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at 08:56 on November 21, 2014, EST.

Furry mystery: New Mexico woman's kitten that ran away on Halloween somehow ends up in Maine

WESTBROOK, Maine - A New Mexico woman's missing kitten has been located in Maine, although exactly how the feline made the 2,300-mile trip remains a mystery.

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at 21:04 on November 20, 2014, EST.

No nut too tough: Oregon holiday festival commissions 41-foot, 16,000-pound nutcracker

ROSEBURG, Ore. - Sponsors of the annual holiday festival near Roseburg have commissioned a whopper of a centerpiece — a wooden nutcracker intended to stand 41 feet tall, weigh more than 16,000 pounds and work its jaw with enough force to crush coconuts.

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at 17:02 on November 19, 2014, EST.

Cuban couple domesticates large Caribbean rodents called hutias

BAINOA, Cuba - Some people keep guinea pigs or hamsters as pets.

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at 10:27 on November 18, 2014, EST.

Police: New Mexico theft suspect tried to escape by climbing through hospital's ceiling tiles

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - New Mexico State Police say a woman suspected of stealing a vehicle tried to escape from custody by climbing through ceiling tiles at a hospital where she was being treated.

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at 15:28 on November 14, 2014, EST.

Biology class test with question referring to 'big bootie' pulled from Charlotte high school

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Officials in a North Carolina school district have pulled a class assignment in a genetics test that referred to a "big bootie."

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at 15:28 on November 13, 2014, EST.

Maternal bonds: Florida woman and her daughter both give birth at same hospital on same day

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A Florida mother and daughter have given a new meaning to family togetherness: Both women gave birth at the same hospital on the same day.

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at 15:24 on November 13, 2014, EST.

Not dead: Michigan man has to convince election workers he's not dead before voting

LEE TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Dale Hopfinger ran into a problem while trying to vote in Michigan: He was told he was dead.

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at 08:56 on November 13, 2014, EST.

Tennessee sheriff pays ransom after malware locks officers out of computer case files

DICKSON, Tenn. - The Dickson County Sheriff's Office in Middle Tennessee ended up paying a ransom after a malicious computer program blocked access to their files.

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at 22:29 on November 12, 2014, EST.

Authorities say underwear bandit stealing women's under garments in Alaska town

KODIAK, Alaska - An underwear bandit is actively stealing women's undergarments in Kodiak, Alaska.

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at 21:52 on November 12, 2014, EST.

Tractor-trailer gets stuck on pedestrian walkway in Milwaukee park, driver blames GPS

MILWAUKEE - A man who drove his tractor-trailer onto a walkway at a Milwaukee park, getting it stuck on a foot bridge, says his GPS device is to blame.

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at 14:02 on November 12, 2014, EST.

Alabama 4-year-old who climbed 50 feet up tree on a dare is rescued by crew with bucket truck

DOTHAN, Ala. - A 4-year-old Alabama boy who climbed 50 feet up a tree on a dare from his big brother had to be rescued after he got stuck for about two hours.

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at 15:01 on November 11, 2014, EST.

Maine man says he was 'foolish' when he inadvertently broke into flower shop

PORTLAND, Maine - A Maine man who authorities originally said fell to the sidewalk while rappelling down a fire escape after breaking into a Portland flower shop was actually part of a stunt that had gone awry.

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