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54 min ago | Creative Loafing Tampa

The Hip Hop ABCs: A Weird Al wish list of potential parodies

The Hip Hop ABCs is all about lists . We've been running through the alphabet picking the best artist or group whose name starts with that letter.

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Related Topix: 'Weird Al' Yankovic, Pop/Rock, Best of 2007, Common, Hip-Hop, Dr. Dre, Rap, Black Entertainment

5 hrs ago | ABC News

Lab Who Walked 30 Miles Back Home Adopted

An aging Labrador retriever who walked 30 miles back to a Kansas family who didn't want her took a private jet to her new home with a Florida heiress.

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Related Topix: Chautauqua County, KS

9 hrs ago | WSRZ

Bear Saves Drowning Crow

This video, filmed at the Budapest Zoo, shows a bear saving a fallen crow. The crow landed in the water of the bear's enclosure.

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10 hrs ago | WELI-AM Hamden

Fan With No Arms Throws Out First Pitch

Lifelong baseball fan Tom Willis, born armless, takes the mound, grips the ball with his foot and hurls the ceremonial first pitch.

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11 hrs ago | 941zbq.com

'Batkid Begins' Tells The Touching Story of How One Boy Conquered Evil

'Batkid Begins' follows the events leading up to the day Batkid saved San Francisco and what happens when an event goes unintentionally viral.

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15 hrs ago | The Gater 98.7 FM

Grammar Blogger Fired Over 'Homo' in 'Homophones'

You've heard of homophobia. Now comes homophonia. The Salt Lake Tribune has the strange story of a social-media specialist who got fired after writing a blog post about homophones-the grammatical term referring to words that sound the same but are spelled differently, like too and two.

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Related Topix: Blog News

16 hrs ago | WOBB-FM Albany

Julia Roberts Plays' Face Balls' With Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Fallon unveiled a new game on Thursday's "Tonight Show" called 'Face Balls," and the first contestant was none other than his guest Julia Roberts .

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18 hrs ago | Contra Costa Times

Fisherman's wharf restaurant fields angry calls after Monterey eatery ...

A San Francisco restaurant says it is receiving angry calls and emails from members of the public who have confused it with a Monterey restaurant that recently drew news coverage for its ban on noisy children.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

22 hrs ago | ABC News

Prize-Winning Goat Disappears From Colorado Fair

Police in Greeley, Colorado, are investigating who's got the goat - a grand champion animal that vanished this week from a county fair.

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Related Topix: Greeley, CO

Thu Jul 31, 2014

The Arizona Republic

Hundreds of cats overrun island near Buffalo

A small island near Buffalo has a big cat problem thanks to people who have abandoned felines there over the years.

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Related Topix: North Tonawanda, NY, Tonawanda, NY

NBC Connecticut

Zoo Gets Fruit From Flipped Truck

The elephants, giraffes and bears at the Oakland Zoo got to nosh on African jackfruit and bananas Wednesday thanks to a overturned big rig that dumped 60,000 pounds of fruit in Livermore near the Altamont Pass earlier in the week.

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Related Topix: Life, Fruits, Food, Livermore, CA, Non-Profit, Alameda County, CA, Oakland, CA

The Modesto Bee

Grandma thanks Idaho trooper for traffic stop

The woman wrote that Officer Mike Nielsen made the stop a good experience for her grandchildren by talking with them calmly and giving them stickers.

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Related Topix: Modesto, CA

Chicagos 103.5 KISS FM

Flying Highway Hatchet Lodges in Car's Dashboard

Car passengers on I-95 in Massachusetts survived one of the weirder road hazards you'll ever see: An ax fell off a landscaping truck directly in front of the car, smashed into the windshield, and lodged itself in the dashboard, reports CBS Boston .

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Related Topix: Topsfield, MA

Chicagos 103.5 KISS FM

This Year's Craziest Restaurant Meal: 3.5K Calories

Nearly 3,550 calories for a burger, fries, and shake sounds about right-if it's one of the meals called out on a watchdog group's annual list of fatty, sugary, calorie-heavy foods served at US chain restaurants.

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NBC Washington

Thousands of Blue Sea Creatures Wash Up on Calif. Beaches

Social media is teeming with pictures of small bright blue sea creatures washing up all over California beaches, with sightings reported in Humboldt County, Monterey and Ocean Beach.

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Related Topix: California Government, California

KRMG-AM Tulsa

Man arrested after talking to bushes, shrubs

However, earlier that night, Norman was seen stumbling around a parking lot and carrying on a heck of a conversation with several bushes and shrubs.

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Related Topix: Hickory, NC

Wed Jul 30, 2014

KBCI CBS 2

Man buys 2 $1 million lottery tickets in 3 months

An Indianapolis man has won two $1 million lottery prizes in the past three months.

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Related Topix: Lottery, Indiana

Country 92.5 FM

300 Guests Brawl in Giant Wedding Fight

A huge fight erupted at a New Jersey wedding this weekend, with 300 guests involved in the tussle as police struggled to control the situation.

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Related Topix: Asbury Park, NJ

Q95.com

The prankster claimed somebody dropped a cherry bomb down the toilet causing the massive flood

In California, a major cleanup continues around UCLA after a water main break flooded the campus and nearby streets with millions of gallons of water.

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The Modesto Bee

Police: Naked intruder fell asleep in couple's bed

Investigators say 30-year-old Freddy Shelby of Albuquerque was arrested Sunday after the homeowners called police to report their unwanted mystery guest.

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Related Topix: Modesto, CA

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