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Some beetles go to great — and disgusting — lengths for their children.

By MARION RENAULT Associated Press January 21, 2021
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A goat and a dog who were each elected mayor have helped raise money to renovate a Vermont community playground.

By Associated Press January 20, 2021
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Nearly 100 cats have survived a house fire in a town outside Rochester, New York, according to an animal protection group.

By Associated Press January 19, 2021
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A goat and a dog who were each elected mayor have helped raise money to renovate a Vermont community playground.

By Associated Press January 18, 2021
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A pet cat believed killed along with her owner in a huge mudslide has been found three years later.

By Associated Press January 18, 2021
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Think your dog deserves dessert? So does Ben & Jerry’s. The venerable Vermont ice cream company said Monday it’s introducing a line of frozen dog treats, its first foray into the lucrative pet food market.

By DEE-ANN DURBIN Associated Press January 17, 2021
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The International Space Station bid adieu Tuesday to 12 bottles of French Bordeaux wine and hundreds of snippets of grapevines that spent a year orbiting the world in the name of science.

By MARCIA DUNN Associated Press January 16, 2021
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A racing pigeon has survived an extraordinary 8,000-mile Pacific Ocean crossing from the United States to find a new home in Australia. Now authorities consider the bird a quarantine risk and plan to kill it.

By ROD McGUIRK Associated Press January 15, 2021
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In the “gamblers will bet on absolutely anything” category, here’s a new one: A major sports book is taking bets on aerial drone races.

By WAYNE PARRY Associated Press January 14, 2021
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Two fishermen have rescued a naked fugitive who they found sitting on a tree branch in Australian crocodile habitat.

By Associated Press January 14, 2021
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An incumbent Pennsylvania state representative was joined by a familiar face when lawmakers took the oath of office last Tuesday — his own mother.

By MARK SCOLFORO Associated Press January 13, 2021
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The race to be the mayor of a Houston suburb ended this week with the winner’s name being drawn from a top hat.

By Associated Press January 12, 2021
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A passerby spotted a wandering llama in a field off an interstate in Massachusetts and with the help of an animal control officer, brought it to a farm for safekeeping.

By Associated Press January 12, 2021
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If you’re an identical twin who’s always resisted being called a clone of your sibling, scientists say you have a point.

By CHRISTINA LARSON Associated Press January 11, 2021
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Residents of a Queens neighborhood are dealing with a squirrely threat.

By Associated Press January 10, 2021
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Even as vaccines are being rolled out to battle the coronavirus, wordsmiths at Lake Superior State University in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula say they want to kick any trace of it from the English language.

By Associated Press January 9, 2021
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Peace, love — and LaGrange. LaGrange County, Indiana, has repealed a 1971 law that was intended to block huge gatherings like the 1969 Woodstock music festival in New York state.

By Associated Press January 8, 2021
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A Utah man has pleaded guilty after authorities said he was caught digging in a Yellowstone National Park cemetery in search of hidden treasure.

By Associated Press January 7, 2021
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A Massachusetts police officer declined to charge two women accused of trying to steal groceries for the children — and instead bought them Christmas dinner.

By Associated Press January 6, 2021
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A Massachusetts state lawmaker is asking for the public’s help to select an official state dinosaur.

By Associated Press January 5, 2021
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A veteran returned a sword he stole from a statue of a Revolutionary War general 40 years ago, telling the head of the Massachusetts town’s historical commission that he regretted taking it.

By Associated Press January 5, 2021
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Most couples wondered whether the forces of nature were against them after moving their wedding three times because of the pandemic and two hurricanes.

By Associated Press January 4, 2021
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Boston Dynamics released a video last Tuesday showing four of its robots dancing to the 1962 hit “Do You Love Me?” by The Contours, and it caught fire online.

By Associated Press January 3, 2021
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An official at an Anchorage soup kitchen said she received as a donation of at least 30,000 pounds (13,608 kilograms) of food on Christmas Eve from a local towing company after a truck carrying the produce crashed.

By Associated Press January 2, 2021
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An Illinois woman who ordered flags for her grandmother’s garden got a surprise when the package arrived — someone’s apparent COVID-19 test specimen.

By SOPHIA TAREEN Associated Press January 1, 2021

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