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Authorities say they’ve been searching for a 12-foot python that escaped from its enclosure inside Louisiana’s largest shopping mall.

By Associated Press July 10, 2021
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A competitive eater wolfed down 50 chili dogs in 22 minutes, setting a local record at a bar in western Michigan where thousands of customers have their names on the wall for eating just a fraction.

By Associated Press July 9, 2021
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A San Francisco Bay Area zoo is inoculating its big cats, bears and ferrets against the coronavirus as part of a national effort to protect animal species using an experimental vaccine.

By Associated Press July 8, 2021
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A man in Austria was bitten by a 5-1/4-foot python during an early-morning visit to the toilet at his home on Monday, July 5, police said.

By Associated Press July 6, 2021
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This could have been the day that finally answered the burning question: Are there aliens out there? Sadly, we'll still have to wait.

By Associated Press July 3, 2021
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Trying to fill this dumpling order left one business in a pinch: A common but disruptive shipping error sent a custom dumpling-making machine manufactured in China to the wrong Portland in May.

By Associated Press July 2, 2021
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An FBI agent applied for a federal warrant in 2018 to seize a fabled cache of U.S. government gold he said was “stolen during the Civil War” and hidden in a Pennsylvania cave, saying the state might take the gold for itself if the feds asked for permission.

By Associated Press July 1, 2021
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Songwriter Diane Warren stepped in Thursday to save the life of cow that eluded capture for more than a day after a herd escaped from a Southern California slaughterhouse and stampeded through a suburb.

By Associated Press June 30, 2021
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Police rescue spooked nude sunbathers from forest
'I think they should be embarrassed,' police commissioner said

Police have fined two men who had to be rescued from an Australian forest after they were startled by a deer while nude sunbathing on a beach and became lost.

By Associated Press June 29, 2021
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A western Montana couple were able to save a horse from drowning in the Bitterroot River on Father's Day, and may have made a new friend in the process.

By Associated Press June 27, 2021
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A huge diamond weighing more than 1,000 carats, which could be the third-largest mined in history, has been discovered in the southern African country of Botswana.

By SELLO MOTSETA Associated Press June 26, 2021
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The coelacanth — a giant weird fish still around from dinosaur times — can live for 100 years, a new study found.

By SETH BORENSTEIN Associated Press June 25, 2021
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The endangered Sumatran Titan arum, a giant foul-smelling blossom also known as the corpse flower, went into a rare, short bloom at a botanical garden in Warsaw, drawing crowds who waited for hours to see it.

By Associated Press June 24, 2021
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Models with Albinism hope to break stigma
In Zimbabwe, people with albinism struggle against prejudice

Each time Yvonne Gumbo, who has albinism, and her friends get together for a picture, she insists on being in the center.

By FARAI MUTSAKA Associated Press June 24, 2021
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A Portuguese teenager has found a message in a bottle that traveled at least 2,400 miles from a Vermont teenager.

By Associated Press June 23, 2021
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A small town in Florida accidentally sold its water tower in a blundered real estate transaction.

By Associated Press June 22, 2021
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The New England Aquarium in Boston accepted an entrance ticket on Thursday first purchased in 1983 that allows the holder to return “at anytime in the future.”

By Associated Press June 21, 2021
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Police say they’ve nabbed a man they call “the crawling burglar” for crawling through windows of metro Atlanta restaurants and then slithering across the floor to avoid motion detectors.

By Associated Press June 20, 2021
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They say neither rain nor snow nor gloom of night will stop the U.S. Postal Service, but an alligator could get in the way.

By Associated Press June 19, 2021
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A commercial lobster diver who got caught in the mouth of a humpback whale off the coast of Cape Cod the morning of June 11 said he thought he was going to die.

By Associated Press June 18, 2021
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Three Chinese astronauts arrived Thursday at China's new space station at the start of a three-month mission, marking another milestone in the country's ambitious space program.

By SAM McNEIL Associated Press June 17, 2021
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Scientists have found a dead Asian giant hornet north of Seattle, the first so-called murder hornet discovered in the country this year, federal and state investigators said Wednesday.

By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS Associated Press June 17, 2021
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A pet dog who vanished for two days after being ejected from a vehicle during a car accident has been found apparently doing the job it was bred to do — herding sheep.

June 17, 2021
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The skeletons of two related Viking-era men, one who died in central Denmark and the other who was killed in England during a massacre ordered by a king, are set to be reunited for an exhibition opening in Copenhagen this month.

By JAN M.OLSEN Associated Press June 16, 2021
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The endangered Sumatran Titan arum, a giant foul-smelling blossom also known as the corpse flower, went into a rare, short bloom at a botanical garden in Warsaw, drawing crowds who waited for hours to see it.

By Associated Press June 15, 2021

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