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The engineering firm Boston Dynamics has teamed up with a New Zealand software company to test a robotic dog that can herd sheep.

By The Daily Courier May 26, 2020
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The Georgia Aquarium has announced the birth of its newest beluga whale. The calf was born on Sunday, May 17, 2020 to its mother, 20-year-old Whisper.

By Associated Press May 26, 2020
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Just days after capturing the hearts of people throughout the world a kitten with two faces has died.

By The Daily Courier May 25, 2020
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Thomas Waerner won this year’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in March, but he is still waiting to return to his home in Norway.

By Associated Press May 25, 2020
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An alligator that many people believe once belonged to Adolf Hitler has died in the Moscow Zoo.

By Associated Press May 24, 2020
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Authorities in Turkey’s western city of Izmir have detained an opposition politician after she shared videos of an Italian anti-fascist song being blared out of mosques’ loudspeakers instead of the call to prayer, the country’s state-run agency reported Friday.

By Associated Press May 24, 2020
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A 6-year-old boy helped crack open a nearly decade-old robbery case when he reeled in a locked safe from the bottom of a South Carolina lake.

May 23, 2020
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A car wash worker in North Carolina found treasure amid the business’s trash when he discovered a $1,200 IRS stimulus check mixed in with the garbage.

By Associated Press May 23, 2020
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A Utah state trooper has helped a pair of newborn moose calves reunite safely with their mother after spotting them on a mountain road.

May 22, 2020
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Two coyotes recently decided to serenade the city of San Francisco. A resident caught the pair on video Monday howling from a hilltop overlooking the city

By Associated Press May 22, 2020
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A bald eagle died last year in Maine after being stabbed through the heart by a loon, wildlife officials said.

By Associated Press May 21, 2020
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Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves asked people to submit names of high school seniors so he could read them aloud on a webcast — a recognition for teenagers who are missing traditional graduation ceremonies because of the coronavirus pandemic.

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press May 21, 2020
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A Virginia family out for a ride to get a change of scenery after being holed up due to the coronavirus found nearly $1 million in two bags lying in the road.

By Associated Press May 20, 2020
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A stolen baby goat was returned home to its community garden in Baltimore late Tuesday night, police said.

By Associated Press May 20, 2020
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The magicians Penn & Teller hope to pull off a heck of a trick on Monday — make fears of the coronavirus disappear, at least for an hour.

By MARK KENNEDY, Associated Press May 19, 2020
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A Roman Catholic priest in the Detroit area has taken aim at his parishioners in a bid to maintain social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic, using a squirt gun to shoot holy water.

By Associated Press May 19, 2020
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Two suspected shoplifters walked into a Virginia store disguising their faces by wearing watermelons over their heads.

By The Daily Courier May 18, 2020
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A Maryland restaurant and bar unveiled wheeled bumper tables designed to promote social distancing.

By Associated Press May 18, 2020
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Porn actor Ron Jeremy is fighting to save a tree his father planted outside their New York home the day he was born.

By Associated Press May 17, 2020
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When many were rushing to rewatch "Contagion," the eerily prophetic 2011 Steven Soderbergh film about the outbreak of an easily transmitted virus, I was searching for more comforting escapes. I reached for "North by Northwest" the way a baby grasps for a pacifier.

By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer May 16, 2020
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One of the country’s most renowned restaurants says mannequins will add a touch of whimsy and help with social distancing when customers return to its grand dining room later this month.

By Associated Press May 16, 2020
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A baby endangered pygmy hippopotamus is getting used to his surroundings at the San Diego Zoo.

By Associated Press May 16, 2020
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At the height of China’s coronavirus outbreak, the skincare-products maker Forest Cabin closed more than half of its 300 stores across the nation as shoppers stayed home. With sales plunging, founder Sun Laichun decided it was time to reach his customers more directly.

By ZEN SOO, Associated Press May 15, 2020
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With a bit of Beatles and a lot of Elton John, Adam Chester is bringing good vibes to his locked-down Los Angeles neighborhood with weekly concerts.

By Associated Press May 14, 2020
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Tear gas is among the new flavors at a Hong Kong ice cream shop. The main ingredient is black peppercorns, a reminder...

By NADIA LAM and ALICE FUNG, AP May 14, 2020

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