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Debriefing: Michelangelo’s David

■    A Japanese town wants to put underpants on a replica of Michelangelo's David. The 16-foot-tall statue has caused a stir since it was presented to the town of Okuizumo as a gift. "It's frightening the children and worrying the ...
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Blind Love: For The Dogs

■    When Claire Johnson, 50, took her seeing-eye dog, Venice, to training classes in Stoke-on-Trent, England, the canine helper quickly became friends with fellow student Rodd, owned by 52-year-old Mark Gaffey. As the two dogs became inseparable pals, their sight-impaired ...
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Assault on a toddler

Atlanta Assault on a toddler: An Idaho man was charged this week with federal assault for allegedly slapping a crying 2-year-old and calling him a racial slur on a flight from Minneapolis to Atlanta. Joe Rickey Hundley, 60, an executive ...
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5 family members arrested after woman dies in exorcism attempt

BERLIN (AP) -- German police have arrested five South Koreans on suspicion of murder following the death of a relative in an exorcism ritual in the city of Frankfurt, prosecutors. Officers discovered the body of the 41-year-old woman in a ...
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Family gets $17,000 internet bill for trip to Canada

A Canadian spring break trip turned out to be pretty expensive for one Michigan family. As the parents drove over the Ambassador Bridge into Canada, their 11 year old son was unknowingly racking up thousands of dollars in roaming data ...
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Cannibalism for kicks

Dresden, Germany A German police officer has confessed to murdering a businessman who had a sexual fantasy of being killed and eaten. The officer, 55, identified as Detlev G., said he met his victim in an Internet chat room billed ...
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Panda Dogs!

Pet stores in China are struggling to meet demand for the country's latest animal craze—chow dogs dyed black-and-white to make them look like pandas. "Ten years ago the natural instinct of a Chinese person was to eat a dog," said ...
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A rodent as big as a buffalo

Modern-day mousetraps wouldn’t stand a chance against the supersize rodents that roamed South America about 2 million years ago, National Geographic reports. A giant ancestor of the guinea pig, Josephoartigasia monesi weighed more than 2,000 pounds and stood 5 feet ...
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Too drunk to get married

■ An Australian groom showed up so drunk for his wedding that a minister refused to perform the ceremony and his furious fiancee broke up with him. When Jacob Brookes, 41, allegedly stumbled into the church still drunk from his ...
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Changchun, China – Public toilets converted into restaurant

People living in Changchun, northeast China's Jilin province have called for old public toilets that were partly converted into a restaurant to be put back to their original use, according to chinanews.com. "Why can't we use this public toilet? I ...
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