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Fight with spider ends with police being called

A report of a potential violent domestic disturbance turned out to instead be one desperate Australian man's attempts to kill a "rather large" spider.

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Man pleads guilty to stealing brain samples, other tissue

A man who admitted to stealing human brain samples has been sentenced.

Darth Vader robs Florida store

An armed would-be robber dressed as Darth Vader was arrested shortly after an altercation with a convenience store clerk Sunday night.

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Weather instrument falls from sky, bomb squad called in

An instrument used by the National Weather Service fell out of the sky in Philadelphia causing the bomb squad to check things out

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Thieves steal $20,000 worth of Legos

Somebody took the rumored Lego shortage this holiday season very seriously.

Winnie-the-Pooh's skull goes on display, reveals sweet tooth

Winnie-the-Pooh's skull goes on display

Fans of the adorable golden bear with an insatiable appetite for honey are in for a dose of reality.

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Kenyan motorists stuck in 3-day, 30-mile traffic jam

Think your evening commute is bad? Try being stuck in traffic for three days.

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Study: Men eating more to impress women

Keep calm and eat on.


Gator crashes Fla. students' picnic

An uninvited picnic guest from the reptile kingdom had a sandwich craving, and a group of University of Florida students wasn't about to stand in the way.

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Sheriff writes parking ticket to himself

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke spotted a car illegally parked in a handicap space, so he wrote a ticket.

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What to know: Laquan McDonald case

Protesters took to the streets of Chicago after police released a graphic dashcam video showing an officer shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. Here is what you need to know about the case.

Adele 25

Top 10 fastest-selling albums

Adele's "25" has topped the 15-year-old single-week sales record set by *NSYNC's "No Strings Attached," selling more than 2.5 million copies since its Friday release. Check out the rest of the top 10 fastest-selling albums in America.

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2015 Thanksgiving, Black Friday hours for major retailers

Black Friday is nearly here, although it will once again be more like "Black Thanksgiving" this year given store hours. Check out the store hours announced for 2015 by major retailers.


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