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8 Aug. 2019
Numbers from a dream earn Maryland man $15,600 lottery jackpot
A Maryland man said a series of numbers that came to him in a dream proved lucky when they earned him a lottery prize of more than $15,000.
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7 Aug. 2019
Watch: Woman posing for photo with octopus bitten twice on the face
A Washington state woman participating in a fishing derby learned a valuable lesson when she posed for a photo with an octopus and the mollusk bit her on the face.
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2 Sep. 2019
Czech doctors deliver baby girl 117 days after mother’s brain-death
When a helicopter rushed an unconscious Czech woman who had suffered a severe stroke to hospital in April, her chances of survival were slim – and those of the fetus she had carried in her womb for 15 weeks little better.
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29 Aug. 2019
Amazon Echo link could be turning UK parents off the name Alexa
The number of parents in Britain calling their baby girls Alexa dropped by more than half last year, statistics showed on Thursday, possibly due to the link with Amazon Echo voice-controlled gadgets.
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11 Sep. 2019
French literati ponder ‘brexit’ dictionary entry
French literary types aghast at the political turmoil engulfing Britain as it seeks to leave the European Union launched a tongue-in-cheek Twitter campaign on Wednesday to add ‘Brexit’ to the national lexicon.
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8 Aug. 2019
Alaska man finds 50-year-old message in a bottle from Russian sailor
An Alaska man found a message in a bottle that had been tossed into the water by a sailor on a Russian fishing boat 50 years earlier.
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14 Sep. 2019
Thieves steal $5 million gold toilet from Britain’s Blenheim Palace
Burglars have stolen a fully-functional 18-carat gold toilet from Britain’s Blenheim Palace, where it had been installed as an art exhibit, police said on Saturday.
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30 Aug. 2019
Statue resembling Trump erected in Melania’s home country Slovenia
A large wooden sculpture that strongly resembles Donald Trump was erected this week in Slovenia, home country of Trump’s wife Melania, though its designer insists it is meant to represent a “statue of liberty”, not the U.S. president.
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2 Sep. 2019
UK PM Johnson to the rescue: girlfriend adopts a rescue puppy
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his girlfriend, Carrie Symonds, revealed on Monday that they had adopted a rescued Jack Russell puppy.
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8 Aug. 2019
Watch: One escaped zebra captured in Texas; another still missing
Police in Texas said one of two zebras that escaped from a ranch was safely captured while running loose in the streets, but the second African equine remained missing.
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15 Sep. 2019
If marathons weren’t hard enough already: strap a tree to your back
This Sunday in South Africa, an accountant, an entrepreneur and a boxing executive are among 20 friends running the Cape Town marathon – with saplings strapped to their backs.
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7 Aug. 2019
Watch: Bear breaks into car in Colorado, destroys interior
Police in Colorado are warning residents and visitors to lock the doors of their unattended vehicles after a bear broke into a car and shredded the interior.
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