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{FD} Democrat mocked for ‘worst campaign ad ever’

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Democrat Dan Helmer, a candidate for Virginia’s 10th congressional district, released a campaign ad Monday entitled “Helmer Zone” that is being ripped across the board by journalists as one of the “worst ever” political ads. Continue reading

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{FD} California grandpa throws man off roof to end hours-long police standoff

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A California grandfather took matters into his own hands when a stranger jumping on rooftops caused an hours-long police standoff on Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Kansas City man drops $3G diamond ring into pond during proposal

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A Missouri man hoping to spend the rest of his life with his girlfriend took an unexpected plunge when he dropped his $3G diamond ring into the pond during his proposal. Continue reading

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{FD} California man pees on deputy while being arrested for drug possession, cops say

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A Sacramento man was arrested on drug charges after he was seen loitering and acting strangely in a nearby nature reserve. Continue reading

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{FD} Irma birds: Photo of parrots outside Miami hotel goes viral

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The image was taken while the duo were perched outside the 22nd floor of the Miami Marriott Dadeland. Continue reading

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{FD} As Irma arrives, animals are hauled off to jail — for protection

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Being prepared for Hurricane Irma wasn’t just about protecting humans and buildings; from zoos to refuges to shelters, getting animals ready for the storm was a top priority as well. Continue reading

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{FD} Sharks found in NY home’s basement pool

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Seven live sharks and three dead ones have been seized from a pool in the basement of a home in New York’s Hudson Valley. Continue reading

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{FD} Russian taxi drivers fired for green-dye smearing of women

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Two Russian taxi drivers were fired after a video of them forcing women to smear their faces with green antiseptic dye – allegedly as punishment for not paying – went viral. Continue reading

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{FD} Tiger shot dead after running loose on Georgia highway

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A tiger was shot dead Wednesday morning after several residents reported the animal running loose on a Georgia highway and attacking a neighborhood dog, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} British girl finds her own ‘Excalibur’ in legendary pool

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A young British girl swimming at a lake in the United Kingdom believed to hold the legendary King Arthur’s famous sword happened upon a shiny sword herself. Continue reading

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{FD} Spiderman the monkey dead at 43, New York zoo says

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Spiderman the monkey has died, the Seneca Park Zoo wrote on Facebook. He was 43 years old. Continue reading

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{FD} Massachusetts library asks residents to refrain from paying late fees with Chuck E. Cheese tokens

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The Peabody Institute Library in Danvers, Mass., posted on Facebook Wednesday that it cannot accept Chuck E. Cheese tokens or Canadian coins to pay late fees. Continue reading

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{FD} Kidnapped woman gets away after abductors can’t operate stick shift

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A 20-year-old college student in Columbia, South Carolina, was able to escape her kidnappers after they couldn’t figure out how to drive her car’s stick shift, according to reports. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas man claims he was assaulted after hitting himself with cinder block, report says

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A man in Texas is behind bars after he falsely claimed he was assaulted by another man, but actually assaulted himself. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas woman records alligators swimming in flooded backyard

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A Texas woman facing flooding from Harvey posted video of two alligators swimming through her through backyard. Continue reading

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{FD} Harvey the hurricane hawk rides out storm with Houston family

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As Hurricane Harvey tore into Texas, residents looking for a bit of levity tuned in to check out Harvey the Hawk – the unofficial mascot of the massive storm. Continue reading

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{FD} California teen charged with trying to smuggle tiger cub into US

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A California teenager said he was arrested Wednesday after he attempted to smuggle a tiger cub he bought for $300 in Tijuana into the United States. Continue reading

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{FD} Hawk trying to grab snake caused 40-acre brush fire in Montana, fire crews say

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Wildlife that came into contact with electrical equipment caused a brush fire in Black Eagle, Montana, Wednesday morning. Continue reading

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{FD} Upset over drug use on property, owner torches trailer home

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Authorities say an Ohio property owner admitted setting his vacant trailer home on fire because he’s tired of renting it to people addicted to drugs. Continue reading

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{FD} German police hunt for Nutella, truck carrying 22 tons of the spread

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Police say a semi-trailer full of chocolate has been stolen in a small central German town and are calling on witnesses who may have seen the sweet-toothed thieves. Continue reading

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{FD} Grandmother, 50, dies from blood clot after marrying convicted US killer

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A British grandmother who married a convicted American killer, crossed the Atlantic to visit him scores of times and exchanged 12,000 letters with him died in May from a freak blood clot, a new inquest found. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida family finds 6-foot boa constrictor that had been living in attic for years

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A Florida family didn’t have to worry about snakes on a plane, but instead a 6-foot boa constrictor in the home’s attic that went unnoticed for the last few years — a bizarre incident they say happens “only in Florida!”  Bob van der Herchen told WFLA on Monday his wife and son complained about noise coming from the attic of their Englewood home for years, but didn’t think much of it. Continue reading

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{FD} Knife-wielding man who robbed Texas Walgreens is identified by distinct face tattoo

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A man who was arrested for robbing a Walgreens in Harris County, Texas, has been identified due to his distinct and unique face tattoo. Continue reading

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{FD} Raccoon gets head stuck in peanut butter jar at New York home

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A raccoon scavenging for a sweet treat got into a sticky situation on Sunday when its head became stuck in a peanut butter jar, causing it to frantically run around a New York lawn as the homeowner waited for cops to arrive. Continue reading

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{FD} Parakeet rescued after Oregon rollover crash

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A parakeet and its owner are recovering after a rollover crash on Highway 26 in Oregon. Continue reading

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{FD} Iowa man tries to deposit million-dollar bill, gets arrested for drugs

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An Iowa man was arrested after police allegedly found the man carrying meth as he tried to deposit a million-dollar bill into his bank account. Continue reading

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{FD} Arizona man stranded in desert for 3 days with only water and beer

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An Arizona man wanted to go on an adventure and visit a new town up north, but he ended up getting lost and stuck in the desert for just about 72 hours. Continue reading

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{FD} Pig headed to auction jumps from trailer onto Washington interstate

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Washington State Highway Patrol says a large pig headed to auction jumped from a trailer on Interstate 5 near Federal Way on Saturday morning. Continue reading

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{FD} Connecticut boy wakes up to find skunk in his bed

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Hamden Police say the 13-year-old was awoken in his upstairs bedroom by the skunk, which had climbed into bed with him. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Sugardaddy,’ 73, seeking ‘sugarbaby’ banned from Florida beaches

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A 73-year-old Florida man has been banned from several Florida beaches after a parent complained about business cards he was handing out that read, “Sugardaddy seeking his sugarbaby.” Continue reading

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{FD} Tarantula in kitchen frightens California family

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A Scripps Ranch, Calif., family got quite a surprise when they found a tarantula on their kitchen cabinet Tuesday night. Continue reading

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{FD} ***** home invader tries to shower with woman, then cleans dirty dishes, cops say

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A home intruder made himself comfortable inside a New Jersey residence Wednesday morning, stripping off his clothes and trying to get in the shower with someone inside before cleaning dirty dishes in the sink, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} World War II-era hand grenade removed from Arizona construction site

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Officials with the Coconino County Sheriff’s office said a World War II-era hand grenade was removed from a construction area in Bellemont, a town approximately 13 miles west of Flagstaff, Arizona. Continue reading

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{FD} Chihuahua named ‘Hey Man’ found dangling from Florida roof

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Orange County Animal Services has filed a petition for custody of a Chihuahua, after video surfaced which appears to show the puppy hanging by a leash from the roof of a Winter Garden home. Continue reading

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{FD} Drowning bald eagle rescued by Maine lobstermen

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A bald eagle swimming in the Atlantic Ocean nearly drowned last week — until two lobstermen spotted the struggling bird off the Maine coast and swooped in to help it. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Jerk’ rooster needs new home, frustrated Michigan owner claims in Facebook post

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If you’re in the market for a rooster, a woman in Michigan has one she’s looking to give away. Continue reading

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{FD} Elderly woman kills copperhead snakes with shotgun, shovel and rake handle

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A 72-year-old Oklahoma woman refused to let 11 copperhead snakes slither under her home unchecked Friday, using a shotgun, shovel and rake handle to crush and blast the critters to death. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida man finds black bear sleeping at his doorstep

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A Florida man came home to find something “beary” surprising outside his door. Continue reading

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{FD} Monster check: Local Colorado police officer helps 4-year-old inspect new home

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Convinced there were monsters in her new home, one 4-year-old in Colorado seized control, seeking help from local police to roust them out. Continue reading

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{FD} Wyoming police get big surprise after panhandler Facebook post

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Police in Wyoming never expected a Facebook post about giving money to panhandlers to go viral. Continue reading

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{FD} Ohio woman calls 911 saying, ‘I have a boa constrictor stuck to my face’

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An Ohio woman called 911 in a panic Thursday afternoon with ample reason: A 5-foot-6-inch boa constrictor she had rescued a day earlier had wrapped itself around her neck, was biting her face and wouldn’t let go. Continue reading

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{FD} Monstrous mako shark hops on boat, gets itself stuck, dramatic video shows

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A huge mako shark got himself into a sticky situation earlier this month after the razor-toothed fish hopped onto a boat off the coast of Long Island, N.Y., and got caught in the boat’s guard rail, a terrifying video shows. Continue reading

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{FD} One-armed machete-wielding man arrested by Maine State Police

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A Hollis, Maine, man allegedly wore a clown mask this week while walking around with a machete duct-taped to the spot where his arm had been amputated. Continue reading

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{FD} Stubbs, an Alaska town’s honorary cat mayor, has died

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Stubbs, the honorary feline mayor of the Alaska town of Talkeetna, has died at the age of 20. Continue reading

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{FD} Wisconsin floods ruin all the cash at 1 bank

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A Burlington, Wisconsin, bank announced in a Facebook post last week that it was open again, after flood water hit its vault and ruined the money inside, WISN reported Monday. Continue reading

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{FD} That stinks! Man seeking dropped phone falls in trash chute

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A man looking for a dropped cellphone ended up in a stinky situation, tumbling into a building’s trash chute where he had to be rescued. Continue reading

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{FD} NJ fishing crew reels in monstrous shark to possibly set new state record

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A fishing crew reeled in a 926-pound shark on Saturday off the New Jersey coast, possibly the largest catch in the state history. Continue reading

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{FD} West Virginia brothers, ages 5 and 2, crash mom’s car during joy ride

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Two toddlers are safe after taking a joyride in their mother’s car in West Virginia, before crashing into an embankment. Continue reading

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{FD} Underage party girl endures ultimate ‘walk of shame’

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A 20-year-old girl fell asleep at a New York City bar and was trapped inside until police let her loose. Continue reading

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{FD} Swedes name new rail Trainy McTrainface after UK voters reject Boaty McBoatface

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The newly named express train won a public vote and will be unveiled in Gothenberg this fall. Continue reading

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