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Students who once shopped at a downtown mall in Burlington, Vermont, are now attending high school in the former Macy’s department store, with gleaming white tile floors and escalators whisking them to and from classes.

By LISA RATHKE Associated Press April 7, 2021
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A Georgia man said his former employer owed him a pretty penny, $915 to be exact, after leaving his job in November.

By Associated Press April 6, 2021
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A New Hampshire woman who lost her 13-year-old daughter to a brain tumor in 2016 has now given birth to a son — at age 57.

By Associated Press April 5, 2021
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A Massachusetts woman noticed something strange about the “For Sale” sign outside a home in her neighborhood.

By Associated Press April 4, 2021
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Soon-to-be newlyweds lined up out the door of the marriage license office in Las Vegas on Friday, ahead of a unique date to tie the knot: 4/3/21.

By Associated Press April 3, 2021
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Whew, now here’s some good cosmic news: NASA has given Earth the all clear for the next century from a particularly menacing asteroid.

By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer April 3, 2021
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Police who were stumped by the theft of a rare pine tree in November from the University of Wisconsin Arboretum said last Friday that they have cracked the case.

By Associated Press April 2, 2021
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A minor league baseball team in Tennessee has its mascot back a day after it was reported stolen from a ballpark.

By Associated Press April 1, 2021
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A community in Kentucky is rallying to help restore an 80-year-old landmark — an oval shaped building that has a domed roof with the neck and head of a goose sticking out the front. Until last week, that is, when the goose was beheaded by strong winds.

By Associated Press April 1, 2021
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Some Alaska Costco shoppers said they’ve had their groceries stolen by ravens in the store parking lot.

By Associated Press March 31, 2021
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A Minneapolis man who was surfing the choppy waters of Lake Superior helped save a man who was struggling in the water while trying to rescue a dog.

By Associated Press March 30, 2021
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With restaurants and bars all closed due to pandemic restrictions, a Duesseldorf brewery found itself with 6,000 liters (1,585 gallons) of its copper-colored “Altbier” unsold and nearing its expiry date.

By DANIEL NIEMANN Associated Press March 30, 2021
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A piece of the Wright brothers’ first airplane is on Mars.

By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer March 29, 2021
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A Tennessee man was able to turn his luck around after finding his missing $1 million winning lottery ticket in a parking lot — remaining where he dropped it even on a blustery afternoon.

By Associated Press March 28, 2021
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An exceptionally rare 15th century porcelain bowl made in China that somehow turned up at a Connecticut yard sale and sold for just $35 was auctioned off last Wednesday for nearly $722,000.

By DAVE COLLINS, Associated Press March 27, 2021
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A man convicted of using a fake gun to try robbing a McDonald’s restaurant where he once worked has been granted a new trial.

By Associated Press March 26, 2021
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Our solar system’s first known interstellar visitor is neither a comet nor asteroid as first suspected and looks nothing like a cigar. A new study says the mystery object is likely a remnant of a Pluto-like world and shaped like a cookie.

By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer March 25, 2021
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A Florida couple came up with a great way to meet their new neighbors after moving into their home during the coronavirus pandemic. They offered free beer.

By Associated Press March 24, 2021
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Cafes across several Gulf Arab states started selling coffee and other cold drinks in baby bottles this month, kicking off a new trend that has elicited excitement, confusion — and backlash.

By ISABEL DEBRE Associated Press March 23, 2021
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A New Jersey man who has twice served prison terms for using dating services to defraud women is facing more time after a recent escape from custody.

By Associated Press March 22, 2021
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For Laura Shaw Frank, seeing her mother hug her daughter for the first time since the onset of the pandemic was a light at the end of the tunnel.

By VANESSA A. ALVAREZ Associated Press March 21, 2021
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German police say they have solved a nine-year-old burglary after DNA found on a half-eaten piece of sausage matched that of a man detained in France over an unrelated crime.

By Associated Press March 21, 2021
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An 8-year-old Chicago girl whose mother was at work somehow managed to toss a mattress from her family’s third-story window during a fire and then jump onto it to safety, a fire official said.

By Associated Press March 20, 2021
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German authorities on Friday banned the sale and use of a New Age ‘water vitalizer’ device amid concerns that it is interfering with amateur radio signals.

By Associated Press March 20, 2021
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Human remains of early New Yorkers that were discovered during construction in and around Washington Square Park were reinterred inside the park on Tuesday, New York City officials announced.

By Associated Press March 19, 2021

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