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A dog named Cleo who disappeared from her home in Kansas earlier this month turned up a few days later at her old home in Missouri, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) away.

By Associated Press July 21, 2020
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he owner of a pizza shop used his available resources to fend off a robbery attempt by a man with a machete outside his store in Delaware, police said.

By Associated Press July 19, 2020
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Police officers captured an unlikely suspect bouncing through a Florida neighborhood Thursday morning.

By Associated Press July 18, 2020
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It seemed like a major crime for Allenhurst, a town of less than 700 people in southeast Georgia. A female body was spotted by the railroad tracks. Liberty County deputies gathered at the scene and waited for the coroner.

By Associated Press July 17, 2020
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A man in suburban Detroit was given the wrong lottery ticket. But there was no mistake about the result: a $2 million winner.

By Associated Press July 16, 2020
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Burger King is staging an intervention with its cows.

By MICHELLE CHAPMAN, Associated Press July 15, 2020
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A Russian prankster posing as the U.N. secretary-general managed to reach Poland’s president on the telephone and rendered him speechless with questions about Ukraine, Russia and his reelection on Sunday.

By MONIKA SCISLOWSKA, Associated Press July 15, 2020
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A Chicago area zoo is providing icy treats to help the animals cool off during a summer heat wave

July 12, 2020
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In a presidential election year, there’s always a push to get people registered to vote.

By Associated Press July 11, 2020
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An unopened copy of a vintage Super Mario Bros. video game has been sold for $114,000 in an auction that underscored the enduring popularity of entertainment created decades ago.

By Associated Press July 11, 2020
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The coronavirus pandemic has taken away another summertime tradition in the U.S.: There will be no free Slurpees at 7-Elevens on Saturday — July 11 — to hail a date that doubles as an abbreviation of the convenience store chain’s name.

By Associated Press July 11, 2020
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Izzy and Darwin, penguins who live at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium, visited the dinosaurs next door at the Field Museum

By Associated Press July 10, 2020
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Caught on camera: Wisconsin police officer rescues dog from burning house.

By Associated Press July 9, 2020
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Eight-year-old Eros trots through the streets of this hilly city several times a day with a straw basket in his jaws, taking vegetables, fruit and packaged foods to customers of the El Porvenir mini-market.

By LUIS BENAVIDES and MANUEL RUEDA, AP July 8, 2020
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An arm-wrestling contest between a father and son turned violent and led to an 8-hour standoff with Kentucky deputies, authorities said.

By Associated Press July 7, 2020
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A dog in Tennessee became a hero on the Fourth of July by alerting her owner to a house fire next door.

By Associated Press July 6, 2020
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A bird symbolizing America’s freedom had to be liberated on Independence Day after becoming stuck in a tree in Alaska, a wildlife official said.

By Associated Press July 6, 2020
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South Koreans have waited 16 long years for a savory, crispy bite that would satisfy their taste buds and right an infamous wrong. This week, they finally could fill a bowl with the cereal they wanted all along: green onion-flavored Chex.

By JUWON PARK and JAIMIE DING, Associated Press July 5, 2020
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Police in Louisiana were able to reel in a man captured on video swimming through a fish tank at a sporting goods store.

By Associated Press July 4, 2020
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A swimmer in Delaware was caught on camera prying a shark’s mouth open with his hands this weekend in an effort to free it from a fishing hook.

By Associated Press July 3, 2020
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This was not one of those delivery videos that some pregnant moms plan for.

By Associated Press July 2, 2020
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A Wisconsin family helped save a young bear that was struggling to breathe while swimming in a lake with its head caught in a plastic food container.

By Associated Press July 1, 2020
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It's spiky, has beady little eyes and a beak. It's an Australian animal called an echidna (uh-KID-nah) and a baby, known as a puggle, was born recently at the San Diego Zoo.

By Associated Press July 1, 2020
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File it under pizza toppings only offered in Florida. State inspectors found an 80-pound iguana stashed in the freezer at a local pizza joint.

By Associated Press June 29, 2020
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A beautiful painting by famed baroque artist Bartolome Esteban Murillo now has a cartoon-looking face after a botched restoration job.

By The Daily Courier June 28, 2020

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