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Study of Shrimp Has an Unwelcome Surprise

May 6, 2019 |

How’s this for an unwelcome surprise in a study of freshwater shrimp: Every one tested in a study of 15 different sites in Britain’s rural Suffolk County had traces of cocaine, reports the Guardian . Oh, and traces of the drug ketamine were widespread. Also showing up: a long-banned pesticide called…
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Post-BMAs, a Surprise Celeb Wedding in Vegas

May 2, 2019 |

Frank Sinatra and Mia Farrow, Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, and now … Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner. These are all couples who wed in Las Vegas’ Little White Wedding Chapel, with that last couple joining the list on Wednesday night. People reports the 29-year-old singer and the 23-year-old Game…
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For Jenna Bush, Another Today Surprise

April 22, 2019 |

It’s shaping up to be quite a year for the 10am hosts of the Today show. Newly named co-host Jenna Bush Hager revealed Monday that she’s pregnant with her third child, per Today . News of the presidential grandchild/great-grandchild comes less than a week after co-host Hoda Kotb announced that she…
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At WWE’s Hall of Fame Event, a Surprise Tackle

April 7, 2019 |

As the WWE was putting on its Hall of Fame ceremony on Saturday night, it was besieged by a very WWE moment: A spectator ran into the ring and tackled Bret “the Hitman” Hart as he was giving a speech at the Barclays Center, reports the AP . CNN identifies the…
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In Surprise, Trump Reverses Sanctions on North Korea

March 22, 2019 |

President is reversing his administration’s decision to slap new sanctions on North Korea and ordering them withdrawn. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders says Trump “likes Chairman Kim and he doesn’t think these sanctions will be necessary,” per the AP . Trump himself addressed the move on Twitter : “It was announced…
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In a Surprise, Giant Sunfish Washes Ashore in California

March 1, 2019 |

A big sea creature that washed ashore in Southern California has been identified as a hoodwinker sunfish, a recently identified rare species thought to live only in the Southern Hemisphere. The University of California, Santa Barbara, says the fish was spotted last week at Sands Beach in the university’s Coal…
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Snowplow Hits Buried Car, Then a Bigger Surprise

February 28, 2019 |

A snowplow driver in South Lake Tahoe, California, may have saved a woman’s life by accidentally hitting her buried car. When he heard the collision, the snowplow operator called police, and he helped authorities dig the car out so it could be towed. It was only when they saw a…
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White House Press Corps Gets Rude Surprise in Vietnam

February 26, 2019 |

President Trump has arrived in Vietnam for his summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, and he’s already out with a tweet . “Thank you to all of the people for the great reception in Hanoi,” he wrote. “Tremendous crowds, and so much love!” Kim preceded him , and the White House…
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Surprise Reversal in North Carolina’s Ballot Fraud Inquiry

February 21, 2019 |

North Carolina’s elections board Thursday ordered a new election in the nation’s last undecided congressional race after the Republican candidate conceded his lead was tainted by evidence of ballot-tampering by political operatives working for him. The State Board of Elections voted 5-0 in favor of a do-over in the mostly…
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Surprise Testimony From Candidate’s Son: I Warned Dad

February 21, 2019 |

Not the usual kind of testimony heard before a state elections board: “I love my dad and I love my mom,” John Harris told North Carolina officials Wednesday. “I certainly have no vendetta against them, no family scores to settle, OK? I think they made mistakes in this process.” More…
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