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Almost three weeks after its birth at the Dallas Zoo, a baby hippo and its mother will make their public debut together for the first time on Saturday.

By Associated Press June 4, 2019
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The small Indian town of Jejuri in western Maharashtra state sparkles with gold during the Bhandara Festival, or the Festival of Turmeric.

By Associated Press June 4, 2019
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Cat declawing ban passes New York Legislature
New York poised to become first state to ban cat declawing

New York would be the first state in the U.S. to ban the declawing of cats under legislation approved by lawmakers at the request of cat owners, animal welfare advocates and many veterinarians who call the procedure cruel and needless.

By DAVID KLEPPER, Associated Press June 4, 2019
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A pod of dolphins made an unexpected visit to a surfing class Thursday and the moment was captured on video.

By The Daily Courier June 3, 2019
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Watch: Venice cruise ship collision caught on video
5 injured in Venice as cruise ship slams into tourist boat

A towering, out-of-control cruise ship rammed into a dock and a tourist riverboat on a busy Venice canal on Sunday morning, injuring five people, officials said. The collision sparked new calls for placing restrictions on cruise ships in the famed city.

By CAIN BURDEAU & LUCA BRUNO, AP June 3, 2019
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Stop right here, "Jeopardy!" fans who want to keep some mystery in their lives.

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Media Writer June 3, 2019
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U.S. Air Force officials say their pilots did not intentionally draw male anatomy with aircraft contrails in the skies above the Phoenix area.

By Associated Press June 2, 2019
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Twenty-five babies have taken to the red carpet in Lithuania in a crawling race as their parents, grandparents and onlookers cheered the spectacle.

By Associated Press June 2, 2019
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Rangers at Zion National Park in Utah have filmed a pair of California condors that are exhibiting behavior indicating that they have recently hatched a chick. The giant birds were once on the verge of extinction.

By Associated Press June 2, 2019
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A West Virginia principal accused of plagiarizing Ashton Kutcher in an address to his school’s graduating class says he didn’t mean to use someone else’s work.

By Associated Press June 1, 2019
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A Seattle man took exception to a car-share vehicle that was parked without permission at his duplex. So he built a fence around it.

By Associated Press June 1, 2019
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Authorities say an 11-foot (3.4-meter) alligator busted through a kitchen window and broke several bottles of red wine in a Florida home before it was captured.

By Associated Press June 1, 2019
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Police in western Germany say divine intervention saved a speeding driver from getting a ticket, after a pigeon photobombed a traffic enforcement camera at just the right moment.

By Associated Press May 31, 2019
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Volunteers jumped off a platform hanging from the second floor of the Eiffel Tower on Tuesday for a thrilling ride down a 2,600 foot zipline.

By Associated Press May 30, 2019
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Why didn't the beaver cross the road? We will probably never know, but it was caught on camera recently by police in Anchorage, Alaska.

By Associated Press May 30, 2019
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Authorities say a ball python slithered out of a toilet and bit a South Florida man on the arm.

By Associated Press May 29, 2019
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BTS ARMY descends upon London pop-up store
BTS first K-pop band to top Billboard album charts

K-pop has finally hit the top. The South Korean boy band BTS is now the first K-pop group to reach No. 1 on the Billboard top 200.

By Associated Press May 29, 2019
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This year the government of Nepal issued a record number of permits, leading to traffic jams on the world's highest peak that likely contributed to the greatest death toll in four years.

By UPENDRA MAN SINGH, BINAJ GURUBACHARYA and EMILY SCHMALL, Associated Press May 28, 2019
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Never-ending reading: Oregon GOP tries to tie up Legislature
'It was a little bit wearying. I was ready to talk until I fainted,' clerk said

Republicans have forced a clerk in the Oregon Legislature to read aloud every word in nearly every piece of legislation, giving granular details about farm loans, motor vehicle taxes and other government minutiae as the minority party uses the stalling tactic to try to gain leverage.

By ANDREW SELSKY, Associated Press May 28, 2019
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Count the late conductor Arthur Fiedler among the Boston Bruins' fans as they skate into the Stanley Cup Final.

By Associated Press May 28, 2019
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Heinz-Christian Strache, who resigned as Austria’s vice chancellor and the leader of the far-right Freedom Party over an influence-peddling video, says he’s ashamed of his behavior.

By Associated Press May 28, 2019
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The biggest star at Stanley Cup Final media day doesn’t play for the Boston Bruins or St. Louis Blues. He’s 18-month old “Today” show dog Sunny

By Associated Press May 28, 2019
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The birth of 18 baby green anacondas to a mother who has spent her entire life in an all-female exhibit has both surprised and taught a new lesson to those working at Boston's New England Aquarium.

By Associated Press May 27, 2019
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Traffic was disrupted in a Washington state city when boxes holding thousands of bees fell off a truck.

By Associated Press May 27, 2019
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Police officers are now using virtual reality to learn the best ways to interact with people who suffer from autism and de-escalate situations that could quickly turn awry.

By Associated Press May 27, 2019