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at 17:37 on December 20, 2014, EST.

Missing dog recovered by owner had been dyed to deceive, animal officials say

SAN JACINTO, Calif. - Coco, a reddish-brown pit bull with white markings, went missing from her Southern California home on Thanksgiving. Nearly a month later, she was found and reunited with her owners — but she was a different colour.

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at 09:08 on December 18, 2014, EST.

Unexpected stimulant: Berlin business finds 73 pounds of cocaine in Brazilian coffee delivery

BERLIN - A Berlin coffee business found stimulants it didn't expect in a shipment of unroasted coffee from Brazil: 33 kilos (nearly 73 pounds) of cocaine.

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at 10:02 on December 17, 2014, EST.

Mystery man hands out $100 bills to workers at pair of Massachusetts coffee shops

BARNSTABLE, Mass. - A generous mystery man has made the holiday season a little brighter for employees of two Massachusetts coffee shops.

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at 10:02 on December 17, 2014, EST.

Widow's rings fetch $21k for Salvation Army toy fund; buyer wants to return them to donor

BOSTON - Not even J.R.R. Tolkien could dream up rings as precious as these.

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at 11:31 on December 15, 2014, EST.

Massachusetts baby has the numerically significant birth time and date of 10:11, 12-13-14

WORCESTER, Mass. - A Massachusetts couple is celebrating the birth of their daughter with numerically unusual birth time and date.

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at 10:11 on December 12, 2014, EST.

Police: Would-be carjackers in Florida fled because they couldn't drive stick shift

OCALA, Fla. - Police in Florida say two would-be carjackers almost got away with a vehicle in Ocala but didn't know how to drive a stick shift.

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at 05:05 on December 12, 2014, EST.

Tappy holidays: New York's Genesee brewery builds Christmas tree out of 300 empty beer kegs

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - A western New York brewery has constructed a Christmas tree out of hundreds of beer kegs. All that's missing is the beer.

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at 14:02 on December 11, 2014, EST.

Tappy holidays: Rochester's Genesee brewery builds Christmas tree out of 300 empty kegs

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - A western New York brewery has constructed a Christmas tree out of hundreds of beer kegs. All that's missing is the beer.

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at 14:02 on December 11, 2014, EST.

Harvard professor apologizes to Chinese restaurant for email rant after being overcharged $4

BOSTON - A Harvard Business School instructor who blasted a Boston-area Chinese restaurant for overcharging him by $4 on a takeout order apologized Wednesday for a lengthy and widely publicized email exchange with restaurant management.

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at 14:02 on December 11, 2014, EST.

Police: 3 students accused of stealing fraternity's live chicken, eating it in dorm

BURLINGTON, Vt. - University of Vermont Police say three students are accused of stealing a chicken from a Burlington fraternity house, killing it and eating it at a dormitory.

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at 15:55 on December 10, 2014, EST.

Cagey canine eludes searchers for 5 months despite use of bacon, chicken, pet psychic

MONTPELIER, Vt. - Rotisserie chicken, bacon, dog toys, more than a dozen volunteers and even a psychic have not been enough to find Murphy, an elusive golden retriever whose owner's five-month search for the beloved animal has captivated one mountainous area of Vermont.

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at 12:04 on December 08, 2014, EST.

Deer breaks through New Jersey home's 2 front doors, ransacks bathroom as resident calls cops

GALLOWAY, N.J. - Police say a deer burst through the front doors of a New Jersey home, darted through the residence and ransacked the master bathroom.

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