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Cocaine Transport Device: Fake Bananas

March 26, 2017 |

Spanish police have arrested two men for allegedly transporting large quantities of cocaine inside fake bananas, the AP reports. Spain’s civil guard made the arrests Sunday after an investigation was started in November when agents discovered the drugs in a shipment of bananas. Among the real bananas, police found 57…
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FBI Searching for Teen Who May Have Been Tossed in Gator Pit

March 26, 2017 |

Brittanee Drexel was 17 years old when she went missing while on spring break in Myrtle Beach in 2009; police believe she was murdered, but a body has never been found. But since Friday morning, FBI agents have been searching the woods at the end of a dusty dirt road…
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As Protests Sweep Russia, Top Putin Critic Is Arrested

March 26, 2017 |

Protests against Kremlin corruption swept across Russia on Sunday, with thousands gathering in one Moscow square alone where opposition leader Alexei Navalny was arrested, reports CNN . Navalny sought to downplay his arrest—though between 100 and 200 were said to have been detained—tweeting, “Today we are discussing (and condemning)…
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Accident Puts Kibosh on Uber’s Self-Driving Test Cars

March 26, 2017 |

Uber is abruptly pulling the plug on its self-driving cars after what appears to be an accident caused by human error, reports Bloomberg , which calls the development “the latest incident for a company reeling from multiple crises.” An Uber vehicle wrecked in dramatic fashion , flipping on its side after another…
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UK Wants London Attacker’s WhatsApp Message

March 26, 2017 |

Westminster Bridge attacker Khalid Masood sent a WhatsApp message that cannot be accessed because it was encrypted by the popular messaging service, a top British security official said Sunday. British press reports suggest Masood used the messaging service just minutes before a rampage Wednesday that left three pedestrians and one…
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Sprint Car Driver Killed in Horrific Wreck

March 26, 2017 |

Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida, reports the AP , after he locked wheels with another car, went airborne, spun 180 degrees, and hit a retaining wall. Medics attempted to treat him but he was pronounced dead. He was 42. “Desoto Speedway owners and staff…
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Trump Is Hitting Republicans Hard

March 26, 2017 |

President Trump is attacking conservative lawmakers after the Republican bill to replace ObamaCare went down in flames on Friday, reports the AP . Trump tweeted Sunday morning: “Democrats are smiling in D.C. that the Freedom Caucus, with the help of Club For Growth and Heritage, have saved Planned Parenthood &…
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Idaho Woman Hits Deer, Has Creative Excuse

March 26, 2017 |

A northern Idaho woman told police she crashed into a deer because she was distracted by a sasquatch in her rearview mirror, reports the AP . The Moscow-Pullman Daily News reports that the 50-year-old Tensed woman was driving south on US Highway 95 on Wednesday when she struck a deer near…
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Science’s Surprising Discovery: Lungs Aren’t Just for Breathing

March 26, 2017 |

All this time we thought lungs were just for breathing. It turns out they also play a key role in how blood is formed, suggests a study in Nature out of the University of California-San Francisco. Scientists studying the lungs of mice discovered to their surprise that the lungs produced…
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15 Shot, 1 Killed at Cincinnati Nightclub

March 26, 2017 |

At least two people opened fire inside a crowded nightclub early Sunday, killing one person and wounding more than a dozen others in what authorities described as a chaotic scene, reports the AP . It was not clear what prompted the shooting at the Cameo club about 1:30am, and authorities…
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