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A veterinary clinic in Australia has removed a 4-inch-long metal fork from the esophagus of a golden retriever puppy.

By The Daily Courier May 5, 2020
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A Utah Highway Patrol trooper got a pint-sized surprise when he pulled over a 5-year-old driver who was swerving so badly he thought the driver needed medical attention.

May 5, 2020
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The world’s largest hornet, a 2-inch killer dubbed the “Murder Hornet” with an appetite for honey bees, has been found in Washington state, where entomologists were making plans to wipe it out.

By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press May 4, 2020
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A state trooper’s decision to stop a driver who flashed an obscene hand gesture wasn’t justified, the North Carolina Supreme Court ruled Friday, overturning lower court decisions.

By GARY D. ROBERTSON, Associated Press May 4, 2020
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A giant panda loaned by China to a Dutch zoo as part of a breeding pair has given birth to a cub, the zoo announced Saturday

By Associated Press May 4, 2020
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A mask adorning one of the iconic lion statues near the Michigan Avenue entrance to the Art Institute disappeared about 24 hours after it was applied.

By Associated Press May 3, 2020
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In Austin, police say a 25-year-old man was charged with attempted assault on a public service worker after a video posted on social media showed a city park ranger getting shoved into the water while asking a crowd to keep 6 feet of distance.

By Associated Press May 3, 2020
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Florida deputies arrested a man who had been living out his quarantine on a shuttered Disney World island, telling authorities it felt like a "tropical paradise."

May 2, 2020
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Virgin Galactic’s spaceship VSS Unity landed in the New Mexico desert on Friday, marking its first glide flight from Spaceport America as the company moves toward commercial operations.

By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated Press May 2, 2020
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America's dogs are having their day as the coronavirus keeps many people at home more with their pets and spurs so much adoption and fostering that some shelters' kennels have emptied.

By JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press May 2, 2020
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Police say they are searching for a suspect accused of leading officers on a slow-speed chase in Santa Fe while riding a Bobcat Tractor.

By Associated Press May 1, 2020
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A Georgia city councilman was charged after he allegedly stole a beef tenderloin from a grocery store.

May 1, 2020
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After months on the run, a mail fraud suspect who lived up to his legal name — Speedy Gonzalez — has been arrested in Georgia.

By Associated Press April 30, 2020
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Losing the Kentucky Derby has left race fans shell-shocked. The first Saturday in May has yielded to the legs of a bunch of slowpokes: Seattle Slow headlines a field of turtles — yes, turtles — that will race in the Kentucky Turtle Derby.

By DAN GELSTON, Associated Press April 30, 2020
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A 2-month-old male Amur leopard cub named is entertaining himself in front of a camera inside his enclosure at the Brookfield Zoo. The zoo is closed to visitors due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Associated Press April 30, 2020
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It’s no joke — Tupac Shakur lives in Kentucky and needs unemployment benefits to pay his bills.

By Associated Press April 29, 2020
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A five-lined skink discovered on Earth Day in Rhode Island is not native to the state, meaning there might be a population here, excited scientists said.

By Associated Press April 29, 2020
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With a little bit of luck and persistence, a Colorado man has hit the jackpot twice after playing the same numbers for 30 years.

By Associated Press April 28, 2020
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A welcome mat at the front door of a Florida home read “come back with a warrant” — and that’s just what deputies did before finding drugs and drug paraphernalia inside.

By Associated Press April 28, 2020
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A dog in Australia has broken a national record by giving birth to 21 puppies in a single litter.

By The Daily Courier April 27, 2020
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Around this time of year, Floridians don’t just have to worry about aggressive drivers on the road — they should be on the lookout for aggressive alligators, too, according to officials who on Friday had to remove a 9-foot (2.8-meter) gator from a county road.

By Associated Press April 27, 2020
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A planning commissioner of Vallejo, California, has resigned after throwing his pet cat and apparently drinking a beer during a Zoom meeting between city officials that was made public, according to a newspaper report.

By Associated Press April 26, 2020
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A Florida construction worker called in a bomb threat to a water treatment facility to get a day off work, authorities said.

By Associated Press April 26, 2020
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A one-eyed squirrel that gained a social media following is being returned to nature.

By Associated Press April 26, 2020
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When a curfew goes into effect each night for one county in Hawaii, the mayor gets bored -- and posts videos on social media.

By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER, Associated Press April 26, 2020

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