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For sale: Prison

Looking for a place that can house hundreds? You're in luck.

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The World Egg Throwing Championship is a real thing

Be on the look out for flying eggs.

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World’s ‘ugliest’ dog crowned at California pageant

A plucky mixed breed with a humped back and pit bull heritage is the epitome of ugly excellence.

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Moviegoers flee theater after scary ‘Inside Out’ screening

An Ohio theater accidentally switched the feel-good Disney flick for a horror movie.

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‘Snickers Salad’ among this year’s new fair foods

How does a mac and cheese cupcake sound?

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The sewers in Seattle are going to pot

Just how much legal pot is being smoked in Washington state?

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Traffic help from ‘The Terminator’

Need directions to the nearest theater showing "Terminator: Genisys?" Arnold can help.

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Cowabunga, dude! Surfers set record

Ever wondered what 66 people on a surf board would look like?

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Here comes the bride, all dressed in … toilet paper?

The wedding dresses have it all - long trains, full layered skirts, floral appliqués, ruffles and sparkling bodices - and lots and lots of TP.

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Paramedics give new meaning to ‘drug running’

Four alleged smugglers are accused of using unusual vehicles to carry drugs into Britain — a fleet of ambulances.

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Police: Man drives himself to station, asks for DUI arrest

Authorities say a man drove under the influence of alcohol to a small-town Kentucky police station, where he requested that officers arrest him.

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There was no wolf, but the 3 little pig’s houses were removed anyway

Three mini houses modeled after the folktale have been removed from an Ohio roadside where a truck hauling 2,200 piglets crashed.

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Competitors put best foot forward for toe wrestling championship

Tip-toe through the tulips? Not for these athletes.

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The ‘Lumberjack Slam’ robber

Some people want a hearty breakfast before work.

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You know you’re pretty smart when …

For most high school seniors, deciding on a college comes down to one or two schools ... not one or two dozen.

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Spelling counts: Errors on signs cost county big bucks

A suburban Philadelphia county was victim to an embarrassing misspelling on 26 signs posted throughout the community.

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Let’s do lunch at the Cat Café

Diners will be able to eat with two dozen cats from the Humane Society circulating among the human patrons.

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Blame the bear

Those bears ... they'll do anything for honey.

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Senate Advances One-Month Budget, House Measure Fails

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The Illinois Senate has advanced a one-month spending plan that Democrats say will allow critical services to continue as Illinois enters a new fiscal year.

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Illini Women’s Basketball Program Faces Federal Lawsuit

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The university, the plaintiffs, and their attorneys declined to comment.

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Body Found at Springfield Hotel

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Springfield Police say they do not suspect foul play after a body was found inside a local hotel.

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Texas Congressman Backs Flynn in 18th District Race

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Texas Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert is on the stump for Mike Flynn.

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Former Treasurer’s Office Employees File Suit

Republican gubernatorial candidate State Treasurer Dan Rutherford participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

The suit is the latest chapter in a saga involving sexual harassment claims that undercut Rutherford's 2014 campaign for governor.