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420's Long, Strange Trip To Pot Holiday Began In California
Friday is April 20, or 4/20. That's the numerical code for marijuana's high holiday, a homage to pot's enduring appeal and universal slang for smoking.

Egypt's Mufti Issues Fatwa Against Buying Facebook 'Likes'
Egypt's top mufti has issued a fatwa, or a religious decree, saying that buying Facebook "likes" is prohibited under Islam because it's a form of fraud and deception.

2 Men Use Signs To Spread Happiness
Two New Hampshire men are trying to spread some positivity in Nashua with their feel-good signs.

WiFi Network Named 'Remote Detonator' Prompts Gym Evacuation
A Michigan gym patron looking for a WiFi connection found one named "remote detonator," prompting an evacuation and precautionary search of the facility by a bomb-sniffing dog.

Minnesota Firehouse Opens Doors During Blizzard For Prom
Firefighters came to the rescue for a group of Minnesota high school students when a blizzard struck during their prom.

Town Wants UFO Memorial Moved; Witness Objects
A memorial in a remote corner of Massachusetts that marks a 1969 UFO sighting has been ordered moved, but one man who experienced a close encounter is objecting.

Florida Man's Own Dashboard Camera Lands Him In Jail
A Florida man ended up in jail after his dashboard camera showed police more than he intended.

Mother's Obituary Helps Officers Nab 1981 Prison Escapee
Investigators say a woman's obituary helped federal agents capture her fugitive son nearly four decades after he escaped from an Oklahoma prison.

Mower, Tooth In A Box, Vishnu Doll In New Jersey Beach Trash
The bizarre trash items plucked from New Jersey's beaches last year might be enough to cause nausea or heartburn. But don't worry, a bottle of Pepto-Bismol was among the items collected.

Tiger Reported Running Through Streets Of New York _ Or Not
A false report of a tiger in the streets of New York has caused a social media frenzy.

Vermont Bistro Owner Offers Gift For Return Of Cutout
A Vermont restaurant owner is offering a $100 gift certificate to the person who returns a life-size cardboard cutout of himself that was stolen from an airport.

Handwritten Note Lands Man Volkswagen Bus Of His Dreams
A man has the car of his dreams eight years after he slipped a note inside the window of a blue 1971 Volkswagen bus that the then-16-year-old called his "future car."

Florida Python Devours Deer That Weighs Nearly 4 Lbs. More
Researchers studying invasive Burmese pythons in Florida came upon something they'd never seen before: an 11-foot-long python had consumed an entire deer that weighed more than the snake itself.

College Sues Former Student Who Refuses To Leave Dorm
A New York City college is trying to evict a former student who it says is illegally squatting in her dorm room.

Oops! Errant Email Said Students Who Vote Won't Have Finals
What's one way to get students to vote for a school bond measure? Promise them they won't have to take final exams.

Drunk Man Takes $1,600 Uber From West Virginia To New Jersey
A New Jersey man who got drunk in West Virginia and mistakenly ordered a $1,635 Uber ride back to his home state says the experience was "crazy."

Town Seeks $1 From Town For Increased School Budget
A Rhode Island school district is asking local taxpayers to dig deeper into their pockets to fund next year's school budget.

Martinez Calls In Camels To Get Nationals Over Playoff Hump
Hump day had a more tangible meaning for the Washington Nationals.

Massachusetts School To Keep 'Millionaires' Mascot Name
Students at a Massachusetts school want to remain Millionaires.

Hog Wild: Pigs Outnumber People In Denmark, No. 1 In Europe
Statistics show pigs are hogging the market in Europe as the largest livestock category and outnumber people in Denmark by more than two-to-one.

Bread To Brew: Maine Friars Closing Bakery To Open Taproom
Two Maine friars say they are closing down their iconic bakery to open up a brewery.

Jury Duty Anyone? North Carolina County Finds Few Takers
The judges, deputies and clerks showed up for court, but one key element was missing: No one had invited any jurors.

Damaged Ear Of Penn State Mascot's Statue Repaired
The damaged ear of a statue of the Pennsylvania State University mascot has been repaired.

Police: Man Stole Officer's Car, Used Credit Cards For Food
Connecticut police say a man stole a rookie officer's car and used his credit cards buy food at a Taco Bell and shop at Walmart.

'Unseen' Museum Exhibit To Depict Glow-In-The-Dark Creatures
Feel as though you're in the dark when it comes to the underwater world?

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Florida Python Devours Deer That Weighs Nearly 4 Lbs. More

College Sues Former Student Who Refuses To Leave Dorm

Oops! Errant Email Said Students Who Vote Won't Have Finals

Drunk Man Takes ,600 Uber From West Virginia To New Jersey

Town Seeks From Town For Increased School Budget