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Unclear on the Concept

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Field Report

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New World Order

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Unclear on the Concept

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Corey Harris, 44, attended his pre-trial hearing on driving with a suspended license remotely, over Zoom, on May 15

Great Art

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The 31-year-old said she originally taught herself to paint with both hands, "to go quicker." When someone challenged her to try painting with her feet, she accepted.

Creme de la Weird

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On April 28, the slide washed up right in front of the beachside home in Belle Harbor, Queens, of Jake Bissell-Linsk, who happens to be the attorney who filed a federal lawsuit against Boeing after the Alaska Airlines door blowout in January.

Boom!

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In Holladay, Utah, authorities were summoned to a home on April 23 to advise a homeowner on how to dispose of "a lot" of explosives, including "ancient dynamite" that had been in the family for "generations and generations."

Compelling Explanation

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Witnesses said Sanders is a regular user of methamphetamine, which ramps up his Bigfoot rhetoric.

Boom!

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She told him there were two safes, and he left to investigate. While he was out of the room, Jenneiahn dragged herself and the chair into her bedroom and got her .357 Magnum revolver, which she hid on a nearby couch after returning to the living room.

Democracy in Action

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Some American voters would like to see literally anybody else on the ballot—and Literally Anybody Else, of North Richland Hills, Texas, wants to give them that chance.

Creme de la Weird

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NBC News reported on March 21 about a Tennessee man suffering from prosopometamorphopsia, also known as PMO—a neurological disorder that causes victims to perceive faces in distorted shapes, size, texture or color.

Wait, What?

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Deputy chief physician of pediatric neurosurgery Dr. Li at Hangzhou Children's Hospital in China shared a video on social media on March 11 after a baby boy was born sporting a 4-inch-long tail, WION reported.

Creme de la Weird

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Between 2013 and 2021, court documents said, he conspired with others to create a large hybrid species of sheep that would garner higher prices from shooting preserves.

That's Sporting

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On the first day, musher Jesse Holmes went mano-a-mano with a moose that became aggressive toward his dogs on the trail.

Expectations: Unmanaged

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The event, which promised Willy Wonka-themed chocolate fountains, performances by Oompa Loompas and "optical marvels," turned out to offer just a few jelly beans and a nearly empty warehouse.

Wait, How Many?

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And you thought your glovebox full of unpaid parking tickets was impressive.

Wait, What?

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In Atkinson, New Hampshire, a new business is stirring up controversy: The Diaper Spa is a haven for adults who role-play as children.

News You Can Use

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Researchers at Western Sydney University have revealed results of a study showing that frequent nose-pickers may have a higher probability of developing Alzheimer's disease.

No Longer Weird

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It's that time of year again, and the Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center in South Jersey is stepping up in a feline sort of way.

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