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1 hr ago | Boing Boing

True weird tale of a real-life forest hermit

"For nearly thirty years, a phantom haunted the woods of Central Maine. Unseen and unknown, he lived in secret, creeping into homes in the dead of night and surviving on what he could steal.

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5 hrs ago | Mirror.co.uk

This is WOMBAT! Adorable furry creature goes viral after being saved from death's door

Leah warmed hearts when she was rescued from the side of the road - now she's appeared in 300, Harry Potter and Game of Thrones Leah was found shivering inside her dead mother's pouch at the side of an Australian road and owes her life to a curious passer-by.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

KBCI CBS 2

Irony for the day: Virginia man named 'Stoner' busted on pot charges

A Virginia man with the last name Stoner is facing drug charges after police found more than $10,000 worth of marijuana plants at his home.

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Related Topix: Drugs

KBCI CBS 2

378 people 'pay it forward' at Florida Starbucks

A woman started an act of kindness chain that lasted for hours at a Starbucks drive-thru in Florida.

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Related Topix: Drink, Coffee

WFTV Orlando

Police: Man arrested after complaining he didn't get sex at strip club

A man from Montana called police to file a complaint. Instead, he ended up getting arrested.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

WFTV Orlando

Monster grouper swallows 4-foot shark whole

They were fishing off the coast of Bonita Springs earlier this month when one of the anglers hooked a shark about 4 feet long.

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KQJK

Lions Take on Crocodile In African Reserve

A pack of lions got into a fight with an angry crocodile at the Samburu National Reserve in Kenya.

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Related Topix: Kenya, Africa, World News

ABC News

Los Angeles Port Welcomes Massive Rubber Duck

A 60-foot-tall rubber duck sailed into port Wednesday to kick off the Tall Ships Festival LA.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

US News & World Report

George W. Bush takes ice bucket challenge

Former President George W. Bush took the ice bucket challenge then nominated former President Bill Clinton to do it next.

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Related Topix: W., George Bush

ABC News

Police Seek Mystery Pair in Selfies After Burglary

Authorities are looking for two people whose selfies appeared in the online storage account of a Southern California burglary victim.

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Related Topix: Los Angeles County, CA

CBS Local

Man Pleads Guilty To Killing Woman, Hiding Body In Car

A man accused of killing two women and hiding their bodies in cars found at Twin Cities area impound lots has pleaded guilty to one of the crimes.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

KRMG-AM Tulsa

86-year-old Utah woman writes romance novel

An 86-year-old Utah woman became a first-time novelist by writing a steamy romance novel about a bored housewife.

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Canada.com

Reevely: The strange rush to ban e-cigarettes

In this April 23, 2014, file photo, an electronic cigarette is demonstrated in Chicago.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic)

NBC New York

Navy Sailboat Put on Auction Block for $25

As part of a government liquidation, the U.S. Department of Defense is auctioning off a 50-foot sailboat to the highest bidder.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

NBC New York

Man Shows Up for Jail in T-shirt With Picture of His Mug Shot

A Maine man, who reported for a 48-hour jail sentence on Aug. 8, showed up wearing an orange T-shirt with a picture of his mug shot from his arrest on it.

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USA Today

Kuchar healthy again after bizarre back injury

Chalk this up to one of the more bizarre injuries in golf. Matt Kuchar missed the final major of the year when his back locked up on him from having to sit too long in traffic.

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Related Topix: More Sports, Golf, PGA Golf, Matt Kuchar, Golfers, PGA Championship, Ryder Cup, Jason Dufner, Tiger Woods

The Republic

Review: 'Love Is Strange" is tender, meandering

A gay couple who have been together for almost four decades are separated - at least physically - by factors beyond their control in "Love Is Strange," the latest tender and meandering exploration of human relationships from indie darling Ira Sachs .

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Related Topix: Keep the Lights On, Drama Movies, Forty Shades of Blue, Wedding

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Weird sea critters invade West Coast beaches

Thousands of strange sea creatures are washing ashore on California beaches, puzzling tourists and thrilling scientists quick to explain the phenomenon.

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Related Topix: Long Beach, CA, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Oxnard, CA

HOT 107.9

Why Birds Are Igniting in Midair Over California

A cutting-edge solar technology in California's Mojave Desert may have a bit too much cut.

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Related Topix: BrightSource Energy, Startups

WHAM-AM Rochester

The Next Trend? Try a 'Facekini'

Looking for hot new beachwear before the summer fades away? Then you might - or, let's face it, might not - try a facekini, one of those colorful masks that drew attention on Chinese beaches in 2012, Global Post reports.

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Related Topix: Chinese-American, Asian-American

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