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Abe’s Iconic Hat May Disappear ‘Forever’

August 18, 2018 |

Abraham Lincoln’s iconic stovepipe hat is among items that may be auctioned off to meet a dire debt payment deadline, the Washington Post reports. Short a $ 9.7 million infusion, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum Foundation has approved the search for an auctioneer to sell the hat and…
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Officials Make Admission About Alien Life

August 18, 2018 |

The German government says it has made no preparations for the possibility that aliens might land in the European country, the AP reports. In a response to questions from opposition Green Party lawmaker Dieter Janecek, the government says “there are no protocols or plans for a possible first contact with…
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Rising Democratic Star Bans All Media From 2 Events

August 18, 2018 |

Seems President Trump isn’t the only one with media issues . Now rising Democratic star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has entirely banned reporters from two town-hall-style events, CNN reports. The congressional candidate hosted the “listening tour” community meetings last week—one in the Bronx on Wednesday and one in Queens on Sunday—where…
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Restaurant Owners Physically Threatened Over New Fry Shape

August 18, 2018 |

What has Leslie Parsons worried for her family’s safety? French-fry fury. Some customers are getting so worked up over the switch from crinkle-cut to straight-cut fries at Bolley’s Famous Franks in Waterville, Maine, that co-owner Parsons is posting online to ease the rage, Central Maine reports. “Within the last week,…
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GOP Insurgent Spends $1M to Challenge Incumbent

August 18, 2018 |

Years ago, orthopedic surgeon John Barrasso gave regular health advice on the evening television news, Wyoming-wide exposure that established a reputation as a mild, level-headed caregiver and helped launch his political career. Through 16 years in office, including two elections for the Wyoming Senate and two for the US Senate,…
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Mary Jo Buttafuoco: I Forgive ‘Long Island Lolita’

August 18, 2018 |

Would you forgive the “Long Island Lolita”? That, apparently, was Mary Jo Buttafuoco’s cross to bear. “For a long time … I hated her,” says the 63-year-old who was shot in the head by her husband’s mistress, Amy Fisher, back in 1992, reports Fox News . “I hated what she did,…
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Deadly Floods Trap Thousands

August 18, 2018 |

Thousands of stranded people were waiting for rescue Saturday and officials pleaded for more help as relentless monsoon floods battered the south Indian state of Kerala, where more than 190 have died in a little over a week and much of the state is partially submerged, the AP reports. Heavy…
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What We Assumed About Easter Island May Be Wrong

August 18, 2018 |

The tale of the demise of Easter Island’s people may have to be rewritten. The story has long held that infighting as resources ran out was one of the main drivers of the collapse, but a new study published in the Journal of Pacific Archaeology suggests a different scenario. CNN…
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16 Nurses at Same Hospital Are All Pregnant

August 18, 2018 |

A baby boom is brewing at a suburban Arizona hospital where 16 intensive care nurses recently discovered they are all pregnant, the AP reports. The nurses at Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa outside Phoenix joked Friday they thought there was something in the water when it became clear they…
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Young Girls Allegedly Killed by Dad Were ‘in Oil for 4 Days’

August 18, 2018 |

Confirmation came Friday from the Weld County Coroner’s Office that the three bodies found this week on a Colorado property belonging to Anadarko Petroleum were those of Shanann Watts and daughters Bella, 4, and Celeste, 3, whose father, Christopher Watts, was arrested Wednesday in connection with their deaths. While the…
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