stuffed lion on a hike in the Oregon backcountry was reunited with her favorite toy over the weekend after a community effort to identify her.

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Art dealer buys storage locker for $15,000, finds treasures

A New York City art dealer who bought the contents of a New Jersey storage locker filled with paintings for $15,000 says he got more than he bargained for.

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From 'stalker' to 'walker': Woman gets dream job as zombie

When she's not spending time with her grandchildren, 68-year-old Terrie Hamrick is likely dressed as a zombie.

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Lady Antebellum calls police lip sync of its song ‘amazing’

An Ohio police department’s entry in a lip sync challenge sweeping the nation has gotten rave reviews — including from the country music group whose song is featured.

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Watch: Astronaut drops in on Kraftwerk gig, plays duet from space

Kraftwerk fans are used to hearing otherworldly tunes, but the German electronic music pioneers took it to another level at a gig in Stuttgart.

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Man in concrete mixer truck leads Wyoming police in chase

Wyoming police say a man twice led them in a chase — once in a pickup truck and then in a concrete mixer truck.

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Woman gives birth in Chick-fil-A bathroom, baby gets perks for life and job offer

A baby girl is guaranteed food for life — and a job — after her mother gave birth in a Chick-fil-A bathroom.

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